Overwatch is likely going to receive at least three new maps during the course of 2017. Only two maps have been added to the game during the past 11 months. Director Jeff Kaplan confirmed in a forum thread that three standard maps are in development.
Blizzard may be working on a new mobile game, according to a job listing spotted by NeoGAF. The company is looking for a new software engineer who has a "passion for playing and making games -- especially mobile games." This suggest a new mobile title could be in the works.
Nintendo has recently officially discontinued the NES Classic and although there were some rumours that the production might start again, it's unlikely that will see new units. The company confirmed that the final shipments of the mini-console are reaching stores this month and
The next game in the Call of Duty series will officially be set in World War 2. Sledgehammer Games, which worked on Modern Warfare 3 and Advanced Warfare, is creating Call of Duty: WW2. The game was first rumored last month. No details are available.
To minimize the impact of trolls in Dota 2, Valve will require people verify their phone number before playing ranked matches. This requirement will go into effect on May 4, at which point a valid phone number must be entered. This will make it harder to have multiple accounts.
Nintendo is going to release a mini Classic Edition of the SNES later this year, reports Eurogamer. The console, which will be similar to the NES Classic Edition, is said to becoming "in time for Christmas this year." It may come out around November of this year.
Two new studios are being opened by Ubisoft and one is working on an "unannounced AAA project." Both development studios will open in Europe this year, one in Berlin, Germany and one in Bordeaux, France. The Berlin location is working on the AAA project.
Blizzard has made its original Starcraft game free to download ahead of the release of StarCraft Remastered. With the game's version 1.18 patch, it should run fine on new computers, though it won't have the upgraded graphics that come with the Remastered version.
Sony's 1 TB PS4 Slim console will be available in the United States market "this month," Sony has revealed. The console's upcoming US availability was announced on Twitter and we know the system will sell for $300. That price is the same as the 500 GB model.
Once it was revealed Nintendo would be discontinuing the NES Classic Edition, the console began selling much faster on eBay and resale values increased significantly. On April 13, eBay users were purchasing the system at a rate of one console per 2 minutes.
EA Access and Origin Access subscribers will be able to play Star Wars: Battlefront 2 a week ahead of everyone else later this year. Early access periods tend to start five days before a game's release, but that period will start 8 days early for Battlefront 2.
Only the console versions of Star Wars Battlefront 2 come with split-screen multiplayer, Electronic Arts has confirmed. PC players will be limited to playing with friends online. EA also didn't include split-screen multiplayer in the first Battlefront game for PC.
Star Wars Battlefront 2 will be out on PS4, PC, and Xbox One on November 17. The game's first full trailer has been released and the release date was confirmed during a Star Wars Celebration panel. Battlefront 2 pulls content from all three Star Wars eras, not just one.
Not many people thought that Nintendo could release such an interesting gaming console, but the company sold 906,000 units in the US and 2.4 million units worldwide in its first month. It is believed that Nintendo might sell around 7.2 million units in 2017
The Nintendo Switch is officially the fastest selling console in Nintendo's history. It sold 906,000 units in March alone, which Nintendo considers particularly good for a "non-traditional" console sale month like March. The Switch is doing better than most consoles.
Earlier this year, Nintendo announced that its extremely popular NES Classic Edition, which sold in 1.5 million units, is no longer available for sale and that the production has ended. Many were surprised why Nintendo did that, but reportedly the console could be coming back.
Besides launching new color option for the Joy-Con controllers and a new battery pack, Nintendo is also gearing up to start selling the console's docking station. Currently, the Switch dock is bundled as part of the console and is needed for connecting the console to the TV
Although it's only been out since late 2016 and is a popular product, Nintendo is discontinuing the NES Classic Edition in North America. If you weren't able to get it already, you may never get a new unit. The last shipments will reach North America this month.
The Xbox One and now the One S are great gaming consoles, but Sony's PlayStation 4 was always a step ahead. After years of catching up Sony, Microsoft believes it finally has something that would put its console on top and now it has confirmed the official launch date.
If you have been looking for more variety beyond the standard grey or red and blue version of the console, then this new color option might be for you. The company has now announced a new Neon Yellow Joy-Con variant as well as a Joy-Con battery strap.