Brendan Greene, creator of the popular online shooter Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG), talked about his plans for the title during a panel at PAX Aus. Even though he's previously discussed exploring a single-player campaign, the resources and time don't exist for one.
Private multiplayer matches will be added to Destiny 2 with a game update early next year, Bungie has confirmed. That's only one of a number of changes that'll be coming to the game. Bungie has also outlined its plan for increased rewards for completing strikes and other things.
FIFA and EA are bringing their partnership even further into the realm of esports. They've announced the first eWorld Cup, an esports replication of the World Cup, one of the largest sporting events. Qualifying tournaments are scheduled to run from November 2017 to July 2018.
Microsoft wasn't able to report particularly high Xbox One sales during fiscal Q1 2018, but it partly made up for that lack of revenue with Game Pass, a subscription service for video games. Revenue from gaming software and services grew 21%. Overall revenue was up 1%.
Steam gift cards are now available in digital form, removing the need for users to visit a store like GameStop or Best Buy to pick up a card. With the platform's new digital gift cards, you can spend money to buy a "card" that'll then transfer money into another person's account.
Quite a few people are being banned from Destiny 2 on PC and no one can figure out why. While it was initially speculated that the use of innocuous third-party software alongside the game was triggering the bans, Bungie has confirmed that's not the case.
A survival game spinoff of Metal Gear Solid 5, known as Metal Gear Survive, now has a release date. Konami has revealed it's going to become available on February 20, 2018 in the North American market and it'll reach Europe two days later. It was going to arrive this year.
Nintendo has revealed Animal Crossing is going to make its way to smartphones in November. A new title, Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp, allows people to build a campsite, construct facilities, and interact with friends. Many customization options are available.
Games that have no multiplayer component may come with a more complicated business model, says Xbox boss Shannon Loftis, but they're not dead. Because those titles end up limiting their revenue streams, it becomes riskier justifying large production budgets.
Sony PlayStation owners can now install another software update. The company is now rolling out PS4 update 5.01, but unfortunately, aside from some minor improvements, it doesn't bring anything new to the table. The update is 357.3 MB in size and according to Sony's official
Support for GameCube controllers has been added to the Nintendo Switch, enabling players to pick up their old controllers for use with the newer system. This support is included with firmware 4.0.0, which was mainly highlighted for its addition of USB headphone support.
With only one month of sales, Destiny 2 has already become the best-selling game of the year. NPD group says it's outperformed every other game even though the PC version hasn't even been out to contribute to its sales figures. It's also the third top title of the last 12 months.
Nintendo is releasing an SNES-styled 3DS XL in the United States market. The system was only given a European release when we heard about it a couple months ago, but now we know Americans will be able to buy it as well. It'll exclusively be sold through Amazon.
The first set of original Xbox games to work on the Xbox One via backwards compatibility will become available tomorrow. Microsoft has released a list of the titles that you'll be able to play in 1080p on your modern console. Some of the titles also feature widescreen support.
Among the things included in the Fall Creators Update for Windows 10 is TruePlay, a previously revealed anti-cheat feature that'll combat cheating in Universal Windows Platform games. It offers protection against "common" cheats. Games using it run in a protected mode.
Resident Evil 7 has now shipped more than 4 million copies, yet it's still failing to meet expectations. The game's latest shipment figure appeared on its website and it's up from the 3.5 million that was reported by Capcom in May 2017. It wanted to reach 4m by March 31.
During September, Nintendo Switch was the most selling gaming console in the United States, and Nintendo consoles were responsible for two-thirds of gaming hardware sales. On the other hands, the company is still improving the console with each new update and has now added a
Instant Games for Facebook Messenger can now offer in-app purchases and be monetized with ads, helping developers make money from their creations. The introduction of these monetization options is likely to boost development for the relatively small platform.
Star Wars Battlefront 2 probably isn't going to arrive on the Nintendo Switch, but there is still a chance it could. According to Motive Studios producer David Robillard, a Switch version of the game will be considered "if we see opportunities." Right now there's no release plan.
The Nintendo Switch outperformed Sony's PlayStation 4 and Microsoft's Xbox One during September in the US console market. A new report from NPD Group reveals it was the best-performing console last month and Nintendo was responsible for two-thirds of hardware sales.