We’ve been waiting a while to see what kind of announcement producer Adi Shankar had up his sleeve -- and in just a few more hours, he’ll have it for us. Shankar, who previously worked on the animated Castlevania series for Netflix, teased on Twitter that he will be making an announcement at 1 PM PDT -- and fans of The Legend of Zelda will want to pay close attention.
Subscription services are the future of gaming according to most major publishers. Companies like Microsoft and EA have already taken the plunge with services like Xbox Game Pass and Origin, and they won’t be the last. It seems Square Enix are among those hungrily eyeing the subscription model – the Japanese RPG publisher has released their latest earnings report, and it contains some interesting statements about where the company sees their core “HD games” business going.
I expected a lot of tests to be performed on the Nintendo Switch$299.00 at Amazon this week in the run up to its launch, but a taste test was not one of them. More specifically, those in possession of a Switch and games are tasting the game cartridges. And apparently they taste horrible, to the point where you want to but can't forget the nasty taste left in your mouth.
Ageing online survival game DayZ is finally launching a beta build, nearly five years after it first arrived as a standalone release. Up until now, DayZ has only been available in a version labelled as an Early Access alpha. Development progress has been slow, to put it lightly. But a fresh update from Bohemia Interactive lead producer Eugen Harton has laid out an ambitious plan - to freeze the deployment of new items and focus on "bugfixing, polishing and balancing" to get the game ready for a full version 1.0 release before the year's end.