A week’s worth of news in under 1000 words â€“ probably
You want the news, we have the news. So, if things like work or life got in the way of you hearing the biggest stories in videogames this week m you’re in luck. Get yourself a cup of tea, toast some crumpets, get back into bed, and read up on what you might’ve missed.
Behind the Games: Valve Acquires Campo Santo
During last weekend, Firewatch developers Campo Santo revealed that they were being bought up by Valve in a blog post.
The team were quick to add that the acquisition won’t have any impact on their development of new project In the Valley of the Gods. Instead, Campo Santo went on to say that the new partnership is one that’ll allow both groups more freedom to experiment with new games.
Monthly Free Games: PS Plus and Games with Gold for May Announced
It’s a tight one to call, but it looks like Xbox may have outdone Sony for the free games in the coming month, with blockbuster Metal Gear Solid 5 being the standout title. PS4 players can look forward to getting their hands on Beyond Two Souls in May, and already had the chance to get MGS5 for free a few months back, but the inclusion of Kojima’s for Xbox players will come as good news for those who missed it the first time around.
And Xbox players have a bit more good news for upcoming games. Off the back of success that Sea of Thieves had in rounding up new players when garriving on the Game Pass, Microsoft confirmed that the console debut of State of Decay 2 will be arriving on Game Pass in May.
And Finally… Quantic Dream are Suing French media
Whilst this week could easily have been a focus on Quantic Dream’s demo release of Detroit: Become Human. The demo took a backseat when Kotaku reported that the developer was in the process of suing journalists from French outlets Le Monde and Mediapart for stories concerning the work environment at Quantic dream.
Kotaku’s Jason Schreier confirmed that two journalists were dealing with paperwork about an upcoming court hearings concerning the articles that investigate allegations of sexual harassment bought to light by members of the management team.