What’s in the papers today?
As another week draws to a close, I’m here to bring you the biggest stories to peruse over your Saturday breakfast. It’s been fairly eventful this week, what with the Epic Store getting Division 2 as an exclusive, and Bungie splitting from Activision, so in case you missed it, read on…
Bungie and Activision have divorced
Originally reported on by Kotaku, Acitivision and Bungie have unexpectedly split away from each other, leaving Destiny fully in the latter’s hands. Make no mistake, it’s certainly a surprise, and while it’s definitely a blow for Activision, it could be a good thing for Destiny; they’ll still retain use of the Battle.net client, they’ll no longer be constrained by a yearly release schedule, and it’ll mean an end to apparent years of tensions between the two studios.
The writers of Bungie’s blog commented that “We have enjoyed a successful eight-year run and would like to thank Activision for their partnership on Destiny. Looking ahead, we’re excited to announce plans for Activision to transfer publishing rights for Destiny to Bungie. With our remarkable Destiny community, we are ready to publish on our own, while Activision will increase their focus on owned IP projects. The planned transition process is already underway in its early stages, with Bungie and Activision both committed to making sure the handoff is as seamless as possible.”
So what does the future hold? We’ll really have to wait and see. With thanks to Kotaku for the original story!
Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 won’t be available through Steam
As we found out on Wednesday, The Division 2 won’t be available on Steam – instead, it’ll be through Epic’s Store and Uplay. While it’s true they’ve got their hands on some independent exclusives, managing to land a AAA title so early on is definitely points in their
It’s the latest blow to Valve’s digital outlet, Steam, after Epic launched its store, apparently with the sole mission of ruining Valve’s day over and over again. First came the commission rates from Epic, offering developers an 88% return on games compared to the tighter margins offered by Steam. Then there was the string of exclusives Epic announced for its store, with indie titles Hades and Ashen. And now the new partnership between Epic and Ubisoft. Eurogamer has suggested that this new partnership will extend to all future Ubisoft titles, though it arrives a little too late for Far Cry New Dawn, which is still available through Steam.
As for playing with
The Resident Evil 2 Remake One-Shot demo – is out now
Since pretty much all of us at GGS are excited
The game itself releases January 25, 2019, for PS4, Xbox One, and PC.
Kingdom Hearts 3 will patch in the secret ending and the epilogue after launch
Ever since the game got leaked a few weeks back, Square Enix
#KingdomHearts III free game update release schedule— KINGDOM HEARTS (@KINGDOMHEARTS) January 11, 2019
Tuesday, January 29
Update 1.01 (several data fixes)
Memory Archive (videos)
*The Memory Archive option will be added to the game's title menu and can be viewed at any time.
They’re including something else in the update as well – The Memory Archive, which is a recap of the story up until 3 starts (much like our own recaps!) that can be viewed at any time you like.
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