EA, Bethesda & The Rest Of AAA Are NOT Getting Away With It Anymore…



It’s time for a postmortem on one of the vital misused issues that SHOULD have been good. A shopper victory in opposition to company AAA placing their builders below insane stress, and promoting clients down the river: roadmaps.
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MASSIVE Delays: The Cyberpunk 2077 Death March, FF7 & MORE | Sony Come To PC + Valve!



Delays have hit the business exhausting with quite a few key titles impacted! Index is promoting like loopy, Japan is likely to be getting an enormous evil in the case of controlling residents gaming habits, and extra, with torrent advertising, Son coming to PC, and much more!
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Sources as used:
SE DELAYS:
Final Fantasy Remake – https://square-enix-games.com/en_US/news/message-final-fantasy-vii-remake-development-team
Avengers – https://crystald.com/news/important-marvels-avengers-update

CYBERPUNK:
Delay – https://twitter.com/CDPROJEKTRED/status/1217861009446182912/photo/1
Crunch confirmed – https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2020-01-16-cyberpunk-2077-pushed-to-september
Crunch not required – https://kotaku.com/as-cyberpunk-2077-development-intensifies-cd-projekt-r-1834849725
Death March tweet – https://twitter.com/SimoRoth/status/1218121430572982272?s=20

WEIRD GAME PASS:
Outer Wilds Interview – https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2020-01-13-subscriptions-will-unlock-the-market-to-weirder-things-says-outer-wilds-dev

DANGER GAZERS:
Report – https://www.polygon.com/2020/1/13/21063660/danger-gazers-torrent-steam-sales-piracy

Steam Reviews – https://store.steampowered.com/app/1043150/Danger_Gazers/

JAPAN CURFEW:

Article- http://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/AJ202001110024.html

VALVE INDEX:
Road to VR – https://www.roadtovr.com/valve-index-sold-out-stock-half-life-alyx/?platform=hootsuite

PS EXPERIENCE:
Hand off supply – https://twitter.com/Futterish/status/1217110686528045061
Shawn Layden – https://www.cnet.com/news/sonys-shawn-layden-wants-fewer-bigger-playstation-games/?utm_source=reddit.com

PS EXCLUSIVES ON PC:
Horizon – https://kotaku.com/sources-horizon-zero-dawn-is-coming-to-pc-1841043569
Dreams – https://twitter.com/tomphillipsEG/status/1217919414626070547

OVERWATCH GOAT:
Tweet – https://twitter.com/overwatchleague/status/1217887996604768257

KEY Talent Is FLEEING Activision-Blizzard: Destroyed By Corporate Greed & Hubris


The Overwatch League is within the grips of a expertise disaster, with a number of big-name casters and analysts leaping ship one after one other. But, with the League’s first regional season solely weeks away and expertise dropping like flies, the query is: why?

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Nate Nanzer to epic https://www.theverge.com/2019/5/25/18639606/overwatch-league-commissioner-nate-nanzer-epic-games-for…
Pete Vlastelica arrival https://overwatchleague.com/en-us/news/23053241/meet-pete-the-new-commish

OWL is esports’ greatest gamble https://www.dexerto.com/overwatch/behind-the-scenes-at-the-owl-esports-biggest-gamble-part-one-13098…
Dafran criticises OWL casters https://www.dexerto.com/overwatch/dafran-explains-why-ex-owl-casters-are-an-overrated-gucci-brand-13…
What OWL must do to be good https://www.dexerto.com/overwatch/h3cz-explains-what-the-overwatch-league-needs-to-change-to-explode…

MonteCristo explains departure https://www.dexerto.com/overwatch/montecristo-explains-surprise-departure-from-the-overwatch-league-…
Nate Nanzer’s departure https://www.dexerto.com/overwatch/richard-lewis-an-analysis-nate-nanzer-leaving-overwatch-league-664…

Caster Exodus https://dotesports.com/overwatch/news/why-are-so-many-overwatch-league-casters-leaving
OWL analysts transfer to casting function for season 3 https://dotesports.com/overwatch/news/bren-and-sideshow-move-to-overwatch-league-casting

Malik tweet https://twitter.com/Malik4Play/status/1216897437710684160
Montecristo tweet https://twitter.com/MonteCristo/status/1212075339850993664
DoA tweet https://twitter.com/ggDoA/status/1212105805907910657
Semmler tweet https://twitter.com/OnFireSemmler/status/1216639034858053632
Puckett tweet https://twitter.com/MLGPuckett/status/1212468774684778497

OWL transient assertion on departures https://esportsobserver.com/overwatch-league-statement-talent/
OWL season Three schedule https://bnetcmsus-a.akamaihd.net/cms/content_entry_media/sj/SJ76PUAZCKL71566272656822.pdf
https://overwatchleague.com/en-us/news/23091086/2020-overwatch-league-schedule
London Spitfire homestand ticket web page https://www.ssearena.co.uk/events/detail/overwatch-league-london-spitfire-homestand

London Spitfire affirm Birmingham venue for second homestand weekend https://spitfire.overwatchleague.com/en-us/news/london-spitfire-reveals-the-nec-birmingham-as-venue-for-second-homestand-weekend

https://www.washingtonpost.com/video-games/esports/2020/01/07/account-montecristo-why-caster-wont-be-back-with-overwatch-league-2020/

https://www.theloadout.com/tournaments/overwatch-league/semmler-caster

https://kotaku.com/overwatch-league-commentators-are-jumping-ship-1840974259

Epic’s Battle Against Steam Just Got INTENSE: Numbers Revealed As Epic DOUBLES DOWN…


The Epic Games Store has formally been a part of our lives, for higher or worse, for a full yr. To have a good time Epic are displaying off some numbers, and fairly spectacular ones at that. Let’s discuss how these numbers got here to be, and importantly: what they imply for us.

Infographic https://assets.vg247.com/current//2020/01/epic_games_store_2019_Infographic_1.jpg

Epic Continuing Free Games
https://www.epicgames.com/store/en-US/news/epic-games-store-weekly-free-games-in-2020

VG247 writeup – third occasion spending and free video games to proceed in 2020 https://www.vg247.com/2020/01/14/epic-games-store-free-games-coming-2020-251-million-revenue/

Tim Sweeney quotes @ GameDaily https://gamedaily.biz/article/1502/epic-games-store-has-generated-680m-so-far-with-exclusives-being-…

gamesindustry.biz – $680m in participant spending https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2020-01-14-epic-games-store-

SuperData 2019 in Review https://www.superdataresearch.com/2019-year-in-review-blog/

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Activision, You Fools… | Blizzard Abandon Their Legacy, Reviews Gone WRONG & MORE | ROUNDUP



Activision unveils a tasteless Australia pores and skin bundle, Blizzard boot their RTS legacy out of Blizzcon, PlatinumGames discover monetary independence by way of Tencent, plus extra!
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How The Struggle For YOU Is Changing Gaming | The New Platform War



Billions of {dollars} are being poured into providing you with an unimaginable deal: it will probably solely go on for thus lengthy: gaming will change.
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NO WOMEN: Devs, Journalists & Gamers CLASH Again – My Take On This Mess


Escape from Tarkov, the newest Twitch craze, has been making headlines. First, headlines had been celebrating and explaining its meteoric rise during the last week. Shortly after, effectively, issues acquired messy when the builders tried to defend solely having male playable characters, and the media went to city.

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[Escape From Tarkov, A 2-Year-Old War Game, Is Suddenly The Biggest Thing On Twitch](https://kotaku.com/escape-from-tarkov-a-2-year-old-war-game-is-suddenly-1840833132)
[Escape From Tarkov Developers Say Adding Playable Women Would Be A ‘Huge Amount Of Work’](https://kotaku.com/escape-from-tarkov-developers-say-adding-playable-women-1840854949)
[Escape from Tarkov creator gives terrible excuse for not including playable female characters – The Verge](https://www.theverge.com/2020/1/7/21055124/escape-from-tarkov-playable-female-characters-excuse-immersion-sexism)
[Escape From Tarkov devs say they respect female soldiers, still won’t add them to the game – Polygon](https://www.polygon.com/2020/1/7/21054739/escape-from-tarkov-women-in-the-military-interview-apology)
[Escape from Tarkov Interview – A Truly Hardcore First Person Shooter Due in 2016](https://wccftech.com/escape-tarkov-interview-truly-hardcore-first-person-shooter/)
[Escape From Tarkov – Twitch statistics, channels & viewers – SullyGnome](https://sullygnome.com/game/Escape_From_Tarkov/14/summary)
[Battlestate Games’ Tweets](https://twitter.com/bstategames/status/1214311591325372417)
[Escape from Tarkov developers banned on Twitch | Dexerto](http://bit.ly/2tFXhnU)
[Escape From Tarkov team barrages YouTuber with DMCA claims over `misinformation` – Polygon](https://www.polygon.com/2018/12/17/18145139/escape-from-tarkov-dmca-youtube-eroktic)

EA Pull A 180 On Game Development!? Anthem & RagTag’s Killer Problem STOPPED By Respawn


This is an enormous one: EA just about spoke to why Anthem failed, redoubled on narrative video games, and have despatched Vince Zampella – Respawn’s CEO – over to DICE LA: ideally, to work that Respawn Entertainment magic once more.

Interview:
https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/story/2020-01-02/respawn-went-from-titanfall-to-star-wars-and-is-just-getting-started

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They WON! At OUR Expense… Scale of F2P EXPOSED | Activision 180, Witcher’s Incredible Win + MORE



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SUPERDATA: https://www.superdataresearch.com/2019-year-in-review/

COD LEAGUE: https://callofdutyleague.com/en-us/news/call-of-duty-league-adds-pro-tournaments-for-2020-season

WITCHER:

New IP Agreement – https://www.cdprojekt.com/en/investors/regulatory-announcements/current-report-no-17-2019/

Author lawsuit – https://www.scribd.com/document/389949466/Demand-for-Payment-by-Andrzej-Sapkowski

Steam charts tweet – https://twitter.com/Marcin360/status/1211368344420573185?s=20

KAMIYA:
Tweets – https://twitter.com/PG_kamiya/status/1211472648447787008?s=20


Translation – https://nintendosoup.com/hideki-kamiya-calls-nintendo-switch-home-menu-a-piece-of-crap/

50% DROP: Stadia’s Players DECIMATED In 2020 | The Facts Google WON’T Confront


Stadia’s playerbase has taken a pointy fall since launch. Who is aware of why? Google themselves may, however they will by no means admit it.

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YouTube FINALLY Changed The Rule | Riot Finally Got Caught Out, Next Gen CONFUSION & MORE



Tons to speak about at the moment with Riot, YouTube, Halo and the nex gen consoles!
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Stadia Just Took Even MORE! EA’s BILLION Gamers, Blizzard Seem Shook After Blitzchung, Valves WIN


EA suppose game-streaming will herald a billion extra gamers, Blizzard’s retailer is performing up, RDR2 lastly hits Steam, and an entire load extra.
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EA’S CLOUD GOALS TAKE SHAPE:
Saying Atlas – https://www.ea.com/en-gb/news/announcing-project-atlas
Atlas Testing – https://medium.com/@Electronic_Arts/a-learning-journey-announcing-eas-cloud-gaming-technical-trial-cce0cabf2960
EA CTO Ken Moss Interview – http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2019-11-25-ea-cloud-gaming-is-going-to-bring-in-another-billion-players

GOOGLE’S STADIA LAUNCH RESPONSE:
Google Help Founders Stadia – https://www.reddit.com/r/Stadia/comments/e2lu93/cancelled_founders_edition_stadia_preorder/
Patch on Stadia NBA 2K20 – https://www.reddit.com/r/Stadia/comments/e285ic/just_saw_this_playing_on_stadia_wtf_2k/
Digi Foundry Clarify – https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2019-11-27-google-im-not-sure-thats-how-stadia-is-supposed-to-work
Ubi Devs Be a part of Stadia – https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/google-hires-senior-assassins-creed-devs-for-stadia-studio/

HALF-LIFE CAUSES INDEX SHORTAGES:
Highway to VR report – https://www.roadtovr.com/valve-index-sold-out-stock-half-life-alyx/
Index Tops Steam Charts – https://www.pcgamesinsider.biz/news/69366/charts-valves-index-vr-headset-returns-to-steam-no1-spot/

BLIZZARD PUNISHING ‘SAFELY’:
Blizzard Self-discipline tracker – https://overwatchleague.com/en-us/news/22823906/

DRAGON AGE D4Y TEASED:
Varied Tweets – https://twitter.com/BioMarkDarrah/status/1199789314806173696?s=20

RED DEAD STEAM DATED:
Announcement tweet – https://twitter.com/RockstarGames/status/1199712823775023107?s=20

Gamers Have SPOKEN: The Anti Player BS Has LOST | Can EA Learn?



Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is a refreshingly ‘regular’ sport – one thing that feels rarer and rarer, as extra corporations chase dwell service income.

Fallen Order Breaks Data
https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20191126005302/en/Force-Strong-Star-Wars-Jedi-Fallen-Order
Respawn Need To Maintain Telling The Story
https://www.gamesradar.com/uk/star-wars-jedi-fallen-order-breaks-sales-records-suggesting-respawns-wish-to-keep-telling-that-story-is-officially-on-the-cards/
Dan’s Tweet


UK Gross sales Charts

UK Charts 23/11/19 – COD: Modern Warfare reclaims the top spot from Pokémon Sword & Shield

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Cut OUT: CD Projekt Red Took Matters Into Their Own Hands | Future Of Game Discourse



As media grows, extra corporations are selecting to go on to their most devoted clients, fostering a better connection between developer and participant. The openness & transparency is fantastic, nonetheless, as with all issues, it might be a double-edged sword.

Hyperlink to Q&A recap: https://www.reddit.com/r/cyberpunkgame/comments/e1jzgo/summary_of_the_polish_qa_with_developers/

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ONLY 1.5% Of Players On Stadia! Numbers Revealed As Google Blames DEVS! $1.4M MMO Heist & MORE!



It’s roundup time! We’ve acquired Stadia schadenfreude, our AI Overloards getting stronger, the $1.4M greenback Justice On-line character, plus a bunch extra!
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Stadia Numbers:
Stadia App solely 175000 – https://gamedaily.biz/article/1417/report-google-stadia-app-was-downloaded-only-175000-times-at-launch-sensor-tower
Future 2 playercounts – https://twitter.com/tomwarren/status/1199290079199551488?s=20
Future 2 Stadia – https://www.pcgamesn.com/destiny-2/stadia-playersOverheating Chromecasts Response – https://www.reddit.com/r/Stadia/comments/dzd6v8/chromecast_ultra_overheating/
Overheating Examples – https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2019-11-24-google-stadia-founders-complain-of-extremely-hot-chromecast-ultras
Google Reply to 4K Concern – https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2019-11-25-google-issues-statement-after-stadia-owners-say-it-broke-promises-over-game-performance

Minerva AI Neighborhood Instrument:
Livestream – https://youtu.be/R8kioKieFoE

Oculus Purchase Beat Video games:
Weblog – https://www.oculus.com/blog/welcoming-beat-games-to-facebook/

Man Sues Netease:
Article – https://www.abacusnews.com/china-tech-city/man-sues-netease-after-his-friend-sells-us14-million-game-character-us500/article/3038770
Justice On-line Trailer – https://youtu.be/09IVpgQHQQI

Battleborn RIP:
2K Announcement – https://support.2k.com/hc/en-us/articles/360038371534
Crowbat video – https://youtu.be/FElmjlzdSSM

VR not a spotlight for Xbox:
Phil Interview – https://stevivor.com/features/interviews/vr-not-a-focus-of-project-scarlett-says-phil-spencer/
Flight Sim devs VR interview – https://www.avsim.com/home/pri-news/interview-with-microsoft-flight-simulator-team-r5405/

Fashionable Warfare Replace:
Announcement breakdown – https://twitter.com/Activision/status/1199441345510699008?s=20

Kojima Desires to return to horror subsequent:
Kojima Tweet – https://twitter.com/HIDEO_KOJIMA_EN/status/1197880438603145216

RE3 Remake 2020 Report:
Spawn Wave – https://youtu.be/ksBrLDX8SCM
VGC Corroborate – https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/resident-evil-3-remake-to-release-in-2020/

WWE 2K20 Dangerous Patch:
Glitch compilation – https://youtu.be/hLf7eDsQMjw

Stadia Has Just Been KILLED | Google Have NO Chance Against This.


Seems hubris, questionably true claims, and a elementary misunderstanding of your viewers does not result in success.
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