Episode 37 – Days Gone Release

recorded on April 26, 2019


Days Gone releases today to a 72 from Metacritic, a 65 from IGN, and a 5 from GameSpot

  • Thoughts on the game or any interest in the game
  • Free post launch updates include new Survival difficulty mode and 3 different challenges

Little Bits

Epic CEO says they will end exclusive deals if Steam changes revenue split to 88% (Kotaku)

  • The official tweet from Tim Sweeney is below:
  • “If Steam committed to a permanent 88% revenue share for all developers and publishers without major strings attached,” Sweeney wrote, “Epic would hastily organize a retreat from exclusives (while honoring our partner commitments) and consider putting our own games on Steam.”

PS5 will not launch within next 12 months according to a WSJ tech reporter (ResetEra)

The success of Fortnie cause employees to work 70-100hrs/week in dev, QA, and CS (Polygon)

Anthem’s most recent patch adds features in game that were promised from start (GameSpot)

  • The ability to continue missions from the expedition screen and not have to go back to the forge or fort
  • The ability to equip gear on the fly without having to go back to the forge or fort
  • These are the biggest things but this will not raise a dead game
  • Anthem roadmap has been officially delayed by BioWare for indefinite amount of time

Square-Enix announces they are taking Playstation’s vacant E3 spot for Monday June 10 6pm

  • This is very bold of Square suggesting they have something big to show….Avengers?

Rapid Fire News

Mortal Kombat 11 came out Tuesday to 83 (Xbox 1) and 83 (PS4) Metacritic score (MetaCritic)

  • The user score for the game sits at a 2.2 on Xbox and 2.7 on PS4…..microtransactions

Persona 5 Royale launches in Japan on PS4 Oct. 31 and worldwide in 2020 (GameSpot)

Microsoft and Jordan Brand collaborate to create an exclusive Xbox One X design (HyperBeast)

  • You can enter for a chance to win if you research it…..the design is sick!

P5S is not a Persona 5 Switch port rather a Dynasty Warriors action-game (GameSpot)

Respawn says they are spacing out Apex updates to avoid developer crunch (Engadget)

Upcoming Releases and Deals

Sale for PS Plus subscribers only began on Wednesday and is still live so check it out (Sony)

Rumor Mill

The Last of Us Part II set to launch on September 27 by online retailer (Comicbook.com)

Sony may be working on a PS4 Super Slim priced at or around $200 to launch later this year

New portable focused Switch model to release by end of June according to Bloomberg sources

  • Nintendo themselves said this is not true and will show new hardware when ready

“Multiple insiders” say Xbox Anaconda outclasses the PS5 in multiple ways, they are unknown Ainsley Bower has tweeted this out and Xbox would like to keep that title

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