All the things from the gaming industry last week
Every week a whole bunch of news comes out of the gaming industry. Sometimes it is way too much for any one person to keep track of.
That is where this weekly article comes in handy. For your convenience, here are all of the important things that happened in the gaming industry last week.
Everything has been delayed
Very sad news hit gamers in the first couple of weeks of 2020. It seems that pretty much every big title that was supposed to release this year has been delayed.
While publishing delays can be good for developers to allow them more time to iron out the bugs and make the game fun, it is still sad to see all of the following titles delayed until later this year or next year.
Leading the delays is one of the most anticipated RPGs ever, “Cyberpunk 2077.” Pushed all the way back to Sept. 17, gamers will have to wait to experience what surely will be a groundbreaking RPG created by CD Projekt Red.
Another big delay that hit gamers was the fact that the “Final Fantasy 7 Remake” has been delayed until April 10. Fans of the original game from 1997 will have to wait just a little bit longer… unless it is delayed again.
If that wasn’t enough, “The Last of Us Part 2” was also delayed to May 29. You’ll have to wait a little while before jumping back into the amazingly realistic, post-apocalyptic world.
If you thought the delays were over, you were so wrong. A whole host of Ubisoft games were also delayed to an undisclosed date. “Watch Dogs Legion,” “Rainbow Six Quarantine” and “Gods and Monsters” were hit with the delay wave.
It isn’t over yet. “Dying Light 2” has been delayed indefinitely and they will provide more news in the future.
Fear not, for you still have “Animal Crossing New Horizons” to look forward to, unless that gets hit with a delay as well.
New ‘Smash’ fighter
The final DLC fighter in the first wave of DLC for “Smash Bros Ultimate” has been announced. It seems we are getting another hero from the “Fire Emblem” series.
This time it comes in the form of Byleth. The main character from “Fire Emblem Three Houses.” Both a male and female form will be available.
They can use four different weapons which provide a lot of different opportunities to destroy your opponents.
A bunch of Mii fighter costumes were also announced. Jump in as Altair, shoot people as Megaman or go back to old cartoons as Cuphead.
A whole new set of DLC fighters will be coming. Six more in fact. So, let the rumor and speculation mill start rolling once again.
Xbox Games on Mobile
Xbox Insiders in supported countries can now stream their Xbox games onto their android phones through the power of Xcloud. You need a Bluetooth Xbox controller and a really fast internet connection to support the streaming of gameplay.
It looks really nice and supports 50+ games. However, if you aren’t in one of the supported countries or you have an iPhone you’ll just have to wait.
‘Half Life: Alyx’ is done
The new Half Life VR game (not “Half Life 3” sadly) is officially done and just needs some tweaks before they release it. They are fixing the bugs and tweaking the final scene a little.
You just need to buy a VR headset to visit the world of Half Life once again, let’s hope it’s worth it.
That is about it for all of the important stuff to happen in the gaming industry, lots of delays and not many announcements. Hopefully the weeks will have nicer news going forward.
Remember, every week is different and some more interesting than the last. So stay tuned for next week’s rundown.