Flashback, the 1992 platformer, is getting a new sequel for consoles and PC in 2022.
Apex Legends: Legacy’s patch notes are full of balance changes to weapons and Legends, including removing Low Profile and adding the Bocek Bow. The patch also includes Valkyrie the new Legend and the new Arenas mode.
Apex Legends’ newest game mode is called Arenas and it’s a combination of tactical shooters and battle royale. The mode is 3v3 and round-based and will be a permanent addition to Respawn’s shooter
Documents related to the ongoing Epic v. Apple trial reveal that Sony requires video game publishers to pay a fee for cross-platform play, to offset the revenue PlayStation might lose on cross-players who don’t use that platform.
Documents in the court battle between Epic Games and Apple show that Epic paid 2K Games $146 million to sell Borderlands 3 exclusively on the Epic Games Store in 2019. The arrangement caused outrage and controversy within the PC gaming community, accustomed to making its purchases on Steam.
In Destiny 2’s Season of the Splicer, Guardians have to stop the Vex with the help of Mithrax. The new season will include new weapons and Exotics, a return to the Vault of Glass raid, new Override and Expunge missions, and the new Armor Synthesis transmog system.
A document pertinent to Epic Games’ lawsuit vs. Apple turned up a spreadsheet showing that Epic Games paid $11.6 million for 38 games it offered for free to anyone who signed up for an Epic Games Store account between December 2018 and September 2019. The program netted Epic 5 million new Epic Games Store accounts in that span, and account holders claimed more than 104 million copies of all the games on offer. Epic Games Store’s free games program continues into 2021.
Dungeons & Dragons’ next book, Van Richten’s Guide to Ravenloft, will include a new take on the ancient Egyptian-inspired domain of Har’Akir. Meet the darklord Ankhotep, and learn how developers are trying to avoid Orientalist tropes.
Funland, an all-digital gaming magazine inspired by publications like EGM, Nintendo Power, and Famitsu, is out now on Itch.io. Its debut issue, “Living in Cyber Hell,” features various well-known games writers and developers like Christine Love and Spelunky creator Derek Yu.
Ubisoft Toronto said Watch Dogs: Legion’s Title Update 4.0 would be available on PlayStation 4, Playstation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and PC on Tuesday, May 4, 2021. Season Pass holders get a new playable hero and a new mission in the single-player campaign. Everyone gets new missions in Watch Dogs: Legion Online, and two new operatives to recruit.