The beginning of the Friday news:
SALES & DEALS
Kingdom Come: Deliverance will be available for free on Epic Games Store next week
Now here is something that may give Epic Games’ store a big boost. The team has just announced that Kingdom Come: Deliverance will be available for free next week on EGS. Similarly to all EGS free offerings, PC gamers will acquire a free copy of the game that they will keep forever.
This week, Epic Games is giving away Carcassonne and Ticket to Ride.
World of Warcraft's subscriber base has more than doubled since the launch of Classic
When World of Warcraft Classic went live in August 2019, we pondered the question of its long-term viability. Some of us believed that it would have legs, at least as long as Blizzard continued to provide updates, while others expected it to be a flash in the nostalgia pan.
It's still early, but at this point it looks like those who bet on its durability are going to come out on top. Activision said during today's Q4 financial presentation that World of Warcraft's "active player community" at the end of 2019, defined as players with monthly or longer subscriptions, was more than double what it was at the end of the second quarter, less than two months prior to the launch of Classic.
Red Dead Redemption 2 and GTA 5 sales have hit more than 150 million
Rockstar has already done a bit of boasting about the ongoing success of GTA 5 and Red Dead Redemption 2, especially their online components, and now Take-Two has provided some more numbers to put it into context.
In its recent quarterly earnings call, the publisher announced that GTA 5 sales exceeded expectations, despite it entering its seventh year, boasting more than 120 million lifetime sales. You'd think that everyone who wanted it would already have it, but no, another 20 million people picked it up last year.
Red Dead Redemption 2 has a lot of catching up to do, but after its big PC launch it now boasts more than 29 million sales, nearly doubling the sales of its predecessor. While Red Dead Online had a bumpy start when it launched on consoles, Rockstar's managed to hammer it into something a lot more entertaining since then, with Take-Two saying it's "gaining momentum."
The Humble Store has two new sales:
- The Far Cry franchise is on sale, up to 80% off for the next 3 days. The keys are for UPlay: https://www.humblebundle.com/store/promo/far-cry-franchise-sale/
- And publisher 11 bit Studios stars in a new week sale, with up to 80% discounts for the next 6 days: https://www.humblebundle.com/store/promo/11-bit-publisher-sale/
Fanatical's new Star Deal is GUILTY GEAR Xrd -REVELATOR- (+DLC Characters) + REV 2 All-in-One (does not include optional DLCs), 80% off for the next 24 hours: https://www.fanatical.com/en/game/guilty-gear-xrd-revelator-and-rev-2-all-in-one-and-dlc-characters
SOFTWARE & DRIVERS
Ninja Theory’s Bleeding Edge will not feature any micro-transactions
Ninja Theory has revealed that its upcoming 4v4 online melee game, Bleeding Edge, will not have any micro-transactions. According to the team, players will only spend money for buying the game itself and nothing more.
Ubisoft plans to release five triple-A games between April 2020 and March 2021
Ubisoft has announced that it plans to release five triple-A games between April 2020 and March 2021. Furthermore, three of these games will come out between October and December 2020.
According to the company, these three games are: Watch Dogs Legion, Gods and Monsters and Rainbow Six Quarantine. Moreover, and according to Kotaku’s Jason Schreier, the other two games will be a new Far Cry game and a new Assassin’s Creed game.
Warcraft 3 Reforged Patch 1.32.1 released, tweaks cutscenes, fixes bugs, full patch notes
Blizzard has released the first patch for Warcraft 3 Reforged. According to the team, this patch will update your game’s version to 1.32.1. This patch adjusts the audio levels for some dialogue and tweaks the animations, triggers, and cameras for some cutscenes.
Activision reveals that a new Call of Duty will come out in 2020, remasters of older games also planned
Activision has announced that a new Call of Duty game will come out in 2020. To be more precise, the new Call of Duty game will release at the end of this year and is generating high interest internally.
>> A new CoD? Shocking!
Rumor: New details for Tales from the Borderlands 2, Poker Night 3 and The Wolf Among Us 2
According to a Reddit user Tales from the Borderlands will get a sequel. The original title is being considered as one of the best games from Telltale, along with The Wolf Among Us.
New lovely gameplay videos released for the fully destructible voxel game, Teardown
Dennis Gustafsson has shared some new gameplay videos for his upcoming fully destructible voxel game, Teardown. These videos showcase the game’s driveable vehicles, as well as its water and weather effects.
New Resident Evil 8 details leaked; zombies with knight armors, witches, medieval setting & more
Last month, we shared the first leaked details about Resident Evil 8. Resident Evil 8 will be a first-person horror game, and a continuation of Resident Evil 7. And yesterday, German gaming channel GAMEZ.de has shared some additional new info about it.
Metro Exodus is coming to Steam on February 15th but there are no plans for a GOG release
4A Games has re-confirmed that Metro Exodus will release on Steam on February 15th. This is one year after the game’s initial release on the Epic Games Store. However, the team does not currently plan to release the game on GOG.
Microsoft Flight Simulator truly feels like a next-gen game, 50 minutes of leaked gameplay footage
Jose Carlos has shared two videos from the tech alpha phase of Microsoft Flight Simulator. These videos showcase 50 minutes of brand new gameplay footage, and we strongly suggest watching them.
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