The Wednesday & Thursday news. Brace yourselves because there's a ton of news:
SALES /PLAYER COUNT & DEALS
Here are how many copies Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered and The Last of Us Part I have sold on PC
In its Game & Network Services Segment, Sony revealed how many copies Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered and The Last of Us Part I have sold on PC.
According to the company, Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered has sold 1.5 million copies by the end of its FY2022 Forecast. As such, the game generated $52 million in revenue. Sony has also previously stated that Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered was its fastest selling game on PC.
On the other hand, The Last of Us Part I sold 368K units in its first month, generating $15.5 million in revenue. The Last of Us Part I had a troublesome PC launch, so it will be interesting to see its PC sales figures in Sony’s next quarterly report. After all, the game is currently in a better state, especially if you own CPUs that are as powerful as an Intel Core i9 9900K.
Metro Exodus and Dead Island 2 have sold 8.5 million and 2 million copies, respectively
Embracer Group has announced that Metro Exodus and Dead Island 2 have sold 8.5 million and 2 million copies, respectively. According to the company, both of these two games have been successful, with Dead Island 2 hitting its 2 million goal in just a month.
>> Dead Island 2 is now the biggest launch in Deep Silver's history.
The only racing game series I've ever cared about has hit the 5 million player milestone, now bring on the dubstep
A mere three months after it finally hit Steam and (probably more importantly, I admit) nine days after it hit consoles, Ubisoft's live-service Trackmania has hit the 5 million player milestone. Ubisoft celebrated hitting the number in a tweet posted to the company's account yesterday.
The Epic Store gives away Fallout: New Vegas - Ultimate Edition: https://store.epicgames.com/en-US/p/fallout-new-vegas--ultimate-edition
The free game for next week is unknown.
GOG has four Deals of the Day and six new sales:
Steam has two deals:
At the Humble Store, Timberborn, still in Early Access, will be 20% off during 13 days: https://www.humblebundle.com/store/timberborn
Fanatical has a new bundle (they haven't said anything about a new Star Deal): the Dystopian Dreams BYOB comes with 14 titles to choose for your 3, 5 or 7 games bundle: https://www.fanatical.com/en/pick-and-mix/dystopian-dreams-build-your-own-bundle
SOFTWARE & DRIVERS
NVIDIA GeForce Game Ready 532.03
Introduces support for the GeForce RTX 4060 Ti (8GB)
- [Age of Wonders 4] Application stability issues 
- [Bus Simulator 31] Ansel & Freestyle not working 
AMD Radeon Software Adrenalin 23.5.1
- The Lord of the Rings: Gollum™
- Up to 16% increase in performance in The Lord of the Rings: Gollum™ @ 4k, using AMD Software: Adrenalin Edition™ 23.5.1 on the Radeon™️ RX 7900 Series GPUs, versus the previous software driver version 23.4.3 RS-577
- Up to 12% increase in performance in The Lord of the Rings: Gollum™ @ 4k, using AMD Software: Adrenalin Edition™ 23.5.1 on the Radeon™️ RX 6000 Series GPUs, versus the previous software driver version 23.4.3 RS-578
- Application crash or driver timeout may be observed during video playback using DaVinci Resolve™ Studio.
- Brief display corruption may occur when switching between video and game windows on some AMD Graphics Products, such as the Radeon™ RX 6700 XT.
- Higher than expected memory usage during shader compilation time when first launching THE LAST OF US™ Part I.
- Intermittent system crash while playing Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® II on some AMD Graphics Products, such as the Radeon™ RX 580.
>> The release notes doesn't mention support for the RX 7600, but I hope this driver also adds it.
MODS, EMULATORS & FAN PROJECTS
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Total War: PHARAOH releases this October on PC, will be using Denuvo
SEGA and Creative Assembly have announced the next part in their Total Wars series, Total War: PHARAOH. Total War: PHARAOH is coming to PC in October 2023, and it will be using the Denuvo anti-tamper tech.
Sony claims that 40% of its first-party future releases will be on the PC
Sony appears to be heavily interested in expanding its first-party portfolio on PC. According to its Game & Network Services Segment, by 2025, 40% of Sony’s first-party releases will be on PC.
Prince of Persia Remake is, laughably, still in a conception stage
Ubisoft has just revealed that the remake of Prince of Persia: Sands of Time won’t be present at Ubisoft Forward, and that it’s still in a conception stage.
Devolver Digital has just announced The Talos Principle 2, coming to PC in 2023
Devolver Digital has just announced the sequel to The Talos Principle, The Talos Principle 2. Developed by Croteam, this new first-person puzzle game will be coming to PC in 2023. Additionally, you can find below its debut in-engine trailer.
Phantom Blade Zero looks absolutely amazing in its debut gameplay trailer, confirmed for PC
S-Game has just released the debut gameplay trailer for Phantom Blade Zero. This new action RPG will be using Unreal Engine 5, and looks absolutely spectacular. And, as the developers have confirmed, the game will be officially coming to PC.
First CG trailer for Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater Remake
And it’s official. Konami has just shared the first CG trailer for Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater Remake. Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater Remake will be a multiplatform game, meaning that it will be coming to the PC. So, go ahead and take a look at the trailer after the jump!
>> And here's a comparison video between this and the original, and here you'll find some 4K screenshots.
First gameplay trailer released for Alan Wake 2
Remedy has just released the first gameplay trailer for Alan Wake 2. Moreover, the team has confirmed the game’s rumored release date. As Remedy stated, Alan Wake 2 will release on October 17th.
Assassin’s Creed Mirage gets its first official gameplay trailer
Ubisoft has just shared the first official gameplay trailer for Assassin’s Creed Mirage. Moreover, the team has confirmed the game’s rumored release date. So yes, Assassin’s Creed Mirage will release on October 12th.
First gameplay trailer released for Dragon’s Dogma 2
Capcom fans, here is something special for you. Capcom has just shared the first gameplay trailer for Dragon’s Dogma 2. Yes, we can finally take a look at this new action game that most of us have been waiting for. So, go ahead and take a look at the gameplay trailer after the jump!
Immortals of Aveum’s latest gameplay trailer gives us a proper glimpse at Unreal Engine 5
Electronic Arts and Acendant Studios have released a brand new gameplay trailer for Immortals of Aveum. Immortals of Aveum will be using Unreal Engine 5, and this trailer gives us a glimpse at what the developers have managed to create.
Bungie has unveiled its new game, MARATHON, officially coming to PC
Bungie has just revealed its latest game, called MARATHON. MARATHON will be a sci-fi PVP extraction shooter that will be coming to all current-gen platforms, including the PC.
Towers of Aghasba is officially coming to PC in 2024
Dreamlit Games has announced that Towers of Aghasba will be officially coming to PC in 2024. Moreover, the team has released the game’s debut gameplay trailer which you can find below.
PC was the big winner of the PlayStation Showcase 2023
Yesterday, Sony held a PlayStation Showcase in which it presented a number of games. And, surprisingly enough, the big winner of that show was actually the PC.
>> Some of those have their own article at PCGamer.