SALES /PLAYER COUNT & DEALS
Death Stranding has generated over €23 million on PC
According to the latest Digital Bros (505 Games) half-year reports, Death Stranding has generated over €23 million on PC. Death Stranding came out on PC in July 2020, meaning that it took it five months in order to hit these sales.
Digital Bros also claimed that Control generated €16 million in 2020. Assetto Corsa generated almost €9 million and Ghostrunner generated around €7 million.
GOG has a new sale:
Steam has six new deals, including the Midweek Madness ones:
The Humble Store has two new sales:
And Fanatical has three new deals:
SOFTWARE & DRIVERS
Microsoft will showcase new DirectX 12 features & SDK on April 21st
Microsoft has announced that it will hold its Game Stack Live event on April 21st. During that event, the team will reveal its DX12 “Agility” SDK, as well as some new DirectX 12 features.
As WindowsCentral noted, the DX12 Agility SDK aims to “solve a pain point for developers who say adopting new DirectX12 graphics features is cumbersome.”
MODS, EMULATORS & FAN PROJECTS
Doom and Jedi Knight Mods released for Blade & Sorcery
DukeGoliath and Redline90 have released two cool mods/map packs for Blade & Sorcery, bringing maps from Doom and Star Wars: Jedi Knight.
>> Check the article for more infor about them and the Nexus Mods links for both of them.
You can finally pet the dog in Skyrim
Is there a dog in a videogame? Well, players damn well better be able to pet that dog, especially since the rise of game-shaming Twitter account Can You Pet The Dog? which catalogues the games in which you can and cannot pet the dog.
Over the past few years, many developers have patched their games to appease Twitter's harsh judgment, but Bethesda has remained unmoved. So a modder has taken the matter into their own hands, as modders have been doing with Bethesda games since the dawn of time.
Pet The Dogs - Animations is a mod that allows you to stoop down and give your favorite mutt a good scratch behind the ears. There are three different animations depending on the friendly dog's position (keyword: friendly—you probably shouldn't try this on angry wolves). Standing, sitting, or lying down, you'll now be able to give your pooch a pat. Lovely.
Prime 2D is a gorgeous sidescrolling take on Metroid Prime, and it’s playable now
Metroid Prime was the first 3D Metroid game and it’s still considered a GameCube classic, spawning two sequels and at least one fan attempt to port it to PC. But one team is taking a completely different tack: they’re remaking Metroid Prime as a 2D platformer, in keeping with the style of classic NES and SNES Metroid games.
Dubbed Prime 2D, it’s the work of Team SCU, which has apparently been working on the project since 2004, albeit with some personnel changes along the way, as well as the help of “hundreds of volunteers.” The team issued a free demo of the project late last week, and you can download it here if you’re keen (or you can just watch the video above).
>> It actually looks good.
Hitman 3 April 6th Hotfix resolves PC freezes and frame drops
IO Interactive has released a new hotfix patch for the PC version of Hitman 3. According to the team, the April 6th Hotfix will resolve some PC freezes and frame drops that were introduced with the previous update.
Immortals Fenyx Rising Update 1.30 is 4.9GB on PC, tweaks controls, fixes bugs & more
Ubisoft has released Update 1.30 for Immortals Fenyx Rising. This patch is 4.9GB in size, tweaks the keyboard and mouse controls, resolves some gameplay issues, brings performance improvements and more.
Diablo 2 Resurrected Technical Alpha begins on April 8th
Blizzard has just announced that the Technical Alpha phase for Diablo 2 Resurrected will begin on April 8th. This technical alpha test will last until April 12th.
Call of Duty Warzone April 6th Update released, full patch notes revealed
Raven Software has released a brand new update for Call of Duty Warzone. According to the changelog, this latest patch fixes the Camo Challenges for the “R1 Shadowhunter” so that it can now appear correctly for the Geometric, Flora, and Science Camo Categories.
Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Storm Ground releases on May 27th
Focus Home Interactive has announced that Warhammer – Age of Sigmar: Storm Ground will be releasing on May 27th. In order to celebrate this announcement, the publisher has also released a new trailer that you can find below.
FMV thriller Erica is coming to PC on May 25th
Flavourworks has announced that their premier title Erica will come to Steam on May 25th. In order to celebrate this announcement, the team also released a trailer that you can find below.
Here are some new screenshots for Resident Evil Village
Capcom and IGN have shared some new screenshots for Resident Evil Village that focus on Lady Dimitrescu and her daughters. These new screenshots do not show much, however, we are certain that most RE fans will appreciate them.
Ninja Gaiden Collection’s Ninja Gaiden Sigma is based on the PS3 version
When KOEI Tecmo announced Ninja Gaiden Collection, there were some rumors suggesting that Ninja Gaiden Sigma would be based on the PSVita version. However, KOEI Tecmo has confirmed that it has used the PS3 version and not the PSVita version.
Deadly Premonition 2: A Blessing In Disguise is reportedly coming to PC in 2021
According to an internal document from Thunderful Group, Deadly Premonition 2: A Blessing In Disguise will be coming to PC in 2021. Thunderful Group plans to release the game via Steam, meaning that this won’t be a new exclusive to EGS.