Allkeyshop TV News 25 May (Recap)
DC Universe Online To Launch on Nintendo Switch
300 of DC’s best superheroes and worst supervillains are on their way to the Nintendo Switch as Daybreak Games announced recently that DC Universe Online will be coming to the hybrid console this summer. The game first released way back in 2011 and is currently available on PC, Xbox One and PS4. It is a free-to-play MMORPG with events and content updates usually tied up with DC releases such as cinematic and direct-to-video movies. The latest expansions are Justice League Dark, Atlantis, and Teen Titans Judas Contract.
Elder Scrolls 6 Redfall Trademark Issue Finally Over
The trademark dispute between Zenimax and BookBreeze over “Redfall” has finally been resolved. Their joint statement says the settlement was amicable but did not reveal the terms of their agreement, although it most likely involved Zenimax paying Book Breeze a set amount of money. In case you are not aware, Redfall is the speculated title of the upcoming 6th numbered entry in The Elder Scrolls series. With the dispute now over, it’s possible we’ll get an official announcement from Bethesda soon.
Final Fantasy 7 Remake HD Mod Out Now
With the official remake probably still a long time away, Final Fantasy 7 fans who want to dive back into the legendary adventure might want to check out the Remako HD Mod which has just hit full launch. It replaces the game’s textures with HD versions using AI Gigapixel for upscaling. What’s even better is that the mod is compatible with other mods, allowing players to use it alongside others they may already have. Aside from Steam, it’s also compatible with the game’s original disc version and the Square Enix Store version.
GTA Online Launches Missile Base Series
Rockstar has just released the Missile Base Series, a new set of competitive skirmishes set under Mt. Chiliad. It includes nine classic modes and will give out double rewards for a week. In case you’d rather do Smuggler’s Sell Missions, Juggernaut or Rhino Hunts, you’ll also get double GTA dollars and RP this week. Also, everyone who owns an Executive Office will get an instant two-hundred and fifty thousand GTA dollars. There’s a lot more going on in GTA online this week, so make sure to log in for the rewards.
Replay Feature Coming To Overwatch
Blizzard has announced a new feature called “Overwatch Replays” for its competitive shooter that should alleviate complaints about the “Play of the Game” system. As its name suggests, it gives players the ability to view their match from different camera angles, speeds and player perspectives. It sort of works like the spectator tools used for the Overwatch League and may prove useful for dedicated players who want to analyze what went on in the match, how they died, and how their strategy worked out. The feature is already live on the PTR.
Great Rune Won’t be Fully Open World
Reports earlier this week revealed that George RR Martin has been working with FromSoftware on a new game that might be called “Great Rune”. Now, journalist Antonio Fucito has revealed on Twitter that a developer had told him many years ago that the game won’t be fully open-world due to limitations in FromSoftware’s engine. He also expressed doubt over the “Great Rune” name from the project’s “GR” codename. He said that Bloodborne’s codename, for example, was “SPRJ”. Rumours say we may hear more about the game at this year’s E3.
Battlefield V to Get More Ammo
Battlefield 5’s controversial Attrition system is getting adjusted again to make it easier for players to restock on ammo and healing. The latest patch will allow players to get their supplies from any player equipped with an ammo or medical crate, effectively turning the Support and Medic classes into mobile resupply stations. Medical crates have also been reworked so that they now heal a small area over time either while carried or placed down. This means medics can place them in strategic points to continually heal allies in firefights.
Slay The Spire Switch Version Finally Coming this June
Slay the Spire, the deck-building dungeon crawler with rogue-like elements from Mega Crit Games, will finally be launching on the Nintendo Switch. The Switch version was announced last year in August, but development issues caused its release to be delayed. Mega Crit assures fans though that they expect no further delays and that the release on Nintendo’s hybrid console is “locked in” for June 6th. The game released stepped out of Early Access on PC last January and released on the PlayStation 4 earlier this week.
Lock into Enemies with New Bloodborne Mod
A cool new mod for Bloodborne has been revealed. The mod allows players to lock onto enemies in the game to gain control of them. Mod creator Lance McDonald says that the mod works on enemies in the main game and also those in DLC areas. Controlled enemies can’t go too far from the main character or they’ll despawn, which means you can’t play the whole game as an enemy unit. Still, it sounds like a lot of fun. The mod is still in the proof of concept stage, though, so it might be a while before we get an actual release.
Terminally Ill Fan Gets To Play Borderlands 3 Early
After Creative Assembly’s kind gesture towards a dying fan, 2K is next to dish out some goodwill towards a fan stricken with cancer. The publisher is set to hand-deliver a copy of Borderlands 3 in early June to Trevor Eastman, a long-time Borderlands fan who has been diagnosed with 3 types of stage 4 cancer. Trevor took to Reddit with the request and other community members helped him reach out to Gearbox. Hopefully, Trevor pulls through and actually gets to play Borderlands 3, and all its DLC, in the years to come.
2,000 Mordhau Players Banned
Mordhau was so popular at launch that it didn’t take long for cheaters to appear. Developer Triternion has revealed that around two thousand players have already been banned. However, some of these bans are being reversed after Triternion found out some were false positives. The bans are mainly for the use of third-party applications to gain an advantage in the game. Not all third-party applications are considered illegal though, like the really popular lute bot and other mods that are not considered unfair.
More Than 400 People Are Working On Cyberpunk 2077
During the first quarter of the year summary of CD Projekt Red, they said that more than 400 people are working on their upcoming game Cyberpunk 2077. We also get to know that the majority of people working on The Witcher 3 shifted to Cyberpunk 2077 back in 2015 and has since then had grown in number. CD Projekt Red added that they are adopting a new and more voluntary approach to crunch which means that more people is needed in order to finish a game on time.
Blaster Master Zero Reboot to Launch on Steam
Inti Creates announced that Blaster Master Zero will be launching on PC via Steam this coming June 14, 2019. The Blaster Master Zero reboot will come with a 10% off release discount, off of its $9.99 dollar price. Inti Creates also announced that they are planning to bring more of their existing console catalogs to PC via Steam. No specific games were mentioned but most probably some of the games in the list are Mighty Gunvolt Burst and Blaster Master Zero 2.
Apex Legends Profits Declines in Second Month
A major drop in profits has been seen in Apex Legends with the game earning $92 million USD in February and dropping to $24 million USD in April. That’s roughly a 74% drop in sales. While no comment has been received from publisher EA about this, you will notice that the viewer numbers of Twitch has considerably dropped as well. The game’s first battle pass has left its players really underwhelmed and it has not been receiving new content as often could be the reason for the decline.
The Next Call of Duty Game Will Be Called Modern Warfare
The next Call of Duty game will not be called Modern Warfare 4 as previously speculated by a lot of people, it will just be called Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. This has been confirmed by LongSensation via a Tweet as well as Jason Schreier from Kotaku. This might cause a lot of confusion and many are already thinking that this will be a reboot despite the announcement by Infinity Ward that it will be a new game. Another rumor states that the official reveal will be on May 30.
Biscuit Krueger is Coming to the Jump Force Roster
Another character is joining Bandai Namco’s anime crossover fighting game Jump Force! The upcoming DLC character is a cute little girl from Hunter x Hunter named Biscuit Krueger. She may look like a little doll but don’t let your guard down as she can transform into a muscle-clad woman, well she kind of looks like a man with all the muscles and chiseled jawline. She will be arriving with All Might from Hero Academia and Seto Kaiba of Yu-Gi-Oh on May 28th as a set out of the nine DLC characters.
Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night Post-Launch Plans Detailed
The Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night post-launch DLC plans has been shared. The freebies that are available on launch date are the Speedrun and Boss Rush modes as well as the Pure Miriam outfit. At a later date, more freebies are coming which are the Boss Revenge, Roguelike, Classic and Chaos modes, there will also be two additional characters and co-op and versus play. A paid DLC will also be available which is called the Iga’s Back Pack coming on June 18 for PC, PS4 and Xbox One and June 25 for Switch.
Creators of Order:1886, Ready At Dawn is Working on a Triple-A Game
Ready At Dawn, the studio behind The PlayStation 4 exclusive The Order:1886 has got two new titles in the works as announced by CEO and Creative Director Ru Weerasuriya. He says that one of the titles is a brand new triple-A project for console and it is currently in the prototyping phase. The title was not disclosed and Weerasuriya did say that the game is “incubating internally” right now, so we might not see or hear anything about this in a long time.
Dauntless Adds More Than 500,000 Players in Day One of Launch
In just 24 hours of its launch, Dauntless was able to rake in half a million new players. This is actually an amazing feat since this free-to-play monster slayer already has an existing user base of three million. What’s also notable in this game is that it is the very first that was able to launch with full cross-platform play. The cross-play is the “One Dauntless” concept being able to play the game on PC, PS4 and Xbox One, and continuing your progression when you move from one of the three consoles.
Splitgate: Arena Warfare Now Available on Steam
Developer 1047 Games has announced that Splitgate: Arena Warfare is available now on Steam as a free-to-play game. It also comes with a Founder’s Edition which will have cosmetic-only armor and weapon skins which will cost you $20 dollars. As of right now, there are about 7,800 concurrent players for this game. The developers also said that they would want to eventually release the game on PlayStation 4 and most possibly for Xbox One as well.
Gears 5 Information Leaked Ahead of E3 Reveal
Some Gears 5 information has been leaked, and we get to know a little more about the game before being revealed in E3. The first leak came as a box art of the game and the second leak was about the game’s product information. We get to know that the protagonist is named Kait and she will journey through the biggest and the most beautiful Gears world ever. You will be discovering the origins of the Locust as well as protect it with your squad. There will also be local and online co-op available.
Kerbal Space Program New Expansion Revealed
Kerbal Space Program has a new expansion and it is called Breaking Ground. The expansion has a trailer featuring the scientific gadgets and gizmos that you are able to use. The new gadgets are used to gather data on other planets in the solar system including local seismology and weather. You are also able to collect samples with the new robotic armatures that are available. There will also be new components for your spacecraft like hinges servos and more. Breaking Ground will launch on May 30.