The biggest gaming news for August 22, 2022
Knights of the Old Republic Remake is changing hands, Pokemon Scarlet & Violet is getting fan-favorite game modes, and Ubisoft is denying Blade game rumors.
Here we are at the dawn of another great event in the world of video games. I am of course referring to Gamescom. While you can expect plenty of news over the coming week, today was certainly no slouch, leaving us with more than a few big stories. For example, we heard about how the Knights of the Old Republic remake changed hands, game modes in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet were revealed, and there may be no game Blade in preparation after all. There’s more where that came from, so read on for the rest.
Sony is being sued for £5bn for overcharging PlayStation gamers
Video game giant Sony just received a huge bill for overcharging PlayStation gamers. The case is currently in court, so it remains to be seen whether the company will actually have to pay, but if a consumer rights champion by the name of Alex Neill is successful, Sony will soon be in for a big bill. “The game is ready for Sony PlayStation,” Neill remarked. “With this legal action, I am standing up for the millions of people in Britain who have been unwittingly overcharged. We believe Sony has abused its position and defrauded its customers. Sony’s actions are costing millions of people who cannot afford it. afford. , especially when we are in the midst of a cost of living crisis and consumers’ wallets are stretched like never before.” The company allegedly “cheated people” by charging a 30% commission on sales.
Ubisoft denies making a Blade game
Rumors flared yesterday after some leaked footage came to public attention suggesting that a Blade game could be in the works at Ubisoft. It could still be the case. Technically. Ubisoft, however, debunked these rumors by taking to social media platforms, including Twitter. “Sorry to cut off rumors,” the company tweeted. “We’re not making a Blade game, but we can’t wait to see what our friends at Marvel Studios have in store for next year’s movie.” Never mind.
Pokemon Scarlet & Violet Battle Modes Reveal Ranked, Casual & Online Competitions
Pokemon Scarlet & Violet now has a bunch of confirmed battle modes, including ranked, casual, and online competitions. “With Pokemon Scarlet & Violet’s Battle Stadium feature, you’ll be able to use the internet to battle trainers around the world,” the official announcement read during the recent Pokemon World Championships. “The Ranked Battles that players were lucky enough to enjoy in Pokemon Sword & Shield will return in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet. Players will also be able to take on battles in Casual Battles and Online Competitions modes. heated Pokémon battles with the new partners you meet in the Paldea region!” Well, as they say, something old, something New.
Star Wars: Knights Of The Old Republic Remake Changes Developer
The next Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic remake has been in the works for a while now, but fans of the franchise haven’t heard much beyond the occasional snippet of news here and there. The latest development is that producer Embracer appears to have pulled the project from Aspyr, handing the responsibility over to Saber Interactive. The two studios previously worked together on the game. The news comes from Bloomberg reporter Jason Schreier who described how “the highly anticipated Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Remake has been moved from Texas-based Aspyr Media to a Saber Interactive studio in Eastern Europe”. Schreier went on to say that “parent company Embracer hinted at the transition last week and Bloomberg News can confirm it today.” What this means for the game remains unclear.
Release of PlayStation VR 2 in early 2023
PlayStation VR 2 is slated to launch sometime in early 2023, good news for the growing community of VR gamers. It was rumored to be the case before, but PlayStation’s parent company Sony has always been pretty quiet about it. “My latest supply chain audit suggests that the assembler and several component suppliers of the PlayStation VR 2 will begin mass production with approximately 1.5 million units shipped in the second half of 2022,” said Ming-Chi Kuo, analyst at TF International Securities, on Twitter. in May. “Sony could launch it in the first quarter of 2023 depending on the development schedule for PlayStation VR 2 game titles.” The analyst added that “I believe PlayStation VR 2 will be off to a strong start with support for over 20 game titles from first-party and third-party developers at launch.” Let’s hope so.
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