Apex Legends becomes a runaway hit, and Metro: Exodus gets critics’ first reviews. Weeks’ gaming news15 February 2019
Entertainment has already presented upgrades for the royal battle of Apex Legends, while Ubisoft has revealed future content of Assassin's Creed Odyssey. These and other video game events are described in our traditional digest.
Launch trailer of Far Cry New Dawn shows Post-Apocalypse
A promotional video of Far Cry New Dawn shows game events on the part of novelty’s antagonists – Mickey and Lou. According to the plot, they are completely satisfied by the doomsday and even believe that Post-Apocalypse is the best event in their life.
The trailer discloses key features of the project, including freedom to act, a huge range of vehicles, amazing graphics, and an ally represented by Joseph Seed. Far Cry New Dawn will be officially available for PS4, Xbox One, and РС on February 15.
Ubisoft introduces upgrades of Assassin's Creed Odyssey
Creed Odyssey developers have shared the details about new content to be added to the game this month. Previously, it was about a potential supplement called New Game+. And now, developers say that gamers will be not only able to transfer their outfit, but also to change a character.
Ubisoft states that the game will have 22 new fast motion points and new ranks of assassins, while the maximum level will be 99. In March, one will release the Assassin's Creed III collection with an upgraded version of the third part and extra storylines.
RetroArch shell is available on PS Classic
A group of enthusiasts has introduced a new solution for Sony PlayStation Classic: BleemSync. Using this tool and a USB drive, one can load additional games to the console internal storage without any external media. Consequently, there is the RetroArch shell that helps to emulate other consoles, in particular Sega and Nintendo. By the way, it is users that bear all the responsibility for the application of the tool, as such an intervention on console firmware annuls the guarantee.
Critics assess pros and cons of Metro: Exodus
Metro: Exodus, which will be released for PS4, Xbox One, and РС on February 15, has already received assessments from leading gaming critics. Well, the average mark of the game ranges between 80 and 83, which is no different from marks of the previous version.
Critics stress the following advantages: high-quality graphics, perfect background sound, atmosphere, and good gaming balance. Disadvantages include numerous bugs preventing the proper walkthrough. evaluated the Metro: Exodus scenario quite dubiously: overlong and boring dialogues as well as outdated animations.
Activision Blizzard fires 775 people
Blizzard is reducing the staff. The company fired 775 people specializing in eSports and publishing. Its board explains that the job cut won’t affect game developers and all dismissed employees will obtain bonuses and severance pay.
Blizzard started losing personnel in 2018 when it was left by chief financial officers and head of eSports.
25 million gamers play Apex Legends in a week
A new royal battle of Apex Legends keeps leading positions on Twitch and sets records in terms of the amount of new players. The overall number of users have reached 25 million over the week. The maximum amount of playing people is 2 million.
Legends developers from Respawn Entertainment have already managed to fix some bugs and prepare a gaming update on St. Valentine's Day. The holiday event will last until February 19 and will allow gamers to get the special ‘Live Die Live’ sign as well as buy thematic costumes for characters.