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Release Diablo IV Xbox Game Pass sets a new record for engagement

Xbox Game Studios head Matt Booty said in an interview with the Strictly Business podcast that the launch Diablo IV in Xbox Game Pass became the largest in the history of the service. The game was added to the subscription in March 2024 and showed record results in audience engagement.

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According to Buti, in the first 10 days after the appearance Diablo IV in the catalog, users spent over 10 million hours playing the game. This makes the action-RPG launch a record-breaking one in terms of engagement.

Previously, Microsoft called the launch of Starfield on Xbox Game Pass a record for the number of new subscriptions on the day of the game's release. Diablo IV, which launched in June 2023, reached subscriptions later, after Microsoft acquired publisher Activision Blizzard. The game is currently in its fourth season, accompanied by a noticeable surge of interest in the project.

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Final Fantasy XVI celebrates one-year anniversary: ​​developers thank fans and work on PC version

Today marks one year since the release of Final Fantasy XVI. In honor of this event, the developers thanked fans for their support and reminded them of the development of the PC version, which the team is “working hard on.” The exact release date has not yet been announced.

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The message was shared on social media and was accompanied by festive art featuring the game's main character, Clive Rosfield. Game director Hiroshi Takai in the address emphasized the team's desire to make the game accessible to as many players as possible, which could hint at a possible release for the Xbox Series X|S.

A few months ago, the developers already mentioned that they would consider releasing Final Fantasy XVI on other platforms after the release of the PC version.

Final Fantasy XVI debuted on PlayStation 5 in June 2023. It sold 3 million copies in its first week, after which sales figures were no longer updated. In May 2024, Square Enix President Takashi Kiryu admitted that sales of Final Fantasy XVI and Final Fantasy VII Rebirth in the past fiscal year did not meet the company's expectations. Both games are currently PlayStation 5 exclusives.

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Sony Ends Support for PlayStation VR2

Sony has almost completely stopped supporting PlayStation VR2, and the future prospects for the development of this platform remain in question. According to Android Central, the company has decided not to increase production of content for the PlayStation VR2 and is currently working on two games that may never see the light of day.

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Since the launch of PlayStation VR2, only two exclusive games have been released on the platform: Horizon Call of the Mountain and Firewall Ultra. A VR mode has also been added for the Gran Turismo 7 racing game. However, users have repeatedly criticized Sony for insufficient support for virtual reality on the PlayStation 5, pointing out that the first PlayStation VR had more interesting games.

The lack of new developments and content forces many VR game developers to look for other platforms to implement their projects. According to analysts, buying a PlayStation VR2 in the current situation is a bad investment, since it is unlikely that the situation will improve significantly in the near future.

Despite the current circumstances, Sony does not exclude the possibility of returning to VR in the future, however, specific plans for the development of this technology have not yet been announced. At the same time, IBM, the developer of an AI-based automatic order taking system, intends to continue working on the AOT project, as other food chains are interested in it.

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Ubisoft releases a remastered version of Beyond Good and Evil for its 20th anniversary

On June 25, 2024, the anniversary re-release of Beyond Good and Evil will be released on PC and modern consoles. This updated version of the classic game will feature significant improvements, including 4K and 60 FPS graphics, as well as the addition of a speedrun mode and an art gallery.

In honor of the 20th anniversary, Ubisoft decided to please fans not with the long-awaited sequel, but with a remaster of the original game. This decision allows us to return to the roots and give a new generation of players the opportunity to get acquainted with the legendary game in an improved form.

First released in 2003, Beyond Good and Evil has received acclaim for its unique graphics, gripping storyline, and innovative gameplay. The Anniversary Edition retains the spirit of the original, while offering modern technical improvements that will allow you to enjoy the game to its fullest.

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New Fable reboot: Screenshots and release date in 2025

On the digital store page Microsoft Store New screenshots of the game Fable have appeared. These images show various moments from the gameplay, including the main character's battles with enemies and an encounter with a giant toad in the forest.

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Recently, a new trailer for the game was presented at the Xbox Games Showcase 2024 presentation. During the presentation, the developers also confirmed that the project will be released in 2025.

The Fable reboot is being developed by Playground Games, which previously became famous for the Forza Horizon series.

The game promises to provide players with a completely new experience while maintaining the spirit of the original. New screenshots confirm the high level of graphics and attention to detail, making the wait for the game even more exciting.

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LEGO Horizon Adventures presented at Nintendo Direct with first look at the Switch version

Sony held another showcase of the LEGO Horizon Adventures game after its announcement at the Summer Game Show 2024. This time, the adventure game was presented as part of the Nintendo Direct presentation, where a gameplay trailer was shown with a first look at the Nintendo Switch version of the game.

LEGO Horizon Adventures is an adaptation of the popular PlayStation franchise and promises exciting adventures in a unique LEGO style. The new trailer showed off key gameplay elements, including world exploration, puzzle solving, and character interaction. The game's bright and colorful style is eye-catching, and the Switch version promises to be just as fun as the versions on other platforms.

In addition, along with this, LEGO Horizon Adventures now has a Steam page. This means that PC players will also be able to enjoy the new game. The appearance of a page on Steam indicates high interest in the project and the willingness of the developers to offer it to a wide audience.

LEGO Horizon Adventures will be released at the end of the year on PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch and PC. The exact release date has not yet been announced, but we can already note a high level of anticipation and interest from players. The game promises to be a vibrant and memorable event in the world of video games, combining elements of classic adventures with a unique LEGO style.

At the moment, the developers are actively working on the final touches of the project to ensure maximum quality and convenience for users. The gameplay trailer presented at the Nintendo Direct received a lot of positive feedback and attracted even more attention to the game. LEGO Horizon Adventures is expected to be one of the most anticipated games of the year.

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The original Resident Evil may appear on modern platforms

Capcom appears to be preparing to release the original Resident Evil on modern platforms. This became known after the game in the PC version appeared on the website of the European rating organization PEGI. This indicates that the game will soon appear on digital stores such as Steam.

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Currently, players on modern PCs only have access to the re-release of the Resident Evil remake, released in 2015. The original version of the game is not available for purchase on these platforms.

On PlayStation consoles, access to the classic Resident Evil is only available to subscribers of premium PS Plus plans. The game is not sold separately on the PS Store, which limits its availability to a wide audience.

Fans hope that along with the first Resident Evil, the Japanese developers will also make the classic Resident Evil 2 and Resident Evil 3 available on modern platforms. These games, released in 1998 and 1999 respectively, remain popular and beloved among fans of the series.

The potential release of the original Resident Evil on modern platforms could be great news for gamers looking to experience the classic gaming experience on new devices. It is not yet clear when exactly the game will be available for purchase, but the appearance of information on the PEGI website suggests that this may happen in the near future.

Capcom has not yet officially confirmed the release of the original Resident Evil on modern platforms, but fans' expectations and hopes are high. If this happens, players will be able to once again experience the zombie apocalypse and horror that made Resident Evil a cult survival horror game.

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New leak reveals details about Monolith Productions' Wonder Woman game

Recently, concept art and the first details about the Wonder Woman game, developed by Monolith Productions, announced three years ago, appeared online. The information was leaked through an online marketing survey conducted by WB Games.

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In the game, you will play as Wonder Woman in a single-player action-adventure game. The powerful sorceress Circe invaded the Amazons' home island of Themiscyra, leading an army of Cyclops, Gorgons and other monsters. You, as the champion of the Amazons, have to return home and protect it from the invaders.

Players will be able to harness the power of the gods to deliver devastating blows and engage in fast-paced battles with the FreeFlow system and combos. You will have powerful weapons at your disposal, including the legendary Lasso of Truth.

The story will develop around establishing relationships with your mother, Queen Hippolyta, and your fellow Amazons, who consider you a traitor for leaving Themyscira. The game will feature iconic DC characters and procedurally generated allies and enemies who will remember your choices and actions.

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While exploring the open world of Themiscyra, players will meet mythical inhabitants from Greek mythology and will be able to fly around the entire island. Your task will be to stop Circe from destroying the home of the Amazons and gaining untold power.

The survey also mentions Wonder Woman's fighting moves, such as deflecting bullets with bracers, throwing tiaras, creating whirlwinds, and others. The game's villains will be predominantly female, such as Circe, Medusa, and Cheetah.

The game will retail for £69,99 and will be released on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S and PC.

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Ripple Effect enhances the authenticity of the new Battlefield by hiring military veterans

Headed by Vincent Zampella, Ripple Effect has hired two military veterans through its Hire Our Heroes program to help bring more authenticity to the next Battlefield title. Madison Dougherty and Aaron Johnson have joined the team to work on the new project.


Madison Dougherty, a former platoon leader with the US Army's Third Infantry Division, completed a three-month internship with EA's Battlefield team and is now a product manager at Ripple Effect Studios. Aaron Johnson, a former Green Beret and small unit tactics instructor, has accepted the position of assistant game project manager.

Dougherty noted that she was able to provide the developers with valuable feedback on what realistic military aspects should look like, and also helped create a brief on military realism. Johnson added that after a long military career, he is glad to be equally enthusiastic about creating games.

At the moment, EA is not revealing details about the new Battlefield, except that employees from four studios are involved in development: DICE, Criterion Games, Motive Studio and Ripple Effect Studios.

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Capcom has revealed new details about Monster Hunter Wilds

At Summer Game Fest 2024, Capcom presented a new trailer for Monster Hunter Wilds. According to game director Yui Tokuda, the new game takes full advantage of the capabilities of consoles and PC to create a rich and vibrant gaming world.

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Monster Hunter Wilds focuses on multiple ecosystems with believable life. Tokuda noted that with each new generation of hardware, developers strive to improve the graphics and detail of the world.

“It's always been clear that I want to focus on the ecosystem element in every Monster Hunter game I make. With the powerful technical characteristics of the new consoles and PCs, we can create a more living, breathing world,” said Tokuda.

Capcom promises significant improvements to gameplay, allowing players to delve into the depths of diverse ecosystems. The game will be released on consoles and PC in a few months.

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