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Cyberpunk 2077 is No. 1 in the UK Charts

Released worldwide last week, December 10th. CD projekt red, Cyberpunk 2077, has claimed the UKs top spot and the second biggest boxed game launch in 2020.

Please bare in mind that the majority of Cyberpunk 2077 sales were download via PC which cannot be tracked. The overall number would be bigger than what is reported.

Even though the game made 8 million preorders and marred with bugs, glitches which is catching more heat, traction via social media. It hasn’t seem to make a dent in Cyberpunk 2077 impressive launch. 60% of sales came through as PS4 and 30% as Xbox One.

Below you can see the top 10. Who will be crowned Christmas’s No.1 this year? Animal Crossing New Horizons sales have been increasing each week for the last month to come 3rd in the charts. Sales are 8% up this week alone.

Source: gameindsutry.biz

DOOM Eternal and Control coming to Xbox Game Pass, plus more

Microsoft have announced DOOM Eternal and Control will be coming to Xbox Game Pass on December 3rd.

More titles will be added over the course of December. Rage 2 and Haven coming to game pass on Dec 3rd too.

Another outstanding game people should try is Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age definite edition which is coming to game pass on Dec 4th. If you like RPGs, especially JRPGs, then Dragon Quest is definitely worth checking out.

Full list:

Dec 3rd

  • DOOM Eternal (PC)
  • Control
  • Rage 2 (Android)
  • Haven
  • Slime Rancher
  • Va-11 Hall A – Cyberpunk Bartender Action
  • Yes, your grace

Dec 4th

  • Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age definite edition

Dec 8th

  • Call of the Sea
  • Monster Sanctuary
  • Starbound

Dec 9th

  • Unto the end

Dec 10th

  • Assetto Corsa
  • Gang Beasts
  • Greedfall
  • Superhot: mind control delete
  • Yooka-Laylee and the impossible lair

Source: Xbox Wire

Marvel Avengers to recieve ‘ample’ additional content due to poor sales.

Square Enix from a investor relations briefing held back in Nov 6th, have outlined some intriguing content, especially for Marvel Avengers.

With the Avengers being hot property and striking gold for Disney. The Marvel Avengers videogame was picked up by Square Enix and the potential/protected, to be a big hit on consoles didn’t exactly go to plan.

The Avengers fell quite short when it launched and was under par to Square Enix projections in terms of sales.

Yosuke Matsuda of Square Enix said:

“The HD Games sub-segment posted an operating loss as initial sales of “Marvel’s Avengers” were lower than we had expected and unable to completely offset the amortization of the game’s development costs. In the second half of the fiscal year (“2H”), we hope to make up for slow initial sales by offering ample additional content to grow our sales.”

Fast forward to the Q&A about Marvel Avengers:

Q: “I estimate that the HD Games sub-segment booked an operating loss of around ¥7 billion in 2Q. Would the sub-segment have turned a profit if sales of “Marvel’s Avengers” had covered the amortization of its development costs? The loss seems too great to be explained solely by costs associated with that title outweighing its sales in 2Q. Are there any other factors we should assume contributed to the operating loss? Also, should we assume that there is still a fair amount of that title’s development costs to be amortized in 3Q?”

A: “Absent factors associated with “Marvel’s Avengers” the sub-segment would have been in the black. In addition to the amortization of that game’s development costs, another significant factor associated with the title was the fact that we undertook a major advertising campaign at the time of its launch to make up for delays in our marketing efforts resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. There is a certain amount of development costs still to be amortized in 3Q, but we want to recoup it by growing our sales going forward.”

Continues…

Q: “What do you expect the profitability of “Marvel’s Avengers” to look like in 3Q?”

A: “Our intention is first and foremost to work to expand sales in order to improve its profitability.”

Q: “You say that initial sales of “Marvel’s Avengers” were lower than you had expected. Were the reasons for that not something you could have anticipated and done something about?”

A: “We engaged in ample preparations ahead of the launch, but it is true that there were aspects in which we were wanting. We intend to leverage the lessons we learned from this experience in future game development efforts.”

Kate Bishop is the latest content to be heading to Marvel Avengers. The protégé of Hawk-Eye coming December 8th.

Source: Square Enix

Watch Dogs Legion Online mode delayed to 2021

Ubisoft have announced a new update for WatchDogs Legion and pushing the online mode to early 2021 than releasing in December.

“As part of our commitment to fixing the game’s issues, we’ve decided to delay the Online mode of Watch Dogs: Legion to early 2021. This will allow us to focus on fixing issues with single player, and it will give us more time to test the Online experience to help ensure a smooth launch of the mode.”

WatchDogs Legion is currently on sale due to Black Friday. You can buy the limited edition for £35.99 over at Amazon for the Series X/S, PS4 yet the PS5 is £51.99, so be careful which PS version you get as the PS4 comes with the PS5 update.

Patch notes 2.0 have been revealed too, as many players since launch have encountered many technical issues. Believe it or not I had to do a 3.2GB update when I put Legion in the Series X today.

“As mentioned in our latest State of the Game, we have more improvement and quality of life features in store next month, including more stability improvements and further graphics optimizations for PC to reach our goal of consistent 60FPS for higher end GPUs.”

Source: Ubisoft

Mech Warrior 5: Mercenaries announced for Xbox Series X/S and One for Spring 2021

Developer Piranha Games have today announced Mech Warrior 5: Mercenaries for the Xbox Series X, S and the Xbox One for Spring 2021.

“Greetings Mercenaries,

      As many of you know, the delay in the release of Cyberpunk 2077 until December 10th had us reconsidering our release date for the Heroes of the Inner Sphere DLC, as well as the launch of MechWarrior 5 Mercenaries on Steam and GoG. Any developer wants their titles to get as much attention as possible, and obviously sharing a release date with Cyberpunk was less than optimal. Day one sales and marketing are so important to a successful product launch, and we believe that rescheduling our release date will allow MechWarrior 5 Mercenaries to have the opportunity and attention it deserves.

     While exploring our options, we saw the potential to fulfill a longstanding dream of Piranha Games. To simultaneously ship across multiple platforms, including delivering a modern MechWarrior title to console gamers worldwide. So after much consideration and debate, we have decided that moving the release date of MechWarrior 5 Mercenaries DLC Heroes of the Inner Sphere to Spring 2021 is the right choice. This will allow us to fulfill that dream and more. We are excited and proud to announce that now, in addition to playing MechWarrior 5 Mercenaries on PC, it will also be available on the XBox Series X|S and XBox One. This will be the first MechWarrior title on a console since 2004’s MechAssault 2, and in our opinion, the first true MechWarrior experience ever on a console.

     Along with the XBox release, this delay will allow us some additional opportunities that will benefit the game, as well as the MechWarrior community at large. First and foremost, the combined release on Steam, GoG, EGS, Microsoft Store, and XBox consoles will give us more exposure and a broader reach than we’ve ever had before. We will capitalize on this increased exposure with our largest marketing initiative to date, bringing as many new eyes to the MechWarrior franchise as possible. This will give us more time to add improvements and quality of life features to the base game, including AI, UI, art, customization, and content. We will continue to tune the single player campaign and new career modes, making running your Mercenary Unit the most rewarding experience possible.

    With the recent acquisition of Piranha Games by EG7, we have even more resources available to support these efforts. We will leverage this new relationship to take our MechWarrior titles to the next level, and increase our growth and presence globally. We understand that this news is not ideal for those that have been waiting to purchase the game on Steam or another platform, or for those that have been ready to dive into Heroes of the Inner Sphere, but we promise that the wait will be worth it.

     We are in the process of creating a MechWarrior 5 developer vlog that will dive deeper into the decisions leading to this delay, as well as any other questions you might have about the future of MechWarrior 5 Mercenaries. You can look forward to that Dev Vlog being available on Tuesday, December 1st!

    And finally, how will this decision affect MechWarrior Online? It won’t! There will be no impact on our MechWarrior Online initiatives, and in fact this will likely benefit MWO in the long run by bringing more eyes to our multiplayer PvP MechWarrior experience. By the release of MW5 in Spring 2021, we should be well on our way towards implementing significant updates to MWO, including exciting improvements to the new player experience, making sure we’re ready for new players.

Thank you,

The MechWarrior 5 Mercenaries Team”

Source: Piranha Games

Call Of Duty claims No.1 whilst Spiderman Miles Morales is PS5’s biggest launch game

Call Of Duty Black Ops Cold War has claimed the No.1 spot in the UK charts for the week ending Nov 21st.

Spiderman: Miles Morales swings a Web and is the biggest PS5 launch game. New entry Hyrule Warriors: Age Of Calamity for the Nintendo Switch lands 6th, which is a good feat seeing as this month has been busy for the videogame industry with the launch of next gen consoles.

Black Friday sales already have seen a increase for FIFA 21 and WatchDogs Legion respectively.

  • 1 – Call Of Duty Black Ops Cold War
  • 2 – FIFA 21
  • 3 – Spiderman: Miles Morales
  • 4 – Assassins Creed Valhalla
  • 5 – Fortnite: The Last Laugh Bundle
  • 6 – Hyrule Warriors: AOC
  • 7 – WatchDogs Legion
  • 8 – Animal Crossing New Horizons
  • 9 – Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
  • 10 – Minecraft (Switch)

Source: gameindsutry.biz

The Pathless soars onto the PS5, PS4 and other platforms tomorrow

Developer Giant Squid, have announced The Pathless is heading to PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, PC, and iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple TV via Apple Arcade Tomorrow for $39.99.

The Pathless sees players take on the role of the Hunter, a master of archery who travels to a mystical island to dispel a curse of darkness that grips the world. The Hunter must forge a connection with an eagle companion to hunt corrupted spirits, being careful to not become the hunted. Players will explore misty forests full of secrets, solve puzzles in ancient ruins and be tested in epic battles. The bond with your eagle and the fate of the world hang in the balance.”

“The Pathless is an open world game that features unique archery and traversal mechanics,” said Matt Nava, creative director at Giant Squid. “The Hunter and Eagle’s swift, fluid movements carry them seamlessly through the vast, forested landscape as players set out to banish an ancient curse of darkness. We can’t wait for players to immerse themselves in the mythology of this mysterious world we have made and unravel its secrets.”

Giant Squid will also be releasing two physical editions on Dec 8th for the PS5. One will be a Day One edition and via iam8bit.com you can preorder the exclusive edition.

In early 2021, a vinyl will be made available of the soundtrack of The Pathless.

Source: Gaint Squid press release