Doublejump Digest: December 08, 2019

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Dec 7, 2019 · 4 min read

This week in gaming: Riot Games settles its discrimination lawsuit, Epic Games gives more financial control to developers, Campo Santo says goodbye to its own project, and more!


In the spirit of keeping our readers up to date with what’s happening in the video game industry, the Doublejump Digest is a brief collection of the major news stories from the past week. Keep an eye out for the Digest every Sunday night, and head on into the archive for news from weeks gone by!


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MAJOR NEWS

Riot Games settles gender dismination suit with US$10M payout:

Epic now lets developers choose their own payment services:

“We support developers’ right to choose among the best stores, in-app payment processors, online services, and engines, and to mix and match these components as they wish,” CEO Tim Sweeney added (via Gamasutra).

In even better news for developers, Epic Games will not take a cut of revenue from in-game sales using third-party payment services.

Campo Santo’s next game is on hiatus:

“As we integrated ourselves into Valve it became clear there was a lot of valuable work to be done on Half-Life: Alyx. Some of us starting lending a hand, and have since become full-time on the project as it approaches launch,” he told Polygon. “Similarly, some ex-Campos are working on Dota Underlords, some are on Steam, and so on.”

Rodkin reiterated that Campo Santo may return to developing In the Valley of Gods in the future, and that the studio will “find an exciting way to let fans know” when it does.

Report: Microsoft is working on a disc-less Project Scarlett version:

YouTube eases up on equating real-world violence with game violence:

“Starting on 12/2, scripted or simulated violent content found in video games will be treated the same as other types of scripted content,” the company wrote. This will mean that videos featuring violent game footage will no longer be automatically age-restricted, but YouTube still retains the right to demonetise such videos and can enforce age-restrictions on videos where “violent or gory imagery is the sole focus” (i.e. death scene montages, gore montages, etc.)

Resident Evil 3 Remake leaks ahead of an official reveal:


NOTABLE GAME RELEASES

  • Life Is Strange 2: Episode 5 (PC, PS4, & Xbox One)
  • Phoenix Point (PC)

VIDEOS AND TRAILERS

Destiny 2: Shadowkeep — Season of Dawn Trailer:

Tekken 7 — Ganryu Announcement & Release Date Trailer:

Tekken 7 — Fahkumram Character Announcement Trailer:

Tekken 7 — Leroy Smith Release Date Trailer:

Persona 5 Royal — Release Date Reveal Trailer:


OTHER NEWS

  • Battlefield V’s Community Games custom playlists are going live this coming week: Eurogamer
  • The Metal Gear Solid movie’s Director has teased an updated script for the film: DualShockers
  • PUBG is available to stream through PlayStation Now: GamesRadar
  • 343 Industries is letting PC Halo Reach players disable anti-cheat measures to enable modding: Polygon

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