Doublejump Digest: November 24, 2017

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Nov 24, 2019 · 4 min read

This week in gaming: Half-life returns with a new adventure, Amy Hennig heads up a new studio, Microsoft denies making Project xCloud exclusives, 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!


FROM DOUBLEJUMP


MAJOR NEWS

Valve announces a new Half-life story:

The game takes place between the events of Half-life and Half-life 2, and will pit players in a first-person struggle against the Combine and its growing occupation of City 17. Speaking with PC Gamer, Designer Greg Coomer also explained that playing as Alyx will mean that players will finally get to step into the shoes of a non-silent protagonist for the first time in a mainline Half-life game.

Amy Hennig heads up new studio with Skydance Media:

Microsoft denies planning exclusives for Project xCloud:

“We’re very early in the multi-year journey for Project xCloud, which is currently in public preview. We are investigating a variety of new capabilities made possible by the cloud,” the person said. “However, we remain committed to an approach with game streaming that is complementary to console and have no plans for cloud-exclusive content at this time.”

A new patent filing shows off possible PlayStation 5 controller design:

Here are the nominees for The Game Awards 2019:


NOTABLE GAME RELEASES

  • Shenmue III (PC & PS4)
  • Sid Meier’s Civilization VI (PS4 & Xbox One)
  • Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts (PC)

VIDEOS AND TRAILERS

Shenmue III — Launch Trailer — The Story Goes On:

BATTLETECH: Heavy Metal — Release Trailer:

Xbox Wireless Controller — Sport Blue Special Edition:

Gran Turismo Sport — Lewis Hamilton Time Trial Challenge:

Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts — Launch Trailer:


OTHER NEWS

  • Borderlands 3’s Good Juju weapon is a tongue-in-cheek homage to a Destiny classic: Eurogamer
  • Audible and Ubisoft are working together on a radio drama based on Assassin’s Creed: DualShockers
  • Viveport President Rikard Steiber is leaving the company after four years: GamesIndustry.biz
  • State of Decay 2’s multiplayer is heading to Steam next year: Polygon
  • Echtra Games is pushing Torchlight Frontiers to 2020: GameSpot
  • Aaryn Flynn talks about the difficulties of working with Frostbite during his time at BioWare: GamesIndustry.biz
  • Mario Kart Tour players can now switch between drifting and steering on-the-fly: GameSpot
  • Rust’s upcoming premium update will include new musical instruments: Eurogamer
  • One of the main creators of EverQuest passes away: ArsTechnica

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