The Cube-Daily News Update: 5/14/17
Digital stores continue to be an issue, with today providing reasons for why. Here are your essential stories for Sunday, May 14th 2017.
Alan Wake is getting removed off of digital stores:
Due to qualms over music licensing, Alan Wake and its DLC are going to be delisted by tomorrow, Remedy has shared on Twitter. However, a sale price of 90% has been given to the 2010 title, as well as its 2012 spinoff American Nightmare (which isn’t being delisted). Remedy’s last game was Quantum Break (released in April 2016), they are currently developing a new IP in conjunction w/ 505 Games.
Payday 2 is getting an Ultimate Edition:
Overkill Software is continuing the success for Payday 2, and has not only announced a new rerelease for the title, but also a Youtube themed character update. The rerelease, titled Payday 2: Ultimate Edition is set to launch sometime in June, and will cost $45. It includes the game and all of its DLCs. On the flipside, the character update will include H3H3 Production’s Ethan and Hila, which will cost $5. 100% of the profits from this DLC are going to H3H3, following their lawsuit with Youtuber Matt Hoss over copyright infringement. Payday 2 originally launched in August 2013.
Destiny is undergoing maintenance this week:
Bungie has announced Destiny’s servers will be undergoing maintenance on Wednesday, May 15th 10:00 PT, which will effect not only the game, but also the official companion app and Bungie’s website. A time has not been revealed for when the maintenance will end. Destiny originally launched in September 2014, a sequel is set to launch on September 8th 2014.
Injustice 2’s file-size has been revealed:
Thanks to an official Playstation store product page, we now know the official file-size of Injustice 2. The game will take up 27.78 GBs, with the Ultimate Edition taking up 0.1 GBs more (27.79 GBs). Injustice 2 is set to launch on May 16th, these file sizes will likely be similar for PC and Xbox One.
Hyperkin has announced the RetroN HD, which runs NES games in 720p:
Hyperkin is producing more and more products, and their latest not only runs PAL/NTSC NES games but also supports them in 720p. It will be called the RetroN HD, costs $40, and is set to launch on May 25th. The console will also support original NES pads.