The Cube-Daily News Update: 5/4/17

E3 is just around the corner, and these newest headlines will remind you of that. Here are your essential stories for Thursday, May 4th 2017.

Oculus is shutting Oculus Story Studio down:

Oculus has been hit with a string of bad news lately, and their latest headline confirms the company may not be heading away from these matters anytime soon. This is because the VR manufacturer has announced the closing of Oculus Story Studio, which was an in house studio founded by Pixar employees to release immersive VR film. They were critically acclaimed too, with some taking an Emmy and a spot at Sundance. Oculus launched the studio in 2014.

Thumper has a Nintendo Switch release date:

Announced for the system back in February of this year, rhythm violence game Thumper has now been confirmed to launch on May 18th for the Nintendo Switch. The game will run in 1080p when docked and 720p when undocked, and the framerate will be 60. It will cost $20. Currently, no details for other versions of Thumper, such as Xbox One, have been announced.

The PC Gaming Show is returning for another year:

The PC Gaming Show is returning for its third year in a row at E3 2017, and will run in the slot Microsoft typically runs on, Monday, June 12th at 10 am PST. The show will be hosted by streaming personality Day9, and in terms of changes will now be sponsored by Intel. Confirmed presenters include Nexon, Bohemia Interactive, Cygames, and more.

Geoff Keighley is bringing special presentations to E3 2017, in the form of E3 Coliseum:

There typically isn’t much to catch in between E3 conferences, but with E3 Coliseum, Geoff Keighley is making the experience much more worth it, for viewers at home, or ones in LA. This is because special panels will be hosted from June 13th to 14th, and will include AAA games, where panelists can have their questions answered through Facebook. More is set to be revealed in the coming weeks.

Treyarch has formally announced Call of Duty Black Ops 3: Zombie Chronicles:

Following an ESRB leak, Treyarch has confirmed the presence of Call of Duty Black Ops 3: Zombie Chronicles, a remaster of Black Ops, Black Ops 2, and World at War maps set in Call of Duty Black Ops 3. The package will release on May 16th for Playstation 4 (Xbox One and PC come shortly after), and will likely cost $15. This will be the fifth DLC pack for Black Ops 3.

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