The Cube-Daily News Update: 6/21/17
On the front of indie games, new partnerships, remasters, and everything else. Here are your essential stories for Wednesday, July 21st 2017.
Timesplitters Rewind will be completely free to all players upon launch:
TimeSplitters Rewind, the fan-made remake of all TimeSplitters games, has now been revealed to be free per a fans Facebook question. This is due to the rights of the license, since Crytek is letting the developers of the game use the franchise only if they don’t make profit from it. On top of this news, a release plan has been shared (the game will come out with a small amount of content and add on over time), and the official main theme, which is completely remade, since an agreement could not be concluded over the game’s soundtrack. TimeSplitters Rewind is set to launch on Playstation 4 and PC, but lacks a release date.
SEGA is bringing all of their classic games to mobile devices, as part of a new service:
Sega has announced plans today to invest into the games-as-service model with their own spin, with the mobile oriented Sega Forever. The service is set to let every Sega game (ranging from Master System to Dreamcast and above) release on iOS and Android for free, although ads will be included. (You can pay $2 for each game to remove them). A new game is planned to be added every two weeks, and the initial lineup includes Sonic The Hedgehog, Altered Beast, Phantasy Star II, Kid Chameleon, and Comix Zone. The games will include saves, leaderboards, wireless and non-wireless controller support, and even offline play. Watch a trailer below for more of an overview.
Cities Skylines is finally coming to Playstation 4, with a release date:
Coming off of a period of timed Xbox One/PC exclusivity, Cities Skylines is making its way to Playstation 4 on August 15th. The port is being developed by Tantalus Media (known for their Nintendo Switch ports of Rime and Sonic Mania), and will include all released DLC for $40. Tantalus also did the game’s Xbox One port. Watch a trailer below for more info.
Pillars of Eternity (plus all of its DLC), is coming to consoles and now has a date:
Paradox is bringing Obsidian’s hit RPG Pillars of Eternity to Playstation 4 and Xbox One, as Pillars of Eternity: Complete Edition, the company revealed today. The port is set to launch on August 29th and will include all released DLC, a price has not been given. Other details surround the game’s retail publisher (505 Games), Pillars of Eternity first launched in March 2015. Watch a trailer for the port below.
NBC will be premiering a $100,000 2v2 Rocket League tournament on their Sports channel, as part of a new partnership:
NBC is stepping into the world of Esports by premiering a $100,000 2v2 Rocket League tournament on their Sports channel next month, the company revealed today. The move was done because the game is seen as more accessible than other Esports, NBC’s owner, Turner Broadcasting, has been familiar with Esports airing before. Rocket League first launched in July 2015.