The Cube-Daily News Update: 7/28/17
Capcom has a disappointing year while EA nevertheless rides on success. Here are your essential stories for Friday, July 28th 2017.
Indie brawler Furi and upcoming fighting game Absolver are teaming up for an explosive deal:
GOG has announced a new promotion to its hosted fall releases, which includes free games with any pre-purchase. This goes for Absolver (you’ll receive Furi), Hello Neighbor (you’ll receive Jazzpunk), The Pillars of Earth (you’ll receive The Dark Eye: Chains of Satinav), and Sudden Strike 4 (you’ll receive Sudden Strike Gold, Sudden Strike 2 Gold and Sudden Strike 3: Arms of Victory and The Last Stand). GOG has not given a date for when the promotion ends, meaning it may finish once all games get released. This is the first and heaviest time they have given such a deal to players.
Xbox has added a handful of games to its 360 backwards compatibility slate:
Red Faction: Armageddon, Gyruss, Raiden IV, and Tomb Raider: Underworld are all being added to the Xbox One 360 backwards compatibility lineup today. Since the first game is paired with this months Games with Gold, that part shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise as Microsoft has commonly done this. Titles also premiered last week, and the backwards compatibility program has been running since 2015.
Amid financial disappointments, Capcom is now using Switch re-releases as a beacon:
New Capcom sales numbers have come in, and while they don’t paint the company to be in fruitful financial light, there is still a silver lining. The company has had its Nintendo Switch Street Fighter 2 remaster surpass sales expectations, and they have announced that they will now be porting over many more games to the platform. Other Capcom remasters also performed sufficiently, including Resident Evil 4,5, and 6.
EA has revealed a new Battlefield game will release next year:
The way it was announced confirms details to be pretty scarce, but EA’s CEO Andrew Wilson has revealed a new Battlefield title will be releasing next year. This would be the first title since the World War 2 themed Battlefield 1, and would follow a bi-yearly release schedule the company has touted since Battlefield 4. Unfortunately no word was given on who is developing it, the last non-DICE Battlefield title was 2015’s Battlefield Hardline.
Playstation Plus is undergoing a price increase in Europe, Australia:
In new emails sent to subscribers, its been revealed that Sony is upping the price of Playstation Plus for European customers. This means the annual price will be increased by 10 pounds (£50), the quarterly price will move by 5 pounds (£20), and the monthly price will shift by one pound (£7). The changes occur on the 31st of August, and since this is affected region-wide, it likely cannot be attributed to worldwide events like Brexit. The Playstation Plus program first began in 2010.