The Cube-Daily News Update: 8/1/16
It’s officially August, and today we’ve got a high profile game cancellation and announcement, Esports included. Here are your essential stories for Monday, August 1st 2016.
Inside is coming to Playstation 4 as soon as this month:
Trophy site Exophase (which has leaked Dead Rising, South Park: The Stick of Truth, and and Beyond: Two Souls remasters before) has posted a listing for the critically acclaimed Xbox exclusive Inside. Game site VG247 is corroborating this report as well, saying it should launch sometime this month.
The HTC Vive is getting a price hike in the UK:
Back when Brexit occurred, many game sites detailed reports on how it would cause a ripple effect throughout the gaming industry. UK folk are obviously feeling it first, and it looks like it won’t get any better, with the price of the HTC Vive being raised by 70 pounds. This is so far the first high profile console price change in Britain, but expect to see more soon.
Star Wars: Galaxy in Turmoil has been ordered a cease & desist:
Earlier this year, one studio had an ambitious goal. They tasked themselves with recreating what Star Wars Battlefront 3 could have been, with an almost spiritual-successor like perspective. And while they were given the go-ahead by Steam, Lucasfilm negotiated to cancel the project due to an EA license, meaning that Frontline (the developers) are going to have to work on a new project. However, with the anticipation already being expected, we’re thinking their next property won’t be such a flop.
You could win 1 million dollars for playing Gears of War 4:
Microsoft has been going all-in with Gears of War Esports lately, and this trend is continuing with a one million dollar tag on the game’s upcoming ProCircuit. There will be six tournaments altogether, and the event will spread all the way until Spring 2017. There will also be a surprise tournament here and there, with all being produced by MLG.
Techland is producing a farming game, out of all things:
Techland announced quite recently that they would be taking a publishing route after the massive success that was Dying Light, and their first game is a safe bet to say the least. It’s a PC only farming simulator titled Pure Farming 17, and more will be showcased at this year’s Gamescom. You can watch the trailer below.