Life happens, but that won’t stop a belated Today in Gaming. Here are your essential stories for Friday, May 3rd, 2019.
Epic Games has purchased Psyonix:
In some unexpected acquisition news, Epic Games has purchased the developers behind Rocket League, Psyonix, for an undisclosed amount. As a result of the purchase (which will go into effect next month), Rocket League will come to the Epic Games Store, and Psyonix will receive more resources for Rocket League eSports. Unfortunately, it looks like Rocket League will be taken off of Steam as a result of the purchase later this year, but people who already own the game will be able to play it on that platform. Rocket League first released in Summer 2015.
Blades of Time is getting a Nintendo Switch remaster:
Gaijin Entertainment’s Blades of Time didn’t make the biggest splash when it released back in 2012, but the game is nevertheless getting a second chance due to a new Nintendo Switch remaster which is set to release on May 14th. The only Nintendo Switch exclusive features will be a revamped multiplayer mode (that will feature more MOBA elements) although it is unclear what price the game will launch at. Blades of Time originally released for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC.
Two new games are coming to Xbox One backward compatibility:
There isn’t a week in the month without a new backward compatibility announcement and this time Microsoft’s Major Nelson has revealed two new titles coming to the service today. It will include Trials Evolution and Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge. (Both games released in 2012) Other newly added backward compatibility games include Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2 and Command and Conquer Red Alert 3.
Star Wars Battlefront (2004) is receiving a GOG, Steam remaster:
The past two Star Wars Battlefront games have been disappointments for some, but there’s nothing wrong with reliving the glory days. The first two Star Wars Battlefront games (that released all the way back in 2004 and 2005 respectively) have now been released on Steam and GOG with new multiplayer support. Keep in mind that the GOG version is the only one without DRM. This announcement is great, but what’s most surprising is that its probably a move of Disney’s not EA’s (they do not own the old games).
Here’s a roundup of Days Gone’s latest patches:
Upon Days Gone release, there were multiple reports of the game’s bugs or general jankiness. Developer Bend Studio has been committed to fixing these issues, and as a result, seven patches have been released since the game’s release. These fix frame-drops, popping audio and textures, and more. in fact, the newest patch is a fix to the patch before, that caused more issues than fixes. This isn’t uncommon for PlayStation 4 exclusives, God of War suffered the same fate last year.