After its release on June 19 2020, Naughty Dog’s Last of Us II has smashed sales record in the United Kingdom (UK). The PlayStation 4-exclusive is now the UK’s top-selling title of all time over its first week in terms of boxed sales alone.
The charts cover physical game sales exclusively, so this only captures one element of The Last of Us Part II’s launch results. Digital game sales have been growing over the years for Sony and other companies. For Sony’s latest period, it sold 66 per cent of its games digitally. For the full story, please click on the link.
Hitman 2’s Miami Level Will Be Free To Play On Xbox One This Weekend
The Miami level from Hitman 2 will be free to play on Xbox One this weekend from June 25-28. Developer IO Interactive confirmed this on Twitter earlier today, suggesting that it’ll be part of the ‘Hitman 2 Free Trial’, which may or may not be separate from the Hitman 2 Free Starter Pack on the Microsoft Store. For the full story, please click on the link.
Microsoft Is Shutting Mixer, Teaming Up With Facebook Gaming
Microsoft has announced that it’s shutting down its Mixer streaming service and that it’s “teaming up with Facebook to enable the Mixer community to transition to Facebook Gaming.”
In an article posted earlier today, Xbox head Phil Spencer explained the reason for Mixer’s closure:
“Ultimately, the success of Partners and streamers on Mixer is dependent on our ability to scale the service for them as quickly and broadly as possible. It became clear that the time needed to grow our own live streaming community to scale was out of measure with the vision and experiences we want to deliver to gamers now, so we’ve decided to close the operations side of Mixer and help the community transition to a new platform.” For the full story, please click on the link.
Ghost of Tsushima Goes Gold Ahead of July Release Date
Ghost of Tsushima is now less than a month away from launch, and to confirm that the game is finished and ready to ship, developer Sucker Punch has announced that the PS4 exclusive has gone gold.
We’re thrilled to announce that #GhostOfTsushima has gone GOLD! This is the culmination of years of hard work from our team and we can’t wait to get it into your hands on July 17! pic.twitter.com/nidZvlqIIk— Ghost of Tsushima 🎮 July 17 (@SuckerPunchProd) June 22, 2020. For the full story, please click on the link.
Nintendo Reportedly Stepping Away from Mobile Games
Nintendo is reportedly retreating from the mobile gaming market, and currently has no new mobile games in development. A Bloomberg report indicates that Nintendo has been underwhelmed by its mobile games’ financial performance, and is now preferring to concentrate on making games for its own Switch console following the huge success of games like Animal Crossing (which contributed to a 12-year high in share price). For the full story, please click on the link
Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time Unveiled
Activision and developer Toys for Bob have announced Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time via the Summer Game Fest, revealing that it’s coming to Xbox One on October 2, 2020. Check out the new trailer above!
The game’s story will focus on Crash and Coco reuniting the four quantum masks and bending the rules of reality to stop the evil Neo Cortex and N. Tropy, and will feature new abilities, extra playable characters and much more. For the full story, please click on the link .
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