CD Projekt Red Is Not Working On Multiple Cyberpunk Games

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CD Projekt Red Is Not Working On Multiple Cyberpunk Games

Despite an earlier translation indicating CD Projekt Red was working on multiple Cyberpunk games, this is not the case. The statement behidn the confusion was mistranslated; what they really have going on is three teams working on the game, rather than sequels or spin-offs.

"We currently have a total of five teams working on a number of projects, with three focusing on the development of Cyberpunk 2077," a CDPR rep said in a statement to PC Gamer. "These include CD Projekt Red Warsaw and Kraków, who are handling the main game, as well as the Wrocław studio, where around 40 industry specialists are engaged in technology R&D."

While the three teams work on Cyberpunk, the other two out of the five are working on Gwent and an unannounced mobile title. With Cyberpunk 2077 still nearly a year out with a release date of April 16, 2020, it makes sense they'd stick to the one title at the moment.

Mordhau Developer Says Race And Gender Toggle Options 'Out Of The Question'

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Mordhau Developer Says Race And Gender Toggle Options 'Out Of The Question'

After statements from members of the Mordhau development team implied players would be able avoid seeing player characters of another ethnicity or gender, Triternion is saying that particular option was never officially on the table and will not be coming to the game.

In a recent interview with PC Gamer regarding how developers can deal with toxic players, Triternion artist Mike Desroisiers mentioned that, with Mordhau getting the option to characters who aren't white and/or male in the future, there could be an option for players to only see white male characters, saying it'd be similar to having online chat filters. "Whatever stance we take officially, some group of people are going to be upset with us," Desroisiers told PC Gamer. "And so, ideally we’d put the power in the players’ hands, and give them the option to enable and disable different things."

This prompted a sea of controversy online, as people debated whether such a toggle would curb and enable more toxicity. Today, however, Triternion posted on the company's official forums, stating the comments made to PC Gamer were not based on a misunderstanding, and that such a toggle was never going to be an option.

Harry Potter: Wizards Unite's First Event Begins Today

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Harry Potter: Wizards Unite's First Event Begins Today

At 11 a.m. PT today, Harry Potter: Wizards Unite is introducing its first week-long quest. The game calls it the "Brilliant Event: Fantastic Flora and Fauna." This multi-part quest is structured similarly to Professor Willow's research assignments in Pokémon Go, and pushes players to complete a number of small feats to earn rewards.

These assignments range from capturing a buckbeak to brewing five potions. The image below shows you what players will need to catch to complete the event's Forbidden Forest sticker page. The creatures of note should be spawning everywhere during the event week. We'll have to wait to see if the reward at the end of the quest is worth the effort. If you want to learn more about Wizard's Unite, check out my review.

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order's Lightsaber Has Been Updated Following E3 Feedback

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Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order's Lightsaber Has Been Updated Following E3 Feedback

Capping off our month of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order coverage, game director Stig Asmussen called into The Game Informer Show podcast to answer lingering questions from the community. One of the show's viewers asked about protagonist Cal Kestis' lightsaber, stating that the blade didn't deliver as much vibrancy as we usually see from these weapons.

More specifically, the blade apparently lacked the bright white light in its center. "We made a mistake on that one, and since then have fixed it," Asmussen said during the interview. "That was fair feedback and criticism. We've tweaked [the light], and also tweaked the shape of the lightsaber blade a little. You can see the difference right away."

You can check out that specific discussion in the timestamped video below.

Hasbro Unveils New Overwatch Ultimates Action Figures

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Hasbro Unveils New Overwatch Ultimates Action Figures

McCree, Junkrat, and Zarya are joining Hasbro's new (and popular) Overwatch Ultimates action figure line. The first of this six-inch series kicked off in a big way a couple of months ago, giving fans the chance to add Mercy, Reinhardt, Reaper, Lucio, Sombra, Pharah, Ana, and Soldier 76 to their collecting shelves. The second series, which will make its official debut at this year's San Diego Comic Con (running from July 18 to 21), introduces the heroes of note, and the series' first variation.

If you are in attendance at this show, and don't mind standing in lines for extended periods of time, you can purchase an exclusive version of Reinhardt at Hasbro's booth. This version isn't just a repaint. This sculpt gives Reinhardt a new head as well as his Bundeswehr skin and a gold hammer. No release date has been given for series two's figures yet, but you can take a look at all of them below.

Hunt: Showdown Leaves Early Access This August

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Hunt: Showdown Leaves Early Access This August

Crytek's horror multiplayer shooter Hunt: Showdown is exiting Early Access soon for a full release.

It was in Steam Early Access since last year, and in Xbox Game Preview earlier this year. Now, it's launching in full on both PC and Xbox One as of August 27. PlayStation 4 owners can get their hands on the game at an undisclosed time in the fall.

Hunt: Showdown casts players as bounty hunters who must slay a beast that haunts rural Louisiana, then bring back its head. You can watch us play a portion of it here as well as read our impressions from the early access PC build here

After Controversy With Exclusivity, Epic Pays Out Refunds For Shenmue III

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After Controversy With Exclusivity, Epic Pays Out Refunds For Shenmue III

Last month, YsNet and Deep Silver made the surprising revelation that Shenmue III on PC would be exclusive to the Epic Games Store for one year. This in and of itself is not anything extraordinary, but the prominence of the game combined with the fact that it was Kickstarted with promised Steam codes, worked in concert to generate massive anger from fans of the game and people who were decidedly not fans of the Epic Game Store. YsNet, the developers of the game, were caught off guard by this backlash and promised to look into this decision.

This put YsNet into a precarious position: Epic paying for exclusivity likely paid for the game's delay and final polishing phase, which they seemingly needed for the title, but giving refunds to PC backers would rip-off the entire financial band-aid they just put on. Their solution was to ask backers who preferred not to use the Epic Games Store version, whether because of feature convenience or ethical precept, to switch to PlayStation 4 instead. That did not go over well. The other solution was to ask people who wanted Steam keys to wait a year. That also didn't go over well.

Layton's Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaires' Conspiracy Coming To Switch In November

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Layton's Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaires' Conspiracy Coming To Switch In November

I haven't done a particularly good job of keeping up with the Layton series in terms of overall stories, but every so often I'll poke my head in and try and figure out what's going on. The last major inflection point for that mentality was when Layton's daughter came into the picture in a search for her father. And what better way to do that than through puzzles?

The 3DS and mobile title Layton's Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaires' Conspiracy is now coming to Switch after first releasing in 2017. Since the game was designed with a touchscreen in mind, you can play with said touchscreen in Switch portable mode. Otherwise, you can use the joycon motion control when docked. 

For the most part, the Switch version will look more or less identical to the HD iOS version released a few years ago, but will have the game's entire DLC catalog, 40 new puzzles, and 50 new outfits. There should still be a few graphical touch-ups, but you're really here for the puzzles. It is unknown if the Deluxe version will expand upon the game's somewhat loose narrative and cliffhanger ending.

The Next Issue Of The Walking Dead Comic Is Extremely Important To The Series

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The Next Issue Of The Walking Dead Comic Is Extremely Important To The Series

There's been a lot of talk about The Walking Dead comic recently, especially with the upcoming issue. Creator Robert Kirkman has been on Twitter talking up the importance of this release, but didn't really clarify why. We'll tell you why, but make sure you want to know first, because Kirkman for sure does not want you to know.

Details about this issue will more than likely start to leak today. If you’d prefer to not be spoiled, I would recommend being very careful online until the issue is released Wednesday. It’s a big issue in more ways than one. #understatementoftheyear pic.twitter.com/xSAr3EjR75

This upcoming issue, #193, ends the long-running series.