The Walking Dead: The Final Season's Last Episode Arrives In March

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The Walking Dead: The Final Season's Last Episode Arrives In March

When the Walking Dead: The Final Season's third episode launched against all odds last month, the placeholder image for the fourth episode suggested we'll see it before the end of March. A tweet from publisher Skybound Games confirmed that as accurate today, revealing that the final episode will launch on March 26, ending the story of Clementine once and for all.

In addition, the entire season is being boxed together as a physical release the same day for consoles, meaning you can grab it all in one package at once including the final episode.

On March 26th, not only can you play Episode 4, but you'll also be able to hold the entire Final Season in your hands! For full details please see here: https://t.co/si9wtvWCZU pic.twitter.com/1t70ViyhGI

The Walking Dead: The Final Season's Last Episode Arrives In March

about X hours ago from
The Walking Dead: The Final Season's Last Episode Arrives In March

When the Walking Dead: The Final Season's third episode launched against all odds last month, the placeholder image for the fourth episode suggested we'll see it before the end of March. A tweet from publisher Skybound Games confirmed that as accurate today, revealing that the final episode will launch on March 26, ending the story of Clementine once and for all.

In addition, the entire season is being boxed together as a physical release the same day for consoles, meaning you can grab it all in one package at once including the final episode.

On March 26th, not only can you play Episode 4, but you'll also be able to hold the entire Final Season in your hands! For full details please see here: https://t.co/si9wtvWCZU pic.twitter.com/1t70ViyhGI

Sony Stock Sees Significant Decline Due To Slowing Video Game Business

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Sony Stock Sees Significant Decline Due To Slowing Video Game Business

The PlayStation 4 has been killing it. The console sold 5 million units over the holiday and is on track to hit 100 million before either the PS2 or Wii did in their lifetimes when launch-aligned. Pretty much everyone can agree the PS4 is a major success, but the problem is that the success is not growing fast enough, and that makes investors nervous.

Shortly after Sony disclosed its quarterly earnings this past week, Sony's stock price fell a whopping 8.1 percent, the highest decline since 2015 for the company. While there were complaints about Sony's flagging Xperia phone sales, the real concern was centered around the gaming division and its sales growth. While the PS4 continues to do extremely well, its growth over previous years is not high, which is a recipe for making investors unhappy.

To add to that, investors are concerned about the lack of scheduled software to move units this year. Sony hasn't tipped their hand about what will make it in 2019 yet, with titles like The Last of Us Part II, Death Stranding, and The Ghosts of Tsushima being undated at this point in time. Even if the PlayStation 4 sells 18 million units again this year, investors don't see any 2019 games that have been announced so far as making the platform sell 20 or more million units.

CD Projekt Red Offers More Compensation To Witcher Creator Andrzej Sapkowski

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CD Projekt Red Offers More Compensation To Witcher Creator Andrzej Sapkowski

Last year, Andrzej Sapkowski was pretty upset about The Witcher video games. As the writer of The Witcher books, Sapkowksi ended up signing away a lot of his rights to CDPR for a flat fee after turning down a profit percentage deal assuming that the game wouldn't actually make any profit. Several Witcher games and millions of dollars later, Sapkowksi regrets this decision and made that clear when he demanded $16.1 million in royalties, which CDPR rejected. Now, it's CDPR changing their mind and offering Sapkowski compensation.

According to Polish news outlet Puls Biznesu, CDPR has agreed to pay out some money to Sapkowski in recognition for his role in creating The Witcher series. The number, which was not disclosed, is quite a bit less than the $16 million he demanded earlier, but CDPR argues it is quite a bit more than they are obligated to give. In a statement given by the developer, they explain that they are mainly trying to maintain good relations with Sapkowski through this payment.

Titanfall 3 Is Not In Development

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Titanfall 3 Is Not In Development

When Electronic Arts acquired Titanfall developer Respawn in late 2017, the publisher calmed initial fears about the acquisition by assuring fans that "the next entry in the Titanfall series" was in development. Considering this was only a year after the release of Titanfall 2, it made sense to assume this meant a Titanfall 3 in the same vein as its predecessor. Today, Respawn revealed Apex Legends, a battle royale game set in the Titanfall universe, and it seems to be what EA announced in 2017, meaning that Titanfall 3 is not in development.

This was confirmed by Respawn producer Drew McCoy in an interview with Eurogamer.

"There are some people who think there are too many battle royale games or it's a fad, the world thinks we're making Titanfall 3 and we're not – this is what we're making," McCoy told the outlet.

Here’s Why The New Titanfall Spin-Off Doesn’t Have Titans

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Here’s Why The New Titanfall Spin-Off Doesn’t Have Titans

Repsawn unveiled (and released) a new Titanfall game called Apex Legends today that has two twists. The first is that it’s a free-to-play battle royale game. The second is that there are no titans. Naturally, we had to ask why.

Here’s what Executive Producer Drew McCoy said about the lack of titans in Apex Legends when I put the question to him during an interview:

You can read the full interview here. For more on Apex Legends, check out our impressions and tips here.

Respawn Says EA "Had No Hand" In The Development Of Apex Legends

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Respawn Says EA

EA’s acquisition of Respawn Entertainment in 2017 ruffled a few feathers and set more than a few Titanfall fans on edge. There’s a lot of reasons why, which you can read about here, but EA’s habit of closing studios like Maxis, Bullfrog, Visceral Games as well as its handling of disruptive microtransactions in games like Battlefront II are chief among them.

During a reveal event for Apex Legends, Respawn’s new battle royale game, I talked a little with Executive Producer Drew McCoy during an interview about the acquisition and whether or not it affected the development of the game. Here’s what he said.

You can read the full interview here. For more on Apex Legends, check out our impressions and tips here.

Respawn Reveals And Releases Apex Legends, A Battle Royale Game Set In Titanfall’s Universe

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Respawn Reveals And Releases Apex Legends, A Battle Royale Game Set In Titanfall’s Universe

Respawn Entertainment and EA revealed a bit of a surprise today: there’s a new Titanfall game out! Kind of. Apex Legends is a free-to-play Battle Royale game set in Titanfall’s universe, 30 years after the events of Titanfall 2.

Apex Legends is a hero-focused take on the growing battle royale genre that pits squads of threes together, with each player taking on the role of a character imbued with special powers and tactics. The game is now available online on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

For more on Apex Legends, check out our impressions, tips, and an interview with Respawn about the game and EA’s acquisition here.

Total War Developers Creative Assembly Working On New Shooter

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Total War Developers Creative Assembly Working On New Shooter

Creative Assembly, the Sega studio behind games like the Total War series and Alien: Isolation, is working on a new shooter which they still have yet to formally announce. That doesn't mean they won't hint at it on Twitter, though, suggesting the game is in a showable state already.

So, this happened. @NeillBlomkamp dropped by CA HQ for a behind-the-scenes look at the development of our brand-new FPS IP! pic.twitter.com/hXEAnAHEEX

That's Neill Blomkamp in the middle there, director of movies like District 9, Elysium, and Chappie. For whatever reason, he was visiting Creative Assembly, who was happy to show him their new game. While they say it's a new IP, I imagine it must be some degree of sci-fi if you're showing it off to Neill Blomkamp.

Microsoft Planning Xbox Live For Switch/Mobile

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Microsoft Planning Xbox Live For Switch/Mobile

A GDC 2019 session listing reveals that Microsoft is preparing to announce an Xbox Live cross-platform development kit  "to connect players between iOS, Android, and Switch in addition to Xbox and any game in the Microsoft Store on Windows PCs."

This would allow gamers to utilize their existing achievements, friends list, and more on supported Switch and mobile titles.

Microsoft has previously supported cross-platform functionality, including for Minecraft on Switch, as well as Fortnite and Rocket League.