Dying Light 2 delayed indefinitely

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Dying Light 2 delayed indefinitely

Dying Light 2, Techland’s follow-up to its open-world zombie action game from 2015, has been pushed back. The Polish publisher announced on Monday that the sequel will not make its originally scheduled release window of spring 2020.

“We were initially aiming for a Spring 2020 release with Dying Light 2, but unfortunately we need more development time to fulfill our vision,” said Techland CEO Pawel Marchewka in a note posted on the franchise’s Twitter account. He added, “Our priority is to deliver an experience that lives up to our own high standards and to the expectations of you, our fans.”

How World of Warcraft was born from chaos

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How World of Warcraft was born from chaos

When John Staats landed his first job in the game industry, he was surprised to learn he’d be working — in a central role — on one of the biggest games ever made. His new employer was Blizzard Entertainment, and this was early 2001.

The project was a top-secret MMO based on fantasy real-time strategy series WarCraft. Staats was hired to create the game’s dungeons. He understood, immediately, that the internally named World of Warcraft was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary begins beta testing on PC next month

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Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary begins beta testing on PC next month

Beta testing for Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary on PC will begin next month, 343 Industries said in a forum message on Friday. The beta test comes a little later than anticipated, and requires an invitation to participate.

Though there is no formal sign-up, 343 developers gave out the steps for players interested in participating: Have an up-to-date Halo Insider profile with a verified email; opt-in for 343 to contact you; opt-in for PC flighting (343’s term for a beta) and have your latest DXDIAG uploaded to your profile.

Cyberpunk 2077 still needs crunch time to complete, CEO says

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Cyberpunk 2077 still needs crunch time to complete, CEO says

If anyone thought that delaying Cyberpunk 2077 by five months to September would give its developers a little more breathing room, well, guess again. In a call with investors on Thursday, CD Projekt’s chief executive admitted that development crunch will still be necessary as CD Projekt Red brings this project to term.

Adam Kicinski, answering “Is the development team required to put in crunch hours?” answered, “To some degree, yes, to be honest.”

Ubisoft remakes editorial team to give games greater individuality

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Ubisoft remakes editorial team to give games greater individuality

Ubisoft is overhauling the central editorial team that advises on all of its productions, following lackluster sales of two Tom Clancy games that CEO Yves Guillemot blamed on a lack of differentiation in consumers’ minds.

Video Games Chronicle reports that Ubisoft chief creative officer Serge Hascoet will remain in charge of Ubisoft’s editorial group, but that he will be given more subordinates and they will be given more autonomy, so that he is able lead from a broader perspective rather than directing individual projects himself.

Ubisoft files lawsuit against Rainbow Six Siege DDoS attackers

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Ubisoft files lawsuit against Rainbow Six Siege DDoS attackers

Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege publisher Ubisoft has filed a lawsuit against the owners of an alleged distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack website. Multiple people from across the globe are listed in the lawsuit, which was filed Thursday in a California court and obtained by Polygon.

DDoS attacks in Rainbow Six Siege have been a big problem for Ubisoft. In September 2019, the developer enacted a multipronged plan to stop players that perpetuate DDoS attacks, which create lag in multiplayer matches and can crash servers. Ubisoft said it saw a 93% drop in the frequency of attacks after it shared its plan. Now it’s looking to quash the problem from the source — a group of people the company says are selling subscriptions to DDoS services.

Valve says it’s not working on Left 4 Dead 3

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Valve says it’s not working on Left 4 Dead 3

While Valve is returning to the Half-Life franchise after more than a decade with its VR-exclusive Half-Life: Alyx this year, the company says it’s “absolutely not” developing another heavily rumored game: Left 4 Dead 3.

In a statement to IGN, Valve said that it “briefly explore[d] some Left 4 Dead next gen opportunities a few years ago,” but that it’s not working on a new Left 4 Dead now and hasn’t done so for years.

Twitch is hosting a Super Bowl Fortnite tournament

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Twitch is hosting a Super Bowl Fortnite tournament

Super Bowl weekend is one of the biggest and busiest weekends in all of sports, and now Fortnite is coming along for the ride. To celebrate the NFL’s biggest game, Twitch is hosting a Twitch Rivals Fortnite tournament which will include some of the world’s most famous Fortnite streamers teaming up with NFL athletes live in Miami — the site of Super Bowl LIV.

The tournament, which Twitch has dubbed the Twitch Rivals Streamer Bowl, will feature 16 different duos. The teams were chosen in a draft, where the streamers picked which NFL player they wanted to partner up with. The teams will be competing for a charity prize of $500,000, which Twitch will donate to a charity of the winners’ choosing.