Riot is diversifying into games besides LoL with a new 5v5, free-to-play shooter called Valorant. The name is terrible, it has 25 round matches and is kinda generic looking, but it’s 100% possible that it can compete with CS:GO, it’s intended competition.
Video game releases are picking up with some really great games coming out in March. February might have been the last slow month we see this year.
Remember that “video game book club idea” that we had that completely fell apart at some point? Yeah, it’s back and we are playing Journey to the Savage Planet!
Phil Spencer released some new information about the Xbox Series X and it sounds like it’s going to have some serious horsepower (can you convert teraflops to horsepower?)
Sony is ditching PAX East a week before the convention starts citing safety concerns for their employees related to the Coronavirus.
Anthem and The Division 2 both have plans to get back into gamer’s good graces, but is it too little too late?
In an interview with Phil Spencer says that he’s not interested in fighting a console war with Sony and Nintendo “…while Amazon and Google are focusing on how to get gaming to 7 billion people around the world.”
February is a little bit busier than January, but we are still in a bit of a video game drought!
In perhaps the strangest news we’ve ever had, Atari is going to build a bunch of hotels that provide a “…unique lodging experience combining the iconic brand with a one-of-a-kind video game-themed destination”. No word yet if every room will have it’s own Atari 2600.
Game design at Ubisoft is influenced by the “editorial team”, a group of designers based in Paris that guides the direction of Ubisoft games. And Ubisoft doesn’t think they have been doing a very good job based on the sales of Breakpoint and The Division 2.