The News We Missed This Week
Just like last Sunday I’m going to take a look back at some news DarkZero missed this week. Of course there’s a lot more I could mention, but I’m just going to pick five random news items. Here we go!
There has been a lot of rumours flying around the internet over the last year about Konami due to their relationship with Kojima and their staff. It seems we finally have some straight answers about the future of this once mighty publishing house. They are pulling the plug on almost all of their console development bar PES. This is disappointing for fans of their other franchises, but obviously Konami don’t see a big enough profit in console games. This news makes Kojima’s swansong with the company, MGS V, their last console game outside of future entries in PES.
It seems a The Last of Us sequel has been all but officially confirmed. Only a short time ago Nolan North, Drakes voice actor in Uncharted, let it slip that Naughty Dog is working on The Last of us 2. During the recent Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection livestream one of Naughty Dog’s writers, Josh Scherr, accidently said “the first The Last of Us,” but he caught himself before jokingly repeating the phrase a couple of times. The Last of Us had both financial and critical success so it’s no surprise that Sony would commission a sequel. Whether the sequel will continue Joel and Ellie’s story or move onto a new set of characters remains to be seen, personally I’d like to see the first games story continued.
There’s no official word on this next one but it certainly seems likely. A South African retailer listed The Bioshock Collection as coming to PS4 and Xbox One on November 27th. The listing has been removed from the site, but the games are likely candidates for a remake. Presumably when the collections announced, if it is, it will contain Bioshock, Bioshock 2 and Bioshock Infinite.
World of Tanks is a free to play game on PC and Xbox, and now it’s on its way to PlayStation 4. The PS4 version of the game will be 60 frames per second at a resolution of 1080p. Apparently it will be visually similar to the Xbox One version but more sophisticated than the PC version. This is because on PC the developers have to cater to a wide range of hardware whereas the PS4 is a level playing field so they can work to make the best version they can for the console. The game will not require a PS Plus membership to play it online, but if you have one you’ll get exclusive content. There’s no cannon release date yet, but you can sign up for the beta.
As we previously reported Minecraft: Story Mode will be the first game in the franchise to reach a Nintendo platform. It seems, however, that the Wii U version of the game won’t be released until after the other versions. Episode one of Story Mode will be released for most platforms on the 13th of October 2015. The App Store, Google Play and Amazon Appstore will get it on the 15th of October. Poor Wii U and PS Vita owners will have a longer wait before they can get their hands on the game with no release date as of yet.
That is that, five pieces of news DarkZero missed throughout the week. Make sure you check back next Sunday for the five news items we’ll more than likely miss next week!