Microsoft and Sony trade blows over Call of Duty, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to hit the silver screen with a supposed game tie in, CDPR makes good on their promise with a new Patch and expansion for Cyberpunk 2077, Xbox rolls out major new changes, and Sony's Xperia is getting ready to game.
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🕹️ The Console War Rages On
- Microsoft claims they would keep Call of Duty on The PlayStation - With the on-going acquisition of Activision-Blizzard and the recent red flags Sony has raised over issues dealing with exclusivity of Microsoft's newly acquired properties, Microsoft has written a letter to the Sony's PlayStation boss claiming Microsoft will keep Call of Duty on PlayStation for 'several more years' beyond existing deal. While the letter does indicate that Microsoft is willing to go beyond controls and conventional games industry behavior, after Microsoft acquired Bethesda they kept Deathloop on PlayStation, but made Redfall & Starfield Xbox & PC exclusive. (Source)
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles gets AAA game in 2023 - According to the September issue of Toy world, which contains an official update from Paramount - owners of Nickelodeon & the TNMT Intellectual Property - There have been greenlit plans for a new AAA Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles game following the success of Shredders Revenge & the Cowabunga Collection. There is also Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem, an animated movie produced by Seth Rogan and directed by the co-director of The Mitchells vs the Machines. There is a possibility the new game will based on the upcoming film. (Source)
- Cyberpunk 2077 gets a new story expansion - A new trailer was dropped which introduces the new story mode expansion for Cyberpunk 2077. The expansion will be called Phantom Liberty. Keanu Reeves will return as Johnny Silverhand as well. There is also a new update, Patch 1.6, for Cyberpunk 2077 called the Edgerunners update, which will include new mini-game (also on app stores), transmog, new ripperdoc additions, new photo mode additions. (Source)
- Xbox to host ID@Xbox fall showcase - On Wednesday 14th September, 2022 Xbox will host their ID@Xbox showcase exclusively on Twitch. (Source)
- Sony's Xperia line of phones to hold gaming event - Sony has confirmed that there will be an event on the 12th of September, 2022. This event is related to the Xperia brand. A teaser video went out for the event which showed a 'gamer' and stating the words "made for pro gamers and streamers". According to the report this will be a Japan only event, however, it was pointed out that Sony has tried to create a PlayStation phone before, and this could possibly Sony expanding into the mobile market like previously reported. (Source)
- Xbox rolls out new changes to the Xbox Series - Xbox has announced that they have brought Noise suppression to the Party chat. It helps remove gamepad clicks, breathing, and background noise. Another report from The Verge has indicated that Microsoft has rolled out new UI changes to the Xbox dashboard for both the Xbox and to the Cloud Streaming TV app. (Source 1, Source 2)
✨ Going to Events Spiritually
- New games for Xbox Game Pass includes Disney Dreamlight Valley, You Suck at Parking, Metal: Hellsinger, and More.
🎮 Where's My Controller?
- I had to reinstall my computer this week and with that came my upgrade to the latest build of Windows 10 LTSC. I have not tried to play Spider-Man Remastered, but I will. In the meantime however, I've gotten into completing Xenoblade Chronicles. I've started with the first one, and I'm trying to get it completed before Bayonetta 3 comes out next month.
📝I don't know what a pen looks like.
- Okay this was an eventful week. I was forced to reinstall my windows operating system this week. I backed up most of my stuff. However, I had to do a fresh install of my production software, so I decided to take some extra time to improve some parts of the upcoming video I'm doing for Blue Reflection.
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