Remedy, the developer behind Control and Alan Wake, is teaming up with Tencent to develop a new entry in the multiplayer shooter genre codenamed “Vanguard.” Still early in the development cycle, the game will be Remedy’s first games-as-a-service model. Tencent will continue to hold the worldwide rights to develop and publish a mobile version of the game.
From yearly mainstays like Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Grand Theft Auto 5 to newcomers like Valheim and New World, Steam has published its 2021 year-end best-of lists. The lists include top sellers, new releases, most played, as well as niche categories for indies and VR.
Legend of American football and the voice of EA’s Madden NFL series, John Madden, has passed away at the age of 85. EA Sports stated, “John Madden was synonymous with the sport of football.” His loss will be felt by players, fans, and gamers alike.
To improve accessibility, games have been offering both text feature options and high-contrast modes; both of these efforts were highlighted in Game Awards this year. The Vale: Shadow of the Crown was nominated for Innovation in Accessibility with an audio-game RPG for blind players.