Rockstar’s VP of creativity leaving the company- GameSpot
Dan Houser, the creative lead on Rockstar’s GTA and Red Dead Redemption titles, will be leaving the company. Houser has been on an extended break recently and will be formally leaving the company in March of this year. Being one of the founders of Rockstar Games, Houser’s departure is an unfortunate loss to the company and their parent company Take-Two Games. Rockstar has been financially successful in recent years, with both GTAV and Red Dead Redemption 2 being massive successes in US sales alone.
Warcraft III: Reforged review- Polygon
Development teams on Warcraft III: Reforged tried taking a combined approach of giving the game a current era paint-job and remaking the game using the original as a base, and so far, it has been a rough ride. The issues from this release stem from lackluster reimaging of the classic game compared to advertisements. Per the latest communication from the development team, they are actively working to improve both the glitches and the experience of the game.
PS5’s website now live, but is devoid of new information – GameSpot
PS5’s official website is now live, but it does not offer any new information besides a newsletter promising upcoming announcements. Sony previously announced the logo and official name for the new console as well as some new tech upgrades, such as adaptive trigger panels that can change resistance. Speculations online suggest that Sony will soon be hosting a series of PS5 focused meetings to unveil more details about the console and answer questions.
Amazon and Google said to be Xbox’s real competitors this year – Polygon
Microsoft’s head of gaming, Phil Spencer, has stated that he doesn’t view Sony or Nintendo as their primary competition moving forward. Spencer believes the future of gaming will be a competition over cloud computing between Google, Amazon, and Microsoft. He says that although Microsoft respects Sony and Nintendo for their rights, he believes the future of gaming should focus on reaching billions of people using cloud computing.