Blizzard announces its next steps in testing for Overwatch 2 starting with PvP mode dynamics. Beta testing is set for April, followed by a closed alpha test to be announced soon. Competitive PvP is decoupling from the cooperative experience and will launch before the co-op version.
With the 12 million copies of Elden Ring selling worldwide, FromSoftware looks toward the future of franchising the IP. Knowing the ties that Elden Ring has to George R.R. Martin and his experience with Game of Thrones, a video adaptation could be one of the many future creative possibilities.
With the overwhelming success of Arcane, Riot Games secures the rights to continued collaboration with Fortiche Production. Riot Games’ recent investment in Fortiche Production includes a significant stake in the studio and two seats on the Fortiche’s board of directors.
This fall, Ontario will be offering scholarships to esports players concurrently talking courses “related to the game design, development, marketing, and innovation industry.” Jill Dunlop from Ontario Minister of Colleges and Universities expresses the potential of these students to reach lucrative careers and “develop transferable skills valued by employers across countless industries.”