Former Nintendo of America President, Reggie Fils-Aimé delivered the keynote for 2022’s GamesBeat Summit in Los Angeles. Fils-Aimé sat down with moderator Danny Peña to discuss his views on disruptions in the gaming industry, including learning from failures, a bullish view of the metaverse and NFTs along with an incoming wave of new independent studios rising from recent mergers and acquisitions by big players.
Excited players are getting a first taste of what Overwatch 2 will offer in a new PVP Tech Beta opening this week and running through May 17th. Along with new maps, game types, and a new hero, players have the ability to experiment with the numerous reworks and balancing of existing heroes. Polygon has rounded up some of the most promising changes in the current roster.
Blizzard’s long-awaited mobile entry into the Diablo franchise has received a release date of June 2nd for Android and iOS. During Activision Blizzard’s Q1 2022 earnings report, the company announced that Diablo Immortal is coming not just to mobile platforms, but also to PC in open beta format with pre-registration open now. The new title will feature cross-play and cross-progression on all platforms with both controller and keyboard support on PC.0`
With the cancellation of the 2022 E3 expo, Xbox Game Studios and Bethesda have announced their own showcase of upcoming titles, which will be occurring on June 12th. The event will be live-streamed on a variety of platforms including YouTube and Twitch. The showcase will cover games coming to the Xbox and PC platforms and upcoming additions to Microsoft’s GamePass service. Expectations are high for a preview of Bethesda’s Starfield and Arkane’s Redfall titles which are expected to release in the last quarter of 2022.