Boss Key Studios announced Thursday that they are cutting future support for their FPS title LawBreakers. LawBreakers was created by Cliff Bleszinski, creator of such titles as Jazz Jackrabbit, Unreal, and Gears of War, came out of retirement to work on LawBreakers, a role-based arena shooter that, with Bleszinski’s illustrious career, seemed destined to make a name for itself. Unfortunately, LawBreakers never found its audience and player numbers remained low. Boss Key announced to fans that they would not be pursuing a free-to-play model like other games that end support, citing the difficulty and investment required to do so.
On April 4th, 17 of the NBA’s 30 franchises participated in the NBA 2K League Draft. Each of these teams have developed competitive gaming equivalents– including the Portland Trail Blazers’ “Blazer5 Gaming” and the Toronto Raptors’ “Raptors Uprising GC.” The draft operated as a standard Snake Draft, with in-game Point Guard “Dimez” (Artreyo Boyd) going as the first pick by the Dallas Mavericks’ “Mavs Gaming.” Players in the NBA 2K League will receive a salary above $30K, free housing, standard benefits like medical insurance and retirement plans, and compete for a share of the $1 million prize pool.
Overwatch announced its latest PvE event, titled Retribution, this week. Retribution will star Moira, McCree, Genji, and a pre-Reaper Reyes as they complete a Blackwatch mission where everything goes wrong. Retribution is similar to their past even Uprising, which allowed players to relive Tracer’s first mission. Similarly, players will get access to a host of new cosmetics, including some very stylish Blackwatch skins. Uprising will also be available to play during this time, with a new All-Heroes version of the event. Retribution will be like April 10th-30th.
The long-rumored Spyro Reignited Trilogy has finally been announced by Activision, to hit preorder on September 21st. This trilogy will include remastered versions of Spyro the Dragon, Spyro 2: Ripto’s Rage, and Spyro: Year of the Dragon. The remastering includes improved graphics, lighting, and even new music. This remake comes on the heels of the remastered Crash Bandicoot: N. Sane Trilogy, which experienced wide success.