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PS4 & PS5: SONY ONCE AGAIN PROVES THAT MONEY COMES BEFORE GAMERS’ DEMANDS

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At the moment, Epic Games and Apple are in court and this is an opportunity to discover information that was until now confidential. Today, we learn some interesting things that have played out behind the scenes regarding crossplay between Sony and Fortnite. And of course, with supporting documents!

EPIC GAMES HAS DONE EVERYTHING TO SEDUCE SONY

Indeed, crossplay offers the possibility to players of various platforms to be able to play together on the same multiplayer game. If the players are fond of this functionality, on the other hand, Sony has not always been very inclined to the arrival of the crossplay to keep its place of leader. Except that since then, Fortnite has been there … If the Japanese manufacturer had blocked Rocket League and Minecraft while its competitors had decided to integrate the function on their consoles, finally, Sony is reviewing its copy and announcing the opening of crossplay on PS4 with Fortnite.

At the time, Joe Kreiner, vice president of business development at Epic Games decided to ask Sony to activate crossplay for the new game which would quickly become popular. For the latter, the disappointment is great. For Kreiner, it was unthinkable not to get what Epic wanted. In an attempt to obtain satisfaction of his request, Kreiner proposes to put Sony on a pedestal to ” pass them off as heroes ” during the announcement of the crossplay or to offer content only for those who have the PlayStation Plus. Offers which unfortunately will not seduce the manufacturer.

SONY GIVES IN, BUT NOT WITHOUT FINANCIAL COMPENSATION

Finally, Sony gives in and accepts the request of Epic Games most certainly in the face of pressure from the players. But the Japanese giant does not do it without securing its rear. Indeed, as we can discover thanks to a document unveiled during the Epic / Apple trial , Sony wants to limit its losses linked to the arrival of crossplay.

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And for that, Sony asks each publisher to pay a royalty, after sharing the usage data of the game whose crossplay is activated. With this information, the game’s revenue through the PSN is compared to the percentage of use of its PS version and if this revenue falls below a certain threshold after the crossplay acceptance, then Sony is paid royalties to the manufacturer. A document that turns out to be authentic since Tim Sweeney confirmed it during the trial. The latter explained that ” Epic has to pay extra sums if a person mainly plays on PlayStation but spends their money on iPhone, then that can cause compensation “.

A unique practice in the industry shows that Sony was able to impose its rules and receive money to accept the activation of crossplay.

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Leak: Video of a working PlayStation 5 dev kit appeared

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Leak: video of a working PlayStation 5 dev kit appeared

Before the official release of the PlayStation 5 design last year, images of devkits, a version of the console for game developers, were repeatedly leaked online. Someone merged photos, someone made renders, or simply redrawn the silhouette of the PS5 dev kit. Now the video has appeared with the included console.

A TikTok user posted a video of the PS5 devkit and noted that the console gets so hot that it can be used as a heater in cold weather. A few hours later, the account with the video was deleted, but someone managed to make a copy.

Debug information is displayed on the left side of the console. The devkit from the video is connected to a gigabit network and is equipped with some firmware 1.0.0.9.

Apparently, the author of the video was allowed to take the console home for the duration of the remote work. The final design of the PS5 is strikingly different from the working studio version, both inside and out.

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Insider: Microsoft and Bethesda are working on Quake reboot

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Insider: Microsoft and Bethesda are working on Quake reboot

The company Microsoft and publisher Bethesda allegedly begun work on a reboot of the legendary franchise the Quake. This was announced with reference to his sources by the author of the XboxEra.com portal Nick Baker.

According to preliminary data, id Software studio ( Doom Eternal ) is responsible for the development of the new shooter, MachineGames studio ( Wolfenstein: The New Order ) acts as the support team. The game should receive not only multiplayer but also a single-player campaign in which a woman will act as the main protagonist.

The story of the war between earthlings and cyborgs from the planet Stroggos was revealed in the shooters Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, Quake 2, and Quake 4. And the last game in the series is still the competitive arena-shooter Quake Champions from iD Software and Saber Interactive, which failed to gain popularity in the gaming community.

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The developers of S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 responds to fan criticism of poor AI

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The developers of S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 responds to fan criticism of poor AI

After watching the debut gameplay trailer of STALKER 2: Heart of Chernobyl, many fans noted the strange artificial intelligence of opponents, when they cannot hit the main character with a weapon, being only a few meters away from him.

Developers of STALKER 2 decided to reassure fans, assuring that everything is in order with the artificial intelligence, and that shown in the video was done deliberately to give it a more cinematic look.

For the trailer, we deliberately turned the AI ​​down to a minimum for maximum cinematography. In the game itself, you can choose How many bullets, and how often you catch them.
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Previously STALKER 2 was compared with the previous parts and showed the differences. And also the developer of an unofficial remake of the first STALKER on the Unreal Engine 4 has revealed a new atmospheric teaser with Lab X16.

The release of the second part will take place on April 28, 2022, for PC and Xbox Series X / S.

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