Gaming News #126 – Marvel’s Avengers Loses Money, Demon Souls Showcase, CoD Progression

Fresh news on Demon Souls character creator and photo mode, Marvel's Avengers being a commercial failure for Square Enix, Call of Duty progression carrying over from previous games, Bioware working on a new Mass Effect game, and more.
Gaming News #126 – Marvel's Avengers Loses Money, Demon Souls Showcase, CoD Progression

KeenGamer gaming news is a series of articles designed to bring you the hottest gaming and pop culture related news. Each news is presented in a bite-sized format and will lead you to the original source of the news if you want to find out more details.

Demon Souls has a robust character creator and photo mode

Demon Souls has a robust character creator and photo mode

I will probably spend an ungodly amount of time in these

Demon Souls just showcased two things I’m a huge sucker for – a character creator and a photo mode. I can literally spend good 2-5 hours creating a character that looks just right for both my tastes and the setting the game takes place in. Since this is a remake the developers kept all character creator settings from the original but added a number of new ones that can take the number of possible appearance combinations up to 16 million. Even the character’s teeth can be customized!

This is all the more important considering the number of options the game’s photo mode will feature. Among other things, you can hide the character itself or individual details of his equipment, for example, his weapon or helmet, choose his facial expression or pose, and also adjust the camera position, depth of field or choose a filter. The developer didn’t reveal all the options but it was evident it’s going to be feature-rich enough to easily eat a couple of hours of your game time. For more details on both the character creator and photo mode in Demon Souls, be sure to check out our original news coverage.

The Medium is another victim of the COVID-19 delay wave

The Medium is another victim of the COVID-19 delay wave

Hopefully, they make the best use of the delay

Bloober team is nothing if not honest. They delayed their upcoming game – The Medium, citing not only the pandemic but also other games releasing during the holiday season which would drown out their game. While we are saddened by this decision, we are glad that the developer will use the time to fix issues and further refine the “innovative, genre-pushing vision” experience it is aiming to deliver. We are starved for high-quality horror titles so this delay isn’t such a big deal as long as the developer ultimately delivers. For more information on The Medium and the delay be sure to check out our original news coverage.

Next-gen Control won’t release until early 2021

Next-gen Control won't release until early 2021

Remedy wants next-gen Control to be awesome

Since its announcement earlier this year, Remedy has come under huge fire for the decision that the Control owners won’t be getting a free next-gen upgrade. While Control Ultimate Edition will still release later this year, the much-divisive next-gen version of Control has been delayed till early 2021. Remedy thanked the players for their understanding and patience as the delay will be used to make next-gen Control into an awesome experience it’s meant to be. Seems like they want to really blow it out of the water with the next-gen aspects to justify the upgrade not being free. We’ll have to wait and see. For more information on all the upcoming versions of Control, check out our original news coverage.

Call of Duty Warzone progression will carry over to Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War

Call of Duty Warzone progression will carry over to Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War

Great news for Warzone players!

Yearly multiplayer releases have an unfortunate consequence of losing your progress on an old game once you switch to a new one. Well, according to Treyarch, this won’t be a problem for the upcoming Call of Duty. To be exact, CoD Warzone progression will carry over to Black Ops Cold War with loadouts, player progression, gun progression, and more synced across both games. This, along with cross-play and cross-generation play makes Call of Duty into a truly unique beast in the world of gaming. It’s truly in a unique position to take both current and next-gen hardware by storm once it releases. For more details on all things Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War, check out our original news coverage.

Bioware announces Mass Effect Trilogy Remaster and confirms working on a new game

Bioware announces Mass Effect Trilogy Remaster and confirms working on a new game

The beloved trilogy is coming to current and next-gen hardware

We suspected for quite some time that this was coming but we finally have it confirmed – we are getting a full-blown Mass Effect trilogy remaster. This was done as a part of N7 Day celebration by Casey Hudson, the general manager of Bioware and director of the Mass Effect trilogy. The Legendary Edition will contain the single-player content of all three games, Mass Effect, Mass Effect 2 and Mass Effect 3 along with any DLC, promo weapons armors, and packs, all remastered and optimized for 4K Ultra HD. What’s even better is that the remaster is aimed for a Spring 2021 release which is just 5 short months away. We can’t wait. For more information on the Mass Effect Legendary Edition and a full trailer, check out our original news coverage.

Marvel’s Avengers was a huge commercial failure for Square Enix

Marvel's Avengers was a huge commercial failure for Square Enix

The earth’s mightiesthHeroes weren’t enough to push a lot of copies

Marvel’s Avengers had a lukewarm reception at best from both the critics and fans. This reflected in total games sold as according to one industry analyst, the game has sold only 3 million copies, making it not reach high enough to generate revenue considering the game’s big budget. In the meantime, Square posted its sales figures for its HD Games sub-segment, revealing losses of ¥5 billion, or $48 million which could be even more when you consider some additional costs. While there’s still time to turn things around with updates down the line, it would likely further increase the already significant budget of the game. Only time will tell. For more information on the commercial performance of Marvel’s Avengers and the future of the game, check out our original news coverage.

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