Gaming News #135 – Outriders Delay, God of War Ragnarok PS4 Release, CD Projekt Red Investigation

Fresh news on the possible release of God of War Ragnarok on both the PS5 and PS4, CD Projekt Red under investigation by Poland's Office Of Competition And Consumer Protection, Outriders being delayed again, and much more.
Gaming News #135 - Outriders Delay, God of War Ragnarok PS4 Release, CD Projekt Red Investigation

The past week wasn’t filled with groundbreaking news but we still got some great news info for upcoming games like God of War Ragnardok and Hitman 3. We also have some trouble brewing in the videogame industry with SUP3R5 receiving black PS5 staff threats, Cyberpunk 2077 investigation, Riot and Bungie cheater lawsuit, and more.

Former Director Thinks God of War Ragnarok Might Release on the PS5 and PS4

Former Director Thinks God of War Ragnarok Might Release on the PS5 and PS4

This would be some great news for the owners of the PS4

 David Jaffe, the former God of War director, has speculated that the upcoming Santa Monica Studio game, God of War Ragnarok, will be released on both PS4 and PS5.  Wouldn’t that be a treat for gamers that won’t make the leap to the PS5? While there are no concrete details just yet, Jaffe is basing this opinion on his own experience but also assures gamers that regardless of whether the game turns out to be cross-gen or not, Santa Monica will not fail to deliver. We’ve seen what cross-generational release did for Cyberpunk 2077 and hopefully, this won’t be the case for the next God of War. For more information and juicy Ragnarok speculation, check out our original news coverage.

Los Santos meets Night City in an ambitious GTA 5 Cyberpunk 2077 crossover mod

Los Santos meets Night City in an ambitious GTA 5 Cyberpunk 2077 crossover mod

The mod isn’t perfect but it is a great start

If you are one of those people who can’t help but compare Cyberpunk 2077 to the high standard of GTA 5 – here’s a mod for you. A mod created by Twitter user OlegTemple adds the Cyberpunk 2077 region Night City into parts of Los Santos. As you might expect, the mod is far from finished but it’s a great start for ultimately having a neon-filled, futuristic hybrid of Los Santos and Night City. If you decide to try the mod out for yourself, know that the load times and framerate are not ideal thanks to the insane amount of new or modified assets dotting the already dense Los Santos. To check out how the mod looks in action along with additional details, check out our original news coverage.

SUP3R5 cancells black PS5 orders due to credible threats to team safety

SUP3R5 cancells black PS5 orders due to credible threats to team safety

Some people would literally kill for the black PS5

Ever since PlayStation 5 was first announced, many gamers wondered if Sony would release a black version of the console. Since Sony was being silent on the matter, third party companies like DBRAND and  SUP3R5 took the matter into their own hands with modifications. The latter group, in particular, sold a limited 304 units of black PlayStation 5 almost instantly upon listing the sale. despite the $300 markup. Having so few units of something so sought after resulted in their site being flooded with traffic, orders, emails, and even threats that resulted in them canceling even legit preorders out of fear for their safety. Read more about this unfortunate turn of events in our original news coverage where you’ll also find the full statement from SUP3R5.

To make up for another delay, Outriders will get a demo for all platforms

To make up for another delay, Outriders will get a demo for all platforms

Some bittersweet news for those eagerly waiting for Outriders

Outriders will have a long, delay filled road to release. The game was initially supposed to release during 2020 but got pushed back to February 2021, and now, once again to April 1st. On the upside of the third delay, on February 25, we will get a demo to play the first few hours with all four classes. This will entail full access to content in the first couple of hours so players can really get a good feel for all the classes which will hopefully hype them up for the full release. What’s better, you’ll be able to transfer your progress from the demo into the full game once it releases. On the matter of the delay, the team wanted some more time to fine-tune the experience so that its launch goes without a hitch. For more information and the full statement made by the developer, People Can Fly, check out our original news coverage.

CD Projekt Red is under investigation over the launch of Cyberpunk 2077 

CD Projekt Red is under investigation over the launch of Cyberpunk 2077 

More troubles for CD Projekt Red on the horizon

CD Projekt Red can’t catch a break with Cyberpunk 2077 ever since the game released. While many players voiced their dissatisfaction with the game, especially on last-gen consoles, CDPR is yet to face legal consequences for misleading the buyers. That might change soon since Poland’s Office Of Competition And Consumer Protection has opened an investigation into CD Projekt Red over the bad state of the game on the PS4 and Xbox One. While it’s highly unlikely that CDPR will be fined if they don’t fix the game soon, it’s definitely another blow to the reputation of the company that has already seen its shares plummet post-release of Cyberpunk 2077. 

Hitman 3 is taking Agent 47 to some pretty exciting locations 

Hitman 3 is taking Agent 47 to some pretty exciting locations 

Seems like it could be a worthy farewell for Agent 47

We’ll soon take the famously bald Agent 47 into what will be his last adventure for quite some time. While IO Interactive will be staying in the world of spies and assassinations with their 007 game, this will be the final installment in their Hitman “World of Assassination” trilogy and it seems it will go out with a bang. It will do so in some of the most interesting and exotic locations our favorite hitman has been to yet. From the high-class of Dubai’s tallest building to the dreariness of England’s manors, all the way to the neon streets of  Chinese megacity Chongqing. As always, each location will come with a unique setup and gameplay opportunities for players to tackle multiple times as they assassinate their way to the very end of 47’s journey.

Bungie and Riot team up to sue cheat maker for millions in damages

Bungie and Riot team up to sue cheat maker for millions in damages

The studios claim cheating incurred damages numbering in the millions

Cheating in multiplayer games just not only ruins the fun and is highly unsportsmanlike but it’s also illegal, going against every term of service in existence. Sometimes it can even cause direct or indirect financial damage to a company like in the case of Bungie and RiotDestiny and Valorant are examples of free games that earn money mostly from the sale of virtual in-game items so it stands to reason that they benefit from larger player bases. Well, what is more repulsive to an average player than when a game is riddled with cheaters? Not much, and this is exactly the reason the two companies teamed up for a lawsuit against a hack-maker called GatorCheats. While there’s no talk of numbers, the studios claim that cheats made by GatorCheats have cost them millions of dollars in revenue and could ask to be compensated in full.

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