Keengamer weekly 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. This time we bring a whole bunch of news that are all definitely worthy of your attention.
NEW CYBERPUNK GAMEPLAY AND GENDER CHOICE OUTRAGE
If anything is sure to spark an outrage these days – it’s gender politics. So an outrage was sparked when CDPR revealed that the highly anticipated Cyberpunk 2077 won’t have gender options and the players will instead select a body type that will still correspond to one of the two sexes. While this somewhat makes sense in the context of the Cyberpunk world where genetic and other modifications are completely normal, the players think otherwise and feel like an agenda is being pushed.
There are, of course, others that don’t care about this so as long it doesn’t affect the actual gameplay in any way, shape or form. You can read our original coverage of the news and feel free to join in on the heated discussion. So heated, in fact, that it even managed to massively overshadow the new Cyberpunk 2077 gameplay showcase.
SKYRIM COMPOSER JEREMY SOULE RAPE ACCUSATIONS
Jeremy Soule is a famed composer best known for his work on the Elder Scrolls franchise but he also worked on numerous other games and other media. On August 26, an award-winning artist Nathalie Lawhead wrote a blog post entitled “calling out my rapist,” in which she accuses Soule of raping her during a project they worked on together. You can check her full statement here.
Soule has responded not long after, calling the accusations outrageous – stating that he is both shocked and saddened by them. You can check our original coverage of his response as well as our additional thoughts on the matter here.
UBISOFT BASHING VALVE AND STEAM
Numerous launchers and digital game stores are a topic where the gaming community is split in half. There are those who embrace them wholeheartedly, thinking that competition will make the companies improve and then there are some that don’t like halfassed launchers and prefer to have their games in one convenient place. It’s always interesting to hear how the big industry players feel about the current status of the gaming market and so, Ubisoft gave its two cents on the matter.
Chris Early, Ubisoft’s vice president of partnerships and revenue called Steams business model completely unrealistic – referring to its 30% profit margins. Check out our original coverage to see why Ubisoft prefers selling games on the Epic Games Store and more info on the matter.
TELLTALE GAMES POSSIBLE COMEBACK?
Due to an unrelenting “crunch time” schedule & lack of investment, the beloved creator of many story-based games – Telltale, closed its doors in October 2018. Luckily, the fans of the studio can rest assured that the quality of their games has been recognized and that the studio might yet live. How so? Well, a new company by the name of LCG Entertainment has purchased the rights to several of Telltales IP’s and intends to revive the studio. LCG is made up of game industry veterans & headed by Jamie Ottilie & Brian Waddle and you can check out our original coverage to see what they had to say about the acquisition.
DYING LIGHT 2 GETTING SOME MUCH NEEDED POLISH
For those who have been living under a rock, Dying Light is a first-person zombie apocalypse-themed game set in an open world. Its highly anticipated sequel, Dying Light 2 is coming out early 2020, and Techland decided to grace us with a lengthy showcase of the game. The footage is filled with gameplay and other improvements the studio made since its last showcase and the game looks to be something great for both the fans and new interested gamers. You can check our original coverage and the gameplay footage here.
SPIDER-MAN PS4 GETS THE GOTY TREATMENT
Who could believe that the one-year anniversary of Spider-Man PS4 being out is coming up in a few short days? It feels like it was just yesterday that we swung around a beautifully realized Manhattan with the amazing Insomniac’s webhead. Well, in celebration of that fact, Insomniac released a complete game of the year edition of the game on digital and physical storefronts. You can check out the awesome GOTY trailer in our original coverage where you’ll also find details on what digital content is included in that edition.