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.
Blizzard finally apologizes for banning Blitzchung
In case you don’t know about the whole Blizzard banning controversy – let us remind you. A month ago, Blizzard has issued a year-long ban to a pro Heartstone player “Blitzchung” who expressed support for the Hong Kong protestors during a competition live stream. And now, after a bucket load of negative press and criticism, they have decided to publicly apologize for how they handled the entire situation. Blizzard President J. Allen Brack himself came out on stage to deliver the apology. For the full apology and more information on this matter, be sure to check out our original coverage.
Diablo IV officially announced
Many speculate that the announcement of the next entry in the popular Diablo saga was pushed to this year in order to generate some positive buzz around Blizzard, seeing as how the company has been under a lot of fire ever since the Diablo Immortal announcement. Anyhow, Diablo IV will go back to the gameplay and mechanics that made Diablo II the most popular title in the franchise while retaining its isometric view. Be sure to check our original coverage of the announcement which even features the full-length gameplay demonstration.
Overwatch 2 will be bigger in every way
One of the most popular competitive games in the world is getting a sequel. Overwatch 2 was also announced during this year’s Blizzcon event and promises to build on the original’s honed and balanced competitive gameplay loop. The game was teased with promises of an even tighter PvP component as well as a much more substantial PvE cooperative missions and challenges. There’s also a visual redesign of most characters, new enemy factions and much more. You can check all the revealed information here.
The Outer Worlds is coming to the Nintendo Switch
Just two weeks after release on home consoles and PC, the hit Obsidian RPG is now coming to the Nintendo Switch. This really isn’t a surprise since the game is a huge hit that fully capitalizes on all the recent missteps made by other RPG juggernauts like Blizzard, Bethesda, and Bioware. Anyhow, this space-faring story will be a perfect fit for the portable console and it might be coming sooner than you might imagine. For more information on the Switch port and its release date, be sure to check out our original coverage.
PlayStation worldwide has a new boss
Managing Director and co-founder of Guerrilla Games, Hermen Hulst is taking the helm as head of PlayStation Worldwide Studios. Sony is known for bringing fresh new faces to lead their efforts at new hardware generation turning points so the news of a shuffle isn’t a surprise. Hulst previously worked on many projects and even helped Kojima bring Death Stranding to life in some capacity. His new role will have him overseeing Sony’s 14 internal gaming studios so he’s got his work cut out for him. We wish him luck in his new position. For more information on the entire restructuring at Sony, be sure to check out our original news coverage.
Modern Warfare still not completely fixed
The release of the hugely popular Call of Duty: Modern Warfare hasn’t been without issues. Seeing as much of the game’s focus is on its casual and competitive multiplayer, some issues caused a real uproar from the players. Despite numerous patches, the game still has plenty of issues that need fixing. The latest patch was meant to fix most of these issues and bring a couple of new features to the game but failed miserably. Hopefully, a new one will soon follow and address them more thoroughly. For more information on these issues, be sure to check out our original news.