Cyberpunk 2077 Delay Explained, More EA Games on Switch

TODAY: LA Noire was so huge it had to be cut down to fit on Blu-Ray — Cyberpunk 2077 delayed once again, but don’t blame COVID-19 — Get ready for neon-tinged rogue-lite cyberpunk deck-building action in Haxity

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Highlights from EA Play Live 2020

EA just broadcast their EA Play Live June 2020 event, revealing more information about their current and upcoming projects.

Some gamers were underwhelmed by the event, seeing it as too much talk and not enough substance. Most of the footage shown was either trailers or carefully edited sequences, so don’t expect to look behind the curtain.

Event wrap up: Other highlights includes more EA titles on Steam along with the EA Access subscription service, not to mention more games coming to Switch following Burnout Paradise Remastered. There was also a considerable amount of time dedicated to EA Original projects in development by independent teams.

Time For A Quick Daily Quiz?

Which Five Nights at Freddy’s Game was pulled then re-released for free?

  • Five Nights at Freddy’s: Sister Location
  • Five Nights at Freddy’s VR: Help Wanted
  • Five Nights at Freddys 5
  • FNAF World

The answer will be revealed at the bottom of today’s issue. Join up with our community on Twitter and Facebook to discuss what the answer could be.

Daily Fact

L.A. Noire and the missing crime desk

Team Bondi’s 2011 investigative cop thriller L.A. Noire followed detective Cole Phelps solving crimes in late 1940s Los Angeles.

There were supposed to be a dedicated Bunko and Burglary desk with 11 additional cases, but there simply wasn’t enough room left on the Blu-Ray to ship them.

Many of the cases in L.A. Noire were inspired by real crimes from the period, like ‘The Red Lipstick Murder’ which was based on the 1945 Black Dahlia case. Team Bondi used photos taken by Robert Spence from a biplane in the 1920s to help create traffic patterns and transport routes in post-depression Los Angeles.

Join up with our community on Twitter and Facebook to discuss today’s fact.

Cyberpunk 2077 Delay Explained

Cyberpunk 2077 delayed once again

Cyberpunk 2077 won’t be out on September 17th after all, since CD Projekt has delayed it until November 19th.

Company President and CEO Adam Kicinski explained the situation in a recorded conference call addressing the decision. The call has been summarised by fans and here are the highlights:

  • Press has received preview copies, expect coverage next week
  • Previews will be published following Night City Wire on June 25th
  • Press build includes character creation and a time-limited demo
  • The preview build is missing story content to prevent spoilers
  • Journalists are streaming the game due to travel restrictions
  • No worries about launching around the same time as next-gen consoles
  • Console versions will be playable on next-gen consoles too
  • Plans for a free update to beef up next-gen version
  • Post-launch DLC and expansions will be announced soon
  • COVID-19 is not to blame, the project is simply overwhelming
  • No plans to show Cyberpunk 2077 at any events before launch
  • Multiplayer mode delayed proportionally to the campaign

Cyberpunk 2077 might be out for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on November 19th, if it’s not delayed again.

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Rayman Redemption Released

Rayman Redemption fangame out now

A huge, fan-made reimagining of the original Rayman featuring all-new levels was just launched as Rayman Redemption.

The project boasts of “a lot of new content, including new worlds, levels, minigames and stuff to collect and complete.” Rayman was developed by Ubisoft Montpellier, and was launched for Atari Jaguar, PlayStation, Saturn and PC in 1995. It was a hit, and a special edition named Rayman Gold featuring additional content and a level editor was launched for PC.

2D origins: The last entries in the long-running series – Rayman Origins and Rayman Legends – were also developed by Ubisoft Montpellier, and put aside 3D in favour of returning to its 2D roots.

Out & free: Rayman Redemption has been in development for three years, and they naturally won’t be selling it since the IP belongs to Ubisoft. Watch the release trailer and download the game from GameJolt.

What Else Happened Today?

  • Taiwanese ratings board has rated Crash Bandicoot 4, inadvertently revealing an all-new Crash Bandicoot from Toys for Bob for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One
  • The Sims 4 hits Steam at 50 percent discount until July 9th, along with all expansions and content packs at varying discounts
  • Larian Studios shows off Baldur’s Gate 3 gameplay in a stream showing off the latest build
  • Five Nights at Freddy’s: Sister Location out now on Switch in North America, so get ready to face the horror of Circus Baby’s Pizza World
  • ARMS fighter for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate to be revealed on June 22nd in a 35-minute stream featuring game director Masahiro Sakurai

Quiz Answer - Did You Get It Right?

Which Five Nights at Freddy’s Game was pulled then re-released for free?

Answer: FNAF World!

Five Nights at Freddy’s is famous for two things: A long chain of ever-creepier scares, and the work ethic of creator Scott Cawthon.

FNAF World is a great example. The cutesy RPG from 2015 featured every animatronic in the series as a playable character. However, fans weren’t terribly pleased since it was full of bugs and felt unfinished and Cawthon pulled it from sale.

Every unhappy customer was offered a refund, and Cawthon went to work fixing the issues, eventually re-releasing on GameJolt as a free game. Not a lot of people confess their mistakes, and even fewer offer something to make up for them. No matter what you think about Five Nights At Freddy’s, Scott Cawthon deserves a bit of respect.

Today’s issue of DailyBits was written by Gavin Herman, Erlend Grefsrud, Simon Priest, and Jamie Davey.