Bungie is ‘too committed’ to Destiny 2 to announce any plans for a sequel
It might feel like the time is ripe for a Destiny 3 announcement , seeing as the new PlayStation and Xbox is practically just around the corner – but Bungie’s not done with Destiny 2 just yet.
The studio is gonna stick with Destiny 2 for the foreseeable future, since they’re confident they’ve found their stride and want to make the most of the game’s newfound momentum.
Bungie is busy with a project named ‘Matter’ for PC
“Right now our commitment and our attention is to make the seasons that will unfold over the course of the next year interesting and sustain a perennial story arc that will keep players engaged,” explained Bungie’s David ‘DeeJ’ Dague. The game has evolved quite a lot over the years, and Bungie is confident that they have found a sweet spot where most players are really enjoying the game.
“I understand the question you’re asking and it’s certainly an interesting one, and we’ll have a lot of cool stuff to say on that later, but I’m afraid that moment will have to wait a little bit longer.” The original Destiny was launched in September 2014 and Destiny 2 in September 2017 – but it doesn’t look like we should expect Destiny 3 in September 2020.
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What system did Resident Evil 3: Nemesis NOT appear on?
- PlayStation 2
Resident Evil ambassadors invited to playtest unannounced Capcom game
Something is brewing over at Capcom, judging by emails sent out via their Resident Evil ambassadors program with “invitations to a play test session of our unannounced title.” Could this be the Dino Crisis reboot fans have been roaring and slavering about?
Capcom renewed the trademark not that long ago, and Capcom is definitely on a remake roll after Resident Evil Remake’s huge success and the imminent launch of Resident Evil 3 Remake.
Respawn Entertainment job listings hint at Jedi: Fallen Order sequel
Cal Kestis is going on more adventures judging by job listings posted by Respawn Entertainment, who is recruiting for a “third person action/adventure”. The studio has made it clear that they’d love to keep working on Star Wars, and considering Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is both a critical and commercial success, they probably will.
Bungie’s Oni was unashamedly inspired by anime Ghost in the Shell
A little under a year before Bungie revolutionized the first-person shooter with Halo, they released Oni. It was an ambitious blend of melee action and gunplay, featuring a purple-haired, ass-kicking heroine pretty obviously inspired by Motoko Kusanagi from Ghost in the Shell – the 1995 anime rather than the 2017 live-action adaptation.
But her character design was a bit controversial: The Chicago and California divisions of Bungie couldn’t quite agree on her appearance. The big problem was that Tomb Raider was at the height of its fame, and Bungie didn’t want Mai Hasegawa to be seen as a cyberpunk Lara Croft. Long story short, they decided to steer away from a more ‘blam!’ approach to her figure, as Bungie artist Lorraine McLees put it.
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Capcom’s Resident Evil 3 remake will have ‘more rearrangements’ than RE2
Capcom’s upcoming Resident Evil 3 Remake will be more different from its source material than Resident Evil 2 Remake was, according to a Famitsu interview with producers Peter Fabiano and Masao Kawada.
The team have changed or rearranged more parts of the game, which is already completed and currently being tested and tweaked to make sure it is just as spectacularly polished as its predecessor.
Nemesis has ‘new ways’ to hunt Jill
Like the original Resident Evil 3: Nemesis, the events in the remake run parallel to Resident Evil 2, starting a little before and ending a little after the adventures of Leon and Claire.
Jill Valentine is one of the series’ most popular characters, and the team is taking great care to make her design fresh yet familiar, and her original costumes will be available. Carlos has had more of a makeover, and while he remains a bit of a joker he has a more mature look now – although he is still as hot-blooded as before.
Capcom has not shown any gameplay footage yet, but the team has apparently put more work into the action mechanics this time, so expect a more action-packed game than Resident Evil 2 Remake. Resident Evil 3 Remake launches on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on April 3rd.
Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil reportedly cut from Chinese PES 2020 over remarks
Following his criticism of the Chinese government’s treatment of its native Muslim population, especially the Uighur, Arsenal player Mesut Ozil has apprently been cut out of the Chinese version of PES 2020.
He tweeted that in China “Qurans are burned, mosques were closed down, Islamic theological schools, madrasas were banned, religious scholars were killed one by one. Despite all this, Muslims stay quiet.”
This didn’t go over particularly well with Chinese Arsenal fans, and the club distanced itself from Ozil’s message.
Blizzard Entertainment got into serious trouble with China and fans this year
The controversy spilled into the games industry after Netease, PES 2020’s Chinese publisher, removed Ozil from the game and stated that his comments “hurt the feelings of Chinese fans and violated the sport’s spirit of love and peace. We do not understand, accept or forgive this.”
Many nations have made joint statements condemning China’s treatment of its Muslim population in the past, prompting the Chinese authorities to protest ‘foreign interference’ in its domestic affairs.
The recent Hong Kong protests have also sparked friction between Western businesses and the Chinese government, leading to incidents like the Blitzchung controversy where Blizzard was accused of engaging in ‘pro-Beijing censorship’ to placate Chinese authorities.