Save the World leaves Early Access
Epic has published a State of Development update about Fortnite’s PvE mode Save the World. Most notably, the final version will not be free-to-play as originally intended, but a paid premium game.
If you paid for Founder status, all your Founder’s Packs will be upgraded and all the rewards in them will be unlocked for free. Ultimate Edition owners will receive 8,000 V-bucks and the new Metal Team Leader Pack.
- Save the World will no longer support the latest Battle Royale skins
- Updates for Save the World were few and far between, and Epic says development will slow down after release
Feeling abandoned: Save the World players are not particularly pleased about this, and many have asked for refunds rather than V-bucks because they don’t actually play the Battle Royale mode.
Time For A Quick Daily Quiz?
Who plays the Atlas Corporation CEO in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
- Barry Sloane
- Kevin Spacey
- Charles Dance
- Kit Harington
Celebrating Twenty Years of Diablo II
Wanna feel old? Diablo II came out 20 years ago. Amazingly, the game is still revered and actively played by hordes of fans. The last patch came out in 2016, adding support for newer versions of Windows and Mac OS.
The latest version available from Battle.net requires Windows 2000, and there’s no way to run the game on a Mac OS version later than 10.15 since Apple dropped 32-bit compatibility. Maybe we will see a remaster if the community keeps up their enthusiasm for another decade?
Harry Potter RPG Update
Harry Potter RPG will be out next year
The leaked gameplay footage from the unannounced Harry Potter game in development at Avalanche Software is from 2018, and the full game will launch sometime next year.
The developers are apparently feeling the heat after J.K. Rowling was accused of transphobia on Twitter. Rowling has a finger in every Harry Potter project, though the Avalanche developers insist that she has had “very little direct involvement”.
- The last Harry Potter game was the 2016 Lego Harry Potter Collection
- Warner Bros are planning to reveal the game after showing off the next Batman game at DC FanDome
MuggleNet editor Felicia Grady said: “Based on what I’ve seen from fans, I do believe that Rowling’s comments have had some effect on the level of excitement they have for the Harry Potter RPG or other upcoming content. We’ve seen comments from fans who no longer wish to support Rowling or the brand financially.”
Xbox Series X 20/20 Reveals
Microsoft delays June 20/20 event
Microsoft was planning monthly spotlight events called 20/20 to showcase the upcoming next-gen Xbox, but it looks like the schedule has changed.
The June 20/20 event was supposed to showcase the Lockhart console, but has been delayed until August. The Lockhart is rumoured to be a cheaper, lower-powered version of the next-gen Xbox.
- There have been rumours about Lockhart for a long time, but Microsoft has not commented on them
- While the Lockhart model is expected to be cheaper, no-one knows the price of any of the next-gen models yet
Two-month delay: Microsoft was apparently planning to unveil Lockhart at E3, and still intends to host an event in July showcasing their next-gen first-party titles.