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Cyberpunk 2077 developers receive death threats from angry fans after delay

CD Projekt RED has delayed Cyberpunk 2077 for what is hopefully the very last time, prompting an inevitable backlash from expectant fans and, of course, death threats.

Anger has boiled over leading to ‘death threats’ say devs

“I understand you're feeling angry, disappointed and want to voice your opinion about it,” said senior game designer Andrzej Zawadzki. “However, sending death threats to the developers is absolutely unacceptable and just wrong. We are people, just like you.”

In the dark: CD Projekt RED had earlier been adamant that Cyberpunk 2077 would see no further delays, and only the day before the delay was announced the official Cyberpunk 2077 twitter account assured a fan that the game would come out on November 19th.

Last minute: “Long story short: CP Twitter (and therefore our studio – as it's an official channel) did not lie on purpose,” said Fabian Mario Dohla, adding that it’s “almost impossible to tell every employee beforehand, mainly because of legal reasons.” The new release date is December 10th.

What was Final Fantasy’s original name?

a) Facing Fantasy
b) Fighting Fantasy
c) Dragon Quest
d) Final Fantasy: They got it right the first time

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.

It’s the Big Apple, not the Massive Melons

Treyarch’s Spider-Man 2 were contractually obliged to give Kirsten Dunst right to final approval over the appearance of Mary Jane, the character she played in the movie.

She was not exactly thrilled about how busty the developers made her characters, and asked them to tone it down.

Governor's Island was also supposed to appear in the game, but the area got cut, but there's still signs of it: The name is present on the map found atop the State of Liberty!

Join our community on Twitter and Facebook to discuss today's fact.

Todd Howard was surprised by reactions after Microsoft acquired Bethesda

No-one expected Microsoft to acquire ZeniMax Media and all its subsidiaries, but Todd Howard did not expect the kind of reaction the news received.

Microsoft deal includes acquisition of it just works meme

The veteran developer said he “grossly underestimated the impact” the announcement had on the industry. “I was naively surprised at how big it landed and what it meant in the larger context of games, but I was happy with the feedback we saw,” Howard told GamesIndustry.biz.

Long friendship: “All of the games I've done we've partnered with Microsoft in some way,” he added, shrugging off concerns that other industries can experience trouble with such large consolidations. Bethesda has a long established relationship with Microsoft.

Next-gen access: Bethesda Softworks will still be publishing games independently according to Pete Hines. Microsoft’s “view of access; games for everybody” appealed to Howard and that is one of the reasons why Microsoft's offer was accepted.

New Death Stranding art is just ideas

According to Hideo Kojima, the recently surfaced Death Stranding artwork is not evidence of a sequel, “but just fragments of new ideas.”

Hideo Kojima often toys around with new ideas

Kojima himself tweeted some images while he was “listening to OASIS by Kitaro” in late June, which featured a new vehicle branded with the logo for Bridges, the corporate government body trying to reunite America in Death Stranding.

Just an idea: This sparked speculation that Kojima Productions was working on a sequel, but that seems to be disproved now.

Art feedback: “These aren't major plans, but just fragments of new ideas,” Kojima explained. “I think about these ideas myself, and then I explain them to other people, in order to get opinions about them.” He’ll often share ideas with artist Yoji Shinkawa who’ll then create a concept, so Kojima's workspace is full of his sketches.

Get an adapter for PlayStation Camera

Sony has opened a request page where you can ask for an adapter to use the camera with PlayStation 5. The PlayStation 5 will feature its own camera, but it will not be compatible with the PlayStation VR headset, so if you want to keep using your old headset with your new console, you will need that adapter.

To complete the request form, you'll need your PlayStation VR headset's serial code, and live in one of the countries where the adapter is licensed for sale.

Quest 2 can be used without Facebook

It appears to be possible to use the Oculus Quest 2 without a Facebook account by jailbreaking the device. Research company XRSI confirmed.

WebXR developer Robert Long argues it is important that owners have root access to the devices they use, to ensure that “our biometric data is being used correctly,” and to enable independent security auditors “validate the manufacturers claims.”

To celebrate the start of a new generation of console gaming we are giving away a new PlayStation 5 to one lucky DailyBits reader. You can find out more about this giveaway on our dedicated page.

Here's the Giveaway Code for Week 44: 6677

What was Final Fantasy’s original name?

ANSWER: Fighting Fantasy!

 I mean, the game DOES have a lot of fighting...

As the legend goes, Final Fantasy was named so because Square was on the verge of bankruptcy, and the game would be the studio’s last hurrah unless something amazing – like an unexpected success – happened. However, Hironobu Sakaguchi apparently just wanted his game to have the initials FF because it could be abbreviated elegantly in both English and Japanese.

He originally wanted to call the game Fighting Fantasy, but there was already a series of choose-your-own adventure books called that. Thus, Final Fantasy was born and its success convinced Sakaguchi to keep making games – and eventually a movie, which completed the circle by almost bankrupting Square and forcing a merger with Enix.

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

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