WB Games Split, Hardware Issues for Switch Genshin Impact

Today: Ubisoft still hasn't sorted out its toxic work culture — Hello Games adds DLSS support to No Man's Sky — Genshin Impact fan site claims F2P hit could be coming to Switch Pro

WB Games splitting up as part of merger

WB Games is at a crossroads for its studios

AT&T is merging WarnerMedia and Discovery in a $43 billion deal that will result in Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment getting split up.

WB Games, which consists of 11 subsidiary studios, is going to be broken apart since only parts of Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and WB Games are included in the merger.

Oh brother, where art thou? “Some of the gaming arm will stay with AT&T and some will go with the new company,” according to Axios. WB Games consists of studios like:

  • Avalanche Software
  • Monolith Productions
  • NetherRealm Studios
  • Rocksteady Studios
  • TT Games

Can't buy love: While AT&T has finally managed to sell off WarnerMedia, it either wants to hold on to some game development studios or simply was not satisfied with previous offers and is holding on to the studios until better ones come along.

Which candy powers the magic system in Darkened Skye?

a) Reese’s Pieces
b) M&Ms
c) Skittles
d) Smarties

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.

No heroine for reimagined Silent Hill

Climax Studios' Silent Hill: Shattered Memories was originally named Silent Hill: Cold Heart and was supposed to have a female protagonist according to the studio's pitch documents. Instead, the project became a re–imagining of the original Silent Hill.

Cold Heart was shelved in favour of an anniversary remake

You can pick up a phone and call Konami's official customer support number in the game, but don't expect too much: The operator will note where you are calling from, and let you know that “you are beyond even our help.”

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

Claimants prepare lawsuit against Ubisoft

Ubisoft is now focusing on more F2P projects

According to French newspaper Le Télégramme, legal action will be taken against Ubisoft this month following claims of poor working conditions and harassment.

Despite a very public airing of dirty laundry, "little has changed" at Usibosft and the staff at the center of the scandal are still working at the company.

All in the family: Christophe Derennes, a cousin of Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot, was appointed head of Ubisoft's Montreal studio following the resignation of Yannis Mallat in the wake of misconduct allegations.

Happy campers: Several of the executives who were accused of harassment and other professional misconduct are still employed in top positions in the company according to Le Télégramme, which suggests that Ubisoft is not exactly doing all it can to fix its culture.

Latest additions to Xbox Game Pass

More for PC and console subscribers

Another month, another avalanche of new games for Xbox Game Pass, including several more available for streaming.

Coming soon

  • SnowRunner (Cloud, Console, and PC) – Out Now
  • Peggle 2 (Cloud) EA Play – May 20th
  • Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville (Cloud) EA Play – May 20th
  • Secret Neighbor (PC) ID@Xbox – May 20th
  • The Wild at Heart (Console and PC) ID@Xbox – May 20th
  • The Catch: Carp & Coarse Fishing (Cloud, Console, and PC) – May 21st
  • Knockout City (Console and PC) EA Play – May 21st
  • Maneater (Cloud, Console, and PC) ID@Xbox – May 25th
  • Conan Exiles (Cloud and Console) ID@Xbox – May 27th
  • Fuzion Frenzy (Cloud) – May 27th
  • Joy Ride Turbo (Cloud) – May 27th
  • MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries (Console) ID@Xbox – May 27th
  • Slime Rancher (PC) ID@Xbox – May 27th
  • Solasta: Crown of the Magister (PC) ID@Xbox – May 27th
  • SpellForce 3: Soul Harvest (PC) – May 27th

Delisting on May 31st

  • Assetto Corsa (Cloud and Console)
  • Broforce (PC)
  • Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5+2.5 Remix (Console)
  • Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue (Console)
  • Surviving Mars (Cloud, Console, and PC)
  • Void Bastards (Cloud, Console, and PC)

Microsoft’s Alex Kipman talks future of AR

Augmented reality goes beyond VR by fusing the real and virtual world, and Microsoft is betting that it will change the way people work and connect in the future. Microsoft has already invested heavily in AR with the HoloLens platform, which even supports Minecraft.

Solaris Offworld Combat out for PSVR

Solaris Offworld Combat is a fast-paced multiplayer shooter for PlayStation VR, where eSports have evolved into all-out battles on holographic battlegrounds. Outwit your opponents, hold control points and customize your avatar through 50 levels of progress.

No Man’s Sky adds DLSS

No Man's Sky now supports Nvidia's Deep Learning Super Sampling, an AI-powered anti-aliasing technology that massively improves performance. DLSS is also available when playing No Man's Sky in VR.

Which candy powers the magic system in Darkened Skye?

Taste the Rainbow, sucker!

ANSWER: Skittles!

No one likes product placement, right? At least not when it's ham-fisted and intrusive, like Sam Fisher's chewing gum addiction in Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory. Still, that's nothing compared to Darkened Skye. What starts out as ye olde generic fantasy RPG quickly takes a turn for the absurd when its magic system is introduced. What eldritch energies power spellcasting in Darkened Skye? Why, Skittles, of course!

Skittles in different colors power different types of spells, so you gotta snarfle up as many fruit-flavoured sugar bombs as your breeches can hold. Fortunately, the game is perfectly aware of how silly the entire thing is, which makes it surprisingly endearing. If you want all the gory details of gaming's most shameless product placement, check out this excellent video about the game.

Today's issue of DailyBits was written by Gavin Herman, Erlend Grefsrud, Simon Priest, and Jamie Davey. If you have any feedback or news tips for the team, please email us!