Grey-market game key reseller G2A has offered a series of concessions in its ongoing war of words with indie studio TinyBuild, but some developers are skeptical.
G2A's seven-point plan includes a 10% royalty for developers on sales of their products; priority placement for developer-sanctioned auctions; and enhancements to the basic tools G2A provides.
However, it's up to developers to register for those royalties, while central parts of TinyBuild CEO Alex Nichiporchik's request are missing from G2A's plan, such as merchant verification and the ability for developers to set minimum pricing on auctions.
Nichiporchik praised G2A's decision, but tempered his praise with a "need to see how it works in practice."
"It still doesn’t solve the issue of stolen keys, or the shady business practice of forcing down [G2A Shield] insurance on consumers," he wrote on the TinyBuild blog.
22cans has apparently left god-game Godus behind, choosing to work on mobile game The Trail instead, according to sources at Eurogamer.
In addition to reported staff reassignments, lead Godus designer Konrad Naszynski's contract was not renewed when it expired earlier this year.
CEO Simon Phillips denied that development had ceased, telling Eurogamer that "Godus is an ongoing project, on both PC and mobile."
NightDive's System Shock Remastered has been upgraded from a remaster to a reboot, with a demo and Kickstarter campaign live now.
Now simply titled System Shock, the game is being described by NightDive's Stephen Kick as "a full-fledged reboot of a classic game into something new."
The studio's Kickstarter campaign is seeking US$900,000 to bring the game to completion, with stretch goals currently revealed up to US$1.9 million.
PlayStation support for Ustream is coming to an end on August 1.
Services allowing players to broadcast gameplay to Ustream or view Ustream broadcasts via Live from PlayStation will be removed from PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, and the PlayStation app.
"We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and we appreciate your understanding," said Sony.
The founders of defunct Max: Curse of the Brotherhood studio Press Play have formed a new studio and are working on a new title called Pioneers.
Pioneers will be a physics-based construction game for the PC that allows players to build complex machines out of simple blocks.
The new studio, Lightbulb, is based in Copenhagen and was formed by Ole Teglbjærg, Rune Dittmer, and Mikkel Thorsted who have been making games together for more than a decade.
A new standalone chapter for excellent isometric horror game Stasis is coming to PC and Mac for free later this year.
Cayne: A Stasis Story follows Hadley, a pregnant woman who has woken up to the horrors of a medical facility in the Stasis universe. It follows on from the events in the main game.
Cayne will offer approximately 1.5 hours of gameplay in a showcase that Brotherhood developer Christopher Bischoff says will aim to introduce a taste of Stasis to new audiences.
A Saudi Arabian gamer found himself banned from the PlayStation Network this week for using his "offensive" real name as his handle - after having used it since 2010.
Jihad Al-Mofadda, whose PSN ID was "iJihaD," received a ban notice a few days after purchasing Overwatch, later being told the handle was against the PSN Terms of Service.
Al-Mofadda stressed on Reddit that when he was born 26 years ago, "this s**t was not like this."
“We’re only two days in, but I think Sea of Thieves might be my favourite game of E3.”
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