Xbox news recap: Microsoft rumored to purchase EA and PUBG, Gigantic closes and more
Welcome to our weekly Xbox news recap series, where we go over the top stories of the past week in the world of Xbox. Let’s get started.
Microsoft rumored to purchase EA and PUBG
Rumors have been flying since a recent piece put out by Polygon. A paragraph in this article suggested that Microsoft was in talks to purchase Electronic Arts and PUBG Corp – an acquisition that would send shock waves throughout the entirety of the gaming industry. Electronic Arts is one of the least liked publishers in the industry, and many gamers would be very interested in seeing a change in ownership – but there’s no telling how drastically things could change under Microsoft, if at all.
Gigantic closing after final update
Things just weren’t working out for Gigantic. The promising third-person MOBA on Xbox One and Windows 10 has received its last update, bringing to the game a ranged hero named “T-MAT.” The servers will be remaining open until July of this year, and all heroes will become free until that time finally comes. Gigantic failed to find a foothold in a crowded genre, and despite its great ideas, it just wasn’t going to last. In the meantime, players who are looking for a third-person MOBA should probably head over to Smite.
Overwatch now playable in 4k
In more cheerful news, you can now play the world’s most successful team shooter in glorious 4k. If you have an Xbox One X and a 4k enabled TV, the latest patch that came out for Overwatch let the game be supported by this insanely detailed resolution. Enjoy!
— Overwatch (@PlayOverwatch) January 31, 2018
Red Dead Redemption 2 delayed to October
Good things come to those who wait. The anticipated sequel to one of the great masterpieces in open world gaming, Red Dead Redemption, has been delayed until October of this year. The game was originally set to release in the second quarter of 2018, but it just wasn’t panning out. Rockstar is a company who’s usually known for quality over speed, so the wait should be worth it.
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