This week in gaming: Mojang abandons Minecraft’s graphics update, Nintendo issues a denial, Epic Games adds more cloud save support, and more!
In the spirit of keeping our readers up to date with what’s happening in the video game industry, the Doublejump Digest is a brief collection of the major news stories from the past week. Keep an eye out for the Digest every Sunday night, and head on into the archive for news from weeks gone by!
- Matt played through Stingbot Games’ The Forbidden Arts and found it to be an overly simple throwback to action-adventure games of yore.
Mojang abandons Minecraft’s long-promised Super Duper Graphics Pack:
Minecraft developer Mojang has taken to the game’s official blog to announce that it has abandoned its promised graphical overhaul of the hugely-popular multiplayer title. According to the short post, the company found that the pack was “too technically demanding” for the myriad of hardware that Minecraft runs on, and that it plans on releasing information about “other ways” to play the game “with a new look”.
Nintendo denies offering new Switch customers:
Nintendo of America has told The Verge that, contrary to a previous statement from its customer service department, the gaming company is not offering exchanges for updated Switch systems to customers who have purchased the existing model after July 17.
Nintendo appeared to have issued this clarification in response to a Polygon report where the publication confirmed with a Nintendo of America customer service department representative that the company has offered exchanges following several reports by Reddit users.
Epic Games adds cloud save support to more games on its store:
The Fortnite publisher took to its blog to confirm that it has added cloud save support to the Epic Games Store versions of Alan Wake, Close to the Sun, Darksiders III, Enter the Gungeon, Genesis Alpha One, GNOG, Kingdom New Lands, Limbo, Moonlighter, Mutant Year Zero, Overcooked, Rebel Galaxy Outlaw, Sherlock Holmes: The Devil’s Daughter, The Sinking City, This War Of Mine, and World War Z. Additionally, the company has removed the functionality from Hyper Light Drifter as it works out an issue with the game and promised to add a “playtime tracking feature” very soon.
Here are the new DualShock 4 colours coming out next month:
Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe has revealed four new DualShock 4 colours that the company is scheduled to release next month: Rose Gold, Titanium Blue, Electric Purple, and Red Camouflage.
The company will also be releasing a Rose Gold variant of its Gold Wireless Headset this November alongside a new production run of its Berry Blue, Blue Camouflage, Sunset Orange, and Gold DualShock 4 controllers.
NOTABLE GAME RELEASES:
- Ion Fury (PC)
VIDEOS AND TRAILERS:
Borderlands 3 – “The Borderlands Are Yours” Trailer:
This series’ artstyle never gets old!
Fortnite: Season X – Story Trailer:
Mysterious glowing orbs can never be a good thing, right?
Overwatch – [NOW PLAYABLE] Sigma:
The gravity-controlling scientist finally makes his debut.
SEGA Mega Drive Mini – Mega Drive Does:
Hmm, I was wondering if SEGA would include the “What Nintendon’t” line in this.
Rainbow Six Siege: Operation Ember Rise – New Operator Gadgets Teaser:
This gadget is going to be fuuun.
GRID – Barcelona Gameplay Footage:
We’ll hopefully get more exciting races than Barcelona has hosted in Formula 1…
- Frostpunk’s console releases have been delayed to October: Eurogamer
- Microsoft is pulling Forza Motorsport 6 and all of its DLC from sale next month: GameSpot
- A stupid person was caught playing Pokémon Go on eight phones at once while driving: GameSpot
- Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes is coming to PC and PS4 in October: Polygon
- Halo Infinite’s Creative Director has left 343 Industries: Kotaku
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