This week in gaming: Fortnite World Cup comes to an end, Epic Games Store now has cloud saves, the original DOOM games return, 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!
- John is on a roll yet again and took a critical look at 2007’s Hitman movie as part of our Press X to Adapt series.
- The US government is considering drastic measures towards regulating loot boxes, and Luke explained how this could change FIFA as we know it.
Bugha takes out Fortnite World Cup tournament:
US sixteen-year-old Kyle “Bugha” Giersdorf beat out British player Jaden “psalm” Ashman at the Arthur Ashe stadium in the US overnight. The former won US$3 million for his effort while the latter took home US$1.5 million in the Solo tournament, while the European team of Emil “Nyhrox” Bergquist Pedersen and David “Aqua” W. took out the Duos prize and earned US$3 million together.
Select Epic Games Store titles now have cloud saves:
Epic Games CEO has taken to Twitter to confirm that his company has now implemented cloud save functionality on some games within the Epic Games Store. His confirmation comes in the wake of multiple users spotting an “Enable Cloud Save” setting option for games such as Moonlighter.
Bethesda is re-releasing the original DOOM trilogy:
Bethesda Softworks and id Software surprised their fans by “re-releasing” DOOM, DOOM II, and DOOM 3 on PlayStation 4, Switch, and Xbox One in addition to Android and iOS (for the first two titles). Players eager to play these new ports should expect to be greeted with a login screen for a Bethesda.net account.
Respawn: Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is “very similar” to Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order:
Speaking with EDGE for its upcoming September issue, Game Director Stig Asmussen and Lead Combat Designer Jason de Heras touched on the studio’s appreciation for Souls and Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice studio FromSoftware.
“I thought [Sekiro] was pretty badass, and a little comforting to know that you could [make] this type of game without a stamina bar,” de Heras explained. “They let you attack, they let you roll, they let you do all this for free – and then the AI will tell you if you’re doing the correct thing. It just confirmed to us that you don’t have to limit everything the player does; let them have a little more agency, and then let the AI give them a slap on the wrist or a punch in the face.”
“It was a positive thing for us to know there was a game that was similar to ours. Very similar.”
Discord users can now organise their servers into folders:
The company made the announcement through a short video, which simply pointed to the introduction of folders that users can use to better organise their server list.
NOTABLE GAME RELEASES:
- DOOM (Android, iOS, PS4, Switch, and Xbox One)
- DOOM II (Android, iOS, PS4, Switch, and Xbox One)
- DOOM 3 (PS4, Switch, and Xbox One)
- Wolfenstein: Youngblood (PC, PS4, Switch, and Xbox One)
VIDEOS AND TRAILERS:
Death Stranding – Heartman Character Spotlight Trailer:
This guy’s got it pretty rough.
The Division 2 – Episode 1 Trailer:
Blah, blah, blah, tough guy voice, blah, blah, blah.
Wolfenstein: Youngblood – Official Launch Trailer:
As if not use 5SOS’s song for this trailer, the title’s are even spelt the same way!
The Ubisoft Experience – Announcement Trailer:
Players and developers will get the chance to meet in Sydney this September.
- Pillars of Eternity is heading to Switch next month: Polygon
- Nintendo of America is reportedly offering to repair Joy-Cons for free: VICE
- GTA Online players have spotted a Bully easter egg: Game Informer
- Nintendo is dropping Fire Emblem: Three House actor following sexual assault allegations: Game Informer
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