Written By: Steve Vegvari
This is your daily video game news recap for Friday, March 2nd.
Every Monday-Friday we give you a rundown of all the noteworthy industry news.
Quantic Dream’s story-driven action game, Detroit: Become Human now has a release date. Written on the PlayStation Blog, Creative Director; David Cage wrote that the official release date is May 25th.
Cage notes that Detroit: Become Human is the studio’s “most ambitious title to date”. Detroit: Become Human follows three AI characters the begin to feel real emotions and the trials they go through to learn who they want to be.
In the past, Detroit: Become Human has been hit by backlash on their take of controversial topics. Cage writes “We hope that it sparks some meaningful conversations and we’re looking forward to hearing what you think about it.” So it appears the studio does not wish to shy away from telling the stories they sought to depict in the game.
Detroit: Become Human will launch May 25th on PlayStation 4.
Users enrolled in the Xbox Insider Alpha Ring can look forward to the latest software update. Xbox has put their streaming platform, Mixer on the forefront. Xbox One X and S models now support video output at 1440p resolution while broadcasting. Mixer streams will no longer end when switching between games. Instead, the stream will pause and an overlay will automatically show up for audience members.
Mixer also plans to add Share Controller. Streamers will soon have the option to share control of their game with viewers. On the viewer’s end, they’ll be able to use an on screen Xbox controller, or their own wired Xbox One controller to help or cause destruction.
Additionally, quality of life changes have been implemented. Microsoft Edge has been updated for controller use, background music can now be balanced, and Tournaments can now be accessed by users outside of a Club.
Hosted at the Spodek Arena in Poland, teams from across the globe gather for the weekend event. Divided in two, Intel Extreme Masters will crown the world champions for Counter Strike: Global Offensive and Starcraft II.
The three day event will hold a woman’s CS:GO invitational as well as conclude the first season of the VR Challenger League. Respective winners will walk away with their share of a prize pool of $950’000.
Viewers can tune in live throughout the weekend and watch teams like FNatic, Cloud 9, and FaZe all compete for the championship prize.
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