Written By: Steve Vegvari
This is your daily video game news recap for Friday, January 26.
Every Monday-Friday we give you a rundown of all the noteworthy industry news.
Xbox announced that PUBG has hit another outstanding milstone. In just under 3 months, the battle royal game has reached over 4 million players. The last player update was on January 13th, when Aaron Greenburg revealed the player count had hit 3 million.
Celebrating the ever-growing success of the game, Xbox will be awarding players 30’000 Battle Points to go towards cosmetics and customization. This award will be available for any and all players that purchase and log into the game by January 31st.
President of Polyphony Digital announced the studio’s plan for Gran Turismo’s first major update of the year. Patch 1.11 will go live on January 26th for PlayStation 4.
The new update will bring four new events to look forward to. Eight new tracks including the Autodromo Nazionale Monza will be included. Rounding out the new features is ten new cars to unlock. Models such as Dodge Viper GTS, McLaren F1, and Ferrari 330 P4 are among the handful of permanent additions to the game.
Ahead of the 2018 Olympic Games, Intel announced the finals competing in the PyeongChang Tournament. 18 qualifiers from around the world will represent their respective countries in a three day tournament. The winner, walking away with their share of a $150’000 prize pool.
Kingston, Ontario resident; Sasha “Scarlett” Hostyn will be heading to the games to represent Canada in the tournament. She will be joined by Yoo Jin “ sOs” Kim, who is currently ranked second in the world.
The Starcraft II tournament will be aired on both Twitch and the Olympic Digital channel.
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