Episode 142: Still Doesn’t Look Good

Discussion topics

HYPE TRAIN – *toot toot*

  • Microsoft held X019 in London today, and showed off some stuff.
  • Death Stranding was inflicted on the gaming populace
  • Pokemon Sword and Shield got real solid reviews
  • Diablo 4 and Overwatch 2 got announced at Blizzcon, as did Shadowwhatevers, the latest shadow expansion for MMO lovers
  • Sonic’s face no longer looks like an eldritch god’s backside
  • Shenmue 3 is coming out next week, for all the weird Shenmue fans https://rpgamer.com/2019/11/shenmue-iii-gets-its-launch-trailer/

Discussion:

Kojima says he’s going to start making movies.

Will they be bad, or laughably bad? https://kotaku.com/in-the-future-hideo-kojima-says-his-studio-will-make-f-1839603527

Ubisoft took a huge hit after Breakpoint flopped and they pushed back 3 games.

It’s interesting to see them pivot so quickly after one poorly received game. Is it a wise move? Should more developers be this tuned in to their audiences?

https://www.businessinsider.com.au/ubisoft-stock-plunges-after-cutting-earnings-forecast-game-delays-2019-10/amp

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