Game news Xbox still wants to buy Activision, but there is a problem!
In the menu of the newspaper of this September 15, 2022, we begin with the announcement of the transition to free-to-play of The Sims 4, before remembering that the acquisition of Activision Blizzard by Xbox promises to be more complicated than expected, and We finish with the announcement of the two new Yakuza games from SEGA. The newspaper, here we are!
Xbox struggles to get Activision
The $ 68.7 billion super buyoutActivision Blizzard Microsoft never stops talking. Soon to be finalized, only the validation of the competition authorities is missing … but it crashes at the level of the British, who are calling for a thorough investigation. If Microsoft wants to be able to recover the legendary Activision licenses (Crash Bandicoot, Warcraft, Overwatch, Diablo, Starcraft and above all Call of Duty) to add them to its Game Pass and make them exclusive, it does not intend to deprive PlayStation The multiplayer of Call of Duty, at least not at the moment. In any case, this case would mark a turning point in the video game industry, and regulators are well aware of this. It is currently unknown if Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone 2 will count towards the 3 games still available for PlayStation players, or if the count will start from a possible new Treyarch game in 2024.
The Sims 4 Goes Free … in part
The Sims 4 goes free-to-play on October 18th! The information is official and comes fromElectronic arts themselves. If you haven’t touched the game yet, now or never before a potential upcoming opus announcement. Even though the game has just celebrated its eighth candle, it is still regularly updated with additional content. The First Looks kit, for example, arrived on September 1 and adds 24 items of clothing and accessories for children. Since The Sims 4 has had time to sell well, the strategy is therefore to attract more and more players by offering the game for free and then have them go to the cash register through the many DLCs and additional content of all kinds to refine their experience. of game. Why yes: only the base game becomes free. If you want to get the slew of DLCs and add-ons that have been out for 8 years, you’ll have to pull your wallet out. Also note that Maxis’ vice president thinks the 4th opus could last until its 15th anniversary, which is until 2029.
Like a dragon in the air
The Ryu Ga Gotoku studio summit was held yesterday Wednesday, September 14, a special live stream of the creators of Yakuza who unveiled their cartridges for their favorite license. The studio took the opportunity to tell us The Yakuza games will change their name in the West and will now be called “Like a Dragon”. Of course, it was also an opportunity to reveal the next episode of the saga: Like a Dragon 8. A quick teaser has been revealed in which we find Ichiban, but also the cult Kazuma, hero of the old games. The game is scheduled for 2024 on PlayStation, Xbox and PC and this sequel will maintain the turn-based RPG system introduced in Yakuza 7. Another shorter game, Like a Dragon Gaiden, has also been unveiled. In this action-adventure game set between Yakuza 6 and Like a Dragon 8, the player will embody Kazuma in a parallel story. It is scheduled for 2023 on PlayStation, Xbox and PC. Something to delight fans of the Like a Dragon series who had already been spoiled by the announcement of Like a Dragon: Ishin! during the last stage of progress.