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News about the biggest game of the week: 1/10/22

Take-Two Interactive makes one of the biggest acquisitions in the gaming industry, while former Bend Studio exec laments the cancellation Day by day sequel, in this week’s game news. Game Rant has compiled some of the biggest gaming news of the past week into one concise post to keep fans and enthusiasts up to date with the most important industry events each week. Highlighting the most relevant stories, this list is not inherently and completely unbiased, and will not contain every news story this week. Instead, this is for game fans who want a quick recap of the biggest/most impactful stories happening in the last week in the game.

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In this week’s gaming news recap, Take-Two Interactive plans to spend $12.7 billion to acquire one of the biggest mobile developers in the industry’s bid to enter that sector. game industry. Former Bend Studio director Jeff Ross gave some additional details about the cancellation Day by day sequel that the studio couldn’t tout Sony. Meanwhile, Sony intends to combat the PS5 shortage by extending the lead time of console production. Nvidia quietly announced the new GPU refresh after it announced two brand new graphics cards at CES 2022. All that and more in this week’s review of the biggest industry news. game industry.


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Make two interactive moves to get Zynga for $12.7 billion


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This week, the publisher Take-Two Interactive has announced plans to acquire mobile game developer Zynga for $12.7 billion, will be completed (pending approval) by Q1 2023. Zynga is known for developing and publishing some of the most popular mobile and browser games all time, including examples like Words to friends and FarmVille. Zynga CEO Frank Gibeau explained that “Take-Two’s best capabilities and intellectual property” will support the expansion of the publisher’s mobile game efforts.

At the moment, it is unclear what these efforts will look like, as there are no confirmed projects in development as a result of this acquisition. With that said, it’s clearly an attempt to expand Take-Two Interactive’s biggest brand (Grand Theft Auto, red death, Borderlands, 2K CZK, etc) into the mobile game market. In particular, this acquisition marks the most expensive acquisition made in the video game sector, before Microsoft acquired Bethesda/ZeniMax in early 2021.

Former Bend Studio director laments the cancellation of Days Gone sequel


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In an interview with USA Today, former Bend Studio director Jeff Ross speak out the potential of a Day by day next part after news broke about the sequel being canceled by Sony. Because other established franchises have middling first entries, Ross believes, giving another entry and opportunity to Day by day sequel, a new entry that will be a significant improvement over the original game.

All of this stems from reports earlier this year that Ross accused Sony of allegedly doing Day by day seems like a “disappointment”, despite almost selling the same number of units compare to Ghost of Tsushimasold eight million. Ross worked on a Days Gone 2 pitch before leaving Bend Studio and now Bend is working on a new IP. The studio previously introduced an open world Resistance game for Sony, but not approved.

Sony commits to producing more PS4 consoles, Xbox One stops production


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In response to global component shortages affecting PS5 supply, Sony is revising its plan to phase out PS4 console production by 2021. To combat the continued shortage of consoles PS5 and great demand, Sony has put into production one million more PS4 consoles for 2022. As reported by Bloomberg, “people familiar with the matter” have said that it is easier to source the chipset used in the PS4 compared to the PS5.

Sony has always continued to produce older generations despite the release of newer consoles. However, for Xbox, Microsoft has ended production and discontinued the Xbox One console favors ramping up production of the Xbox Series X/S. Although production officially ends at the end of 2020 for the Xbox One, supplies for the Xbox Series S are clearly pretty decent despite the availability. Impressive sales rate.

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Nvidia reveals new version of RTX 3080, 12GB of VRAM


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After CES 2022, where Nvidia unveiled the RTX 3050 and RTX 3090 Ti graphics cards, the hardware maker clearly has one more new GPU to announce this year. While this GPU hardware update doesn’t make any major marketing or announcements, the update means newer RTX 3080 cards will come with 12 GB of VRAM, along with higher teraflops output, additional CUDA cores, while maintaining the same clock speed. No word on MSRP or official pricing yet.

Stalker 2 postponed to December 2022


STALKER 2 The delay was just the first of many insider followers

Stalker 2Its release date has been significantly delayed, pushed from late spring to early winter this year. Initial, Stalker 2 was intended for release on April 28, 2022, but the game’s release was delayed to December 8, 2022. GSC Game World cites that the additional seven months will help the development team fulfill its vision. I for Stalker 2, and that “development will take as long as necessary, especially in the case of such a project.”

Call of Duty Vanguard passes with Attack On Titan Anime


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Probably one of the most surprising crossovers with Call of Duty, the word content is very popular Attack the giant cartoon is now available. Highlights of the new Attack the giant crossover is the new interface for operator Daniel Yatsu, making Call of Duty: Vanguard The character looks like Levi Ackerman. Additionally, several unique weapon designs are also named after weapons and themes from the anime, including the “Historia” and “Ymir Curse” weapons.

Techland promises ‘5 years’ content for Dying Light 2

Marketing has begun to evolve for Dying Light 2, which resulted in the “500 hour completion time” that the game allegedly had, but what was more impressive was Techland’s planned support for the game. Techland has promised “at least 5 years post-launch with new in-game stories, locations, events” and more throughout the game’s lifecycle. Original Dying light saw a similar amount of post-launch support, something Techland intends to replicate with its sequel.

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