At GeekFeed our priority is providing you with the latest news and updates. But sometimes work, school, and life keeps you from regularly checking in on the happenings of the gaming industry. By the time you get settled and ready to scour various sources for info, scrolling through two to three pages of news, that may not be relevant to you, does not sound like a fun night at the Apollo. Don’t worry about it, though, we’ve got you covered. Here are the top 5 stories from this week in the wacky world of video games.
Uncharted 4 Delayed Two More Weeks (!):
Yeah, that happened… again. In the last three years, Naughty Dog has gone from a studio that had never delayed a title, to a studio that delayed one (The Last of Us), to a studio that’s delayed another three times! Calm down, it’s cool, Uncharted 4 isn’t suffering through development hell. According to SCEA President and CEO, Shawn Layden, the decision came down to avoiding a manufacturing issue which may have entailed some fans being unable to grab a copy of Nathan Drake’s latest and last adventure on day one. Uncharted 4 A Thief’s End launches May 10th.
No Man’s Sky Gets a Release Date:
Finally! This game has been on quite the extraordinary whirlwind and it has yet to release. No Man’s Sky was immediately met with awe and wonder, when Sean Murray revealed the game at VGX in 2013. The last two plus years have been nothing short of amazing and this week Hello Games announced the title’s price and release date. Launching June 21st on PS4 and PC, the game is priced at $59.99 and has an exclusive PC Collector’s Edition and a Special Edition for PS4 set for release as well. Pre-orders are live now!
Mass Effect Andromeda Not in the 2016 Forecast:
Sadness. Sadness all around. Is this delay week? Last year when EA showcased Andromeda’s lovely E3 teaser trailer, fans were met with the gratifying knowledge that the wait would not be long. Holiday 2016 it said at the end. EA’s CFO, Blake Jorgensen, says otherwise. The new launch window for the space opera’s much anticipated latest entry is in the publisher’s fourth quarter, which kicks off January 1, 2017 and ends March 31, 2017. The wait continues.
Pokemon Go GDC Presentation Canceled:
Pokemon fan looking for something to keep you occupied on the Go? Pokemon Go is supposed to assuage those needs. Not entirely certain about what it is and how it’ll work? The Pokemon Go GDC talk was supposed to answer those questions. Not anymore! The presentation was cut, but for good reason. Developer Niantic’s CEO, John Hanke, says the team’s main focus is on getting the game ready for beta testing and launch. While fans may be disappointed now, the decision was at least one founded on making sure they’ll be much happier later.
Rocket League Pro League Incoming:
Rocket League has had fascinating traction since its launch last year and it continues to do so beyond expectations. Psyonix took it up a notch and announced a Pro League primed to launch at the end of this month. Registration for the series’ three month long season one begins March 25th and anyone with a three-person team can sign up when it opens. In addition to that, the prize pool is worth $75,000. In short, start practicing asap. The series will stream exclusively on Twitch with teams from North America and Europe competing.
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