EA’s Star Wars Battlefront II may not have a season pass, at least not one that relegates new maps to people who pay extra. “We don’t have a season pass,” the game’s creative director told Mashable. “We don’t want to segment our community.” Mashable says EA asked them to not report that, suggesting it was premature.
Just going by the title “Mr Shifty,” you might expect something cute. Little Mr. Shifty. He sounds adorable, right? He isn’t. He’s a thief, he can teleport through walls, and he beats the hell out of a lot of dudes.
Graceful Explosion Machine is a fun shmup on the Nintendo Switch that makes good use of 🙏 and 💪 and 👍. Who knew this would be a good idea?
Alan Wake and Quantum Break studio Remedy Entertainment is planning to put its next game “on a wider range of platforms,” including PS4, according to a company post. This is a shift. Since 2010, Remedy’s big games have only hit PC and Xbox consoles. The most recent Remedy game on a PlayStation was 2003's Max Payne 2.
There aren’t a lot of exclusive games on Nintendo Switch right now. But games are trickling out. I played three recent ones that are worth your attention—and worth checking out on other platforms, too.
The newly announced Tribeca Games Festival will feature talks by Hideo Kojima and Ken Levine, as well as some more unconventional surprises like a panel about the movie The Lawnmower Man and VR. It’ll all happen in NYC, April 28-29. Details here.
In another sign that something wasn’t quite right with the roll-out of last November’s Watch Dogs 2, the game’s publisher said today that it is moving some of the planned paid content from the game’s season pass to a free update. For paying customers, Ubisoft is replacing it with other stuff.
The makers of the new mobile game Bit City have already tweaked one of their game’s microtransactions, just days after launch. I guess I wasn’t the only one who thought it was messed up, even by microtransaction standards.