Game news E3 2021 – Silent Hill back, BotW 2 fired, withdrawals: the show’s big rumors
E3 2021 and the Summer Game Fest are just around the corner. For gamers around the world, this time is sure to be exciting as it is synonymous with thunderous announcements and uplifting surprises. Before the official start of the hostilities, we come back to some noises in the hallway that put us on high alert. With huge pliers, of course.
Zelda Breath of the Wild 2 presented in detail this year?
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 was announced at E3 2019 and has been extremely reluctant ever since. It has been almost two years since Link and his whole gang have not deigned to show the tips of their pointy ears. Could this long silence finally come to an end in the coming days? All the lights are green. First of all, this year we’re celebrating the 35th anniversary of the famous series, The Legend of Zelda was released in 1986. Then, during a Nintendo Direct last February, Eiji Aonuma, the show’s producer, stated that the sequel to Breath of the Wild “went smoothly“And this Nintendo”should be able to provide more information this year“. Finally, the upcoming Switch Pro announcement would be a great way to upgrade this new Zelda. In fact, the promise of a great adventure in 4K with Link could convince a certain number of fans to fall for the new console. You will understand that all of the planets seem to be in tune to see Zelda Breath of the Wild 2 in detail soon. Whether this also applies to Metroid Prime 4 and Bayonetta 3 remains to be seen …
The return of Silent Hill? At PlayStation? At Xbox?
After slowly starting the – ultimately very likely – new presentation of BotW 2, we come to the heart of the matter. Silent Hill could get talking again at the summer festivals. It’s been a couple of months since rumors conjured a return of the license for an episode or two developed by studios other than Konami. One of those studios would be the Bloober team, to whom we owe The Medium, which was released on Xbox Series X and PC. A studio that has an excellent relationship with the Redmond company. Gamerant came back on March 30, 2020 due to hallway noise a possible license buyout from Microsoft before we discuss the following year a possible agreement with Sony. Silent Hill’s official Twitter account has both PlayStation and Xbox. Aside from following Phil Spencer, Aaron Greenberg and Larry Hryb instead of the PlayStation executives. Coincidence? To forget? Troll? Notice in disguise? For its part, Konami has finally canceled his attendance after announcing its participation in E3, which does not mean that the license cannot appear during a conference. Here we are in the fog, James …
Valve ready to release more console games?
It is rumored that Valve is considering bringing several of its titles to our game consoles. These speculations arose after a question-and-answer session with Gabe Newell at Sancta Maria College in Auckland. One of the students at this Catholic school asked if Steams games will be ported to consoles or if they will stay on PC. To which Newell replied that by the end of the year it would be possible to get a better picture of it. The possibility of seeing Half-Life Alyx on the PSVR will therefore not be buried unless it is possible to witness the arrival of Steam on our home computers.
The next Avalanche Studios title (Just Cause) only on Xbox?
What’s wrong with the Swedish group? For a few weeks it has been rumored that Avalanche Studios is to develop an open-world multiplayer game on behalf of Microsoft. As you know, the Swedish company is divided into three different groups with Avalanche Studios (Just Cause, Rage 2), Expansive Worlds (theHunter) and Systemic Reaction (Generation Zero, Second Extinction). While rumor has it that the team behind Just Cause are in the process of creating an exclusive Xbox, all eyes are ultimately on Systemic Reaction. The studio actually started teasing their game, which would be an open world shooter, just as announced in the original rumor. Case follows.
A Final Fantasy spin-off from Team Ninja for Sony?
The news that has been circulating on the Internet in the last few days, to be treated with caution, is that of a Final Fantasy spin-off developed by Team Ninja, which is to be released exclusively for PlayStation 5 and PC. The game would borrow a lot of its mechanics from Nioh, but also FromSoftware titles, and play close to the world of the first Final Fantasy. This rumor, astonishing at first glance, was announced as completely plausible by the journalist Imran Khan (Fanbyte). A public alpha version is expected this summer under the name Stranger in Paradise to help the development team improve the game, which consists mostly of the people who worked on Dissidia Final Fantasy NT. There is no lack of details, the rumor.
Expect future major acquisitions by manufacturers?
In recent years, sales groups have taken the lead. In five years Microsoft bought seven studios and the giant Bethesda, while Sony got its hands on Insomniac Games and Nintendo took over Next Level Games. The big manufacturers reiterate that these acquisitions have not yet been completed. Expect more surprises in the future. SEGA, Square Enix, Warner Bros Games … pillars of video games have recently been the subject of rumors suggesting a hypothetical merger with certain manufacturers. It seems pretty certain that Sony does not want to allow Microsoft to buy up all of the industry’s studios that are still free. For this reason, according to the announcement, the Japanese company is looking for a director of mergers and acquisitions for its PlayStation division LinkedIn recently released. When Chloé Woitier du Figaro asked about possible future acquisitions, Matt Booty (head of Xbox Game Studios) replied laconically: “I can’t share anything“. “But it didn’t smell like a firm and definitive no, so we’ll stay on our guard“Laughed at the journalist his Twitter account.
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