In The News
Check out #17 in CNN’s article, “18 things to look forward to in 2018.”
Bethesda’s Christopher Weaver spoke with Glixel’s Jacob Kleinman “about everything from his early days at Bethesda to the future of video games.”
Here’s a snippet: “‘This nickel and dime approach to payment may well backfire as it interferes with the flow of a game and disallows for…’”
Nintendo Switch news:
For those of you running out of space on your Nintendo Switch, The Wall Street Journal’s Takashi Mochizuki reports that “Nintendo Co. told outside game developers it is delaying delivery of 64-gigabyte game cards for the Switch console until 2019.”
Game Informer’s Imran Khan also writes that “Nintendo’s online service, a fee-based service to let people play online on Switch, is facing another delay according to Nintendo’s Italian website.”
Star Wars Battlefront II writer Mitch Dyer talked about “narrative development” for the game with Gamasutra’s Bryant Francis and Alex Wawro.
Here’s a portion: “Just to spoil the complete end level of the game, the final level, the Battle of Jakku, is enormous. It’s the most multiplayer-feeling level we have. The map is huge, there’s different objectives you can do in different orders. The scale of it is…”
Sword Art Online intends to make a strong push in North America. Product manager Haruki Watanabe spoke with AListDaily’s Steven Wong about the games.
“‘The game came out at the same time as the movie, so people who watched the film can come to this game and enjoy the anime stories too,’ said Watanabe. ‘This could be people’s first experience with the anime and then go watch the show.’”
Ulysses “Aqua” Silva is joining Echo Fox’s Call of Duty team.
Editor’s Note: In Tuesday’s newsletter, “Epic Games” was used instead of “Psyonix” when referring to Rocket League’s 2018 plans.