In The News
Weekend in review:
Dean Evans, the creative director for Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon, has left Ubisoft, he said in an interview with Game Informer’s Matt Bertz.
Sony got dinged by the United Kingdom’s Advertising Standards Authority for a misleading Gran Turismo Sport ad. Read the ASA response here.
Mitosis is occuring within MTG, Esports Insider’s Adam Fitch reports. “The company in which ESL and DreamHack fall under, is looking to split the company into two publicly traded companies.”
The Esports Arena in Las Vegas had its grand opening over the weekend. Unikrn has the rundown with pictures.
Live-action Street Fighter is in the works “from Entertainment One,” Engadget’s Richard Lawler reports. “The new show is based on the plot of the Street Fighter II game, as Ryu, Ken, Guile and Chun-Li chase down M. Bison and become involved in the World Warrior fighting tournament.”
A Way Out director Josef Fares did an interview with GamesIndustry.biz’s James Batchelor about his game, EA “and ambitions to follow in the footsteps of Naughty Dog.”
An Atari VCS prototype was shown off at the Game Developers Conference. Photos can be found courtesy of Engadget’s Andrew Tarantola, who writes that it “will retail for around $300, will play both classic Atari games as well as modern content, and that pre-orders for the console will begin in April 2018.”
London’s mayor “pledged to further fund Games London in order to deliver £30 million of new investment,” GamesIndustry.biz’s Haydn Taylor reports.
The French Tennis Federation intends to host a Tennis World Tour esports “series,” The Esports Observer’s Graham Ashton reports. “The organizers of the French Open/Roland-Garros have announced they will host their first esports competition, backed by the tennis tournament’s main sponsor BNP Paribas.”
Streamer Rubiu5 “broke one million concurrent viewers while streaming Fortnite on YouTube,” Dot Esports’ Justin Binkowski writes.
Call of Duty news:
100 Thieves is recruiting a Call of Duty professional team, owner Matthew “Nadeshot” Haag said.
The Domination XL game mode is live.