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Sony’s next PlayStation won’t launch this year, but we have a few more details about what to expect from the console. Dev kits are being distributed to studios, Mark Cerny told Wired’s Peter Rubin. The best news? “For example, the next-gen console will still accept physical media; it won’t be a download-only machine. Because it’s based in part on the PS4’s architecture, it will also be backward-compatible with games for that console. As in many other generational transitions, this will be a gentle one, with numerous new games being released for both PS4 and the next-gen console.”
Retiring Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime now has a Twitter.
Nintendo Switch’s latest update implements the ability to transfer your save data, “allowing you to transfer your save data for individual games between your Nintendo Switch systems.”
Expect another Star Wars Lego game sometime soon. “Skywalker Sound’s Matt Wood briefly mentioned he was working on a new Lego Star Wars project during Star Wars Celebration,” Eurogamer’s Tom Phillips reports. “And, separately, Eurogamer has heard word of the title from sources close to its production. From what I understand, it’s an ambitious project.”
Marvel VR on the horizon? “Lenovo and Disney seem to be preparing the release of hardware related to yet another blockbuster franchise: A new FCC filing suggests that the companies are getting close to unveil a Marvel-themed AR headset,” Variety’s Janko Rottgers writes.
The full Summer Games Done Quick schedule can be found here.
Twitch launched its first game, Twitch Sings.
Last week’s most-watched Twitch channels can be found here.
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ESG Law is out with an email blast discussing immigration challenges in 2019. Read it here.
Mixer and Make.TV are partnering, TEO’s Andrew Hayward writes. “Microsoft will use Make.TV’s Live Video Cloud service for broadcasts of Mixer Matchups competitions at its retail stores. Live Video Cloud lets producers pull in livestreaming content from anywhere and put it all into a single broadcast.”
NBA 2K League and YouTube are partnering, Hayward reports. “YouTube has joined Twitch as a streaming partner for the NBA 2K League, and will broadcast regular season, playoffs, and finals games in 2019.”
Pittsburgh Knights and Sheetz are partnering, TEO’s Trent Murray writes. “The Pittsburgh Knights have announced Pennsylvania-based convenience store chain Sheetz as the organization’s latest jersey sponsor.”
Wizards District Gaming and Giant Food renewed their partnership, Esports Insider’s David Hollingsworth reports.
Happy birthday Pyo “MP” No-a and Kim “Ryung” Dong Won!