In The News
E3 2018 News:
Fortnite on Nintendo Switch is a go, but PlayStation gave players a rude awakening when they realized they couldn’t access their accounts on the Switch. “There’s no way to carry your progress over to Switch — or the multiple platforms Fortnite is already available on — if you’ve previously accessed the game on a PlayStation 4. Meanwhile, Switch players can cross-play Fortnite with PC, mobile and Xbox One,” Engadget’s Katrina Filippidis reports.
Sony released this response to the BBC: “We’re always open to hearing what the PlayStation community is interested in to enhance their gaming experience.”
VentureBeat’s Dean Takahashi did an interview with BioWare’s Casey Hudson at E3. Here’s a snippet: “For a long time—I did four games in a row as executive producer, including the Mass Effect trilogy. At that point, I felt a sense of plateauing to a degree, looking for a change and…”
Giant Bomb interviewed Xbox’s Phil Spencer about the new Xbox console and potential features it may have.
Telltale Games confirmed it’s “developing a game based on Stranger Things that we’ll publish to consoles and computers at a later date.”
Netflix “to bring Minecraft: Story Mode to service – but not traditional games,” TechRadar’s Nick Pino reports. “Like the Telltale Games series, Minecraft: Story Mode on Netflix will be a five-part episodic adventure and would be available to stream later this year.”
THQ Nordic “has raised $168 million from a directed share issue as it gears up to finance a series of acquisitions,” GI.biz’s Haydn Taylor reports. “The company announced today that it has issued 7.7 million Class B shares at $21.85 each in an accelerated book-building procedure — essentially a flash sale to raise quick capital ahead of acquisitions — led by Carnegie Investment bank.”
Fnatic and DreamHack Spain are partnering, TEO’s Trent Murray reports. “The esports organization will run a Fnatic merchandise shop at DreamHack Valencia and DreamHack Seville.”
Congratulations to Allegiance on winning the Valor Series North American championship!
“Allegiance will advance to the Arena of Valor World Cup … for the chance to earn part of the event’s $550,000 prize pool. North America is the final region confirmed for the Arena of Valor World Cup, joining eleven other teams from Brazil, Europe, Taiwan, China, Korea, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, and Philippines,” the press release reads.
NBA 2K League “has set a deadline of June 29th for NBA teams looking to participate in the leagues 2019 season. There are 30 teams overall and currently, 17 participating in the league leaving 13 teams open to join,” Esports Insider’s Lydia Mitrevski reports.