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Mike Neumann is going to focus full-time on his YouTube channel, Movies with Mickey, after leaving Gearbox Software because of health issues. “He’s also lived with multiple sclerosis for several years. After suffering a stroke while at the Gearbox offices in 2011, he returned to work, but complications with the disease led him to again take time off as recently as this spring. His health concerns have become too great, he said on Twitter, to be able to focus on his work at Gearbox,” Polygon’s Allegra Frank writes.
Looks like For Honor can’t seem to keep players around. It has reportedly lost a staggering 95% of its Steam players in only 3 months. That’s worse than The Division, according to GitHyp’s Paul Curtin. “For Honor had a rough launch. Various issues lead to over half of the game’s population leaving within its first two weeks on Steam – a number which aligned with Ubisoft’s own in-game player counts for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One,” Curtin writes. “And while For Honor’s playerbase started significantly smaller than The Division’s 113k peak, it followed the same trends which lead to us predicting yet another overhyped Ubisoft game’s downfall back in March.”