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Any Halo news is good Halo news. The next game will come out for Windows Mixed Reality, VentureBeat’s Jeff Grubb reports. “Microsoft is working on a Halo virtual reality experience for its Windows Mixed Reality platform … ‘It’s my pleasure to let you know that we are working with 343 Industries to bring future Halo experiences into mixed reality,’ Microsoft technical fellow Alex Kipman wrote in a blog. ‘We are not providing specifics right now, but it is going to be a lot of fun to work with them.’”
Need a Destiny refresher before Destiny 2 comes out? Youtuber My Name Is Byf has put together a 90-minute video on anything and everything Destiny lore to get you all caught up. “Even if you’ve paid attention to Destiny’s lore over the past three years, this video is full of juicy details about how Bungie’s universe functions, from the early days of the Iron Lords to the invasion of Ghaul that sets up Destiny 2,” Kotaku’s Jason Schreier writes.
Goodbye, Miiverse. It’s being killed in Japan, according to Engadget’s Nick Summers, Nov. 8 “at 3pm local time.”
Call of Duty: WII already has some plans for changes once it launches. Here’s a portion of the fixes Sledgehammer posted, courtesy of Glixel’s Blake Hester.
“We’ve heard your feedback regarding playlist variety, and have made some adjustments to improve this. You know what else would improve it? More maps and modes.”
Brendan Greene is having a good day, thanks to a very good weekend. PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds’ peak concurrent users continues to grow and surpass milestones by other games. GamesIndustry.biz’s Brendan Sinclair writes that “This weekend may have moved Battlegrounds into second place all-time ahead of Counter-Strike, which as of last month had a record of 850,000 peak concurrent users. Battlegrounds still has a ways to go before it can claim the all-time record (held by Dota 2, which drew 1.29 million players in March of 2016), but if it somehow kept growing as it has during the summer, it would surpass that mark next month.”
Stay tuned for Aug. 30, when Nintendo plans to show off a bunch of indie games — called Nindies — for the Nintendo Switch, Game Informer’s Imran Khan reports. “Nindies Showcases focus on independent titles coming to Nintendo systems. The last showcase in February revealed games like Steamworld Dig 2 and confirmed a number of indie titles coming to the Nintendo Switch. The presentation is on Wednesday, August 30 at 10:00 AM PDT and 1:00 PM EST.”
South Park: The Fractured But Whole is out Oct. 17, and its ESRB ratings description is just as epic as you’d imagine. “Characters are depicted urinating and defecating; one extended sequence (in a strip club) depicts a character performing a lap dance while emitting flatulence; one scene depicts a towel character performing an obscured sex act on a man in an alley; another scene shows a…”