It's a positive turn of events, but concerns remain, especially when EA and DICE are confidently declaring that microtransactions will return "at a later date."
Just a few weeks in Blizzard's Public Test Realm, Moira, the new support healer, is now available for all Overwatch players. The update also includes a few changes.
Released in 2013 Marvel Heroes was a free-to-play game that functioned as a kind of "Marvel Diablo," and sold playable characters like Spider-Man and the Avengers. Trouble was apparent when weekly community notes regarding game updates stopped coming.
The 2017 Game Awards has 102 games nominated across 29 categories and will announce the winners in December.
Star Wars Battlefront 2 is the big one for this week, with the initial reception from the critics echoing the same issue players might face on release.
That's just about as many titles that were released in the ten year span between Steam's launch in 2005 and 2015. It's also more than the 4,207 games that were released in 2016.
"Streaming and subscription services have already disrupted other media like music, movies, and books," Wilson said, "and it's only a matter of time before they have a similar impact on video games."
This week we can go long, long ago to a galaxy far, far away throwing or join a universe filled with heroes and villains, gods and monsters. It's also a great week for modern classics debuting on contemporary platforms.
The first content season begins December 5 and won't just have multiplayer adds -- such as playable Finn and Phasma -- but a continuation of the campaign with new chapters. Here're the deets, straight from the site:
"The realities of the environment we face moving forward demand we evolve," said Telltale CEO Pete Hawley. Internal development will move over to "more proven technologies that will fast-track innovation in its core products as it works with new partners to bring its games to new audiences."