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Origin client still required to play EA games on Steam

Derek Strickland | Oct 29, 2019 at 1:28 pm CDT

UPDATE: A Respawn dev confirms EA games purchased on Steam will launch on Steam and not the Origin client.

EA's biggest new games are coming to Steam, but you'll still have to download the Origin launcher to play them.

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Today EA announced a big partnership with Valve to sell its hottest IPs on Steam, complete with cross-play with Origin users. But there's some stipulations, and an Origin installation is required to play any game purchased on Steam. Players also have to make an EA account and link it with Steam.

The info was found on the Jedi: Fallen Order's Steam page. "Internet connection, EA account, Steam account, and download & installation of the Origin client software required to play," reads the game's new Steam listing.

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EA's biggest games are coming to Steam with Origin cross-play

Derek Strickland | Oct 29, 2019 at 12:23 pm CDT

The rumors were right: EA games are coming back to Steam, starting with Jedi: Fallen Order.

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EA is breaking Origin exclusivity on PC and plans to sell its biggest games on Steam. The company today announced huge IPs like FIFA, Battlefield, and Apex Legends are all coming to Steam, complete with cross-play between Origin and Steam players. The exodus will start with Jedi: Fallen Order's release on November 15 and other games are soon to follow.

The $5 a month EA Access subscription is also coming to Steam. The service gives unlimited access to a vault of EA games as well timed trials of every new EA title and discounts of full game purchases.

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PC version of Death Stranding announced, arrives early Summer, 2020

Jak Connor | Oct 29, 2019 at 12:02 am CDT

Hideo Kojima's 'Death Stranding' is one of the most anticipated games of this year, and while PC gamers were originally thinking they would have to miss out on the title, things have changed.

PC gamers suspected that a release of Death Stranding was going to happen sooner or later, this was because there was no "PS4 Exclusive" label attached to the title. There was also the instance when director of Death Stranding Hideo Kojima dodged a question in an interview about a possible PC release, neither confirming nor denying the existence of one.

Well now we have the official confirmation and it comes from none other than the official Kojima Productions Twitter account. The post says that Death Stranding will be releasing on the PS4 on November 8th, and that a PC version will be coming sometime in the early summer of 2020. If you are wondering how much storage you will need on your PS4 for Death Stranding, check out this post here.

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Death Stranding may be Epic Store exclusive on PC

Derek Strickland | Oct 28, 2019 at 6:35 pm CDT

Death Stranding is coming to PC in Summer 2020, which isn't a surprise because it was never a PS4 exclusive. The real surprise would be skipping Steam instead of the Epic Games Store.

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In a move that oddly frustrated PS4 owners, Kojima Productions announced it's teamed up with publisher 505 Games to bring Death Stranding to PC. Now the invevitable question lurks: Epic Games Store or Steam? We don't know which just yet, but based on the publisher involved and KojiPro's indie status, Epic could win them over with a lucrative timed-exclusivity deal.

We reached out to a PR contact that might hint at a staggered PC launch for Death Stranding. This might hint at a launch first on the Epic Games Store and then later on Steam. "505 Games will publish Death Stranding for PC next Summer. A release date beyond Summer 2020 has not yet been confirmed. We look forward to sharing more information with you in the near future," the rep told us.

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Lich King Bolvar stars in new World of Warcraft Shadowlands expansion

Derek Strickland | Oct 28, 2019 at 5:33 pm CDT

Leaks say World of Warcraft's next expansion is called Shadowlands, and it could be centered around a corrupted Bolvar.

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A leaked advert recently outed Shadowlands as the next major World of Warcraft expansion, complete with a new area called Bastion. Now the Blizzard Gear Store might've just accidentally revealed the principle antagonist: Bolvar Fordragon, the new Lich King.

The twisted Bolvar could lead an army of darkness across Azeroth, unleashing havoc across the realm. Once a legendary Alliance paladin, Bolvar essentially sacrificed himself by adorning the Helm of Domination to seal and control the Lich King. The art shows Bolvar's glowing inner fire and blue glowing eyes instead of Bolvar's glowing dragon-altered eyes, strongly hinting the Lich King has beaten Bolvar and won the internal battle.

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Greedfall is a huge success, spikes publisher's revenue by 135%

Derek Strickland | Oct 28, 2019 at 4:32 pm CDT

Greedfall is a massive success for publisher Focus Home Interactive, showing the staying power of traditional singleplayer RPGs.

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In today's gaming world of live games and microtransactions, it's refreshing when actual offline RPGS do well. That's the case with Spiders' latest game Greedfall, which combined BioWare-like companions set in a Dragon Age-oriented fantasy setting. The game is a runaway success that did so well it spiked publisher earnings by over 100%.

Thanks to big hits like Greedfall, Focus Home Interactive earned a mighty 37.2 million Euros ($40.54 million) in Q2'19, up a tremendous 135% year-over-year. "This very high performance was driven by GreedFall, which showed a stunning start and beat expectations," the publisher said in its latest earnings report.

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Sony trademarks PS6, PS7, PS8, PS9 and PS10

Derek Strickland | Oct 28, 2019 at 3:24 pm CDT

Sony has filed trademarks for decades' worth of PlayStation consoles all the way up to PS10.

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Sony's next-gen PlayStation 5 isn't even here yet, but that hasn't stopped the company from securing trademarks for future consoles. As is customary, Sony filed trademarks for PS6, PS7, PS8, PS9, and PS10 in Japan. Obviously these are just palceholder-type trademarks secured for the brand's future and don't indicate actual hardware is in the works.

This doesn't mean Sony is already working on new systems all the way up to PS10. They don't have that kind of technological foresight or business flexibility--no company really does. Right now Sony is completely focused on the PlayStation 5, which isn't even in final stages yet. Developers are still maxing out and pushing PS5 devkits that simulate finalized console hardware to their limits.

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Project Scarlett trade-in program announced, but there's a big catch

Derek Strickland | Oct 28, 2019 at 12:32 pm CDT

Microsoft will have a trade-up program for its next-gen Project Scarlett console, but it's only available through the credit-based Xbox All Access payment plan.

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Xbox All Access is back, and this time it includes Microsoft's next-gen console. The program's aim is simple: To give gamers access to an Xbox console by paying monthly installments instead of a lump sum. But the logistics aren't so simple, and neither is the trade-up program. And there's no guarantee you'll get Scarlett at its Holiday 2020 launch.

With Xbox All Access, Microsoft says users can pay as little as $19.99 a month for an Xbox One S, Xbox One S All-Digital Edition, or Xbox One X. It's a financing contract with stipulations, not a rental system. Not everyone will pay the same amount. How much you pay is dependent upon your creditworthiness, so don't expect to get the cheapest option unless you have decent credit. It lets gamers build (or lose) credit by making monthly payments towards a console, complete with adjusting Annual Percentage Rates depending on your credit history.

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Horizon Zero Dawn rumored to get PlayStation VR version for PS4 or PS5

Jak Connor | Oct 28, 2019 at 3:04 am CDT

A new rumor has pointed towards their currently being a PlayStation VR version of Guerrilla Games' Horizon Zero Dawn in development.

According to a tweet by Callum Hurley, who's been heavily involved within the VR industry for quite some time, he was "recently made aware of a very exciting new PlayStation VR game coming out of London Studio. Not sure whether it'll be for PS4, PS5 or both, but it's really exciting, and an announcement could be on the Horizon...".

Since there was the obviously capitalization on the 'H' in Horizon, fans immediately jumped to the conclusion that he was referencing Horizon Zero Dawn. Follow up questions were then asked to Hurley about how he obtained this information. Hurley then replied by saying he hasn't seen the game himself, but received the information regarding its existence by someone who has play-tested the game and who he trusts.

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Watch Dogs Legion devs aim to push next-gen consoles to their limits

Derek Strickland | Oct 27, 2019 at 11:32 pm CDT

Watch Dogs Legion just got delayed to coincide with next-gen consoles, and the devs will use the extra time to push the PS5 and Project Scarlett systems to their limits.

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Watch Dogs Legion is massively ambitious. The game effectively lets you play as anyone in the entire game, transforming every NPC from a non-player character into a now-playable character. The entire world is your playground and everyone in the Orwellian London setting can join your party, complete with hugely dynamic AI, an interactive and shifting world, and robust RPG mechanics. It's a huge undertaking that requires lots of power.

Luckily the devs at Ubisoft Toronto will get plenty of power. Watch Dogs Legion is now set to launch between Ubisoft's Q2 and Q3 of FY2021, which cements it firmly in next-gen console territory. Ubisoft already confirmed Legion would be optimized for the Zen 2 and Navi GPU-powered PlayStation 5 and 4K 120FPS-ready Project Scarlett systems.

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