Another summer time month is almost behind us. Thank goodness, as a result of the by no means-ending flood of miserable headlines will get previous. At least video video games can take our minds off all the things, if just for a short second in time.

In a pleasant change of tempo from final week, the video games business was booming with large tales. Release date data for World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King Classic and Warhammer 40,000: Darktide got here out of nowhere — proving that inexperienced orcs punching one another continues to be a sound enterprise enterprise for builders. Please, tabletop connoisseurs, don’t get upset at us for mentioning these two franchises in the identical sentence. Let’s all simply collectively groan that Lord of the Rings: Gollum was delayed once more.

Alright, sufficient lollygagging. Time to take a look at the most outstanding online game-associated headlines from this week.

Ok, let’s rip off this band support right away: Aspyr’s remake of Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic (KOTOR) isn’t popping out anytime quickly. It’s been delayed indefinitely, even. The rumor mill went wild with this one, however apparently, administration at Aspyr wasn’t pleased with how issues had been progressing and fired two key director’s behind the challenge. Initially slated for this fall, the recreation in all probability received’t launch till 2025 — huge ouch.

This one is bizarre. Jurassic World, the multimillion-greenback dinosaur movie franchise, was initially a online game pitch. Seamus Blackley, finest identified for creating the unique Xbox, was working with Steven Spielberg on a Jurassic Park franchise revival a few years in the past. Specifically, a recreation referred to as Jurassic World. Unfortunately, attributable to studio shakeups, all tasks related to that relaunched had been canned. Blackley then despatched all the things to some producers that might go on to make the precise Jurassic World movie. 

GTA Online female protagonist

GTA Online female protagonist

Please take all of what you’re about to learn with a grain of salt. GTA 6 is in growth and could have a playable Latina as one of the leads. The story seemingly takes cues from Bonnie and Clyde’s actual-world exploits too. Pretty cool concept, huh? Some people aren’t into it, however they should chill out. We don’t even know if any of this may make it to the closing product!

The iconic ‘oof’ sound impact from Roblox is lengthy gone, and followers completely hate it. It seems the audio is definitely from an previous first-individual shooter referred to as Messiah. Roblox Corporation allegedly doesn’t wish to pay for the licensing charges, so ‘oof’ as we all know it’s no extra. Farewell, previous good friend.

There’s in all probability not been a neighborhood-pushed story this cool in years. Two months in the past, somebody posted on Reddit about discovering a secret church in Nier: Automata that no person had seen earlier than. Over the previous week, they slowly revealed video proving the location was actual. Well, type of, the grand revelation was that it was a labor of love by three modders. Talk about pulling an excellent previous-long-established bamboozle. Fans went ballistic in additional methods than one. The entire saga is tough to do justice in a short abstract, however know that stuff like this not often occurs.

Look, Final Fantasy 14 has wonderful characters. Many consider it has some of the finest in online game historical past (me). Well, one previous villain from the recreation is returning, and he’s scorching now. Post your Squidward memes right here — followers actually did. There’s nothing else to this story than everybody loves a fictional dangerous man. Like, actually. 

Well, that does it for gaming news for this week. Until subsequent time, people!

Written by Kyle Campbell on behalf of GLHF.

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