Sony Gives Subtle Hints Towards PlayStation’s Future

Playstation to End PS Plus Support for PS3 and PS Vita Next Year 1

If there’s one thing that excites gamers, it’s hearing about the next big thing. Be it a new console or simply the next game we’ve been waiting for, most announcements come worth the wait. In a list of few subtle hints, Sony may be very well uncovering that next big thing. 

After Sony’s surprising leave of The Game Awards this last week, one fan took his disappointment to his own hands and wrote a tweet that read  “Have to say I was a little disappointed that we didn’t get to see @ShawnLayden talk about anything for @PlayStation hoping we got good things on the horizon” 

To not only that fan’s, but everyone’s surprise , Shawn Layden replied, leaving the biggest hint of ambiguity coming into 2019. “See you in the new year” Layden replied, and while the ambiguity could simply hint towards a new game, many fans have come to believe that it in fact refers to the awaited PlayStation 5. 

With Microsoft announcing that its next console will be released sometime around next year and Nintendo possibly unveiling a Switch Pro in the upcoming quarter, many have made sense of the possibility that the days of the PS4 are indeed over, but as of now this is simply a rumour and as painful as it may be for some to say – all we can do is wait for that next big thing. 

Microsoft Supporting Indies Through its New Xbox Winter Event

Microsoft Supporting Indies Through its New Xbox Winter Event

As the holidays approach, it’s inevitable that many incredible sales will fill the world of gaming with joy. With its latest winter event, Microsoft seems to be debuting that initiative – all while supporting Indies too. 

Starting December 4th and ending on the 21st, Microsoft will be offering 9 completely new games on the Xbox One’s market place, but to add a holiday twist, there’s a catch. For every game that is purchased from this event, Microsoft is awarding a $5 gift card, meaning that a total of $45 can be gained by simply supporting your favourite Indies. 

Since this event is geared towards bringing a spotlight to indie games, Microsoft has ensured to make popular picks for its winter event. Games that players can expect to go on sale include: Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom (December 4), Mutant Year Zero (December 4), Subnautica (December 4), Ashen (December 7), Hello Neighbor: Hide and Seek (December 7), Kingdom Two Crowns (December 11), Desert Child (December 12), Below (December 14) and last but not least, Donut County(December 18)

This isn’t the first time Microsoft has done such an event, in fact, this initiative dates back to the Xbox 360 days, but in an era where Indies are quickly gaining popularity, Microsoft was quick to update its formula to fit modern demand by not only offering the afore-mentioned gift cards, but also by including its Game Pass service as part of package, making some of the adventures listed above completely free for the service’s subscribers. 

The winter of arcade event will be available in the United States, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Australia, New Zealand and Canada. 

Infinity Blade Receives Its Funeral as a Fortnite Update

Infinity Blade Receives Its Funeral as a Fortnite Update 1

The gaming industry is ever-changing, just as one game releases, a few beloved classics get abandoned. This week however, Epic broke this vicious cycle by not only removing a beloved title, but by immortalizing it in a very unfamiliar form. 

Back in 2013, Epic Games set out to do the impossible by releasing Infinity blade on IOS. Not only was it a revolutionary take on mobile gaming, but in RPGs in general, offering cohesive but challenging combat and more content than any other mobile game could offer at the time- all at a very accessible price tag. 

With its revolutionary release, Infinity Blade soon came to be a long running franchise, not only featuring three entries, but being featured in popular songs such as Monster by Imagine Dragons. Since then however, Epic Games has moved on from its mobile games, focusing on the world’s current most popular video game, Fortnite, and as a result, Infinity Blade lost the attention it once had. 

As of today, December 12th, Epic Games seems to have admitted to this shift of focus by adding the iconic Infinity Blade sword to Fortnite, offering the game’s first melee weapon excluding the starting pickaxe. But while Fortnite gained a new weapon, Infinity Blade was unfortunately removed from the App Store

According to a statement made by Epic to Forbes, players who owned the title will still be able to download it for the “perceivable future”, meaning that longtime fans don’t have to lose grasp of their beloved game just yet. 

Early impressions of the item reveal that it can deal a whopping 75 damage per hit, making it Fortnite’s fastest killing weapon as of yet. It is currently unknown wether this addition will be a timed event (much like Thanos) or a perpetual addition to Fortnite’s on-growing list of weapons. 

Fortnite is a popular battle Royale game currently available on mobile, PC, Mac OS, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4,  and Xbox One.