February 17, 2020 CuttingEdgeTech

Atlus has confirmed that certain scenes in Persona 5, which were considered homophobic and offensive by many fans, will be updated and altered in the Western release of Persona 5 Royal. Speaking to IGN during a Persona 5 Royal preview event, Atlus Communications Manager Ari Advincula explained that dialogue in certain scenes – specifically ones involving Ryuji and two effeminate male characters – would be changed so that those men were no longer shown in a “negative light.” [ignvideo url=”https://www.ign.com/videos/2019/12/03/persona-5-royal-us-release-date-trailer”] “We actually were able to go through some of the lines that players may not have received as well, look…

February 17, 2020 CuttingEdgeTech

Persona 5 still hasn’t been announced for the Nintendo Switch, but publisher Atlus says it doesn’t want fans to give up hope just yet. Rumors have swirled around a potential Persona 5 Switch port for a long time, with a bogus Best Buy listing even popping up in 2019, but that momentum has slowed considerably. So IGN asked Atlus Communications Manager Ari Advincula if it was finally time for fans to give up on hope for a potential port during a Persona 5 Royal preview event earlier this month, to which she responded “I am a strong believer in ‘never…

February 17, 2020 CuttingEdgeTech

It seems that both an Overwatch cartoon and Diablo anime are in the works. Neither have been confirmed by Activision Blizzard yet but new evidence from a high-ranking employee makes it pretty likely they are in production. Nick van Dyck, who is the president of the film and TV division of Activision Blizzard, says he has worked on both of these unannounced projects in his LinkedIn profile. His profile lists him as being the executive producer of a TV adaptation of Diablo that is “rendered in anime style.” Apparently it’s in pre-production and will be distributed worldwide through Netflix. This…

February 17, 2020 CuttingEdgeTech

Ubisoft has confirmed that Rainbow Six Siege will be available on next-gen consoles. Roy Del Valle, the game’s product manager, made the announcement yesterday, on the final day of the Six Invitational 2020 playoffs in Quebec, Canada. [ignvideo url=”https://www.ign.com/videos/2020/02/13/saving-siege-ubisofts-hard-fought-victory”] He was invited onto a panel to talk about the major changes that will be introduced to Siege over Year 5 and Year 6 – across 2020 and 2021, essentially. In particular, he addressed why Ubisoft will only be releasing one new operator per season instead of the usual two from Year 5 Season 3 and beyond. “When we look at the…

February 16, 2020 CuttingEdgeTech

Life is Strange 2 is about two brothers escaping a strange situation. It is also about family, brotherhood, survival, racism, individualism and social conformity in Trump’s America. It is an experience in which the gameplay interactions and narrative are purposefully dissonant. The plot moves forward in the form of in-engine scenes, whereas the verbs the player performs are tightly restricted and functionally mundane. What makes Life is Strange 2 compelling is that the rewards on offer aren’t the usual upgrade trees or random loot drops, but instead deepening character histories and interactions. When the player does take control, gameplay options…

February 16, 2020 CuttingEdgeTech

There are sendoffs, and then there’s whatever just happened on HQ Trivia’s final broadcast. The popular live trivia game app company, which pitted contestants against countless others for a chance at real-world money, has shut down after a last-minute acquisition attempt fell through, leaving the company to lay off its 25 employees and shut its doors. What’s a broke company to do for their last ever broadcast? Host Matt Richards took $5 out of his own pocket for the show’s last prize pool. And then he flipped off the audience and said he would crap on the homes of every…

February 16, 2020 CuttingEdgeTech

An early, playable Xbox build of Starcraft Ghost, the canceled third-person shooter set in Blizzard’s Starcraft universe, has reportedly leaked online, according to Kotaku. The footage gives us a major look into Blizzard’s troubled offshoot game. Images of Starcraft Ghost appeared on Twitter user Andrew Borman’s feed Sunday morning, who said that the images were posted anonymously in Xbox forums. Who would have thought a month ago that Starcraft Ghost would leak in some form? pic.twitter.com/24wCp4XBsE — Andrew Borman (@Borman18) February 16, 2020 If a couple of screenshots aren’t enough for you, another person has uploaded about 11 minutes of…

February 16, 2020 CuttingEdgeTech

Ubisoft has announced that Tachanka, Rainbow Six Siege’s beloved-but-terrible Operator, will be reworked and overhauled this year. The new design completely removes his turret, although he’ll remain a destructive defense operator. Announced at the Six Invitation as part of the roadmap for Years 5 and 6, Ubisoft explained that Tachanka is finally going to be redesigned. The new ‘Chanka will still have his DP28 LMG, but rather than used in a turret form it will instead be carried as a primary weapon. His gadget is a new Kulakov incendiary grenade launcher that can be used for area denial. [widget path=”global/article/imagegallery”…

February 16, 2020 CuttingEdgeTech

Ubisoft has announced a new roadmap for Rainbow Six Siege, which covers the next two years of updates. The content plan includes 10 new operators, eight reworked maps, a new system to tackle player toxicity, a battle pass for every season, and a plethora of core gameplay tweaks. The plan, announced at the Six Invitational 2020, deviates from the traditional 12-month Siege roadmap typically outlined in February of each year. Instead, Ubisoft has opted for a 24-month plan that gradually shifts away from what players usually expect from each season. The key difference is that Siege will start to offer…

February 15, 2020 CuttingEdgeTech

Only released a few days ago on PlayStation 4, players are already hard at work designing their own creations in Media Molecule’s Dreams. One of the most impressive creations so far is a complete 3D recreation of Stardew Valley’s Pelican Town. Creator Tooshi, a YouTuber who produces a ton of Stardew Valley videos, shared the remake on Twitter, taking viewers on a quick tour of Pelican Town which features some of Stardew Valley’s most recognizable locations like Jojomart and Stardrop Saloon. Check out the trailer he created at the top of the page. The Dreams recreation is almost identical to…