October 27, 2020 CuttingEdgeTech

Cyberpunk 2077’s last-minute delay affects everyone, from developers to gamers to media outlets alike. We sort through the fallout of this major news. Plus: a surprise Gears 5 update, Phil Spencer teases a possible 1 vs. 100-like replacement on Xbox Series, and more! Subscribe on any of your favorite podcast feeds, or grab an MP3 download of this week’s episode. For more awesome content, check out the latest episode of IGN Unfiltered, featuring an interview with Brian Raffel, the cofounder of Raven Software – the studio behind Star Wars Jedi Knight II Jedi Outcast, Soldier of Fortune, Heretic, Hexen, Star Trek Voyager…

October 27, 2020 CuttingEdgeTech

Insomniac Games has revealed that Prowler will appear in Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales, and Marvel has offered up a first look at how the villain will appear in the game. Prowler is a spider-verse villain commonly associated with Miles Morales, and while prior today we had no indication he’d be joining the rest of the game’s villainous lineup, Prowler has now been confirmed to appear in Miles Morales when it launches next month. Marvel’s official Twitter account tweeted about the character and included a picture of what they’re going to look like in the game, and then Insomniac Games quote-tweeted…

October 27, 2020 CuttingEdgeTech

Sony Interactive Entertainment CEO Jim Ryan says PlayStation 5 demand appears to be “very considerable” based on the number of pre-orders in the United States. Ryan spoke to Reuters about the consumer demand for the PS5 on October 27 and said: “The demand as expressed by the level of pre-order has been very, very considerable.” Ryan said that Sony pre-sold as many PS5s in the first 12 hours of preorders in the United States as were sold in the first 12 weeks of preorders for the PlayStation 4. [widget path=”global/article/imagegallery” parameters=”albumSlug=ps5-console-first-look-size-comparison&captions=true”] While Ryan wouldn’t talk any specific numbers as it relates…

October 27, 2020 CuttingEdgeTech

Cyberpunk 2077 has been delayed again and will now be released on December 10. Although the latest delay marks the third time CD Projekt Red’s ambitious cyberpunk RPG is pushed back, this latest delay caught many off-guard, particularly because the November 19 date seemed — until today — fairly ironclad. The official Cyberpunk 2077’s Twitter account has been firm on the November release date for some time and based on tweets as recent as yesterday, the upcoming RPG seemed all set to hit the November 17 release date. Unfortunately, the existence of that tweet has become fodder for those disappointed…

October 27, 2020 CuttingEdgeTech

Hey, listen! We love hearing your feedback on Nintendo Voice Chat, and now you once again have the chance to make your voice heard on NVC. At the bottom of this article, you will find an option that lets you share a brief video with us and the IGN community, powered by audio and video commenting tool, Yappa. We want as many NVC fans as we can get to answer this question for next week’s episode: Let’s get spooky! What was the first time a video game genuinely scared you? Here’s how you can participate: Create a Yappa account or…

October 27, 2020 CuttingEdgeTech

Facebook Gaming has launched multiple cloud-streaming games on the Facebook browser and app. In a blog post, Facebook explained a few details about its goals and expectations for cloud gaming. Currently, five games support cloud streaming through Facebook. The lineup includes Asphalt 9: Legends, Mobile Legends: Adventure, PGA Tour Golf Shootout, Solitaire: Arthur’s Tale, and WWE SuperCard. [ignvideo url=”https://www.ign.com/videos/2019/05/16/sony-microsoft-partnering-to-improve-cloud-gaming-streaming-platforms-ign-now”] Facebook plans to roll out more games in the future, and the first addition will be Dirt Bike Unchained, which Facebook will add in the coming weeks. Starting next year, developers will have the choice to add in-app purchases in their…

October 27, 2020 CuttingEdgeTech

Blizzard legend Chris Metzen has created a tabletop gaming company with former Blizzard Vice President, Mike Gilmartin. Together the two opened Warchief Gaming, a small company that will focus on tabletop games, but neither are ready to say exactly what they’re working on just yet. Metzen, a former Blizzard senior vice president behind the likes of Warcraft and Overwatch, and Gilmartin, the former vice president of quality assurance at Blizzard, spoke to VentureBeat about the excitement around Warchief Gaming and the joy of working on something much smaller than a Blizzard game. Well, I guess retirement didn’t last as long…