April 6, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Fortnite launched on iOS last month as an invite-only event, and after opening up to everyone on the platform this week, it’s reported that the free-to-play mobile title has made over $15 million in less than a month. According to market researcher Sensor Tower, since the monetisation of the title on March 15, players have spent over $15 million on in-App purchases. On the day the invite-only requirement was removed, the average daily spend increased threefold, from $620,000 to over $1.8 million in a single day. Continue reading…Powered by WPeMatico

April 6, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

PUBG Corp, the owner and developer of the massively popular online shooter PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, has launched a lawsuit against Chinese publisher NetEase, which it claims has infringed copyright by producing two games for mobile devices that bear a striking similarity to PUBG. As reported over on Ars Technica, the suit was filed in Northern California’s US District Court and particularly refers to mobile-only games Rules of Survival and Knives Out (both of which arrived on iOS before PUBG had been ported). Both feature 100-person online battles on an island with a shrinking “safe zone”, a variety of island-crossing vehicles, and…

April 6, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

DayZ is getting a reboot of sorts on PC with the relaunch of the title using a new engine before the end of the month. “We’re releasing DayZ on a new engine in a couple of weeks on PC, and it’s gonna be coming to Game Preview on Xbox this year,” lead producer Eugen Harton told PCGamesN at Microsoft’s ID@Xbox event. “That’s basically our aim. I would almost say it’s a reboot of DayZ on PC.” When pressed on whether the news meant the title would finally be leaving Early Access, Harton didn’t comment either way. Talking about the relaunch in light of the…

April 5, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

The Spyro Reignited Trilogy from Skylanders developer Toys for Bob is bringing Spyro’s first three original PlayStation adventures into glorious HD with remastered sound, visuals, and modernized gameplay. And Spyro’s return is clearly a big deal for long-time fans of the purple dragon, two decades after his debut. If you’re unfamiliar with why Spyro’s return has fans so excited, or if you’re just looking for a nostalgia trip to Gnasty’s World or the Summer Forest, read on for our deep dive into the love behind Spyro — and why his return has fans so excited. Spyro Reignited Trilogy is a…

April 5, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

LawBreakers’ performance has failed to meet Boss Key’s expectations, so the development team is shifting the game’s model to free-to-play. In a recent statement, Boss Key Productions’ development team confirmed the game “failed to find enough of an audience to generate the funds necessary to keep it sustained in the manner we had originally planned for and anticipated.” In light of this, the studio is moving to a free-to-play model and Boss Key has begun development on a new “passion project.” “The team here has worked hard on over the past three and a half years and our studio is…

April 5, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

In a Q&A posted today, League of Legends developer Riot Games admitted that it unintentionally made its newest champion, Kai’Sa, look “unnecessarily sexualized.” Riot had previously committed to not adding any more “hyper sexualized” champions to League of Legends, so some players cried foul when they saw the deep V-neckline on Kai’Sa. Lead Producer of Champions Ryan Mireles responded to exactly that complaint in an official dev Q&A, saying that they “could’ve done better.” Continue reading…Powered by WPeMatico

April 5, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Insomniac’s Spider-Man for PS4 will be hitting on September 7, and when it does, it will include numerous different suits that players can switch into. Naturally, our minds immediately started buzzing with all of the possibilities from the comics, so we’ve come up with a list of our dream picks for the coolest Spidey costumes we want to wear as we web-sling across New York City. But before we get started, let’s lay out some criteria. As we saw in the first trailer at E3 2017, Miles Morales will be a character in the game, so we’re not including his…