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The Silence is Over
E75: Call of Duty: Warzone 2 details have leaked online.
Good morning gamers! This week Call of Duty content creator NerosCinema released a video containing several new details about Warzone 2. Video game insider Tom Henderson verified the details and says the video aligns with his own sources.
Points of Interest in Warzone 2 will include some fan favorite maps from previous Call of Duty Games. The names of the POIs have not been finalized but they are: Oasis, Wartorn, Quarry, Oilfield, Modern City (Highrise), Caves (Afgan), Dam, Marshes, Harbor, Sira, Observatory, Mountain town (Favela), Graveyard, Oldtown, Shipwreck, Fishtown, Fort and Airport (Terminal).
Blackout, the Battle Royale game from Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is reportedly similar to Warzone 2. Similarly to Blackout, Warzone 2 will reportedly require players to acquire a satchel to equip armor and players will have to accomplish a task prior to unlocking a loadout drop and other rewards.
Sony released a list of their marketing deals for this year and Call of Duty wasn’t included. Despite working closely in the past, Activision Blizzard was recently acquired by Microsoft. The list includes: Grand Theft Auto V, Deathloop, Genshin Impact, Hogwarts Legacy, Forspoken, NBA 2K, Ghostwire, FIFA, Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora and Final Fantasy XVI.
Breaking The Silence
Rumors of a new Silent Hill game have been circulating for years but none of them have ever come to fruition. Fans of the series were once convinced that the upcoming “Abandoned” game by Blue Box Game Studios was a secret Silent Hill / Hideo Kojima project but those rumors have mostly been debunked. Well, it was another big week for Silent Hill information so here’s everything we know.
Silent Hill 2 remake is being developed by Bloober Team, claims industry insiders Jeff Grubb and NateTheHate2. The remake of the fan favorite game won’t be an exact recreation of the original but will offer multiple improvements and changes to the ending. The remake will feature an updated AI, modernized animations, reworked puzzles and could be released as a timed PlayStation exclusive. Albeit not officially confirmed, we do know for a fact that Bloober Team signed an agreement with Konami and are working on an existing horror IP.
A new mainline entry to the Silent Hill series is in development by a prominent Japanese studio. The four images that were leaked by AestheticGamer (aka Dusk Golem) earlier in the month are allegedly from a teaser game codenamed “Sakura” which will be used to build hype for the larger Silent Hill projects.
Other Silent Hill Projects
An episodic series of shorter games featuring multiple “short stories”
A Silent Hill spin-off game possibly for mobile devices
Esports organization 100 Thieves has announced that they are in the early stage development of their own video game. Codenamed “Project X”, development will heavily lean on the help of their creators, players and community. 100 Thieves have already hired Pete Hawley as Chief Product Officer and are actively hiring for the project promising transparency throughout the multi-year development process.
After remaining undefeated throughout 2022 so far, T1 was finally handed their first loss of the year by G2 during their Mid-Season Invitational match. The comeback victory saw two tournament favorites square off in what felt like a grand finals series. T1s unbeaten streak was a League of Legends world record while G2 extended their winning streak to 24 games before losing to PSG Talon.
Ubisoft has launched a new Tournament Licensing Platform to help “streamline the process” that is required to host third-party Rainbow Six Siege tournaments. Ubisoft is planning to open this service to other competitive Ubisoft titles and larger scale events but only currently support non-profit tournaments with less than a $10k prize pool.
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic remake is currently in development from Saber Interactive alongside Aspyr, it will be a PS5 timed exclusive.
God of War Ragnarök is coming to PS5 & PS4 in 2022 according to Santa Monica Studio’s newly updated Twitter bio.
Senua's Saga: Hellblade II has been in development since 2017 according to Lead Programmer Loong-Wei Ding’s LinkedIn profile.
The Last of Us Remake for PS5 will reportedly be released in 2022. Jeff Grubb says the game should be released during the holiday season.
Techland Games is working on a brand-new unannounced IP, a AAA open world action RPG set in a fantasy world.
Death Stranding 2 is in development, says Norman Reedus. This is the second time the actor behind protagonist Sam Porter Bridges spoils the sequel.
TikTok has started testing in-app video games in Vietnam. The feature will reportedly be launched in Southeast Asia later this year.
On This Day
Last week, some legendary video games celebrated their release anniversaries.
May 16, 2017, NetherRealm Studios and QLOC released Injustice 2.
May 17, 2009, Markus “Notch” Persson released the original Minecraft.
May 18, 2010, Rockstar Games released Red Dead Redemption.
May 18, 2015, CD Projekt RED released The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.
May 22, 1980, Namco released Pac-Man.
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