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Doom, Fallout 4 and Skyrim VR will drive awareness, but Ubisoft still ‘go-to VR publisher’ – SuperData

Virtual reality was a major theme of Bethesda’s E3 announcements this year, with titles such as Skyrim, Doom and Fallout 4 all receiving the VR treatment by the end of the year. And it’s popular IPs like this that will drive VR awareness and adoption among consumers, according to research …

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Microsoft responds to PlayStation’s crossplatform omission

Xbox boss Phil Spencer has bitten in what is almost approaching a war of words in the crossplatform multiplayer dispute. An upcoming update to Minecraft will introduce online multiplayer across PC, Xbox, mobile and Nintendo, but not PS4. The same is true of Rocket League, whose upcoming Nintendo Switch version …

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Horizon Zero Dawn DLC puts Sony exclusive on track to hit ‘Uncharted territory’ and 8m lifetime sales – SuperData

Analysts might not have made up their minds about Microsoft’s Xbox One X reveal at this year’s E3, but most seem to be in agreement that Sony showed a much stronger hand of exclusives and upcoming releases. Yesterday, IHS Markit’s Piers Harding-Rolls predicted that, given the current momentum of Sony’s …

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Level-5 acquires Comcept

Dragon Quest and Ni No Kuni developer Level 5 has acquired Keiji Inafune’s studio Comcept. Inafune, who is famed for his work on the Mega Man and Onimusha series throughout his years at Capcom, founded Comcept when he left the Japanese publisher in 2010. Comcept is probably recognisable to most …

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Sony addresses crossplatform multiplayer block

With true crossplatform multiplayer now very much a reality, Sony has tried to explain why PS4 has left itself isolated from the party. An upcoming update to Minecraft will introduce online multiplayer across PC, Xbox, mobile and Nintendo, but not PS4. The same is true of Rocket League, whose upcoming …

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