Once again, it’s time to look back upon a week’s worth of games industry news and despair. Or get ridiculously excited, depending on what went down! But seriously, how do we feel about Netflix maybe getting into live streaming?
Unlike our first roundup, this week was all about teases and announcing upcoming events! Be it Overwatch 2, Final Fantasy 7, or Dead By Daylight — publishers are reminding us that E3 season is upon us. Well, in spirit anyway, since the show got canceled. Either way, most studios are staying quiet until Summer Games Fest rolls around. Hype cycles and all that jazz.
Luckily, there’s still plenty to mull over. Let’s take a look at the biggest stories from the past week already.
Death’s a beach.
Hooked on You: A Dead by Daylight Dating Sim™ – out this summer on Steam! Learn more: https://t.co/vmler13PlF pic.twitter.com/rJd6azSxEN
— The Narrator (@HookedByBHVR) May 17, 2022
Hooked on You is the official Dead By Daylight dating sim. No, really! Smooching monstrous killers is what this one is all about. Random though it may sound, fans wanted something like this for ages. Behaviour Interactive is teaming up with Psyop for this, the studio that brought us I Love You, Colonel Sanders! A Finger Lickin’ Good Dating Simulator. Please, look that game up in your spare time.
..Norman Reedus seems to have confirmed that a Death Stranding sequel is in production in a new interviewhttps://t.co/aBU85dAJjT pic.twitter.com/iT30YyqEct
— Nibel (@Nibellion) May 20, 2022
Celebrities are rarely aware of the games industry’s often-absurd adherence to secrecy. For example, Norman Reedus casually stated that Dead Stranding 2 is happening! I’m betting that this was supposed to get an announcement at Summer Games Fest, and Geoff Keighley is quietly seething right now.
Excited to announce that a song I worked on with the game’s music composers will be part of @MetalHellsinger a new rhythm based shooter game for PC, PS5 and XBOX series X|S released later this year. I’m not big on gaming, but this intense trailer has got me excited to play! pic.twitter.com/G4ptvvjyZe
— Serj Tankian (@serjtankian) May 19, 2022
Some people know Serj Tankian is one of the best vocalists of our time, and others are just wrong. Good thing he’s writing original music for Metal Hellsinger, the Doom-meets-Guitar Hero rhythm game. So many hours of my youth were spent blasting System of a Down while playing Halo 3 online, so this is a dream come true for millennials worldwide.
The Last of Us PS5 remake is reportedly coming out in 2022https://t.co/XxrfTOnNjr
— For The Win (@ForTheWin) May 18, 2022
The Last of Us is probably getting a remake. It’s still weird thinking about that, as most people think of the first game as contemporary. Apparently, it could launch this fall too. It makes some sense though, as there are no PlayStation exclusives aside from God of War Ragnarok coming out during the holiday season.
Version 2.7 “Hidden Dreams in the Depths” Trailer | Genshin Impact
The mysteries in the depths of The Chasm are complicated and bewildering, and people have gathered here for different purposes.
— Genshin Impact (@GenshinImpact) May 20, 2022
Nothing demonstrates how massive Genshin Impact is like the recent hubbub surrounding update 2.7. Well, maybe making $2 billion every six months is a better measuring stick, but still! Fans were going absolutely unhinged after 2.7’s many delays, but it’s finally coming out.
Let’s make this 7th anniversary even better, shall we?
We’re delighted to share that the Next Gen version of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is planned to release in Q4 2022.
See you on the Path, witchers! pic.twitter.com/2wQbxMP4zh
— The Witcher (@witchergame) May 19, 2022
CD Projekt Red has delayed the PS5 and Xbox Series X|S ports of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt on a couple of occasions. Once last year, and more recently in April. Thankfully, the studio is kicking the seven-year-old RPG out for everyone to enjoy some time this fall. Don’t act like you probably won’t buy this for the third or fourth time either.
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