The Business Inside: Top-10 Gaming News of the Month August

1. PUBG Mobile updated data storage & privacy policies in India


Over the last few months, the Indian Government is taking a series of actions against Chinese origin apps. Many popular apps like TikTok, CamScanner, Helo, Vigo, etc. have been banned over data privacy issues. And now, 275 more apps are under the radar of the Indian Government, including PUBG Mobile. Note that PUBG Mobile is not a Chinese app, but the platform they have a connection with (Tencent Gaming) is of Chinese origin. So that’s why the Indian Government might consider banning PUBG Mobile. But there’s good news also. PUBG Mobile updated its privacy policies that will allow them to store all Indian player data in Indian Servers. Know More

2. Marvels Avengers agrees to add Hawkeye as first DLC character


The developer of Marvel’s Avengers game, Crystal Dynamics, revealed the first post-launch DLC character in the second War Table Livestream. If you are a true Marvel fan, then you’ll get excited to know that Clint Barton, a.k.a. Hawkeye will be joining the game’s roster later after the launch. The studio also revealed that Hawkeye has his in-depth story mission chain that separates him from the main campaign. The story can be played in cooperative or solo play. The studio will introduce new playable heroes, more Warzone missions and HARM challenge rooms, and much more. The game will first kick-off for PlayStation 4, followed by PC and Xbox One. Know More

3. Epic Game Store testing Mod Support in Mechwarrior 5: Mercenaries

On 29th July 2020, Epic Games Store began to test achievements in Ark: Survival Evolved. Then on 30th July 2020, the studio announced its big move that they are testing MOD support in the giant robots fighting game, “Mechwarrior 5: Mercenaries.” The studio mentioned in a Tweet: “Mod Support is now in Beta on the Epic Games Store, starting with Mechwarrior 5This is an early iteration of the feature, but you can expect to see more titles supported in the future. keep an eye out! The update already rolled out that support mods implementation. There’s also a mod editor included in the game, which will appear in the EGS library as a standalone title. Know More

4. Netflix in talks with Splinter Cell for next big video game adaptation


Netflix and Ubisoft will start working on their first project to convert the Splinter Cell game into a TC series. The company has already ordered two seasons for a total of 16 episodes, and the writer of John Wick, Derek Kolstad, will oversee the project. There are no further details regarding the project. Netflix is already working on The Witcher project, and Castlevania has just finished its third season. Netflix co-CEO Reed Hastings and Ted Sarandos acknowledged that although gaming has the potential to do incredibly successful worldbuilding, it wasn’t always a go-to area for the company when looking into IP, which can become franchises at Netflix. Know More

5. 343 Industries: Halo Infinite multiplayer will be Free-to-Play

Halo Infinite multiplayer will be different in terms of resolution and frame rate as compared to other entries in Microsoft’s flagship series. Although Microsoft already gave first-look at Halo Infinite’s campaign in the Xbox Games Showcase event on 23rd July the studio 343 Industries did not disclose any details on a new multiplayer offering. But, in a tweet from the game’s developer, we discovered that the game will run at 120fps and will be free-to-play. According to the company, the Xbox users will be able to play Halo Infinite multiplayer in the latter half of 2020. Know More

6. Ghost of Tsushima: Foxes petted almost 10 million times since the game launch


Sony disclosed some numerical highlights about Ghost of Tsushima’s first ten days since launch. But there’s only one stat that matters the most: petting the fox. In a recent tweet from PlayStation, they disclosed a wonderous stat about fox petting. There were almost 10 million little fox pets in the last 10-11 days in Ghost of Tsushima. A samurai game that gives the old Japanese culture feeling, a great storyline, a perfect plot, nice graphics, and an animal to pet, what more can you expect more from a game. Know More

7. Black Shark 3S Gaming SMartphone with Snapdragon 865 launched


As the gaming market is booming right now, smartphone manufacturing companies are also focusing on gaming devices. On 31st July 2020, Black Shark 3S got launched with a 120Hz display and Snapdragon 865. The phone will be available in two variants with 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM in each. It will be a dual-SIM phone that supports 5G and other wireless connectivity such as Bluetooth 5, Wi-Fi 6, and multiple satellites for navigation. It might be a sudden rush in the gaming smartphone launch from Black Shark, but considering Lenovo and Asus, it’s the right move to take. Know More

8. FIFA 21 officially launching on October, 2020

FIFA 21 is officially launching in October 2020. There’s always one FIFA game every year from the last three decades. It will be for the first time that the game will also release for PS5 and Xbox Series X, along with current-gen consoles. EA dropped the first official trailer of the game, and it looks impressive, considering it will be available for the next-gen consoles. Know More

9. Kenji Matsubara resigns from Sega president & Chief publishing officer position


In the recent events at Sega, an official notice of Kenji Matsubara’s resignation got released by parent Sega Sammy Holdings. It states that Matsubara has left the President and Chief Publishing Officer positions since 31st July 2020. The notice only mentioned that it is because of Matsubara’s personal reasons, which he doesn’t want to disclose right now. He first joined Sega in 2014 as CTO and was serving as the Japanese publisher’s president since 2017. Know More

10. Cyberpunk 2077 Coming Together As The Most Ambitious RPG Ever

For starters, Cyberpunk 2077 is dripping with the garish, neon-bright style of an ‘80s retrofuture. Chromed-up dirt girls side-eye sneering slick side-buzzed corpus, pink and purple neon signage illuminate streets down which futurized ‘80s cars speed down the steel and glass canyons of glittering spires alongside graffitied slums. All the visual panoply of the future of the ‘80s is in full display in more detail and color than ever before. Style over substance? Style everywhere you look. Know More

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