Sunday, 18 May 2014

End Of The Week Extravaganza: May 18th!


THE GOOD
Gamers have been hugged to death by Ubisoft and 343 Industries this week, as two HUGE announcements have been made for games! First up, Far Cry 4 has been announced! It'll be coming out in November this year, and will come out for both next gen and last gen consoles, plus PC! It'll be set in the fictional Himalayan region of Kyrat, where you will fight a tyrant king. Seems like Far Cry to me! Also, Halo 5: Guardians has been announced, and it will come out in Autumn (Or as you Yanks call it, "Fall") next year, and will be exclusively on Xbox One! That's all we currently know, but there are rumors that there may be a second playable character in the campaign, much like there was Master Chief and the Arbiter in Halo 3. All in all, a great week!

THE BAD
Sadly, it's also been a bad week for game releases, as my most anticipated game of the year, Tom Clancy's The Division, is now my most anticipated game of NEXT year. That's right, The Division has been delayed until Q2 next year, because they "don't want to compromise on quality". It's a pretty similar reason to why Watch_Dogs and The Crew (The 2 games, not the non-existent terrible rap group) were delayed, so at least it'll be better game!

THE PUGLY
Sadly, the worst news is that many game companies have been losing money. After the report that Nintendo had lost quite a bit of money, other companies have released their fiscal year results, and they ain't exactly Richard Branson material. Ubisoft, for one, have lost approximately £40.1 million , a FAR CRY (Get it?) from the previous year's approximate £56.3 million pound profit. Also, Sony have lost £746 million and aren't expecting another good year. Still, it isn't much of a surprise that EA stocks are up...

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