A test for the service will go live on Oct. 5 for a limited number of participants. These lucky few will have the chance to play the first game to be released on the service at no additional charge. This game is the latest entry in Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed series—Assassin's Creed Odyssey.
Matter could be the Bungie's first new IP since the original Destiny was released in 2014. This trademark application was filed by Bungie on September 28 to the European Union Intellectual Property Office, under the Computer Games Software and Online Entertainment Categories.
A new report from Kotaku claims that Google is very close to shipping a product, whether it is only a game streaming service or a console is yet to be discovered, which would be set to enter in competition with PlayStation and Xbox. According to Jason Schreier, the plan is based on three points: "1) Some sort of streaming platform, 2) some sort of hardware, and 3) an attempt to bring game developers under the Google umbrella, whether through aggressive recruiting or even major acquisitions."
Gaming addiction has become yesterday a mental disorder according to the World Health Organization, and the decision will become effective as of January 2019. The games industry has reacted to the decision, and in an open letter signed by the ESA, the ESA of Canada, the European Games Developer Federation, Interactive Entertainment South Africa, Interactive Games & Entertainment Association, Korea Association of Game Industry, Interactive Software Federation of Europe, and United Brazilian Organization of Video Games has expressed its concern about it.
Neil Druckmann, creative director for The Last of Us Part II and vice president at Naughty Dog, shared a photo on Twitter with one of his "heroes" in the video games industry he finally met at the E3 2018.
PlayStation 4 was the best selling console in April 2018, according to NPD Group data, in North America. The data further confirm that Sony is leading the generation over a long slate of countries around the world.
Take-Two, the publisher behind Red Dead Redemption 2 and Borderlands 3 stated that they are ready to start supporting next-gen consoles (PS5 and the next Xbox), since it has already showcased that transitions from one platform to another do not represent a serious issue to it.
New interesting sales data have slipped from the usual monthly NPD Group report, hinting at what we can expect from the complete data releasing in the next few days. The report claims PS4 has been the best selling console in North America for the month of April 2018.