Gaming News Roundup – Oct 30
Rockstar Explains Lack Of Single-Player DLC
As you all know, GTA V never received any DLC expansions since it’s been out. Many were expecting some form of single-player DLC, perhaps as well made as the Ballad of Gay Tony and Lost and Damned expansions that GTA IV got. While the online portion of GTA V received pretty regular updates, the single-player portion never really got any love, even though Rockstar previously stated that they had big plans for it. With many fans wondering why, Rockstar recently took the time to explain.
“With GTA V, the single-player game was absolutely massive and very, very complete,” Rockstar design director Imran Sarwar said. “It was three games in one. The next-gen versions took a year of everyone’s time to get right, then the online component had a lot of potential, but to come close to realizing that potential also sucked up a lot of resources. And then there are other games – in particular Red Dead Redemption II. The combination of these three factors means for this game, we did not feel single-player expansions were either possible or necessary, but we may well do them for future projects. At Rockstar, we will always have bandwidth issues because we are perfectionists and to make huge complex games takes a lot of time and resources…”
It’s unfortunate that we never saw any more of what GTA V’s chaotic trio got up to after the original story ended, but it was still a fantastic game nonetheless.
Microsoft has just announced that they are discontinuing production on those stupid little Kinect things that nobody asked for. As many of you remember, it released late 2010 amidst much criticism over how much of a chore it was to play and how many people it made motion sick. Microsoft really wanted to make this work. They wanted to make it work so bad that they launched the Xbox One with the Kinect 2.0, stating that the Xbox One would not work without it. It still wasn’t very great, though you could control your Xbox One with it since it was always listening. I know a few people who have gotten fouls called on them in the NBA 2K games because they cursed and the Kinect snitched on them. Fast forward some time later, they started selling the Xbox One without the Kinect because no one wanted it and no one asked for it. That brings us to today, with no real need for it besides novelty, and the fact that VR exists, Microsoft could have ended production on the Kinect years ago. Here’s to the Kinect, at least you tried.
OG Xbox Backwards Compatibility
In even better Xbox news, you can now revisit a few games from the original Xbox’s library. There aren’t a ton of options, but Microsoft has stated that they do plan to add more. If you missed some of these games, like Fuzion Frenzy or Psychonauts, I highly recommend trying them out.
Here’s a list:
- BloodRayne 2
- Crimson Skies: High Road to Revenge
- Dead to Rights
- Fuzion Frenzy
- Grabbed by the Ghoulies
- The King of Fighters Neowave
- Ninja Gaiden Black
- Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
- Red Faction II
- Sid Meier’s Pirates
- Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
Freddy Krueger Added To Dead By Daylight
Dead By Daylight is adding another frightening and familiar face to their killer roster with the iconic Freddy Krueger. This small game has impressively gotten ahold of other horror properties like Leatherface and Michael Myers, and Freddy should fit right in. It is the Jackie Earle Haley version though, I know many would vastly prefer the Robert Englund from the originals, but still very cool nonetheless. You can check out the trailer for this dreamy boy below:
Dragon Ball FighterZ Has A Release Date
Looks like you’ll be able to get your hands on the newest Dragon Ball game January 28th, 2018. With this information, we also got a look at the cover art and learned what’s gonna be available with the season pass.
Here’s the info on the season pass:
- It’s $34.99 (that’s ridiculous)
- 8 new fighters
- Stamps, lobby avatars, alternate colors for the DLC fighters
I personally don’t think the season pass should be priced as over half of the price of the game itself, but I’m guessing each fighter individually will be $5. Maybe I’ll just cherry pick the ones I want, because $35 for characters you may or may not enjoy playing with is a little wild.
That’s the news for this week, folks. Sad about the death of the Kinect? You’d probably be one of the only ones. Hype to play as Freddy Krueger? Let us know below! In case you missed last week’s roundup, you can catch up here. While you’re on Fanbros, why not check out our recent review of Hellblade. As always, be sure to come back next week for another roundup.