Start every weekday morning with Words About Games’ round-up of the latest news from in and around the games industry.
This morning – Persona 5’s incredibly strict streaming rules, EA Access rewarding longtime subscribers, Blizzard wins a lawsuit against bot makers and could a new Overwatch hero be announced next week?
Atlus outlines Persona 5 streaming restrictions – Atlus’ hotly anticipated JRPG Persona 5 launched yesterday and it seems that the developer is being incredibly strict on sharing video of the game. A post on their official website lays out the punitive restrictions, which are too numerous to list here, and warns that players who ignore them risk content ID strikes and even account bans.
(via Atlus official site)
EA sends 2TB hard drives to longtime EA Access subs – EA Access is probably the best value games subscription service on the market. And now it’s value just got a whole lot better. At least if you’ve been a subscriber from the beginning. Gamers who have been subbed to the service since it was launched in 2014, which is only available on Xbox One and PC, have been sent 2TB external hard drives by the publisher to help store the 40+ games currently available on the service.
Blizzard wins $8.5 million lawsuit against bots – A long running lawsuit by developer Blizzard against Bossland, a German company that creates cheats for online games, has resulted in the former winning over $8.5 million in damages. A US court has ruled that Bossland’s bots diminished their audience, caused Blizzard substantial monetary costs to combat their hacks and harmed the company’s reputation.
(via Torrent Freak)
Overwatch teasing reveal set for next week – As the Overwatch Twitter account teases a new reveal set for next week, the game’s director Jeff Kaplan told IB Times that work on a new hero for the game is “very far along in development.” According to Kaplan the studio is currently doing “aggressive play-testing” of the character. These two nuggets of news could be coincidental, or they could point to another new hero for the online shooter being revealed as early as next week.
(via Twitter / IB Times)