Start every weekday morning with Words About Games’ round-up of the latest news from in and around the games industry.
This morning – Ghost Recon: Wildlands takes the UK #1 spot while Persona 5 drops out of the chart completely, Sony is shutting down the servers for its online-only PS4 shooter Kill Strain, Nier: Automata is adding CEO bosses to the game and Microsoft have announced this year’s E3 Xbox FanFest.
Ghost Recon: Wildlands regains #1 spot in UK charts – Open world shooter Ghost Recon: Wildlands has hit the top spot in the UK video game charts once again. In a slow week for physical game releases, it was Ubisoft who have come out on top. Last week’s number one, Persona 5, has dropped out of the top 40 altogether, although this is due to stock shortages. New release Yooka-Laylee made it to 6th.
Sony shutting down Kill Strain servers – Sony have announced that they are shutting down the servers for online shooter Kill Strain. The news comes less than a year after the free-to-play game was released on PS4. As the game is a completely online experience, this means that from July 1 Kill Strain will no longer be playable. Sony are also shutting down servers for ModNation Racers: Road Trip on PS Vita and several games on PS3.
Nier: Automata DLC adds CEO’s as bosses – Nier: Automata, already a strange game, is releasing some of the strangest DLC you’ve probably ever heard of. Titled 3C3C1D119440927, the add-on adds new coliseum challenges with new bosses, including Square Enix president and CEO Yosuke Matsuda and Platinum Games president and CEO Kenichi Sato. The DLC will be available soon for PC and PS4.
(via Playstation Blog)
Xbox FanFest returns to E3 in 2017 – Microsoft have confirmed that their FanFest will be making a return appearance at E3 later this year. The event will run between June 11 and June 13 and allow 500 Xbox fans to play both newly released and sometimes unreleased Xbox games. The first wave of tickets for the event will begin to become available on April 19.