Start every weekday morning with Words About Games’ round-up of the latest news from in and around the games industry.
This morning – Call of Duty: WWII is officially revealed with new info, screenshots and a cinematic trailer, Halo 6 will feature more Master Chief following Halo 5 backlash, the Alien: Isolation 2 rumour from yesterday is rumoured to be false, Atlus has softened their stance on Persona 5 videos, ex-Burnout devs are making car crash simulator Danger Zone and Sony have revealed May’s free games for PS Plus subscribers.
Call of Duty: WWII officially revealed – Activision and Sledgehammer Games have officially the next game in the Call of Duty series. Set during World War II, the game will be a “gritty, cinematic experience” that takes Call of Duty back to its roots, with a story focusing on the Allied invasion of Europe in 1944. Multiplayer will feature a host of new modes, systems and “gameplay innovations” and the popular Zombies co-op mode will feature. Call of Duty: WWII launches on November 3, 2017 for PC, PS4 and Xbox One.
(via All Games Delta)
Halo 6 will feature more Master Chief – Speaking with magazine GamesTM, Halo franchise director Frank O’Connor has spoken about fan disappointment in Halo 5: Guardians. Specifically O’Connor referenced the backlash to the lack of Master Chief in the game, with much of the campaign focused on new character Spartan Locke. Apparently 343 Industries underestimated how attached fans were to Master Chief, with the developer all but confirming that he will feature heavily (perhaps exclusively) as the protagonist of Halo 6.
Rumour: Alien: Isolation 2 rumours not true – A report from Eurogamer has potentially quashed yesterday’s rumours that Creative Assembly were working on an Alien title as their next project. According to sources speaking to Eurogamer the studio is working on their next project, but it’s not an Alien game.
Atlus eases up on Persona 5 streaming guidelines – Following a backlash from fans and critics, Persona 5 publisher Atlus has eased up on the stringent streaming guidelines for the RPG. According to a blog post, Atlus were surprised by the strong reaction from game critics and fans to these guidelines. The post also apologises for the threatening tone of the original restrictions, which threatened copyright strikes and channel takedowns for anyone not complying. The guidelines have now been loosened to allow streamers and let’s players to play to 11/19 in-game and post videos longer than 90 minutes.
(via Atlus Blog / Eurogamer)
Ex-Burnout devs announce car crash focused Danger Zone – Three Fields Entertainment, an indie development studio made up of ex-Burnout devs, have announced their next game will be Danger Zone. The game combines real world physics with car crashes, taking place in a Crash Testing Facility and challenging players to create the biggest, most explosive car crashes they can across twenty crash testing scenarios. Think Crash Mode from Burnout as its own game. Danger Zone is heading to PC and PS4 sometime in May.
(via Press Release)
Playstation Plus games for May revealed – Sony have announced the six games that will be available free for PS Plus subscribers in May. PS4 players will be able to download Tales From The Borderlands and Alienation (Note: only in Europe, Abzu available for users elsewhere). Also available on PS4 will be Type:Rider and Laser Disco Defenders, which are May’s free PS Vita games but come with PS4 cross-buy. PS3 users will have access to Blood Knights and Port Royale 3: Pirates and Merchants.
(via Playstation Blog)