Start every weekday morning with Words About Games’ round-up of the latest news from in and around the games industry.
This morning – EA and Ghost Games have revealed the next Need For Speed game, cult classic horror game White Day gets a Western releases date, Devolver Digital has been forced to cancel the public portion of its Indie Picnic at E3 and Q1 VR sales figures put Playstation VR massively ahead of its PC-based rivals.
EA reveals Need For Speed Payback – EA studio Ghost Games has revealed the next game in the Need For Speed franchise will be Payback. This latest game in the series will focus on blockbuster missions in a story fuelled by betrayal and revenge. Need For Speed Payback will be as much about building the perfect ride as about winning races. More details will be revealed at E3 later this month. Need For Speed Payback will launch on November 10 on PC, PS4 and Xbox One.
(via Playstation Lifestyle)
White Day finally gets Western release date – Cult classic Korean horror game White Day: A Labyrinth Named School is heading West this August. The game launches on August 1 in North America, with a European release following on August 4. White Day was originally released on PC in 2001 in South Korea, but never found its way to a Western release. It eventually became a cult classic for those who managed to get a copy;
(via Press Release)
Devolver Digital forced to cancel E3 Indie Picnic – Devolver Digital has been forced to cancel its Indie Picnic after it was denied the necessary permits to host the public. Devolver expressed their disappointment at not being able to open up more space to the public and celebrate games. The Devolver Digital public access livestream is still going ahead, which will broadcast through the entire show.
(via Devolver Digital)
PSVR sold 429k units in Q1 2017 – The International Data Corporation has released the sales figures of virtual reality headsets during the first quarter of 2017. The numbers show that Playstation VR was the best selling (non-mobile) headset, selling 429,000 units and taking 18.8% share of the VR market. This is a big lead from its PC-based competitors – HTC Vive sold 190,000 units, with Oculus Rift trailing with just under 100,000 units sold. Samsung’s Gear VR was the best selling VR headset overall, selling 489,500 units in Q1.
(via Seeking Alpha)