Start every weekday morning with Words About Games’ round-up of the latest news from in and around the games industry.
This morning – Microsoft give us a closer look at the Project Scorpio dev kit, Capcom announce the Mega Man Legacy Collection 2, Nintendo announce a Pokemon Direct ahead of its E3 Direct next week, Bethesda list a job posting that indicates they’re working on a “AAA freemium game” and Sony have revealed they’re working on a Breaking Bad virtual reality project.
Microsoft offer closer look at Scorpio dev kit – Microsoft have released a new video on YouTube showing a closer look at its Project Scorpio dev kits. There’s not a great deal of new information on the hardware, but the video does show us a much closer look at the hardware involved. Microsoft is expected to unveil its retail Scorpio model at its E3 presentation this Sunday.
Mega Man Legacy Collection 2 launches this August – Capcom have announced that the Mega Man Legacy Collection 2 is launching on August 8 in North America and Europe. The collection bundles Mega Man 7, 8, 9 & 10 and follows the original Legacy Collection, which came with the first six games in the series. The collection will launch on PC, PS4 and Xbox One and is part of Capcom’s line-up of E3 games.
Pokemon-focused Direct coming later today – Nintendo have announced a Pokemon-themed Direct livestream for later today. The Direct will go live on the console publisher’s YouTube and Twitch channels at 3PM BST and will last for eight minutes. There is no word on what the Direct will specifically be about, though it could be an announcement of the heavily rumoured Pokemon Stars port for Switch.
(via Nintendo of Europe Twitter)
Bethesda working on “bleeding edge AAA freemium game” – Bethesda Game Studios in Montreal are working on a “bleeding edge AAA freemium game” – according to a job listing posted on its own website. The vacancy is for a Game Performance Manager, with the role requiring “monetization design strategy” and “business model recommendations”. Nothing that the studio has announced fits the profile of this mystery game, though with E3 right around the corner we may not have to wait long to find out more.
Sony working on Breaking Bad VR experience – SIE America’s Shawn Layden and SIE Global CEO Andrew House have revealed that the company is working on a VR experience based on Breaking Bad. Series creator Vince Gilligan is teaming up with Sony to create the project for Playstation VR. The move came about after Gilligan tried out the headset and was impressed by the technology. No further details about what the project would be were released, except to say that it’s “not a game.”
(via Playstation Lifestyle)