Back to the weekly news, here will share news and events in the game industry with players.
New in GTA Online
Last week, Rockstar announced the new content of GTA Online “The Contract”. This time the plot is mainly about a company that solves problems for stars. Faced with a difficult case, the player was asked to help with the investigation. The founder of this company happens to be one of the protagonists from GTA 5, Franklin. The person who need their help is the hip-hop and rap OG Dr Dre.
Interestingly, the previous rapper Snoop Dogg broke the news that Dr Dre will participate in GTA music production. At that time, many players thought it was the production of GTA 6. As a result, Rockstar announced that he was making a new song for GTA Online.
CDPR and shareholders negotiate settlement
Cyberpunk 2077 was launched as a semi-finished game, causing CDPR’s stock to plummet. This also caused dissatisfaction among shareholders, who chose to sue CDPR on the grounds of commercial fraud. Recently, CDPR stated that the court has suspended the trial because both parties have decided to negotiate a settlement.
It is worth mentioning that the announcement also stated that the settlement negotiations will only be resolved in another way, and it does not mean that CDPR accepts the allegations originally filed by shareholders. This also shows that CDPR believes that they are not “propaganda fraud.”
Keanu Reeves wants to make a new game of Matrix
A few days ago, Keanu Reeves participated in the new movie of the Matrix. In an interview, the host asked him if he played video games, and Keanu Reeves quickly said he didn’t play video games. When the interviewer asked him that if he at least play “Cyberpunk 2077” starring him, he replied: “No. I mean I have seen the demo, but I have never played it.” The CEO of CDPR once said that Keanu Reeves had played “Cyberpunk 2077” and liked it very much, but Keanu Reeves’s answer made the CEO look awkward.
Keanu Reeves also said that it is outrageous that Warner does not produce the Matrix game. He said that if Warner decides to make the Matrix into a game and has a good plot, then he is willing to participate in the production. Interestingly, the last game of The Matrix was launched in 2005.
Tencent wins lawsuit
Recently, Tencent’s mobile game Crossfire won the lawsuit. Four years ago, Crisis Action plagiarized the map design from Crossfire, so Tencent chose to sue the studio and the publisher and demand nearly 100 million yuan in damages. Since game plagiarism lawsuits are rare in China, the lawsuit did not have a verdict until 2019, when the developer of Crisis Action compensated Tencent for 45 million yuan on the grounds of infringement.
A few days ago, this lawsuit also ushered in the final trial. After in-depth review and research, the judge determined that Crisis Action, plagiarized up to four maps across the line of fire, and eventually fined developers and publishers 25 million yuan.
PUBG free to play
Krafton announced at the annual event TGA that PUBG will be officially free to play on January 12 next year. However, if players want to play customized or ranked matches, they have to purchase an additional Battleground Plus to upgrade their account and be eligible to play ranked matches. This approach is to avoid the existence of plug-ins. Players who have already bought it before can play the qualifying game without paying extra.
However, the practice of replacing games for free has caused controversy. Some players feel that they have used such a high price to buy, and the result is now free to make them feel dissatisfied. Some players are worried about plug-ins. After all, if the game is free, plug-ins will always appear.
Myth of Empires suspected of misappropriating Ark’s source code
The recently launched Myth of Empires has received good reviews and even squeezed into the sales list. But Studio Wildcard, the studio of Ark Survival, found that the source code of this game and the source code of Ark are very similar. They suspected that the game was developed using the source code of their own game, and after careful investigation and research, they determined that they used their own source code and chose to report to the parent company Snail Games China in China.
Snail Games China also asked Steam to remove the game. After that, Myth of Empires was indeed taken down. They also issued an announcement stating that they could not reveal too many details to the players, and promised that the players would solve the problem as soon as possible and return to the platform again.
The above is this week’s news, what do players think about it.