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GTA Trilogy PS4 physical version cannot be upgraded
GTA Trilogy: The Definitive Edition has caused dissatisfaction among many players after it was released. Some time ago, Ben Turpin, a Rockstar content creator, said that the physical version of the GTA trilogy that has just been released can be upgraded to the next-generation console version for free, but this feature does not seem to be available on the PS platform.
He said that the physical version of Xbox One and Series can be upgraded, but the physical version of PS4 and PS5 cannot. If the player bought the digital version, there is no problem. Players who are PS fans are dissatisfied with this, and even some fans say that Rockstar did this deliberately.
Tencent’s studio wants to make 4A games
Tencent’s recently established studio in North America, Team Kaiju, posted a recruitment message on the LinkedIn platform, which included some very senior positions. They plan to develop a 4A level FPS multiplayer game, and this also makes many players wonder what the 4A masterpiece is.
Subsequently, Scott Warner, the head of the team, announced some game concept maps on Twitter, so it seems that the development of this “4A-level multi-platform multiplayer FPS game” is still in its infancy.
Game development Genius passed away
Mao Xingyun is recognized by everyone as a genius of game development, as well as a genius in the computer industry. He has published a lot of books on programming, and he has also influenced a lot of young programmers. In 2014, he won the achievement of Microsoft’s most valuable expert. In recent years, he became the head of the engine team of Timi Game Studio. Unfortunately, on December 11, Mao Xingyun fell to his death in the morning.
After this happened, news of him appeared on all major social platforms, but many parents ridiculed him as not being a genius. They also criticized the game for harming countless children. It was because of his departure that the children were able to gain hope academically.
Ubisoft CEO insists on using NFT
Earlier, Ubisoft announced its new blockchain technology Quarts and will apply this technology to its own games. After Ubisoft disclosed this incident at the time, it aroused scolding from the players. In addition to player dissatisfaction, Ubisoft’s developers also strongly doubt such a mechanism. However, the CEO of Ubisoft insists on his position. He believes that NFT will definitely become the advantage of the game in the future.
His behavior also caused a serious impact on the team, as many game developers under Ubisoft chose to leave. In order not to make things serious, Ubisoft had to announce a salary increase. However, only Canadian studios have increased, and studios in other regions have remained the same. This also disappointed some employees.
Hades wins the Hugo Award
The Hugo Award is an award that recognizes literary works of science fiction and fantasy, and most of this award is given to movies. This year is a bit different. At the 79th Hugo Awards in 2021, “Hades” won this year’s Best Video Game Award and became the first Hugo Award winner in game history.
As for why it was awarded to the game, the co-chair of the Hugo Award explained: “From 2020, people spend a lot more time on the game than expected, so the game can be regarded as a very meaningful and can bring people happiness.”
Bolt said playing games can motivate himself
In an interview some time ago, Bolt, the former No. 1 sprinter in the world, said that playing games can motivate himself and increase his desire to win. Because when he is on the track, he will use the mentality of playing games to compete, as long as he wins the game.
He also said that he loved games very much when he was a child, but at that time he didn’t expect the game industry to progress to where it is today. If he knew it, he might develop into the game industry.
The above is this week’s news, what do players think about it.