Starbreeze completes reconstruction, TES: Legends on hold, more

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How’s it going everybody, Adrian Simple here from thegamingobserver.com and welcome to your daily gaming update for Monday, December 9th. It’s a brand new week, so let’s start it off with some video games shall we?

Starbreeze completes its reconstruction period

Starbreeze has officially completed its reconstruction period with the Swedish government. No more extensions needed, they’re done with the threat of insolvency, and they can look forward to the future. The majority of their debts have been reclassified to long-term, and will be repaid over 5 years. As I’m sure you know by now, they’re going to be fully focusing on the PAYDAY franchise, where they are still searching for a publishing partner for PAYDAY 3, which they would confirm in the first half of 2020. Certainly the outlook of a potential partner seems less scary now that they aren’t in trouble with the government, and they have some kind of income with the restarting of content for PAYDAY 2. Nonetheless, we may just look forward to another many great years with a rejuvenated Starbreeze.

Epic Games Store allows devs to use their own transaction methods

Epic Games have implemented a new feature for developers and publishers on their storefront. Essentially, they can now use either Epic-provided payment services, or set up their own for in-game transactions. And if they do set up their own, even if its with a third-party tool, they don’t have to share the revenue with Epic. In a statement they said that they want to give devs the chance to be as flexible as possible in their choices, so this is step 1. Supposedly there is more to come with the store, including a wishlist feature and reviews provided by OpenCritic.

Elder Scrolls: Legends on hold

Bethesda has announced that content development on their card game Elder Scrolls: Legends has been put on hold on all platforms. They originally had a new expansion set for release this year, but obviously that won’t be coming anymore. All that being said, the game will remain available to download, the servers will stay up, and in-game events and maintenance will still happen. Their just stopping expansions and other future content for now. This is interesting timing considering Gwent was just taken off the shelves on consoles just a few days ago.

MetaCritic’s best games of the decade

MetaCritic has put out a list of the highest rated games of the decade. You could probably guess most of the games in the top, but #1 might surprise you Super Mario Galaxy 2, which came out in 2010. Rounding out the rest of the top 5 is Breath of the Wild, RDR 2, GTA V, and Super Mario Odyssey. And actually all of those had a score of 97. Another interesting note is #8 and 9, side by side, is The Last of Us, and The Last of Us Remastered. And probably my biggest shock on this is #16, Pac-Man Championship Edition DX, which is a good game, but sticks out like crazy in this top 50.

Fortnite will host premiere scene of new Star Wars movie

Fortnite is back at it again, on December 14th at 1:30pm Eastern, they’re going to be showing a full scene from the upcoming Star Wars movie. Like most other events the combat will probably be turned off, and people will be teleported to the in-game drive-in. Its so crazy to me that this is how we consume media now, but as we enter the new decade it really gets you thinking about how video games are going to over the next 10 years.

That is all for today, thank you very much for tuning in, and I’d also like to thank Wesley, Dr Nario, and anonymous user all for leaving me 5-star reviews on Amazon, thank you very much. As you know I am here every Monday-Friday with the news, which means I’ll be back tomorrow and until then….Happy Gaming Everyone.