In The Valley of Gods put on hold, Gwent too on consoles, MUCH more

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How’s it going everybody, Adrian Simple here from thegamingobserver.com and welcome to your daily gaming update for Thursday, December 5th. We have just an insane amount of stuff to go over here, so probably more items with less time on each item, let’s jump in.

In The Valley of Gods put on hold

First of all is the confirmation that In The Valley of Gods has been put indefinitely on hold. This is the second game from Campo Santo, who made Firewatch. This announcement made a lot of people really sad, lots of excitement for it. The reason it went on hold is because in 2018 the developers were acquired by Valve, and if you don’t know, at Valve they pretty much just let their employees work on anything they want. A lot of the team from Campo Santo ended up working on Half-Life: Alyx, or other projects. Now it isn’t cancelled, but there’s also no promise that it’s going to be created any time soon.

Gwent on consoles being discontinued soon

CD Projekt is going to be discontinuing support of Gwent on consoles. This is their free-to-play card game based on the Witcher 3. Starting on December 9th, which is just a few days, the Xbox One and PS4 versions of the game will no longer receive updates, and all real-money purchases will be disabled. Cross-play will also be disabled. If you are a player affected by this, you are going to have the chance to transfer all your progress over to the PC or mobile version of the game with your GOG account. This is unfortunately happening because they didn’t think they had the resources to support so many versions of the game at once.

Switch sells best week ever on Black Friday

Here’s some more notes about sales from the Black Friday weekend. The Nintendo Switch saw its best ever week of sales in the US, with the Switch and Switch Lite selling a combined 830,000 units. This brings US Switch sales up to 17.5 million, and global slaes to 41 million. Pretty cool to see that it’s still selling better than ever. That being said, in the UK, the Xbox One still outsold it by a handful of units. Not sure about globally though.

Switch selling in China for the first time next week

Speaking of the Switch, Tencent will be launching the console in mainland China for the first time next week, December 10th. It’ll come with a one-year warranty and a demo for New Super Mario Bros U Deluxe. As for games, there will 18 3rd party titles being localised for the regions, including games like Just Dance, Hollow Knight, and Octopath Traveler.

Dead Cells gets first expansion, “The Bad Seed”

The first paid DLC for Dead Cells, developed by Motion Twin, has been revealed, called “The Bad Seed.” It’s heading to all platforms in Q1 2020, and will cost $5. This expansion is created by the splinter studio of Motion Twin called Evil Empire, who focus soley on Dead Cells while the rest of the studio work on other games. The expansion will have new biomes, enemies, bosses, and weapons.

Two new websites

Ok last story here super quick, there are two new websites you should know about. The first is called Dicebreaker, it’s a board game/tabletop news and reviews site, and is operated by Gamer Network, who also runs Eurogamer, GI.biz, Rock Paper Shotgun, among others. The second website is called Buried Treasure, which is all about reviewing indie games that get very little spotlight. It’s made by a co-founder of Rock Paper Shotgun, who will be relying on Patreon to keep the site alive.

Like I said lots of news, so sorry this is a bit longer than usual. A big thanks to you for tuning in, and I’d also like to thank Logan, WF, C Obivaughn, and C Preston. As you know I am here every Monday-Friday with the news, which means I’ll be back tomorrow, until then….Happy Gaming Everyone.