Mordhau controversy, Cuphead DLC delayed, more

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How’s it going everybody, Adrian Simple here from The Gaming Observer, and this is your Daily Gaming Update for July 4th, 2019. thegamingobserver.com for links and a transcript.

Mordhau devs deny claimed statements of toggleable women and non-white characters

There has been some controversy around the game Mordhau, and it’s developers Triternion. You see, PC Gamer released an article with an interview from them saying that they were going to be integrated female and non-white characters into the game for the first time, but that they were planning to have a toggle to hide those characters in options. After some outrage, the devs turned to Twitter, saying they never claimed any such thing. PC Gamer then released the full interview transcript, which is pretty cut and dry with what was said. Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem like the devs have history on their side. They’ve previously been hands off with moderating rampant sexism and racism in their game, claiming that their attempts to do so would be ineffective and censorship. Nonetheless, this hasn’t fully played out yet, so hopefully we have a resolution soon.

Cuphead DLC delayed to 2020

Cuphead is getting a DLC pack called “The Delicious Last Course,” introducing a swath of new content, which was originally announced for this year. Well, they’ve come out to say that it won’t arrive until 2020, claiming that not only are they worried about quality, but also maintaining a healthy and sustainable workplace. I for one am happy to hear the increasing voice of anti-crunch culture, and in this case the preparedness of the studio. I wish them the best of luck.

Fall Guys, the battle-less battle royale

You should know about a game called Fall Guys. It’s funny because when the developers were coming up with their concepts for a new game, the one thing they didn’t want to make was a battle royale. That’s what this ended up being, but it’s a completely fresh take. There is still one winner out of 100, but there is no battling. Instead, players go through a series of minigames which are constantly trying to wipe people out. They took a lot of inspiration from the Japanese game show “Takeshi’s Castle”, and other shows like it. It’s chaotic hilarity where your cartoonish character has to survive obstacle courses, break through walls, and even steal the golden egg from a giant chicken. It looks like it’s going to be a great party game, and a fantastic new take on the elimination genre. Release is due for 2020 on PC and PS4

Two clarifications from yesterday’s update

Two clarifications from yesterday’s update. First, apparently there was a mistranslation with CD Projekt’s plans for Cyberpunk, and the information I provided was inaccurate. New articles have now come out saying to take it with a grain of salt. Second, I accidentally referred to Age of Empires yesterday as Age of Wonders. Rest assured, Microsoft is only dealing with the Age of Empires, series.

That’s all the news for today. A big thanks to Ciaran for leaving me a 5-star review on Amazon. My name is Adrian Simple, see you tomorrow, and Happy Gaming everyone!

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