State of Play, indie news, MLB multi-platform, 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 Wednesday, December 11th. Today we had a State of Play and a Nintendo Direct focused on Indies, so tons of news to get into, lets take a look.

Ok first from Playstation. The Resident Evil 3 remake has been officially announced, with it coming out on April 3rd of next year on all platforms, which seems awfully fast, but very exciting. Also, their spin-off game called Project Resistance is actually just the multiplayer mode of this game. We’ve got a game based on the movie Predator coming out April 24th of 2020, which is an asymmetrical multiplayer game. If you’re a fan of PlatinumGames, they had a trailer for their newest game called Babylons Fall. And lastly, this wasn’t on the State of Play, but it looks like some details about the Final Fantasy VII remake has been leaked, with it being a PS$ exclusive until March 2021, so one year.

And now the news from Nintendo about some indie games. First, The Escapists is getting a spin-off called The Survivalists. It places you on a desert island with the goal of surviving, obviously. It looks like a similar graphical and gameplay style, with plenty of improvements. That comes in 2020. The follow up to Golf Story, which was a much loved mini-golf game, has been announced and its called Sports Story. It’ll be exclusive to the Switch, arriving mid-2020. And lastly, Axiom Verge 2 has been revealed. This is a Metroid-inspired game that caught the attention of many people when it released in 2015, so there will be excitement for this one.

Ok MLB The Show, which is the most popular yearly baseball game, is now going to be released on consoles other than the PS4. Keep in mind that this is a game developed in-house by Sony, but my guess would be that the MLB wanted access to some more cash from the other platforms. There are no exact details just yet, but there are indications that its headed to Xbox and Switch at least, and will arrive in 2021 the earliest.

Hades, which is the latest game from Supergiant, is now available on Steam. It was formerly an Epic Games Store exclusive, where it has been in early access for over a year now. These guys pu sh out some pretty major updates for it on a consistent basis, and I’ve also seen lots of comments that its already worth the money, which doesn’t surprise me with their track record. If you’d rather wait, which I wouldn’t blame you for, they leave Early Access in the second half of 2020.

And our final story for today comes our way from Epic Games. You see, Fortnite is currently only available on Android devices by bypassing the Google Play Store. Essentially, Google takes a 30% cut, and Epic aint about that. There were some recent rumours that Epic was going to try and negotiate an exemption from their cut, but Google has now retaliated, saying that they expected all developers to participate under the same terms. Epic CEO Tim Sweeney has said ‘hey, we’re not looking for an exemption, we want you to rethink your entire policy on in-app purchases’. Which makes sense, considering their own recent moves on that front. Anyway, nothing actually happened, but the discussions are in the air and it’s worth exploring.

That is all for today, thank you very much for tuning in, and I’d also like to thank Thomas, Nicholas, and Ricky all for leaving me 5-star reviews on Amazon, thank you very much. Also another reminder that I began a new show called the TGO After-Show, just go to the flash briefing settings in your Alexa app to enable it. 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.