Sq. Enix shakeups and esports Olympics | Kaser Focus

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Sq. Enix shakeups and esports Olympics | Kaser Focus

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It’s March already? The place did the time go? (Oh proper, it went into Forspoken and Octopath Traveler II and Fireplace Emblem Have interaction and Useless House, and many others and many others.) It’s been an odd week right here — I’m making an attempt to maintain up with the percolating Microsoft/Sony/Activision Blizzard drama. However now the FTC’s making Sony pony up its information of exclusivity, and the European regulators seem like backing off. At this level, all of it provides me a headache.

I’m undecided what’s happening at Sq. Enix. First it reabsorbs Luminous following the tepid response to Forspoken, and now CEO Yosuke Matsuda is stepping down. Sq. Enix has an fascinating few years, from its sale of the Eidos scraps to Embracer and its concentrate on NFTs and blockchain know-how. Additionally, this isn’t precisely associated, however Yuji Naka this week admitted to insider trading whereas working for Sq. Enix years in the past. It’s nothing however sad information for the corporate this week.

In one other weird information story, it appears the Olympics has lastly deigned to acknowledge esports and can maintain an official series beginning this month. Effectively, type of — as an alternative of including fashionable esports titles to its lineup, reminiscent of League of Legends or Dota 2, the Worldwide Olympic Committee added some extra area of interest titles. Gran Turismo, Simply Dance and even digital chess are comprehensible additions, however I’m left scratching my head at Tennis Conflict, Digital Taekwondo and Tic Tac Bow. Firstly, in what universe is a cell title higher for digital tennis than Wii Sports activities? Second, why achieve this many of those esports should be digital (and possibly worse) variations of Olympic sports activities that exist already?

On the private facet of issues, I can lastly shift focus to Like a Dragon: Ishin! now that I’ve completed my evaluate of Octopath Traveler II. I’ll in all probability even be enjoying Wo Lengthy: Fallen Dynasty, however I can say with some confidence that that recreation will take me longer to complete. That mentioned, I’m hoping to play my fill earlier than the following few weeks, as a result of certainly one of my most anticipated video games — Resident Evil 4 Remake — is popping out quickly and I must clear my schedule.


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What to play this week

What’s new:

  • Wo Lengthy: Fallen Dynasty
  • Flexible and the Darkish Revival
  • Future 2: Lightfall
  • Scars Above
  • Leap
  • Dungeons of Aether
  • Voltaire: The Vegan Vampire

New on subscription companies:

  • F1 22 (Xbox Recreation Go)
  • Trüberbrook (Xbox Video games with Gold)
  • Sudden Strike 4 – Full Assortment (Xbox Video games with Gold)
  • Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Version (Prime Gaming)
  • Citizen Sleeper (Amazon Luna)
  • Guacamelee! 2 (Amazon Luna)
  • Mega Man 11 (Amazon Luna)
  • Sail Forth (Amazon Luna)
  • Get Packed: Sofa Chaos (Amazon Luna)
  • Monster Hunter Rise (GeForce Now)
  • Rise of Trade (GeForce Now)
  • Kimono Cats (Apple Arcade)

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