The presentation of quarterly economic results has marked part of the news of the week. Despite the growth of Game Pass, Microsoft announced a 7% decline in Xbox revenue, while PlayStation has suffered a 25.5% year-over-year drop in software sales that has negatively impacted Sony’s results. In hardware, the PS5 beta already allows testing support for 1440p, while those interested in PlayStation VR2 have been able to see what the user experience will be like.
Regarding the games, Bloomberg advances that one of the two protagonists of Grand Theft Auto VI will be a woman and that the development of the remake of Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic is stopped. There is also talk of a Black Panther game in the hands of Electronic Arts. On the other hand, we have new dates: Wrath of the Lich King Classic (September 27) and Goat Simulator 3 (November 17). Those that are delayed are The Lord of the Rings: Gollum (“a few months”) and Warhammer 40,000: Darktide (November 30 on PC and later on Xbox).
In technology and the Internet we have also talked about the economy and the most talked about news has undoubtedly been the increase in the Amazon Prime subscription, which in September will cost 49.99 euros. Meta (Facebook) has given us a couple of news. On the one hand, he comments that the virtual reality division Reality Labs continues to burn money and on the other, the price of Meta Quest rises by $100. In another order of things, Intel has canceled the development of Optane memories, while Orange and MásMóvil have signed their merger.
SonyPS VR2 showcases the user experience, including streaming, exterior view, and custom play area. Gran Turismo 7 is updated to receive three new vehicles. Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2, Yakuza: Like a Dragon, and Little Nightmares are August’s Plus games. The PlayStation Plus catalog will add the Yakuza saga starting in August. PS5 begins testing 1440p support and folder creation. Backbone One is the first officially licensed PlayStation mobile controller. PS5 reaches 21 .7 million units sold, but software sales fall and revenues suffer.
MultiplatformMultiVersus closed beta registers more players on Steam than any other fighting game.Juventus signs an alliance with EA Sports and will appear in FIFA 23.Electronic Arts is reportedly working on an open-world, single-player Black Panther title.The Lord of the Rings: Gollum delays its release “by a few months”. Hitman 3 adds Ambrose Island, the first free location the game receives. The remake of Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic pauses its development and is delayed indefinitely, according to Bloomberg. Announced Maneater Apex Edition, which includes the base game and additional content.Grand Theft Auto VI will have a female protagonist and will be set in a fictional version of Miami.FIFA 23 reveals all its news, including game mechanics and technologies, with a gameplay .Goat Simulator 3 will be available on November 17. Warhammer 40,000: Darktide delays its release to November 30 on PC and will come to Xbox Series later. The S ims 4 receives the High School Years expansion. The creator of Katamari Damacy announces a new game that does not yet have a name. What Remains of Edith Finch and Outer Wilds add a version for PS5 and Xbox Series. The narrative exploration game Hindsight will be available on August 4 Announced Bounty Star, an action game that combines mecha combat and base building. Flock is billed as a cooperative game where you have to collect flying creatures. Ashraf Ismail, Creative Director of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla and Origins, token by Tencent.
Technology/InternetOrange and MásMóvil agree to merge in an operation valued at 18,600 million euros.Amazon will raise the Prime subscription in Spain to 49 euros, 39% more.Meta Quest 2 raises its price by 100 dollars due to the increase in manufacturing costs AMD launches its own noise cancellation technology to compete with RTX Broadcast Facebook cuts revenue for the first time and lost $2.8 billion to Reality Labs last quarter Intel makes a loss for the first time in decades and cancels memory development Optane. The Amazon Drive storage service will close at the end of 2023.