Also in our news: Black hole in Fortnite, new speedrun record in GTA San Andreas, new screenshots and mechanics of Yakuza 7: Like a Dragon.
Payday 3 may be released between 2022 and 2023
The fact that Payday 3 will be released - we knew back in 2016. The latest report from developer studio Starbreeze talks about the future of the franchise. From it you can learn two interesting facts:
In addition, the studio is awaiting reconstruction, as a result of which it will be split into two parts: published by Starbreeze Publishing and developer Starbreeze Studios. This should help the studio fix the financial situation. Recall that due to the huge commercial failure of Overkill's The Walking Dead, the studio was on the verge of bankruptcy. She had to lay off about 60 of her employees, as well as sell the rights to System Shock 3 and 10 Crowns.
Postal 4 Released Early Access
This Wednesday came the return of the cult classics. Postal 4 No Regerts appeared in the early access Steam. This series of games tells the story of the extraordinary adventures of a guy nicknamed the Dude. He always finds himself in the midst of a bloodbath, which he often arranges himself.
The plot, so to speak, will continue the story of the second part [the creators call the third part not canon and generally pretend that it does not exist]. After the events in Paradise, Dude and his dog Champ are looking for a new home in Arizona. At the gas station, Dude's car and trailer are stolen, and in pursuit of criminals, fate brings him to the small town of Edensey.
According to the classics, the game will be a first-person shooter with a lot of satire and black comedy. Postal 4 is out on Steam Early Access.
No Loot Boxes in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare - Joel Emsley
The art director of the new Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, Joel Emsley, revealed on Reddit that there will be no loot boxes in their next game.
He wrote that information about the presence of loot boxes in the game is still actively spreading on the Internet, but in his post, the art director stated that the studio is definitely not working on them, support boxes or something similar. Even more, he claims that the most needed functional things will be obtained through the gameplay.
Even before that, Emsley told us that the monetization system in the game will be different from the one we saw in the last game of the series, and we will receive things without the participation of randomness. However, the gaming community asked a logical question whether this policy will continue throughout the entire life cycle of the game or, as in the case of Black Ops 4, boxes will appear later. As a reminder, the game was released without loot boxes, but they were added a month after its release.
Fortnite hosted an event with a black hole that sucked even the menu
Sorry for the tautology, but Epic Game has ended their Fortnite season epic. Which ended with a local apocalypse. The End event continued the theme of the gap between space and time in the game. By lore, mysterious islands began to appear in the game. To return everything to normal, captains of rocket ships from another universe arrive in the game. They started using their ships to fix everything, but the result was a black hole that covered the entire map, players, Twitch stream window and game menu.
The event was watched by 1.5 million people on Twitch and 4.5 million on You-Tube. The event has already been dubbed the most popular in video game history outside of Asia.
Images related to the second chapter of the game have already been leaked to the network. It is assumed that this will be a new map with water transport. How long the period of silence will last is unknown. However, fans are confident that as soon as the black hole event is over, a new chapter of the game will be announced immediately.
For now, players can entertain themselves by entering the Konami code in the main screen menu, which will launch a mini-game.
New San Andreas Speedrun Record
Speedrun GTA: San Andreas has always been on the list of the longest and often took about four hours. However, there was a craftsman who broke the system and finished the game in 25 minutes 52 seconds.
Past record 3 hours 52 minutes 7 seconds. However, the new Champion Powdinet set the record not only with the help of speedrun magic, but also thanks to a bug that is present only in the version of the game for the Windows Store.
In order to complete it, you need to go a long way in 40 steps, after which you get to the last mission. It's funny, but there is nothing supernatural about it: stealing police cars, shopping, crossing certain locations.
It took the user three years to find this bug, and he spent a long time trying to get it to work correctly. Now he is confident that other speedrunners will be able to exploit the bug to beat his result.
New screenshots of Yakuza 7: Like a Dragon and human strength gameplay mechanics
New screenshots of Yakuza 7: Like a Dragon featuring side activities have been released this week. They also shared some information with us regarding the set of abilities "human strength", which is very similar to the system familiar to us from the Persona series. It includes the following:
You can level up by completing mini-games. Side activities now act as a leveling mechanic, for example, you can play golf or take part in mini-kart races. A character's mental abilities can be improved by passing tests of knowledge of Japanese history.
As a reminder, the game will be released on January 16, 2020 in Japan and sometime later in the rest of the world.
The Topic of Article: Released Payday 3, Postal 4, Call of Duty MW will not have loot boxes - this week's gaming news digest from Cadelta. Part one.