Also in the digest: The Witcher: 3 Wild Hunt is trending again, a series of documentaries about the Portal prequel, the new Jill Valentine has Slavic roots and a walk through Silent Hill from PT
CD Projekt Red and Andrzej Sapkowski signed a new contract
Last October, a conflict occurred between Andrzej Sapkowski and CD Projekt Red, as a result of which the writer demanded compensation in the amount of $ 16 million from the developer. The studio eventually made concessions and paid Sapkovsky, albeit a much smaller amount.
The conflict, as it turned out, was settled, and on its remnants a new agreement was concluded between the two parties to strengthen relations. CD PR CEO Adam Kicinski called it a new stage in future cooperation. He also added that the development team respects Sapkowski, and his work inspires them.
The agreement gives game creators new rights to use intellectual property in games, product-related goods, and graphic novels. According to the studio, the contract suits both parties, and clearly clarifies what each of them expects from cooperation, and also sets a certain framework.
The success of Netflix's The Witcher has brought back people's interest in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
The first season of The Witcher from Netflix is out. Due to the new surge in popularity, many players have returned [and some have paid their attention for the first time] to The Witcher: 3 Wild Hunt.
According to the PlayTracker website, the activity in the game for a day after the release of the first season of the series jumped to 48 thousand players on Steam at the same time. The last time such high activity was in 2016 on the day of the release of the "Blood and Wine" add-on, when there were 53 thousand people online at the same time.
As for the PS4 and X One, the game has also grown in popularity, but people are playing the original game, not the updated versions that came out later.
According to cumulative estimates from all consoles on which there is a game, about a million people played it in December, which is very good for a game that was released 4 years ago. In addition, the players returned to the first The Witcher - 5000 players online at the same time, and The Witcher 2: Assassins of King - 3000 people online.
New Ciri figurine at CD Projekt Red
It may seem to you that the Poles paid us, because this is already the third piece of news about CD PR, but what can you do, this week the circumstances have turned out that way.
You may remember that in May of this year, the studio opened its own merchandise store, where it sold a figurine of Ronin Geralt.
Now a figurine of Ciri will also appear in it, also made in the Japanese style. She is wearing a kimono, with a katana in one hand and a demon's head in the other. It is made of polystyrene and hand-painted. The price of the figure is 247 euros or 17 thousand rubles. It will go on sale in mid-2020. Delivery to USA is not available.
Dimension Xen for Black Mesa is out of beta
Black Mesa's Crowbar Collective recently released the game's final level, Dimension Zen, into open beta. This week, the developers have fixed all the bugs, and the game finally lost its "beta" plate.
Now, to access the game, you don't need to switch it to the public beta test, but just play for your own pleasure. The authors have collected all player comments, and based on them, we removed bugs, adjusted the balance, and also improved performance.
At the same time, Black Mesa itself is in early access, and the full release will happen with the next big update, the date of which is still unknown. In the near future, the team of creators plans to introduce achievements to Zen, as well as multiplayer. At this stage, the developers recommend not to use some of the modifications from the Steam Workshop, as they are likely to break the game.
By the way, now at the winter sale in Steam it is sold with a 20% discount and costs 335 rubles.
Exposure is a series of documentaries about the canceled prequel to Portal.
At the beginning of the week, a trailer for the game Exposure appeared on You Tube - a once excellent prequel to Portal, where a camera was used instead of a portal gun. We could manipulate objects with pictures and move them around the level.
In the story of the game, we were controlled by a certain Mel, who was opposed by the director of Aperture Lab. Moved his mind into a car and started going crazy. Setting - 1950s.
Later it turned out that this is not a game, but a series of documentaries about it. The original name of the excellent project F-Stop. However, one of the authors of the video does not deny that if enough people are interested in the game, they will really think about recreating it.
Jill Valentine from Resident Evil 3 Remake was modeled after a USA model
If it seemed to you that the new Jill Valentine is similar to Milla Jovovich, then you are right, but only partially. Although the image of the heroine Yolovich itself was not used, the new appearance still has Slavic roots. So, she was written off from the USA model Sasha Zotova, which she herself told about in her instagram.
As stated earlier, Jill and Carlos' looks have been changed to look more seasoned.
We do not know how this information will affect your perception of the game, but at least your erudition has become richer by one interesting fact.
RE3 Remake will be released on April 3, 2020.
Blogger was able to walk in Silent Hill from PT
We've already written about Lance McDonald breaking PT to learn even more about Kojima's excellent horror. For example, last time he found out that Lisa, the ghost of the dead girl who haunts us in the game, is attached to our back.
Now he was able to go outside the house and walk along that part of Silent Hill, which is shown to us in the game. To do this, he put together the game files and screensavers shown to us at the end. However, the developers have provided for a similar alignment, and when a player is where he should not be, he falls through the textures and gets to Lisa, who returns him to the beginning of the level.
To get around, Lance made the character float above the ground to inspect a piece of the city. Despite the fact that we see Silent Hill only in the screensaver, the city turned out to be full of various details, although it lacks quality textures in places. And although it does not provide for any scripts, the author notes the ominous atmosphere of the city frozen in time.
These were all the important news from the beginning of the week, stay tuned.
The Topic of Article: CD Projekt Red signed a new pact with Sapkowski, Zen world is out of beta - this week's game news digest from Cadelta. Part One.