Multiplayer shooter H1Z1 left 91% of the players, and the number of online gamers has fallen from a peak of 150 thousand to 9 thousand. it is reported by rating service GitHyp.
Judging by the reviews of players on Steam and Reddit, the title is losing audience due to poor developer support, lack of anti-cheat and the presence of strong competitors in the face of PLAYERUNKNOWN”S BATTLEGROUNDS and Fortnite.
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Its popularity owes H1Z1 mode “battle Royal” King of the Kill, which was attended by the Creator PUBG Brendan Greene (Brendan Green).
Six months after the release of King of the Kill, the audience began to grow until it reached its maximum in July 2017. Then the game reached 3 place in the number of players on Steam, behind only Dota 2 and PUBG.
A fall attendance of H1Z1 took place a month before the opening of the professional League in which the participants were promised fees to $50 thousand, which corresponds to the salaries of members of the League of Overwatch.
Here’s what was obvious: Metal Gear Survive was useless, which powerfully failed to sale. And so die the coolest franchise: the developers decide to take a ride on the famous name, releasing a hack for 5 cents. Fair will suffer losses, and tucked the whole episode under the rug dusty closet, declaring it unprofitable.
However, providing a floor to the numbers. In the UK, at the end of last week, Metal Gear Survive sold 85% weaker than at the time of Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance for the same period. Well, that Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain, Metal Gear Survive could reach only 5% of sales for the same period last adventure, snake’s companions. Not helped even the DLC with the suit of Gordon Freeman.
Konami have not commented their views on the success of the product, but, apparently, wait for Metal Gear Survive 2 did not have, as well as a full Metal Gear 6, because the company had to declare that they refuse to big-budget games, because of the high risk of their promotion.
For all fans of PlayerUnknown”s Battlegrounds, and part of owning graphics cards from Nvidia, there is great news: the latest released new drivers specifically aimed at improving the performance of individual games. And, most importantly, they really work.
In particular, as reported from the field, frame rate PlayerUnknown”s Battlegrounds after you install the new drivers, rose from three to seven percent – depending on the specific card, but the GTX 1050 owners have reported that the FPS actually rose 7%. Those who have a GTX 1060 and 1070, have noted an increase in FPS by 5%. Not really to the right breakthrough, but the game still has a little bit more comfortable. So, Nvidia engineers work is not in vain.
Among other things, new driver WHQL 391.01, improved Warhammer: Vermintide 2, which has not yet been released, and World of Tanks, where there are new shadows and light effects.
Rating online Metacritic has published a list of top game publishers of the past year, based the rankings on the marks left by critics to the address of the games released by companies.
And, I must say that the results of counting of votes, the best game company is the publisher was Bethesda, scoring 79.9 points. Second place went to Nintendo, then Sega, Activision-Blizzard, Capcom, Ubisoft, and Sony. The great and terrible Electronic Arts, gaining a dismal 48%, settled in the middle of the list.
The authors noted that Bethesda had a banner year. Normally it rebooting Prey, firmly made the second part of The Evil Within, well, and production of content dedicated to The Elder Scrolls also had success.
It is noteworthy that Take Two, being one of the largest game publishers in the world, the list was not included. But, everything right this year, when will be the release of Red Dead Redemption 2.
If you’ve seen the promotional trailer of the strategy Tropico 6, you probably remember the scene where gets airlifted the statue of Liberty, which El Presidente apparently ordered the set on its own island.
So, it wasn’t just a publicity stunt. In the game, it is really possible to steal monuments around the world, and install them, making Tropicana. For this, players will have to send spies and pirates, which will deal, among other things, and stealing technology. For this, players need to build at pirate Cove and the spy Academy.
Sorry, but such a maneuver is unlikely to appeal to all fans of the series, which is of serious socio-economic game has suddenly fallen into an absurd Comedy.
Exit Tropico 6 will be released this year. In addition to the theft of monuments, a significant feature of the game is the building of bridges to connect Islands, for the first time in the history of the series Tropico is not one island but an archipelago, separated by an ocean.
The web was a rumor that the shooter Vanquish 2 is already in development. The game is about the American robot fighting against the bad Russian, like so many that throw it, not releasing continue would be unwise.
Said this known in narrow circles of insider Marcus Sellars, who first spoke about the development of Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 that was later found official confirmation. So, Mr. Sellars insists that the Vanquish 2 is Shinji Mikami, the head of Tango Gameworks, responsible for horror The Evil Within, which has already started work on a prototype of the game. And most importantly: it seems that it could be exclusive to the Xbox.
It is believed that to wait long for confirmation of rumors, we don’t have. Game if on it there are specific plans, definitely need to show, at least in the form of advertising, baskanligi announcement at the June E3. But, if there will be that it will be exclusive to the Xbox One, the interest from our audience diminished until complete indifference.
Great news for fans of Way Out. This co-operative action will not have long to wait. The game will be released on March 23rd, and now the developers are preparing a small advertising campaign and coordinate efforts with the publisher on behalf of Electronic Arts, who need to stamp hundreds of thousands of boxes with discs. So let’s see how electronics can work with an indie Studio, and as they get to release something, than there is no micropayments.
A Way Out is a cooperative action game about escaping from prison, two prisoners, Leo and Vincent, United to achieve the goal. After escaping these guys are waiting for adventures in the wild, which will be strictly linear, but it is very dynamic, with local, online co-op or split screen mode.
It is noteworthy that for the second player is not needed, licensed copy. It is enough to download the demo. Well, for those who have no friends to play together, it will be possible to play in conjunction with artificial intelligence.
In addition, before the end of the year promise to release Fallout 4: New Vegas, which will be the New Vegas, held on the fourth part engine modders from the community Road to Liberty, promised before the end of the year to release the classic Fallout third, also rotated on the rails of the engine of the fourth part.
The name of the game will be a Fallout 3 Remake, and judging by what they showed us in gameplay videos, the rarity a decade ago really has changed significantly. And, though the beauty of the full fourth part does not hold, but overall looks quite think of anything, and bring out such Steam – no doubt about it, the game would become a hit. Oh well, just lay out in free access is expected during the second half.
It is noteworthy that the developers of the Road to Liberty are ideological opponents of the store mods, organized by Bethesda, and state that their project will not appear there. Well, very commendable on their part.
Interesting scandal erupted around shooter Hunt Down The Freeman, the authors of Rudius Royal Entertainment received the blessing of Valve Software, a game starring the hero of Half-Life – Gordon Freeman, which was supposed to be a first person shooter with a campaign in 14 hours and four dozen locations.
The release was postponed several times, canceled dates, but then still released. In the end it turned out that the game has optimization problems, huge problems with the content, ugly animation and a complete lack of plot. In the end, three days after the release, the project has Steam as much as 21% positive feedback.
But most importantly, it became clear that Hunt Down The Freeman cut from materials stolen from games like Payday 2, S. T. A. L. K. E. R, Killing Floor, Black Mesa, Left 4 Dead 2 and many others. What the authors replied that they are a community of modders, so they can steal.
At the moment, the scandal intensified, despite the fact that the developers to ban all the unhappy and overwritten messages. And, it seems, soon the shooter will be removed from Steam forever.