So far, 2022 is off to a bit of a slow start for the games industry, but the promise of major new games is just over the horizon. This week, however, Cameron and Anthony keep it simple for Game Rant Arcade, talking about the latest news and Twitter’s favorite new trend, Wordle.
First, though, Dying Light 2 claimed to be 500 hours long earlier this week, which immediately stirred up some controversy. Developer Techland has since clarified its comments, stating that the 500 hour mark is what players will need to see every bit of content that Dying Light 2 has on offer. Realistically, gamers can expect to spend a few dozen hours with it if they want to complete the campaign and scratch off some side quests.
Next up, PlayStation is producing more PS4 consoles. However, the news has had a mixed impact. It distracts from PS5 production, and could mean that the newer hardware is held back as the console generation transition slows. Of course, it’s difficult to say how much of an overlap there is with PlayStation’s components. The computer chip shortage seems fairly general, though, so it’s an odd move on Sony’s end.
Xbox recently commented on the ongoing Activision-Blizzard issue, with Phil Spencer stating in an interview that it had affected Xbox’s relationship with Activision. It’s a good thing to hear, but considering Activision’s response to the situation so far, it doesn’t seem like it will be enough to force changes at Activision.
Finally, Take Two is buying Zynga for $12.7 billion, making it the largest games industry acquisition of all time. The move means that fans will likely start seeing Take Two franchises make their way to mobile devices, with Grand Theft Auto, Bully, and Red Dead Redemption all seemingly possible.
Game Rant Arcade is available now on various podcast services. Listen to the episode directly below or through one of the listed links.
- Dying Light 2 500 Hour Controversy
- PlayStation Making More PS4s
- Xbox Comments on Activision Blizzard
- Take Two is Buying Zynga
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