Microsoft Blog – 5.24.22
Minecraft is celebrating its Marketplace hitting the five-year mark by launching a five-week festival.
“And because it’s a celebration, there will be gifts!” writes Sophie Austin on Minecraft.net. “As well as being able to nab limited-time discounts on popular content from across the years, you’ll also be able to get your hands on freebies, kicking off today with a spectacular free adventure from Jigarbov Productions: Marketplace Creator Tycoon!”
Source: Minecraft Marketplace celebrates 5 years with 5 weeks of freebies and fun
PlayStation Blog – 5.23.22
all-new PlayStation Plus begins its launch rollout today starting in Asia, and we couldn’t be more excited to offer this service as a way to get even more great games into the hands of players.
Let’s dive in.
Source: Your guide to the all-new PlayStation Plus
PlayStation Blog – 5.23.22
It’s hard to believe that it was almost 12 years ago when we first introduced PlayStation Plus to the world, with Wipeout HD as one of the first games given to PlayStation Plus members. The PlayStation Plus product evolved through the years with more than 1,000 games offered to members globally. We regularly improved upon our offerings to provide a compelling package to the 47 million members who are part of the service today. And just eight years ago we launched PlayStation Now as an open beta and have since seen it mature to a full-fledged service enjoyed by more than three million users in select markets.
Source: A new era of game subscription services begins at PlayStation
Turtle Beach Blog – 5.20.22
World War 3 is an online multiplayer tactical FPS set against the backdrop of a modern global conflict. But it’s also an early access game, which means it’s still not yet finished and whilst you can buy the game, it could change significantly whilst the team continues to improve the game until it reaches a finished state. The closed beta for the game started a number of months back, but some fans have understandably been holding off for when the game goes free-to-play, planned to coincide with the game’s open beta. Initially, this was planned for launch in March 2o22, but unfortunately, the team decided they needed more time to work on the game.
Source: When Will World War 3 Be Free To Play? Open Beta Release Date News
Xbox Blog – 5.19.22
Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) is a great time to bring visibility to the importance of digital access and inclusion and to celebrate the over 400 million players with disabilities playing and creating across the globe. Today, I am excited to share some of the work Team Xbox has done in partnership with the disability community, to bring the power of play and connection to more people. For it is only when we all come together, are intentional about our focus on accessibility throughout the year, and push for more representation in our games and people creating them, that we can truly make Xbox a place where everyone can have fun and experience the joy of gaming.
Source: Xbox Celebrates the Gaming and Disability Community for Global Accessibility Awareness Day – Xbox Wire
NVIDIA Blog – 5.19.22
Fortnite on GeForce NOW with touch controls on mobile is now available to all members, streaming through the Safari web browser on iOS and the GeForce NOW Android app.
The full launch — including the removal of the waitlist — follows a successful beta period in which more than 500,000 participants streamed over 4 million sessions to hundreds of mobile device types.
Source: ‘Fortnite’ on iOS Safari and Android Through GeForce NOW