The biggest gaming news for August 28, 2022

Sundays are unarguably for spending on video games, so I’m going to assume you’ve been hard at work playing MultiVersus for the last ten hours, which means you’ve fallen way behind everything that’s been going on in the gaming world. Okay, do not worry. We’ve got you covered. Today, we heard about how Destiny 2 has been scaring players off, Tencent might have something in store for System Shock 3, and sadly, former pro player Xcells has passed away. There’s more where this came from, so read on for the rest.

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System Shock owner says third game’s future depends on Tencent

The rights to System Shock were sold to the Tencent company a while ago, much to the disappointment of gamers who wanted a sequel. In fact, System Shock 3 has long been rumored to be in development. The latest news is that everything is completely in the hands of Tencent at the moment. According to Nightdive CEO Stephen Kick, “When we originally acquired the rights to the franchise, we licensed the rights to the third game to Warren and Paul at Otherside. They subsequently sold their rights to Tencent.” The exec went on to say that “Tencent currently has the rights to the third game and we have the rights to make the remake of the first game and potentially a remake of the second game. That’s pretty much where it’s at right now.” It seems to me that there might be a new version in the works.

Destiny 2’s Golgoroth is scaring players with an extremely loud roar

Apparently Destiny 2 players have been spooked by a really bad bug in the latest version of the game. “We are aware of an issue where Golgoroth can sometimes produce an extremely loud roar in the King’s Fall raid,” the developer behind the game, Bungie, announced on Twitter. “It is recommended to reduce the audio output when fighting Golgoroth until a fix can be implemented.”

High On Life Dev says DLC is already planned

High on Life isn’t scheduled to be out until December 13, but apparently the developer already has plans for some downloadable content. The news comes from Squanch Games Executive Producer Maddy Studivan, who spoke a bit about the upcoming title at the recent Gamescom. “The biggest thing for us is that we want to make sure that we’re supporting the game long after launch with bug fixes and content that we couldn’t get into,” Studivan said. The company is currently “thinking about DLC, as always. With Trover, we supported it for a long time and that really paid off as a studio, so I think we want to do the same with High on Life.”

Denuvo DRM comes to Nintendo Switch

The massively unpopular digital rights management software known as Denuvo could be coming to the Nintendo Switch at some point in the near future. The company behind this program, Irdeto, has always denied the claims, but many gamers have complained that Denuvo causes poor performance, at least on PC. According to Irdeto, “Nintendo consoles have long suffered from piracy issues and the Switch is no different. Even if a game is protected against piracy in its PC version, the version released on Switch can be emulated from day one and played on PC, thus avoiding the strong protections that the PC version offers. This can happen with any of the many games available on Switch.”

Gears of War pro Fortnite Xcells player killed in shooting incident

The professional gamer known as Xcells recently died after a shooting at a private home in Boones Hill, Virginia. What exactly happened remains in question, but the community has come together to express their condolences. Former Epic Games commentator xSundown confirmed the news, noting that “my soul hurts. I know you were fighting so many demons from your past and trying to be a better person. I will cherish the times when we talk and watch you compete. Regardless of anything and everything, you didn’t deserve this. The many fans and supporters of the professional player have expressed similar sentiments.

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