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Xbox’s Phil Spencer, Fortnite Team Want Fortnite PS4 And Xbox One Cross-Play

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The pressure is heating up for Sony to come to the table to talk about cross-play opportunities.

Xbox boss Phil Spencer and the development team behind the popular Fortnite want to see a cross-play option between Xbox One and Playstation 4 players, after both brands have developed cross-play relationships with PC and mobile.

Microsoft has been open to the idea for a few years and now has developers backing up their push to get a resistant Sony to discuss options.

Up to this point, Sony has not been interested in as Playstation executive Jim Ryan explained back in 2017 while speaking to Eurogamer.

“It’s certainly not a profound philosophical stance we have against this” Ryan said while also stating that Sony is “always” interested in discussing these ideas with companies.

But an Xbox relationship?

“Unfortunately, it’s a commercial discussion between ourselves and other stakeholders, and I’m not going to get into the detail of that on this particular instance.”

Ryan then pointed to the concern about allowing it’s own players, which include children, to connect to a network outside of theirs.

“We’ve got to be mindful of our responsibility to our install base. Minecraft–the demographic playing that, you know as well as I do, it’s all ages but it’s also very young,” he said. “We have a contract with the people who go online with us, that we look after them and they are within the PlayStation curated universe. Exposing what in many cases are children to external influences we have no ability to manage or look after, it’s something we have to think about very carefully.”

While there is an openness to discuss options, it doesn’t seem like Sony is in any rush to do so.

However, with some momentum behind the pleas of gamers and companies to look into making this idea a reality, things could progress a bit quicker.

 

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Warframe Bug Lets You Walk In Space

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An interesting bug found in the PC version of Warframe allows players to run around in space with no need to use a spaceshift. The bug was discovered by Redditer Kesu_ and works for  players who have not yet built an Archwing and apparently occurs in any Archwing mission allowing players, regardless if they meet the level requirements, to access level-restricted areas.

Thanks to Eurogamer’s Emma Kent, you can take a look at the bug below:

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Treyarch Addresses Issues in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 arrived to rave reviews, and it seems that everyone, everywhere is playing the new title, and creating a ton of new content on their Twitch streams dedicated to the highly anticipated game that has already developed a mass following.

With most every launch, a number of issues popped up in the game including emote peeking, spawn issues, PC crashes, and a hardcore Razor Wire team killing bug, issues that the development team has worked on addressing, while also outlining what is coming down the line.

Here is a complete update:

Launch day tweaks:

  • Made many stability and UI improvements based on early tracking of live issues prior to official launch.
  • Fixed an issue where Free-for-All players could sometimes appear on a team together.
  • Players are now granted bonus XP for unlocking Reactive and Mastercraft camos.
  • Corrected some inaccurate Challenge descriptions.
  • Turned on Easter Eggs for all Zombies levels.
  • Addressed some issues with Merits and stat tracking.
  • Framerate cap increased to 160 FPS; uncapped framerate planned in the coming days (PC).
  • Fixed an issue causing a UI error to appear when right-clicking characters in the Personalization menu.
  • Fixed an issue that caused UI elements to persist on screen when opening the Player menu at the same time as a match starting.
  • Fixed an issue causing the Social and Settings menus to be inaccessible when spectating in Blackout.

Weekend tweaks:

-Zombies

  • Increased player health in Casual, Normal, and Hardcore Difficulty in Classic mode by 50 points.
  • Balance adjustment to rate at which players earn points.
  • Balance adjustment to Tiger attacks.
  • Balance adjustment to Hellhounds (spawn radius, speed, and frequency).
  • Balance adjustment to Hellfire Special Weapon.
  • Reduced cost of shield repair and replacement.
  • Resolved an issue where some players experienced a crash in the Laboratory.

-Multiplayer

  • General stability and crash fixes across all modes.
  • Mastercraft camos can now be properly unlocked.
  • Adjusted unlock requirements for the active camo on Signature Weapons (MX9, Strife).
  • Prevented Scorestreak kills from counting toward progress in certain Challenges.
  • Addressed an issue that occasionally prevented players from unlocking Ajax.
  • Fixed an issue where Trauma Kits would occasionally not work properly.

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Rockstar Aiming for Red Dead Redemption 2 to be “as robust as GTA Online”

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Rockstar Games is hoping that they can do some incredible things when Red Dead Redemption 2 launches, and Red Dead Online hits the scene shortly thereafter.

“We want it to be as robust as Grand Theft Auto Online, once it’s found its feet creatively,” Rockstar founder Dan Houser said, during an interview with Vulture. Houser also commented on a potential Red Dead Redemption 3, saying “if this one does well enough and we think we have other interesting things to say.”

Rockstar is currently working on com up the writing and recording lines in the studio prior to the launch of the game, and it’s robust 60 hours worth of story.

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