Following Cyberpunk 2077’s rough worldwide release on December the 10th things have not been going great for CD Projekt Red, or for those trying to actually play and enjoy the game. With the game being a badly performing broken and buggy mess on the PS4 and Xbox One, Sony has decided to remove Cyberpunk from their online store until further notice. Microsoft is also offering full refunds to anyone interested and if you can’t come right with that, CD Projekt Red themselves are even helping to refund users from their own pockets.
The latest hotfix for the game, 1.05, is going live on all systems this weekend and while it apparently optimizes and smooths out some of the performance issues, it does mostly just addresses smaller bugs and not the large parts of the game that are missing or incomplete. We’ve been told to expect a larger patch in January, and then another in February, so if you’re hoping for a better experience in Cyberpunk, look forward to that.
Diablo Immortal + Diablo 4
In other news Blizzard has posted an update regarding Diablo Immortal, which has now launched a limited public technical alpha that you can sign up for right now in certain regions. Blizzard are looking to test and get feedback on the early to mid game leveling and systems, along with the server and client performance. They also briefly touch on the storyline, which is set between Diablo 2 and 3, in-game currencies, legendary gear, item leveling which is unique to Diablo Immortal, and end game content like Elder Rifts.
Wyatt Cheng has also assured everyone that the game and all future updates to it will be free to play. Monetization will come in the form of a battle pass and some optional items.
There’s a new website up for the game that you can check out if you’re interested. To me, personally, it is looking pretty good and I’m keen to give it a try. I would, obviously, prefer to play it on PC though.
Then more Diablo news, Blizzard has posted their final Diablo 4 developer update of 2020 in which they cover the new skill tree and primary stats, weapon types, legendary affixes, and they even show off some of the new and improved UI.
League of Legends MMO
Greg Street, Greg Street aka Ghostcrawler, vice president of IP and entertainment at Riot, has posted on Twitter that he is working on an MMO set in the League of Legends universe. That’s it, that’s the news. The MMO is set to join League itself, Legends of Runeterra, and Teamfight Tactics, which are all already set in Runeterra, the world of League of Legends.
BioWare Tease Dragon Age 4 + New Mass Effect
BioWare have released new teaser trailers for both Dragon Age 4 and a new Mass Effect game, both of which are looking fantastic. The Dragon Age trailer shows the return of Solas and the new Mass Effect teaser seems to feature our old friend Liara, along with some N7 armor, which could mean a great many things.
Epic Games Holiday Sale
Finally, the Epic Games Store’s holiday sale is live in which they are giving away a game every day between now and the 7th of January. There are obviously big savings, too, and you can get a 10$ coupon to use on anything above 15$. Check it out and grab those games if you’re interested!
That’s it for this week’s news. Check back next week for more, my dudes, and have a great weekend!