The post E3 summer lull is in full effect at TSA towers so I do apologies for the very, very poor quality of today’s Snatch. At least we get to start with something interesting, which is the first-person interactive story thing, The Assembly, which will be landing on PlayStation VR at the end of the year. The game is “inspired by real-world anxieties” and is also out on Oculus Rift and HTC Vive on July 19th.
“In an internal sales representative meeting, someone projected that we would sell close to 100 million Wii U systems worldwide.” – Safe to say that the Wii U failed to live up to expectations then, Nintendo.
Sega have acquired Amplitude Studios! Which sounds like it could be interesting, but it’s a studio called Amplitude, not the studio that made Amplitude. Anyone know what games Amplitude Studios makes? No. Exactly. Move along, nothing to see.
Can someone please write a plug in for Chrome that removes all references to Pokemon Go? I’m stick to death of the bloody thing already, I do not care you just found a SkimpySnarf down in the chilled produce section of Tescos. SHUT. UP.
A bug that stops you getting a trophy on Luftrausers on PlayStation Vita won’t be patched, as the dev says “The code is written for the 2012-2013 PlayStation codebase – we’d have to completely rewrite huge parts of the game.”
We're afraid it is unlikely at this point. We are very sorry about that. Let us know if there's anything else we can do.
— Rami Ismail (@tha_rami) July 12, 2016
HTC are spinning off Vive in to a separate subsidiary, HTC Vive Tech Corporation. This is officially the most boring news I have ever written in the seven years I have been doing News Snatch
The King of Fighters XIV is coming exclusively to PlayStation 4, here are some work in progress screens.
505 Games has signed up OlliOlli devs Roll7 for a game, what that game is, we do not know. I can barely contain my excitement, I am sure you feel the same way.
According to Techland, you can’t have enough zombies. “I think the wealth of zombie games out there actually helps to prove that there is a healthy market for them,” said global marketing director Pawel Kopinski.
“Naysayers frequently talk of over-saturation, yet players are showing their support time and time again for these games. I think a big reason for this is that ‘zombie game’ isn’t a strict genre. It’s a setting or a theme that you can adapt to various game genres. You can have a zombie theme built around an open world title, around shooters, linear narrative driven games, survival games and so on. We saw that the key is to do something unique and well-polished with the setting so you stand out from the crowd.”
Katsuhiro Harada is blaming “SJWs” for Tekken 7 not having swimsuits when it comes to the west. Katsuhiro Harada is a cackspangle of the highest order.
The Tomb Raider movie has a release date, and it is March 16th 2018. How exciting.
Kingdom: New Lands, an upcoming expansion for the IGF nominated game Kingdom, is coming to PC in July! Kingdom: New Lands will also be on console for the first time ever when it hits Xbox One in July as well. Woo!
If you are a member of the Ubisoft Club then you can grab the original Splinter Cell for free, but be quick this is a time limited offer.
Hurrah! Some actual, decent news! Futurlab are working on a PSVR game! Huzzah!
Right, ridiculously excited about our VR game now. It's looking utterly gorgeous. Fans of our work are going to be delighted I think =)
— FuturLab – 注目すべきゲーム開発 (@FuturLab) July 12, 2016
And Finally, Ghostbusters the video game has got a launch trailer. It’s out on Friday and guess when we get a review code? Friday! That bodes well, doesn’t it? I guess it’s got nothing to do with movie as two of the ‘Busters are male, in fact one appears to have been modelled on me.
That’s your lot, the next Snatch will have a guest host as I shall be on my yearly jaunt to Hawaii. See you in August, tara!