GameSentral Rewind #019: May 28, 2015

Editor’s Note: This is the GameSentral Rewind, a daily recap of the top gaming headlines.

Super Mega Baseball coming to Xbox One, PC this summer

Canadian indie developer Metalhead Software’s Super Mega Baseball, an arcade-style baseball game, will come to Windows and Xbox One this summer, according to the studio.

The port is called Super Mega Baseball: Extra Innings and will contain additional content over the original content over the original PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 versions that debuted in mid-December. In addition to two new stadiums, Metalhead promised “enhanced gameplay” and an “improved baseball simulation” in a press release. The studio will deliver the new content to PS3 and PS4 players with “updates and/or [free] DLC,” according to a Metalhead blog post.

The developer will self-publish Extra Innings on both Xbox One (through the ID@Xbox program) and PC (through Steam).

Bloodborne’s latest patch makes the game easier

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Bloodborne’s latest patch is live and brings a list of changes and tweaks to developer From Software’s action role-playing game – with several of them making players’ journeys through Yharnam easier.

Players will no longer be restricted from joining games based on their relative levels. The optional password system for cooperative multiplayer sessions allows other players to enter the password and join another’s game. If the players fell outside of a certain level range, they couldn’t engage in jolly cooperation. Patch 1.04 abolishes that restriction.

Bloodborne players will also be able to store significantly more consumable items in their coffin-shaped cabinets. The previous limit of 99 Blood Vials and Quicksilver Bullets each has been expanded to 600.

A ShareFactory theme will also be released June 2, according to Sony Entertainment Japan Studio producer Massaaki Yamagiwa.

PlayStation Plus’ June freebies

Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes will lead a lineup of six games available free to PlayStation Plus subscribers during the month of June, according to Sony.

Kojima Productions’ Ground Zeroes and 17-Bits’s Skulls of the Shogun: Bone-A-Fide Edition are the two games on PlayStation 4. The two PlayStation Vita titles for the month, Honeyslug’s Super Exploding Zoo and MixedBag’s Futuridium EP Deluxe, are also playable on PS4. Rounding out the lineup are Pwnee Studios’ CloudBerry Kingdom and Techland’s Call of Juarez: Gunslinger.

All six games will enter the PlayStation Plus rotation on June 2.

2015-16 are “years of The Witcher” for CD Projekt Red

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CD Project Red, developer of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, plans to focus on the fantasy franchise through next year, according to company CEO Adam Kicinski.

CD Projekt Red will then switch gears to focus on Cyberpunk 2077, a game inspired by the Cyberpunk series of pen and paper role-playing games revealed in 2012.

“We hope and we are certain that Cyberpunk has even bigger commercial potential. It’s too early to talk about it, though. This year and the next one will be the years of The Witcher.

“Sales of the third part will be many times higher than with our earlier games. Preorders indicate this.”

-Adam Kicinski, CD Projekt Red CEO

Double Fine regains Iron Brigade rights, releases new Steam update

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Double Fine Productions, developer of Broken Age, Psychonauts and Brutal Legend, has regained the rights to publish its World War I tower defense shooter Iron Brigade, according to the company.

The developer also acquired Iron Brigade’s intellectual property rights from publisher Microsoft.

Celebrating the acquisition, Double Fine released a new update for the Windows version on Steam, adding Steamworks-based matchmaking and ditching Games for Windows Live support.

“The great thing about this change is that now there are no obstacles to us creating the best possible experience for players. We have fixed all known issues as well as provided a great matchmaking experience for multiplayer. Vlad and his Monovision Menace are on the move again! In the best possible way!”

-Brad Muir, Iron Brigade creator

 

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