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Bombshell delayed to early 2016 on PC
Bombshell, which was the next Duke Nukem game until a lawsuit forced a name and character change, has been delayed from its original PC launch this month.
Developer Interceptor Entertainment’s Frederik Schreiber said that testing the game turned up too many bugs to be fixed on deadline, or with a launch-day patch. Bombshell will now launch on Windows through Steam and GOG.com on January 29th.
“Over the last several weeks, we’ve been exhaustively testing Bombshell to get it ready for ship. Unfortunately, and honestly, the game isn’t entirely bug free at this point. Our first instinct was to just get this puppy out the door, and that we could fix the remaining issues with a quick patch after launch. But within ten seconds we realized that’s no way to treat paying fans of our games.”
-Frederik Schreiber, Interceptor Entertainment Chief Executive Officer
The game’s PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions were planned to trail the PC release and launch sometime early next year; no word on either when that will be or whether its launch is delayed as the PC edition is fixed.
Bombshell was originally going to launch as Duke Nukem: Mass Destruction, until its announcement early next year brought a lawsuit from Gearbox Software, who bought the rights to the Duke Nukem franchise from original developer 3D Realms in 2010.
Figures: Star Wars Battlefront’s PS4 player base larger than Xbox One, PC’s combined
More people are playing Star Wars Battlefront on PlayStation 4 than on Windows and Xbox One combined, according to a third-party site that tracks server figures for notable Electronic Arts games.
Over the last 24 hours, the game has seen a peak of 188,171 concurrent players on PlayStation 4, according to Player Stats Network, compared to 113,696 for Xbox One and 48,292 for Windows. Those latter two figures are still over 25,000 users short of the PS4’s total.
“We don’t calculate anything ourselves; these are direct numbers for every platform.”
-Player Stats Network
Modder discovers underwater weapon developers left in Fallout 4
Modder xxdeathknight72xx rooting through Fallout 4’s assets found a harpoon gun that hints at an underwater level in the game, either planned and scrapped or coming in DLC.
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Payday 2 developers apologize, reach out to influential players to make amends
Overkill Software will fly a group of modders to their studio, meet with a well-known Payday 2 player, and make other gestures to apologize to the game’s community for how it handled changes to the game.
The promises came in an open letter that formally apologized for “all the distress we’ve caused the past few weeks.”
“We’ve done a lot of things right in the past, but these past few weeks we screwed up. We need to get better at many things, and we will do our best to improve as soon as possible.”
-Almir Listo, Payday 2 producer