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Minecraft comes to China
Minecraft developer Mojang has announced that it’s creating a new version of the smash hit game specifically for the Chinese market through a partnership with Chinese internet company NetEase, known for operating games like World of Warcraft and Hearthstone in China.
“We are excited to bring Minecraft to Chinese audiences, and expect our large online community to embrace this preeminent game. With our deep understanding of the Chinese market and our ability to successfully launch world-renowned online and mobile games, we offer a strong platform for the introduction of Minecraft to China’s vast user base.”
-William Ding; NetEase CEO, founder
The game will launch on PC and mobile devices.
NASCAR Heat Evolution cover star revealed
Carl Edwards will grace the cover of NASCAR Heat Evolution, after finishing first among Toyota’s drivers in Saturday’s NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Heat Evolution will have new AI and Speed Rating systems that adjust the gameplay to your skill level. Additionally, there will be quickplay races, and deeper offerings like Career and Chase, the latter of which challenges drivers to win the Sprint Cup. The game will also feature Challenges, where players attempt to beat real-world NASCAR records.
NASCAR Heat Evolution will launch September 13 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
Uncharted 4 sells 2.7 million copies in its first week
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End has sold over 2.7 million copies worldwide as of May 16, making it the “fastest-selling PlayStation 4 first party title to-date.”