Gaming News Roundup – July 3: Mario Remakes, Steam Refunds, FNAF 6
Miyamoto Doesn’t Want Mario Remakes
With the way the gaming landscape has been for a few years, with so many remakes or remasters coming, one would be inclined to think that even gaming’s biggest character would eventually have one of his classic adventures re-released in some form. It looks like that won’t be the case according to Mario’s creator and legendary game designer, Shigeru Miyamoto. In an interview with IGN, he expressed how he’s much more focused on creating something new rather than recreating something old.
“I don’t really feel like I want to remake any of them,” Miyamoto said. It’s more natural to always create new mechanics and new games”.
“So we’ve been making Mario games for over 30 years, and through that process, we’ve made changes to the games. Some games tended to be a little bit harder, and a little bit harder to play, and then so we teeter back to make it accessible to all kinds of gamers, and then we go back the other way,” Miyamoto went further. “It’s been kind of a give and take in that way.”
Watch Dogs 2 Adds a 4-Player Mode
Looks like a new party mode is being added to Watch Dogs 2 (A game that should’ve sold more and you should definitely play). It’s apparently in celebration of the 4th of July. It also looks to be primarily free roaming, which makes sense seeing as all of the co-op missions were made to be for two players. You can see the trailer for it here.
Five Nights At Freddy’s Creator Burnt Out
With how many FNAF games have come out in such a short timespan, it looks like creator, Scott Cawthon, is under a lot of pressure working on the 6th main series installment. In a Steam post, he reveals to fans that he is no longer working on FNAF 6.
“So, after giving this a lot of thought; I’ve decided that I’m going to stop working on it. I’m not going to reveal anything else about what the game was, and I’ve asked other people involved to never divulge anything either. It’s just not going to be talked about.
Does this mean that I’m going to stop working on games altogether? No, that’s not what it means at all. It just means that I want to get back to what made game-making enjoyable in the first place. It also doesn’t mean that I’m abandoning FNaF. In fact, the first game that I’d like to make would be something for you guys. Remember Foxy Fighters from Update 2? I loved working on that game. It was a lot of fun, and it took a lot of the pressure off me knowing that it was just for the fans of the games. That’s the kind of project that I’d like to work on again. Maybe I’ll try my hand at a pizzeria tycoon game, who knows. The point is that it would be something for fun, and something for the fans. :)”
Game developing is hard, especially when you’re working on an entire series by yourself. Hopefully he gets well soon.
Steam Refunds Skyrocket During Steam Sale
So during the Steam summer sale, most people buy games they know they’ll never get to, it’s basically tradition. With Steam refunds now being an option, it seems that a lot of people are feeling buyer’s remorse. Recently, Steam got over 205,000 refund requests in a day. Now before you gasp at that number, here’s another wild statistic, early access title, Rust, was refunded 329,970 times over the course of the summer sale, totaling $4.3 million. It looks like the tradition of buying games you won’t play just because it’s on sale is over. RIP fiscal irresponsibility.
That’s the news for this week, be sure to come back next week for another news roundup.