Gaming News Roundup – June 26: PS4 Holding Out On Cross-Play, Gaming Disorder, Bethesda Vs. Westworld
Gaming News Roundup – June 26
PS4 Doesn’t Allow Cross-Play For Fortnite
When Fortnite was announced for the Switch during E3, a lot of its players were very excited to link their Epic account and continue their Battle Royale games on-the-go. Quite a few of those players were met with a very upsetting message on the screen when they attempted to link their Epic account that happened to be linked to their PS4. Unfortunately, if you played Fortnite, or any game that used an Epic account, on your PS4, you will not be able to use that account for cross-play on the Fortnite Switch. This isn’t the case with Xbox or PC, you’re free to use the same Epic account if you’re coming from those platforms, but PS4 is not allowing it, and they’re rightfully getting quite the backlash from it. Hopefully, Sony changes their mind in the future because this is not a good look for the company.
Life is Strange 2 Gets A Release Date
Life is Strange 2 has been in development for a few years and Dontnod is finally gearing up to continue the main series. The first episode is set to release on September 27th. We’re unsure if the episode are going to be released at the same frequency as the first game, where an episode was released every other month. Enjoy this short teaser they released to announce the release date, it features a backpack and literally nothing else.
Bethesda Vs. Westworld
A new mobile game adaptation of the show Westworld has come out and is now being sued by Bethesda over its similarities to their game Fallout Shelter. Not only does the game look exactly like Fallout Shelter, just with a Westworld coat of paint, but it also uses the exact same code, even down to the bugs and glitches the game has. Bethesda has decided to take Warner Bros. to court and we’ll keep you updated on how this goes.
Gaming Disorder Declared Real?
The WHO has now classified addiction to gaming as a mental disorder. For the time being, this doesn’t really mean anything. You’re not going to be able to call of work citing that you just have to get through this quest in Breath of the Wild just yet. This will not be officially published until May 2019 and no policies will be taking effect until 2022. Still, not every researcher is as convinced as others, so this is still an ongoing conversation. Obviously, this is a bit ridiculous and it shows that gaming still has some way to go to be as accepted as other forms of media, like movies and music.
That’s the news for this week! Upset about Sony holding out on cross-play? Have some opinions about gaming becoming a mental disorder? Let us know below! In case you missed our coverage of E3, click here for a refresher of all of the conferences. As always, be sure to come back next week for another gaming news roundup!