-It’s been a very slow week of news, I’m afraid.
– Rockstar will be punishing all the people who cheated in Grand Theft Auto Online shortly, although it is unknown how they shall be punsihed. They could be forced into an isolated server, or just simply banned. Rockstar has made it clear that people who received money from the cheaters will not be punished, and any items you may ahve bought with the money will not be removed.
– Valve has ditched the touchscreen on the Steam Controller, going instead for a more traditional D-Pad and buttons. They state that they have done this for two reasons: one for immersitivity, because too many people would be looking at the controller and not the game, and secondly for backwards-compatibility with other titles. I think this is a step in the right direction, especially with valve working on their own Virtual Reality project, and devices such as the Oculus Rift just around the corner.
– Ubisoft are now working on a next-gen Tetris title. Anyone hoping for a game of Tetris: Pirates?
– A Microsoft representative has stated that the spec difference between the Xbox One and the PS4 is minimal, and that games matter most. This has been stated due to a develoepr stating sometime ago that the PS4 had 50% more raw power.
– Nintendo has now slashed it’s predictions for both the Wii U and the 3DS. It has lowered it’s expectations of selling 9 million Wii U’s by March to 2.8 Million, and has lowered it’s 3DS sales predictions from 18 million to 13.5 million. Nintendo is also expecting a full year loss. They were expecting a net profit of 55 billion yen, but are now expecting a net loss of 25 million.
Tune in next Friday (24.01.13) for more news from the Land of Gaming!