Another week, and the video game news keeps coming. Last time around we learned Final Fantasy 7 was headed to Switch and Xbox, among other things. Here’s what mattered this week.
5. Snapchat Adds Video Games, Original Content to Their Platform
In a “is this even relevant to me?” news, Snapchat is adding video games to their platform. The Snapchat platform over the years has stagnated with increased competition from Instagram, Tiktok, and others, as well as adding “original content” with the platform. In the video game realm, Snapchat has a particular interest in VR, paying Australian gaming company Prettygreat 8.6 million for video game development. It seems in video games news nowadays everyone is getting into original content as the standard for the Internet.
4. Tesla Adds Video Games to Their Hubs
Elon Musk, billionaire, playboy, philanthropist, game junkie, has added a few classics to the Tesla center hub. If you find yourself not looking at your phone at a red light like everyone else on the planet and happen to be in a Tesla, you will soon be able to play 2048 and Super Breakout, Missile Command, Lunar Lander and Centipede. Not that you can, but don’t play and drive.
Video Game News, #3. Games Leaving Xbox Games Pass in May
Xbox gamers with live pass, take note on what’s getting yeeted next month:
- Homefront: The Revolution
- OlliOlli2: XL Edition
- Sonic & Knuckles
- Unmechanical: Extended
2.PS5 Rumor: Changes Coming to Subscribers
Rumors are circulating that a premium-tiered membership for Playstation will be coming to the PS5. From what has been shared so far is that PS Plus Premium will have early accesses, alpha, and beta access to certain games, as well as access to private servers. It’s said that PS5 is shooting for a 2020 release, but like all rumors, take them with a grain of salt.
Video Games News #1. Borderlands Has A September 13th Release
Borderlands 3, one of the most anticipated games of the year, finally has a release date. It is expected to be released September 13th. The last game in the series, Borderlands 2, came out in 2012. Borderlands 2 has sold 41 million copies since its release in 2012, and still has 1 million recurrent players on its servers. That’s not bad for a game that’s six years old. (Of course, there are other spin off games available, but we don’t talk about those.) New vault hunters, a nearly infinite amount of guns. Prepare for mayhem!
That’s it for this week’s video game news. Stay tuned here to That Hashtag Show next week for more, and for all your gaming news and needs!