It’s that time again folks, at this time I bring you the hottest gaming news that has happened in the last 24 hours. Two of our top stories come from God of War: Ragnarok director Eric Williams, who spoke about potential projects he’d like to take on, as well as the possibility of DLC.
Elsewhere, Sony has finally committed to banning Easy Platinums and Shovelware from the PlayStation Store, and James Cameron reveals that Avatar: The Way of Water needs to do pretty well at the box office to break even. For all the details, just read on.
God of War’s Ragnarok Director Says He’d Love To Make A Castlevania Game
First off, God of War Ragnarok director Eric Williams revealed during a spoilercast with Kinda Funny that he would “love to” make a Castlevania game one day should Konami look for people to license it to. He also called on the Kinda Funny fanbase to help him “make it happen,” but chances are Santa Monica and Williams’ Castlevania dreams will remain just that. On the other hand, stranger things have happened in the gaming industry.
God Of War Ragnarok Director Rules Out Potential DLC
In the same spoilercast, Williams is also asked if Ragnarok could possibly get DLC later, although God of War (2018) didn’t. Unfortunately, Kratos and Atreus’ journey ends in Ragnarok for now, as Williams tells fans that the Santa Monica team put “everything we had” into the main game and shouldn’t count on the game getting DLC. We only have to wait four years for the next installment.
Sony will remove Shovelware and Easy Platinum Games from the PlayStation Store
If you’ve been to the PlayStation Store at all lately, chances are you’ve come across a game or two about some sort of bouncing food, whether it’s the regular or the “Turbo” version. Shovelware has been spiraling out of control on PlayStation, so much so that Sony itself has finally stepped in to clear it up. According to new guidelines sent to developers, Sony will now remove any games that “oversaturate or “spammy” the storefront.” Sorry Stroke The Dog developers, your days are numbered.
Avatar 2 has to be the fourth highest-grossing film of all time just to break even
Avatar: The Way of Water hits theaters next month, and with the very expensive technology needed to produce the film, director James Cameron has stated that the film needs to do as well as the first to avoid a financial disaster to become. According to Cameron, Avatar: The Way of Water needs to be the “third or fourth highest-grossing film in history” to break even. For comparison, Star Wars: The Force Awaken is currently in fourth place, which grossed just over $2 billion.
Bungie is supporting the TransEquality charity following filming in Colorado
Finally, you may have heard of the tragic shooting that took place at the LGBTQ+ nightclub Club Q in Colorado last week that left 5 dead and 17 injured. In an attempt to raise funds for the community, Bungie has announced it will sell the “Bungie’s Pride Pin 2.0,” with 100 percent of profits going to the National Center for Transgender Equality, which seeks to end transgender violence through education and advocacy break up . If you want to show your support, you can purchase a pin here on Bungie’s official storefront.
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