Video game news can come and go pretty quickly. Because of that, it can be pretty hard to keep track of everything. However, here at BagoGames, we’ve got you covered. We’ve rounded up some of the hottest video game news we could find, and curated it here, just for you. This is the biggest gaming news you need to know this week, May 25.
5. Valve To Roll Back Sexual Content Crackdown
Valve is rolling back its sexual content crackdown. At least, that’s according to a number of developers who have been affected by the crackdown. A number of developers have received emails from Valve, informing them that their games are being “re-reviewed.”
While the company hasn’t officially commented on the move, it does come less than a week after they began properly coming down on sexual content. Some of the developers include HuniePot and Lupie Soft, whose games both have sexual imagery. Both developers are keeping fans updated on their specific cases.
4. Take-Two Opens Up About Donald Trump Meeting
Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick has opened up about a meeting the company – as well as several others – had with Donald Trump. The meeting was a response to the Parkland, Florida shooting earlier this year. At the time, Mr. Trump said that violent video games had an impact on the shooting.
Mr. Zelnick has said that Take-Two’s position has never changed on the matter and that the meeting was “interesting.” Furthermore, he said that video games don’t necessarily make people violent. While he hasn’t said much about the Donald Trump meeting, it’s more than others have said.
3. Battlefield V Release Date Confirmed
Electronic Arts has confirmed the release date for Battlefield V, which is coming later this year. The developers also released a teaser trailer for the game, which you can see above. In new and classic multiplayer modes, players can lead their own unique Company. Furthermore, the Company allows players to create and deeply customize their soldiers.
In addition to that, developer DICE has announced that the game won’t have a Season Pass. Instead, the publisher will roll out a regular stream of content updates for the online shooter. This is part of its Tides of War live service.
2. Red Dead Redemption 2 Won’t Be Delayed Again
The Red Dead Redemption franchise has had a history of delays. Red Dead Redemption 2 is proving to be no different. The game has already been delayed several times. However, players won’t have to wait much longer for the game. Back in February, Take-Two Interactive announced an October 26 release date.
Strauss Zelnick, the CEO of Take-Two, reiterated that release date in a recent interview. He also said that it was unfortunate that they had already delayed the game. However, he said that the team behind the game were focused on having it released on October 26.
1. PlayStation 5 At Least Three Years Away
It’s been reported by many that the PlayStation 4 is nearing its end. However, that means that Sony should be focusing on the PlayStation 5, which is good news for fans of the gaming console. With that being said, however, the PlayStation 5 is at least three years away.
According to reporters, in an interview with Bloomberg Japan, Sony’s John Kodera spoke about the possibilities for Sony’s future:
“While he doesn’t use the word ‘PS5’, Kodera says (again) the PS4 entered the final stage of its lifecycle and that Sony will spend the next three years ‘preparing for the future.”
Apple Blocks Valve’s New Steam Link From iOS
Valve’s new Steam Link app will be an Android exclusive. At least, that’s for the time being anyway. According to a statement from Valve, Apple has declined to have the new app in its store. The news comes not long after the company initially accepted it into the store.
The app is supposed to let players stream PC games on their mobiles through Steam.
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