Dark Souls Remastered was set for a May 25 release date across PS4, Xbox One, PC, and Switch, but unfortunately, plans have changed for Nintendo's platform. The remaster of From Software's challenging action game has been delayed on the Nintendo Switch to summer 2018--and yes, sadly, that includes the Solaire of Astora Amiibo, which I'm sure is the real bummer here.
The reason for Dark Souls Remastered's delay was not stated, though we'll be sure to keep you up to date as more information is revealed. The PS4, Xbox One, and PC versions are unaffected, so you can still expect to play them on May 25. The Switch delay headlines today's episode of GameSpot Daily, but we've got a bunch of news coming at you in 30 minutes or less.
PUBG's smaller map is in its second round of testing, and some pretty notable changes have been made. Savage has received three new areas--Banyan Grove, Abandoned Quarry, and Dock--in addition to some adjustments to the blue zone. Presumably to keep the matches going at a fast tick, the blue zone can now calculate and adjust its waiting time based on how many players are left alive. Some of us at GameSpot tried out the changes last night and discovered a new, squeaky door sound effect that's probably one of the worst sounds in a video game ever. Thankfully, the map is pretty fun! There are a bunch of other changes, which we go in-depth on in today's episode.
BioWare general manager Casey Hudson talked about how the lack of Mass Effect: Andromeda DLC helped refocus the studio in making its upcoming game, Anthem. He said that while the team is trying to make something "unlike anything you've ever played," it wants to do it right. And what that means, if done correctly, is that it will still very much feel like a BioWare game.
LawBreakers creator Cliff Bleszinski went on a bit of a tirade on Twitter, accusing Fortnite developer Epic Games of poaching his staff. He even said that there are "plenty of ways" to make his studio's battle royale game Radical Heights its own thing, but he may never get that chance "if Epic keeps doing this." Epic Games has declined our request for comment, but a former Boss Key programmer has spoken out against Bleszinski. We get into what he said in the video above.
Looking forward to the next big release, GameSpot recently interviewed God of War director Cory Barlog and lead level designer Rob Davis. We learned that Kratos's son, Atreus, was at risk of being removed from the game. Due to the development cost, Sony suggested that his role be reduced or cut altogether. Thankfully, Barlog convinced Sony to let the studio keep Atreus. God of War's release date is April 20, and if you've pre-ordered the digital version, you can start pre-loading it today.
And for our last story, we go over the recently announced Mega Drive Mini, which was revealed at Sega Fes 2018. It's a quarter-sized Mega Drive/Genesis console that will have games pre-loaded, much like Nintendo's SNES Classic. There's no word on how many or which games will be included. And while it is is coming out this year, a more specific release date was not revealed--for all we know, this could only come to Japan. We discuss the new mini console in today's Daily.
And that's what you'll find in this episode, but be sure to tune in every day of the week at 11 AM PST/2 PM EST/7PM BST/4 AM AEST for another episode of GameSpot Daily. We cover the most exciting gaming news in 30 minutes or less or we'll be sentenced to a lifetime of hearing PUBG's dang squeaky door noise.
- Dark Souls: Remastered On Nintendo Switch Delayed
- PUBG Savage Map Adds New Areas, Adjusts Bluezone Based On Players Left Alive
- BioWare Boss Talks How Anthem Was Affected By Lack Of Mass Effect: Andromeda DLC
- Fortnite Studio Is Taking My Employees, Radical Heights Dev Says
- God Of War PS4 Almost Didn't Have One Of Its Best, Most Important Characters
- Teen Keeps Playing Fortnite As Real Tornado Closes In