The news of the week (#18 2022)

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One of the news of the year came on Monday morning, when Embracer announced a deal with Square Enix to buy the Crystal Dynamics, Eidos Montréal and Square Enix Montréal studios, as well as the Tomb Raider, Deus Ex, Thief and Legacy of Kain for $300 million. Continuing with the numbers, Newzoo says that the video game market will generate revenue of 203.1 billion dollars in 2022 and part of it will be provided by Genshin Impact, whose mobile version grosses 1 billion dollars each semester.

In the new titles section we have Warcraft Arclight Rumble, an action and strategy game for mobile phones, and Off The Grid, a cyberpunk battle royale that has the creative vision of Neill Blomkamp and a script by Richard K. Morgan (Altered Carbon ). On the other hand, there is already a date for Redout II (May 26) and The Day Before, which is delayed to March 1, 2023. In the section of games already available we have the cinematographic adventure of Trek to Yomi and the tactical RPG by turns Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate – Daemonhunters.

On the Internet, Movistar has said goodbye to Fusion to welcome miMovistar, which promises to offer more flexible rates. For their part, Apple, Google and Microsoft have outlined a future without passwords thanks to support for FIDO credentials. In technology we have discovered the Meta roadmap in which there are up to four new virtual reality headsets, while VESA has announced the adaptive refresh standards AdaptiveSync for games and MediaSync for multimedia.

Nintendo

MicrosoftCrystal Dynamics will continue to work on Perfect Dark.Trek to Yomi, Loot River, Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising and NBA 2K22 join the Game Pass catalog.Clippy sneaks into the second season of Halo Infinite.
Sony Blasphemous, Soulcalibur VI, and Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 join PS Now. Unpacking for PS4 and PS5 will be available on May 10.
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Cross-Platform Embracer buys Crystal Dynamics, Eidos and their portfolio of IPs including Tomb Raider, Deus Ex, Thief and Legacy of Kain. Square Enix will continue to publish Western games and the studio sale will help it invest in blockchain. August. Redout II and its anti-gravity races will be available on May 26. Launch trailer for Trek to Yomi, a cinematic action-adventure influenced by Akira Kurosawa’s films. Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake moves to Ubisoft Montreal .Sifu hits stores in physical format and receives its first content update.Furi will arrive on PS5 on May 17 along with additional Onnamusha content.The director of Hitman 3 leads the development of Crysis 4.The Guillemot family could be associated with a investment fund to acquire Ubisoft. Activision says Call of Duty Vanguard fell short of expectations due to its setting and lack of innovation. Haden Blac kman, founder of Hangar 13 (Mafia III), leaves the studio.NetEase opens its first team in the United States.Hitman 3 delays the release of Freelancer, a mode with roguelike elements, to the second half of the year.Announced Off The Grid , a narrative-focused cyberpunk battle royale with the creative vision of Neill Blomkamp. The Summer Game Fest 2022 event will be held on June 9 at 8:00 p.m. The video game market will exceed 200,000 million dollars for the first time in revenue in 2022. Deliver Us Mars provides an overview of the story in its first development diary. Retro action RPG Souldiers delays its release to June 2. People Can Fly states that in 2021 Outriders had not yet turned a profit. Outward: Definitive Edition will be released on May 17. Tencent defends the consolidation of the video game industry and maintains that it is good for the player.
Technology/InternetDisney+ premieres Obi-Wan Kenobi, Stranger Things returns to Netflix and Night Sky debuts on Prime Video.The European Commission accuses Apple of restricting competition for limiting the use of NFC in Apple Pay.The European Commission is studying whether the technology giants they must contribute to the cost of networks. Meta plans four new virtual reality headsets, including two Quest models. Samsung advances mobiles with 1 TB of storage and internal memory twice as fast thanks to UFS 4.0 chips. VESA announces its refresh standards adaptive: AdaptiveSync for games and MediaSync for multimedia.Telefónica launches miMovistar, more flexible and customizable rates to replace Fusión.Apple, Google and Microsoft will offer access to their services without the need for passwords.WhatsApp is updated with support for 2 GB files, reactions in comments and groups of 512 people. Nvidia receives a fine for hiding the impact of cryptocurrency mining on its business graphics card deal.