Destiny 2 vaulting, Sonic LEGOs, Riot Games’ lawsuit, a new Remedy game, and more in gaming news today.
New Year’s is right around the corner, but there’s still plenty of time for gaming news before 2021 ends. The last Tuesday of the month brings some info about the upcoming Destiny 2 expansion The Witch Queen, news about a partnership between Remedy and Tencent, and a Sonic the Hedgehog LEGO set. We also have the result of the Riot gender discrimination lawsuit and a new list that reveals the most popular video game consoles in Japan. Here’s are the biggest stories from Tuesday, December 28, 2021.
A Bungie developer known as Spawnling on Reddit outlined everything leaving Destiny 2 when Witch Queen launches next February. The Destiny Content Vault was introduced at the start of the previous expansion, Beyond Light, as a way to excise content from the game in an effort to shrink the game’s file size and cut back on development time. According to Spawnling, All of the seasonal content from Beyond Light will go away, including the various wings of the H.E.L.M. but not the Prismatic Recaster or the Umbral Encoder. Presage and Harbinger will be vaulted along with the Tangled Shore and the Forsaken campaign.
Control developer Remedy announced today that the studio has partnered with Tencent to license and distribute its upcoming free-to-play co-op shooter, Vanguard, in “selected Asian markets”. Tencent will co-finance the game and develop a mobile version of Vanguard that it will develop separately.
The new Sonic the Hedgehog Green Hill Zone set has been officially confirmed by LEGO and set for a January 1 release date. The set, which began as a fan submission to the Lego Ideas platform earlier this year, will retail for $69.99. It includes 1,125 pieces and includes Sonic and Dr. Robotnik in his Egg Robot.
League of Legends studio Riot Games has agreed to pay $100 million to current and former employees in a settlement for the 2018 class-action lawsuit for workplace discrimination and harassment. A minimum of $80 million will be paid to current and former employees, including contract workers, while the other $20 million will go towards the plaintiffs’ legal fees. The studio has also agreed to third-party oversight for three years in order to implement workplace reforms and to ensure woman and members of underrepresented communities are part of all employment selection panels.
Finally, Japanese cable network TV Asahi recnetly askeed 50,000 viewers what their favorite game of all time was. The result of the poll was published yesterday, revealing a strong preference for Nintendo games among Japanese viewers. Four of the top ten games were Nintendo titles, with Breath of the Wild taking the top spot. Animal Crossing: New Horizons and Splatoon 2 also made the top ten, so there might be some recency bias at play here. Check here to see the full list.
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