Released on September 13, Borderlands 3 has sold-in over five million units within its first five days of launch, outselling its predecessor Borderlands 2 by 50%. It's worth noting that the looter-shooter has already become 2K's highest-selling PC title.
The game design contest was created to highlight how 5G cellular technology could enhance mobile games. Verizon and the NFL teamed up to create the yearlong competition, while Playcrafting ran the event.
The early release of Apple's subscription gaming service came as a surprise to Simogo, the developer behind Sayonara Wild Hearts. According to Twitter posts, the indie dev was unaware that Apple Arcade would launch ahead of its planned September 19 release date, and it's not sure if the version currently available is the final build.
Valve has made significant algorithmic changes to its Steam storefront in order to tackle its long-standing issues that make it hard for users to discover off-the-beaten-path titles. The update provides 'more precision and diversity' when recommending new games to users.
The monthly report from the NPD group showed significant drops in game hardware and software sales compared to August 2018. Madden '20 was the best seller of the month, while five Switch exclusives made it into August's top ten.
The report was compiled by No More Robots, the publisher behind Descenders and Hypnospace Outlaw. Omitting AAA titles and some of the lowest-visibility games, the report paints a grim picture for struggling game devs releasing PC games on Steam.
Questions about Steam's stance on release parity arose after a tweet from Glass Bottom Games founder Megan Fox. As she points out, other storefronts often offer some sort of compensation for parity, rather than making it a standard part of the contract.
Taimanin Asagi was meant to be a four-episode Steam release, but those plans have been scrapped as Valve removed the game's store page in advance of the game's episodic release. The extreme adult visual novel contains explicit material, including non-consensual sex.
MWMi, a branch of the Madison Wells Media entertainment company, will continue its VR efforts while working with developers to publish new video games. First up is Creature in the Well, a pinball-inspired dungeon crawler from indie dev Flight School.
In a lean quarter for new releases, gamers engaged with established franchises like Mortal Kombat and Harry Potter, unsurprisingly. However, new IP like Days Gone and Trover Saves the Universe also had a notable impact on the ongoing conversation.