Gaming News for October 2020
Leigh Milner - The developers behind one of the most anticipated games of 2020 have gone into what’s called “crunch”.
CD Projekt Red, who are making Cyberpunk 2077, instigated “mandatory extended work weeks” — so they could complete the game before its release date on 19th November. That’s despite the studio previously pledging not to do exactly that... to get the game finished.
One of the original Facebook games - FarmVille - will stop working at the end of the year. The game... where you build and manage a farm... was once the most popular on Facebook! It’s because “flash player” that allows the game to run… won’t be supported any more. Zynga who manage the game say “As a direct result of Flash’s removal, Facebook will no longer be able to support games that use this technology... and sadly FarmVille is one of those games.”
Several major developers have formed a coalition to fight Apple over its app store policies.
“The Coalition for App Fairness” is made up of members from Spotify, Epic Games and Tinder. It claims Apple "taxes consumers and crushes innovation".
If you want to catch up on the Apple versus Fortnite Drama so far… download the last few episodes of the podcast where we dramatised it…