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Squadron 42 isn’t coming out anytime soon

By Dom Peppiatt, Thursday, 24 December 2020 14:50 GMT Star Citizen developer, Cloud Imperium, has issued a new progress update on the title’s single-player campaign, Squadron 42.The new update from the studio doesn’t make for encouraging reading for anyone expecting to get their hands on the single-player portion of Star Citizen any time soon.Director Chris Roberts posted in a new update on the studio’s blog revealing that Squadron 42 itself is nowhere near complete.“[…] I have decided that it is best to not show Squadron 42 gameplay publicly, nor discuss any release date until we are closer to the home stretch…

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Consumer spending on digital games is up 14% year-over-year

By Stephany Nunneley, Friday, 20 November 2020 20:21 GMT Folks have been spending quite a bit of money on digital games.Consumer spending on digital games is up 14% year-over-year to $10.6 billion according to numbers crunched by Superdata.According to the data, in October, console spending grew the fastest, with earnings from sales up 18% year-over-year (yoy).Mobile earnings were up 15% and digital for PC was up by 10%.Genshin Impact, released on September 28 for PC, mobile, and PS4, was October’s highest-grossing game.FIFA 21 sold 1.5 million digital units with revenue up compared to FIFA 20 launch month digital sales. The…

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Xbox Series X/S supply shortages expected to continue until April 2021, says Microsoft

Microsoft has acknowledged hardware shortages for the Xbox Series S and Xbox Series X may last until well into 2021.Keen gamers around the world have struggled to get their hands on Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S consoles since launch, and it looks like things aren’t going to get any easier for eager consumers any time soon.During last week’s Jefferies Interactive Entertainment Conference (transcribed by Seeking Alpha), Microsoft’s chief financial officer Tim Stuart acknowledged the supply/demand disparity with the new hardware and suggested it’s going to last a while longer yet.“I think we’ll continue to see supply shortages as we…

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PS5 trophies will unlock avatar pictures, profile banners and more

By Dom Peppiatt, Monday, 19 October 2020 18:03 GMT Trophy-hunters, look sharp – a new feature looks set to make PS5 trophies even more valuable than they were on PS4.Over on the PlayStation 4, if you are diligent enough to unlock Platinum trophies, you can unlock bonus themes and avatar pictures for your efforts.Typically, Sony sends an email to the account linked to your PSN, and you can redeem rewards from there. The PlayStation 5 appears to make trophy-based rewards much simpler to claim – and more common, too.During the PlayStation 5 UI video that was shared by the company…

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PS5 release date, price, confirmed games, backwards compatibility – everything we know

The PS5 hits the shelves in just a few weeks, so here’s everything you need to know about it. Over the last few months, more details have emerged about the PS5’s impressive capabilities, such as super-fast loading times thanks to its SSD, crisp 8k resolution and confirmed backwards compatibility for the majority of PS4 games. Since the latest PS5 showcase, Sony has confirmed that there won’t be a Smart Delivery system like Microsoft is offering, but that individual titles such as Marvel’s Avengers will get free upgrades at launch.The PS4 Pro was a decent bridge between last-gen and the next;…