Final Fantasy Vii Remake

18 Jun 19
VentureBeat
The Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) drew more than 66,000 people to the Los Angeles Convention Center last week. But the real battle for attention happens on social media, where the goal is to steal the minds of millions of gamers around the world. Twitter measured the activity on its social network and found that people tweeted the most about Nintendo (@NintendoAmerica), Xbox Studios (@Xbox), Sony Interactive Entertainment, (@Playstation), Square Enix (@SquareEnix), and Bethesda (@Bethesda). The funny part, of course, is that Sony chose not to exhibit at E3 this year. In past years, the Entertainment Software Association (ESA), which puts on the show, said that more than a billion impressions are up for grabs at E3. Fortnite booth at E3 2019 As for the games, the most-tweeted-about-newly-announced games were Final Fantasy VII Remake (@finalfantasyvii), CyberPunk2077 (@cyberpunkgame), Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 (@ZeldaOfficialJP), Animal Crossing: New Horizons (@NintendoAmerica), and Marvel’s Avengers (@PlayAvengers). The gaming conversation on Twitter comes from all around the globe, and it was no different during E3. These were the countries that Tweeted the most about the event: United States, Japan, United Kingdom, Spain, and France. Bethesda event at E3 2019 During E3 itself last week, the most-tweeted-about games were Pokemon (@Pokemon), Fortnite (@FortniteGame), Splatoon (@SplatoonJP), Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (@SmashBrosJP), and Apex Legends (@PlayApex). These were the moments that generated the most conversation on Twitter: Fans tweeting about their favorite announcements from Nintendo’s livestream Keanu Reeves showing up at #XboxE3 for CyberPunk 2077 The announcement of Final Fantasy VII Remake & Marvel’s The Avengers game at the Square Enix press conference Keanu Reeves is in Cyberpunk 2077. In addition to being some of the most-discussed topics on Twitter, @Bethesda, @EA, @Nintendo, @SquareEnix, @Ubisoft, and @Xbox were all the No. 1 worldwide trend on Twitter during their respective E3 press conferences. The event itself — using hashtags #E3 and #E32019 — was also a top trend on Twitter last week. Hosted by @GeoffKeighley, @E3 brought their E3 Coliseum Live to Twitter for the first time ever, featuring exceptional guests including Elon Musk and Jack Black. “If you’re trying to figure out what others love, but you don’t love it, it’s very hard to make that great. So when you work on something, if you fall in love with it, that’s a good sign. Don’t worry about if others do. If you do, others will.” – @elonmusk at #e3 2019 pic.twitter.com/DXRD2VXd2p — Geoff Keighley (@geoffkeighley) June 14, 2019 Here’s some popular tweets below. Thank you @CyberpunkGame and @TwitterGaming for the swag and gift. This game is gonna rock this world https://t.co/hDhT2uaCRF pic.twitter.com/PB18hjZ2Lw — Sari Smadi (@SariSmadi) June 12, 2019 Even though the show floor closed on Thursday, there was still plenty of action in Los Angeles, with the Fortnite Summer Block Party & Call of Duty World League Anaheim taking place over the weekend. We are LIVE at the #SummerBlockParty! Tune in to watch all of the action and cheer on your favorite squad. https://t.co/F0UsuLQKO2 — Fortnite (@FortniteGame) June 15, 2019 Championship Sunday is live at CWL Anaheim! Watch the top Call of Duty teams compete for the trophy live on Twitter. Follow us for all of the highlights and updates. https://t.co/jCoHhfEeZl — Call of Duty World League (@CODWorldLeague) June 16, 2019 The Celebrity Pro-AM is starting soon. Tune in to catch all of the craziness live! https://t.co/nDh4ossI2J — Fortnite (@FortniteGame) June 16, 2019
18 Jun 19
CD-ROM Fossil

Image: Two Games that are fairly difficult to give an accurate valueWritten by: Elijah Moon Blackwell Are retro video game prices too high? Is the market crashing? If you do a quick Google search for “retro video game prices,” you’ll find a wide array of answers. There is no reason to point to specifics; it’s […]

18 Jun 19
CLARET AND BLUE PIXELS

Well that’s it until June the 9th next year, E3 has come and gone and its been interesting to say the least. If you want a recap of my conference reviews, they are all below PART 1: Google PART 2: Electronic Arts PART 3: Microsoft PART 4: Bethesda, Ubisoft & Square Enix PART 5: Nintendo […]

18 Jun 19
GATADAME

The 2019 edition of the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) took place in Los Angeles from June 11 to 13. As most gamers know, E3 is one of the most prominent gaming events in the world. I’m pretty active on Twitter and every day I see E3 2019 on Twitter trending with hundreds of thousands of […]

18 Jun 19
GeekandGear.com

The Best Gaming PC Deal of 2019. Want more deals? Join the IGN Deals Newsletter. By Eric Song and IGN Staff Welcome to IGN’s Daily Deals, your source for the best deals on the stuff you actually want to buy. If you buy something through this post, IGN may get a share of the sale. […]

18 Jun 19
Der Göhrener Gamer

It’s that time of year where large, multinational video game companies gather to celebrate themselves and show their work. They reveal footage of games coming in the next 12 – 6 months and tease logos and cinematics of current projects at lengthy press conferences packed with cheering fans–some genuine and some who might happen to […]

18 Jun 19
VentureBeat
For the first time since 2015, the United States is the top gaming market in the world. So says market research research firm Newzoo in its 2019 Global Games report, which it published today. It will be the first time since 2015 that the U.S. has been the No. 1 country, and this forecast isn’t just because of the 2018 freeze on gaming licenses in China. It’s will also be because of PlayStation and Xbox. “It’s a combination of both: new console users and, in general, massive growth in console spending boosting the U.S. market. About 50% of the U.S.’s games revenues come from console,” senior market analyst Tom Wijman said over email. “Additionally, the Chinese licensing freeze impacting the domestic market, indeed.” Highlights from the report include: 2019 will see the global game market hit revenues of $152.1 billion, which is an increase of 9.6% from 2018. Forty-five percent of this will come from mobile, which is the largest segment in the gaming market. U.S. will be the No. 1 gaming market at $36.9 billion in 2019. This will be the first time that China hasn’t been the top market since 2015. Asia-Pacific will remain the top market at $72.2 billion, and this is up 7.6% from 2018. It’s 47% of global revenue. The game market is healthy, showing growth in every segment. Consoles lead the way for U.S. Newzoo forecasts a 13.4% growth for consoles in 2019. Part of this comes from the launches of the Project Scarlett (the codename for the new Xbox) and the expected release of a new PlayStation console from Sony. Nintendo may also put out new versions of the Switch, its successful hybrid console. Wijman said this big number is about more than new boxes. “It’s expected spend on newly released games, mostly in the first half of 2019, plus added revenue from new console users due to the battle royale hype,” Wijman said. So the likes of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds and Fortnite will still move systems, but Newzoo also see new models, like cloud gaming, boosting revenues. The PC, it turns out, doesn’t play much of a role in the U.S. overtaking China in this forecast. “Almost none,” Wijman said. “Growth in PC spending is largely flat compared to other segments. And PC spending was less impacted by the freeze due to the relative long lifespan of PC games — the most popular PC games in China were already approved a while ago.” Problems in Big China? The freeze in game licenses in 2018 hurt the Chinese market, providing a chance for the U.S. to pull ahead of it. Newzoo also says that efforts to limit screen time for children will also have an impact. It is in Tencent’s interest right now to expand beyond Chinese borders, so we do expect the company to capitalize on opportunities when they present themselves. Due to the continued cash flow from its activities in China, it’s certainly in a position to do so. South of the border Newzoo projects Latin America to grow 11.1% year-over-year to $5.6 billion, and it’s now the fast-growing market in the world, with a compound annual growth rate of 10.4% (for the years 2018-2022, Newzoo reported). “Growth will mostly come from mobile gaming. There is an active PC player community in the region already, but we have little reason to assume that the community will experience much growth in the coming years,” Wijman said. Part of this is coming from better infrastructure in Latin America. But people there, just like everywhere else in the world, love games. And the Latin American developer scene is coming together in recent years. The world in your pocket Despite the strength of console gaming in the U.S., mobile gaming remains the biggest market in the world — forecast to bring in $68.5 billion in 2019. That’s an incredible 45% of the global market. And 80% of that $68.5 billion comes from smartphone games Newzoo also forecasts that mobile will continue to grow, widening its share over PC in the coming years, but console’s share will remain static — with new systems coming out, coupled with the strength of Nintendo, this segment is primed to hold its own against mobile. But a hurdle looms — regulation. In the U.S., Congress is considering action against loot boxes, which many mobile games use as part of their monetization schemes. Other nations, such as The Netherlands, have already banned loot boxes because they’re too much like gambling. PC gaming: ‘bedrock of innovation’ PC gaming will grow 4% to $35.7 billion, but this is offset by a big dip in browser games — a 15.1% drop from 2018 to $3.5 billion.  “PC gaming is the bedrock of innovation in the gaming industry, but is by comparison far more difficult to get into than consoles and mobile gaming. Mobiles are ubiquitous nowadays and top-of-the-line consoles are still far cheaper than proper gaming PCs. New players, especially younger generations, are not as exposed to PC gaming. Live services have also been the norm for the most popular PC games for many years now — League [of Legends], Dota 2, [Counter-Strike: Global Offensive], etc. The esports scenes for those games is also what keeps PC growing, as PC gaming still provides the best experiences for those competitive games. Remaking history Newzoo points out that nostalgia is a big selling point in 2019. But this goes beyond the strong sales we see in long-lived franchises such as Mario and Pokémon. Publishers are finding that not only are rereleases doing well but full remakes are hot sellers as well. “New games in the franchise have always sold well, that’s certainly true. However, what we see now, more than in the past, is not new games in a franchise but rereleases or even full remakes of the same games that drove that popularity in the first place,” Wijman said. “Not only that, but also breathing new life into franchises that were not prominent anymore, such as Spyro and Crash Bandicoot. With the mini-consoles we even see nostalgia for old hardware, though even that is because most of these games are hard to find and play, legally, nowadays.” Genesis Mini. And we’ll likely see this success from blistering sales for Final Fantasy VII Remake and Warcraft III. Newzoo also suggests that remaking older games can reignite interest in the franchise as a whole, sparking sales and engagement for other entries in the ol’ back catalog. And it helps gets younger audiences into these old, established brands — as I’ve seen first-hand with my children, who already love Final Fantasy after seeing the remasters on Sony and Nintendo platforms. But don’t expect the Capcom and Sega mini-consoles to sell as well as Nintendo’s NES and SNES Classic boxes did. Wijman doesn’t see them doing as well, but he doesn’t see them being a flop, either. “[There won’t be] a flop, but likely for a niche audience. The NES and SNES mini had the benefit of being among the first mini-consoles and having franchises like Mario on there. Sega’s franchises — while popular — do not have as big an audience [as Nintendo’s],” Wijman said. “The same applies for Capcom’s upcoming home arcade system.” Cloudy skies? Google has a few colors for its Stadia controllers. As a trend, Newzoo is hot on cloud gaming. The tech behind it is better established than when the likes of OnLive began making waves a decade ago. But those waves crashed because of the cost of broadband and infrastructure. With offerings like Microsoft Azure, Amazon Cloud Services, and Google Cloud, servers aren’t the problem. It’s the cost and accessibility of broadband that’s the biggest hurdle for the likes of Google Stadia and Project xCloud. The rollout of 5G will help, but especially in the U.S, providers such as Comcast are a problem thanks to their data caps and high prices. It’s a concern. “Definitely in the U.S., if not addressed properly. We expect that Google at least will get to some kind of agreement with major ISPs, perhaps having a separate cap for cloud gaming or more lenient data caps for those that subscribe to Stadia,” Wijman said. Google also runs Fiber, its broadband service, but that’s in few areas, and it doesn’t look like it’s expanding it any time soon.
18 Jun 19
Data-Labor-Technology

Nintendo, Final Fantasy VII Remake and Pokemon kept Twitter users’ thumbs moving during the Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles last week. Twitter said the most-tweeted-about game publishers during E3 were: Nintendo Xbox Studios Sony Interactive Entertainment Square Enix Bethesda Game Studios The most-tweeted-about newly announced games were: Final Fantasy VII Remake CyberPunk2077 Legend of…

18 Jun 19
JurnalGame

Final Fantasy VII Remake memang termasuk game trend yang akan dirilis untuk PlayStation 4, namun sudah bisa dipastikan kalau beberapa game kelanjutannya akan dirilis di konsol generasi penerus. Untuk membuat fondasi yang nantinya bisa kembali dimanfaatkan dalam proses pengembangan, Square Enix sebenarnya sudah menjadikan Final Fantasy VII Remake sebagai game yang menyentuh kualitas next-gen. Bukti […]

18 Jun 19
baby care

Square Enix President Says Final Fantasy VII Remake Has Been Developed with Cross-Gen in Mind Click above to read the full article. #Technology

18 Jun 19
Newsy Today

CLOSE If you have to try to keep up with the best video gaming offer, you will want to think of these titles when they are sent. Marc Saltzman, for USA TODAY Gamers, get your thumb ready. If E3 2019 is an indication, you must set them aside for upcoming titles, for each gaming platform. […]

18 Jun 19
MarrowOchi

So this year’s E3 has finally come and gone, and I’m kind of in the middle. This year wasn’t fantastic, but really, it hasn’t been fantastic in a long time now. Maybe that’s because I’ve never had the pleasure of being there in person yet, and instead get the trickled down information from everyone else. […]

18 Jun 19
Metro
Final Fantasy VII Remake – show-stealing graphics? The morning Inbox updates its predictions for Smash Bros. Ultimate’s final DLC fighters, as a reader adds going to E3 to their bucket list. To join in with the discussions yourself email gamecentral@ukmetro.co.uk   [metro-fact-box title=”Visual appeal” colour=”grey” icon=”no-icon”] Although I agree Cyberpunk 2077 is the other main contender I have to say that Final Fantasy VII Remake is easily the most impressive game I saw at E3, in terms of just graphics. It’s not just that it looked great, which it did, but that it looked exactly what I imagined a remake looking like. Even what I imagined future games looking like when I played the original, based on its cut scenes. Whatever else they get right or wrong about the game I think Square Enix has done a phenomenal job in terms of the visual design and they way they’ve presented everything. While some people are saying they’re cooling a little on Cyberpunk I couldn’t be more hyped about Final Fantasy VII Remake and am even considering pre-order the collector’s edition, which I never do. Graphics don’t make a game but when you know the underlying game is already great then they sure do help to make it even better. I’m not sure what would come third though really. Maybe Ghost Recon: Breakpoint? Serj GC: Breakpoint had some very nice grass. [/metro-fact-box]   [metro-fact-box title=”Fortnite kids” colour=”grey” icon=”no-icon”] Am I the only one that had no idea what was going on in the Halo Infinite trailer? I mean, obviously that guy was waking up the Chief (how many times have we seen that in Halo trailer?) but what particular Halo was that that was blown up and what was the story at the end of Halo 5? Was his even a sequel to 5? I played the game but I remember very little other than you didn’t get to play as the Chief much and that other guy was chasing him. I think Microsoft is banking way too much on nostalgia for Halo (and Gears Of War) when really it isn’t old enough for people to have really ‘forgotten’ about it and getting all misty-eyed when it’s brought back. If it still plays like Halo (which I hope) I don’t see Fortnite kids being interested in it, which only leaves older games who already like it to buy it out of a sense of tradition. It’s not like it’s even going to be the only game in town as a Project Scarlett launch title, since it’s also on Xbox One. I feel Microsoft should’ve done what they did with the original Halo and launch the new console with a brand new game. Perhaps they will, but that’s not the impression they’re giving. I’m just not sure Halo’s ever going to be as big as it was again. Maester [/metro-fact-box]   [metro-fact-box title=”Final two” colour=”grey” icon=”no-icon”] Now that we know three of the five DLC characters for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate I looked back at some of the previous rumours and tried to find one that fit… but couldn’t. The closest is one from January which seemed to know about Joker ahead of time and predicted Dragon Quest. However, it didn’t mention Banjo Kazooie and instead said Steve from Minecraft. I still think that would’ve made more sense/been more interesting but I wonder if the plans were changed relatively late in the day? Which could still mean that Ryu Hayabusa from Ninja Gaiden and Doomguy from Doom could be the final two. If Banjo Kazooie isn’t out until this winter than you’re not getting the other two until next year, which leaves plenty of time to announce the Ninja Gaiden game that was apparently going to tie into the character. That does mean Doom Eternal will have been out for a while by that point though, which makes me think Doomguy is less likely. Personally I’m just hoping for anyone without a sword as I’m getting sick of them. I know Dragon Quest is big in Japan, but I couldn’t care less about it – especially as its characters just look interchangeable with Fire Emblem. Gidorah [/metro-fact-box]   E-mail your comments to: gamecentral@ukmetro.co.uk   [metro-fact-box title=”Pulling the trigger” colour=”grey” icon=”no-icon”] The one thing I’m still not clear on with Nintendo’s current plans is where the new hardware revisions fit in. There have been so many rumours I can’t believe they’re not real and yet obviously they didn’t announce them and it would be really weird to do so just a couple of months after E3. Does that mean they’re not coming out this year but will be out next year? I thought they were going to be out for this Christmas? I know we’ve just had reason number one never to try and predict Nintendo but I’m really not sure what to do because, gulp, I don’t actually have a Switch yet! I want to get one but I have terrible luck with buying new consoles just before a new model is announced. Is there any reliable rumour on what’s happening? Maus GC: None that we’d use as advice on whether to buy now or wait till later, sorry. [/metro-fact-box]   [metro-fact-box title=”Course correction” colour=”grey” icon=”no-icon”] I’ll wait and see when they release the new demo footage to the public but I’ll say I’m certainly less hyped about Cyberpunk 2077 now than I was. Some of that is just natural cynicism settling in, but the worries about combat and AI bugs has made me realise that the game is not infallible, which is how it seemed last year. The Keanu Reeves get was a masterstroke but beyond that they didn’t really announce much and the demo suddenly sounded a lot more like Deus Ex than before, and that game had quite good combat so there’s actually some competition to be had there. It might before the best though as hopefully the slightly negative turn will prevent CD Projekt from sitting on their laurels and we’ll get a game just as good as we were hoping in the end. Bendu [/metro-fact-box]   [metro-fact-box title=”Half and half” colour=”grey” icon=”no-icon”] I agree that Nintendo certainly had one of the best showings at E3, but it does seem very strange to me how uneven their schedules are becoming. This is two years in a row now they’ve had virtually nothing out in the first half of the year and saved everything from the second half. Last year that was really only two major games and this year it’s a really impressive line-up that could easily have been stretched out across the whole year. We’ll never know, I suppose, but I’m guessing that was not on purpose and they’re simply releasing stuff as soon as it’s finished, while still maintaining quality by delayed games where necessary (Animal Crossing). What’s interesting is they still have quite a bit in reserve too, including Metroid Prime 4, Bayonetta 3, and now Zelda: Breath Of The Wild 2. Both of which are hardcore releases so they must have at least as many more casual friendly games ready as well. I wonder what they’d be though? There’s not many obvious one left once you count the delayed Animal Crossing. I hope burning through their normal franchises relatively quickly will lead to some brand new ones as well. Although I’ve just realised that Splatoon 3 is probably inevitable for an annoucement at this point. But I’m okay with that too. Gifford [/metro-fact-box]   [metro-fact-box title=”Queues for queues” colour=”grey” icon=”no-icon”] Thanks for the E3 coverage, GC. Although once again it makes me wish I could visit in person. Although maybe not this year, I guess, as it wasn’t exactly a full house. I’m curious what was the most popular game at the show for ordinary people, who I assumed would have to queue up to play the games. It seems weird that the show is mostly press and whatever with just a small percentage of paying guests. I do feel it should be something on my bucket list though. Doko GC: As usual it was Nintendo, who had queues to queue up for the actual queue. (Paying to go to E3 seems like madness to us, given how expensive it is and how much queuing is involved for so little gameplay.) The most popular individual game was probably Borderlands 3, which had a huge stand right at the front of the main hall. [/metro-fact-box]   Catch up on every previous Games Inbox here   [metro-fact-box title=”In reserve” colour=”grey” icon=”no-icon”] With a big PlayStation 4 back catalogue to keep me busy, and thanks to Microsoft practically giving it away, I have PC and console Game Pass until 2020 and I’ve decided I’m going to try to not spend a penny on gaming now until I pick up a next gen console. I never play online with my PlayStation 4 so won’t even bother to renew my PS Plus subscription. It’s not just saving money but it’d be nice to hold the last batch of this gen games like Cyberpunk 2077, The Last Of Us Part II, Death Stranding, and Ghost Of Tsushima for the lean opening years of a new console. Also, hopefully they will run better if even half of the PlayStation 5 backwards compatible performance enhancing features are true. Or they will all get next gen version like GTA V, but it would be nice if the PlayStation 5 could just utilise the assets that are already there like Xbox One X can. I think it’s Oblivion where the Xbox One X, and maybe the Xbox One S, display textures that were part of the original game but the Xbox 360 wasn’t powerful enough to implement them and run well. I also intended to finally pick up a big 4K telly with the next gen console, so it’ll nice to first experience a game like Cyberpunk on that. Simundo Jones [/metro-fact-box]   [metro-fact-box title=”Inbox also-rans” colour=”grey” icon=”no-icon”] Do we think Zelda: Breath Of The Wild 2 is going to come out at the end of the Switch’s life and then be a launch title on the Switch 2? You couldn’t fault Nintendo for wanting to repeat that trick. Onibee GC: That seems possible, even though the trailer looked like an ordinary Switch game. Surprised to hear you say you get an interview for Dying Light 2, GC, as I know you haven’t liked Techland’s stuff previously. Can I ask what you thought of it? Dookie GC: We were quite impressed with it actually; they’ve made some smart decisions to improve the flaws of the original. We should have our preview/interview up this week or next. [/metro-fact-box]   [metro-fact-box title=”This week’s Hot Topic” colour=”grey” icon=”exclamation”] With E3 2019 having just finished the subject for this weekend’s Inbox asks what you thought was the best and worst announcements of the show. What do you think was the best game or hardware (or service) reveal and why? And which was the worst? What gameplay footage impressed you the most and which games are you now looking forward to more – or less – than you were before E3? Do you think E3 2019 was a vintage year and what were the best and worst aspects about it? Who do you think ‘won’ E3 and what was the best press conference? Please make sure to label your emails either for the weekday Inbox or Hot Topic, so we know which is which. E-mail your comments to: gamecentral@ukmetro.co.uk [/metro-fact-box]   The small print New Inbox updates appear twice daily, every weekday morning and afternoon. Readers’ letters are used on merit and may be edited for length. You can also submit your own 500 to 600-word 4Player viewer features at any time, which if used will be shown in the next available weekend slot. You can also leave your comments below and don’t forget to follow us on Twitter.
18 Jun 19
Ubergizmo

During E3 2019, Square Enix confirmed that the long-awaited Final Fantasy VII Remake will be released in March 2020. The game is currently expected to be an exclusive to Sony’s PS4, which had some gamers wonder, why should they buy the game if the PS5 is expected to be released in the near future as […]

18 Jun 19

The biggest gaming event of the year just passed, as many of us are excited for some of the games that are coming soon. Here is my list of the best games that I can not wait to play. 21. Trials of Mana (remake) Trials of Mana is an action RPG game by Square Enix. […]