Epic Games appoints Sussman as new President
Adam Sussman, a former executive at athletics and footwear company Nike with over 22 years of experience in the gaming industry, having worked for Zynga, Disney and EA, has now been appointed President of Epic Games, developer of Fortnite, which has remained the world's bestselling game for two consecutive years. Epic Games' new store has also recently emerged as a strong rival to Steam's online store.
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Rayman Legends to be the first in a series of Ubisoft giveaways
The world-famous platformer 'Rayman Legends' is currently free for anyone who wishes to download it. Ubisoft has said that it intends to give away a large number of games over the next few weeks in order to encourage social distancing. The game will be available until April 4th and can be downloaded from the Uplay.
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Epic Games is offering World War Z for free this week
As part of its weekly offering of free games, Epic Games has added the co-op zombie survival shooter World War Z to its roster of this week's free games, along with puzzle game Figment and cerebral dungeon crawler Tormentor X Punisher, which was a finalist in the 2018 Independent Games Festival awards. World War Z imitates the movie's dynamic of mindless zombies piling up to overcome obstacles against the player.
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The consumer response to Half Life: Alyx will determine if the games continue to use VR
Valve has said that the form of the next Half-Life game will be determined by the response to Half-Life: Alyx, a game made entirely for VR. Critics have been praising the game since it's release, especially for its revolutionary use of VR technology. The company still has not confirmed Half-Life 3.
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EA suspends all esports events, including FIFA and Apex Legends tournament
EA has announced that all of its scheduled live esports events have been suspended indefinitely due to the coronavirus. This includes what would have been the first-ever Apex Legends major as well as FIFA and Madden NFL tournaments. Online events will still take place however and it is unclear when things will return to normal.
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