The Daily Moot (12/1)News Picks
1. Persona 5 Sells Over 2 Million Copies Worldwide Persona 5 (P5) is a turn-based Japanese Role-playing Game (JRPG) similar to the Final Fantasy series, except with a new spin on the combat system and real-time decision making features. P5’s story doesn’t necessarily have a prequel, but contains overarching themes consistent in the Persona series: It is based in a high school setting with a group of students being the protagonist, a main silent protagonist, and combat systems based around Personas. Hitting 2 millions copies sold worldwide is a huge achievement for developers at Atlus USA as P5 is now being considered a “gold standard for JRPG’s.” Gamers might be seeing more JRPG’s making their debut in the West; it’ll be interesting to see how this category expands.
2. Xbox One Adds Two New Backwards Compatible Games Microsoft has decided to pull some games out of the woodworks and make them available to play on the Xbox One. The two classic games are Sonic Adventure 2 and Earth Defense Force 2017. If this proves to be a successful move by Microsoft, there could be plenty more classic games that become available on the new and future systems. Which old title would you like available on the Xbox One?
3. December PlayStation Plus Games to be Outdone by Special Beta Launch This December, Sony has a few more free games coming for PlayStation Plus users. A few of the titles to be excited about include Darksiders 2: Deathinitive Edition and Kung Fu Panda: Showdown of Legendary Legends. But what really has the gaming community excited is the announcement of the beta launch for Monster Hunter World. This game will be available to play December 9th -12th where you and your three friends can explore new and exciting maps while using 14 unique weapons. We've been excited for Monster Hunter World. Do you think Capcom's claims of Monster Hunter World being the "breakout" title for the series will hold true in 2018?
4. Ranked Play for COD WW2 Coming for PS4 and Xbox One Today, ranked play for Call of Duty: WW2 will be available sometime around 10:00 AM PDT, while the PC community will have to wait another week. Season one of ranked play will be considered a "Placement Season," where players can participate in competitive matches to determine their skill level. After season one is completed, players will be ranked in tiers for the following season(s). The ranks are: Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum, Diamond, and Masters; It's also important to note that the top 100 players will be considered “Pro tier”. Today should be a very exciting day for PS4 and Xbox One Call of Duty players!
5. Day Z Leaving Early Access and Will Hit Consoles in 2018 Day Z will be leaving early access mode early in 2018. The game was a catalyst for big titles such as H1Z1 or War Z, however the market has shift and the gaming community has given a bigger following to current titles like PUBG and Fortnite. The game has been a moderately large success to the PC community but it has been in somewhat of a downward spiral as of late. Day Z will need to make some considerable upgrades in order to keep the game relevant in such a crowded industry.