The Daily Moot: Mixer is Permanently Shutting DownNews Picks
1. Mixer is Shutting Down
Microsoft just announced that they will be permanently shutting down Mixer. As part of a “strategic move for the future of xCloud,” Microsoft has decided to shut down their own streaming service in favor of a partnership with Facebook Gaming. The massive change is already underway, with Mixer’s partners and streamers being transitioned to Facebook’s streaming service starting today. Mixer will be semi-active during the transition, but on July 22 it will shut down completely and the official website will redirect users to Facebook Gaming. Ninja, Shroud, and other popular Mixer streamers will have the option to follow the transition to Facebook Gaming or to leave for an entirely different service such as Twitch or YouTube.
2. Smite x Avatar: The Last Airbender Smite is getting an Avatar: The Last Airbender crossover that will enable you to play as characters from the popular show. Aang, Zuko, and Korra will each be joining the Smite roster, albeit with some caveats. Instead of being entirely new characters with their own unique kits, they’ll take on the kits of existing characters and essentially function as Avatar: The Last Airbender skins. You can check out the trailer for the crossover event below.
3. Cyberpunk 2077 Comic Series Cyberpunk 2077 may not be a playable video game yet, but it will soon be a readable comic book series. Published by Dark Horse Comics, the series will be called Trauma Team and will focus on the story of Trauma Team International, one of the most powerful organizations in the Cyberpunk 2077 universe. The first edition of the comic series is set to arrive on September 9 while the Cyberpunk 2077 video game is expected to launch on November 19.
4. Suicide Squad Game It seems that Rocksteady, the studio behind the Batman: Arkham series, is working on a Suicide Squad game. The game has apparently been under development for multiple years, but has been kept under wraps until now. Based on the domain registered by Warner Bros. Interactive, the upcoming game is expected to be called “Suicide Squad Kill The Justice League,” and will likely arrive alongside a new Batman game called Batman: Court of Owls. Although Rocksteady hasn’t made any official announcements yet, both of these games are expected to be revealed at the DC FanDome Virtual Event on August 22.
5. Crash Bandicoot 4 Trailer Activision has officially announced Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time. The game was originally supposed to be a surprise, but it was leaked by the Taiwan Digital Game Rating Committee last week. Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time is designed to be reminiscent of the classic games, with the developers saying, “Our intent was to give folks the sequel they never got.” Crash Bandicoot 4 is set to come out on October 2 of this year; check out the announcement trailer below.