The Daily Moot: Fortnite Master ChiefNews Picks
1. Fortnite Master Chief
Halo’s Master Chief has officially joined the world of Fortnite. Announced during yesterday’s The Game Awards 2020, Master Chief had been expected to make his Fortnite debut for a while now after a series of leaks suggested his arrival last week. Master Chief is available in the Fortnite item shop now; you can check out the trailer “Master Chief Joins The Fight In Fortnite” below.
2. Cyberpunk Breaks Records Cyberpunk 2077 finally launched yesterday and despite its bugs, the game has dominated the charts, breaking several records in just one day. Cyberpunk 2077 saw over 1 million concurrent players on Steam, absolutely smashing the previous record holder for a singleplayer game, Fallout 4, which had “only” 470,000 concurrent players. Cyberpunk 2077 also broke the recently-set record for the best-selling PC launch, easily beating out World of Warcraft’s Shadowlands with preorder volume alone. The game also set the record for the highest Twitch viewership of any singleplayer game in history, eclipsing 1 million concurrent viewers. It’s probably safe to assume that this is only the beginning for Cyberpunk 2077’s accolades as CD Projekt Red addresses the game’s issues and prepares for the game’s next-gen launch next year.
3. Yakuza: Remastered Collection The entire Yakuza series will soon be available on PC and Xbox with the upcoming launch of the Yakuza remastered collection. Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio announced that Yakuza 3, 4 and 5 will be remastered and bundled together on January 28, joining Yakuza 0, 1 and 2 which are all available already. Fans will have to wait a little bit longer for Yakuza 6, which is set to arrive on March 25. Each of the games will also be included with the Xbox Game Pass once they launch, meaning that Xbox players will finally get access to the historically PlayStation-exclusive series. You can check out the announcement trailer for the collection below.
4. Ruined King Delayed Ruined King, Riot’s upcoming new singleplayer game based on League of Legends, has been delayed. Ruined King has been highly anticipated since it was first announced in 2019, but it seems that players will have to wait a little bit longer than originally expected. In their statement Riot explained, “This year has presented a number of challenges for all of us that have been outside of our control. It’s going to take a little bit longer to get there [but] we want to ensure we give you an awesome game.” Riot didn’t offer anything concrete, merely changing “early 2021” to “coming 2021.” In brighter news, Riot just provided the first-ever look at the game’s gameplay with a brand new official trailer which you can check out below.
5. Sonic TV Show Sonic the Hedgehog will soon be getting its own TV show. Netflix announced that a 3D animated Sonic show is in the works as part of a collaboration with Sega, WildBrain, and Man of Action Entertainment. Although the announcement came via the official Netflix Twitter account, it seems as though the news may have been revealed early as the Tweet has since been deleted. As such, not many details about the show have been released yet, but we do know that the show is expected to debut sometime in 2022.