The Daily Moot (1/9/19)News Picks
1. Ubisoft Foregoing Steam, Selling The Division 2 on Epic Games Store
Ubisoft and Epic Games have announced a partnership deal that will see the PC version of The Division 2 selling on the Epic Games store. The Epic Games store may pose the first real threat to Steam, which has has effectively been the only online marketplace for digital games for some time now. Epic only takes 12% of revenue, which is significantly lower than the 30% Steam takes. In the announcement, Ubisoft announced they will release a few more select titles on the Epic Games store over the course of 2019.
2. Final Fantasy Digital Card Coming to PC, in Japan at Least Square Enix has revealed a digital card game inspired by Final Fantasy, due to start a beta test in Japan this month. There has been no word yet if the game will come to other regions for beta testing or upon release. The game has players compete in turn-based battles where you place characters and monsters on a grid-like board.
3. Assassin’s Creed Odyssey gets Level Scaling and More Ubisoft has been grinding away to bring new content to Assassin’s Creed Odyssey. It’s not all about content though, as the game is getting expanded features as well. Perhaps the most exciting new feature is the option to choose how your enemies scale to your level. Starting tomorrow, you’ll be able to adjust enemy scaling so you can play the game at the exact difficulty you desire. There is also a litany of new quests coming to the game this month. Check the article below to read more about how Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is expanding this month.
4. Epic to Host a Fortnite Tournament at the Australian Open The Australian Open is one of the four biggest tennis tournaments of the year, but this year it won’t be all about tennis. Epic Games has announced they will be hosting a tournament called the Summer Smash at the event, which boasts a prize pool of $355 thousand USD. There will be a solo tournament and a pro-am duos tournament, open to Australia and New Zealand residents over 16 years old. The tournaments will take place during the final weekend of the Australian Open, January 26-27. The ProAm will feature popular streamers from the region, including Loserfruit, LazarBeam, and Muselk.
5. Bungie is Unlocking the Bergusia Forge; Destiny 2 Puzzle Still Unsolved The Bergusia Forge is the final piece of content related to the Black Armory, but before Bungie opened it to Annual Pass holders they had a puzzle the community had to solve. Well, the puzzle was too hard; so hard in fact that no one has solved it yet. Bungie released an announcement this morning stating they don’t want to withhold the content any longer, so the Bergusia Forge is now available. For you maniacs that still want to solve the puzzle, you’ll unlock a unique emblem and ghost for your efforts.
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