Hello everyone, boys, girls, people of indiscernible gender, striped horses that beckon, and warm slices of wheat. Welcome to the Weekly News Wrap-Up for the 23rd of August, 2014! I have your usual three awesome articles but as usual I'm gonna do some shameless advertising. Do attend my upcoming GTA V event and my bud Self Destruct's event coming up, they're both gonna be sick! And a shoutout to my buddy Bnus who left the Communications team, and a warm welcome to Ignited Bullet who joined the team. Now, unto the Wrap-Up!
The Witcher 3 Not 1080p/60 FPS, Likely Won't Be At Launch
With the dawn of new consoles, there is always a game at their launches that raise the bar and show off the true graphical potential and prowess of the system, but it looks like The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, won't be that game this generation. According to WorldsFactory.net, who interviewed CD Projekt Red, the developers, the game isn't running at full 1080p/60 FPS yet, and likely won't by launch. When speaking to a visual effects artist, he said, "If we can make it at 1080P, sure, but I don’t know if it’s going to make it. To be honest, I really don’t know. Probably not. But for sure, we need it to run at a smooth frame rate, so at least 30 FPS." The artist then proceeded to press blame on the demanding physics engine in-game. He also shared the progress of the game on the PS4 and Xbox One, saying how at first they feared the game was so demanding that the consoles couldn't run it and it would be a PC exclusive, but they worked out the kinks and they are making progress to getting it working. It isn't quite there yet however, so don't count on an early release in any stretch.
Does this news disappoint you, has it swayed your excitement for the Witcher 3? Discuss below!
The Walking Dead Season 2 Finale Release Date Revealed
There's no going back now, with the end of The Wolf Among Us leaving us with more questions then answers, don't expect an easy time playing The Walking Dead Season 2 waiting for the next season of The Wolf Among Us, as TWD is coming to an end. Telltale announced on their Twitter.com account that the season finale, titled "No Going Back", will be releasing on PlayStation NA, PC, and Mac on August 26th, Xbox 360 and PlayStation EU on the 27th, and iOS on the 28th. There is a trailer out, however it contains spoilers so I won't link it in case you (like myself) haven't played Season 2 yet. It will be available for $5, or you can buy the Season Pass with all five episodes for $25.
Are you excited for TWD Season 2's finale, do you think it will bring you to tears like Season 1's? Let me know in the thread below!
Phillip Fish Selling 'Fez' License and 'Polytron' Company; Leaving Gaming
You have probably heard his infamous name, Phil Fish, some have called him a genius for his work on Fez, but now he battles an onslaught of curses and profanities aimed at him and his overreactive personality. The man has gone as far to say his fans don't deserve a sequel to the original Fez, and has had other unpopular opinions like how developers should be paid royalties for reviews and gameplay and the defense of a female gaming figure who allegedly had sexual relations with figures in the gaming industry to work her way up. Too many to name here, but the surprising news GameSpot.com has reported is that after a devastating attack left Phil's personal info including bank account passwords, addresses, and private documents out in the open, Phil is selling the license to his game, Fez, and his company Polytron. Phil made a statement offering his 'helpful' advice to developers, saying, "No reasonable offer will be turned down. I am done. I want out. RUN AWAY. Just don't do it. Give up your dreams. They are actually nightmares. Nothing is worth this. To every aspiring game developer out there: Don't. give up. It's not worth it. This is your audience. This is videogames." As sad as it is, under Fish's ownership Fez II would never have been made, maybe now we can see a sequel to the fun little indie.
I say 'fun little indie' but I've never actually played it BECAUSE of Phil himself and the way he treats fans, but I have heard it is good. Have you ever played Fez? Tell me how it is below!
Thanks for reading guys, and be sure to check out the above playdates and congratulation Bullet! I'll see you all next time, have a good week guys and gals.