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Official Playstation 4 Launch of H1Z1 Includes Many New Features

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H1Z1 has been so successful and popular that it is now officially leaving open beta on Playstation 4 and launching as a free-to-play title on August 7th, according to an announcement from Daybreak.

Along with it’s official launch, the game will be getting new weapons, a new vehicle, improved performance, and two new launch bundles, and will mark the official unlocking of the Season 1 Battle Pass.

Here is the rundown:

  • Balance Changes
    • The Hellfire will do less damage overall, and have an even stronger damage fall-off at distances beyond 50 meters
    • M40 headshots will be fatal, even through helmets
    • Crossbows with explosive arrows will do less splash damage
  • Added Weapons
    • SOCOM – A sniper option that sits right between the Scout Rifle and the M40, with a 4x scope on it
    • RPG – A rocket launcher ideal for taking out vehicles
  • Tier Changes
    • The AR-15 will be moved to ground loot
    • Crossbows with explosive arrows will be moved into Green airdrops
    • The SOCOM will be found in Purple airdrops
    • The M40 and RPG will be found in Gold airdrops

Players can choose between the Starter Bundle, Standard Founder’s Bundle, and Deluxe Founder’s Bundle, all of which are discounted by 50% on the UK PSN Store right now:

The Starter Bundle is £1.99 (usually £3.99)/ $4.99 and includes:

  • Gorilla Warfare Outfit
  • Animated Gorilla Warfare AK-47

The Standard Founder’s Bundle is priced at £7.99 (usually £15.99)/ $19.99 and includes:

  • Animated Stars Shotgun
  • Rainbow Unicorn Outfit
  • Blue Splatter ATV
  • 3 Arsenal Crates

The Deluxe Founder’s Bundle will set you back £19.99 (usually £39.99)/ $49.99 and you’ll get:

  • Animated Flame AR-15
  • Flaming Skull Outfit
  • Chaos Offroader
  • Sarcasm Dance Emote
  • 10 Arsenal Crates
  • 5000 Skulls

 

 

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Microsoft Bringing Four Games to Rival Consoles

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Microsoft has responded to recent reports that there will be changes to it’s first-party strategy and has confirmed that four game titles will be released on rival consoles.

More specifically, Xbox head Phil Spencer said that ‘Starfield’ and ‘Indiana Jones’ will not be among the four titles heading to other platforms. Both games had a number of candidate platforms, per reports, adding that this is “not a change to our fundamental exclusive strategy.”

“We don’t damage Xbox and we can grow our business using what other platforms have to help us with that,” Spencer said, according to GamesIndustry.biz.  “Looking forward, I think there is an interesting story for us of introducing Xbox franchises to players on other platforms to get them more interested in Xbox. We think there’s a good brand value for Xbox there.”

Xbox president Sarah Bond announced that Activision Blizzard games would begin to be added into Game Pass offerings, starting with Diablo 4, which will be added on March 28th.

Additionally, Bond said that Microsoft is still working on hardware for the future and that their focus regarding the future is “delivering the largest technical leap you will ever have seen in a hardware generation.”

 

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Sega’s Revenue See Rise to $27 Billion

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Sega Sammy has released its financial report for the nine-month period that officially concluded on December 31st, 2023, and that report that demonstrated a rise in overall sales and profit despite a decrease in sales for Sega’s new titles.

That decline was offset by growth in pachislot and pachinko machines, however Sega had lowered its sales forecasts for the full financial year.

Here is a breakdown, courtesy of GamesIndustry.biz.

  • Net sales: ¥349.9 billion ($2.3 billion, up 28.7% year-on-year)
  • Operating income: ¥54.4 billion ($364 million, up 42.4% year-on-year)
  • Ordinary income: ¥57.2 billion ($383 million, up 42.7% year-on-year)
  • Net sales were up 130.3% to ¥120.2 billion ($805 million) in this segment
  • Ordinary income increased by 521.3% at ¥45.7 billion ($306 million).
  • Entertainment Contents segment, which includes video games, net sales were up 4.2% at ¥219.3 billion
  • Profit decreased by 52.5% to ¥19.7 billion ($131.8 million) as a result of weak game sales

You can read a breakdown of the entire report at GamesIndustry.biz here.

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CVC Capital Partners, Haveli Investments Acquire Jagex

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CVC Capital Partners and Haveli Investments have reached an agreement to acquire RuneScape developer Jagex from Carlyle Group, according to Sky News.

While financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed publicly, the Sky News report indicates that CVC was planning to spend £900 million on the purchase of Jagex.

Luxembourg-based CVC Capital Partners is one of the world’s largest private equity firms and Austin-based Haveli Investments is an established games investor.

CVC Capital Partners has previously backed Dead by Daylight creator Behaviour Interactive, London-based Predecessor developer Omeda Studios, and Tel Aviv-based Match Masters studio Candivore.

Jagex has more than 700 staff worldwide, and is best known for its RuneScape franchise and is currently working on the PC and console launch of Scum by Gamepires sometimes in 2024.

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