Diablo and Overwatch may be getting an animated TV series.
A post on LinkedIn from Activision’s co-president Nik van Dyk has revealed that Blizzard plans to adapt both Diablo and Overwatch however nothing official has been released yet. Nik van Dyk’s profile also shows his work history where it is listed that his worked on both Diablo and Overwatch animation projects, it states him as being the Executive Producer of the ‘anime style’ TV adaptations and that it will be distributed worldwide through Netflix. Both these series make sense to line up with Overwatch 2 and Diablo 4 set to be released hopefully later in the year however no dates have been released yet.
Speaking of animated TV series Castlevania 3 on Netflix is set to release on the 3rd of March and not long after confirming the release date Netflix has released the first trailer. If you haven’t seen the first two seasons there are spoilers so have been warned. If you’d like to check out the trailer click right here.
Halo: Combat Evolved the very first Halo game has started its closed beta testing on PC.
If you have signed up to the Halo Insider program you may have an email with instructions on how to start playing now. If not, it’ll be too late to play however, there is most likely going to be more play tests for Halo: Combat Evolved and other Halo games. A sneak peak into what this closed beta features four campaign missions, multiplayer matchmaking, custom game modes and a sample of the customization options that will be in the final version of the game. Combat Evolved is the next in line for the Halo Master Chief Collection and is likely to come out on the anniversary of its original release date.
The Sony PlayStation 5 could be the last gaming console, ever.
Both Sony and Microsoft are set to release their latest consoles this year, however the cost is going to be much higher than previous generations. For Sony it’s been reported that it costs $450US to manufacture as per Bloomberg’s estimates. With that said it’s looking somewhere between $500 and $600US on release. There is speculation that this could end the PlayStation era. Whereas Microsoft and it’s Xbox is already looking forward to a future without consoles with its Project xCloud which is currently in the preview phase allowing players to stream more than 50 Xbox games on Android phones and tablets with Wi-Fi or mobile data. Xbox very much intends on releasing more games to this platform. There are currently 3.5 billion smartphone users worldwide, with Microsoft, Amazon and Google taking a punch at the cloud gaming space this could very well be the end of the console gaming generation.
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