Welcome to the Nano Gaming News Weekly Rewind for March 27, 2021 where we cover stories and events that we missed over the past week.
This past week was the first week of spring and with it came many game updates like the Solasta: Crown of the Magister Spring Update that was quite large. In the flurry of fresh gaming content, Tripwire Interactive continued their now five-year long tradition of free seasonal content updates for Killing Floor 2 with the new Dystopian Devastation.
Steam is renaming their Steam Game Festival to Steam Next Fest to better communicate the focus of the event. May is fast approaching and the Epic Games vs Apple case will begin, however the judge has decided to limit the number of courtroom attendees.
Other stories posted this past week on Nano Gaming News include the nomadic survival MMO Last Oasis releasing on Xbox and Season 3 start. Firefly Studios released their first update and roadmap for Stronghold: Warlords. A brand new roguelite, Dandy Ace, from Mad Mimic Interactive and Neowiz launched on Steam. Solo indie developer Frostwood Interactive and Dino Digital have a release date set for Forgotten Fields. Lastly Void Interactive entered into a partnership with Team17 to bring Ready or Not, a tactical shooter to market.
Killing Floor 2 Dystopian Devastation Update
Tripwire Interactive this past Tuesday released another free content update, Killing Floor 2: Dystopian Destruction. The update, available on PC, PS4 and Xbox One, continues Tripwire Interactive’s dedication to releasing free seasonal content since the game’s launch in 2016.
In the Dystopian Devastation update there is a new community map Dystopia 2029. The neon-lit map lets players take on waves of zeds in seedy city streets stylized in a bleak futuristic dystopia. This new map is available in standard survival, weekly, and endless game modes.
The free update adds new weaponry. Demolitionists get access to a new Gravity Imploder that blasts canisters at zeds imploding their heads. Sharpshooters gain access to the Beluga Beat, a new HRG weapon that obliterates zeds sonically.
With the new map being a futuristic dystopia it only makes sense for the cosmetic additions to match the similar futuristic style. Available in the in-game store are several different items including skins, hats, masks, backpacks, and bundle specials.
Killing Floor 2 is available on Humble Bundle, Epic Games Store, and Steam for PC at a regular price of $29.99 USD. The game is also available on console for PS4 and Xbox One. For more information about Killing Floor 2 visit the game’s website at killingfloor2.com.
Steam Game Festival Renamed to Steam Next Fest
Steam has renamed their Steam Game Festival in an effort to more directly communicate the festival’s focus going forward. Going forward the game festival will be known as Steam Next Fest which will be a multi-day celebration of upcoming games heading to the platform.
The festival is touting that gamers can explore and play hundreds of game demos, watch developer livestreams, and chat with development teams behind the games and their progress. Steam Next Fest is set to begin on June 16, 2021, the same month the previous Steam Game Festival was planned. Gamers can set a reminder for the event by visiting the Steam Next Fest page here.
Judge in Epic vs Apple Trial Limiting Courtroom Attendance
Apple and Epic Games with each day are getting closer to their May bench trial. With the potential of a large crowd of courtroom attendees, Judge Gonzalez Rogers has decided to limit courtroom attendance. All attendees are required to wear a mask and attendees from Epic and Apple will be limited to six people at any time inside the courtroom. For the press and public who had any hopes of watching this potentially historic case in person will have to settle for watching the online livestream of the case’s broadcast.
Currently Epic Games is taking legal action in the United States and Australia against Apple plus the filing of a complaint in the UK. Later in 2021 as disclosed from an October 2020 court filling the Epic Games versus Apple case in the United States will be heading to a bench trial on May 3rd. A pretrial conference is scheduled for April 21, 2021.
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