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Footballing legend Marco van Basten removed from FIFA packs

Footballing legend Marco van Basten removed from FIFA packs

Dutch football colossus Marco van Basten has been removed from FIFA packs following a controversial Nazi joke. Year-on-year Electronic Arts (EA) generates most of its revenue through its flagship Ultimate Team mode on its hit football simulation title. It is often criticised for the predatory nature of ‘packs’ – which are essentially loot boxes – […]

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Codemasters acquires Slightly Mad Studios

Codemasters acquires Slightly Mad Studios

Codemasters has announced the acquisition of racing simulation specialist Slightly Mad Studios. The 33-year-old UK company is perhaps best-known for being the developer and publisher behind DiRT, Grid and the Formula 1 game series. While London-based Slightly Mad is responsible for the critically-acclaimed Project CARS alongside developing two Need for Speed games on behalf on […]

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Cyberpunk 2077’s multiplayer will have ‘wise’ monetisation

Cyberpunk 2077's multiplayer will have 'wise' monetisation

The hotly anticipated Cyberpunk 2077 will incorporate monetisation into its multiplayer mode, it has been revealed. CD Projekt Red’s next big hitter isn’t set for release until early 2020 and yet it is has frequently been one of the most discussed games of the year. The Polish-based developer’s last endeavour was the hugely successful ‘The […]

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare to replace prestiges with ‘officer ranks’

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare will replace prestiges with 'Officer Ranks'

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare will deviate from the traditional prestige system in favour of a new officer rank classification. In previous entries, when a player reached the maximum multiplayer level they would be presented with the ability to ‘prestige’. This meant they could begin anew from level one but with a special badge indicative […]

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Infinity Ward isn’t working on loot boxes for Modern Warfare

Infinity Ward isn't working on loot boxes for Modern Warfare

The developer behind Call of Duty: Modern Warfare has not been working on any loot box system for the upcoming first-person shooter, it has been revealed. The news emerged on Reddit following ‘misinformed’ comments suggesting the blockbuster title will feature micro-transactions. Someone from Infinity Ward – the team developing the latest entry into the series […]

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