It’s not all good news in Nintendo land, as they’re refunding copies of Pokemon Scarlet and Pokemon Purplewhile fans got angry at the Need of speed Twitter account, and Burst cell is back, but probably not in the way you want.
Read about all this and more in today’s roundup of gaming news.
After Breaking Franchise Records, Players Ask For Refunds For Pokemon Scarlet and Pokemon Purple
We reported in yesterday’s overview that Pokemon Scarlet and Pokemon Purple sold 10 million copies in the first three days of release, breaking the record for best-selling Nintendo game during that time. But today, we can report that people are turning around and asking Nintendo for refunds after witnessing the games perform poorly. It wouldn’t be too surprising to find people refunding games as some might compare them to the disastrous launch state of Cyberpunk 2077 and how PlayStation refunded game purchases after fans caused an uproar.
Interestingly, Nintendo, Game Freak, and The Pokémon Company have all been silent on the issue so far, and it’s unclear if a patch will be released for the games to improve their performance. But there are workarounds for the game’s poor performance, including a new discovery that involves moving the game data from your SD card to the console itself, in case you don’t want to refund the game.
The Burst cell the franchise gets a new entry, but it’s not a game
Burst cell fans prepare to be disappointed, because we will have more Burst cell content but it’s not a game we’ll have, it’s a Burst cell radio play. If you want to listen to the radio play, which is called Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Firewall, it will start airing from 2 December 2022 on BBC Radio 4. Sam Fisher will be played by Andonis Anthony, and Daisy Head, Sacha Dhawan, Will Poulter and Nikesh Patel will also provide their voice talents to the project. . Of course, Ubisoft announced that we would have a Burst cell do it again soon, so maybe tune into the radio drama while you wait.
Fans think EA has crossed the line with the Need of speed Twitter account
In what might be the strangest news of the day, EA apologized after the Twitter account for Need of speed started insulting fans. They’ve since deleted the (funny) offensive tweets in question, but die-hard fans have managed to keep their receipts as you can see from the exchange above. The official Twitter account tweeted,
“We admit we got a bit caught up in the hype for the launch and some of our recent social media responses have crossed the line. To those fans we have upset, we apologize. We will do better. See you here next week.
Of course, their new game, Unlimited need for speed is set to release next week, so you can’t fault the account for being a little too excited about its launch. In the end, it looks like a classic case where players can hand it out but not take it when a very public Twitter account embarrasses you. It’s all fun and games until a big company decides to take their ball and go home.
Grand Theft Auto VI could be released in 2024
According to Microsoft, Grand Theft Auto VI will likely be released in 2024. In our roundup yesterday, we mentioned that the French Competition and Markets Authority was investigating Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision/Blizzard. In Microsoft’s lengthy response, they referenced their belief that Grand Theft Auto VI could be released in 2024, which is not really out of reach.
They wrote that “the highly anticipated Grand Theft Auto VI is set to release in 2024.” We know that the game is being worked on by Rockstar Games and from the state of the game’s recent leaks, it looked like they were making good progress. Although even though Microsoft knows that Rockstar will release the game in 2024, there’s always a chance it could be delayed. So fans of the game should be patient, but it looks like we’re getting closer to the release of the next entry in the game. Grand Theft Auto franchise.