While a pre-recorded Ubisoft Forward showcased upcoming Ubisoft games, Ubisoft’s top executives faced allegations of sexual misconduct. This sparked many to depart, including chief creative officer Serge Hascoët. Ubisoft is one of several gaming entities implicated in the latest reports of continued abuse within the industry. In other gaming news, another video game is getting a television adaptation, and the Nintendo Entertainment System has been transformed into a Lego set.
Highlights From This Week's Gaming News
Indivisible TV Show in Production
According to reports, it'll join NBC's currently free streaming platform "Peacock." While there is no premiere date yet, writing and production has started on the show, with Meg LeFauve (Captain Marvel, Inside Out) and Jonathan Fernandez (Star Trek: Enterprise) attached as writers and executive producers.
Vampire: The Masquerade - Rivals Card Game Kickstarter Launches August
Developed by Renegade Game Studios (Power Rangers: Heroes of the Grid), the game will feature vampires fighting for control. Renegade will include "virtual walk-up demos" of Vampire: The Masquerade - Rivals at this year's Gen Con Online.
Cinematic Visual Novel Necrobarista Coming July 22
This month, people will be able to play as apprentice necromancer Maddy who manages The Terminal, a cafe between the living and the dead. The game is also scheduled for release on PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch next year.
LEGO NES Announced with over 2500 Pieces
Nintendo partnered with Lego to craft a toy set based on the Nintendo Entertainment System. The recreation will feature a retro Mario, and it will be available for $299.99 on Aug. 1.
Top Executives Leave Ubisoft After Recent Allegations
The departures include Yannis Mallat, managing director of Ubisoft’s Canadian studios; Cécile Cornet, Global Head of HR; and chief creative officer Serge Hascoët. Since Ubisoft Forward was a pre-recorded event, it did not address the recent allegations or departures.
Features and Reviews of the Week
Everything We Know About Cyberpunk 2077 — Release Date, Multiplayer, DLC, Platforms
While waiting for Cyberpunk 2077, TechRaptor has put together a recap of all the information they have on the upcoming game so far. This includes its current release date in November, free DLC, and a breakdown of what will be inside the Limited Edition Xbox One X bundle. If you're interested in an indie sci-fi action RPG, we've compiled everything you need to know about Hellpoint, too.
Charming Farming in the World of Ooblets
Now in early access, farming sim Ooblets introduces players to adorable creatures that can compete in dance battles. TechRaptor also has a guide for starting Ooblets.
TechRaptor gives the PC port of Death Stranding a perfect 10, describing it as a transformative experience with a message of unity. The award-winning game also features great music, art, performances, and an entertaining gameplay loop.
Did you check out Ubisoft Forward? Do you have any thoughts on the recent departures at the company? Are you interested in watching an Indivisible television series? Did you see other news in gaming this week that deserves attention? What did we miss from the last week in gaming? Leave your thoughts in the comments below. For more on COVID-19’s ongoing impact on gaming, check out TechRaptor’s evolving hub of COVID-19 updates.