All publications for 18.08.2021
Aeon Must Die! reannounced by Focus Home Interactive, former Limestone devs claim IP issues remain unresolved
Publisher Focus Home Interactive has re-released the original trailer for sci-fi brawler Aeon Must Die! and announced the title is due out later this year. The original development team behind the game, formerly of Limestone Games, criticized the publisher’s decision. According to them, the IP remains disputed as it was “covertly taken from the founder,” while the re-release announcement trailer violates the rights of the artists who created it.
Epic Games Store launches self-publishing tools for developers in closed beta
Epic Games wants the game library of its store to grow faster. That’s why the company announced a closed beta of its new self-publishing tools today. They should help developers operate their titles with less dependence on the EGS team.
Chinese government gets board seat at ByteDance, investors concerned over unprecedented move
Beijing continues to find new ways to hold back and regulate Chinese tech companies. It’s been revealed that ByteDance now has a government-appointed director on the board. This news raised concerns among investors about the market’s potential.
Report: Former Xsolla programmer sues CEO Aleksandr Agapitov, seeking reinstatement, lost salary, and compensation for moral damages
A former Xsolla programmer has filed a statement of claim with one of Perm’s courts, demanding that the company’s CEO Aleksandr Agapitov should reinstate them at work and compensate for the lost salary. The claimant also seeks one million rubles (over $13,500) in moral damages.
Among Us devs accuse Epic Games of ripping off map for Fortnite Impostors mode
This week, Epic Games introduced the new Impostors mode for Fortnite. If the mode’s name sounds familiar, that’s because Epic clearly drew inspiration from Among Us. Turns out, it’s not just the name. InnerSloth also found a lot of similarities between the original map of their game and the Impostors map in the famous battle royale.
UPD: World Of Warships content creators leaving game’s community over loot boxes and randomized content
More than 20 prominent members of the World Of Warships community program have left citing the Wargaming’s increasing reliance on loot boxes and randomized item unlocks. That’s in a title marketed to children and veterans.