Biggest Game News of the Week: 7/5/21 – 7/11/21

In this week’s gaming news, a lot of exciting live service news comes from the biggest franchises, including Ubisoft and Rockstar Games.

In gaming industry news this week, Nintendo has a surprise console announcement, in addition to some exciting news about the upcoming Ubisoft and Rockstar Games projects. Game Rant has gathered some of the biggest gaming news stories from last week together into a brief note for fans and fans to keep abreast of the most important events in the industry each week. Highlighting the most relevant stories, this list is neither objective nor objective, and will not contain every news item this week. Instead, this is aimed at game fans who want a quick explanation of the biggest / most influential story that happened in the last week of the game.

Recalling this week’s gaming news, Nintendo announced a new variant for the Nintendo Switch with a better screen, but not quite the “Pro” Switch. The leak by Tom Henderson gives some new clues about Grand Theft Auto 6, an indication backed by some gaming industry staff as well. Ubisoft confirmed work began on a project known as Assassin’s Creed Infinity, transforming its flagship franchise into a direct service structure. Xbox Live could potentially be discontinued in the near future, according to rumors. All of that and more in this week’s biggest gaming industry news monthly.

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Nintendo Announces Nintendo Switch OLED Model Variant

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Finally settling many rumors about the release of the new console, Nintendo was surprised to announce the Nintendo Switch OLED model this week. Out of the “Pro” Switch rumors going on, this new model adds a modest upgrade to the hardware. As the name suggests, this refurbished Switch features a 7 -inch higher fidelity screen made with OLED technology, along with a few other modest enhancements.

Things like an integrated ethernet port, a wider and more powerful kickstand for mobile use with adjustable angles, as well as a higher 64 GB storage capacity are included in the new model. Some argue that the Nintendo Switch “Pro” is still a possibility, and will probably come sometime next year, but the OLED model won’t happen soon.

Grand Theft Auto Service 6 May Live, According to Corroborated Leaks

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About unfinished rumors, some recently Grand Theft Auto 6 rumors were recently confirmed by several members of the gaming industry. Most GTA 6 rumors usually come and go, with varying degrees of credibility. However, recent leaks from Tom Henderson have been confirmed by insiders such as Bloomberg reporter Jason Schreier, as well as VGC reporter Andy Robinson.

Grand Theft Auto 6The latest rumor is that Rockstar Games is planning a live service approach, more precisely that the Vice City setting will have an “evolving map” that is constantly updated over time. Also, the game’s release window won’t happen until 2024 or 2025, according to Henderson.

Ubisoft Announces Assassin’s Creed Infinity, New Live Service Model

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After leaks and previous reports by Bloomberg, Ubisoft has confirmed its plans for Assassin’s Creed Infinity, a direct service project for its flagship franchise. Instead of dividing the development each year by the full title, Assassin’s Creed might take a similar approach to Grand Theft Auto 6. The Infiniti the project details a “cross-studio, collaborative structure” that aims to replicate existing platforms with stories, settings, and more.

No additional details are given at this time specifically about the game, however in an official blog post, Ubisoft details the team and personnel working on the project. As the project was officially announced, Ubisoft continued to see controversy for some staff involved in allegations of sexual assault and harassment, some of whom allegedly still work at the company to this day.

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Microsoft May Stop Xbox Live Gold In The Future

Although previous rumors allegedly signaled the cessation of Xbox Live, Microsoft was quick to confirm that the Xbox Live Gold service would continue to operate as it does now. Now it seems that other reports indicate that Microsoft finally intends to discontinue the long -running premium multiplayer service, in the future. According to GamesBeat reporter Jeff Grubb, Microsoft likely still has plans to end its premium Xbox Live Gold subscription at some point, but hasn’t specified when.

U.S. Department of Justice Investigates Overwatch League

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According to a Dot Esports report, the U.S. Department of Justice has begun an investigation into Blizzard and the Overwatch League. Above Overwatch teams and organizations have a light salary limit of $ 1.6 million, which means teams and organizations must pay excess salaries paid back to the league based on luxury taxes. Teams and organizations will spend twice as much as that limit, potentially costing thousands. The DOJ investigation is not criminal in nature.

Copies of The Legend of Zelda Sold for an Extraordinary Amount at Auction

Same as the previous retro Super Mario Bros. auction earlier this year, another record -breaking auction was held for classic Nintendo games. This week, a copy of the 1987 issue is attached The Legend of Zelda sold at auction for $ 870,000, breaking another sales record for Heritage Auctions. Same as before Mario game, copy this The Legend of Zelda specifically sealed and professionally evaluated for its condition and quality.

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