The Biggest Gaming News For September 30, 2022
It's finally the end of another busy month for the gaming industry, but that doesn't mean things are slowing down as we head into October. We've got all the fallout from yesterday's Stadia announcement to cover, including news that Kojima's Stadia exclusive game was reportedly cancelled due to it being only single-player.
We've also seen numerous developers announce that they're trying to help its user transfer their games from the service, with one Red Dead Online player desperately hoping Rockstar will transfer their 6,000 hours of play time. For all the details, read on.
Google Reportedly Cancelled Hideo Kojima's Stadia Exclusive Due To It Being Single-Player
We'll start off with the Kojima news, as it has been reported that Kojima Productions had an exclusivity deal with Google only for the title to be cancelled for being a single-player experience. Stadia general manager Phil Harrison allegedly didn't think there was much of a market for single-player games these days and scrapped the project. While we don't know what happened to the project, it's likely it could have been repurposed as a game called Overdose that is rumored to be in development for Microsoft and Xbox.
Hitman Dev Tells Stadia Players It's Looking For A Way To Transfer Progress
With the announcement of Stadia's shuttering, users have understandably been worried about what's going to happen to their games and their saves. While Google has assured players will be completely refunded for all purchases made via the Stadia store, some fans are still miffed that all of their progress on Stadia is going to be erased. Several developers have come forward today saying that they're looking into potentially transferring games and progress to other platforms, including Hitman developer IO Interactive, Ubisoft, and Bungie.
Red Dead Online Stadia Player With 6,000 Hours Begs Rockstar For Character Transfer
One user will be hoping that Rockstar will be added to that list soon, as someone that has racked up a whopping 6,000 hours on Red Dead Online is begging the developer to let them transfer their character to another platform. Rockstar has yet to respond as to whether it will be sorting out character transfers, but if it doesn't then all those 6,000 hours will be for nothing once the service shuts down in January next year.
God Of War PC Port Studio Is Working On A "Flagship" Live Service Game With Sony
It's not all about Stadia today though, as it was also revealed that the developers behind the PC port of God of War – Jetpack Interactive – are currently working on a "flagship" live-service title for Sony. We don't know whether this title will be connected to God of War at all, but it does look like the company is ramping up plans to launch 10 live-service games by 2025.
Community Movie Announced, Donald Glover And Yvette Nicole Brown Not Attached
Finally, we have big news for fans of the TV series Community as its been announced that a movie has been ordered by streaming service Peacock. Joel McHale, Danny Pudi, Alison Brie, Gillian Jacobs, Jim Rash, and Ken Jeong are all set to return, with McHale also set to be an executive producer. Unfortunately, Donald Glover, Yvette Nicole Brown, and Chevy Chase aren't currently confirmed to be reprising their roles.
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