Aside from the delay of Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake, there’s a lot more news to unpack today. Bungie revealed that Destiny 2 will get crossplay next year, CD Projekt Red announced it will be working on epileptic triggers in Cyberpunk 2077, World of Warcraft: Shadowlands is apparently the fastest selling PC game ever, and more. Here’s the video game news you might’ve missed on Dec. 8, 2020.
Destiny 2 Will Get Crossplay Next Year
Earlier today, Bungie announced a slew of new information about Destiny 2, including the return of the Vault of Glass raid, new weapons and armor, and more Strikes. Most notably, it was also revealed that crossplay will be coming in 2021 at an unspecified date, allowing players from all platforms to play with one another. The next-gen version of Destiny 2 has just gone live today.
An update from Assistant Game Director Joe Blackburn. Coming in 2021:
💠 More weapons and armor
💠 Vault of Glass Returns
💠 Fallen S.A.B.E.R. and Devil’s Lair Strikes
💠 and more! https://t.co/zAASgXPcjs
— Destiny 2 (@DestinyTheGame) December 8, 2020
Major Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Update Goes Live Ahead of Warzone Season One
Activision and Treyarch have updated Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War today, adding new cosmetics, an updated playlist called Motherland Moshpit, and a slew of fixes ahead of Warzone Season One. We were supposed to get Warzone and Cold War integration this week, but it was delayed to Dec. 16. As part of the patch notes, Treyarch notes that a 2XP event will kick off this weekend. You can check out the update’s patch notes below.
Read More: Prepare for Season One
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands Is the Fastest-Selling PC Game Ever
Blizzard revealed today that World of Warcraft: Shadowlands sold through 3.7 million units within its first day, becoming the fastest-selling PC game of all time. Previously, Diablo III was the fastest-selling PC title, which sold 3.5 million units on launch day. Shadowlands is World of Warcraft‘s long-awaited latest expansion and launched last month on Nov. 23 after suffering a slight delay. It’s available now.
Blizzard says that World of Warcraft: Shadowlands is the fastest selling PC game of all time.
– 3.7 million units sold through on day 1
– Beats Diablo III which sold 3.5m on day 1
– Strong engagement metrics beating multiple previous records
— Daniel Ahmad (@ZhugeEX) December 8, 2020
Expect 12-15 New Reveals During The Game Awards 2020
Today, Geoff Keighley held an AMA on Reddit (as relayed by PlayStation Lifestyle) where he revealed that we should expect “around 12-15” new game announcements that will be shown for the first time during The Game Awards 2020. Each year, we often get a handful of surprises at the ceremony, and despite the issues with the COVID pandemic this year, it seems TGA 2020 will be no different. The Game Awards 2020 will air this Thursday, Dec. 10.
CD Projekt Red “Exploring” a More Permanent Solution to Epileptic Triggers in Cyberpunk 2077
Yesterday, Game Informer published an article warning potential Cyberpunk 2077 players that the game has numerous epileptic triggers — with seemingly no warning or way to avoid them. After the article began making the rounds, developer CD Projekt Red acknowledged the issue, stating that it will add a “separate warning in the game,” explaining that there already was a warning in the user agreement. Secondly, it explained that the dev team is “currently exploring” a more permanent solution but did not dive into details about that just yet.
Thank you for bringing this up. We’re working on adding a separate warning in the game, aside from the one that exists in the EULA (https://t.co/eXpPn73VSK). Regarding a more permanent solution, Dev team is currently exploring that and will be implementing it as soon as possible. https://t.co/lXFypnSit2
— Cyberpunk 2077 (@CyberpunkGame) December 8, 2020