Let’s wrap up the week with another set of video game news stories, starting with the announcement of a Sony and Netflix partnership that aims to bring films to the streaming service. In addition, the creator of God of War says Sony is working on a “counterpunch” to Xbox Game Pass, Hitman 3‘s content for April 2021 was announced, and more. Here’s the news you might’ve missed on April 9, 2021.
Sony Partners with Netflix to Bring Films to the Streaming Platform
Netflix will be home to several films that fall under Sony’s umbrella thanks to a new partnership between the two companies. While all of Sony’s upcoming movies will debut in theaters, they’ll also then come to Netflix, including Uncharted, Morbius, the Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse sequel, and other Marvel films like future live-action Spider-Man and Venom releases.
Scott Stuber, Netflix’s head of global films, said, “Sony Pictures is a great partner and we are thrilled to expand our relationship through this forward-thinking agreement. This not only allows us to bring their impressive slate of beloved film franchises and new IP to Netflix in the US, but it also establishes a new source of first run films for Netflix movie lovers worldwide.”
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Has Gotten a New Hotfix that Aims to Squash Bugs
The latest Assassin’s Creed Valhalla hotfix has gone live, and it addresses a number of issues — most notably, it squashes bugs that would previously halt progression across various missions. As Ubisoft explains, these fixes are only temporary, as the team is “working on more permanent solutions” to release later on. Nonetheless, you can find out more details by checking out the link below.
IO Interactive Has Outlined Hitman 3’s Content Plans for April 2021
Developer IO Interactive has outlined Hitman 3‘s content plans for April 2021, as shown in the tweet below. Most notably, the update will include a new set of Elusive Targets, one of which is called The Collector, who will be available in Dartmoor from April 9 – 19. Then from April 23 – May 3, The Politician will serve as the next Elusive Target on Hawke’s Bay, along with lots of other content to enjoy throughout the month.
The Season of Greed has arrived in HITMAN 3!
Read the blog: https://t.co/2rFXxwsMqP
— IO Interactive (@IOInteractive) April 8, 2021
2K Is Teasing the Next WWE 2K Game, Reveal Planned for WrestleMania
Publisher 2K is teasing something related to WWE 2K, with plans to reveal the new project at WrestleMania 37 this Sunday. It’s highly likely the publisher will show off WWE 2K22 at the event this weekend. The previous installment, WWE 2K20, was poorly received due to its numerous bugs and glitches. These problems were the result of a short development cycle after the project was handed off to Visual Concepts when longtime WWE developer Yuke’s and 2K ended their partnership in 2019.
— #WWE2K20 (@WWEgames) April 8, 2021
God of War Creator David Jaffe Says Sony Is Developing a “Counterpunch” to Xbox Game Pass
Microsoft has gotten a lot of praise recently due to the success of Xbox Game Pass, a subscription service that grants users with lots of games for a monthly fee. Sony may be working on something to compete with Game Pass, at least according to David Jaffe, the creator of God of War. During Jaffe’s podcast (as transcribed by VGC) he said, “What I can tell you is I know they are doing some stuff because I know people at Sony who have told me that they are doing some stuff.” Jaffe also referred to Sony’s supposed upcoming service as a “counterpunch” to Game Pass and urges fans not to rule out the company just yet. Some, however, are skeptical of Jaffe’s knowledge of the situation, and he is not directly connected to God of War anymore.