Welcome to EGM’s Weekly Wrap. Each Friday, we round up the biggest news stories from the past seven days, along with some of the smaller but still interesting developments that may have flown under the radar, all in one convenient place for you, our dear readers.
This week was book-ended by a lackluster Sony presser at Paris Games Week—where the most interesting thing that happened was how violated everyone felt after its Detroit: Become Human trailer—and a BlizzCon opening ceremony that had so many big stories that games journalists around the world lost their collective minds as they slathered themselves in orc blood and stumbled around Blizzard World whispering the name “Moira” under their breath.
Here’s a rundown of this week’s top stories and others you may have missed:
This Week’s Top Stories
Super Mario Odyssey became the all-time fastest-selling Mario game in the U.S. because apparently people like really fun and clever games.
Blizzard announced a new hero and a new map for Overwatch, thus assuring that we’ll be forced to write eight Overwatch articles each day until their respective releases. Thanks, Blizzard!
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds finally received an Xbox One release date, just in time to make Fortnite: Battle Royale realize that the only reason anyone was playing it on Xbox was because PUBG wasn’t out yet.
The amount of hard drive space that Quantum Break‘s Xbox One X download takes up is ridiculous, but it’s fine since practically no one bought Quantum Break anyway.
EA reworked Star Wars Battlefront II‘s loot crate system in response to fan backlash by having them contain less useful items, making both the game and the loot crates equally undesirable.
The Super NES Classic sold over 2 million units, and miraculously only 1.5 million of those units were sold to scalpers.
Assassin’s Creed Origins‘ Metacritic user score was temporarily inflated by a surge of positive fake reviews, which is ironic because it’s probably one of the first AC games in a long time that didn’t actually need positive fake reviews.
Can we talk about how cool Sucker Punch‘s new game looks? Oh, no one but me cares? Okay, then.
In Other News…
PlayStation was forced to defend the violent content present in its Paris Games Week 2017 trailers, because apparently no one understands what “rated M for mature” means.
Random people are throwing down literal banhammers and attacking PUBG hackers at internet cafés because apparently no one that plays that game has any sense of perspective.
A Witcher musical is opening in Poland, if for some reason you thought the only thing that Wild Hunt was missing was a choral backdrop and Geralt dance-fighting with drowners.
Housemarque announced that it’s done making arcade-inspired games, leaving that task to literally every other indie developer.