Battleborn's ending, Slightly Mad and Bitmap Brothers were bought, and more of the week's PC news

This week, 2K introduced the shutdown of Gearbox’s Battleborn, many many many many video games and objects went on sale in all the Thanksgiving blowouts, and a good few corporations were purchased up too. Read on for more of the week’s PC gaming goings-on in our News Digest, and do additionally try Weekly Updates Update for some of the week’s massive patches.

Sales are occurring

This entire autumn/Thanksgiving/Black Friday sorta factor. There’s the Steam sale. The GOG sale. Epic Games Store. Blizzard. The squillion issues Katharine posted on our Black Friday 2019 tag. Lots of gross sales.

Red Dead Redemption 2 has a Steam launch date

It’ll come to Steam subsequent Thursday, December fifth, after six weeks on Epic and Rockstar’s shops.

Battleborn's ending, Slightly Mad and Bitmap Brothers were bought, and more of the week's PC news

Codemasters purchased Slightly Mad Studios

That’s the gang behind Project Cars and Need For Speed: Shift.

Rebellion purchased The Bitmap Brothers

Now they’ve the model and catalogue, Rebellion plan to rerelease some of ye olde British mob’s video games and even revive some. BB are the gang behind Amiga video games together with Speedball and Chaos Engine.

Facebook purchased the makers of Beat Saber

Oculus say updates and assist will proceed for Beat Saber on all manufacturers of cybergoggles, although it’s not clear what would possibly occur with future video games – and it doesn’t look good for mods.

Battleborn's ending, Slightly Mad and Bitmap Brothers were bought, and more of the week's PC news

GOG dug out Strangehold

After years of being not on sale, the online game sequel to John Woo’s film Hard Boiled is now side-diving throughout PC once more.

The closing Steam Controllers have bought out

Valve confirmed they’ve stopped making their bizarre trackball/gamepad haptic… issues, so the lot which bought out this week was the final.

Battleborn's ending, Slightly Mad and Bitmap Brothers were bought, and more of the week's PC news

Gearbox’s Battleborn will shut down in 2021

When the servers go down, the entire recreation will change into unplayable – each singleplayer and multiplayer. Not many gamers are left to see that, however booo all the identical.

Cyberpunk 2077 has not confirmed multiplayer microtranscations

I suppose that is anti-news however, after it turned Internet-accept ‘reality’ that microtransactions were deliberate for the RPG’s eventual multiplayer aspect, it’s good to clear up misconceptions and errors.

Battleborn's ending, Slightly Mad and Bitmap Brothers were bought, and more of the week's PC news

Final Fantasy XIV began suspending gamers for datamining

Technically rooting round in information information for traces of unreleased content material has been forbidden for ages, however Square Enix have gotten weirdly protecting and began implementing that.

Freebie nook: Rayman Legends on Epic

It’s good!

Battleborn's ending, Slightly Mad and Bitmap Brothers were bought, and more of the week's PC news