The spooky season is upon us here at DualShockers, and what better way is there for gaming enthusiasts to get ready for Halloween than with not one, but two major horror franchises hosting special events online. Presentations on the future of the Resident Evil and Silent Hill franchises wowed us this week, and we’re sure we’ll continue to learn more about all the exciting projects these development teams have in store for us as the end of the year approaches.
Much more Resident Evil On The Horizon, but still no code Veronica
During Resident Evil Showcase, we got our first look at Resident Evil Village’s big update, titled Shadows of Rose, complete with a new trailer focusing on Rose’s discovery of her power. Capcom also shared some gameplay footage and a roadmap for its first three updates for Resident Evil Re: Verse, the multiplayer entry in the series due out at the end of the week. As if that wasn’t enough, we got to see Ashley and Ada make their return in the Resident Evil 4 remake trailer, and now we know to expect the remake to be just as packed with content as the original.
One new version we won’t be seeing any time soon, though fans seem to have been clamoring for it for a long time, is the old Code Veronica, featured on the Dreamcast, as producer Yoshiaki Hirabayashi confirmed this week that there are no current plans to bring it. back.
Breaking the silence in Silent Hill
Not to be outdone, the excellent people at Bloober Team gave us a sneak peek of their upcoming projects during Konami’s Silent Hill Transmission, including a new version of Silent Hill 2, which will remain exclusive to PlayStation 5, but will also be available on PC. In addition to the main series, Bloober Team also let us in on the Silent Hill F spin-off, which is set in 1960s Japan and will be written by Ryujishi 07, the visual novel author behind the game. When They Cry series. Breaking out of the gaming medium, Silent Hill will also be turning television on its head next year in an ambitious project through which viewers’ decisions will change the canon of the Silent Hill franchise.
However, not everyone was thrilled with Bloober Team this week, as Jeremy Blaustein, the original translator for Silent Hill 2, who was also involved in the talent selection and motion capture processes, took to Twitter to complain about the snub he has received. received his work as the remake progresses without him.
Delco Webney, it’s almost time for The Sims 5
That’s Simlish for “believe it or not”, and it’s true. In a stream last week, Maxis introduced us to Project Rene, an early stage of development for the next generation of The Sims. Franchise Creative Vice President Lyndsay Pearson promised that the next entry in the life simulator will feature powerful building tools and an emphasis on creativity. And oh yeah, you can start testing this Tuesday, October 25.
Here comes a new challenger, and is it Netflix?
Netflix isn’t really synonymous with gaming, but its leaders are hoping to change that, as company president Mike Verdu has revealed that Netflix is seriously considering setting up its own cloud gaming service. With the death knell for Stadia already signed, it’s no surprise that a new competitor has arrived to fill that void, and it will be interesting to see if the TV and movie streaming giant will follow through on its plans.
And speaking of media companies stepping out of their comfort zones, there’s also the possibility that Microsoft has plans to launch a mobile game store in the midst of its proposed acquisition of Activision Blizzard. That deal is still up in the air with the UK regulatory authority, and before the regulatory board members make their final decision, they’re asking the public to participate via email, because asking strangers for advice on the internet usually yields great results. .