- Baldur's Gate 3 has achieved a high concurrent player count on Steam, which builds excitement for its upcoming console releases.
- The remake of Resident Evil 2 has now become the best-selling game in the franchise.
- Dead by Daylight has confirmed an Alien crossover, fulfilling fans' hopes for the iconic Xenomorph to join the game, adding to its already extensive horror lineup.
Mortal Kombat 1 continues to reveal the effects that Liu Kang’s New Era has on the main roster, sales milestones and player count landmarks exceed fans’ expectations lately, and Dead by Daylight announces one of its most highly anticipated crossover chapters to date. Today, Game Rant’s weekly recap takes a look at some of the most notable headlines from the past week.
Nintendo’s Switch successor appears all the more likely for a launch in the near future, Baldur’s Gate 3 releases on PC, and FromSoftware loses a lead composer who worked on some of the developer’s most seminal games. All that and more in this week’s roundup of games industry news.
Baldur’s Gate 3 Crosses Steam Player Count Landmark
Baldur’s Gate 3’s concurrent player count on Steam has soared to an incredibly high number in the few days since its initial launch on PC, making its future releases on console even more exciting.
Resident Evil 2 Remake Hits Franchise Sales Milestone
Sales numbers have confirmed recently that Resident Evil 2’s remake has now dethroned Resident Evil 7 as the franchise’s best-selling game.
Dead by Daylight Confirms Alien Crossover
Dead by Daylight’s Alien crossover is officially confirmed after years of fans hoping the Xenomorph would become a killer character, adding to the already immensely saturated horror landscape Behavior has cultivated.
Bloodborne, Sekiro Composer Leaves FromSoftware
FromSoftware lead composer Yuka Kitamura has announced her departure from the studio after 12 years of work there that included Dark Souls 3, Bloodborne, and Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice.
Nintendo Switch Successor Supposedly Scheduled for 2024
Thanks to a dev kit being passed around, it seems increasingly likely that evidence is piling up to ensure a Nintendo Switch successor will launch in the back half of 2024.
Baraka is only one of many characters receiving a profound overhaul to their backstories and lore in Liu Kang’s New Era, and with that shift may come a more empathetic representation of the Tarkatan in Mortal Kombat 1.
Movies & TV
Harry Potter is obviously one of the most dominant fantasy IPs in modern entertainment and will likely remain as such for the foreseeable future. However, not every theme or piece of imagery it expressed has aged well into a modern lens.
Baldur’s Gate 3 is an enormous CRPG and one of its biggest challenges might even just be getting one’s foot out the door in terms of character customization. Considering how much customization plays a role, careful selection of one’s class and race can be paramount.
Game Rant Exclusives
Dead Cells may still be niche as a roguelike game with 35 updates peppered into it, and Game Rant spoke with Evil Empire COO Benjamin Laulan to discuss some of its overall success and crossovers with other franchises.