The guys are back from digesting all of their delicious Thanksgiving food and they are ready to make you thankful for this week’s biggest gaming news stories. Luke, Larry, and Cody gather together to discuss Xbox Scarlett exclusives, Valve’s Acquisition of Campo Santo, and the PC release of Halo MCC.
Cody’s Topic: In the Valley of Gods Shelved Indefinitely
Following the reveal of their title In the Valley of Gods, former Firewatch developer Campo Santo was acquired by Valve. Since then former Campo Santo employees have moved to other Valve projects as a part of Valve’s “work on the project you want” policy. As a result, In the Valley of Gods has been indefinitely shelved. The guys explore whether or not this policy is healthy for coherent and consistent development and reflect on whether or not the decision to sell to Valve was the right one for Campo Santo.
Article used in this segment: https://www.polygon.com/2019/12/3/20994257/valve-in-the-valley-of-gods-campo-santo-half-life-alyx
Luke’s Topic: Halo MCC is Killing it on Steam
Halo: The Master Chief Collection released on Steam this week, and has completely dominated the charts. Your hosts discuss the unique nature of Halo as a franchise and what makes the older games hold up so well. They also explore what concepts from the old iterations should be carried over into Halo Infinite.
Article used in this segment: https://www.pcgamer.com/halo-the-master-chief-collection-hits-the-top-of-the-charts-on-steam/
Larry’s Topic: Microsoft is Planning Tons of Scarlett Exclusives
In an interview with Games Radar, Head of Xbox Studios Matt Booty discussed the future of exclusives on Xbox Scarlett and talked about how he wants to see an Xbox Games Studio title released every 3-6 months. The guys discuss whether or not it was volume or quality that created the issue for the Xbox One, and what they hope to see come out of the newly acquired Xbox Studios.
Article used in this segment: https://www.gamesradar.com/xbox-game-studios-matt-booty-interview-project-scarlett/
Weird News of the Week
The Vatican decided to open a Minecraft server, and it went about as well as one might expect.
Article used in this segment: https://www.pcgamer.com/the-vatican-has-its-own-minecraft-server/
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