Sony Blocks Xbox From Remaking ‘Silent Hill 2’
The console war just keeps on raging. Well, at least one side of that war is keeping things heated. I’m reminded of that classic situation when one person wants to fight and the other doesn’t. Well, Sony seems to be the person trying to fight – as Xbox sits back and attempts to do their best to not fight.
If you haven’t been keeping up, Microsoft purchased some game studios, which left Sony seemingly unable to release those games on their end. However, this isn’t always the case. Although Xbox owns Activision, they have still agreed to allow Sony to release titles like Call of Duty on their system. It wasn’t something they had to do. They decided to play it cool and allow them the rights to one of the world’s largest game franchises.
It doesn’t appear that Sony is going to take that same approach though. Most recently, it appears that they are attempting to block their game publishers from allowing Microsoft a chance at remaking Silent Hill 2.
Now, Microsoft released a statement stating that Sony “entered into arrangements with third-party publishers which require the ‘exclusion’ of Xbox from the set of platforms these publishers can distribute their games on.”
Microsoft’s purchases of multiple game studios have lead Sony to take legal action that involved the FTC. All of this has put Microsoft in a strange position with the FTC. The biggest argument is that Sony has done this plenty of times in the past and has had several exclusive games that Xbox wasn’t allowed to touch. Now that Sony is being given back some of their own medicine they made sure to make a big deal out of it. Naughty Dog only made games for Sony and nobody had an issue with that. So, I fail to see why NOW, it is a big deal.
We will have to see where all this turns out. But, it looks like the future is going to be made up of game studio purchases and more exclusives.
‘Stranger Things’ VR Trailer Puts the Upside Down in Your Living Room
Stranger Things is getting very real this year. It appears that the experience will go virtual and bring the world of Mind Flayers and all kinds of other Upside Down creatures into your very own living room. Good luck keeping the carpet clean.
The folks at Tender Claws are bringing the game to Meta Quest 2 and Meta Quest Pro. All in and around the Fall of 2023.
Perhaps best of all we are going to be playing as Vecna while trapped in the Upside Down and beyond. The entire thing looks pretty dang cool over all and certainly has the aesthetic to drag you into this world.
The description for Stranger Things VR goes like this:
Play as Vecna and head to the Upside Down in Stranger Things VR. Check out the trailer to see some of the creepy areas and creatures as you invade people’s minds, harness telekinetic powers, and take revenge against Hawkins, Eleven and crew.
Are you excited to jump into the world of Stranger Things VR? Let us know in the comments section.
‘Silent Hill: Ascension’ Trailer Unveiled – An Interactive Journey Into Darkness
As horror fans, we’re all brimming with anticipation for the Silent Hill 2 remake. However, let’s shift our focus to another intriguing venture — the collaborative project from Behaviour Interactive, Bad Robot Games, Genvid, and DJ2 Entertainment: Silent Hill: Ascension.
Our wait for information is over as Genvid Entertainment and Konami Digital Entertainment have just released fresh details and a chilling trailer for this interactive streaming series, scheduled to launch later this year.
Silent Hill: Ascension thrusts us into the horrifying realities of multiple main characters located worldwide. Their lives become twisted nightmares as they’re besieged by monstrous beings from the Silent Hill universe. The insidious creatures lurk in the shadows, poised to engulf people, their offspring, and entire towns. Drawn into the gloom by recent murder mysteries and deeply buried guilt and fears, the stakes are unimaginably high.
An interesting facet of Silent Hill: Ascension is the power it grants its audience. The series’ conclusion isn’t pre-determined, not even by its creators. Instead, the fate of the characters lies in the hands of millions of viewers.
The series boasts an extensive cast of detailed new characters, as well as fresh monsters and locations within the Silent Hill universe. It leverages Genvid’s real-time interactive system, enabling a vast audience to guide characters’ survival and influence their destinies.
Jacob Navok, CEO of Genvid Entertainment, promises a captivating, immersive experience for audiences with Silent Hill: Ascension. Expect striking visuals, real-time community-driven events, and a deep exploration of the psychological horror that has endeared the Silent Hill series to fans worldwide.
“By participating in Silent Hill: Ascension,” he says, “you will leave your legacy in the canon of Silent Hill. We’re offering fans the unique chance to become part of the story themselves in collaboration with Konami Digital Entertainment, Bad Robot Games, and Behaviour Interactive.”
More details about Ascension are to be revealed in the coming months. To stay in the loop, check back to our iHorror games section here.
Now, let’s hear from you. What do you make of this new interactive approach to storytelling in the Silent Hill universe? Are you ready to step into the darkness and shape the narrative? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.
(Information sourced from Genvid Entertainment and Konami Digital Entertainment)
‘Ghostbusters’ Receives Slime-Covered, Glow-in-the-Dark Sega Genesis Cartridge
Sega Genesis’ Ghostbusters game was a complete blast and with the recent updates, patching in Winston and a few other characters was a much-needed update. The underrated game has recently seen an explosion in popularity thanks to those updates. Gamers are checking the full game out on Emulator sites. In addition, @toy_saurus_games_sales released some Sega Genesis game cartridges covered in glow-in-the-dark.
The Insta account @toy_saurus_games_sales is giving fans a chance to purchase the game for $60. The awesome cartridge also comes with a full-fledged exterior case.
Have you played the Ghostbusters game for Sega Genesis? If you have, let us know what you think.
In order to purchase the limited edition, slime-covered game cartridge head over HERE.