This week, Rocket League announced plans to stop supporting Mac and Linux versions, we learned Stardew Valley has sold so very many copies, Lunar New Year sales kicked off, and it looks like support for unionising the games industry is growing. Read on for more of the week’s PC gaming goings-on in our News Digest, and do also check out the Weekly Updates Update for some of the week’s big patches.
Psyonix say it’s “no longer viable” to keep them up-to-date while using new technologies. Mac and Linux will lose online multiplayer in early March, though they’ll still be playable offline. Refunds are on offer.
That’s a big number!
The Game Developers Conference’s annual survey of 4000 developers has shown 54% supported unionising, though only 23% believe the industry will unionise.
They already own a bit of the Conan Exiles studio, and now they’re offering to buy all shares. Funcom want this too, advising shareholders to sell up.
Deals! Deals! Deals!
Deals! Deals! Deals! Deals! Deals!
Would some people like to pay a sub rather than buy the game and its squillion expansions? Maybe! It’s only an experiment, but Paradox do have many games which could suit this model. Right now you can buy most of EU4 real cheap in a Humble Bundle anyway.
To when? A MYSTERY.
So newcomers can catch up on the story before the VR prequel to HL2 arrives in March, the main games are free for everyone on Steam. Not for keepsies, mind.