It's a bit of a somber news roundup today for a multitude of reasons, the biggest being the sad passing of popular Minecraft YouTuber Technoblade from cancer at just 23.
Our other stories today include Sucker Punch's confirmation that neither it nor any other studios are working on new Sly Cooper or Infamous games and EA's cheeky swipe at single-player games that led to the biggest drubbing of a brand account you're likely to see in the games industry.
Minecraft YouTuber Technoblade Passes Away From Cancer
The Minecraft community lost one of its most popular creators today as Technoblade has passed away from cancer at age 23. As a send off for his fans, one final video was uploaded to Technoblade's YouTube channel titled "so long nerds" in which his father narrates a letter to his community thanking them for their support. Technoblade's mother also shared a letter on Twitter and several popular creators have been sharing their condolences, including Pokimane, JSchlatt, Slimecicle, and Ludwig.
Sucker Punch Has "No Plans" For Infamous And Sly Cooper Games Right Now
Sucker Punch has broken the hearts of many of its fans today, as it announced that neither it nor any other studio has new Infamous or Sly Cooper games currently in development. The developer explains that due to the "scale and complexity" of its games these days, the team's focus is solely on it's current project. Sucker Punch didn't reveal what that project is, but it's heavily rumored to be a sequel to Ghost of Tsushima. There is a thin silver lining to the announcement, as the developer said they'd "never say never" to future games.
EA Pokes Fun At Single-Player Games, Gets Roasted, Immediately Backtracks
Whenever brand accounts latch onto a trending meme, you know it's finally dead. The "she's a 10 but…" meme used to share dating red flags has been fairly popular on social media, but EA managed to take it one step too far and irritate almost everyone. After EA's official Twitter account tweeted out "She's a 10 but she only plays single-player games," the rest of Twitter decided to absolutely roast the publisher for all it's worth, forcing an embarassing backtrack and leaving EA with egg on its face.
God Of War Director Tells Creeps To Stop Sending Explicit Pictures To Game Devs
In more serious news, God of War "fans" have stooped to new lows to try and get the release date for Ragnarok by sending explicit pictures to Santa Monica employees. Because apparently isn't obvious enough that people shouldn't send unsolicited nudes to game developers, God of War 2018 director Cory Barlog posted a tweet to his personal Twitter account telling fans to stop doing this and "show some fucking respect."
Another Fallout: London Dev Joins Bethesda
Finally, another Fallout: London developer has joined Bethesda, as Ryan "Ropiequet" Johnson has accepted an offer to become an associate level designer at the company. This news was announced on the Fallout: London Twitter account, as was the revelation that project lead Dean Carter was also offered a job at Bethesda's UK studio to work on Fallout 76. However, Carter turned the job down to "continue working [on] Fallout: London through until the end."
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