With cross-platform play once again in the spotlight after it emerged you can't use your Epic account on the Nintendo Switch version of Fortnite if you've used it on the PlayStation 4 version, many within the FIFA community have also wondered whether the feature might come to the world's biggest sports video game.Currently, FIFA has no cross-platform play at all. Unlike, say, Rocket League, which lets PC players match with other players across PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch (the PS4 can't be matched up with Xbox One nor Switch), FIFA does not let players on different platforms play together.FIFA does not let you use one account across multiple platforms, either (FIFA players have long called for the ability to use the same account for a persistent FIFA Ultimate Team experience across console and PC). And the online FUT marketplace is platform specific, too, which limits market activity.So, there are a lot of reasons why cross-platform play would be great for FIFA - and it sounds … [Read more...] about EA Sports: FIFA 19 cross-platform play “a net benefit to users”
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Resident Evil 7 is coming to Nintendo Switch…sort of. Capcom announced the game’s release for Nintendo’s hybrid console yesterday, but before you start getting excited, there’s a couple of massive caveats. First, Resident Evil 7 (or Biohazard Resident Evil 7 Cloud Edition, as it’s being called) seems to be slated for a Japan-only release right now; there’s no Western release date anywhere in sight. Secondly, true to the name, the Nintendo Switch version of Resident Evil 7 is streaming-only. The Switch version will work similarly to services like PlayStation Now and Liquid Sky. Users will be able to stream the game to their Switch (make sure you’ve got a crazy strong Internet connection) rather than downloading it to the console’s internal storage or SD card. It makes sense; the Switch’s internal storage isn’t huge, and Resident Evil 7, being a modern game, is a massive beast by the Switch’s standards. There are a few … [Read more...] about Resident Evil 7 Is Coming To Switch…Via Streaming, In Japan
Without a doubt, one of the most highly anticipated products in recent memory is the forthcoming Pokemon title set to become available on the Nintendo Switch, but there’s currently no telling exactly when it will launch. Be that as it may, a recent statement from one of the franchise’s longtime developers, Junichi Masuda, has fans speculating about whether or not an announcement regarding the game is imminent. As it so happens, Masuda recently attended a fan event at a Pokemon Center store in Tokyo and asked the crowd if they owned a Nintendo Switch, with the developer then encouraging those who didn’t have the latest console from the Big N to buy one. While this doesn’t specifically confirm that an announcement regarding the forthcoming title for the platform is on the way, it does show that Masuda is eager to ensure that fans will have a Switch to play the new game once it’s out.As of now, Pokemon on Switch currently has a wide release window, with Game … [Read more...] about Pokemon Switch Announcement Coming Soon?
Things have been rather quiet on the net neutrality front, which we suppose is a good thing—no news is good news, as it indicates that ISPs are not abusing their freedom to treat Internet traffic as they see fit after the FCC dismantled net neutrality rules last year. Nevertheless, several US states are not leaving things to chance. That includes Oregon, which signed into law its own net neutrality regulations, CNET reports.Signed by Governor Kate Brown, the law goes into effect in 2019 and prohibits state agencies from inking contracts with ISPs that don't agree to treat all internet traffic the same. That means no paid prioritization or throttling based on content."The internet has democratized knowledge and is an invaluable tool for education. It's so important that it remains open and accessible for everyone," Governor Brown said in a statement last week. "In Oregon, we want to make sure that access to the internet is a level playing field, instead of exacerbating economic … [Read more...] about Oregon enacts its own net neutrality law, but it doesn’t affect home consumers
Activision has announced that Call of Duty Black Ops 4 will be the next installment in the franchise. The publisher reveals that it will be released for the PS4, Xbox One and PC on October 12th, 2018. Treyarch, responsible for all previous Black Ops games, is confirmed to be the developer of Call of Duty Black Ops 4. Other than the release date, Activision has not provided any details on the upcoming game, only labeling it as a "game-changing experience." Activision and Treyarch have promised to share more information on Call of Duty Black Ops 4 on May 17th, 2018, which is about two months away. On this date, they will be presenting a "community reveal to a worldwide audience." In other related news, CharlieIntel reported that the Call of Duty login and account management sites have seemingly received an update earlier today. Interestingly, users can now link their Blizzard Battle.Net account with their Call of Duty account. A possible interpretation of this news would be that Call of … [Read more...] about Call of Duty Black Ops 4 Announced, May Come to Battle.Net