PixelPulse - December 1, 2023
GTA 6 (Trailer) Release Date, Resident Evil Getting Remade to Death, Sony Deleting 'Purchased' TV Shows
Resident Evil Continues to Rise From the Dead
Capcom announced during their ‘Capcom Showcase’ that more Resident Evil remakes are in development. No specific titles were mentioned, but Resident Evil 4 Remake director Yasuhiro Anpo said, “We’ve released three remakes so far and they have all been received very well. Since it allows a modern audience to play these games, it is something I am happy to do as someone that loves these older games, and we want to continue doing more.”
This news comes as no surprise, as Resident Evil remakes have been very successful for Capcom. The Resident Evil 2 Remake, released in 2019, was a critical and commercial success, selling over 10 million copies worldwide. The Resident Evil 3 Remake, released in 2020, was also a success, selling over 5 million copies worldwide.
Hopefully, these new remakes continue to toe the line between new mechanics and respecting the legacy of the franchise. Resident Evil 4 in VR on the Quest 2 has been a ton of fun for me, so I’m jazzed to keep playing these games.
Grand Theft Auto VI Trailer Coming December 6
I mean, hell. This is pretty self-explanatory. Developer Rockstar Games announced earlier today that GTA 6’s long-awaited trailer is coming on December 6, 2023.
I don’t really care about the Grand Theft Auto series much anymore. GTA 5 was a fine, but tired iteration in the series, and the company’s cash cow, GTA Online, is such a bloated mess that I just can’t care about it.
My only hope is that 6 does something (anything) unexpected or interesting with the franchise that has long since lost its edge.
Sony Deleting ‘Purchased’ Shows From Libraries
On a Sony Support page, the PlayStation maker announced that many shows from Warner Bros Discovery, such as MythBusters and Deadliest Catch, will be deleted from user’s libraries, even though they were previously purchased. Sony has stated that the removal is due to "changes in our content licensing arrangements with content providers."
The removal of Discovery content highlights the limitations of digital ownership not just from Sony, but any digital storefront. Unlike physical media, which can be owned indefinitely, digital content is subject to the terms of the licensing agreement. This means that users are always at risk of losing access to the content they have purchased if the licensor decides to remove it.
Even on my Apple TV, I’ve had many movies removed, even if the license agreement was restored. My digital copy of Gravity fell into the ethereal plane of bullshit. So the lesson is: buy physical media. Or better yet, just go to your public library.
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