Wednesday Gaming News – 25/9/2013

September 25, 2013

  • Earlier this year, Activision Blizzard announced that it was looking to buy itself back from Vivendi, which has a majority share in the company. However, it seems their efforts have hit a bump for now, with the Delaware Supreme Court halting the plans, citing lawsuits related to Activision Blizzard’s failure to put the decision to the shareholders. Activision will appeal the decision on October 10.
  • Joseph Staten, the creative director of the upcoming Bungie game Destiny, has resigned. As posted on the official Bungie blog, Staten writes: “I’m leaving to tackle new creative challenges. While this may come as a surprise, fear not. It’s been my pleasure building Destiny these past four years, and after the big reveal this summer, our hugely talented team is on track for greatness.”
  • Loving the music from Grand Theft Auto V? You can now purchase a three-volume soundtrack from the iTunes store.
  • Sony has announced a USD$20 season pass for the upcoming Killzone: Shadow Fall. The pass will give players access to six pieces of DLC after the game is released, including three online co-op map packs, one online co-op expansion and two multiplayer expansion packs.
  • Terry Cavanagh, the man behind VVVVVV and Super Hexagon, has released a new game. The game, Naya’s Quest, is a Flash-based browser game and can be best described as an isometric platformer. It’s trickier than it sounds.
  • Indie game and self-described non-combat MMO Wander is now coming to PlayStation 4. The game, developed by Melbourne locals, will also be available on Windows, Mac and Linux and is currently in beta.
  • Here’s the English opening for Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes: