Red Dead Online won’t get ‘major’ updates as Rockstar shifts to the next mainline GTA game

Red Dead Online will no longer receive “major themed content updates” in part because Rockstar Games is pulling resources into the next Grand Theft Auto title, the studio said Thursday. Fans have marveled if Red Dead Online has been abandonedand while the game isn’t being shut down, Rockstar won’t be making as much content for it moving forward.

“Over the past few years, we have been steadily moving more development resources towards the next entry in the Grand Theft Auto series — understanding more than ever the need to exceed players’ expectations and for this next entry to be the best it can possibly be — and as a result, we are in the process of making some changes to how we support Red Dead OnlineRockstar wrote in a blog post.

As for the future of Red Dead Online,”alongside seasonal special events and experience improvements

Ubisoft to Shut Down Multiplayer and Online Services for 15 Games in September 2022

Ubisoft is set to shut down multiplayer and online services for 15 games on September 1, 2022, including five Assassin’s Creed games, Far Cry 3, Splinter Cell: Blacklist, Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands, and more.

For games like Assassin’s Creed 3 (2012 Release) and Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood, the installation of access to DLC will also be unavailable on that date.

“Closing the online services for some older games allows us to focus our resources on delivering great experiences for players who are playing newer or more popular titles,” Ubisoft wrote on its support page.

The full list of games and what services will be stopped is as follows

  • Assassin’s Creed II
    • PC, PlayStation 3: You will be unable to play multiplayer, link Ubisoft accounts in-game or use online features.
  • Assassin’s Creed 3 (2012 Release)
    • PC: You will be unable to play multiplayer, link Ubisoft accounts in-game or use online

Recommended platforms, tools, and systems to play tabletop games online

Tabletop gaming is more accessible than ever, and there’s something delightful about crowding around a table with friends to hoot and holler over the fates of fictional elves, Lovecraftian detectives, or embattled Space Marines. There’s definitely a summer camp feel to the camaraderie and adventure, although the trials and tribulations of a pen-and-paper session tend to be a little more ambitious than roasting s’mores and singing songs around the campfire.

Running one of these games can be intimidating, and with the COVID-19 pandemic, many groups have moved online. There are advantages and disadvantages to this approach — it’s easier to rustle up a group, but harder to engage. Though with a few handy-dandy tools, it’s easier to set up an online tabletop group than you might think.

Platforms of choice

There are a few ways to go about setting up your game, but Discord is a surprisingly adequate organizational tool

Popular Nintendo Switch Exclusives Include Free 12 Month Subscription to Switch Online

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If you are new to the Nintendo Switch or you don’t have one of the exclusive titles listed below, you’ll be able to score a free 1 year subscription to Switch Online for free thanks to GameStop. They’ve paired a collection of popular Nintendo Switch exclusives with a 12 month membership to the service. What’s more, three of the five eligible games are on sale to begin with. These titles include the following:

For those unfamiliar with the service, Nintendo Switch Online is the only way for Switch owners to play most online Switch games. This includes all first-party games, including Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Splatoon 2, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, as well as most third-party games. The service also

2K relents to fans, turns servers back on for abandoned “4v1” online game

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Enlarge / Evolve‘s unique 4v1 battling is now back online—and while access is limited, we still count this as a victory for game history preservation.

2K Games / Turtle Rock

From a preservation standpoint, the modern shift to “always-online” video games has been a disaster. We’ve seen it repeatedly: A developer stops “supporting” an online game, and then the rug is pulled out from fans who might try to hack their way into playing the game among friends, leaving all access in tatters.

In the case of the four-on-one online shooter Evolvehowever, the reverse has been true—and in a surprise twist, this 2K-published, Turtle Rock-developed game has been given more life this week than in the four years since its support was shut down.