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226: Forza Horizon 4, AC: Odyssey and Treyarch’s Troubled Studio

July 02, 2019

We take a step back this week and review Forza Horizon 4 on the Xbox One. It released last year but has had several updates including Fortune Island and the latest Lego Speed Champions. We also revisit Assassin’s Creed Odyssey since it added new player created quests we wanted to see what they were all about.

In our news, EA executives give up their cash bonuses to help fund other projects and staff checks. Epic Games boss Tim Sweeney defends their exclusive strategy on PC games in their store. Blizzard discusses whey they cancelled the MMO Titan and how it became what is now Overwatch. Lastly, Google Stadia makes the argument for why their pricing will be the same as regular games.

In our discussion, an article on Kotaku released about Treyarch and their troubled development. During Black Ops 4, a story mode was planned and they ended up canning it 8 months or so before the game released to instead develop Blackout, their Battle Royale mode. This was a big departure and now they’re returning to story in 2020. Additionally, game testers had some poor working conditions and weren’t treated as well as regular employees.

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Show Notes
  • 5:30

    Forza Horizon 4

  • 23:19

    Assassin’s Creed Odyssey

  • 32:00

    Gaming News

  • 1:14:47

    Treyarch Troubled History

  • 1:43:44

    Upcoming Video Game Releases

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