It's been a drama-filled day today, so strap in for one hell of a roundup. We'll start off with the controversy over on Twitch, as tensions have finally settled down after Twitch announced that it will be prohibiting the streaming of unlicensed gambling sites starting this October.
Aside from Twitch drama, we also got confirmation from EA that it is actually working on an Iron Man game, while the company has also called Call of Duty's potential Xbox exclusivity a "tremendous opportunity" for the Battlefield series. For more info, just read on.
Twitch To Ban Streaming Of Unlicensed Gambling Sites On October 18
The Twitch drama that kicked off during this past weekend over the streaming of unlicensed gambling sites has finally come to what looks like its conclusion, as Twitch itself has stated that these streams will be prohibited upon a new policy change that will take place on October 18. Any unlicensed gambling sites that includes slots, roulette, or dice games can no longer be streamed at that point, although Twitch also clarifies streaming sites that involve sports betting, fantasy sports, and poker will be allowed as usual.
EA Confirms It's Working On An Iron Man Game
A while back it was rumored that EA has an Iron Man game in development and the company has now actually confirmed those rumors. It has been announced that Star Wars Battlefront 2 and Dead Space developer EA Motive are working with Marvel on a single-player Iron Man game. While we don't know a title or release date, we do know that the game will be third-person and involves Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy producer Olivier Proulx.
EA Calls Potential Call Of Duty Xbox Exclusivity A "Tremendous Opportunity" For Battlefield
That's not all the EA news we have for you today either, as the company's CEO Andrew Wilson has a unique take on the drama between Microsoft and PlayStation over the exclusivity of Call of Duty. Wilson has stated during a Goldman Sachs conference that Call of Duty's potential exclusivity to Xbox consoles presents a "tremendous opportunity" for Battlefield, claiming the franchise being platform-agnostic could give it a leg up in the future.
Former PlayStation Boss Shawn Layden Joins Tencent As Strategic Advisor
Tencent has been making waves in the games industry yet again, although thankfully it hasn't scooped up yet another studio. No, this time it's scooped up a person, as former PlayStation boss Shawn Layden has announced that he'll be joining Tencent as a strategic advisor. Layden is hoping that his new role will allow him to "advise, assist, and support the team at Tencent as they deepen their activities and commitments within the industry."
Sackboy: A Big Adventure PC Port Looks Likely After Steam Leak
Finally, a bit of good news for PC players still holding out for more PlayStation exclusives, as Sackboy: A Big Adventure is all but confirmed to be following in the footsteps of other high-profile titles like Horizon Zero Dawn and God of War. A Steam listing codenamed Marmalade has been suspected to be a PC port of Sackboy: A Big Adventure for a while now, but a newly added icon of Sackboy himself has pretty much given it away.
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