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This week in games: The Witcher heads to Netflix, Far Cry 5 confirmed

Can you feel that? It’s the rumble of the E3 train approaching, as this week we saw glimpses of Destiny 2 and South Park: The Fractured But Whole just a month out from the show, as well as confirmation of Far Cry 5, a new Assassin’s Creed, and The Crew 2. I swear, it starts earlier every year.

That, plus ZeniMax sues Samsung, The Witcher heads to Netflix, a Pathfinder RPG, and more. This is gaming news for May 15 to 19.


Activision and Bungie showed off the PC version of Destiny 2 for the first time this week, and overall people seem happy with the experience—though a few grumbles about using peer-to-peer connections have surfaced in the aftermath, as even the PC version will lack dedicated servers.

Also, the game’s being sold through The Blizzard App instead of Steam? 

Emphasis on “whole”

I thought the reason Ubisoft took South Park away from Obsidian and gave it to an internal studio was to avoid the kind of delays we saw on Stick of Truth, but it’s been just as bumpy a ride for the superhero-themed Fractured But Whole. Originally set for release last year, Ubisoft announced the latest (and hopefully the last) release date this week: October 17, 2017. Almost a year late. Crazy.

There’s also a new trailer to go along with the release date.


Along with the South Park news came info on the rest of Ubisoft’s 2017 lineup. If you like sequels? Well, Ubisoft has sequels.

As expected, there’ll be another Assassin’s Creed this year (probably the rumored Egyptian “Assassin’s Creed: Origins“), plus Far Cry 5 and a second run at a racing franchise with The Crew 2. Expect to see more of everything at Ubisoft’s E3 press conference next month.

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