New hardware always brings big changes to the online gaming experience. Usually these are positive and expansive, and that doesn’t look to be any different this incoming generation. Microsoft achieved a lot with Xbox Live in the early years and really set the target. One could argue both Steam and the PSN compete well or surpass XBL for value or feature reasons now, but that’s all about to become moot as the landscape reforms.
Pondering the implications of some of the changes to the big three's online strategies moving forward.
"Atari taps into its horror roots with Haunted House, a roguelite revival of the first-ever survival horror game that made its debut on the Atari 2600 in 1982. Now reimagined as a stealth-horror adventure from Orbit Studio, the minds behind Retro Machina, "Haunted House" is ready to creep onto PC and consoles on October 12, 2023." - Atari.
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"The Xiamen-based (China) indie games publisher WhisperGames and Barcelona-based (Spain) indie games developer Caligari Games, are today super happy and excited to announce that their Tim Burton-inspired adventure game “Whateverland”, is now available for consoles (PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, and the Nintendo Switch) via digital stores." - Jonas Ek, TGG.