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Podcast #136: Visceral Closes, Destiny 2's Seasons, & The Future of Single-Player Games

Podcast #136: Visceral Closes, Destiny 2's Seasons, & The Future of Single-Player Games

After a very busy week in the world of gaming, the fellas have a lot to discuss! Join Brent, Ben, and Bender as they discuss the latest and greatest from around the video game industry. Topics this week include:

• EA Closes Visceral Games, Pivots Star Wars Project - In a bombshell announcement that sent shockwaves through the industry, EA revealed it has decided to close down veteran game studio Visceral Games and "pivot" their Star Wars project in the face of a changing industry. The game has been shifted into the hands of a number of different EA Studios, headed up by EA Vancouver, and It is unclear what, if any, elements of Visceral's vision for the game will remain moving forward. Is this simply a case of a changing industry requiring a change in focus, or was this project not progressing along as well as EA would have liked?

• Activision Patents Microtransaction Technology - In 2015, Activision apparently filed an exploratory patent based around a technology that would encoura

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