The Biggest Gaming News For January 28, 2023

The Biggest Gaming News For January 28, 2023

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 might get a new map, Atomic Heart comes under further fire, and the Horizon series springs a leak.

I hope that you’ve been taking the opportunity afforded by such a superb Saturday to spend some spare time on what surely must be your favorite pastime, video games. The downside to doing this of course is that you get behind on all of the latest news, but you’ll never have to worry about missing a beat because we’ve got you covered with our daily roundups. Today, we heard that Valderas Museum could be coming back to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, Mundfish has denied further connections to Russia, and a Horizon game just leaked. As always, these are just our top stories and so read on for the rest.


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Horizon Multiplayer Game Concept Art And Early Gameplay Leaked

Some concept art and early gameplay has been leaked for a Horizon multiplayer game. While very little is actually known about this upcoming title, fans of the franchise at least know a bit more about the game. This comes hot on the heels of job listings appearing last month over at developer Guerilla Games, confirming that a multiplayer game set in the Horizon universe aiming to “expand the world of Horizon” with a “stylized” look is currently in the works. You’ll have to stay tuned for the official announcement.

From left to right: Goblin War Drums by Wayne Reynolds, God-Eternal Bontu by Lius Lasahido, and Summit Apes by Véronique Meignaud

MTG’s Head Designer Points Out Too Many Planeswalker Names Start With K

The head designer on Magic: The Gathering recently pointed out that too many Planeswalker names begin with the letter “K,” causing thousands of players to suddenly take note of this rather strange phenomenon. Well, now that you’ve seen it, you’ll never be able to unsee it. I’m sorry.

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Phil Spencer Says 343 Industries Is Still The “Heart And Soul” Of Halo

343 Industries will remain the “heart and soul” of Halo, at least according to someone who by now should require no introduction, Phil Spencer. “Halo will remain critically important to what Xbox is doing and 343 is critically important to the success of Halo. In terms of support studios and other things, that’s just part of development and having other partners help us. But the heart and soul of Halo is with 343 and the team that’s there and I have the utmost confidence in the team that’s there and leading and the plan that they have going forward.” This of course comes in the wake of massive layoffs affecting parent company Microsoft.

Valderas Museum in Modern Warfare 2.

Call Of Duty Insider Hints That Valderas Museum Is Coming Back To Modern Warfare 2

According to an industry insider, the map known as Valderas Museum could be coming back to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. The map was apparently removed because it was based on the Getty Museum in Los Angeles, California. In any case, the news comes from the well known source CharlieIntel who posted a picture on Twitter.


Atomic Heart Developer Mundfish Denies Claims Of Harvesting Data For Russia

The studio behind the upcoming Atomic Heart, Mundfish, recently denied claims of having harvested data for Russia through a digital storefront. The studio said in a statement that “our game and website do not collect any information or data” before going on to describe how “the website’s privacy statement is outdated and wrong and should have been removed years ago. We have shut down the shop to assure our fans of the integrity of our studio and products. We apologize for any confusion on this matter.” Some on the other hand remain unconvinced.

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