PS4 FIFA 18 bundles were revealed last week. And while this is business as usual for most markets, this is a big deal for India. We discuss what the implications of this move are in a market where all of EA’s games, including FIFA are exclusive to Amazon India.
In more Sony news, the company announced a price hike for its PS Plus subscription service. While there was a fair amount of outrage over the move, the increase in price isn’t as bad as say, Microsoft’s doubling of the price of Xbox Live Gold subscriptions for the country.
And that’s not all, while the PlayStation Network is gaining some notoriety in the West for poorly made titles like Life of Black Tiger and 5-Star 1000 Top Rated, we explain why it’s really par for the course, particularly if you’ve played Ra.One, Street Cricket, Desi Adda, and other made in India PS2, PSP, and PS3 exclusives.
Onto other platforms, we talk about Nintendo’s success with the Switch and 3DS as well as two new games announced for the systems in the Monster Hunter and Dragon Quest franchises. Looking to the immediate future, Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle is out at the end of the month and we tell you what you can expect from the game straight from its makers, as well as our experiences with Splatoon 2 and where Nintendo’s shooter fell short.
Speaking of shooters, EA announced a new Battlefield game is in the works. We dissect what it could end up being after the company’s learnings from Battlefield 1, Star Wars Battlefront, and the yet to be released Battlefront 2.
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