December was held in the spirit of preparations for new year 2022. At the same time, we were continuing our newly acquired long-term cooperation with one of our newest client. During December, we successfully set the conditions for 3 new collaborations which will start in January 2022. Other than that, we took some time off for our Christmas holidays to prepare for a new amazing year.
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The last month of the year brought several interesting announcements and gaming news. In the following paragraphs, we have chosen the five most important ones.
Ubisoft has announced a remake of the stealth action game Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell. It is being developed by Ubisoft Toronto who are responsible for the latest entry to the series – Splinter Cell Blacklist. The release date is yet to be announced. However, all things considered, the game will be released in two years at the earliest.
The still very popular Battle-Royal game Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds is going free-to-play as of January 12, 2022. It has been announced at The Game Awards, with some content being locked behind a $12.99 fee that will allow players play ranked games and create custom lobbies.
It Takes Two, developed by Hazelight Studios, won the Game of the Year Award at the 2021 Game Awards, beating games such as Deathloop, Returnal, or Metroid Dread. On the official page of the event, you can check out all the winners in each category.
The support of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is not stopping, as Ubisoft has shown a brand-new story DLC called Dawn of Ragnarok. As claimed by the developers, it is supposed to be the biggest DLC to date, with the play time of around 35 hours.
Three new DualSense colours are coming in January – Nova Pink, Starlight Blue, and Galactic Purple. Together with that, Sony has announced PS5 console covers, matching the new colours of DualSense as well as the existing ones.
If numbers are what you like, this section is specifically for you. Below, you can see a statistics focused on the most played games on Steam in 2020 sorted by peak concurrent players. Unsurprisingly, Counter Strike: Global Offensive is again the winner, but the runner-up is interesting – despite severe bugs and glitches, Cyberpunk 2077 achieved over million players.
The most played games are clear at this point. But how about the most popular genres? From the chart down below, we can see that people are still casual-oriented, with action games being second, and shooter games achieving the third place.
December is a month in which The Gaming Awards are held. With such big events, a lot of rumours are flying around the internet, so when the event was finally about to being, Geoff Keighley was relieved: “Pretty soon I can stop nervously checking resetera and Reddit gaming leaks and rumours and start to show you guys some cool stuff.”
The highly anticipated Battlefield 2042 came out on November 19, 2021. After a week, EA announced that the game sold over 4.23 million units, which is the second-best result after Battlefield 3.
Released on August 30, 2012, Mercia: Fractured Realms was the very first PlayStation Home free-to-play RPG game. It featured a vast open-world full of dungeons, monsters, collectible items, and side quests.
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