July in Gaming: A Plague Tale, The Last of Us, or God of War

The summer season is running, but instead of the „silly season“ we continue at Fanatic Games in full swing. We have a large part of the team allocated to long-term projects. The other part of the team is currently working on three projects, while the biggest news of this month was the start of cooperation in processing of 3D clothing models from one of the important historical periods. We are currently planning to start several new collaborations and we are preparing ourselves for last periods of the year.

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Top Five July News

Every month in the gaming industry is very interesting and July was no exception. Check out what are the five most interesting pieces of news down below!

Ex-CD Project Red developers have announced the creation of a new studio called Dark Passenger. The studio is based in Warsaw, Poland and was founded by Jakub Ben, former assistant director and cinematic artist, and Marcin Michalski, former senior environment artist. Right after the announcement, they stated that they are already developing a multiplayer game built in Unreal Engine 5 set in Feudal Japan. 

Naughty Dog has shared more information about the remake of 2013’s action narrative game The Last of Us which will be released at the beginning of September. The game will be entirely rebuilt from the ground in The Last of Us Part II engine which will bring denser physics, enhanced textures or animations. It will feature several graphical options, with 4K 60FPS being one of them. The Last of Us Part 1 released on September 2, 2022.

According to Asobo, the next-gen transition will allow the developers to “push the horizons” in A Plague Tale: Requiem. The game director, Kevin Choteau, suggests massive improvements in visual fidelity and gameplay in comparison with the first entry. The game’s AI and the core gameplay has been completely rebuilt with the next-gen consoles in mind, meaning that what they will deliver in October would not be possible on PlayStation 4 or Xbox One. 

Rockstar Games has allegedly decided to cancel the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series version of Red Dead Redemption 2. The port should have been released alongside the next-gen consoles back in 2020, but the works on Grand Theft Auto VI made it impossible for the studio. The fans will have to wait to see what Rockstar can do with the current consoles, as the American studio is yet to release a game on PS5 and Xbox Series.

Santa Monica Studio announced the release date of God of War Ragnarok. The sequel to the 2018 Kratos’ adventure will release on November 9, 2022, on PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4. The game is set three years after the events of the previous entry and Kratos and his son Atreus will take on Thor and other gods in their search for the Norse god of war – Tyr. 

Statistics and Chart of the Month

If you interested in numbers, this section is made exactly for you. A statistic down below shows the share of gamers who participate in non-gaming activities within video games in 2021. As you can see, about 28% participate in life events, while 27% watch in-game movies.

Equally interesting chart below shows the annual growth of consumer spending on in-game purchases worldwide from 2021 all the way to 2025. In comparison with 2021, it is clear that consumers are not as interested in in-game purchases as they were last year. However, in the upcoming years, we can observe a slight increase in the spending.       


Quote of the Month


The inflation is affecting the whole world and the gaming industry is no exception. Meta’s price increase of Quest 2 VR Headset by about $100 made Daniel Ahmad tweet the following: “Can’t even escape the inflation in metaverse,” suggesting that we cannot escape the increasing inflation even in the virtual world.

Number of The Month

Sony has released PlayStation 5 almost two years ago and as of July 2022, they managed to sell whopping 21.7 million units worldwide. In the financial report, by April 2023, the Japanese company aims to sell up to 37 million units.

Photo of the Month

Originally released in June 2011, InFamous 2 was developed by Sucker Punch Productions. This open world third-person game was the third highest selling game of the month and overall, it managed to sell over 2,2 million units, resulting in another entry in the series – InFamous: Second Son.


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