This week is a momentous occasion for DF Direct, as old hands John and Alex are joined by a new face: Oliver! He’s produced sterling work for the channel over the last few months, and has plenty of insight into the week’s news on this occasion as well.
On that front, the biggest story this week was Square Enix divesting itself of its Western IPs and studios, including giant gaming brands Deus Ex and Tomb Raider. It’s a surprising move – especially with the company apparently investing heavily in NFTs, cryptocurrency and other recent trends – and the implications are well worth discussion.
Elsewhere, Halo Infinite Season 2 kicked off, and as well as new content it also brought some much-needed fixes for some nagging issues that have persisted from launch. In other Microsoft-adjacent news, the team discusses the rumours that Forza Motorsport 8 will be a cross-gen title despite a suspected release date years after the debut of the Series X.