The biggest gaming news for June 17, 2022

The biggest gaming news for June 17, 2022

The biggest gaming news for June 17, 2022

The weekend is here and your hard-earned break from working life is finally here. For starters, why don’t you get your feet up, relax, and read some of the hottest gaming news you might have missed today? Our main story today includes more details on the future of Final Fantasy, as Nomura revealed that work on Final Fantasy Remake Part 3 has already begun.

Other stories in this roundup here pertain to the reveal of a Jon Snow Game of Thrones spinoff series in the works, and a hint that Housemarque could return to Returnal in the future. All this and more if you keep reading.

Nomura has already started work on Final Fantasy 7 Remake Part 3

Final Fantasy fans are still reeling after being recently bombarded by exciting titles coming next year. However, even with several titles currently slated for release soon, director Tetsuya Nomura revealed that work on Final Fantasy 7 Remake Part 3 has already begun. It was confirmed yesterday during the Final Fantasy 7 25th Anniversary Showcase that this new Final Fantasy 7 series will indeed be a trilogy, and it looks like Square Enix is ​​in full swing to get these games out as soon as possible.

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Jon Snow will have his own Game of Thrones spinoff series on HBO

While the events during the final season of Game of Thrones may have soured fans of the entire series, HBO is keen to continue the story as it apparently has a spinoff series in the works that will focus on Jon Snow. According to a new report, Kit Harrington is already on board to reprise his role and the spinoff will take place after the events of the main series. It doesn’t have a name yet, but it represents a good opportunity for HBO to get the Game of Thrones name out of the mud.

“Remains to be seen” whether Housemarque will make a comeback

Returnal was one of the most overlooked games of 2021, but it’s undeniably Housemarque’s most ambitious and well-received title. In a recent interview, Senior Narrative Designer Eevi Korhonen spoke about the possibility of a Returnal sequel, explaining that Housemarque possibly returning to Selene’s story “remains to be seen.” Korhonen also reveals that the team’s next game will be an original IP and will include some ideas that were not used in the development of Returnal.

SpaceX reportedly fires workers who criticized Elon Musk

Free speech “champion” Elon Musk has returned to the headlines, but not for the right reasons. A new report has accused SpaceX – a spacecraft maker founded by Musk – of firing several employees who openly criticized him, having written a letter calling the billionaire’s antics on Twitter a “source of distraction and embarrassment”. We don’t know how many employees have been laid off at the moment, but at least three were confirmed in a New York Times report.

Original Pokémon Snap Coming to Nintendo Switch Online

Finally, good news for Pokemon fans, as the original Pokemon Snap will be added to Nintendo Switch Online next week. Fans who are itching for a retro throwback will be able to download the game on June 24, as long as they have an active Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack subscription. The game has players controlling Todd Snap as he takes the most beautiful pictures he can of a variety of Pokémon for Professor Oak to brutally judge.

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