Gran Turismo Sport servers are closing, Baldur's Gate 3 has become the most popular game on the Steam Deck in September, — we tell you what happened in the gaming industry over the weekend.
▪️Sony and Polyphony Digital are ending support for the Gran Turismo Sport racing simulator six years after the game's release. The companies announced that on December 1, 2023, they will stop selling in-game content, and on January 31, 2024, they will close online servers. Access to offline mode will remain.
▪️Baldur's Gate 3 became the leader in the September Steam Deck chart. It includes games in which the owners of a portable PC spent the most hours in a month. Along with Baldur's Gate 3, Starfield, Cyberpunk 2077, Elden Ring and Armored Core VI were among the five most popular games in September.
▪️Playtika has completed the purchase of the Israeli mobile studio Innplay Labs, which developed a game in the genre of social casino Animals & Coins. Under the terms of the deal, the maximum amount that the studio will be able to receive is $ 300 million. Playtika has already paid $80 million, and will transfer the rest if Innplay Labs reaches the required indicators.
Complaints about the incorrect operation of the Counter-Strike 2 anti-cheat began to appear en masse on Reddit and Steam. According to gamers, the game is banned for using Windows 7, — anti-cheat allegedly takes the operating system for prohibited software. Valve has not publicly commented on the complaints. Note that Windows 10 is specified in the minimum system requirements of Counter-Strike 2. Also, on January 1, 2024, the Steam client will stop working on Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 operating systems.