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Halo Infinite’s Creative Director Leaves 343

It's a bit hard to believe that Halo Infinite was first teased over a year ago at E3 and still won't be released until the next Xbox console comes around. That development time may in part be due to giving 343 time to get on its feet regarding a major shakeup within the team.

As reported by Kotaku, Tim Longo was heading up creative directorial duties for what is said to be a spiritual reboot for the series, according to studio chief Bonnie Ross. When Kotaku reached out to Microsoft, the company confirmed that Longo had departed the company and that the leadership was being shaken up.

“Roles and responsibilities of various team members regularly evolve to meet the needs of a game, throughout development,” Microsoft told the outlet. “We have recently had two changes to the Halo Infinite development team. Our Executive Producer, Mary Olson will now take charge of the Campaign team on Halo Infinite as the Lead Producer, utilizing her many years of experience at 343 to help craf..

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Australian Smash Bros. Tournament Bans Hero From Competitive Play

When Dragon Quest's Hero was first detailed by director Masahiro Sakurai last month, some fans had a lot of concern about the character's competitive viability. While some character incorporate random elements into their gameplay, Hero's mechanics are a nod to Dragon Quest's RPG mechanics and tend to center on a random number generator. The competitive community has been split about what to do with the character, but at least one tournament has decided to outright ban him.

South Australia Smash Central posted a notice via Twitter last night stating that they would be banning the character from competitive play at the tournament. It was not an issue that he is too new, like Evo's time-based rules on how close DLC characters can release for a game after Skarlet turned out to be rather broken in Mortal Kombat X. This time around, the issue is that Hero himself is just too dependent on random attacks.

“RNG permeates every element of Hero's design, from spel..

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Forza Motorsport 6 To Be Removed From Xbox Live Marketplace On September 15

As of August 15, Forza Motorsport 6 is one of August's Xbox Games With Gold, meaning it is free for all Xbox Live members. On top of that, all of the game's DLC, which would normally cost almost $100, is discounted to only $5 for a short, unspecified time. However, you better get in now, because in a month, the game will be unavailable for purchase on the Xbox Marketplace.

According to the game's official website, Forza Motorsport 6 will enter “End of Life” status on September 15, meaning both the game and all DLC will no longer be available for purchase. That said, if you already own the game, you will still be able to play it.

Whether or not “End of Life” status is permanent is still unclear, so to be safe, get in now while everything is reduced in price. You can check out our review of Forza Motorsport 6 for more.

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See How You’ll Evolve From Prey To Predator In New Ancestors Trailer

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We all hail from small beginnings, but in Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey, you start from scratch as you navigate your own history of evolution.

Ancestors is all about discovery. Surviving won't always be as simple as finding a rock and using it as a tool. Players must find ways to take care of their family, fend off predators, and even scavenge for food. The game wants to guide players as little as possible and figure out Darwinism themselves. This recent developer diary gives a broad overview of the mechanics and how players will evolve their species.

For more on Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey, be sure to read Elise Favis recent hands-on impressions.

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