Monthly Wrap-Up: February
Updated: Mar 22, 2021
Written By: Mary Joaquin
Welcome to the Monthly Wrap-Up!
Every month, we recap the news covered in our Weekly Round-Up. Here’s what you might have missed this February:
February 1 - A little over a year since Google Stadia’s launch, Google announced that it is closing its two internal game studios for the platform.
February 2 - The Mass Effect Legendary edition released new details, including the trilogy’s new 4K and HDR support, as well as upgraded textures and assets.
In other news, Activision announced that it had banned 60,000 Call of Duty Warzone accounts for using cheating software.
February 3 - Steam Game Festival hosted over 500 indie game free-to-play demos alongside developer chats and panels.
February 4 - Despite operating at a loss for the past two quarters, Square Enix had seen its operating income rise by 47 percent, according to the latest earnings report.
February 5 - On the night of the 4th, Akira Yamaoka, acclaimed Silent Hill Composer, appears to have teased a new Silent Hill game in a video interview with Alhub. Shortly after Alhub was asked to remove the clip in question.
February 6 - Street Fighter turned 30 years old, celebrating the day it first hit Japanese arcades back in 1991.
February 7 - Mech Armada released its announcement trailer. The tactical mech game is available on Steam pending a Summer release. They also have a Discord server.
February 8 - Andrew Spinks, head of Re-Logic, said he was cancelling the Stadia port of Terraria.
UPDATE: On the 22nd, a State of the Game Terraria forum post stated a reversion of the decision.
February 9 - Hackers demanded ransom from CD Projekt Red, according to a statement the company released on Twitter.
February 10 - Star Wars: Battlefront 2 (Classic, 2005) released its first update on steam since 2018 but changes were reverted due to technical issues with the patch.
February 11 - Highwire Games and Victura plan to resurrect the controversial FPS, Six Days in Fallujah, which had been canceled by its publisher in 2008.
February 12 - According to a report from the industry tracking and market research firm NPD, Americans spent more on video games in January than ever before.
February 13 - Call of Duty’s new update cracked down on teamkills, enforcing an initial ricochet damage penalty and an eventual kick after repeated attempts.
February 14 - Fall Guys revealed a Valentine’s Day-special Red Panda costume. It cost 1000 kudos and had been available only until the 16th.
February 15 - Shortly after several Nintendo JoyCon-Drift lawsuits, a US law firm sued Sony for drifting joysticks on the DualSense 5, according to Game Industry Biz.
February 16 - Starbreeze Studios, developers of the Payday series, had partially recovered from the massive losses suffered in 2019.