Monthly Wrap-Up: March
Updated: May 5, 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 March:
March 1 - The Sinking City publisher Nacon responded to developer Frogwares’s post urging players to not purchase its game on Steam.
March 2 - Hardsuit Labs, the former developer of Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2, laid off a large portion of its staff.
March 3 - The divisive classic Doom 3 is getting a VR adaptation on PS VR.
March 4 - Developer Might and Delight announced Shelter 3 with a new trailer and a March 30 release date.
March 5 - Troy Leavitt, lead designer on Avalanche Studios’ Hogwarts Legacy, resigned over his anti-social-justice YouTube channel.
March 6 - Tale of Immortal’s developers confirmed a future English localization in celebration for reaching 1.8M players. They have also launched a Discord server.
March 7 - According to ResetEra, a Tomb Raider: Definitive Survivor Trilogy bundle, due for release on the 18th, was leaked in the Microsoft Store. It was later taken down.
March 8 - Capcom hosted a Monster Hunter-focused digital event, announcing a July 9 release date for Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin and an expanded Monster Hunter Rise demo.
March 9 - The United States Securities and Exchange Commission and the European Union approved Microsoft’s acquisition of ZeniMax.
In other news, a fire destroyed an OVHcloud data center, which hosted the survival game smash hit Rust.
March 10 - On Roblox’s first day on the New York Stock Exchange, it closed at $69.50 a share, ending the day with a $38.26 billion market cap.
March 11 - Loop Hero celebrated hitting 500K players with Steam Trading Cards with art by Bard-the-zombie, and future upcoming content.
March 12 - Sony took LittleBigPlanet’s servers offline after fans complained about features being continually disrupted by DDOS attacks.
March 13 - Apico, an indie bee simulation game developed by TNgineers, shared it will be in The MIX’s (Media Indie Exchange) Game Dev Direct. The day before, they also announced that they will be published by White Thorn Games.
The MIX is an event showcasing indie projects to those involved in the game industry.
March 14 - Fall Guys released its Season 4 cinematic trailer that hinted at a collaboration with fellow hit indie bean game, Among Us. The new neon themed content is slated for a March 22 release.