Monthly Wrap-Up: May
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 May:
May 1 - Scavengers Early Access launched through a Twitch Drops event. However, due to issues, it was made available on Steam and the Epic Games Store.
May 2 - Shirley Curry, the famed 84-year old YouTuber of Skyrim fame, also known as Skyrim Grandma, can now be a Skyrim follower by the power of a mod. Curry herself provided the voiceover of the follower.
May 3 - Discord, the popular communication app, is coming to the Playstation Network, stated Jim Ryan, President and CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE), in a press release.
May 4 - As a part of the ongoing Apple v. Epic lawsuit trial a number of previously private sales, investment, and contract information are now publicly available.
May 5 - The popular anime and manga series Made in Abyss is getting an action RPG adaptation, releasing sometime in 2022.
May 6 - The action RPG classic Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance is coming to all consoles May 7.
May 7 - The beat-em-up RPG Yakuza spin-off Judgement is getting a sequel, Lost Judgement, coming to current and last generation Xboxes and Playstations on Sept 24.
May 8 - After four years of development, GPUnity released the final update of their Nier: Automata HD texture pack.
May 9 - In celebration of its 2nd anniversary, The Third Age gave back to its players with gifts.
May 10 - YoYo Games launched Little Town, an interactive tutorial for GameMaker Studio 2.
May 11 - Brytenwalda Studios announced Beyond Mankind: The Awakening’s release on August 31 for PC, Linux, and Mac.
May 12 - Orbit Studios launched Retro Machina, the Best Brazilian Game award winner at this year’s BIG Festival.
May 13 - A Rogue Escape will find its way to Oculus and SteamVR on June 10.
May 14 - ON3D Studios launched its cyberpunk stealth game, Quantum Replica on consoles.
May 15 - Leaks went meta as The Division: Heartland’s gameplay got leaked—including a warning against leaks.
May 16 - EVOS Esports added PUMA to its long list of collaborations for exclusive virtual and physical products.
May 17 - Guild Esports opened The Guild Academy, giving resources and support to players aged 11+ to hone their gaming abilities.
May 18 - Maid of Sker will be featuring new FPS Challenge Modes starting May 26 across multiple consoles.
May 19 - Scarlet Moon Records released Prescription for Sleep: Stardew Valley in collaboration with game creator, ConcernedApe.
May 20 - Get-A-Grip Chip and Learning Factory won Games for Change’s STEM Your Game Challenge, gaining a combined $150K funding for their games.
May 21 - Games went meta as Nice Game Publishing announced Game of the Year—a board game about making video games.
May 22 - Hyper Dash raced its way into the tournament scene with the first Side Dash, and the first 5v5 league for the game, Dash League.
May 23 - Crusader Kings III received its first major expansion with the announcement of Royal Court.
May 24 - Akupara Games will be publishing Silver Lining Studio’s multi-award winning game, Behind the Frame.
May 25 - Strange Scaffold released An Airport for Aliens Currently Run by Dogs—a dog petting, alien language-deciphering, comedy adventure unlike any other.
May 26 - Pokémon Company International announced release dates and sneak peeks on Brilliant Diamond, Shining Pearl, and Legends: Arceus.
May 27 - Oddworld Inhabitants released Oddworld: Collection for Nintendo Switch.
May 28 - Song of Horror released on PS4, with an Xbox One release pending.
May 29 - Microid celebrated the life of Syberia creator, Benoît Sokal, who passed away the day before.
May 30 - Peter Fabiano, producer in Resident Evil: Village, left Capcom after 13 years with the company.
May 31 - The Microsoft Store accidentally leaked Two Point Campus, the follow-up to Two Point Hospital.
Discord is coming to PlayStation
Made in Abyss RPG adaptation in 2022
Get-A-Grip Chip and Learning Factory won the STEM Your Game Challenge
Crusader Kings III expansion—Royal Court
Akupara Games will be publishing Behind the Frame
Release dates of Pokémon: Brilliant Diamond, Shining Pearl, and Legends: Arceus
Scavengers Early Access
Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance
GPUnity's Nier: Automata HD texture pack
The Guild Academy
Maid of Sker FPS Challenge Modes
Prescription for Sleep: Stardew Valley
An Airport for Aliens Currently Run by Dogs
Oddworld: Collection for Nintendo Switch
Song of Horror
Yakuza: Lost Judgement on Sept 24
Beyond Mankind: The Awakening on Aug 31
A Rogue Escape on June 10
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