PS5 3D Audio, Surprise Game Collections, & A Blizzard Studio Shutdown | Save State

In this video, Persia talks about the PS5’s new 3D audio feature and how it will work for your headset but not for your TV speakers at launch. Sony also showed of its Pulse 3D wireless headset, which it says will be the best way to experience the PS5’s 3D audio capabilities. A few confirmed games to support this feature are Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Demon’s Souls, and Resident Evil Village.

Persia also talks about the surprise announcement and release of two collections from Bethesda. The first collection includes four Wolfenstein games in all: The New Order, The Old Blood, The New Colossus, and Youngblood. The second is The Arkane Collection and includes Prey, Dishonored, and Dishonored 2, along with the standalone Dishonored 2 expansion Death of the Outsider. Bethesda also confirmed to GameSpot that both collections will be playable on next-gen consoles through backwards compatibility.

Lastly, Persia talks about Bloomberg reporting that Blizzard will be closing its offices in Versailles, France. The Versailles office was responsible for marketing, providing customer support, and localizing Blizzard games across Europe.

This is your Save State for Monday, October 6th.

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Activision Blizzard Vs. Electronic Arts Vs. Take-Two

Three of the largest video game companies have shown impressive five-year runs of their share prices.

New console releases from Sony Corporation (NYSE: SNE) and Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT) will make their debut in fall 2020.

Today’s Stock Wars looks at Electronic Arts Inc (NASDAQ: EA), Take-Two Interactive Software Inc (NASDAQ: TTWO) and Activision Blizzard Inc (NASDAQ: ATVI).

Key Games: Activision Blizzard’s “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare” was the bestselling game in 2019. This was the only Activision Blizzard title in the top 15 bestselling games, according to NPD.

Take-Two had four games on the 2019 bestseller list. “NBA 2K20” ranked second for sales in 2019. “Borderlands 3,” “Grand Theft Auto V” and “Red Dead Redemption 2” ranked fourth, 11th and 12th, respectively.

Electronic Arts had four games on the 2019 bestseller list, with “Madden NFL 20,” in the No. 3 spot, being its highest-ranking game in sales.

“Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order” was the sixth-bestselling game of the year. “FIFA 20” and “Anthem” rounded out the list, ranking 14th and 15th, respectively.

Activision Blizzard saw 67% of its revenue last fiscal year come from “Call of Duty,” “Candy Crush” and “World of Warcraft.”

Take-Two saw “Borderlands 3” sell 10 million copies in the last fiscal year, which was 50% higher than the previous release in the franchise.

“Grand Theft Auto V” sold 130 million copies through the last fiscal year and ranks as one of the most successful games of all time.

Electronic Arts launched eight major games in the last fiscal year. Electronic Arts saw strong initial sales figures from “Madden NFL 21,” which was released in August.

Esports Growth: Activision Blizzard is a leader in the esports sector.

The company launched the Overwatch League in 2018, with franchises paying $20 million to secure a spot in the