The Quest Log: September 20, 2017

Hey Huddies! It’s finally time again for another Quest Log update! Starting next week, we should be returning to our regular schedule of (at least) two posts per week. In the meantime, take a look at what’s been happing over the last seven days:

Bethesda’s bringing DOOM and Wolfenstein 2 to Switch

In a surprising announcement during last week’s Nintendo Direct, we learned that Bethesda was bringing both 2016’s DOOM and the upcoming Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus to Nintendo’s Switch. Pete Hines later confirmed that DOOM was, in fact, the previously unannounced 2017 release he hinted at several weeks ago. Wolfenstein 2 will launch in 2018 sometime after the Xbox One, PS4, and PC version.

Xbox’s Phil Spencer promoted to executive vice president of gaming

Xbox boss Phil Spencer will now report directly to Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella as one of the newest executives with the company, Business Insider reports. “The change follows,” they explain, “a reorganization Nadella ordered in July … to streamline the company’s operations to focus more on selling specific customer solutions,'” including video games.


Divinity: Orignal Sin 2  sells nearly 500k copies in four days

GamerHUD readers might be sick of hearing about me gush about Larian Studios’ Divinity: Original Sin 2, but now that it’s actually out, I can safely say that it’s one my favorite games of the year. And yes, I realize that we’ve also played Breath of the Wild, Nier: Automata, and Horizon: Zero Dawn this year. D:OS 2 is really that good.

Fortunately, I’m not the only one excited about the excellent cRPG. Divinity: Original Sin 2 sold nearly half a million copies in just four days, a feat PCGamesN says, “the first Divinity [Original Sin] game didn’t hit … until at least a couple months after release.” The game’s multiplayer servers have struggled a bit to keep up with the unexpected player, too, as it peaked on Steam with nearly 86k consecutive players.

Yeah, guys: it’s good. And if you have a PC, why aren’t you playing it yet.