The Sami Union demanded that Square Enix remove a set with traditional folk clothing from Final Fantasy XIV, and Steam has the opportunity to transfer games over a local network — we tell you what happened in the gaming industry this weekend.
Tencent has canceled the development of its own VR headset, Reuters reports, citing sources. According to the publication, the project required too much investment, and Tencent was not sure that it would be able to pay off quickly. The Chinese company estimated that the VR headset will start making a profit no earlier than 2027. In addition, the device lacked “promising” games and applications.
The Union of Sami has sent a letter to Square Enix demanding that the Far Northern Attire set (“The Outfit of the People of the Far North”) be removed from Final Fantasy XIV. The letter says that the details of the clothes from the game are the cultural property of the Sami, which is officially registered and protected by copyright law. The Sami Union also pointed out that the traditional Sami clothing carries elements of the Sami identity. By adding a set to Final Fantasy XIV, “Square Enix allowed 41 million players to touch the Sami identity without our consent and contribute to the destruction of our culture,” the association said.
Valve has added a feature to the beta version of Steam that allows you to transfer games from one computer to another (or to the Steam Deck) within a local network. According to the company, this will speed up the loading of games and reduce Internet traffic. Valve did not explain when such a feature will appear in the main version of the Steam client.
The leading developer of The Outbound Ghost stated that the publisher Digerati did not pay royalties to the authors of the game — studio Conradical Games — and deliberately understated the title’s income by sublicensing. The developer also filed a DMCA strike on The Outbound Ghost on Steam and achieved the removal of the game from the site. It is not the first time he has criticized Digerati. In December 2022, the developer urged not to buy the console version of The Outbound Ghost and accused the publisher of refusing to return the rights to the game. Soon after, Digerati sued Conradical Games.