The PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and Xbox One consoles and the companies that make them, Sony, Nintendo, and Microsoft respectively are now being investigated for consumer rights violation. The Competition and Markets Authority has announced that it has launched an investigation into numerous business practices exercised by these companies which may violate consumer rights.
The authority is responsible for preventing anti-competitive business activities in the United Kingdom. It has written to these three companies to seek information about their online gaming contracts. Its intentions for the investigation include ascertaining if the contract terms are fair. It will look at whether the auto-renewal process is fair or not and just how easy it is to cancel a pre-order or get a refund. Sony did make a change last week to its digital refund policy which made it easier for users to get refunds.
The update will introduce crossplay matching between both consoles and players need to opt-in in order to play. If they don’t, then the game modes that they will be limited to will be Creative Mode and Playgrounds. According to Epic, the reason for this is, “Motivating factor is unlocking optimization potential allowing us to run more playlists during more hours of the day while supporting more data center locations. Please provide us with feedback on your experience!”
It’s actually a rather interesting approach as the debate on which console is better is still very much alive and well, and this forcing of Xbox gamers to fight against PlayStation gamers will go a long way in keeping that rivalry alive and well. It was late last year that Sony had finally allowed PS4 crossplay.
ONE OK ROCK will hold a European tour called 'EYE OF THE STORM UK & EUROPEAN TOUR 2019' in May.
The band just released their new album "Eye of the Storm" on February 13. To coincide with this album's release, they are scheduled to tour North America from February 19, then join Ed Sheeran on his Asian tour from April 4. Their European tour will consist of 13 shows in ten countries.
It's been revealed that ONE OK ROCK will guest in Ed Sheeran's Japan concerts to be held on April 9 at Tokyo Dome and April 23 at Kyocera Dome Osaka.
Taka (Vo) and Ed Sheeran have been friends from before, and when Ed appeared on a TV show last year, he mentioned that Taka is his "good friend" and hoped that they would perform together someday. The upcoming Tokyo and Osaka concerts are a part of his world tour 'Ed Sheeran DIVIDE WORLD TOUR 2019,' and ONE OK ROCK is scheduled to guest in all ten of the shows in Asia.