Hyundai Develops World’s First Multi-collision Airbag System


Hyundai’s new multi-collision airbag system is designed to offers additional protection in secondary impacts, and deploy airbags effectively upon a secondary impact. The system will be introduced in future Hyundai and Kia vehicles.




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Future Hyundai and Kia vehicles will receive this new ‘Multi-Collison Airbag’ system technology

Hyundai Motor Group has recently announced the introduction of the world’s first ‘Multi-Collison Airbag’ system. Developed to improve the airbags performance in multi-collision accidents, the system allows the airbags to deploy effectively upon a secondary impact by calibrating the status of the vehicle and the occupants. Hyundai claims that the airbags systems that are currently available, do not offer secondary protection in the event where the primary impact, which might be enough to deploy the airbags, is followed by collisions with secondary objects, such as trees, electrical posts or other vehicles. And such cases are claimed to occur in three out of every ten accidents.

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The Multi-Collision Airbags System is designed to deploy even faster when initial safety systems may not be effective


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The system detects the occupant position in the cabin following an initial collision and is designed to deploy even faster when initial safety systems may not be effective. Hyundai has recalibrated the collision intensity required for deployment in such a manner that the system deploys airbags more promptly during the secondary impact. The company says that it has analysed multi-collision scenarios in multilateral ways to improve airbag performance and precision in secondary collisions.

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Hyundai has recalibrated the collision intensity required for deployment

Talking about this new technology, Taesoo Chi, Head of Chassis Technology Centre, Hyundai Motor Group, said, “By improving airbag performance in multi-collision scenarios, we expect to significantly improve the safety of our drivers and passengers. We will continue our research on more diverse crash situations as part of our commitment to producing even safer vehicles that protect occupants and prevent injuries.” Hyundai Motor Group will implement the system in new Hyundai and Kia vehicles in the future.

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Hyundai has also shared show statistics by the United States’ National Automotive Sampling System Crashworthiness Data System (NASS-CDS) that claims about 30 per cent of 56,000 vehicle accidents from 2000 to 2012 in the North American region involved multi-collisions. In fact, the leading type of multi-collision accidents involved cars crossing over the centre line, followed by collisions caused by a sudden stop at highway tollgates.

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Regional Rapid Transit System Can’t Be At Delhi Government’s Mercy: Top Court


Supreme Court says Delhi government is bound to give the Regional Rapid Transit System. (File)

New Delhi: 

The Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) — a corridor between Delhi, Ghaziabad and Meerut — is “absolutely necessary” and cannot be at the “mercy” of the Delhi government, the Supreme Court said today.

A bench of Justices Arun Mishra and Deepak Gupta said the project was “essential” for people of Delhi as it would help in de-congesting the roads of the national capital and curb pollution.

The top court was told that the estimated cost of the project is Rs 31,902 crore and the Delhi government’s share is Rs 1,138 crore, which it wants the Centre to pay as it has no funds.

Of the 82.15 kilometre long corridor, Delhi will have a 13 kilometre section with stations at Sarai Kale Khan, New Ashok Nagar and Anand Vihar.

Advocate Aparajita Singh, assisting the court as an amicus curiae in the air pollution matter, told the bench that the “stalemate” continues as the Delhi government wants the Centre to pay their share.

“RRTS is one of the most important projects. This project will help in de-congesting Delhi. No attempt has been made on the part of Delhi government to solve the problem,” the amicus said.

The counsel appearing for Delhi government told the court that they have “problem of funds” for the project.

To this, the bench said, “The project cannot depend on your (Delhi government) mercy. It is essential for Delhi. You are bound to give it. You cannot act like this. These are your duties”.

“Budgetary allocation cannot come in the way of this project. This affects right to life also,” the bench told the Delhi government’s lawyer.

The lawyer said the Delhi government is not agreeable to the “revised alignment” of the Delhi-Meerut RRTS corridor due to a change of station at Sarai Kale Khan from “underground” to “elevated”.

“What study have you (Delhi government) done on this?,” the bench asked, adding: “You cannot say you do not want elevated station. It is not for you or the court to decide. It is for the experts to decide. Underground project will cost more”.

“In our opinion, this project is absolutely necessary,” the bench said.

The court asked Environment Pollution Control Authority (EPCA) to convene a joint meeting of all the concerned stake holders within a week so that these issues could be sorted out.

It said the court should be informed about the outcome of the deliberations and posted the matter for further hearing on February 1.

During the hearing, Additional Solicitor General ANS Nadkarni, appearing for the Centre, told the bench that RRTS project is important as it would help in solving problem of traffic decongestion in New Delhi.

In its affidavit filed in the top court, Delhi government said that change of plan by national capital region transport corporation (NCRTC) on revised alignment of the RRTS station “would seriously delay the redevelopment of Sarai Kale Khan ISBT (inter state bus terminus)”.

“Once the NCRTC reverts back to its original plan of alignment having underground RRTS station at Sarai Kale Khan, the same will be duly considered by the government of Delhi in a time bound manner,” the affidavit said.

During the hearing, the bench also dealt with the issue of parking policy.

The Delhi government’s counsel told the bench that the “Delhi Maintenance and Management of Parking Rules” were formulated and its draft was notified on January 24 last year.

“After considering the suggestions/objection received, the draft notification was further revised and proposal for obtaining approval of the competent authority for the issuance of notification of these Rules has been submitted to the Minister of Transport, Government of Delhi,” the affidavit said.

The bench observed that a decision should be taken by the concerned minister within 10 days in this regard.





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AAP Government Says, Lokayukta Office Vehicles Will Install GPS Tracking System


Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal a;so issued notice to give their replies on a complaint.

New Delhi: 

The Delhi government has refused exemption to the Lokayukta office from installing GPS-enabled tracking system on its official vehicles, saying there was no justification for doing so, sources said on Thursday.

The AAP government, in August last year, had ordered installation of GPS-enabled tracking devices in all its vehicles and those belonging to civic bodies and autonomous institutions, to prevent their “misuse”.

“In his note, dated January 9, General Administration Department minister Gopal Rai said there was no justification for proposal of the department for exemption in case of office of Lokayukta,” a government source said.

In a notice, the office of Lokayukta has asked the ruling AAP legislators, including Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, to give their replies on a complaint that they are not furnishing their assets and liabilities details before the competent authority.

Delhi Vidhan Sabha speaker Ram Niwas Goel said there was no law under which it was compulsory for the leaders to furnish these details. “There is no such law under which it is compulsory for leaders to give details of their assets and liability. It (proposed legislation) is still under consideration of the Union Law Ministry. There is no such provision in the law,” Mr Goel told PTI.

Sources said that a legal opinion will be sought on the matter by the Delhi Assembly.

The issue was raised by an advocate and RTI activist Vivek Garg, who on January 9, filed a complaint with the office of Lokayukta, alleging that details of assets and liabilities were not being filed by the AAP leaders for three consecutive financial years.

“The Lokayukta has sought a reply from the AAP leaders and asked them to submit returns with the office if filed by them. The matter has been fixed for next hearing on January 28,” Mr Garg said.

AAP leader from Chandni Chowk Alka Lamba, who received notice of Lokayukta, alleged BJP’s hand behind the complaint before the Lokayukta.

“BJP leaders in the past also tried to frame us in fake cases. One more case has been lodged with the Lokayukta by them after failing to harm(us) in four years. The complaint was made on January 9, the notice was marked on January 10 and it was dispatched on January 11. I got it on January 16,” Mr Lamba tweeted. 

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Proposed New UK Immigration System To Benefit Indians: British Officials


UK government had released a white paper on the proposed new immigration policy last year in December.

New Delhi: 

Britain’s post-Brexit proposed new skills-based immigration system that will remove the cap on skilled worker visas will benefit Indians, a team of British government officials emphasised during discussions with officials of the Indian government on Wednesday.

The discussions signaled a new phase of cooperation and acted as a forum to discuss opportunities to strengthen the bilateral relationship, according to a statement issued by the British High Commission.

“The migration dialogue allowed UK government officials to engage directly with their Indian counterparts on UK’s plans for a new single, skills-based immigration system system after Brexit,” the statement said.

“In addition, the UK government held round table events with key figures from the corporate, business and education sectors in India to gather insight and highlight how the new system will benefit them,” it added.

In the talks with the Indian officials, the British team emphasised that the new skills-based immigration system offers a significant opportunity to Indian nationals, particularly skilled workers and students.

It was also pointed out that the current British visa system already provides a good service for India, with almost one in five of all British visas granted to Indian nationals.

The British officials said that their government continues to work towards a more modern and efficient returns arrangements with India, which will support an enhanced migration partnership more broadly.

“The UK government wants to encourage skilled workers to come to live and work in the UK and has proposed to abolish the cap on its new skilled visa route when the new system comes into effect in 2021,” the High Commission statement said.

“These proposals mean that there would be no limit on the number of skilled people, such as engineers, doctors and IT professionals , who can come to live and work in the UK,” it stated, adding that this will allow people from across the world to come to the UK for work or to study and to visit.

In comments following Wednesday’s talks, British Immigration Minister Caroline Nokes said her country already issues more skilled worker visas to Indian nationals than to the rest of the world combined.

“Under the new system, operating from 2021, we will always be open to the brightest and best from India, who wish to come to live and work in the UK,” Nokes said,

Stating that the migration partnership between Britain and India is a priority for his country, British High Commissioner to India Dominic Asquith said that India is the first country, outside of the European Union, that London is consulting on its new migration policy.

“These talks are central to developing closer bilateral cooperation, with policies promoting skilled work and international students playing a major role in new UK proposals,” Asquith said.

“We’ll also be continuing our discussions on handling Indian nationals who are in the UK illegally.”

The British government had released a white paper on the proposed new immigration policy just ahead of Christmas last year.

Key announcements include removing the cap on numbers for skilled workers; removing the Resident Labour Market Test for highly skilled workers; allowing students – whether undergraduate or postgraduate – to stay in Britain for an extended period of six months after graduation; and making it easier to switch on to a skilled visa work visa at the end of their course.





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Far Cry New Dawn PC System Requirements Revealed


Far Cry New Dawn PC System Requirements Revealed

Far Cry New Dawn PC system requirements for 720p, 1080p, and 4K revealed.

Announced at The Game Awards 2018, Far Cry New Dawn is a post-apocalyptic shooter set in the Far Cry universe after the events of Far Cry 5. The Far Cry New Dawn release date is February 15 on PS4, Xbox One, and Windows PC. Ubisoft has now revealed what the game’s PC system requirements are, going as far as to recommend what you’d need to play the game at 30fps and 60fps in 4K resolution.The Far Cry New Dawn price is Rs. 2,499 on PS4 and Xbox One, and Rs. 2,249 on PC via Steam ($40 in the US).

“We are very proud of what our team achieved with the PC version of Far Cry New Dawn and cannot wait for PC players to discover the post-apocalyptic scenario we’ve created,” said Raphael Parent, Tech Director at Ubisoft Montreal. “The bold art direction we have taken for this game is all about a colorful, hopeful, and inviting world, which we know will benefit a great deal from the power of current PC hardware. We hope that players will love the fresh new look of Far Cry New Dawn.”

Far Cry New Dawn PC system requirements

Far Cry New Dawn minimum requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 (64bit versions only)
  • Processor: Intel Core i5 2400 @ 3.1 GHz or AMD FX 6350 @ 3.9 GHz
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Video Card: Nvidia GeForce GTX 670 (2GB) or AMD Radeon R9 270X (2GB) or better
  • Resolution: 720p
  • Video preset: Low
  • DirectX: DirectX June2010 Redistributable
  • Sound: DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card with latest drivers
  • HDD: 30GB available space

Far Cry New Dawn recommended requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 (64bit versions only)
  • Processor: Intel Core i7-4790 @ 3.6 GHz or AMD Ryzen 5 1600 @ 3.2 GHz
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Video card: Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 (4GB) or AMD Radeon R9 290X (4GB) or better
  • Resolution: 1080p
  • Video preset: High
  • DirectX: DirectX June2010 Redistributable
  • Sound: DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card with latest drivers
  • HDD: 30GB available space

Far Cry New Dawn 4K 30fps requirements

  • OS: Windows 10 (64bit versions only)
  • Processor: Intel Core i7-6700 @ 3.4 GHz or AMD Ryzen 5 1600X @ 3.6 GHz or equivalent
  • RAM: 16GB
  • Video card: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 (8GB) or AMD RX Vega 56 (8GB) or better
  • Resolution: 2160p
  • Video preset: High
  • DirectX: DirectX June2010 Redistributable
  • Sound: DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card with latest drivers
  • HDD: 30GB available space

Far Cry New Dawn 4K 60fps requirements

  • OS: Windows 10 (64bit versions only)
  • Processor: Intel Core i7-6700K @ 4.0 GHz or AMD Ryzen 7 1700X @ 3.4 GHz or equivalent
  • RAM: 16GB
  • Video card: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 SLI (8GB) or AMD RX Vega 56 CFX (8GB) or better
  • Resolution: 2160p
  • Video preset: Ultra
  • DirectX: DirectX June2010 Redistributable
  • Sound: DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card with latest drivers
  • HDD: 30GB available space

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Shivanand Tiwari questions new reservation system for economically backwards


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राष्ट्रीय जनता दल के राष्ट्रीय प्रवक्ता और उपाध्यक्ष शिवानंद तिवारी ने केंद्र सरकार द्वारा आर्थिक रूप से पिछड़े सवर्णों को 10 फीसदी आरक्षण दिए जाने पर सवाल खड़े किए हैं. शिवानंद ने कहा, ‘आर्थिक आधार पर आरक्षण के लिए मोदी सरकार ने जो नियम बनाए गए हैं उसके आधार पर भाजपा की नज़रों में समाज का कौन तबक़ा मायने रखता है यह बिलकुल स्पष्ट हो जाता है. जैसे इस आरक्षण व्यवस्था में सामान्य वर्ग यानी सवर्ण जाति के उन परिवारों को आर्थिक दृष्टिकोण से पिछड़ा माना गया है जिनकी मासिक आमदनी आठ लाख रुपए से कम होगी. दूसरी ओर पिछड़ी जाति को मिलने वाली आरक्षण व्यवस्था में जिनके परिवार की आमदनी आठ लाख रुपए या अधिक होगी उनको ‘मलाईदार’ मानकर आरक्षण के लाभ से वंचित कर दिया जाएगा. शिवानंद तिवारी का कहना है कि शिक्षा के मामले में भी दोनों प्रकार की आरक्षण व्यवस्थाओं में गंभीर भेद-भाव किया गया है.

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तिवारी के अनुसार पिछड़े, दलित या आदिवासी समाज के छात्रों के लिए निजी उच्च शिक्षण संस्थानों के नामांकन में आरक्षण की व्यवस्था लागू नहीं है. जबकि आर्थिक आधार पर आरक्षण के जो नियम बनाए गए हैं उसके मुताबिक़ निजी उच्च शिक्षण संस्थाओं में भी सवर्ण जाति के ग़रीब छात्रों के लिए नामांकन में आरक्षण प्राप्त होगा. आश्चर्य है कि आर्थिक आधार पर दिए जाने वाले आरक्षण के जो नियम बनाए गए हैं उसमें पलड़ा सवर्ण ग़रीबों के पक्ष में नहीं बल्कि ‘मलाईदारों’ के पक्ष में ही झुका हुआ दिखाई दे रहा है. सवर्णों में कितने ऐसे हैं जिनकी मासिक कमाई 65 हजार रुपए होगी या पांच एकड़ के आसपास जोत वाले कितने सवर्ण होंगे. यानी आर्थिक दृष्टिकोण से ग़रीब लोगों को आरक्षण देने के नाम पर सवर्ण समाज के ‘मलाईदार’ लोगों के ही पक्ष में ही इसके नियम बनाए गए हैं.

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Resident Evil 2 Demo Release Date, Download Size, System Requirements, and Everything Else You Need to Know


Resident Evil 2 for the PS4, Xbox One, and Windows PC is a complete remake of the 1998 classic that originally released on the PS1. With the full game out on January 25, Capcom announced a Resident Evil 2 demo to give fans an idea of what to expect. Officially labelled as the Resident Evil 2 1-Shot Demo, players have 30 minutes to clear it before time runs out. The demo will be available on the PS Store, Microsoft Store, and Steam for download. From its system requirements to game modes, here’s what you need to know.

Resident Evil 2 demo release date

The Resident Evil 2 demo release date is January 11 and will be available for download until January 31. Its timed availability is nothing new for Capcom, following the same approach with the Devil May Cry 5 demo for Xbox One that was removed on January 8, a month after it debuted for the console.

Resident Evil 2 demo download size

The Resident Evil 2 demo download size is 7.91GB according to a listing on the Australian PS Store. Safe to say the Xbox One and PC demos should be of similar size The full game is 26GB on PC and 21GB on Xbox One.

Resident Evil 2 demo platforms

You can play the Resident Evil 2 demo on PS4, Xbox One, and Windows PC. These are all the platforms the full game will be available on as well.

Resident Evil 2 demo PC system requirements

With the PC version of the game hitting Steam, here’s what you need to know before downloading the demo.

Resident Evil 2 demo PC system requirements (minimum)

  • OS: Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10 (64-bit)
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-4460 or AMD FX 6300 or better
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 760 or AMD Radeon R7 260X with 2GB VRAM
  • DirectX: Version 11

Resident Evil 2 demo PC system requirements (recommended)

  • OS: Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10 (64-bit)
  • Processor: Intel Core i7-3770 or AMD FX 9590 or better
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 or AMD Radeon RX 480 with 3GB VRAM
  • DirectX: Version 11

Do you need to be online play the Resident Evil 2 demo?
In order to play the Resident Evil 2 demo, you need your PS4, Xbox One, or Windows PC connected to the Internet. You won’t be able to play it without an Internet connection. Capcom has put this restriction in place to ensure the in-game 30-minute timer isn’t circumvented by any means. The full game won’t have this restriction however.

Resident Evil 2 demo gameplay
Being a remake of 20-year old game, Resident Evil 2 does away with fixed camera angles featured in the original. Instead, it sports an over-the-shoulder view like Resident Evil 4, which many believe to be the best game in the franchise. Furthermore, all the action in the Resident Evil 2 demo takes place in Racoon City Police Station, putting you in the role of Leon Kennedy, one of the full game’s two protagonists. In the demo, you’ll have to finish the mission objective in 30 minutes. You have unlimited tries and you can’t repeat it when you’re done.

Does progress from the Resident Evil 2 demo carry over to the full game?
Finishing the Resident Evil 2 demo unlocks a new trailer for you to watch. Progress does not carry over to the full game, meaning you’ll be starting from the very beginning.

Resident Evil 2 PS4 and Xbox One X frame rate and resolution
Resident Evil 2 for the PS4 and Xbox One X will be playable at 30fps in 4K resolution as well as 60fps in full-HD. You’ll be able to switch between the two. Oddly, it doesn’t have any HDR support to speak of.

Do you plan to check out the Resident Evil 2 demo? Let us know in the comments.


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CES 2019: Ducati Demonstrates Car To Bike Communication System


The inter-vehicle communication technology has been developed in conjunction with Audi and Ford.




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Ducati demonstrated its latest inter-vehicle communications technology at the CES 2019

Ducati demonstrated a new car to motorcycle communication technology at the ongoing Consumer Electronics Show 2019 in Las Vegas. The new inter-vehicle communication has been developed together with parent company Audi, and another automotive partner, Ford. The communication system, called ConVeX (Connected Vehicle to Everything), or C-V2X, interlinks vehicles, street infrastructure and even pedestrians. A Ducati Multistrada 1260 was implemented in the test, which took place at the 2019 CES Show. The project is a key part of Ducati’s “Safety Road Map 2025” strategy which aims to develop new safety systems and technologies for motorcycles.

Also Read: Ducati Working On Inter-Vehicle Communication Technology


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“The demonstration is showing use cases in which advanced technologies can significantly improve the safety of motorcycle users. C-V2X communication is one of the key projects of the Ducati 2025 safety road map. There’s no better place than CES to talk about our roadmap towards the future,” said Pierluigi Zampieri, Vehicle Innovation Manager at Ducati Motor Holding.

As part of this strategy, the Italian manufacturer is extending cornering ABS to its entire range, which will be followed in 2020 by the market launch of a bike with front and rear radar. At the ongoing CES 2019, the three automotive brands announced their joint efforts to accelerate commercial deployment of C-V2X direct communication technology for roadside safety, traffic efficiency and automated driving.

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The Ducati Multistrada 1260 joined vehicles from Audi and Ford, all equipped with C-V2X wireless direct communication to demonstrate various driving situations. One situation demonstrated how C-V2X can be used between vehicles to negotiate the right of way in a four-way, non-signalised intersection, where each vehicle couldn’t necessarily see each other. The three companies also exhibited other Vehicle-to-Vehicle, Vehicle-to-Pedestrian and Vehicle-to-Infrastructure scenarios, using the Intersection Movement Assist (IMA) scenario which is designed to address angle collisions at intersections. The C-V2X also protects vulnerable road users like pedestrians and cyclists, as well as provide advance warning of road construction ahead.

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No Decision On Printing Rs 2000 Notes, Have Adequate In System: Subhash Chandra Garg


New Delhi: 

Amid reports that Rs 2,000-rupee notes are being phased out, the government today said there was “no decision” on printing more of the notes as there are “more than adequate” in the system.

Printing of notes is planned per projected requirement and now, over 35 per cent of the notes in circulation are those of Rs 2,000, Economic Affairs Secretary Subhash Chandra Garg said.

“We have more than adequate notes of Rs 2,000 in the system… There has been no recent decision regarding 2000-rupee note production,” said Mr Garg.

On Thursday, a report had said the government had stopped printing 2,000 rupee notes and planned to phase it out.

A finance ministry official said last evening that the printing of the notes, which debuted after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s shock demonetisation move in 2016, had been reduced to the “minimum” by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI).

Soon after the overnight ban on Rs 500 and 1,000 notes, which wiped out 80 per cent of the currency in circulation, RBI came out with the Rs 2,000 note and a new-look Rs 500 note.

When the Rs 2,000 note was launched, it had been decided that the printing would be “scaled down”, since the new high currency value note was meant for “remonetisation”, said the official.

“The printing of 2,000 rupee notes has been substantially reduced. It has been decided to limit the printing of 2,000 currency notes to minimum. This is nothing new,” the official said.

According to the RBI data, there were 3,285 million 2,000-rupee notes in circulation in March 2017. A year after, there was only a marginal increase in the number at 3,363 million notes.





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Sea of Thieves for Xbox One and Windows 10 PC to Get Story and Lore Quest System This Year


Open-world pirate game Sea of Thieves for Xbox One and Windows 10 PC launched to a tepid reception last year. However developer Rare has released several updates to make Sea of Thieves a better game than what it was at launch. These include the Hunger Deep update which added Megalodons and Cursed Sails which brought Skelton Ships and Cursed Cannonballs to the game. In conversation with Game Reactor, Sea of Thieves Executive Producer Joe Neate let on that the game will get a proper story and quest system designed to fulfil the needs of what he describes as “underserving players”.

“I think it’s fair to say Sea of Thieves at launch appealed to a certain range of players that love that free-form, creativity, having their own adventures in this shared world, and almost our quest system gives you a little nudge but that’s not the only thing that you chase,” he said. “But for some people that want guided goals, they want lore, they want story, we know that we’re underserving players, but we’ve proven that we can do it and that it works in the shared world with campaigns we’ve done around the Hungering Deep or Cursed Sails where you put lore, put story in.”

He further elaborated that this meant a new and improved quest system will find its way to the game.

“So we’ve had a team working on basically a new and improved quest system around story and lore in this shared world for quite a while now actually, and it was originally planned to be our fourth update, but we actually moved it back to next year because we wanted to add and grow. We saw the potential in it and we wanted to really, fully do it justice. So yeah, there’s a team working on that, has been for quite a while, will be for a little while more, but I think when we bring that into the game it’s gonna appeal to those people that want that crafted lore, want that adventure, want that story, and also maybe appealing to single players as well.”

This should help bring players back to the game, which lost a ton of players after being a part of Xbox Game Pass. According to a report from analytics firm Superdata, Sea of Thieves lost half of its user base on expiry of the Xbox Game free trial. The game haemorrhaged close to one million users.

“Sea of Thieves has early success but with a caveat. Sea of Thieves had 1.7 million monthly active users on console and 283,000 on PC during its launch month. However – more than half of these users obtained the game through the limited free trial offered as part of Microsoft’s Xbox Game Pass. This leaves some unanswered questions concerning the long-term success of the title,” the firm said.

Despite some analysts talking up the advantages of Xbox Game Pass and it not impacting retail game purchases, it appears to have caused an early casualty in Sea of Thieves.


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