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Leaker claims to know what Rockstar’s Project Bonaire is

Published: 30/Aug/2019 21:07 Updated: 30/Aug/2019 22:05

by Meg Bethany Koepp

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Rockstar‘s ‘Project Bonaire’ left fans clueless after its mystery reveal back on August 21, and now one notorious Grand Theft Auto leaker claims to know what it is.

Bonaire first surfaced on August 21 after Australian ratings board IARC refused to classify the Rockstar project, claiming it to be because of the inclusion of sexual content and violence.

This led many to guess what the mystery project is, with fans of both Bully and Red Dead Redemption 2 holding out hopes for some sort of sequel or DLC. On August 30, a leaker claimed to know what is actually is.

Australian Classification BoardThe IARC refused to classify Project Bonaire.

What is Project Bonaire?

On August 30, infamous Rockstar leaker ‘Tez2’ tweeted about the project, and claimed that it is actually a PC port for Red Dead Redemption 2.

He also added that he is unsure as to why the IARC refused classification for a game it’s passed before, but it could be because of some new content added to the port that isn’t in console versions.

“Rockstar mysterious title called “Bonaire” is the code name for RDR2 PC. As to why it was refused classification is unknown, but I would assume it’s because of something new within the PC version as the Australian government seems to be okay with the console versions.” he said.

The leaker later theorized that another reason for the refusal could be because of the Rockstar Editor program, which was first introduced in GTA V and allows players to create videos of their gameplay within the game.

Australia had actually taken issue when the feature was first released, so it’s not impossible that a RDR2 addition would cause problems with the same board.

“Interesting enough, the Australian Classification Board had problems with GTAV Rockstar Editor back in 2015. It won’t surprise me if they are having problems with RDR2 Rockstar Editor which should be coming with the PC version.” Tez2 tweeted.

Project Bonaire release date

When asked about a possible release date for Bonaire, the leaker gave a vague timeframe for the end of 2019 or early 2020, but warned that it could be a placeholder.

“It’s planned for the holiday season of this year or early 2020. Keep in mind, plans change all the time.” he tweeted.

Only time will tell as to what the mysterious ‘Project Bonaire’ actually is, but as always, Dexerto will keep you in the loop on any further developments.

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xQc explains why he actually likes strict Cyberpunk 2077 streaming rules

Published: 3/Dec/2020 6:35

by Brad Norton

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CD Projekt Red just unveiled details surrounding content creation and early access for Cyberpunk 2077. While many believe the guidelines to be quite strict, Twitch star Felix ‘xQc’ Lengyel has explained why he actually likes them.

There’s no denying Cyberpunk 2077 is one the most hotly anticipated games in quite some time. After all, it has been seven years since the reveal trailer. The gaming industry has been salivating over every little detail since, and in a matter of days, it’ll finally be out in the wild.

Before we get to the December 10 release date, however, a few lucky individuals have already secured some early copies. Be it through accidental early shipping, or popular content creators being provided early access. Regardless of how people got their hands on it, everyone has to follow a set of strict rules.

Failing to do so will be met with harsh consequences. While various streamers were initially against this kind of approach, one of the biggest names on Twitch has spoken out in favor of CD Projekt Red’s decision. Here’s why xQc actually prefers the strict guidelines.

“Our ambition is for gamers all across the world to have the same – spoiler-free – experience at the time the game releases,” the devs shared in a December 2 post. As a result of this goal, no one is allowed to stream or release content before the December 9 embargo that drops at 3 AM PT.

Anyone that goes against this ruling will be met with copyright strikes and potentially face further legal action. Obviously, once this deadline expires, they want everyone to be sharing their experiences “like there’s no tomorrow.”

Reacting to the news, xQc explained why this approach is far better from a streamer’s perspective. In order to stream various other titles as soon as possible, xQc has had to jump through some hurdles.

“The only games I got to stream early… I literally had to get someone’s account from New Zealand, pay them so they buy the game on my account, get the account back, change password, log in, and play early.”

For other streamers, they’re often given early access codes. That’s never quite been the case for xQc though. Instead, he has to go about things in a more convoluted way. Manually accessing the game through a New Zealand-based account, the region where games unlock ahead of every other country. 

“I had to even out the playing field,” he explained. But thanks to these new guidelines from CD Projekt Red, that won’t be an issue with the launch of Cyberpunk 2077. “I’m happy that [they] took action in making sure the playing field is even across the board for the consumers.”

“It’s better for everybody,” he added before going off on another tangent. Currently investing his time into GTA V, it’s clear that xQc is eager to take a trip down to Night City. Expect to see him, along with practically every other streamer, jumping into Cyberpunk 2077 as soon as the December 9 embargo comes to an end.