To deal with the recent worldwide heatwaves, we’re taking another dip in the ocean of Sea Of Thieves (p10) thanks to a massive update. Our new skeleton pirate friends seem to have found the hot weather even harder than us judging by the fact all of their skin has melted off. Maybe we’ll end up like that soon—we can’t go swimming anymore thanks to the risk of Megalodon attacks. Elsewhere, the news hasn’t been as kind, as Onrush (p14) developer Evolution Studios has undergone a huge round of layoffs after disappointing sales, despite Onrush having reviewed really well. Thankfully, we can binge some Netflix to help us deal with the bad news. The TV streaming giant has announced that season two of the Castlevania anime will be coming in October. Read all of the details on p16. Finally, there’s some news concerning the Metal Gear Solid movie over on p20, including a Fulton balloon’s worth of beautiful concept art. Fingers crossed this will be the film to prove that videogames can make for good movies; after all, Kojima has given director Jordan Vogt-Roberts some advice on how to make it.