Category

Xbox One

Category

2021 will see quite the battle for FPS supremacy and Call of Duty is gunning for the top spot once again with their upcoming release, Call of Duty: Vanguard. Set in the backdrop of World War II, Call of Duty: Vanguard aims to deliver the complete package to fans with a story campaign, Warzone integration, Zombies, and its tried and tested online multiplayer with the spotlight on the Champion Hill mode. Champion Hill is a round-robin tournament-style mode that pits groups of 2 or 3 to do battle against others in a 60-second no-frills shootout rotating across 4 maps. You start the battle with 12 “lives” (for duos, 18 for trios), and each time a player from your squad is killed, you lose a life. In between rounds, you earn cash to purchase equipment, weapons, and even perks to give you the edge against the competition. The last team standing…

Blasphemous, the surprisingly successful and outstanding metroidvania title along the likes of Ender Lilies from developers The Game Kitchen, has received a lot of post-launch DLC in the past but it seems the devs aren’t quite done just yet. Gamescom played host to a bunch of Indie announcements, with one of the bigger ones being the “Wounds of Eventide” DLC, which will come on December 9. Check out the awesome animated trailer below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RKg34fPKaQU That’s only part of the good news because if you watch the full trailer, you’ll see quite the surprise towards the end. Yep, Blasphemous II is in the works and is planned for a 2023 release! Fans of the game will surely be happy about this bit of news, even though the sequel is still a couple of years away. Blasphemous is now available for the PlayStation, Xbox, Switch, and PC.

The Gamescom Opening Night Livestream started strong with the announced Saints Row reboot for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series, and PC. Yep, you read right, a reboot! As the cinematic trailer opens, it sidesteps the tongue-in-cheek appeal that was the trademark of Saints Row and adapts a semi-serious tone as the featured gang is intercepting a heist in progress. The trailer ends with a launch date that is February 25, 2022, which surprisingly isn’t too far away from now! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YgjzDJA1o1E The game will feature three different gangs that will battle for supremacy. While the visual panache is great, hopefully, they still kept some of their signature hilarity that made the game stand out on its own. A very short gameplay trailer was also shown and it’s looking to be quite crazy, which is a well-known franchise trademark. https://youtu.be/tmzsUeejmvY Saints Row will launch on February 25, 2022…

Firaxis fans waiting for a new outing from the team will surely get excited for this one as 2K and Marvel Entertainment have announced Marvel’s Midnight Suns, a brand new tactical RPG set in the darker side of the Marvel Universe. Scheduled for a March 2022 release, Marvel’s Midnight Suns will be available on the PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series, Nintendo Switch, and PC via Steam and Epic Games. The game will see the Avengers enlist the help of the titular cast – Nico Minoru, Blade, Magik, and Ghost Rider – young heroes with powers deeply rooted in the supernatural to fight the resurrected evil master Chthon. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LBwMAyRW0P8 “We’re thrilled to team with Firaxis Games, who combine a history of building outstanding tactical games with an authentic love of Marvel’s supernatural side,” said Bill Rosemann, Vice President of Creative at Marvel Games.  “Marvel’s Midnight Suns offers players the chance to…

Following the unfortunate announcement that Halo Infinite won’t be releasing with Campaign Co-op or Forge, some good news comes by way of a leak saying that the game will be seeing a December 8 release date. The initial leak comes from Twitter user Aggiornamenti Lumia, who posts a screenshot of the Microsoft Store that has the December 8 date marked. He notes that the listing has been live since August 26, 2020 with a placeholder date but was recently updated to reflect the correct information. https://twitter.com/ALumia_Italia/status/1430417735704629254 By no means is this an indication, but a report from The Verge corroborates the information, confirming the date from “A source familiar with Microsoft’s plans.” Senior News Editor at The Verge Tom Warren had even posted a “teaser” a couple of days ago, saying that no one even spotted it, implying that the information was already known. https://twitter.com/tomwarren/status/1430487615199920134 Halo Infinite was curiously missing…

During the recently concluded Gamescom 2021 Xbox Showcase, Microsoft announced that Xbox Cloud Gaming is finally coming to Xbox Series and Xbox One consoles in the Holiday of 2021. Cloud gaming using consoles? What does that mean? It basically means that you don’t have to purchase a new console to try out games featured on the Cloud Gaming catalogue. As such, you can play Xbox Series games with your Xbox One, how crazy is that?! The service will be available to Game Pass Ultimate subscribers and will offer over 100 games to try before installing, such as Microsoft Flight Simulator, The Medium, Sea of Thieves, and much more. https://youtu.be/BomfVh2PSkM Microsoft is targeting 1080p/60fps and near-instantaneous loading. Of course, performance will depend on bandwidth, but it’s great for picking up games on the go without downloading the full game into your storage. Also, friends who own games featured in Cloud Gaming…

During the recently concluded Destiny 2 livestream, it was finally announced that Destiny 2’s next major expansion, The Witch Queen, will bring in Savathun on February 22, 2022. We’ve heard about Savathun for the LONGEST time and now we finally get to see and do battle with her. Guardians will make their way through to Savathun’s Throneworld, the brand new area to explore and within it, new challenges that are shaping up to be one of the best build-ups to a boss encounter in recent memory. Among the new enemies shown, Hive Guardians are particularly interesting because of the fact that they seem to mimic some Guardian attacks, abilities, and skills, making them formidable opponents. Check out the reveal trailer below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P0IlFZ61734 Included in The Witch Queen expansion will be a new Glaive melee weapon that features combos and even projectile attacks, which makes it an awesome addition to a…

If by any chance you have not gotten to play one of the better entries of the series in recent memory, now could be the perfect time to do so as Assassin’s Creed Odyssey will finally be getting 60fps support for the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series. Announced by Ubisoft, title update 1.6.0 for Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is now live, weighing in at around 370MB for the Xbox One and around 470MB on the PS4. The update is rather short and simply has one line to explain what it is – “This update adds 60 FPS support when running the game on Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5 through backwards compatibility.” https://twitter.com/assassinscreed/status/1429835825685143560 Assassin’s Creed Odyssey tells the story of Alexios and Kassandra across ancient Greece and is the follow-up to the series of Assassin’s Creed games that have fully revamped its combat systems, starting with Origins. The latest entry in the series, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, takes the…

Ubisoft has released a nearly 5-minute trailer that gives players a detailed look at Rainbow Six Extraction which will feature a deep operator progression system, 4 adjustable difficulty levels, 12 ever-evolving maps, 13 dynamic mission objectives, over 90 guns and gadgets, a unique ranked mode, and extensive post-launch support for free. Rainbow Six Extraction players can enjoy a roster of 18 operators (all from Rainbow Six Siege, no new Extraction operators), each anchored with a deep progression system, and will assemble a 1-3 player squad to confront mysterious alien creatures known as Archæans. Players can gain access to more than 65 weapons, ten legacy Rainbow Six Siege tech, and 15 exclusive REACT tech, all of which are usable over multiplayer or solo modes. https://youtu.be/rvLrxnZfQVQ There will be 12 new maps in Rainbow Six Extraction over 4 regions across the United States, with each map being roughly 3 times the size…

The global pandemic has claimed another casualty, this time in the form of Halo Infinite, as 343 Industries has announced that both Campaign co-op and Forge will not make it in time for launch. Both modes, which are highly integral to the Halo experience, will follow next year as Creative Head Joseph Staten explains that “Unfortunately, as we focused the team for shutdown and really focused on a quality experience for launch, we made a really tough decision to delay shipping campaign co-op for launch. And, we also made the tough call to delay shipping Forge past launch, as well.” In terms of timelines, Campaign co-op is scheduled to release in Season 2 which is about 3 months after launch, with Forge to follow in Season 3. You can view the full Halo Infinite development update in the video below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yct2QKgF5e4 Even with this, Staten is quick to allay fears,…

Call of Duty: Vanguard is now officially official, and with the announcement now comes the usual pre-order details that we’ve come to expect. Outlined in a blog post on the official website, there are quite a number of editions that players will be able to pre-order with varying bonuses. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jojVukwaR_Y Call of Duty: Vanguard Editions Pre-ordering any digital edition will include: Early access to the Call of Duty: Vanguard Open Beta.Night Raid Mastercraft Weapon Blueprint (for immediate use in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and Warzone.)Frontline Weapon Pack (“Shredder” Submachine Gun and “Wildwood” Submachine Gun for immediate use in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and Warzone.)Operator Arthur Kingsley (to be received later for use in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and Warzone)Pre-load the game before launches. Standard Edition ($59.99 for last-gen and PC, $69.99 for current-gen) The standard edition will contain the base game along with the pre-order bonuses outlined above. The console standard edition…

Following numerous leaks leading to a Warzone reveal, the much-awaited Call of Duty: Vanguard has finally been announced and will see the series return to World War II when it releases on November 5 for the PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series, and PC. Vanguard will deliver the complete package to fans which will include an epic single-player campaign that will span four major World War II theaters developed by Sledgehammer Games, a massive online multiplayer offering with 20 maps at launch, and chilling zombies mode by none other than Treyarch. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jojVukwaR_Y Warzone integration is also coming and will be led by Raven Studios, which will play host to “a massive calendar of free post-launch content featuring new maps, modes, playlists, limited-time events , and seasonal events, as well as community celebrations and more” “Call of Duty: Vanguard is primed to deliver a stunning range of gameplay experiences for the entire Call of Duty community. Vanguard’s breadth of content is a hallmark…

You thought it was news about the latest Elder Scrolls game but no, Skyrim is back (again) and this time re-releasing for the 100th time in the form of Skyrim Anniversary Edition. Coming to the PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series, and PC on November 11, the Anniversary Edition was announced during QuakeCon2021 and will contain the Special Edition of the game which includes the Dragonborn, Dawnguard, and Hearthfire addons and “over 500 unique pieces of content from Creation Club such as quests, dungeons, bosses, weapons, spells.” Oh, and it’ll also have fishing. Fishing! Owners of the Special Edition will receive a free upgrade to the Anniversary Edition. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JSRtYpNRoN0 Skyrim Anniversary Edition launches on November 11 for the PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series, and PC.

Wait, what year is it? Announced during a special presentation on Quakecon2021, the classic shooter is back and looking better than ever as Quake sees an enhanced version release for the PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC. The game is also backwards compatible with the PS5 and Xbox Series, with native versions on their way soon, and will be a free upgrade. While waiting for the current-gen versions, one thing you won’t have to wait for is the actual game as it is now available digitally via PSN, Microsoft Store, and Steam. For physical collectors, Limited Run Games will be releasing copies for the PS4 and Switch in standard and ultimate edition variants. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vi-bdUd9J3E The Quake enhanced re-release will see a 4K with ultrawide resolution support boost, along with enhanced models, dynamic and colored lighting, anti-aliasing, cross-play support, and much more. The release will also see the inclusion of…

Epic Games has announced the new mode coming to Fortnite and it sounds very much like another game that we know of. In fact, even the term used for the mode is quite familiar as well! Stop us if you’ve heard this before: 10 players are either Agent or Impostor, complete or sabotage assignments, manipulate other players, and of course you can also “Force a Discussion” and eject a suspected impostor. Voice chats are disabled and players can communicate via emojis, which the game actually has in spades. This is what you can expect on the new limited-time mode from Fortnite called Impostors, and if it really sounds like the smash hit Among Us, that’s because it probably is. Maybe. Kinda. Take a look below! https://youtu.be/W1RNbUaCKHA Pretty sus? Community director at InnerSloth / Among Us Victoria Tran expressed that a collab would have actually been pretty cool. https://twitter.com/TheVTran/status/1427725916994682887 Fortnite Imposters…