It was a busy week in the gaming industry, with plenty of news ranging from the long-awaited GTA trilogy remaster to DICE responding to less-than-favourable feedback on the Battlefield 2042 beta. There was also a couple of big leaks, so without further ado, let’s get started with our gaming round-up.
In the News This Week
- Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy launches digitally on November 11th
- Battlefield 2042 – Specialists are here to stay, DICE says in open beta follow up blog
- Cyberpunk 2077 and Witcher 3 PS5 and Xbox Series X|S upgrades delayed to 2022
- Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Ragnarok DLC leaked
- New Gran Turismo 7 trailer teases new cars and a classic GT track
- God of War PC version announced, no longer PlayStation exclusive
- Among Us is coming to PlayStation and Xbox on 14th December
- eFootball 2022 update delayed by Konami as fans wait for fixes
- Elden Ring delayed to February, but a Closed Network Test has been announced for November
- Advance Wars 1+2 Re-Boot Camp delayed to Spring 2022
- Dbrand PS5 faceplates dodge Sony cease & desist with new design
- Xbox Game Pass missed annual growth targets by more than 20%
Games in Review
Outside of the news, it was a quiet-ish weeks for the reviews. Keep an eye out for a deluge of review embargoes lifting next week, though.
- The Dark Pictures Anthology: House of Ashes – PS5, XSX|S, PS4, XBO, PC – 8/10
- Winds and Leaves – PSVR – 6/10
- Back 4 Blood – PS5, XSX|S, PS4, XBO, PC – 6/10
And Dom also made an appearance with the improved Recon 200 headset:
Elsewhere, Stefan provided us with a couple of previews, the first of which was MONARK, a JRPG that’s coming early next year. He also looked at another RPG, The Cruel King and the Great Hero, which has a wonderful visual style that makes you feel like you’re in a children’s story book.
Adrian spoke to Viking expert Philip Parker about why it’s such a fascinating period in history, and evidence of its popularity in God of War, Assassin’s Creed, and Valheim.
Wrapping up, What We Played featured Back 4 Blood, House of Ashes & Jackbox Party Pack 8.
Here’s what you in our community has been up to this week:
- ron_mcphatty reclaimed his Switch Lite from his family so he could enjoy Breath of The Wild.
- TSBonyman loved point’n’click Silence, and also spent some time in Deathloop, Dreams and No Man’s Sky.
- hornet1990 has been getting stuck into Star Wars Squadrons.
- And last up, tactical20 has been persisting with the ‘insanely difficult’ Metroid Dread.
That’s all for this week, have a good weekend and I’ll see you again soon!