A total of 10 games can be yours if you subscribe to both services, and there are some interesting titles on offer.
The Turing Test will be available from 15 October. In this first person puzzle game, players step into the shoes of Ava Turing. Ava is a member of a research team sent by the International Space Agency to excavate Jupiter's moon, Europa. She is awoken from cryogenic sleep earlier than planned as the rest of her team are in danger. Guided by a Technical Operations Machine (or T.O.M.), the ship's AI, she must solve a series of tests to save her colleagues.
The Xbox 360 titles are Rayman 3 HD and Medal of Honor: Airborne, both of which can be played on Xbox One via the backwards compatibility feature.
On the PlayStation 4 front, we have Metal Gear Solid: The Phantom Pain and Amnesia: Collection.
The Phantom Pain is set some years after the events of MGS: Ground Zeroes. After waking from a coma, Big Boss sets out to track down those responsible for the destruction of Militaires Sans Frontières, leading a team of mercenaries known as Diamond Dogs, but he soon uncovers a sinister plot.
Amnesia: Collection includes Amnesia: The Dark Descent, its expansion Amnesia: Justine and the sequel Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs.
The series features no combat or fighting mechanics, meaning the player has to run and hide from the various monsters they'll encounter on the way.
In The Dark Descent, staying in the shadows for too long or witnessing unsettling events will reduce the player’s sanity, causing hallucinations and drawing the attention of monsters. Light sources will restore sanity but make the player easier to detect.
The expansion, Justine, is a different story with a new protagonist but plays much like the original.
A Machine for Pigs changes things up further by removing the sanity mechanic and the inventory, as well as adding larger, more open areas and an adjusted AI.
The titles coming to PlayStation 3 are Monster Jam Battlegrounds and Hustle Kings, whilst PS Vita owners can grab Hue and Sky Force Anniversary.
All 6 PlayStation games are available from 5 October until 2 November.
What do you think of the games on offer? Anything you fancy picking up? Let us know below or over in the forums.
Rockstar had teased a Red Dead Redemption 2 announcement last week, and it turns out it’s a new story trailer.
The short but atmospheric trailer gives us a look at some more of the game’s stunning scenery, plus some of the action we will presumably be partaking in, such as train robberies, bank heists and hunting.
Red Dead Redemption 2 is set for a spring 2018 release on Xbox One and PS4.
What do you think of the new trailer? Are you looking forward to riding with the Van der Linde gang? Let us know below.
Ubisoft have announced a new game mode for Assassin’s Creed Origins that lets players take a break from combat and questing to learn about the game’s historical setting.
“From the beginning the Assassin’s Creed franchise has always explored pivotal moments in history, from the Third Crusade to the Italian Renaissance, and this year Ancient Egypt,” said Jean Guesdon, Creative Director of Assassin’s Creed Origins.
“It’s a dream come true for us to offer Discovery Tour by Assassin’s Creed: Ancient Egypt, an educational mode built specifically for people to learn more about the incredible history of Ancient Egypt through the interactive experience made possible via a video game.”
Assassin’s Creed Origins is out 27 October on Xbox One, PS4 and PC.
Are you interested in learning more about history through games? Let us know below.
The DLC was intended to immortalise Michael Forgey, an executive producer at Monolith who died of a brain tumour last year, and to raise funds to help support his widow and children.
It has since been cleared up by Warner Bros. who released a statement claiming that profits from all sales worldwide would have been donated to the family, but the decision was made to only promote the donation in certain U.S. states so as to not run afoul of charitable promotion laws. The publisher went on to state:
"Our decision not to promote the donation outside the U.S. (even though we intended to donate the money) caused many to question where funds from other territories were going. Answering that direct question itself could have triggered compliance obligations or put us in violation of cause marketing laws in some of the 241 territories in which the content was available."
To further muddy the waters, a "factually incorrect" tweet from the team said that international funds would not be going to the family. Once again, the company assured us that this was an error and their intention was to give all profits from worldwide sales to the family.
The promotion has now been scrapped. The DLC will be free to anyone who purchases Shadow of War and refunds given to those who had already paid for the content.
"We now recognize that tying our donation to sales of the DLC was not the best way to achieve our goal of offering financial support to the family and creating a lasting memorial to Michael Forgey. We sincerely apologize to the fans and to the Forgey family for the confusion we created.
To ensure the two original aims are still met and to provide transparency to the community, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment will instead make a donation directly to the Forgey family."
If you wish to donate, you can do so via their youcaring site.
Star Wars’ own FN-2187, or Finn to his rebel friends, makes an appearance in the latest Battlefront II trailer, detailing the game’s contents ahead of its impending release.
The trailer also gives us a look at the game’s class system (for both troopers and Star Fighters), overhauled Star Card system, and various multiplayer modes.
A beta will take place in October, the contents of which may have been leaked earlier this month detailing what players can expect to try ahead of the game’s full launch.
Star Wars Battlefront II is out 17 November on Xbox One, PS4 and PC.
Are you looking forward to a bigger Battlefront experience? Let us know below.
The God of Thunder and protector of Earthrealm is the next character to be added into NetherRealm Studios' superpowered fighter.
Raiden is due to release in October and is part of Fighter Pack 2 which also includes the previously released Black Manta and the upcoming Hellboy.
Fighter Pack 2 can be purchased for £15.99 and will also net you the Reverse Flash premier skin.
Check out our review for the lowdown on Injustice 2.
What do you think of the trailer? Looking forward to trying out Raiden? Let us know below or over in the forums.
Marco Lima (@marcojlima) is this week's lucky winner!
Critically acclaimed top-down racer Mantis Burn Racing is coming to the Nintendo Switch eShop.
MBR features an RPG-style upgrade system, 4 player local split-screen racing and online multiplayer for up to 8 racers. There’s also a comprehensive single player mode with five vehicles classes and an 11 season career with multiple challenges to keep you busy.
Think you’ll grab a copy of MBR to soothe the disappointment of the luke-warm return of Micro Machines earlier this year? Glad to see that 4 player split-screen isn’t completely dead? Sound off in the comments or over in our forum.
Fans of SEGA’s blue blur can now pre-order a Digital Bonus Edition of Sonic Forces.
The Digital Bonus Edition will include in-game outfit items from popular SEGA icons, including a Shadow costume, that can be used to accessorise your custom hero character.
The game, which has been developed by the team behind the popular Sonic Generations and Sonic Colours, will launch on Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch and PC on 7 November.
Have these pre-order bonuses tempted you to dip your toe back into the world of 3D Sonic, or has Sonic Mania relit your fire for Eggman’s nemesis? Sound off in the comments below or over in our forums.
Capcom has confirmed that Monster Hunter: World will be available for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One globally on January 26, 2018. A PC release will follow at a later date.
Fans can now pre-order the standard version of the game or the newly announced digital deluxe and physical collector’s editions. Digital deluxe bonuses include in-game goodies to improve your starting defense and offense stats alongside additional options to customise your in-game hunter.
The physical collector’s edition includes a physical copy of the game, everything you get with the deluxe version, plus an art book, high-quality flagship monster statue, and soundtrack CD, all bundled in a custom collector’s box.
What are your thoughts on Monster Hunter: World? Will you be hunting monsters in January? Sound off in the comments below or over in our forums.