Codemasters have shared a video for their newly released F1 2020 title that aims to help new drivers ease into the simulated world of Formula 1 racing.
Codemasters have also included a Track Acclimatisation feature that allows players to get used to a circuit’s nuances ahead of a Career, My Team or Weekly Event race.
This mode gives players a solo run at a new course, and marks corners with a series of three ‘gates’ that they must hit in order to make sure they’re taking a corner correctly. The more gates players hit, the more points they rack up.
F1 2020 is available now on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC and Stadia.
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D3PUBLISHER have announced a new Earth Defense Force that’s coming to Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 sometime next year.
Players will be able to mix and match their team to “maximize each of their abilities to lay waste on their enemies,” with fights taking place across multiple “landmark battlefields” inspired by locations such as America, the UK, Japan and Egypt.
Earth Defense Force: World Brothers is due to launch sometime in early 2021 and will be available on both Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 via their respective digital stores.
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2K have delayed the release of their Mafia remaster due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the publisher has announced.
“Though we’d originally planned to release the game one month earlier on August 28, finalizing everything in time for that launch date has become increasingly challenging due to the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic, and the last thing we want to do is compromise the quality of the experience,” read a statement from the publisher.
“From the beginning, this has been a passion project for us. Many of our developers helped create the original Mafia, and all of us are committed to crafting an updated experience worthy of that timeless classic. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we make Mafia: Definitive Edition the very best it can be for all of our fans worldwide.”
To help tide fans over until the game’s launch later this year, an extended gameplay trailer will be released on 22 July.
Mafia: Definitive Edition is out 25 September on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC.
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M2H Games’ First World War-set multiplayer title, Tannenberg, will be making its console debut later this month on Xbox One and PlayStation 4.
M2H are handling all console development duties entirely in house – as they did with the recent Verdun remaster - in order to ensure Xbox One and PlayStation 4 users will be getting a “seamless multiplayer experience.”
“Following community feedback after the initial Verdun console release, we decided to handle all console versions of our titles in house - this started with the recent remaster of Verdun,” said studio co-founder Mike Hergaarden.
“This gave us valuable experience with optimizing the UI, graphics and controls for Xbox One and PlayStation 4, and we got a lot of positive feedback from players. For the console version of Tannenberg we built it ourselves from the start.”
To celebrate Tannenberg’s console debut, the brand-new map of Przemyśl, which features a heavily fortified town, is being added to the game and will be available across all platforms later this month.
Tannenberg is currently available on PC via Steam and releases 24 July on Xbox One and PlayStation 4, with a 10% discount for those pre-ordering on the former platform.
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Sold Out and developer Metronomik have pushed back the release date for their musical-action title, No Straight Roads.
Xbox One and Switch versions of the game were announced earlier this year, with the latter benefitting from a few platform exclusive features, including a three-player co-op mode and touchscreen functionality.
No Straight Roads will be available to purchase digitally from 25 August on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Switch and PC. The game is also getting a physical release on all three consoles, though the Switch edition will be released later.
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Square Enix have confirmed PS5 and Xbox Series X editions of their upcoming action-adventure game, Marvel’s Avengers.
Square Enix also confirmed there will be cross-play between the two generations, so Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 users will be able to fully utilise the game’s online elements with their respective friends on Xbox One and PS4.
As for what improvements players will see in the next-gen editions, both will feature “extremely fast load times, boosted resolution and fidelity, improved texturing and armor destruction, ray tracing, and more,” while Square Enix also had this to say about the PS5 version:
“The PlayStation 5 experience will be seamless and dynamic, fully utilizing the ultra-high speed SSD, the PS5 DualSense advanced haptics, and immersive spatial audio. To fully customize their visual experience, PS5 will also provide players with their choice of Enhanced Graphics Mode or High Framerate mode.”
It’s not clear if similar features will also be available on the Xbox Series X, but more details about platform specific improvements – including for Stadia and PC - are set to be shared “at a later date” according to the press release.
Marvel’s Avengers is out 4 September on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC and Stadia.
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Codemasters have revealed the release date for DIRT 5 as well as more details about the off-road racer’s career mode, which will star two of gaming’s most famous voice actors, Troy Baker and Nolan North.
The campaign will also feature one off “Throwdown” challenges for players to take on and support local multiplayer for up to four players. Additional drivers will replace AI racers and even help with career progress by earning Stamps, which can then be used to unlock the aforementioned final challenges.
DIRT 5 is out 9 October on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC via Steam. An Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 version is also going to be released at some point, but no date has been set yet.
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The Game Bakers, best known for their neon boss-rush title Furi, have released some new gameplay footage of their next project, Haven, which is coming to PC and consoles later this year.
While the fixed positions of battles appear to indicate a turn-based combat system, fights are actually said to be real-time, with players able to use abilities from each character to mitigate damage and deal out attacks against infected local fauna. Successfully winning an encounter cleanses said creatures of their infection.
We also got a look at some dialogue options and saw more of Yu and Kay’s upgradeable ship that serves as a home base, where it looks like players can craft meals and freely move the camera to explore the ship’s interior.
Haven is out sometime this year on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PC and Xbox One, where it’ll also be available through the Xbox Game Pass subscription service.
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Following last week’s premature reveal via the Microsoft Store, EA have officially unveiled Star Wars: Squadrons, a first-person title that focuses on starfighter combat.
Players will be able to “plan every skirmish” in a briefing room before joining an “ever evolving battlefield,” with Yavin Prime and the shattered moon of Galitan confirmed as some of the new locations they’ll be visiting.
As well as a multiplayer element, Star Wars: Squadrons will also include a “thrilling” single-player campaign set just after the destruction of the second Death Star. Players will be able experience the campaign from alternate perspectives by representing both the New Republic and Imperial factions via two customisable pilots. The narrative will feature new characters and “some cameos from familiar faces.”
It sounds like we’ll be taking a more hands-on approach with our fighters, with players able to “divert power between systems” and upgrade their ships with new weapons and components earned entirely via in-game rewards.
EA also confirmed that the entire game will be playable in virtual reality via PC VR and PS VR, with cross-play enabled between the two platforms.
“We created this game for every Star Wars fan who has ever dreamt about soaring across the galaxy in their favorite starfighter,” said Ian Frazier, Creative Director, Motive Studios.
“Through the collaboration of the teams at Motive and Lucasfilm, we’ve been able to create a high-fidelity starfighter experience with an authentic storyline that invites Star Wars fans to explore never-before-seen corners of the galaxy in their own ship. We’re excited to show all this in action this week at EA Play Live.”
Star Wars: Squadrons is out 2 October on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC via Origin PC and the Epic Games Store.
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Toy company Hasbro and video games publisher Outright Games have teamed up to bring a brand-new family friendly Transformers title to PC and consoles later this year.
“The Transformers franchise is one of the most enduring and recognizable in the world of entertainment,” said Terry Malham, CEO of Outright Games. “It’s an honour to work with this beloved universe and these iconic characters to create a new and exciting Transformers console game that families can enjoy together.”
Apart from the above trailer, not much other information on the game was revealed alongside the announcement, but more details are set to be shared later this summer, according to the press release.
Transformers: Battlegrounds is out 23 October on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch and PC.
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