Square Enix have revealed the release date for the next-gen upgrade of Marvel’s Avengers, as well as sharing more details on the game’s next character DLC, Hawkeye.
Saves and game progress will transfer between platforms, and cross-gen play will still be supported between old and new generations of consoles.
The upgrade is free for players who own the PS4 or Xbox One versions of the game, but only when upgrading to the corresponding generation (PS4 to PS5, for example).
The upgrade also won’t work if you own the physical copy of the game on Xbox One or PS4 and are trying to then upgrade to Xbox Series S or PS5 Digital Edition console, however, due to the latter pairs' lack of disc drives, though owners of the digital versions will still be eligible for it.
Also arriving the same day as the next-gen upgrade is Clint Barton, aka, Hawkeye, the latest playable character being added to the game’s roster of superheroes.
Operation: Hawkeye – Future Imperfect, will be available for free across all platforms and includes new story content, Hawkeye himself, and a new villain called Maestro, who’s described as “a version of Hulk with Bruce Banner’s brains and the Hulk’s strengths and abilities, now driven mad in an apocalyptic future.”
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Bethesda and ZeniMax have announced the latest expansion coming to MMORPG The Elder Scrolls Online.
The expansion arrives as part of ESO’s Gates of Oblivion year-long adventure, a sprawling event that will see new events periodically added to the game throughout the year.
The first of these, the Flames of Ambition DLC, arrives in March and adds new dungeons that will build up to the events of the main Blackwood expansion.
More dungeons will be released sometime after the Blackwood expansion as well as an end-of-story DLC that will include “new adventures and areas.”
The Elder Scrolls Online: Blackwood is out 1 June on PC, Mac and Stadia, then arrives on Xbox One and PS4 8 June.
What do you think of ESO’s latest expansion? Let us know below.
IO Interactive - the studio heading up development of a brand-new James Bond title - have released a new trailer showcasing Hitman 3 running on Sony’s PlayStation VR headset.
All three Hitman games in the World of Assassination trilogy will be playable in VR, exclusively via Hitman 3 on PS4. Fans can relive the series’ most iconic moments from a whole new perspective on the current-gen console, but not on PC VR platforms.
Hitman 3 is out 21 January on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PC and Google Stadia. A Switch version will also be playable via cloud streaming.
What do you think of the Hitman 3 VR mode? Let us know in the comments below.
Coatsink and Bit Loom’s cooperative puzzler PHOGS! will no longer be available through Xbox Games Pass for PC when the game launches tomorrow.
Those looking forward to some cooperative puzzle solving on PC will still be able to purchase and play the game through Steam or Stadia – it’s only the Windows 10 Xbox Games Pass for PC version that’s been temporarily delayed.
PHOGS! sees two players teaming up to complete physics-based puzzles, with each person controlling one of two conjoined dogs. James praised the game’s “bonkers” gameplay when he went hands-on with a preview build in 2018, and you can read his glowing thoughts on the full game in our review.
PHOGS! releases 3 December on Xbox One, Xbox Game Pass, PS4, Switch, Stadia and PC via Steam. The Xbox Games Pass for PC version will launch at an unspecified time in the future. It’ll also be playable on Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5 via backwards compatibility.
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Veteran racing developer Milestone (RIDE 4, MotoGP 20) have announced their latest riding sim, Monster Energy Supercross – The Official Videogame 4.
Career mode has received a bit of a revamp in Supercross 4. Players are now able to begin their journey as an amateur rider in Supercross Futures events, before earning their place in the 250SX and 450SX categories where they’ll be challenging the “biggest number of pro riders ever in franchise history.”
Career mode will also feature a new skill system, with players able to upgrade their stats and performances via a skill tree. Skill points can be earned from races, training, competing in special events or by completing special objectives.
As well as online multiplayer there’ll be co-op for up to four players, plus a new free-roam area based on the Islands of Maine where players can race against friends, compete in challenges or track down collectibles.
Monster Energy Supercross – The Official Videogame 4 is out 11 March for Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, PS5, and PC via Steam and Stadia.
Let us know your thoughts on the reveal below or over in the forums.
Bit Loom Studios and Coatsink have announced the release date for PHOGS!, their long-awaited cooperative puzzler that’s making its way to PC and consoles next month.
James and Rob went hands-on with PHOGS! back in 2018, praising its “joyous” Nintendo-like vibes and “bonkers” gameplay. They also got a lovely photo with Red and Blue, the game’s adorable, conjoined protagonists.
PHOGS! is out 3 December on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch and PC via Steam and Stadia with an RRP of $24.99 (or regional equivalent).
Xbox Game Pass subscribers (both console and PC) will be able to play the game at no extra cost as it’ll be making its way to the subscription service on day of release.
PHOGS! will also be supported on PS5 and Xbox Series S/X via backwards compatibility, Coatsink have confirmed.
Will you be picking up PHOGS! next month? Which platform will you be playing it on? Let us know below.
Codemasters have released a new video for their upcoming off-road racer, DIRT 5, that shows off one of the game’s stampede tracks.
"Stampede features rough terrain and the opportunity for vehicles to get airborne with jumps dotted throughout each circuit. Perfect for unlimited trucks and buggies, the action intensifies with 12 cars all battling for victory so players will need to get their elbows out and hold their nerve,” said Development Director Robert Karp.
DIRT 5 is out 9 October on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC.
Those who purchase a console edition will get a free upgrade to the XSX and PS5 versions when they are released later this year. A Stadia version is also arriving sometime in 2021.
What do you think of the new trailer? Let us know below.
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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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.
Will you be taking advantage of the free upgrade to a next-gen edition? Let us know below.
Bethesda and Zenimax Online Studios have released the latest major paid expansion for The Elder Scrolls Online, their Tamriel-set MMO, for Xbox One and PS4 following it’s launch on PC last month.
Alongside the usual deluge of new side quests and characters, players can also explore the game’s new Antiquities system, which gives them the chance to discover and unearth hidden treasures dotted throughout Tamriel via two new mini games.
The game’s vampire player base will also be interested to learn that their skill line has been reworked. New changes include the Blood Frenzy ability, which sees players deal out massive damage while it's active but also lose health at the same time. All previous skill line experience will be converted over to the new system, which will be available to everyone, not just Greymoor users.
The Elder Scrolls Online: Greymoor is out now on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC. A Stadia version of the game will be launching on 16 June.
Let us know your thoughts on the latest ESO expansion below or in the forums.