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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Australian indie developer Exbleative have released a new trailer for their “gravity-defying” exploration game, Exo One, in which you pilot a mysterious alien craft across strange planets.
While the freedom to explore various worlds seems to be the main draw of the game, there is also said to be a “minimalist yet mysterious” narrative about humanity’s first “ill-fated” mission beyond our solar system.
Exo One is scheduled to launch on PC sometime this year. There’s no solid release date just yet, but there is a demo currently available on the game’s Steam page.
Let us know your thoughts on the game below or in the forums.
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.
What do you think of the latest trailer? Let us know below.
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.
What do you think of the game? Let us know below or over in the forums.
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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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Following a premature video reveal yesterday, Torn Banner Studios have officially confirmed that their medieval multiplayer brawler, Chivalry 2, is coming to both the current and next generation of consoles as well as PC.
The sequel will feature improved visuals and larger battles than its predecessor, with up to 64-players able to take part in storming castles and raiding villages as part of the game’s expanded grand Team Objective mode.
Torn Banner have also added more voice-lines, battle cries and deeper character customisation for “enhanced player expression,” and the game’s combat system has been revamped for a much “faster and more fluid” experience.
A new downed state has been introduced, giving teammates the opportunity to revive fallen allies, and players will also be able to battle on despite the loss of a limb or equipment so that they can “stay in the action until you’ve bled your last drop.”
There’s no Chivalry 2 release date just yet, though the game is said to be coming to Xbox One, Xbox Series X, PS4, PS5 and PC via the Epic Games Store (EGS) sometime later this year.
Did you play the original game? Looking forward to some cross-play medieval multiplayer? 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.