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Microsoft Acquires Bethesda Softworks

Popular game franchises of Bethesda are joining Xbox family as Microsoft acquires parent company ZeniMax Media.
As players on all major gaming systems are hyping up for next-gen console launch in November 2020, industry giant Microsoft and Sony are frequently buying many game studios to roll out exclusives for new generation of home consoles.
Microsoft has been busy acquiring known studios under Xbox Game Studios publishing division and recently, they announced to have acquired ZeniMax Media, parent company of Bethesda Softworks for an enormous $7.5 billion amount.

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Head of Xbox, Phil Spencer welcomes creative teams of Bethesda to Xbox family in an official statement. He also recalls how they came to support Xbox Game Pass in early days of launch by bringing their popular games to Microsoft console.
Xbox is likely to make available all existing Bethesda games and future AAA-exclusives to Game Pass lineup for PC and…

Resident Evil 8 Development Facing Issues on PlayStation 5

Industry leaker claims that Capcom may be having some issues with PlayStation 5 version of Resident Evil 8.
A follow-up sequel to Resident Evil 7: Biohazard, upcoming survival horror title Resident Evil VIII: Village from developer/publisher Capcom is currently set to arrive early next year for Windows PC and next-generation consoles.
As we are getting closer to holiday season this year for next-gen console launch in few months, development of Resident Evil 8 is facing issues on PlayStation 5 version, which simply doesn't exist for PC and Xbox Series X or Series S.

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According to known industry leaker AestheticGamer, some issues on PS5 version of RE8 has been greatly slowing down development. Capcom emphasized on faster loading speed of next-gen hardware and has shifted focus entirely.
Although running smoothly on PC and Xbox Series X/Series S, this change has led to a number of issues on PlayStation 5 co…

Borderlands 3 to Get Free Next-Gen Upgrade

Gearbox Software will offer free next-gen console version upgrade for Borderlands 3 on PS5 and Xbox Series X.

Just days ago, action role-playing first-person shooter game Borderlands 3 from developer Gearbox Software and publisher 2K Games launched its fourth premium content pack Psycho Krieg DLC ahead of first anniversary of release.

In a recent livestream at PAX Online digital showcase, Gearbox announced to release free next-gen upgrade for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X console versions for all current owners of BL3 title on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms.


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Borderlands 3 will be running at 4K resolution on 60 FPS for upcoming generation of consoles in single-player campaign mode. Gearbox confirms that current-gen players can also bring over all purchased DLCs and game saves to next-gen.

Those who love playing co-op would be thrilled to know about upcoming features such as four-player split-screen on local mul…

Control Publisher Lied About Ultimate Edition Upgrade

Players accidentally receive Ultimate Edition for Control on PlayStation Store, exposing excuse given by 505 Games for next-gen.

Ahead of first launch anniversary, developer Remedy Entertainment and publisher 505 Games announced Ultimate Edition for sci-fi adventure game Control and sparked controversy among fans for not offering free next-gen upgrade.

505 Games eventually offered an explanation why players across all platforms who already own all content can be upgraded to new generation of console for free but most recently, fans have caught them lying about free next-gen version.


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Many who bought Digital Deluxe Edition of Control on Sony consoles noticed briefly having access to newly released Ultimate Edition on PlayStation Store, which fully contradicts with what 505 Games tried to clarify back in August.

505 Games said to have been unable to upgrade existing owners of Deluxe Edition from last-gen systems to PlaySta…

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Multiplayer Gameplay Reveal

Activision and Treyarch reveals multiplayer gameplay trailer for upcoming Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War.

Only weeks ago, Activision announced upcoming first-person shooter game Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War from developer Treyarch and Raven Software to arrive on November 13, 2020, for both current and next-generation consoles.

Black Ops franchise reboot will bring back signature aspects of its fast-paced combat system and connect players on all platforms. Activision releases a multiplayer gameplay trailer to show various game modes, maps and much more.


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Black Ops Cold War invites you to a brand-new multiplayer experience that will usher a new era of online gameplay.




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Black Ops Cold War multiplayer takes place a few years later following its story campaign but still set in '80s. First sequence kick-starts by introducing ne…

Crash Bandicoot 4 Reveals Tawna Gameplay

Toys For Bob introduces playable Tawna and reveals new gameplay for Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time.

A follow-up to Crash Bandicoot: Warped, upcoming platform game Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time from developer Toys for Bob and publisher Activision is set to release on October 2, 2020, for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Crash 4 brings back more than just Crash, Coco and friends to venture through space and time collecting Quantum Masks. Crash's girlfriend Tawna Bandicoot from N. Sane Trilogy also joins team as a brand-new playable character.


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Toys for Bob offers a first-look at Tawna gameplay walkthrough in latest episode of PlayStation Underground.




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Tawna previously appeared in first game in Crash Bandicoot trilogy and not much of her story was explored. She would come across Crash and Coco at early phase of Crash Bandicoot 4 from an alternate dimens…

The Witcher 3 Coming to Next-Gen Consoles

CD Projekt Red announces to release an enhanced version of The Witcher 3 for PC and next-gen consoles.

Arguably one of the most beloved and expansive action role-playing experience on current-gen systems, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt from Polish developer/publisher CD Projekt Red wrapped up mainline Witcher game franchise back in 2015.

CD Projekt Red recently announced to release updated version of Witcher 3: Complete Edition for upcoming next-gen consoles PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X, which includes all campaign DLC packs, few technical upgrades and more.


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Aside from The Witcher 3 base game, Complete Edition adds Blood and Wine, Hearts of Stone expansions and extra content. Moreover, there will be some technical improvements and visual upgrades ray tracing and faster loading times.

Next-generation edition of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will be released for a standalone purchase on PC, PS5 and Series X. Those who already…

Immortals: Fenyx Rising Release Date and Screenshots Leaked on Microsoft Store

Ahead of Ubisoft Forward event, Microsoft Store leaked release date and screenshots for Immortals: Fenyx Rising.

During E3 2019 press conference, developer/publisher Ubisoft announced upcoming action-adventure game Gods & Monsters, which was originally scheduled to release on February 2020 but was delayed indefinitely until this year.

Ubisoft recently re-branded the game as Immortals: Fenyx Rising and only a week ahead of its planned reveal at next Ubisoft Forward event, a set release date for December 2020 and a few screenshots got leaked on Microsoft Store.


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Microsoft eventually removed it quickly but not before official release date for Fenyx Rising is revealed to be December 3, 2020. ESRB has yet to confirm a rating for Immortals and players who pre-order are to receive a bonus quest.

Immortals leak has also confirms its arrival on both current-gen and next-gen console family of PlayStation and Xbox hardware. Those who w…

Marvel's Avengers to Add Kate Bishop Post-Launch

Crystal Dynamics reveals new post-launch hero Kate Bishop and more for Marvel's Avengers launch War Table livestream.

Only days away from launch, developer Crystal Dynamics, in association with Eidos Montréal and publisher Square Enix released episode of War Table livestream for upcoming superhero action-adventure game Marvel's Avengers.

Following reveal of hero Clint Barton AKA Hawkeye, mentions of Kate Bishop was found within Beta code as a playable character and today, she is finally announced to join her mentor in first post-launch content lineup in a new trailer.


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In a new official trailer, Marvel's Avengers reveals master archer Kate Bishop for post-launch Operation.




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Earlier last month, first-look of Clint Barton was unveiled as a free post-launch hero for Marvel's Avengers. Fans soon started to speculate that his protégé may also be added and their theory…

Resident Evil 8 and Street Fighter 5 Will Be Showcased at Tokyo Games Show

Capcom announces to host live broadcast at Tokyo Games Show for news regarding Resident Evil 8 and Street Fighter V.

Right after a surprise announcement during PlayStation 5 Reveal Event, developer/publisher Capcom promised to reveal new information for much-anticipated upcoming survival horror title Resident Evil VIII: Village in August 2020.

Throughout entire month of August, they remained silent and Capcom has recently came out confirming to unveil more details later this month at Tokyo Game Show on September 27, due to ongoing effects of COVID-19 pandemic.


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Capcom is planning to host a two-day livestream broadcast at official Twitch channel during Tokyo Game Show. Though there are not hints of what attendees can expect but a gameplay trailer or release date reveal may be coming.

Capcom will start TGS broadcast with Street Fighter V: Champion Edition on September 27, 2020. Following day on September 27, next showcase will…

Lord of The Rings: Gollum Coming to Switch

Daedalic Entertainment officially announces a Nintendo Switch port for upcoming title Lord of The Rings: Gollum.

To create an ultimate Gollum game, developer/publisher Daedalic Entertainment revealed working on stealth action-adventure game Lord of The Rings: Gollum last year, based on epic high-fantasy universe created by J.R.R Tolkien.

Daedalic initially announced to release LoTR: Gollum for Windows PC, PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X in 2021. A port for Nintendo Switch handheld system has also been confirmed to arrive late next year aside from current-gen consoles.


RELATED: Lord of The Rings: Gollum Reveals First Screenshots

In a recent discussion at Future Games Show, project manager Saide Haberstroh gives a brief detal of LoTR: Gollum gameplay features. Aside from environmental puzzles, players will face some climbing challenges and parkour action.

During a developer video presentation, Haberstroh said that titular protagonist Gollum is a creepy creature who doesn't fight like …

Little Nightmares 2 Gameplay Trailer

Bandai Namco unveils a gameplay trailer for Little Nightmares II at Gamescom 2020, which is set to arrive next year.

Announced during Gamescom 2019, developer Tarsier Studios and publisher Bandai Namco Entertainment has remained silent about upcoming indie puzzle-platformer horror adventure game Little Nightmares II for a year now.

Today during Opening Night Live event of Gamescom 2020, a newly released gameplay trailer shows off all-new frightening dreams Tarsier Studios was working on for some time and reveals a release date set for February 11, 2021.


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First gameplay trailer of Little Nightmares II features ghoulish creatures and offers a terrifying experience.




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LNII brings in a young kid wearing a brown paper bag on his head named Mono and he meets Six upon her escape from Maw. Together these two attempts to find a way through locations of Pale City to eventually reach …

Hitman 3 Release Date, Next-Gen Upgrade and Pre-Order Bonuses Revealed

IO Interactive announces official release date for Hitman III, free next-gen upgrade, pre-order bonuses and special editions.

In a surprise announcement today, developer/publisher IO Interactive has revealed an official release date, next-gen upgrade path, special editions and pre-order bonuses for upcoming stealth action-adventure game Hitman III.

Hitman 3 is set to arrive for Google Stadia, PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X platforms on January 20, 2021. Players on current generation platforms will receive free next-gen upgrade for digital editions.


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IO Interactive assures console players that if they buy Hitman 3 digital edition of on PS4 or Xbox One, they will be entitled to receive a free upgrade to next-gen version should they ever choose to migrate on PS5 or Xbox Series X in future.

Sony console owners can buy PS4 version of the game from PlayStation Store and download a PS5 version…

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Revealed

Activision releases official reveal trailer for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, arriving on November 13, 2020.

Last year, there was an insider report of developer Treyarch and Raven Software working on Call of Duty: Black Ops franchise reboot for annual release on behalf of publisher Activision, with a scheduled launch window set for 2020.

Earlier this month, Activision announces Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, upcoming first-person shooter title from Call of Duty annual franchise, set to release on November 13, 2020 for PC via Battle.net, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.


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An official reveal trailer for Black Ops rebooted title is dropped today, focusing on early 1980's Cold War.




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Latest trailer for Black Ops rebooted title was launched by Activision via Call of Duty: Warzone in-game event, which brings back Black Ops series protagonists Alex Mason, Frank Woods and Jason …

Gotham Knights Won't Have Split-Screen Gameplay

Contrary to what WB Games have shown at DC FanDome event, Gotham Knights will not support split-screen gameplay.

After a series of "Court of Owls" tease, developer WB Games Montréal and publisher Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment finally announced upcoming action role-playing Batman game titled Gotham Knights at DC FanDome event.

Following reveal of world premier trailer for Gotham Knights, gameplay walkthrough footage was released. Though a brief glimpse of split-screen feature was shown, WB Games won't be including it, according to official press release.


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During official gameplay showcase for Gotham Knights, it was implied that you can switch to a split-screen for co-op experience. However, it turns out that WB Games Montréal has no plans to add such feature to main game at launch.

Regardless of split-screen option having great potential for a Batman game with playable Bat-Family members, WB Games simply used…

Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League Revealed

Rocksteady reveals Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League with a brand-new trailer at DC FanDome event.

After releasing Batman: Arkham Knight in 2015, developer Rocksteady Studios has been on a long-hiatus and recently confirmed working on a Suicide Squad game, in association with publisher Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment.

In a recent panel at DC FanDome digital event, upcoming action-adventure game Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League has been revealed for Windows PC, PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X with a new trailer and a release window set for 2022.


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Rocksteady releases a cinematic reveal trailer to introduce new Suicide Squad game during DC FanDome.




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Brainiac attacks Metropolis and his rampaging minions are spreading chaos and destruction everywhere. Task Force X is sent to take matters into hand and bring current situation under control but they decided to sit…