Episode 54 – GamesCom News!

recorded on 8/23/2019

GamesCom news for Xbox and Inside Xbox information

  • PvP mode Ghost War from Ghost Recon Breakpoint
  • Metro Exodus’ The Two Colonels DLC and is available now
  • Release trailer of free-to-play loot shooter Vigor
  • PUBG PS4 and Xbox One cross-play will be implemented in an October patch
  • Revealed a bunch more games pass games that we will talk about in the deals section

Google held a Stadia presentation at GamsCom revealing more games and reiterating price

  • Cyberpunk 2077 will come to Stadia alongside other system when it launches
  • Mortal Kombat 11 comes to Stadia in November
  • SuperHot shoots its way into Stadia later this year
  • Samurai Showdown also comes to Stadia
  • The Elder Scrolls Online comes to Stadia
  • More footage for Doom Eternal
  • Reminder that Borderlands 3 will be on Stadia

GamesCom Opening Night Live hosted by Geoff Keighley also had good announcements

  • Disintegration, new first person sci-fi shooter, was revealed for the first time…looks cool
  • The Witcher 3 on Switch gets a release date of October 15
  • Hideo Kojima closed the show with a lot of new Death Stranding content

Sony has acquired talented development studio Insomniac Games (Kotaku)

Little Bits

Nintendo had an Indie World show Monday showing some games, highlights below (Nintendo)

  • Blasphemous
  • Creature in the Well
  • Risk of Rain 2
  • Hotline Miami Collection

  • Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition – release date September 27….get this!

Apple’s version of Xbox Game Pass, Apple Arcade has leaked some info (mspoweruser.com)

  • Works the same way as Game Pass but comes with a 1 month free trial, costs $5/month
  • This service is meant to compete directly Xbox Game Pass and Google Stadia
  • Apple Arcade is expected to launch this fall to coincide with the next iPhone release
  • It is unclear if this service will have games other than mobile but it is likely

Sony may bring some of their exclusive library of games to other platforms (ComicBook.com)

  • “We must support the PlayStation platform — that is nonnegotiable,” said PlayStation boss Shawn Layden while speaking with Bloomberg. “That said, you will see in the future some titles coming out of my collection of studios which may need to lean into a wider installed base.”

Unfold Studios points out contradictions that the Epic Store wants to help developers (YongYea)

  • Epic approached dev to have game come to the Epic Store to be a timed exclusive
  • The developer turned it down due to the game being in top 50 wishlisted on Steam after its trailer and asked to sell the game on the Epic Store but not as an exclusive
  • Epic declined his offer saying they are not interested in games that simship
  • So basically if you do not sign the exclusivity deal you are barred from the Epic Store

GameStop laid off 100+ people across its stores including its corporate HQ on Tuesday along with half of the editorial staff of their subsidiary Game Informer….this is super shitty (Kotaku)

Gamescom reveals new gameplate of PvEvP “The Cycle” by YAGER  (SpecOps: The Line)

Rapid Fire News

Code Vein gets a demo for PS4 and Xbox One releasing on September 3 (Bandai Namco)

There is a Cyberpunk 2077 gameplay live stream on August 30 at 2pm EST (CD Projekt Red)

Minecraft to receive high quality texture pack w/ ray tracing from Nvidia in 2020 (ExtremeTech)

Upcoming Releases and Deals

Celeste and Inside are the free games from the Epic Store for the upcoming week (resetera)

PSN having an August Saving Sale that discounts a bunch of games and lasts till September 3

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2v2 Gunfight open alpha weekend on only PlayStation live now

Control releases on Tuesday August 27 and Astral Chain releases on Friday August 30

New games added to Xbox Game Pass are listed below: (Xbox)

  • DMC 5 and Age of Empires: Definitive Edition added on August 19
  • Ape Out and Kingdom Come: Deliverance will be added on August 22
  • Bard’s Tale 4 goes to Game Pass on August 27
  • Blair Witch arrives on Game Pass August 30 same day as release
  • Dead Cells comes to Game Pass on September 5  

Final Fantasy VIII Remastered, not the same level as FFVII, releases on September 3

Rumor Mill

PS5 dev kit images have leaked and look wild, lots of ventilation, retail unit will look nothing alike

  • The leak is true, a dev (Matthew Scott) has come out and said he has some in the office

Rumors are surfacing that the PS5 price will range from $500 – $600

Let’s Argue

Epic Store not supporting games that do not sign exclusivity deal, thoughts?

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