Episode 78 – Sony Pull Out of PAX East & GDC, Official Next Gen Xbox Specs

recorded on Feb 28, 2020


PlayStation pulls out of PAX East and GDC and cites the growing concern of Coronavirus (Sony)

The booth they have at PAX East was not small and included 25 games the public could play

  • The Last of Us Part II, FFVII Remake, Predator Hunting Grounds, and Doom Eternal were among the most anticipated along with other titles

Little Bits

Fighter pass vol 2 for Smash Ultimate will be the last DLC for the game and there are currently no plans for future entries in the Smash Bros series (Nintendo Life via Famitsu via Sakurai) 

Sony announces PlayStation Player Celebration, an event that has exclusive prizes (PSLS)

  • Sign ups are available now and the event starts February 24 with 3 community goals
  • Stage 1 (starts Feb 24) entails 125K games played, 500K trophies earned
    • The prize is an exclusive PS4 static theme and PSN avatar
  • Stage 2 (starts when stage 1 is completed) entails 365K games played, 1.5M trophies
    • The prize is 5 exclusive PSN avatar images
  • Stage 3 (starts when stage 2 is completed) entails 675K games played, 2.7M trophies
    • The prize is an exclusive PS4 dynamic theme

Rapid Fire

Nintendo held an Animal Crossing exclusive direct so check that out if interested (Nintendo)

Nintendo introduces new coral colored Switch Lite and will be available on April 3 (engadget)

Nintendo will most likely face Switch supply shortages due to Coronavirus (Bloomberg)

Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 2 released earlier this week and adds more cool stuff (Kotaku)

COD: Modern Warfare war zone battle royale will release in early March (VGC)

Diablo style anime and Overwatch tv series are reportedly in the works for Netflix (IGN)

Rainbow Six Siege is coming to both next-gen consoles and of course PC (Windows Central)

Nvidia reveals Cyberpunk 2077 themed RTX 2080Ti, can only get through contest (GameSpot)

  • There were only 77 made so go to Nvidia’s twitter and enter to win 

FFVII Remake will require at least 100GB of free space for installation (DualShockers)

Apparently there is a Borderlands movie planned with Eli Roth as the director (PCGamer)

Upcoming Releases and Deals

Some new games coming to Xbox Game Pass this month and here they are (Eurogamer):

  • Ninja Gaiden II (added February 20th 2020)
  • Kingdom Hearts 3 (added February 25th 2020)
  • Two Point Hospital (added February 25th 2020)
  • Wasteland Remastered (added February 25th 2020)
  • Yakuza 0 (added February 26th 2020)
  • Jackbox Party Pack 3 (added February 27th 2020)

Assassin’s Creed Syndicate and Faeria are last free games of February on Epic Store (Polygon)

Reminder that Bayonetta and Vanquish remasters came out on the 18th

Rumor Mill

There is a new rumor floating around that PS5 has more GPU than the Xbox Series X

  • This is most likely fake as Xbox will not lose the power narrative this time around

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