‘Sea of Thieves’ tops Steam sales charts after Jack Sparrow reveal

It was one of the bigger surprises at the Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase, and while it was always likely that Microsoft would give a spotlight to ‘Sea of Thieves’, nobody really saw the addition of Captain Jack Sparrow from ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ coming, and it’s done wonders for the title’s sales on Steam.

Xbox Cloud Gaming just got an 120fps option with Xbox Series X upgrade

The service formerly known as xCloud, and now simply Xbox Cloud Gaming just got a massive boost thanks to the servers it runs on switching to Xbox Series X options. What this means is that a few games on the service can now stream from the Xbox servers to your Chromebook or iPhone at a ridiculous 120 frames per second.

‘Halo: The Master Chief Collection’ could be getting 60 player matches

‘Halo: The Master Chief Collection’ has had it’s fair share of problems over the years. At launch there were numerous complaints about all manner of things, including an issue where the collection of all the ‘Halo’ games would crash the Xbox One consoles it was available on. But Microsoft did the work, and even added new titles to the collection such as ‘Halo: Reach’, and now it seems they are focussing on additions and improvements, since the game is in a better state all round.

The Steam Summer Sale 2021 dates have been revealed

One of the most secretive companies in the whole of gaming, Valve, never really gives away any information up-front. But in an email sent out to partners that was supposed to be confidential, the Summer Sale 2021 dates have been revealed. This news comes via the Steam Database website which, as you can imagine, is all about Steam and everything that leaks surrounding it. It’s a proven source of information, too, so while it’s not an actual official confirmation, it’s about as close to one as you’re going to get ahead of time, as Steam tends to just… well, start the sales on the date they’d decided.

The ‘Dead Space’ series might be coming back after nearly 10 years away

When the name ‘Dead Space’ is uttered out loud, there’s a large contingent of fans who will sigh, and wistfully gaze into the distance. It burned bright, but it burned short, and lots of people truly felt the series had something special, offering genuine space-based horror, but having great gameplay to back it up. The series eventually went from pure horror to co-op action with the third game, and there was even a spin-off light-gun game for Wii, which itself got ported to PlayStation consoles as well. But that was it. There was a small puzzle-based Xbox Live Arcade title as well as a few animated direct-to-video movies, too, but the series was done. Poor sales meant that EA shelved the series, and shortly after working on games such as ‘Army of Two’ and ‘Battlefield Hardline’, the developer was closed in 2017.

‘Cyberpunk 2077’ finally returns to the PlayStation store

It must feel like the first good news that developer CD Projekt RED has been able to deliver in quite some time, but maybe this is a sign that things are starting to look up for the Polish developer, as ‘Cyberpunk 2077’ is finally back on the PlayStation store. CD Projekt explained in a tweet that people can play the game on PlayStation 4 Pro and PlayStation 5, and that a free next-gen update will be available for all owners of the PS4 version in the second half of 2021, which is pretty vague, and we’re pretty much into the second half of 2021 now already.

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‘The Medium’ is no longer an Xbox exclusive, coming to PS5 this September

It was reported as a rumour way back when ‘The Medium’ came to PC and Xbox Series X and S in January, but as one of the few console exclusives the latest generation of Xbox has right now, it may not go down too well with fans that The Medium is coming to PlayStation 5 on 3.

‘Demon’s Souls’ PS4 version discovered in PlayStation database

A Twitter account dedicated to keeping an eye on everything new that hits the PlayStation network in terms of updates, game additions, and file sizes, has discovered a PS4 version of the PS5 exclusive ‘Demon’s Souls’, which is very interesting indeed.