In the past few months, the monthly free Games with Gold list has been a little bit of a let-down, mostly because every time the team at Xbox announces the list of four games, just afterwards a new list of Game Pass titles comes along and blows it away. But August is looking pretty good, with some excellent titles and something for everyone.
As we close in on the month of August, Sony has announced plans for which free games you’ll get as part of your PlayStation Plus subscription for the upcoming month, and there’s a couple of PlayStation 4 games and one PS5 title coming up as part of the service.
It may only just been released, but the free-to-play title ‘Pokemon Unite’ that’s currently only on Nintendo Switch already has its first new Pokemon added, and the developer has also started fixing some of the issues fans have been facing.
As one of the biggest wire-free solutions for Virtual Reality, Oculus Quest 2 has been seen as one of the most affordable entry points to VR, only really putting people off due to how tied in to Facebook it is: after all, Facebook owns Oculus. But now the headsets are being voluntarily recalled due to reports of skin irritation from the foam on the headset.
Fans of ‘Marvel’s Avengers’ have been very patient, as the game has been updated to change how the systems work, there have been new characters, the game has come to the new-generation of consoles, but finally… finally there’s some end-game content, and it’s available right now for free.
Now before we get started, don’t get too excited, because this isn’t a confirmation of a sequel to ‘Astro’s Playroom’, but the developer, Team Asobi, has confirmed via LinkedIn that it is making a new 3D action game.
For those who played ‘Forza Horizon 4’ the main question about the follow up, due in November this year, will be “why can’t I play it right now?”. It’s a hugely anticipated title, and looks to be a major showcase for the Xbox Series X, offering lifelike visuals, updated multiplayer modes, and it all takes place in Mexico. But now we know that the version of Mexico in ‘Forza Horizon 5’ will have 11 distinct biomes to explore.