For some, this won’t come as the biggest shock ever, but Konami has dropped the name ‘Pro Evolution Soccer’, and has gone entirely digital and free to play with its new football game for this year. It’s now simply called ‘eFootball’, and is launching this Autumn.
The new game from Amazon’s studios, ‘New World’ has just entered closed beta, and the numbers are already staggering, and given NME’s early thoughts on what we played during our preview, it’s no surprise.
The team at Xbox has announced another 12 titles are coming to Game Pass, across PC, console, and Cloud. It’s a mammoth list including some day one releases, and one that people on Xbox have been waiting on for quite some time.
It seems as though Capcom can do no wrong at the moment. After incredible sales of ‘Resident Evil Village’ and ‘Monster Hunter Rise’ this year already, the spinoff series sequel ‘Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin’ has already managed over a million copies sold within a week of being out.
Like many companies these days, Amazon has noticed that gaming is big business and started its own cloud gaming platform in the form of Amazon Luna. However, Amazon has also been making its own games for a while, with the latest, and biggest, set to be released in August this year, called ‘New World’.
What do you get if you take the world’s of ‘Splinter Cell’, ‘The Division’, and ‘Ghost Recon’, but mash them up into a first-person 6v6 shooter with customisable weapons and unique abilities? Well, you get ‘Tom Clancy’s XDefiant’, a brand new free to play shooter from Ubisoft, which is getting its first closed testing period this August
The new multiplayer game set in the ‘Resident Evil’ universe, ‘RE: Verse’ was originally thought to be coming out along with ‘Resident Evil Village’ but it was delayed until Summer, then given a release window of July and now… well, now it’s not coming out this year at all.
When the Xbox Series X and S launched, nobody questioned how powerful the consoles both were. But there was one fundamental difference between the PlayStation 5 and the new generation of Xbox, and it was the controller. The DualSense controller offers features that no other gamepad really does, and it seems Xbox boss Phil Spencer is a big fan.
Netflix has flirted with the idea of gaming before, but with Google and Amazon firmly into the business now with their streaming services Google Stadia and Amazon Luna, Netflix is making moves and hiring people to make proper inroads into the industry, with plans in motion to develop games at the company.