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Battlefield 6 is designed for PS5 and Xbox Series X, but will also run on last-gen • 98bpm

EA has discussed how Battlefield 6 will benefit from its development focus having been on current-gen consoles - PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S - even though it will also launch on last-gen hardware - PS4 and Xbox One.The fact Battlefield 6 will not be exclusive to current-gen consoles seems somewhat obvious, in the grand scheme of things - with scalpers and low stock still prevalent and a huge, active […]

todaySeptember 19, 2021 1

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Apex Legends update nerfs Spitfire and Bocek Bow • 98bpm

Apex Legends' Legacy update has now been live for over a week - after a somewhat wobbly start - and Respawn has already rolled out some balance changes for two weapons. The Spitfire and newly-added Bocek Bow, both considered overpowered by the player community, have been adjusted to make them a little less lethal. Apex Legends - Legacy Launch Trailer As explained on the Legacy patch notes page, the Spitfire's […]

todaySeptember 14, 2021

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Destiny 2 cross-play accidentally switched on early • 98bpm

Will now be switched off again. Bungie has acknowledged the fact you can currently play with people from platforms other than your own in Destiny 2 - all a little earlier than planned. Reports of Destiny 2 crossplay being possible emerged last night, and were picked up by Destiny community manager Cozmo. Describing it as an unintended "sneak peek", Bungie said that crossplay was officially still in development, and would be […]

todaySeptember 9, 2021 1

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Microsoft’s Console Purchase Pilot looks like a new way to avoid Xbox Series scalping • 98bpm

Currently being tested in the US.  Ever since the new generation of consoles released at the end of last year, both the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series consoles have suffered from stock shortages - and as a result of that, increased levels of scalping. The problem grew so severe that even British politicans began to pay attention. And with console shortages set to continue for the foreseeable future, it seems […]

todaySeptember 4, 2021 2

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Europa Universalis 4 director apologises for “long trail of low quality releases” • 98bpm

The recent Leviathan expansion for Europa Universalis 4 has managed to earn itself an unflattering spot amongst the lowest-ranked products on Steam, with a positive review rating of only seven percent from 3955 reviews. Players said the DLC was seriously buggy and suffered from a host of problems, and sure enough, the game's bug report megathreads quickly filled up with complaints. Paradox Tinto studio manager and game director Johan Andersson […]

todayAugust 30, 2021 12

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Cyberpunk parkour game Ghostrunner is getting a sequel • 98bpm

Are you ready for some more cyberpunk? No, not that one, I'm talking about cyberpunk action-parkour game Ghostrunner, which is now getting a sequel. Publisher 505 Games and lead developer One More Level have announced that Ghostrunner 2 is currently in development, and will release on PC, PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S. As of yet there's no release date for the sequel, so we may be waiting a while […]

todayAugust 25, 2021 3

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Ubisoft won’t abandon paid AAA games while making free-to-play versions of core franchises • 98bpm

UPDATE 3.30pm UK: Ubisoft has further clarified its commitment to big budget games in a new statement shared with Eurogamer. In it, the publisher says it is not reducing its typical AAA output:"Our intention is to deliver a diverse line-up of games that players will love - across all platforms," a Ubisoft spokesperson said. "We are excited to be investing more in free-to-play experiences, however we want to clarify that […]

todayAugust 20, 2021 2

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Blizzard showing off Overwatch 2 PvP in two-hour livestream next week • 98bpm

Will include new maps and design chat. Since its announcement back at BlizzCon 2019, Overwatch 2's pre-release marketing has predominantly focussed on its new bits - which is to say its PvE story campaign and co-op modes. PvP's still a major part of the package, of course, and Blizzard will finally be giving the game's competitive multiplayer more of an airing next week.That's according to Overwatch's new game director Aaron Keller, […]

todayAugust 15, 2021 3

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Sony working on 25 games for PlayStation 5, half of which are new IP • 98bpm

Well, it sure sounds like PlayStation Studios has been beavering away creating first-party games for the PlayStation 5, as an interview has revealed Sony currently has 25 PS5 titles in the works - half of which are new IP. Speaking to Wired, Guerilla cofounder Hermen Hulst shared the numbers and said "there's an incredible amount of variety originating from different regions" in the pipeline, with a mixture of "big, small, […]

todayAugust 10, 2021 2

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