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Microsoft's ZeniMax Acquisition Pushes Xbox Game Pass Into Overdrive

THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | Microsoft's plan to change the way we play games received a considerable boost this week, but what happens if it works?

Destiny 2's Guardians Are Getting a Face Lift in Beyond Light

Bungie's making some player customization tweaks with the next expansion.

Sony Confirms PS4 Marvel's Spider-Man Owners Won't Get a Free Next-Gen Upgrade

We might need to make a Punnett square to explain this one.

The Game Awards Will Host Its 2020 Show From Three Remote Locations

Geoff Keighley's big year-end show will be broadcast from LA, London, and Tokyo.

Microsoft CEO Says It Will Consider Buying More Video Game Companies in the Future

Even after a big buy, Xbox could still keep growing.

Naughty Dog Promises "Exciting Things" for the Newly Renamed Last of Us Day

"Outbreak Day" isn't a thing anymore, by the by.

Marvel's Spider-Man PS5 Remaster Won't Let You Transfer Over Your PS4 Save

Your old Spidey save won't make the trek over to PS5.

Starting Screen | Microsoft's Bethesda Acquisition Corners the Market on Legacy RPG Studios

ZeniMax Media, which includes Bethesda's studios, has been bought by Microsoft. What now?

GhostWire: Tokyo and Deathloop Will Still Be Timed PS5 Exclusives, Phil Spencer Confirms

Bethesda's two timed Sony console launches will honor those commitments in the wake of Microsoft's acquisition.

Sony Apologizes for PS5 Pre-Order Rush, Promises More Stock "Over the Next Few Days"

That retailer free-for-all? Yeah, Sony's sorry about that.

Axe of the Blood God: Reacting to the Final Fantasy 16 Announcement

Harry Potter, Monster Hunter, and Final Fantasy 16 highlight a huge week for RPGs.

Are Launch Day Lineups Getting Worse?

THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | People are clearly excited for the new hardware, but are the games they'll actually play on it as interesting as they used to be?

Superbrothers Delay Jett: The Far Shore to 2021, Pushing Back Another PS5 Holiday Title

Before Jett lifts off, the Sword and Sorcery EP makers say they need more time.

PlayStation 5 Won't Be Backwards Compatible With PS3, PS2, and PS1 Games, Sony Confirms

It's hardly a surprise, but confirmation nonetheless.

Warner Bros. Distances Hogwarts Legacy From J.K. Rowling

With the Harry Potter creator facing criticism over views seen as transphobic, Warner is distancing its new game from Rowling.

Godfall Is a Day One Launch Title for the PS5

Gearbox's new looter-slasher launches on November 12.

PlayStation Boss: Game Pass Model "Doesn't Make Any Sense" For Sony

Jim Ryan commented on Microsoft's subscription-based model.

The Recent PlayStation 5 Showcase Showed How Much Sony is Relying On the Past

While Sony plays its greatest hits, Xbox is setting itself up for the future.

Bluepoint's Demon's Souls Remake Is a PS5 Exclusive [Update]

It's also a launch title, arriving on November 12.

Horizon Forbidden West and Sackboy: A Big Adventure Will Also Come to PS4

Two of Sony's other big PS5 titles are actually cross-gen, just like the Miles Morales game.

Demon's Souls is One of Several PS5 Games That Will Cost $70

Demon's Souls and Destruction All-Stars indicate a shift in pricing for Sony's next generation.

Sony Reveals PlayStation Plus Collection, a Library of PS4 Games Launching Alongside PS5

PlayStation's version of Game Pass, it seems.

PlayStation 5 Pre-Orders Start Tomorrow, Sony Confirms [Update]

Depending on where you live and shop, you may need to wait a bit longer.

The Next God of War Is Coming in 2021

Ragnarok comes next year.

Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales Is Coming to Both PS4 and PS5 [Update: It's a PS5 Launch Title]

The Ultimate Edition on PS5 will come with a remaster of the 2018 Spidey too.

The PS5 Now Has a Price and a November Release Date

The day is finally here.

Hogwarts Legacy, the Long-Rumored Harry Potter Game, Is Coming Next Year

After many leaks and reports, it was finally revealed at today's PS5 event.

Devil May Cry 5 Special Edition Coming to PS5 on Day One

And it looks like Vergil has new playable segments.

Final Fantasy 16 Revealed, and It's a Console Exclusive For the PS5

Here's what the next fantasy looks like, on the next generation of consoles.

A New PS5 Showcase Is Today: Here's What to Expect and Where to Watch

Let's get some more details about Sony's next-gen plans.

Report: PlayStation 5 Is Suffering Manufacturing Issues

Sony has reportedly downgraded its PS5 production target.

Madden NFL 21's Launch Month Was Significantly Bigger Than Madden 20's

Madden 21's dollar sales are up double-digits on its predecessor.

Borderlands 3 Is Targeting 4K/60FPS on PS5 and Xbox Series X

Save files and DLC will also transfer to next-gen systems.

A New PS5 Games Showcase Is Airing This Week

No word yet on a price announcement, though.

Axe of the Blood God: The Fall RPG 2020 Preview

We preview Cyberpunk 2077, Yakuza 7, and the rest of this fall's biggest RPGs.

Kena: Bridge of Spirits Is Delayed Out of the PS5 Launch Window Into Early 2021

The debut title from Ember Lab is the latest to need more time thanks to work-from-home difficulties.

This Week's Xbox Series S Reveal Has Me Feeling Optimistic About Microsoft Again

THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | Microsoft's Series S reveal caps off an intriguing strategy for upending the console market.

Control PS4 Owners Suddenly Get Ultimate Upgrade, Then Lose It

Looks like a switch got flipped somewhere.

Looks Like PS4 Game Boxes Will Have a "PS5 Upgrade" Badge Where Available

Some cross-gen PlayStation games may start to have an upgrade notice on the cover.

Ubisoft Reveals Riders Republic, a Multiplayer Extreme Sports Sandbox

Totally radical, broseph.

The Next Night City Wire Will Focus on Cyberpunk 2077's Gangs

This time we'll get a Night City tour, a primer on the city's gangs, and a look into the score.

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Will Hold a Multiplayer Beta Next Month

As per usual, there's a platform preference and special access granted for pre-orders.

Assassin's Creed Valhalla Will Now Launch Alongside Xbox Series X and S

Ubisoft bumps up Valhalla to be a launch game.

Colin Kaepernick Is Now a Playable Free Agent in Madden NFL 21

The quarterback can take the field again.

Marvel's Avengers Review: The Civil War Within

The two sides of Marvel's Avengers fight each other, ultimately bringing down the entire adventure.

PS5 Pre-Orders Are Starting Soon… If You Want a Console Covered in Gold

A PlayStation fit for Midas will set you back about $10,000.

Cyberpunk 2077's Microtransactions Will Only Be in Its Multiplayer Mode

You won't find microtransactions when the main game launches this year.

Looks Like a PS5 Announcement Could Be Happening Tomorrow

According to a GAME Twitter account in the UK.

NBA 2K21 Physical Sales Are Down 37% After One Week Compared to 2K20

Digital sales are trending upwards, however.

Cyberpunk 2077 Will Receive More DLC Than The Witcher 3

And it'll be revealed before launch in November.

Nintendo's Mario-Palooza Shows How the Pandemic Could Change Everything

THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | There's no such thing as a slow news week when the industry is forced to question its most foundational assumptions.

Gotham Knights Will Have Some Involved Detective Work Leading Up to Villain Showdowns

Don't expect to just roll up on Mr. Freeze, smack him down, and be done with it.

Immortals Fenyx Rising Release Date Potentially Leaked on the Microsoft Store

The Microsoft Store is back at it again.

The Witcher 3 Gets a Free Next-Gen Upgrade With Ray Tracing Next Year

Geralt's journey gets some faster load times, too.

Rumors of VR Support Makes Resident Evil Village My Most Anticipated Game By Far

Can Village live up to its predecessor?

Cyberpunk 2077 Won't Rival Call of Duty: Modern Warfare in Ridiculous File Size

And we can expect PC system requirements soon.

AT&T Reportedly No Longer Interested in Selling Warner Bros. Interactive

What could have resulted in the mother of all consolidations seems to have fizzled out.

The First Post-Launch Avengers Hero Is Kate Bishop, the Other Hawkeye

Clint's protege will join up with the Avengers before he does.

Ubisoft's Next Forward Presentation Will Show Off Watch Dogs: Legion and More Next Week

Watch Dogs: Legion, Rainbow Six Siege, and the game formerly known as Gods & Monsters will be there.

Cyberpunk 2077's Next Night City Wire Stream Is Slated for Tokyo Game Show

At that point, it'll be just shy of two months from release.

New Resident Evil Village Information Will Debut at Tokyo Game Show This Month

Could we see gameplay with hench Chris Redfield?

Ubisoft Retracts PS5 Backward Compatibility Statement [Update]

Update: Ubisoft has removed the line on lack of backward compatibility for PS3, PS2, and PS1 games on PS5 from its next-gen FAQ.

PS5 and Xbox Series X Upgrades Have Become a Land of Confusion

THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | Backward compatibility was nice and simple, then Microsoft had to go and do something people would like.

Post-Launch Heroes in Marvel’s Avengers Will Be Free, but Their Battle Passes Won’t Be

Battle passes—sorry, Hero Challenge Cards—will ask for some credits.

Doom Eternal's Ancient Gods DLC Will Be Available as a Standalone Purchase

You'll be able to blast these demons without buying the full release.

Report: Xbox Series X Looking to Launch in First Week of November, PS5 Not Long After

Sources say it's most likely we'll see the PS5 launch in the middle of the month.

Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart Will Be Playable at 60FPS on PS5

No word on whether this will be alongside 4K visuals.

NBA 2K21 Shows Off Its Story Mode and New Neighborhood Feature

The Long Shadow stars Michael K. Williams and Djimon Hounsou.

The Complete Gamescom 2020 Opening Night Live Recap

Dragon Age, Fall Guys Season 2, and Ratchet & Clank all featured in today's presentation. Here's the complete recap.

Destiny 2's Stasis Powers Shine With Darkness in Beyond Light's New Trailer

As we creep closer to November, we'll learn a lot about Stasis in short order.

Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart Targets PS5 Launch Window

An extended gameplay demo came with a rough approximation of the game's launch.

Dirt 5 Comes After Trackmania With New Playgrounds Mode

Now you can build your own Gymkhana.

Gamescom Opening Night Live: Where to Watch and What to Expect

Summer games, slippin' away.

Hitman 3 Sets Release Date and Guarantees Free Next-Gen Upgrades

Agent 47's coming to all platforms just a few weeks into the new year.

PlayStation 5 Pre-Orders Going Out to Limited Number of "Existing Consumers"

You can register via your PSN ID to get the chance to pre-order a PS5 now.

Call of Duty Will Also Have a Next-Gen Price Bump With Black Ops Cold War

Want digital Ronald Reagan on next-gen? You'll need to pay a bit more.

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War's Campaign Will Let You Play as a Gender Neutral Character

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War's campaign will let you customize your protagonist.

Inside Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War's Sequel Fever, Biggest Changes, and Choice-Driven Campaign

Treyarch and Raven's latest is being billed as a sequel to Black Ops 1, but it looks like it has more in common with Black Ops 2.

Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 Reignites the Perfect Combination Later This Year

It'll drop down in December.

Outriders Is Surprisingly Better Than Its Drab Aesthetic Suggests

People Can Fly's shooter RPG actually shines once you pick up the controller.

The PS5's New Ratchet & Clank Will Premiere New Footage at Gamescom This Week

Rift Apart will be one of Sony's first big titles to get another spotlight.

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Plot and Next-Gen Upgrade Plans Leaked

A new leak details the plot of Black Ops Cold War, as well as Activision's next-gen upgrade plans.

NBA 2K21's Current-Gen Demo Pits Larry Bird Against Kobe Bryant

Today, you can get a small taste of what this year's $60 NBA 2K offering is like.

Cyberpunk 2077's Minuscule Subtitles Can Be Adjusted, Thank Goodness

Yes, the game that will let you custom-color your character's body hair will also let you tweak those hard-to-read captions.

Daedalic's Version of Gollum is Deliberately Less Creepy Than in The Lord of the Rings Films

He has more hair than his movie counterpart, and larger eyes.

Yakuza: Like a Dragon Pins Down Its November Release Date

Yakuza's current-gen and PC launch won't be far from that for the Series X version. Meanwhile, we're still waiting on PS5 details.

Rocksteady's on Shaky Ground Ahead of Its Big Reveal

THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | The Batman: Arkham Knight developer's handling of a 2018 report of sexism at the studio has drawn attention, critics, and defenders.

Madden NFL 21's Seann Graddy is "Actually Quite Proud of This Generation" as Next-Gen Approaches

Executive Producer Seann Graddy talks about Madden NFL 21's brand-new mode, franchise mode woes, and the road to PS5 and Xbox Series X.

Bungie Outlines All Destiny 2 Content Leaving in November

Here's everything leaving Destiny 2 in November.

PS5's DualSense Controller Will Let You Know When Your Spidey Sense Is Tingling

Some devs behind upcoming PS5 games discuss how they plan to use the new controller's features.

Hitman 3 Will Be a Timed Epic Exclusive on PC [Update]

Also, Agent 47 becomes Inspector 47.

505 Games Stands Firm on Next-Gen Upgrade Plan For Control

The publisher isn't budging on letting Control owners upgrade for less than ticket price.

Bloodlines 2 Fires Two Creative Leads, Including Original Game's Writer

Things are looking rough for this Vampire successor.

Arkane's Deathloop Delayed to 2021

Right, that's me back to Dishonored, again.

Hitman 3 Drops PvP Ghost Mode, Servers Will Shut Down on August 31

Ghost Mode isn't coming to Hitman 3, and the Hitman 2 servers are shutting down as well.

Ubisoft Fires Assassin's Creed Valhalla's Creative Director After Misconduct Investigation

Ashraf Ismail joins the growing list of departures and terminations.

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