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?
Bungie's making some player customization tweaks with the next expansion.
An attempt will be made.
We might need to make a Punnett square to explain this one.
Geoff Keighley's big year-end show will be broadcast from LA, London, and Tokyo.
Even after a big buy, Xbox could still keep growing.
"Outbreak Day" isn't a thing anymore, by the by.
Your old Spidey save won't make the trek over to PS5.
ZeniMax Media, which includes Bethesda's studios, has been bought by Microsoft. What now?
Bethesda's two timed Sony console launches will honor those commitments in the wake of Microsoft's acquisition.
That retailer free-for-all? Yeah, Sony's sorry about that.
Harry Potter, Monster Hunter, and Final Fantasy 16 highlight a huge week for RPGs.
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?
Next-gen Rutger Hauer.
Before Jett lifts off, the Sword and Sorcery EP makers say they need more time.
It's hardly a surprise, but confirmation nonetheless.
With the Harry Potter creator facing criticism over views seen as transphobic, Warner is distancing its new game from Rowling.
Jim Ryan commented on Microsoft's subscription-based model.
While Sony plays its greatest hits, Xbox is setting itself up for the future.
It's also a launch title, arriving on November 12.
Two of Sony's other big PS5 titles are actually cross-gen, just like the Miles Morales game.
Demon's Souls and Destruction All-Stars indicate a shift in pricing for Sony's next generation.
PlayStation's version of Game Pass, it seems.
Depending on where you live and shop, you may need to wait a bit longer.
The Ultimate Edition on PS5 will come with a remaster of the 2018 Spidey too.
After many leaks and reports, it was finally revealed at today's PS5 event.
And it looks like Vergil has new playable segments.
Here's what the next fantasy looks like, on the next generation of consoles.
Let's get some more details about Sony's next-gen plans.
Yes, you read that correctly.
Sony has reportedly downgraded its PS5 production target.
Madden 21's dollar sales are up double-digits on its predecessor.
Save files and DLC will also transfer to next-gen systems.
We preview Cyberpunk 2077, Yakuza 7, and the rest of this fall's biggest RPGs.
The debut title from Ember Lab is the latest to need more time thanks to work-from-home difficulties.
THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | Microsoft's Series S reveal caps off an intriguing strategy for upending the console market.
Looks like a switch got flipped somewhere.
Some cross-gen PlayStation games may start to have an upgrade notice on the cover.
This time we'll get a Night City tour, a primer on the city's gangs, and a look into the score.
As per usual, there's a platform preference and special access granted for pre-orders.
Ubisoft bumps up Valhalla to be a launch game.
The quarterback can take the field again.
The two sides of Marvel's Avengers fight each other, ultimately bringing down the entire adventure.
A PlayStation fit for Midas will set you back about $10,000.
You won't find microtransactions when the main game launches this year.
According to a GAME Twitter account in the UK.
Digital sales are trending upwards, however.
And it'll be revealed before launch in November.
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.
Don't expect to just roll up on Mr. Freeze, smack him down, and be done with it.
The Microsoft Store is back at it again.
Geralt's journey gets some faster load times, too.
Can Village live up to its predecessor?
And we can expect PC system requirements soon.
What could have resulted in the mother of all consolidations seems to have fizzled out.
Clint's protege will join up with the Avengers before he does.
Watch Dogs: Legion, Rainbow Six Siege, and the game formerly known as Gods & Monsters will be there.
At that point, it'll be just shy of two months from release.
Could we see gameplay with hench Chris Redfield?
Update: Ubisoft has removed the line on lack of backward compatibility for PS3, PS2, and PS1 games on PS5 from its next-gen FAQ.
THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | Backward compatibility was nice and simple, then Microsoft had to go and do something people would like.
Battle passes—sorry, Hero Challenge Cards—will ask for some credits.
You'll be able to blast these demons without buying the full release.
Sources say it's most likely we'll see the PS5 launch in the middle of the month.
No word on whether this will be alongside 4K visuals.
The Long Shadow stars Michael K. Williams and Djimon Hounsou.
Dragon Age, Fall Guys Season 2, and Ratchet & Clank all featured in today's presentation. Here's the complete recap.
As we creep closer to November, we'll learn a lot about Stasis in short order.
An extended gameplay demo came with a rough approximation of the game's launch.
Agent 47's coming to all platforms just a few weeks into the new year.
You can register via your PSN ID to get the chance to pre-order a PS5 now.
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 customize your protagonist.
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.
People Can Fly's shooter RPG actually shines once you pick up the controller.
Rift Apart will be one of Sony's first big titles to get another spotlight.
A new leak details the plot of Black Ops Cold War, as well as Activision's next-gen upgrade plans.
Today, you can get a small taste of what this year's $60 NBA 2K offering is like.
Yes, the game that will let you custom-color your character's body hair will also let you tweak those hard-to-read captions.
He has more hair than his movie counterpart, and larger eyes.
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.
It's time to take down Supes.
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.
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.
Here's everything leaving Destiny 2 in November.
Some devs behind upcoming PS5 games discuss how they plan to use the new controller's features.
The publisher isn't budging on letting Control owners upgrade for less than ticket price.
Things are looking rough for this Vampire successor.
Ghost Mode isn't coming to Hitman 3, and the Hitman 2 servers are shutting down as well.
Ashraf Ismail joins the growing list of departures and terminations.
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