Microsoft has allegedly warned Xbox Series X developers against charging for DLC upgrades from the Xbox One to the generation that will succeed it. The intent seems to be disincentivizing publishers from charging money for a service that Microsoft wants to be a serious aspect of their Smart Delivery platform. Naturally, Microsoft wants the smoothest transition possible between console generations, with no barriers to players keeping their games when moving to the Xbox Series X. Of course, something like that would generally cost a bit of money.
As of right now, Hulu subscribers that use the $6 per month plan, which includes ads, can save money by purchasing a yearly subscription at $60. Naturally, that year subscription will also include ads, so don’t go thinking you get out of that bit. All in all, it’s not great savings, simply taking the overall cost down by $12 over the course of the year, but paying $5 a month for Hulu is still better than paying $6. Simple math. Moreover, this new subscription price will ensure that Hulu remains particularly budget-friendly for the whole family, a title it’s had for some time now anyway.
If there’s one thing that has been very commonplace since COVID-19 came into play, it is the constant delay or cancellation of media: be it games, TV shows or movies. Unfortunately, no movie is spared from this reality, regardless of the anticipation for them or the director that is behind them. That’s why yet another movie has been delayed, and not just for a brief time either.
News about the PS5 has been pretty scattered and vague for the most part, so to make it easier for everyone who is invested, we’ve put together this article that covers the variety of things everyone needs to know about the PS5 right now. Pre-ordering the PS5 Despite alluding to it so many times, Sony only revealed the PlayStation 5 to the world for the very first time last month. Naturally, we learned about a huge array of games that will be released on the next generation, but Sony also provided a first look at the PS5 itself, as well as many first-party accessories that will go with it. Unfortunately, Sony still hasn't announced the price or release date for the console, so it is currently impossible to pre-order it.
Without a doubt, Halo Infinite is one of the most hotly anticipated games of the upcoming holiday season, at least as far as the Xbox is concerned. This isn’t really surprising considering the nature of Halo as one of Microsoft’s flagship series. And yet, very little has been revealed about the game, with the public only seeing a few cinematic trailers. Xbox has said that the game will be significantly different from previous Halo games, but of course we can still expect the game to look and play like a Halo entry, but Xbox’s Phil Spencer recently made a few hints about how the game will be structurally different from the Master Chief Collection, though it’s a little unclear what he is implying.
Some serious changes are being made to Xbox Live Gold’s subscription program, as Microsoft has decided to discontinue their year-long subscription plans. As of now, only monthly and three-month Xbox Live Gold subscriptions are available from Microsoft's website. Unfortunately, this was not an accidental change, and Microsoft definitely intended to make it happen, for reasons they extrapolated on to some extent.
Which free games are available for PlayStation Plus in September 2020? As soon as September 1st comes around, subscribers will be able to get their hands on both Street Fighter V and PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds. Admittedly, this duo is a significantly stronger offering of titles than PlayStation Plus usually offers, so they are definitely worth grabbing before they are gone on October 5th.
The Ubisoft Forward livestream was just a few days ago on July 12th, and with it was a pretty huge array of details and...
It turns out that Ubisoft has enacted a change to the Collector's editions of three very anticipated Xbox titles for those living in the UK. If you are a UK resident and you pre-ordered the Collector's editions for Watch Dogs: Legion, Assassin's Creed Valhalla, or Far Cry 6 for the Xbox One, you will no longer receive a physical copy of the game. Instead, you will only get a digital copy.
It turns out that Dead By Daylight will be getting a sizable update soon, specifically for its console versions. Most notably, this update will add cross-play and a new progression system, though it will also add the ability to access your full friend’s list, even if those friends are playing the game across different platforms. Obviously, that’s being added to help with the new cross platform game play.
Nothing can beat free, but the next best thing is ‘absurdly cheap.’ With the introduction of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, Microsoft has been sporting a lot of incredible deals related to it, likely in hopes to hook players on the sweet deal that is Xbox Live Gold and Game Pass in one affordable subscription. Either way, another deal of this nature is ready to be enjoyed by players everywhere, if they just take advantage of it.
It has been quite widely reported prior to now that Microsoft is planning to release a second next-generation Xbox that is supposed to be a less powerful version that lacks a physical media drive. But another report has revealed that this may not actually be the case. Tom Warren of The Verge, who has accurately reported on unannounced Microsoft products in the past, has claimed that the CPU for the cheaper and supposedly inferior version of the next-gen Xbox will have "the same speed as the Series X." That said, Warren did confirm that this cheaper console will have a different GPU frequency and CU count.
Fans of the legendary XCOM series have gone quite some time since the last major content for the franchise, the War of the Chosen expansion for XCOM 2, which is several years old. And yet, the Firaxis franchise is very suddenly getting a spin-off title. What is even more surprising is that it is right around the corner.
It seems that the loot box controversy that spiked years ago when Battlefront II came out is still making waves across the world as a whole, with many nations considering what role they will play in their legal assessment of gambling. A mere month after the government of the United Kingdom made a call to acquire evidence regarding the function of loot boxes and whether or not they should be regulated more than they are right now, a House of Lords Select Committee on gambling has deemed that loot boxes should immediately be re-classified from their current status to gambling, according to GameIndustry.biz.
Due to negative feedback on the first gameplay reveal for Crysis Remastered, it was delayed beyond its initial release date. Instead of the initial date it was supposed to debut on, it will now be released on September 18th for the Xbox One, PS4 and PC. Being a remaster instead of a brand-new game, it will retail for just $30 instead of the traditional $60.
Recompile, a 3D title with Metroidvania style mechanics and a unique hacking mechanic, is one of the most recent titles to be confirmed for the next generation of consoles, for both the Xbox Series X and the PlayStation 5. It won’t be coming to either the Xbox One or the PlayStation 4, which makes it a pretty rare next gen only title.
Serge Hascoet, Yannis Mallat, and Cecile Cornet, all of whom are senior executives at Ubisoft, are stepping down from their positions due to significant accusations of abuse and the promotion of a toxic work environment. These accusations are against the individuals of course, but are also aimed at the company as a whole.
Historically speaking, July has often been a very slow month for video games, because it’s not near any major holiday that gives people a little extra cash or requires them to go out and buy gifts. But a slow month or not, there’s always a new game being released each month, and July this year actually has quite a few exciting titles to mention. These summer releases are definitely worth keeping an eye on as their debuts approach. That said, it’s worth noting that some of these games weren’t originally supposed to be July titles, but they were delayed and pushed back into it. Not that it makes a difference, ultimately.
Yoko Taro is the director of both Drakengard and the NieR series, which includes the by-now immensely popular title NieR: Automata. With that game...
The much-anticipated Doom Eternal launched earlier in 2020 on PS4, Xbox One, PC, and Stadia, but while it was promised that the game would get a Switch port, it has yet to come out. In fact, not even the release date for the Switch port has been announced, leaving fans feeling a little antsy. Since the first Doom reboot got an exceptionally high-quality port for the Switch, expectations are high for the sequel, even though a release date for such a port still hasn’t been announced. But according to Doom Eternal’s devs, this is set to change very soon.