Destruction AllStars Will Be Supported For At Least A Year

Destruction AllStars launched this past week on PS5, and fans can pick it up at no extra cost when you subscribe to PlayStation Plus. After a successful launch, the developers, Lucid Games and Sony xDev, have announced that the game will have at least one year of post-launch content.

John McLaughlin, a developer at Sony xDev, recently spoke to EuroGamer and revealed a plan is already in place for content updates throughout the next year. McLaughlin told EuroGamer, “The first couple of months is basically letting people play the game, get into the game, of course we’re gonna look at the analytics and look at what people are playing. While we’ve got a plan for the forthcoming year, we’ve got loads of cool stuff coming, we do want to engage with that community, we want to listen to what they’re saying.” 

The future is looking bright for the new action-packed vehicular combat game, with the developers keeping a close eye on what fans want out of the game, it could mean Destruction AllStars picks up the same popularity as Fortnite or Fall Guys

GoldenEye 007 Cancelled Remaster Leaks Online; What Could Have Been

It was only last week when footage emerged on the internet of a cancelled Xbox 360 remaster of GoldenEye 007, now the full remaster has actually leaked online for people to experience in all of its glory. The remaster was officially helmed by Microsoft and Rare before being axed due to licencing issues until a fan magically got hold of it and uploaded the full working ROM online. 

Ars Technica reported their experience downloading and booting up the emulator, with no troubles at all. The remaster includes various enhancements such as a native 21:9 resolution support, updated textures, 60fps, and better lighting. Interestingly enough, the leaked ROM also gives players the capability to handily switch between graphic settings at any time, with the press of a single trigger the graphics can be switched from the original to the updated Xbox 360 graphics. 

Unfortunately, this is as close as we’re going to get to an official GoldenEye remaster. If you’re like me and in your mid 20’s or above, you probably have fond memories of the original GoldenEye 007 on the Nintendo 64. But for now, that’s all they’ll be, fond memories. 

Mass Effect: Legendary Edition Announced, Coming May 2021

BioWare has officially announced a revival of the Mass Effect series with a remastered collection of the original trilogy, set to be released on May 14th of this year. Mass Effect: Legendary Edition was revealed with a new trailer, which you can view here.

The trailer showcases various new features of the remaster such as 4K resolution and HDR; it will also include significant performance enhancements to models, lighting, and shaders. Not only will the trilogy be remastered visually, but there are a number of gameplay improvements to come too. The female version of Captain Shepard from Mass Effect 3 will now also be available in all 3 games included in the legendary edition. There are also improved customisation options, weapon rebalancing, and faster load times

The legendary edition will also feature almost all post-launch expansions to the original trilogy, apart from the first DLC for the original Mass Effect, after BioWare announced the source code was corrupted. 

Mass Effect: Legendary Edition will launch on May 14th for PS4|5, Xbox One, Xbox Series S|X, and PC. 

EA Announces New Battlefield Entry Will Be Announced This Spring, New Game Engine Revealed

During an investors call at EA, the company’s CEO Andrew Wilson officially confirmed the next entry into the Battlefield series will be revealed sometime this spring; whilst the actual game will launch during the holiday season. Wilson said during the call “We’ll reveal the game in the spring, and deliver a defining Battlefield experience for our players in the 2021 holiday season.”

Although that’s really all there is to the announcement, Wilson did go on to hype up the next entry into the series by saying “The game takes full advantage of the power of next-generation platforms to bring massive, immersive battles to life with more players than ever before. Featuring maps with unprecedented scale, the next edition of Battlefield takes all the destruction, player agency, vehicle and weapon combat that the franchise is known for and elevates it to another level.” 

Fans will likely be eager to discover which era the next installment of Battlefield will take place in, after the previous two installments took place during the first and second World War, will we finally see a return to a modern-era Battlefield?

God of War Has Received Next-Gen Patch, Includes 4K and 60FPS

Santa Monica Studio’s extremely successful reboot of the God of War series was released back in 2018 for PlayStation 4, and now almost three months after the release of the PlayStation 5 fans will be able to experience the game all over again in crisp 4K 60FPS. The official patch went live on February 2nd and was around 135 MB. 

For those that have never jumped into the God of War series, now would be a better time than ever if you’re a PlayStation 5 owner. Fans will be jumping back into the enhanced edition of the game to prepare themselves for God of War: Ragnarok which is probably set to release sometime this year, which for many will be the most anticipated game of the year. 

If you’re a PlayStation Plus member don’t forget to pick up God of War for free as part of the PlayStation Plus Collection only on PlayStation 5.

Ubisoft Have Delayed ‘Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time’ Remake, New Release Date Unknown

For those eagerly awaiting the release of the Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time remake, you’re going to be waiting a little while longer after the dev team took to Twitter to announce the delay. Unfortunately for fans, the delay is indefinite, as the developers simply said the release date has been pushed to a “later date”. 

Of course, a delayed release is better than putting out a buggy and broken game, *cough* CyberPunk 2077 *cough*, and hopefully the developers take the time they need to make the remake perfect. 

The announcement of the remake came in September of last year, and was originally slated for a January 2021 release date, but was then delayed two months to March. With the remake promising a new engine, models, animations, and cinematic sequences, it’s unclear how much longer the developers will need to finish the remake. With the current COVID-19 pandemic delays have unfortunately become inevitable, so I’m sure this won’t be the last delay to report on.

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