Outside of the UK General Election, all gamers’ eyes were fixated on Sony’s State of Play and The Game Awards this week. Microsoft dropped a surprise reveal of their next console, which while we don’t know the exact innards of the console, it certainly looks radically different to the PS5 dev kits we’ve seen so far.
Anyway, with a fair amount to get through in this Round Up, let’s begin!
In the News This Week
- Xbox Series X revealed – the new name and design for Project Scarlett, coming Holiday 2020
- The next-gen Xbox Series X Controller has a Share button and redesigned D-pad
- PS5 console exclusive & PC title Godfall revealed by Gearbox during The Game Awards
- Ghost of Tsushima set for summer 2020 release – check out the Game Awards trailer
- Naraka: Bladepoint, Bravely Default II, and The Wolf Among Us Season 2 announced
- Prologue announced by PlayerUnknown
- Amazon Games unveil colonial era MMO New World – due out in May 2020
- Fast & Furious Crossroads announced for consoles and PC
- Untitled Goose Game is coming to PS4 and Xbox One next week
- Two Point Hospital spreads to PS4, Xbox One & Switch in February 2020
- UK Charts 07/12/19: FIFA 20 stays at the top of the league
Games in Review
There’s a surprising number of gems to be found in our reviews this week:
- AVICII Invector – PS4, XBO, PC, Switch – 9/10
- Dragon Quest Builders 2 (PC Review) – PS4, PC, Switch – 9/10
- Budget Cuts 2: Mission Insolvency – Rift, VIVE – 8/10
- L.A. Noire: The VR Case Files – PSVR, Rift, VIVE – 8/10
- Last Labyrinth – PSVR, Rift, VIVE – 4/10
And we had a solo headset review.
- Plantronics RIG 700HS Headset – Hardware – 9/10
(Reviewed platform in bold)
This Week’s Features
TSA’s Game of the Year awards for 2019 kicked off this week, here are the categories we’ve announced so far:
Make sure you check the full post to hear our runners up, and let us know if you’ve enjoyed those games as much as we have (or perhaps not) in the comments!
Checking in with the community:
- Crazy_Del returns after a short gaming break, playing FIFA, grabbing the Ghost Recon Breakpoint platinum, and plugging away towards the Death Stranding plat too.
- MrYd finished Kingdom Hearts 3, picked up Injustice 2 on sale, and is going to binge watch The Expanse Season 4 this weekend.
- Andrewww got around to playing Valiant Hearts, and enjoyed the way it maturely dealt with the topics at hand.
It genuinely looks like we’ve run out of game releases for next week, so with that, I’ll be back again soon!