We made it through to May (not that anyone is checking their calendars these days), and it’s usually about now that the E3 hype train starts to build up a head of steam. Obviously that won’t be happening this year, but with Ubisoft announcing Assassin’s Creed Valhalla this week and Microsoft showing off some new games next Thursday, at least we can start getting excited for the next-gen consoles.
In the News This Week
- Watch the Assassin’s Creed Valhalla cinematic reveal trailer here, coming Holiday 2020
- Get your first look at the Xbox Series X games on May 7th
- The Last of Us Part II and Ghost of Tsushima – New release dates announced!
- Google Stadia gets a shot in the arm with the announcement of FIFA, Madden and PUBG
- The original 2004 Star Wars: Battlefront has been patched with multiplayer
- Ary and the Secret of Seasons releases in July for PC and consoles
- F1 2020’s Circuit Zandvoort revealed, for the Dutch Grand Prix that won’t be happening this weekend
And there’s your monthly dose of free games for subscribing to online services:
- May’s PlayStation Plus games revealed – the “leak” was wrong, it’s Cities & Farming Simulator
- May’s Games with Gold features V-Rally 4, Overlord II and more
Games in Review
There was quite some variation in the scores this week as you can see below:
- SnowRunner – PS4, XBO, PC – 9/10
- Streets of Rage 4 – PS4, XBO, NSW, PC – 9/10
- Deliver Us The Moon – PS4, XBO, PC – 8/10
- Sakura Wars – PS4 – 8/10
- Predator: Hunting Grounds – PS4, PC – 6/10
- Fallout 76: Wastelanders – PS4, XBO, PC – 5/10
- Obey Me – PS4, XBO, NSW, PC – 4/10
And Steve had a look at a cheap and cheerful gaming headset:
It was a quiet week for the previews – I guess it’s trickier without devs being able to host preview events – so we just had Dom taking at look at Octopath Traveller on Stadia. For a game that was previously a Switch and then PC exclusive, opening up now on Stadia “might even be the best place to play it”.
Other than that, What We Played featured Gears Tactics, Final Fantasy VII Remake & Streets of Rage 4.
Here’s what the community have been playing this week:
- Andrewww is still playing The Division 2 and Horizon Zero Dawn with the kids, as well as bingeing the Marvel films.
- Dreams and Half Life 2 have been keeping TSBonyman occupied this week, the later of which he think’s he’s nearly finishing.
- ron_mcphatty platinum’ed Need For Speed Payback, which he enjoyed apart from those pesky collectable coins. Next up, Knack!
Another week done, stay safe and I’ll see you again soon. Bye!