From Returnal’s rocky launch, to lawyers accidentally spilling the beans on commercially sensitive deals in the Epic Games vs. Apple court case, it’s been a busy week in the gaming world. And, its going to be a busy weekend for sport too, with Formula 1 visiting Spain and Formula E giving the full Monaco circuit a go for the first time, which should be something special!
Anyway, let’s crack on with this week’s roundup!
In the News This Week
- Lost Judgment sequel announced and it’s coming out in September
- Sony can charge publishers for cross-play compensation, Epic Games reveal in court
- 70 more games get FPS Boost on Xbox Series X|S
- Sony announce PlayStation and Discord partnership – integrations coming in early 2022
- Metro Exodus Enhanced Edition PS5 & Xbox Series X upgrade arrives in June
- Report: UK retailers will have more PS5 stock next week
- Returnal patch 1.3.4 out now – Now safe to play, but some corrupted saves can’t be restored
- The Division: Heartland announced – standalone free to play game coming out in 2021-22
- Remnant: From the Ashes PS5 and Xbox Series X|S free upgrade announced
- The PS5 version of Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts 2 has been delayed, other versions will be on time
Games in Review
Yesterday saw the release of the hotly anticipated Resident Evil Village, but that wasn’t the only highly rated game we had this week:
- Resident Evil Village – PS5, XBX|S, PS4, XBO, PC, Stadia – 9/10
- Before Your Eyes – PC – 9/10
- Dandy Ace – PC – 8/10
- New Pokémon Snap – NSW – 7/10
- Dark Nights with Poe and Munro – PS5, XBX|S, PS4, XBO – 6/10
- Hood: Outlaws & Legends – PS5, XBX|S, PS4, XBO – Review in Progress
And it was just the one hardware review this week:
- Nubia RedMagic 6 Pro Phone – 7/10
From our previews, Stefan started the week by visiting Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts 2, which offers exactly what fans want; long range engagement and bullet cams that make you wince.
Meanwhile, Thomas went hands on with the Odyssey DLC for Elite Dangerous, which boldly goes where no space sim has gone before, although needs some balancing tweaks before it’s fully ready. Speaking of space fans, Steve looked at the Top 10 Star Wars games for May the 4th.
Here’s what you in our community has been up to this week:
- willbuchanan has been getting stuck into Borderlands 2 and all the side missions.
- Crazy_Del added 2 platinums to his collection with DiRT 5 and Life is Strange 2, and should also grab the Subnautica and Wreckfest plats this weekend too.
- Tactical20 says that Breath of the Wild has “finally clicked” for him after the “absolutely horrible” first 6 hours in the game.
- And MrYd suffered a grievous injury when putting up shelves last weekend (he’s OK, don’t worry), and decided to recover by playing some more Avengers’ grindy ending, Wreckfest on PS5, and some Alvo.
That’s all for this week’s gaming round-up. As always, have fun at home, stay safe if and when you’re out, and we’ll see you next week.