We’re well into “there’s not much going on because E3 is next month” territory, with smaller game announcements and rumours, digging into investor conference calls to reveal small details and general intentions from publishers. What I’m trying to say is that it’s been a pretty slow week for games news.
Still, we at least know when the Battlefield 6 reveal is (finally) happening, and Sony has confirmed once again that Horizon Zero Dawn is still on target for later this year. Oh, and we got some new DualSense colours. Groundbreaking stuff, right?
In the News This Week
- New DualSense Midnight Black and Cosmic Red colourways coming in June
- Battlefield 6 reveal is coming in June – “A true next generation game” that’s still coming to PS4 & Xbox One
- EA Play Live will be taking place in July
- Horizon Forbidden West still on track to launch this year
- Report: PSVR 2 resolution, tracking tech, and haptic feedback leaked
- Xbox Series X|S May update adds Quick Resume menu, improves reliability & loading times
- Ghostrunner 2 confirmed for PS5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC
- Tis but a scratch: Google Stadia is “alive and well”
- Dungeons and Dragons Dark Alliance will be available at launch on Xbox Game Pass
Games in Review
We had a handful of major releases this week, whether you’re after reliving some of the best RPGs of the PS3 and Xbox 360 era, or looking for a sequel to one of the best indie survival games in years.
- Subnautica: Below Zero – PS5, XSX|S, PS4, XBO, PC – 8/10
- Legend of Keepers – PC – 8/10
- Hood: Outlaws and Legends – PS5, XSX|S, PS4, XBO, PC – 6/10
- Buildings Have Feelings Too – PS4, XBO, NSW, PC – 6/10
- Mass Effect Legendary Edition – PS5, XSX|S, PS4, XBO, PC – Review in Progress
Stepping away from the reviews, this past week marked the six month point since the release of both new generation consoles in November last year. So we did the only thing sensible, which was to hand out report cards for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S to take home to their parents (Mark Cerny and Phil Spencer, respectively). How do you think they have been doing?
Beyond that Jason went hands on with Scarlet Nexus, which he calls “the most anime game without a source anime in existence”, while Aran played the gorgeous puzzle platformer Out of Line. Miguel said that Super Magbot is polarising in all the right ways, and I went hands on with the new Survival Battle mode coming to Total War Warhammer 3 to mix things up for the game’s climactic campaign moments.
Finally, What We Played featured featured Resident Evil Village, Mass Effect Legendary Edition, Destiny 2, Returnal and even a little bit of tax evasion.
Here’s what you in our community has been up to this week:
- tactical20 finished Breath of the Wild, but merely thought it was OK and nowhere near his favourite Zelda game.
- Crazy_Del raced to the Resident Evil Village platinum, and picked up the Subnautica platinum in time for the PS5 upgrade. He’s also closing in on the last few trophies for Zombie Army 4.
- Mixing things up, hornet1990 decided to try Fe and Unravel through EA Play. Fe definitely gelled with him more, though now he’s stuck…
- willbuchanan has been carrying on his Borderlands 2 playthrough, finishing the main campaign and now working through the side missions and challenges.
- With a nice new Nintendo Switch Lite, ron_mcphatty got an hour of Mario Kart in before it was commandeered by his wife. It is now his wife’s new Nintendo Switch Lite.
- Andrewww has just been plugging away with some The Division 2.
- Finally, doomsday619 has raced through Resident Evil Village twice before moving on to Assassin’s Creed Valhalla’s Wrath of the Druids DLC. He’s also got SnowRunner on his playlist for the weekend ahead.
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.