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Halo: The Master Chief Collection will run at 120fps on Xbox Series X/S thumbnail VG247

Halo: The Master Chief Collection will run at 120fps on Xbox Series X/S

By Sherif Saed, Wednesday, 21 October 2020 16:31 GMT Halo will look and play great on the next generation of Xbox.Microsoft is looking to continue treating its premier franchise, Halo, well as we transition into the next generation of consoles. After porting The Master Chief Collection to PC, the company is now promising big upgrades for the game on Xbox Series X/S.All of the collection’s games will run at 120fps on both Xbox Series X and Series S. This is true for campaign and multiplayer, which is great news. The next-gen console versions also include split-screen support at a smoother…

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla post-launch content revealed: seasons, story DLC, new skills and more thumbnail VG247

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla post-launch content revealed: seasons, story DLC, new skills and more

Ubisoft is planning a lot of post-launch content for Assassin’s Creed Valhalla.Assassin’s Creed Valhalla has a stacked schedule of content players will get to play in the weeks and months following launch. Ubisoft today offered a high-level view of what you can expect this year and next.For starters, Valhalla has a season pass that offers two expansions, and one exclusive quest. The first expansion, titled Wrath of the Druids, is due for release in spring 2021. This add-on is set in Ireland, centred around a druidic cult and featuring Gaelic myths.The Siege of Paris is the second and final expansion,…

Cyberpunk 2077 will treat each language equally, offering full lip-sync for every dub thumbnail VG247

Cyberpunk 2077 will treat each language equally, offering full lip-sync for every dub

By Sherif Saed, Tuesday, 20 October 2020 16:41 GMT Cyberpunk 2077 includes a feature most big games with localised languages do not.CD Projekt Red, known for being a perfectionist studio – even if it means overworking staff – has approached Cyberpunk 2077 localisation with the same determination.Cyberpunk 2077, like most big games today, is localised in several languages. Depending on the language and the publisher, you don’t often get everything everywhere. Most commonly, companies translate the text and record new dialogue and leave it at that.Rarely do we get actual lip-syncing that matches the spoken language. But apparently not in…

Everyone is very serious in Destiny 2: Beyond Light’s new story trailer thumbnail VG247

Everyone is very serious in Destiny 2: Beyond Light’s new story trailer

By Sherif Saed, Tuesday, 20 October 2020 16:06 GMT Past friends and new enemies all have their own agendas in Destiny 2: Beyond Light.Bungie dropped a new trailer for Destiny 2: Beyond Light today that offers a better look at the uneasy alliances and questionable motivations of a number of the game’s character.Europa, the setting of Beyond Light, has beckoned them all, but not everyone is happy to reveal their true intentions. We also get a little bit of an insight into Eramis’ quest to weaponize the Darkness, and how that might be akin to opening Pandora’s Box. Variks’ perspective…

Microsoft may yet end up shipping Halo Infinite campaign and multiplayer separately thumbnail VG247

Microsoft may yet end up shipping Halo Infinite campaign and multiplayer separately

By Sherif Saed, Monday, 19 October 2020 11:51 GMT It sounds like Microsoft is keeping an open mind when it comes to Halo Infinite’s release structure.Halo Infinite, which was supposed to be Microsoft’s big first-party launch game for Xbox Series X, ended up getting delayed, leaving Microsoft’s line-up this November devoid of new first-party games.Reports about the state of development that lead to that decision in the first place are plentiful, but Microsoft itself suggested that it had considered splitting campaign and multiplayer in order to make launch.According to Xbox chief Phil Spencer, things may end up going that way…

Watch Dogs Legion runs at 4K and 30fps with ray-tracing on Xbox Series X and PS5 thumbnail VG247

Watch Dogs Legion runs at 4K and 30fps with ray-tracing on Xbox Series X and PS5

By Dom Peppiatt, Sunday, 18 October 2020 15:38 GMT Ubisoft has revealed more information about the Xbox Series X/S and PlayStation 5 versions of Watch Dogs Legion in a Reddit AMA.Ubisoft live producer Lathieeshe Thillainathan took to the social media site to answer players’ questions about the upcoming title, and revealed how the title will run on next-gen hardware.Thillainathan confirmed that the game will run at 4K, 30fps on Xbox Series X and PS5, and will also have options players can enable to support ray-tracing. So it’s not just PC players that will benefit from the fancy graphics in Ubisoft’s…

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More Xbox games coming to Switch “doesn’t feel sustainable”

By Stephany Nunneley, Saturday, 17 October 2020 15:33 GMT There’s no guarantee we will see more Microsoft titles released on Switch. While Microsoft has an amicable relationship with Nintendo, it may not be sustainable to release more Microsoft titles on Switch, according to Xbox boss Phil Spencer.“We have a very good relationship with Nintendo,” Spencer told Kotaku. “Every conversation we have with them has really been easy.” A good relationship doesn’t mean more Xbox titles will come to Nintendo systems, though. According to Spencer, bringing more Xbox-published titles to Switch, such as Ori and the Blind Forest and Ori and…

MachineGames says super-fast SSDs in next-gen consoles are key to the player experience thumbnail VG247

MachineGames says super-fast SSDs in next-gen consoles are key to the player experience

MachineGames is rather excited over really fast storage in the upcoming consoles.While folks have always been able to buy fast storage for PC, having super-fast SSDs in the upcoming consoles is key to the player experience, according to Wolfenstein developer MachineGames.Speaking in an interview on the Bethesda website, chief technology officer Jim Kjellin said this helps the team change how it thinks about game design. “The historical issue of having to wait for loading to finish or artificially slowing the pacing before you can do major changes to the player experience will be a thing of the past,” he said….

Xbox can recoup $7.5 billion Bethesda investment without going multi-platform, says Spencer thumbnail VG247

Xbox can recoup $7.5 billion Bethesda investment without going multi-platform, says Spencer

By Stephany Nunneley, Friday, 16 October 2020 19:47 GMT Xbox boss Phil Spencer is confident Microsoft can recoup the funds spent on acquiring Bethesda, without releasing the studio’s games on other consoles.Speaking with Kotaku, Spencer said “yes,” Microsoft will be able to recoup its $7.5 billion investment without releasing Bethesda games, such as The Elder Scrolls 6, on other consoles.“I don’t want to be flip about that. This deal was not done to take games away from another player base like that,” he said. “Nowhere in the documentation that we put together was: ‘How do we keep other players from playing these…

FIFA 21 Best Defenders | Quality centre backs, left backs, and right backs to add to your team thumbnail VG247

FIFA 21 Best Defenders | Quality centre backs, left backs, and right backs to add to your team

FIFA 21 is a goal-fest, so if you’re going to stem the flow and solidify your back line, then you need some serious defensive talent. The best defenders in FIFA 21 tend to have a couple of things in common: enough pace to keep up with nippy attackers, and a dominantly high strength stat to bully others off the ball. For centre backs, height is a big consideration, since they need to be strong in the air both from corners and open play. While left backs and right backs with high dribbling – and even 4 star skill moves –…

Marvel’s Avengers next-gen release pushed into 2021, Kate Bishop DLC delayed thumbnail VG247

Marvel’s Avengers next-gen release pushed into 2021, Kate Bishop DLC delayed

By Stephany Nunneley, Friday, 16 October 2020 16:02 GMT Crystal Dynamics has delayed the next-gen release of Marvel’s Avengers into 2021, and have pushed the Kate Bishop content out of October.In a blog post today, the developer said the reason for the Kate Bishop delay for Marvel’s Avengers is to have a “fixed, predictable patching cycle,” with time for extensive testing before new content is released.The team also made the decision to move the PS5 and Xbox Series X/S release into 2021 to ensure it gives the team time to “deliver a next-gen experience showcasing all that this game is meant to…

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Cyberpunk 2077 offers various ways to look stylish

By Stephany Nunneley, Thursday, 15 October 2020 18:02 GMT Style is everything in Cyberpunk 2077.You don’t want to run around in Night City looking basic, and Cyberpunk 2077 provides options to sport your own brand of style.In the game there are four styles to choose from: Kitsch, Entropism, Neomilitarism, and Neokitsch. Each style has its own history, status, and features.Kitsch is for those who like functionality coming second to style. This category is for those with a preference for neon hair, illuminated tattoos, and chrome.If looks aren’t your thing, there’s Entropism and if you want “deadly elegance,” choose Neomilitarism. Here, this…

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Check out the vehicles you’ll see in Cyberpunk 2077

By Stephany Nunneley, Thursday, 15 October 2020 17:42 GMT CD Projekt RED has released a video showing off some of the vehicles you’ll be able to drive in Cyberpunk 2077.In this Cyberpunk 2077 video shown during the latest Night City Wire, you’re given a look at some of the vehicles at your disposal which will help you traverse the city and surrounding areas.Each one will not only look unique but provide a “unique driving experience.”There’s everything from the less expensive economy cars to clunkers. There’s also the executive class of cars which are built to impress, and there are also…

Watch today’s Night City Wire stream here for a look at the vehicles of Cyberpunk 2077 thumbnail VG247

Watch today’s Night City Wire stream here for a look at the vehicles of Cyberpunk 2077

By Sherif Saed, Thursday, 15 October 2020 12:00 GMT We’re getting a new episode of Night City Wire today.As promised, Cyberpunk 2077 developer CD Projekt Red is hosting a new edition of its Night City Wire series of developer shows. Today’s episode streams live at 9am PT, 12pm ET, 5pm UK, 6pm CESTJust the most recent episode, today’s show will, too, have a singular focus. That being the many vehicles you can boost, own and and drive in the world of Night City. More specifically, CD Projekt Red promises a deep dive into their performance, looks and sounds.Judging by previous…

Take a deep dive into Assassin’s Creed Valhalla with this trailer thumbnail VG247

Take a deep dive into Assassin’s Creed Valhalla with this trailer

By Stephany Nunneley, Wednesday, 14 October 2020 20:07 GMT Learn everything you need to know about Assassin’s Creed Valhalla in this deep dive trailer.In the Assassin’s Creed Valhalla video, it shows how to grow your settlement, customize your Viking, and journey to new lands as you “expand your clan’s influence” throughout England.The game finds you in the shoes of Eivor torn, between duty and a personal quest for glory.Eivor’s clan is looking for more in the land of England, as they are driven from Norway by war and dwindling resources. Here, you will come across the Hidden Ones, Saxon kings, and…

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla PC specs feature six different configurations thumbnail VG247

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla PC specs feature six different configurations

By Stephany Nunneley, Wednesday, 14 October 2020 17:47 GMT The PC specs for Assassin’s Creed Valhalla have been provided by Ubisoft.The November 10 release date for Assassin’s Creed Valhalla will be here soon,  and if you want to play it on PC, you might want to look over the six different configurations suggested by Ubisoft.Below you will find the specs for minimum, recommended, 2K, and 4K configurations.Assassin’s Creed Valhalla PC SpecsMinimum Configuration – Low preset 1080p 30 FPS Processor (AMD / INTEL): Ryzen 3 1200 – 3.1 Ghz / i5-4460 – 3.2 Ghz RAM: 8 GB (Dual-channel mode) Video Card: AMD…

Xbox 360 cloud saves will soon be free for Xbox Series X/S thumbnail VG247

Xbox 360 cloud saves will soon be free for Xbox Series X/S

Xbox 360 owners will be able to transfer cloud saves to Xbox Series X/S for free.You will no longer have to be an Xbox Live subscriber to use cloud saves to transfer your Xbox 360 games to Xbox Series X/S.When the consoles launch, you will be able to transfer over your 360 games using the cloud. Once you hit the power button on your new console, you will be able to start downloading all 360 games that are backward compatible. If you have them on disc, just pop them into the Series X drive. “Preserving the games of our past is fundamental to our…

FIFA 21 Best Strikers | Top Wingers and Forwards to add to your squad thumbnail VG247

FIFA 21 Best Strikers | Top Wingers and Forwards to add to your squad

There’s no replacement for an out-and-out striker. FIFA 21 is all about goals, and if you’re going to outscore your opponents through an entire barnstorming season, then you’ll need some serious firepower up front. Here are some of FIFA 21’s best strikers, forwards, and wingers to help you do just that. Forwards can take on a lot of roles in modern football. It used to be that the number 9 was the focal point for the entire team, but now they can be more valued for their link-up play with inside forwards – like Roberto Firmino at Liverpool – or…

Dinosaur blasting game Second Extinction now available through Steam Early Access thumbnail VG247

Dinosaur blasting game Second Extinction now available through Steam Early Access

By Stephany Nunneley, Tuesday, 13 October 2020 15:25 GMT Second Extinction is now available in Early Access.Steam users can play dinosaur blasting game Second Extinction now that it has gone into Early Access.Developed by Systemic Reaction, in the game, you will work as a team to take down large groups of mutated dinosaurs. Expect plenty of bullets, bombs, teeth, claws, and gore, according to the studio.The game also features what’s called the War Effort, where threat levels go from one to three and once you take dinosaurs down in one area, the next area will feature a higher threat. Threat Level 1…

Xbox Series X has tactile indicators to help the visually impaired thumbnail VG247

Xbox Series X has tactile indicators to help the visually impaired

By Dom Peppiatt, Sunday, 11 October 2020 10:40 GMT Microsoft has added tactile indicators to the Xbox Series X hardware for visually impaired people and to help with reach-around cabling.Bryce Johnson, inclusive lead at Microsoft Devices and the brain behind the Xbox Adaptive Controller, revealed the design detail on Twitter.Microsoft has been making great strides when it comes to accessibility in gaming, and this latest hardware reveal shows that the company is dedicated to continuing its accessible approach into the next generation. Inclusive design tidbit. E suggested we put tactile indicators (for the blind) over the ports of the Xbox…