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Jonathon Dornbush

What PlayStation Franchises Should Return on PS5?

On this week's episode of IGN's PlayStation show, Podcast Beyond!, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Brian Altano, Max Scoville, and Mitchell Saltzman to discuss why Hitman 3 is one of 2021's first great games, as well as what PlayStation franchises we hope make a return on PS5. With more word that a new Sony studio is working on bringing back existing Sony series, we discuss the likelihood of various franchises, from Uncharted to Infamous to Ape Escape, making a debut on PS5. Watch the...

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Joe Skrebels

'No Plans' for Fall Guys to Come to Xbox Game Pass

Excitement was sparked today after fans spotted Xbox Game Pass suggesting Fall Guys would be arriving soon – but Mediatonic and Devolver have since quashed the idea, with the publisher saying there are "no plans" for the game to hit the subscription service. As pointed out by ronbag on Reddit, the Xbox Game Pass Instagram account recently replied to a user hoping for Fall Guys on Game Pass by saying "it's coming". However, after news started spreading today, the game's official Twitter...

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Matt Purslow

I Saw Black Clouds, an Interactive Thriller Movie, Announced by Wales Interactive

Wales Interactive has announced I Saw Black Clouds, a live-action psychological thriller interactive movie produced by Ghost Dog Films. Starring actors from Penny Dreadful, Outlander, and Avatar, the interactive movie will release in the first quarter of this year on PS4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC. [ignvideo url="https://www.ign.com/videos/2021/01/20/i-saw-black-clouds-official-teaser-trailer"] I Saw Black Clouds puts players in control of Kristina, who returns to her hometown after a...

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Jordan Oloman

God of War Studio's Unannounced Second Project Is Seemingly Still in the Works

Sony Santa Monica's unannounced second project looks like it's still in the works, according to a job listing for an Art Director position at the studio. A tweet from the official Sony Santa Monica account (below) notes that the studio is "seeking an experienced Art Director for the development of a new unannounced title". There's not much else to go on in the job listing itself, beyond the fact that it's aiming to be a "genre-defining" game, and that it will involve "characters and...

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Ryan McCaffrey

Where Will Ubisoft Take Star Wars?

The new Lucasfilm Games publishing umbrella once again dominates our conversation this week, as the first new non-EA Star Wars game in a decade gets announced. We discuss Ubisoft and Massive's upcoming open-world Star Wars adventure, including what it might be, what we hope it is and isn't, what it means for The Division, and more. Plus: Ninja Gaiden's creator would be "honored" to work with Microsoft again, and more! Subscribe on any of your favorite podcast feeds, or grab an MP3...

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Petey Oneto

Guerrilla Slows Down Horizon Zero Dawn PC Updates to Focus on Sequel

Guerrilla announced on Tuesday that they will release patches for Horizon Zero Dawn on PC at a slower rate as they work on the game's sequel. In a post on Guerrilla's website, Guerrilla announced that Patch 1.10 is now live for Horizon Zero Dawn Complete Edition on PC, which "introduces crash fixes and performance improvements." Guerrilla also said that more updates will come to the PC version, but more focus is going towards Horizon Forbidden West. "As our team continues development on...

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Luke Winkie

The Rise, Fall, and Redemption of Cyberpunk 2077's Subreddit

It was inevitable. Cyberpunk 2077 had simply existed in the hype cycle for too long. When it finally arrived in early December, after numerous delays, controversies, sizzle reels, and previews, it felt as if a shrieking, collective mania was doomed to subsume the culture. All of this energy, finally exhausted, in one white-hot moment. Few studios enjoy CD Projekt Red's dual pedigree; both an indie messiah and a gargantuan triple-A moneymaker, and when the company announced they'd be leaving...

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Adam Bankhurst

Fortnite's Latest Pop Culture Collaboration Is With Soccer Legend Pele

Fortnite's next collaboration brings in the world of Soccer to the battle royale game, and it includes a partnership with the soccer legend Pelé and outfits from some of the biggest clubs in the world. While the Kickoff Set of club outfits and Pelé's Air Punch Emote will be available to everyone on January 23, players will be able to participate in the Pelé Cup on January 20 for a chance to win both Pelé's emote and the Kickoff Set for free. Top scorers will also have a chance to win a...

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Adam Bankhurst

Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning Announced for Nintendo Switch

Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning will be released on Nintendo Switch on March 16, 2021. Announced alongside a new trailer, Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning is a remastered version of 2012's Kingdoms of Amalur that was released on PS4, Xbox One, and PC in 2020. [ignvideo url="https://www.ign.com/videos/2021/01/19/kingdoms-of-amalur-re-reckoning-nintendo-switch-announcement-trailer"] The remaster includes all the DLC, including Teeth of Naros and Legend of Dead Kel. Furthermore, there will...

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Matt Purslow

Cyberpunk 2077: Second Lawsuit Filed Against CD Projekt

A second class-action lawsuit has been filed against Cyberpunk 2077 developer and publisher, CD Projekt, submitted by a law firm representing the studio’s investors. CD Projekt itself states in a regulatory announcement that it has received the lawsuit, which has been filed in the US District Court for the Central District of California on behalf of investors. The content of the claim is said to be the same as the one filed against the studio at the end of last year. That first lawsuit...

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Luke Reilly

Hitman 3 Review

Agent 47’s unique brand of slow-paced stealth in an assortment of dense, deadly, and deeply varied murder playgrounds has reached a wonderful crescendo in Hitman 3. While it doesn’t stray from the killer chord combination developer IO Interactive crafted for 2016’s Hitman – and continued to use in 2018’s Hitman 2 – it’s abundantly clear here that the studio has well and truly mastered its act. With some of the most surprising and imaginative levels in the series so far, Hitman...

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Jordan Oloman

MOBA Spin-Off Auto Chess Is... Becoming Its Own MOBA

Drodo and Dragonest, the creators of  MOBA spin-off Auto Chess, has revealed it is creating a MOBA game of its own, similar to League of Legends and Dota 2. Announced in a tweet, Drodo's MOBA approach appears to be fairly conventional of the genre, but it will feature some refinements such as the ability to destroy objects such as trees on the map, adding an extra layer of micro-level tactics to the game.

#AutoChessMOBA: The Auto Chess themed MOBA game with ALL HEROES FREE

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Jordan Oloman

New PUBG Games Reportedly Coming in 2021 and 2022

More games within the PUBG universe are reportedly set to launch in 2021 and 2022. The news was revealed as part of a Bloomberg interview with Kim Chang-Han, the CEO of Krafton. Krafton is the holding company that oversees a number of development studios including PUBG Studio and Striking Distance, the team working on The Callisto Protocol. Chang-Han told Bloomberg about his desire to "not stay as a one-hit wonder," noting that there are plans to release two new PUBG games in 2021 and...

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Joseph Knoop

Apex Legends: New Legend and Season 8 Release Date Revealed

Apex Legends season 8 starts on February 2, and will feature the battle royale’s 16th Legend: Fuse, developer Respawn Entertainment announced Monday.

With a theme of “Mayhem,” it appears Respawn is hoping to ramp up Apex’s action. On the official Apex Legends site, Respawn is teasing that Fuse’s arrival to the tournament has dramatically reshaped Kings Canyon. There’s no new screenshots to look at, though, but Respawn says it will show off more soon.

New Legend Fuse is a brash...

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Adam Bankhurst

One of the Best Next-Gen Features Is One You Don’t Even Have to Think About

Over 10 years ago, Ubisoft had a dream to bring its players together and allow their saves, progress, rewards, and more to seamlessly travel with them no matter where they chose to play. While the journey to get there had its ups and down, Ubisoft Connect is now paving the way for how cross-save and cross-progression should be handled in this new generation of gaming. Even amid haptic feedback, SSDs and other console innovations, overcoming console barriers almost entirely (and quietly)...

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Matt Purslow

Rockstar Developers Patent New NPC Tech, Potentially for GTA 6

A patent filed by Take-Two Interactive details a new Rockstar-developed system for managing NPC navigation, with details explicitly referring to vehicle road routes and behaviour. The patent application, entitled ‘System And Method For Virtual Navigation In A Gaming Environment’, was filed by Rockstar’s parent company, Take-Two, in October 2020, and was recently discovered by Reddit users. The system described within it was developed by Rockstar’s lead AI programmer, Simon Parr, and...

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Matt Purslow

Sony’s New San Diego Team Is Working on ‘Existing Franchises’

PlayStation’s new San Diego-based studio is working to “expand upon existing franchises”, according to the LinkedIn profile of the studio’s former head. Michael Mumbauer worked at PlayStation as Studio Head until November 2020. In the segment of his profile detailing his work with the new San Diego team, Mumbauer writes: “His latest achievement is having built a brand new, all-star, AAA Action/Adventure development team for Playstation. Based in San Diego and utilizing proprietary...

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Adam Bankhurst

Hitman 2 PC Owners Will Be Able to Import Locations to Hitman 3 For Free

Those who own Hitman and Hitman 2 on PC will be able to import locations into Hitman 3 for free, although not at launch. IO Interactive announced the news on Twitter and revealed that, even though the import feature won't be available on January 20 when the PC version launches exclusively on the Epic Games Store, the Hitman 1 GOTY Access Pass will be free to all players who pre-purchase or purchase Hitman 3 in the first 10 days after release to help make up for it. IO Interactive assures...

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