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Capcom Expects to Launch “Multiple Major New Titles” Before March 2021

Capcom recently published its latest quarterly financials report, and while most of it is of little importance to us, there was something very intriguing hidden away in it. That something is that “multiple major new titles” are currently in development, and there’s a good chance that they will likely launch before March 2021. So, while Capcom has been busy promoting a digital strategy in the midst of the COVID-19 outbreak and trying to boost sales of games like Resident Evil 3 remake and Monster Hunter World, it’s also been putting together some new major games. The term “multiple” could mean two or it could mean 10 – at this point nobody knows outside of Capcom, but what will these games be? Well, we have it on good authority that at least one of the new games will be the long-rumored Resident Evil 8 with a number of other games potentially drawing from Capcom’s IP library. With that in mind, think about remastered games like Dino Crisis...

Don’t Expect the Xbox Series X to Run Every Game at 60 FPS

Following the misconception that the Xbox Series X games would (and be required to) run at 60 FPS as a standard, Xbox Games Marketing Head, Aaron Greenberg, has clarified that it isn’t the case. Long story short, Microsoft isn’t mandating game studios to develop their games to run standard at 60 FPS. In a statement to The Verge, Microsoft said, “It’s up to individual developers to determine how they leverage the power and speed of Xbox Series X.” Shortly Thereafter, Aaron Greenberg made a rebuttal tweet along the same lines, saying, “Developers always have flexibility in how they use the power, so a standard or common 60 FPS is not a mandate.” So, while the Series X is capable of running at 60 FPS and even 120 FPS without issue, game studios will be the one responsible for a game’s performance. If a studio doesn’t want to take advantage of what the Series X can do, they don’t have to. Of course, there’s...

A PlayStation Job Listing Hints at an October Launch for the PS5

We just recently reported that the PlayStation 5 could make its long-awaited debut in June 2020, and now we’re here to tell you that a new job listing has hinted that the PS5 could launch in October 2020. The job posting can be found on Japanese site Rikunabi, and it clearly states that the PS5 is “scheduled to be released in October 2020.” This would put it earlier than the latest rumored Xbox Series X release date of Thanksgiving 2020. The job listing itself, which was translated from Japanese, indicates that PlayStation is looking for someone to “handle the trial purchasing of PlayStation hardware products” within Sony Interactive Entertainment. Now, it should go without saying that this may or may not be legitimate, but Rikunabi is a legitimate and official recruitment portal.   An October launch for the PlayStation 5 would be amazing, however, it seems a little far fetched considering it’s already mid-May and we have yet to see the console or any in-engine gameplay...

Forza Horizon 4 Series 22 Update Introduces Group A and B Rally Cars from the 80s and 90s!

In the last two years, Forza Horizon 4 has set the standard when it comes to providing fresh, free content for players. As Series 22 kicks off, things will continue as usual, and this time around, we’re getting access to a handful of Group A and B rally cars from the late 1980s and early 1990s!. Honestly, it’s not a bad cars list at all, and chances are that there’s something on the list that will fit you and your driving style like a glove: 1990 Nissan Pulsar GTI-R1999 Ford Racing Puma1990 Toyota Celica ST1851994 Toyota Celica ST2051991 Peugeot 205 Rallye1988 Mitsubishi Starion ESi-R Of course, you can’t just get them all right now. They are all spread across the rewards for the four seasonal championships or for reaching completion milestones from the seaons playlists. The update is now live, though, so you can get to work at claiming your new cars. And, in case...

A New Tweet from the Long-Dormant Mafia Games Twitter Hints At Something

The official Twitter account of the Mafia Series (@Mafiagame) has been dormant since August 2018, but it spring back to life briefly on Mother’s Day to tweet a single word: “Family.” While speculation for what the tweet means runs high and low across the internet, there’s no official comment or understanding of what the tweet actually means. https://twitter.com/mafiagame/status/1259483423199989764 Rumors are saying that tweet indicates that there’s a new game in the series that’s about to be announced. Others are saying the tweet represents impending word that the original game – the one from way back in 2002 – is about the be remastered. In all honesty, though, it’s more likely that we’ll see a remaster of Mafia 2 or Mafia 3, both of which popped up briefly on the ratings boards in Korea and Taiwan earlier in 2020. At the same time, Hangar 13 – the studio responsible for Mafia 3 – laid off a significant portion of its staff back in...

Bethesda Shuts Down Hope That Elder Scrolls 6 Will Launch Anytime Soon

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OkFdqqyI8y4 Bethesda’s Senior VP of Global Marketing, Pete Hines, has firmly ruled out, with prejudice, that The Elder Scrolls 6 will be launching anytime soon. In fact, he went so far as to indirectly give a time frame of “years from now” for details, which puts a potential launch at, well, your guess is as good as ours. This firm announcement that The Elder Scrolls 6 is so far out comes via Twitter where one user tweeted Pete Hines, saying “let’s cut the sh$t, when can we expect some info on #TheElderScrollsVI? Well, as it turns out, Pete Hines really did cut the shit and squashed any hope of The Elder Scrolls 6 happening anytime soon. It’s after Starfield, which you pretty much know nothing about. So if you’re coming at me for details now and not years from now, I’m failing to properly manage your expectations.— Pete Hines (@DCDeacon) May 10, 2020 Obviously, this statement...

Microsoft Wants to Make Game Files Smaller But Can’t

The sheer size of games is starting to get ridiculous with current-gen consoles, and it’s only going to get worse when next-gen games start to gain traction. I’m not talking about the length of games, but the amount of storage space they take. Just think about the size of games like Red Dead Redemption or the recent update for Call of Duty Modern Warfare – the latter pushed the game beyond the 100GB mark. With next-gen games being more intense and graphically pleasing that what we have today, storage space will become an even larger problem. As things stand right now, the 1TB Xbox Series X may only be able to hold 8-10 games on internal storage, and that’s if you’re lucky. Unfortunately, there’s no magic trick to reduce the file size of games. Huge strides have been made in terms of hiding loading screens and making gameplay more seamless, and that will be even better with next-gen consoles. But, until some kind of new compression technology comes around...

There Are Some Surprise Nintendo Switch Games Coming

Despite the fact that the Nintendo Switch is selling like crazy amid lockdown, and the recent rumors that Nintendo could release remastered version of its older Super Mario games, the fact of the matter is that the list of announced games is running pretty thin. In fact, outside of games like Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition that’s coming later this month and Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics that should launch in June, nothing else even has an official release date. Be that as it may, there’s apparently more games coming that we don’t know about. Of course, Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 and Metroid Prime 4 are still coming, but they are still at least a year out. There are other titles, though, that we’ve learned could materialize out of nowhere. The work comes from none other than Nintendo President, Suntaro Furukawa, during an investor Q&A call earlier this week. During that call, Furukawa was adamant that the company has “games that are scheduled to release during this period...

Take a Look at 12 Minutes of The Ascent Gameplay From the Xbox Series X

Microsoft’s May edition of Inside Xbox might have been a big letdown in terms of gameplay presentation and, while we’ve already discussed why you shouldn’t be that disappointed, we can largely agree with everyone that there should have been more gameplay. Thankfully, IGN has managed to come up with 12 minutes of gameplay from The Ascent, one of the very games that was announced during the Inside Xbox stream. https://youtu.be/vcsBxA9Q2M0 The gameplay you see above backs up previous thoughts that The Ascent is an action-RPG set in cyberpunk world. It looks like a blend between Diablo and Judge Dredd while the city itself reminds a lot of Blade Runner (old and new.) The gameplay you see here is based on solo mode, but IGN has said that there will be a co-op mode so that you can play along with others. The Ascent is a launch title for the Xbox Series X, but it’s also set to be available for the...

The Microsoft Xbox Series X Could Launch With a $400 Price Tag

The idea of the Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 expected having an entry-level price tag of between $500 and $600 isn’t surprising. However, industry analyst Michael Pachter says Microsoft might be willing to take a hit to win the next-gen console war, suggesting that the company could sell the Series X for $400 at launch. Pachter, who is a veteran industry analyst, I might add, during his appearance on Periscope with Geoff Keighley. During his appearance, he explained exactly why and how Microsoft would low-ball the Series X price. “From what I’ve seen, Sony’s going to have to charge $500 for their PS5, and Microsoft has a big balance sheet. if they want to cut the price by $100, just price below and subsidize the first ten million, they will.” The general idea is that, since Microsoft generates so much revenue from other sources, the Xbox division can take a hit without even stumbling. With the exception of the lackluster May Inside...

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