PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Coming To Xbox One, Other Consoles To Follow

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, the much loved multiplayer PC survival game is coming to Xbox One, it’s been announced.

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is set to release first on Xbox One at the end of 2017. Other consoles are expected to follow, once Microsoft’s Launch Exclusivity period has expired.

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Coming To Xbox One, Other Consoles To Follow

Ori And The Will Of The Wisps Revealed At E3

2015’s metroid-vania platformer Ori And The Blind Forest was not only stunning to look at, but also a joy to play, and critically praised. No suprise then, that after many months of speculation we’ve finally been treated to a trailer for it’s follow-up, Ori And The Will Of The Wisps.

Ori And The Will Of The Wisps will be available on Xbox One & Windows 10 PC. A release date has yet to be announced.

Ori And The Will Of The Wisps Revealed At E3

Zombie Survival Game State Of Decay Will Rise Again Spring 2018, Sequel Coming To Xbox One

Undead Labs zombie survival title State Of Decay earned somewhat of a following on Xbox 360 back in 2013 when it laid down the challenge of staying alive in an open-world filled with Zombie hordes and diminishing resources.

Last year Microsoft announced a sequel was in the works, and now, on stage at their 2017 E3 briefing, we’ve had the first look at State of Decay 2 – which introduces co-operative multiplayer for the first time, and is due for release Spring 2018.

Check out the trailer below:

State Of Decay 2 is an Xbox One and Windows 10 PC exclusive.

Zombie Survival Game State Of Decay Will Rise Again Spring 2018, Sequel Coming To Xbox One

Hit Indie RPG Undertale Heading To PlayStation 4 And PS Vita, Sony Confirm

Much loved PC RPG Undertale is coming to PlayStation 4 and PS Vita this summer, Sony have announced.

The game will be available in digital, physical and special editions, with the latter including a soundtrack, sheet music and locket, as well as the 24-page illustrated booklet found with the standard physical release.

Hit Indie RPG Undertale Heading To PlayStation 4 And PS Vita, Sony Confirm

Star Wars Battlefront II Will Have Microtransactions

EA pleased gamers worldwide earlier this week when they revealed free seasonal DLC would be coming to Star Wars Battlefront II. What they seemingly forgot to announce at the time were the title’s microtransactions, however.

Talking with Gamespot Battlefront II’s design director Niklas Fegraeus confirmed the game will include ways to spend your cash.

“The important thing is everything can be earned [through gameplay]. If you’re someone who spends time on the game, we love you, do your thing, do what you want to do. If you don’t have the time, you can spend money and we love you as well. It’s your choice.”

While this wont separate the player base in a way the first game’s paid maps and modes did, the ability to purchase anything other than cosmetic items – for example the game’s Battlepoints currency system – will surely cause a “pay-to-win” problem.

Star Wars Battlefront II Will Have Microtransactions

Microsoft’s Original Xbox Duke Controller Is Being Resurrected For The Xbox One

The oversized controller from the original Xbox console, known as The Duke, is making its way to Xbox One and Windows PC this holiday season, accessory maker Hyperkin has confirmed.

The Duke launched with the original Xbox in 2001/2002, but was replaced by the smaller, more hand-friendly Xbox Controller S worldwide roughly a year later.

The nicknamed “Duke” controller for the original Xbox was big, bold and tough. On June 11, Hyperkin, a video game hardware development company from Los Angeles, announced that – in partnership with Xbox – it is bringing back The Duke for the Xbox One family of devices (Xbox One, Xbox One S, and Xbox One X) and Windows 10 PCs. Hyperkin’s Research and Development team sought the assistance and the blessing of Seamus Blackley, who played an integral part in the original Xbox team.

The Duke sports a faithful recreation of the original controller’s form-factor with some updated features: a logo display screen, left and right bumpers, and a 9 ft. detachable cable.

Duke’s revival comes at the perfect time too, since Microsoft announced original Xbox games are coming to Xbox One later this year – and they can now be played as intended, hand cramps and all. Hooray.

Microsoft’s Original Xbox Duke Controller Is Being Resurrected For The Xbox One

Sony Announces PlayLink Gaming Platform, Allows Smartphones To Interact With PS4 Games

As part of their E3 pre-show Sony have announced PlayLink – “a new way to play” – which allows players to interact with specially designed PS4 games via smartphone.

The technology isn’t an entirely new concept, as Jackbox Games’ Party Pack series of titles have done similar for a while, but the application shown here is certainly interesting, and looks to be a little more novel than just selecting from a range of answers.

The first two games were also shown off at the event, Hidden Agenda is a multiplayer murder mystery title, whilst That’s You is a more traditional party-game affair, that will be free to all PS+ subscribers from July.

Check out the trailers:

We also know there’s a Singstar title for PlayLink in the works, and a trivia quiz, Knowledge Is Power.

PlayLink certainly looks like it will bring party games to consoles when the first round of games launch later this year. Now, can someone get on the phone to Jason Donovan, and brink back Buzz, please?

Sony Announces PlayLink Gaming Platform, Allows Smartphones To Interact With PS4 Games