Psyonix’ Rocket League Confirmed For Nintendo Switch This Winter, Will Have Cross-Network Play With Xbox And PC

Following the mediocre response to 2008’s Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars, developers Psyonix found themselves with a surprise hit when Rocket League launched on PC and PS4 in 2015.

An Xbox version launched in 2016, and the developers have since been supporting the game – and it’s growing fanbase – across all platforms with DLC, both free and paid, on a regular basis.

Now, via a trailer as part of Nintendo’s E3 showing, Psyonix have announced the rocket-fueled-football-cars (totally should have called it that) will also be coming to Switch later this year.

The Switch version of the game will include wireless multiplayer and the cross-network functionality found elsewhere, which means whether you’re on PC, Xbox or Switch you’ll be able to play online seamlessly with those on other machines.

One point of note here, is that despite the developers and other platform holders being open to the idea, PlayStation owners are not able to join cross-network games, because of what Sony say are ‘privacy concerns’.

Rocket League Switch is expected to launch late 2017.

Psyonix’ Rocket League Confirmed For Nintendo Switch This Winter, Will Have Cross-Network Play With Xbox And PC

Dishonored’s First Standalone Adventure “Death Of The Outsider” Launhes This September

Revealed by Bethesda at this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo, Death Of The Outsider has been announced as the first “stand-alone adventure” in the Dishonored series.

Be a badass supernatural assassin and take on the role of notorious Billie Lurk as she reunites with her mentor Daud in order to pull off the greatest assassination ever conceived. To complete your mission you’ll have to journey deep into the seedy underbelly of Karnaca, where you’ll unravel some the city’s darkest secrets. Along the way you’ll infiltrate underground fight clubs and black magic cults, and retrieve ancient artifacts in a thrilling bank heist mission that sets the table for your greatest mission ever.

Arkane Studios’ Dishonored: Death Of The Outsider will launch September 15 2017 on PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

Dishonored’s First Standalone Adventure “Death Of The Outsider” Launhes This September

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

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