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.
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.
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.
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.
Xbox One gamers might not have Super Mario Odyssey on the horizon, but with Rare on board at Microsoft, many people hoped they’d see a new Conker or Banjo Kazooie style game from that team at this years E3.
Rare, however, are still feverishly working on Sea Of Thieves, so 3D cartoon platformer duty falls upon Playful, who’ve announced Super Lucky’s Tale as an Xbox console exclusive, due out later this year.
Super Lucky’s Tale is the sequel to 2016’s Oculus Rift exclusive Lucky’s Tale, and is described as a “playground platformer for all ages”.
Join Lucky, the ever-optimistic, energetic, and lovable hero on his quest to find his inner strength and help his beloved sister rescue the Book of Ages from Jinx. Jinx, the scheming and mysterious villain, is trying to reshape the world…but for what reason?
Super Lucky’s Tale launches on Xbox One November 7, 2017. The title is “Xbox One X Enhanced”, and an Xbox Play Anywhere title – meaning it will also be available on Windows PC for those who purchase from the Xbox Store.
Developer 4A Games have revealed the next entry in the Metro series, Metro Exodus.
In stark contrast to previous title’s tunnel-heavy game design, Metro Exodus sees a group of survivors flee the shattered ruins of the Metro system and embark on “an epic, continent-spanning journey across the post-apocalyptic Russian wilderness”.
In a story inspired by the Metro 2033 & 2035 novels, Edoxus includes more open non-linear levels than ever before, promising an “immersive, sandbox survival experience” and “thrilling story-line that spans an entire year in the greatest Metro adventure yet”.
Metro Exodus is coming to Xbox One and PC in 2018.
Minecraft’s finally getting cross platform play, it has been announced. This will bring together players across Windows 10, Xbox, Nintendo Switch and mobile.
Sadly, as it stands, PlayStation ‘crafters wont be joining the cross-platform party, with Windows Central’s Jez Cordon reporting that Sony refused Microsoft access to their platforms, tweeting “RE: cross platform Minecraft. Yes to Nintendo Switch, PlayStation refused.”
On top of the announced cross-play Better Together patch, a huge update due later this year will bring 4K textures to everyone, with an optional “Super Duper Graphics Pack” also being made available, which does exactly as it says, making everything look better, with the aid of new lighting and graphical tweaks.