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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Alongside the official Xbox One X reveal, Microsoft have announced more than 30 games will be receiving free 4K updates.
First party games which we know will be getting patched include Gears of War 4, Forza Horizon 3, Killer Instinct, Halo Wars 2, and Minecraft. Elsewhere, third-party titles including Final Fantasy XV, Resident Evil 7, Ghost Recon: Wildlands, and Rocket League will also see updates to improve the visuals for Xbox One X players.
Xbox One X will be available on November 7, 2017 for $499US/£449UK.
Tacoma, the second game from Gone Home developers Fullbright got a new trailer and launch date at Microsoft’s E3 conference.
Tacoma will be Xbox One X enhanced and an Xbox One console launch exclusive when it hits stores on August 2nd 2017.
The game will also be available on Windows PC, and presumably PlayStation, at a later date.
Tacoma was originally unveiled in December 2014 at The Game Awards.