Today, we received word that PlayStation 5’s Destruction AllStars has been pushed to February 2021 and will be available through PlayStation Plus. We also learned about God of War‘s PS5 enhancements, news that Persona 5 Scramble may not come West anytime soon, and more. Here’s the video game news you might’ve missed on Oct. 26, 2020.
Santa Monica Studio Announced God of War’s PS5 Enhancements
As announced via Twitter, Santa Monica Studio confirmed that 2018’s God of War will take advantage of PlayStation 5 with new features. Most notably, the game will be available to play at 60 FPS using the “Favor Performance” option. In addition, you’ll be able to transfer your saves from the PlayStation 4 version so you won’t have to start from scratch. The renowned studio also confirmed you’ll be able to transfer your saves in God of War III Remastered from PS4 to PS5.
Whether you’re picking up the game for the first time or looking to finish that NG+ save, God of War (2018) on the #PS5 will offer:
🎞️ Up to 60 FPS using the ‘Favor Performance’ video option
🎮 Save Transfers – start right where you left off on the PS4!
— Santa Monica Studio Is Hiring (@SonySantaMonica) October 26, 2020
PUBG, Celeste, and Knights and Bikes All Headed to Xbox Game Pass
Xbox Game Pass is the gift that keeps on giving, and today we learned of a new batch of games headed to the service (in addition to previously announced LucasArts titles). This fall, the following games will be added to Xbox Game Pass, with details on the platforms they’ll be available on and dates they’ll go live:
- Carto — Console, PC (Oct. 27)
- Five Nights at Freddy’s — Android, Console, PC (Oct. 29)
- PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds — Android (Oct. 29)
- ScourgeBringer — Android (Oct. 29)
- Unruly Heroes — Android, Console, PC (Oct. 29)
- Celeste — Android, Console, PC (Nov. 5)
- Comanche — PC (Nov. 5)
- Deep Rock Galactic — Android, Console, PC (Nov. 5)
- Eastshade — Android, Console, PC (Nov. 5)
- Knights and Bikes — Console, PC (Nov. 5)
- Ark: Survival Evolved: Explorer’s Edition — Android, Console, PC (Nov. 17)
Modern frights and classic delights are coming to @XboxGamePass on console and PC starting this week. Catch up on all things XGP including new Perks, Quests, games, and more: https://t.co/OTJ2NLNC7W
— Xbox Wire (@XboxWire) October 26, 2020
Sackboy: A Big Adventure Will Support Cross-Play Between PS4 and PS5
Earlier today, we learned that PlayStation exclusive Sackboy: A Big Adventure will feature cross-play support between PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5. This news comes by way of the official LittleBigPlanet Twitter account (as relayed by PlayStation Universe). Sumo Digital, the developer of the game, wanted to make sure that even those who aren’t upgrading to PlayStation 5 could still enjoy the game with next-gen adopters.
That's right! Sackboy: A Big Adventure will support Cross-Play between #PS5 and #PS4!
So, all of your friends will be able to join you on your big adventure! https://t.co/BCtnEAwWvs
— LittleBigPlanet | Sackboy: A Big Adventure (@LittleBigPlanet) October 26, 2020
Persona 5 Scramble May Not Release in the West, Not Anytime Soon Anyway
Atlus’ Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers has been on the radar of fans worldwide since its release earlier this year in Japan. Many had assumed it would come to other territories due to its being listed as a western release on developer Koei Tecmo’s Q1 financial results in July 2020. However, the company recently published its financial results for Q2 of this year, where many noticed that Persona 5 Scramble was no longer listed — leaving us to infer that it might not release in the West after all, or at least not in the near future. None of this has yet been confirmed by Koei Tecmo or Atlus though.
Read More: Persona 5 Scramble Localization Not Mentioned at Koei Tecmo’s Q2 2020 Report
Many of Ubisoft’s Biggest Games Will Feature 4K 60 FPS Support on PS5
Ubisoft has recently detailed many of its games and their enhancements on next-gen machines. Of note, the following titles will feature enhancements on PlayStation 5 and Xbox X Series S:
- Watch Dogs: Legion — 4K/30 FPS
- Assassin’s Creed Valhalla — 4K/60 FPS
- Immortals Fenyx Rising — 4K/60 FPS
- Far Cry 6 — 4K/60 FPS
- Riders Republic — 4K/60 FPS
- Rainbow Six Siege — 4K/120 FPS
- For Honor — 4K/60 FPS
Each of the games listed above will be upgradable within the same family (PS4 > PS5 and Xbox One > Xbox Series X) at no additional cost.
Ubisoft Games on #PS5 and #XboxSeriesX
Watch Dogs Legion – 4K/30FPS with Ray Tracing
Assassins Creed Valhalla – 4K/60
Far Cry 6 – 4K/60
Immortals Fenyx Rising – 4K/60
Riders Republic – 4K/60
Rainbow Six Siege – 4K/120
For Honor – 4K/60https://t.co/32kFD1oMzE pic.twitter.com/zOmcMoLCXY
— Shinobi602 (@shinobi602) October 26, 2020