Today was ripe with video game news, from the reveal of Halo Infinite‘s box art to confirmation of (at least some) $60 next-gen Ubisoft games. Members of the press also got to go hands-on with the upcoming Star Wars: Squadrons and had positive things to say across the board, a massive PS Store Summer Sale just went live, and Dreams‘ VR support is here, among other news. Here’s the video game news you might’ve missed on July 22, 2020.
Pokken Tournament DX Is Getting a Limited-Time Free Trial Next Week
Starting on July 29, Nintendo Switch Online members will have access to a limited-time free trial of the Pokémon fighting game Pokkén Tournament DX. The trial will last until Aug. 4 and can be pre-loaded on Nintendo Switch right now.
Pokkén Tournament DX came to Nintendo Switch in 2017 and is an enhanced version of the Wii U’s Pokkén Tournament. The DX version includes additional fighters and new game modes to enjoy.
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) July 22, 2020
The Next Ubisoft Forward Event Will Happen in September
Today, Ubisoft confirmed the next Ubisoft Forward event will happen this September, as relayed in an earnings call. The first Ubisoft Forward event gave us a better look at the studio’s upcoming games like Far Cry 6, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, and more, but fans seemed to be disappointed with the lack of new announcements.
Some speculate the upcoming Ubisoft Forward will double down on new game announcements in the Splinter Cell or Rayman series, but nothing has been confirmed. Likewise, Ubisoft did not confirm the exact date of the next Ubisoft Forward event, but at least we know it’s happening soon enough.
PS Store’s Summer Sale Has Discounts on Over 400 Items
If you were holding out for a PS Store sale, we’ve got good news: Over 400 games and related pieces of content are discounted on the PS Store thanks to its latest summer sale. You’ll find savings on games like Alien: Isolation, A Plague Tale: Innocence, BioShock: The Collection, Code Vein, Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy, and many more.
The sale is good until Aug. 20, so you’ve got plenty of time to save on some of PlayStation 4’s best games.
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Star Wars: Squadrons’ Preview Reception Is Positive
Today, select publications released previews based on early builds of Star Wars: Squadrons, and its reception is quite positive. Outlets across the board praised the way it feels to fly ships, as well as its intuitive design when it comes to combat. This is good news considering EA’s handling of the Star Wars license has been less than stellar in recent years. Previewers got to try a portion of the game’s single-player mode and its multiplayer section — which were both praised in their own regard, although the game is also apparently pretty difficult and may not be for everyone.
Star Wars: Squadrons will come to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on Oct. 2 and will be fully playable in VR on PC and with PSVR.
Dreams’ VR Patch Is Live Now, Along with Tweaks and Improvements
The long-awaited VR patch has gone live in Dreams, letting players dive into many experiences in stunning virtual reality. The team at Media Molecule has developed playable VR experiences for users to try out, along with a handful of helpful how-to videos to get started.
Not only that, but Dreams has also gotten a slew of general improvements outside of VR, like fixes to the grab sensor, D-pad controls, tweaks to Imps and puppets, and more. The latest update is available for free and can be downloaded on PS4 right now.
The #DreamsPS4 VR update is available now!
🎮 Playable VR experiences from Media Molecule
🎉 Gadgets and tools to create VR content
🌎 New Dreamiverse features
📚 VR How-Tos
🛠️ Improvments, tweaks and more!
— Media Molecule (@mediamolecule) July 22, 2020