Today was filled to the brim with video game news, like the 20-minute Indie World Showcase featuring announcements of new Nintendo Switch games, Fall Guys‘ new charity contest, Crysis Remastered‘s supposed PS4 release date, and more. Here’ the video game news you might’ve missed on Aug. 18, 2020.
A Slew of Heavy Hitters Are Headed to Xbox Game Pass, Including Resident Evil 7 and Don’t Starve
In case you ran out of games to play, Microsoft will be adding even more options to Xbox Game Pass, featuring a wide variety of titles. These include the likes of Resident Evil 7 (which you absolutely need to play), Don’t Starve, Wasteland 3, Darksiders Genesis, and the upcoming narrative adventure, Tell Me Why. The full list of upcoming games can be viewed by clicking the link below.
Remember, you can grab an Xbox Game Pass subscription for as low as $1 for the first month on PC and $9.99 per month on console. This gives you over 100 games to choose from, ranging from Microsoft’s first-party lineup to third-party games like some of the ones listed above.
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Crysis Remastered Seemingly Heading to PS4 This Friday
The development of Crysis Remastered has been… odd. It was initially scheduled for launch across all platforms towards the end of July, but it was delayed — except for the Switch version, which managed to hit its target date. Now, a recent PlayStation Access video seems to have outed the game’s release on PlayStation 4, stating it would launch this Friday, Aug. 21. Oddly enough, its PS4 release date has yet to be confirmed by Crytek, so this could be an error; although, PlayStation Access is a reputable source, so it’s likely we’ll see it this Friday.
The Stanley Parable: Ultra Deluxe Delayed to 2021
Game development has felt the impact of the global pandemic we see ourselves in, and the most recent project to be delayed due to COVID-19 is The Stanley Parable: Ultra Deluxe. The game’s developers, Galactic Cafe and Crows Crows Crows, shared an update on Twitter, stating the game would need more time to meet its vision. The Stanley Parable: Ultra Deluxe is, as its name suggests, an enhanced version of the original game and will feature more content, additional endings, and some quality-of-life fixes. It’s unclear when it will release now, other than a general 2021 window.
The Stanley Parable: Ultra Deluxe Development Update pic.twitter.com/rdKzJA7yaf
— Crows Crows Crows (@crowsx3) August 18, 2020
Fall Guys’ Battle of the Brands Charity Contest Has Already Reached $200,000
Fall Guys and its developer Mediatonic have been doing quite well in the public eye, especially after the recent announcement of its Battle of the Brands charity contest. In it, brands have two weeks to bid for the highest amount they’d be willing to donate to Special Effect, a UK-based charity with the goal of helping people with physical disabilities play games.
The winning bid will go to Special Effect, and the brand that donates it will get a special costume within Fall Guys. The current highest bidder is G2 Esports, which is sitting at $203,003.
🔥 BATTLE OF THE BRANDS 🔥
The thirst from brands has been unreal… so we're turning it into something positive!
Prize: Your brand inside Fall Guys as a costume!
👉 To enter:
Reply to this tweet with the highest amount of money you would be willing to donate to @SpecialEffect
— Fall Guys 👑 (@FallGuysGame) August 17, 2020
WWE 2K Battlegrounds Boasts a Roster of Over 70 Superstars at Launch
Today, 2K announced WWE 2K Battlegrounds‘ full launch roster, which features over 70 superstars, ranging from old classics like Jake “The Snake” Roberts and those you’d see today. Interestingly, an additional 63 wrestlers are planned to release post-launch — and their names have also already been revealed — though it’s unclear how this rollout will go into effect.
A notice on the roster announcement says its subject to change, so we’ll have to see how it shakes out. WWE 2K Battlegrounds will launch on Sept. 18.
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