Video game news 10/26/20: God of War PlayStation 5 enhancements, Persona 5 Scramble might not come westward, new Xbox Game Pass games.

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.

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)

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.

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.

Joseph Yaden
I'm Joseph! I love Nintendo and horror games. When I'm not writing about video games I can usually be found petting my cats and listening to some Progressive Metal. Meshuggah is tight

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