Happy Pikmin 3 Deluxe and The Mandalorian season 2 day! Today, Ubisoft announced a handful of its PlayStation 4 games (including Assassin’s Creed Syndicate) won’t be backwards compatible with PlayStation 5, Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War will get Warzone integration later this year, and more. Here’s the video game news you might’ve missed on Oct. 30, 2020.
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Warzone Integration Will Happen in December
As part of an Activision earnings call yesterday, it was revealed that Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War will get Warzone integration in December, alongside the game’s first season of content. You’ll be able to use Cold War content like loadouts and operators in Warzone, just like you could with 2019’s Modern Warfare. It’s still unclear how the gameplay of Warzone itself will change with Cold War or if it’ll change at all. We’ll find out more in the coming months.
Here’s the full quote from Activision President, during the company’s earnings call, on Warzone & Black Ops Cold War integration and more.
— Call of Duty News (@charlieINTEL) October 29, 2020
November PS Now Games Include Injustice 2 and Rage 2
The PS Now November 2020 lineup has been revealed, and it’s a solid list of games. Starting on Nov. 3, subscribers will gain access to the following titles:
- Rage 2
- Injustice 2
- F1 2020
- My Time at Portia
- Kingdom Come: Deliverance
- Warhammer: Vermintide 2
Keep in mind that PS Now is PlayStation’s subscription service similar to Games with Gold — wherein you get access to a huge library of games for a monthly fee. These games will work on PlayStation 5 thanks to backwards compatibility.
— PlayStation (@PlayStation) October 30, 2020
Bethesda Says Elder Scrolls VI Xbox Exclusivity Would Be ‘Hard to Imagine’
Earlier this week, Bethesda’s Todd Howard took part in an interview with GamesIndustry.biz (as relayed be VGC), in which he described The Elder Scrolls VI being exclusive to Xbox as “hard to imagine.” Howard didn’t say anything else about it, but this hints that perhaps the next Elder Scrolls game will come to other platforms after all — eventually. This has been a huge topic of discussion since Microsoft purchased Zenimax (parent company of Bethesda) last month.
Overcooked! All You Can Eat Will Launch for Next-Gen Later This Year
Today, publisher Team17 announced the release date for Overcooked! All You Can Eat, the next-gen version of the acclaimed cooking party game. It will be available digitally on PlayStation 5 starting on Nov. 12 alongside the launch of the system, and it will be headed to Xbox Series X “later this year.” It’s unclear why the Xbox version will come later. All You Can Eat will include enhanced visuals, quality-of-life improvements, and all the content from Overcooked! and Overcooked! 2.
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Overcooked! All You Can Eat comes to #PS5 on November 12th
— Team17 (@Team17Ltd) October 30, 2020
Numerous PS4 Ubisoft Games Will Not Be Backward Compatible on PS5
It seems the list of backwards compatible PlayStation 5 games has gotten slightly smaller, according to Ubisoft. Recently, the publisher detailed how cross-play, cross-progression, and backwards compatibility will work from PS4 to PS5, and it was revealed that nine of its games would not work on Sony’s next system — the majority of which are from the Assassin’s Creed series. The list is as follows:
- Assassin’s Creed Syndicate
- Assassin’s Creed Chronicles Trilogy Pack
- Assassin’s Creed Chronicles India
- Assassin’s Creed Chronicles China
- Assassin’s Creed Chronicles Russia
- Star Trek Bridge Crew
- Werewolves Within
- Space Junkies
Interestingly, this seems to go against the list Sony recently published, featuring a short list of games that would not be backwards compatible on PS5. Ubisoft notes that all of its games will be backwards compatible from Xbox One to Xbox Series X.