Video game news 11/25/20: PlayStation 5 biggest Sony console launch ever, December 2020 PS Plus lineup, Watch Dogs: Legion online mode delay Super Mario Maker Wii U shutdown online services Assassin's Creed Valhalla update graphics

Before we stuff our faces with turkey for Thanksgiving tomorrow (in the United States), let’s run through some of today’s biggest gaming news stories of the day. Sony kicked things off with news that PlayStation 5 was its “biggest console launch ever,” December’s PS Plus games were revealed, the Watch Dogs: Legion online mode is being delayed, and more. Here’s the video game news you might’ve missed on Nov. 25, 2020.

December 2020’s PS Plus Lineup Has Been Revealed

Today, Sony revealed the PS Plus lineup for the month of December 2020, and the trend of getting two PlayStation 4 games and one PlayStation 5 game kind of seems to be continuing. Starting on Dec. 1, players will gain access to Rocket Arena and Just Cause 4 for PlayStation 4 and Worms Rumble — a 32-player arena combat multiplayer game — for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5. Remember to download November 2020’s games (or place them in your library) by Dec. 1.

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla’s Next Update Will Improve Graphics

Ubisoft has detailed what to expect from the latest Assassin’s Creed Valhalla update that will go live tomorrow, Nov. 26. There are a slew of patch notes you can check out below, but the main highlight is that its visuals will see a major improvement, with a new Performance or Visual Quality option to be added alongside the update for the next-gen consoles specifically. There will also be a long list of quality-of-life improvements added with update 1.0.4. Notably, an issue with screen tearing present in the Xbox Series X | S version is being fixed.

Nintendo Will Be Shutting Down Super Mario Maker’s Servers Next Year

Remember the Wii U? Nintendo just announced that players will no longer be able to upload courses in the original Super Mario Maker for Wii U in the not-so-distant future. While the game will still be playable offline, many of its online components will be shuttered on March 31, 2021. Nintendo noted that you’ll still be able to play courses you’ve downloaded prior to the server closure, so keep that in mind. The game itself will no longer be available to purchase digitally on the eShop as of Jan. 12, 2021.

Watch Dogs: Legion’s Online Mode Has Been Delayed

Ubisoft has delayed the launch of Watch Dogs: Legion‘s online multiplayer mode, stating that it needs to use this time to focus on the offline component first. The online mode will now launch in “early 2021” at an unspecified date. Later this week, the game will get its 2.20 update, which will add a slew of stability improvements and other enhancements.

Read More: Patch Update Regarding Watch Dogs: Legion and Announcement for the Online Mode

The PS5 Was Sony’s Biggest Console Launch Ever

Sony announced this morning on Twitter that PlayStation 5 was its “biggest console launch ever.” It’s unclear what this means, exactly, but it’s a safe bet the system is performing well for Sony. The company also explained that more PS5 systems will be coming and to check with your retailers for stock before the year’s end. Due to “unprecedented” demand, the system has been incredibly difficult to find, so hopefully more will appear on store shelves later this holiday season.

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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