video game news 2/18/21: Fall Guys is coming to Xbox soon, Bungie expanding to work on new IP, new Ghostrunner demo Outriders Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Zombies mode

Let’s dive into the latest batch of video game news, starting with the announcement that Bungie is expanding its studio to work on a new IP. We also got a closer look at Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Season Two, Fall Guys was announced for Xbox, and more. Here’s the video game news you might’ve missed on Feb. 18, 2021.

Bungie Headquarters Expands to Double Down on Destiny 2 and a New IP

Today, Bungie announced it will be expanding its studio in preparation of a slew of projects — not all of which are related to Destiny 2. Of course, the company is still committed to “the long-term development of Destiny 2” (as relayed by IGN) but also plans to have a new IP out by the year 2025. It’s unclear what the new IP will be, as it’s unannounced, but we do know Bungie is here to stay, based on its massive expansion.

Read More: Bungie Expands Its Studio, Partly to Create Non-Destiny Games

Everything You Need to Know About Outriders’ Demo Announced Here

Outriders, the latest cooperative shooter from developer People Can Fly, will be out later this year, but it will also be getting a free demo on Feb. 25. The demo will come to PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X | S, and PC and will remain available even after the game launches on April 1. According to the Twitter thread below, the demo will feature crossplay and will allow you to play through the prologue and opening chapter.

Ghostrunner Demo Is Available on Consoles

Speaking of demos, a demo for Ghostrunner has just arrived on consoles, giving you around 30 minutes of gameplay to enjoy across the first two levels. Ghostrunner is a fast-paced first-person action platformer that takes place in a cyberpunk universe (no, not that one). In it, you’re tasked with running along walls in a parkour style, with tons of ways to maneuver around the world. The demo will be available across Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Is Getting an Open-World Zombies Mode

Ahead of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War & Warzone Season Two, we’ve finally gotten a better idea of what to expect from the new content. The star of the show is the new open-world Zombies mode called Outbreak, sending you “across massive play spaces throughout the Ural Mountains, packed with new enemies, team objectives, player rewards, and intel to discover on foot, in vehicles, or by jump pads,” according to Activision. It’ll go live on Feb. 25.

Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout Is Headed to Xbox

After a myriad of rumors, Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout is finally coming to Xbox this summer, as confirmed by the game’s official Twitter account. This means it will soon be available on all platforms, as it was just announced for Nintendo Switch during the most recent Nintendo Direct. The game will be available on Xbox Series X | S as well as Xbox One at an unspecified date later this year.

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