It’s been an eventful day, particularly due to the Epic Games v. Apple trial, which has resulted in a number of gaming-related headlines including the reveal of Walmart’s plans for a streaming service. In addition, documents that detailed plans for the Rock and Samus Aran Fortnite skins were made public, Left 4 Dead‘s Bill comes to Dead by Daylight, and more. Here’s the video game news you might’ve missed on May 4, 2021.
Walmart’s Upcoming Streaming Service Revealed as Part of Epic v. Apple Trial
During today’s Epic Games v. Apple trial, a document was revealed showing off a supposed streaming service in the works from Walmart from 2019. It’s supposed to work on mobile devices with a controller and is reportedly comparable in experience to playing a PlayStation 4, according to Epic Games co-founder Mark Rein. The streaming service will apparently work in conjunction with other launchers like Origin, Epic Games Store (EGS), Steam, and others. It’s unclear where Walmart is in the process of the service’s development or if it will even ever launch at all.
The Latest Biomutant Trailer Makes Nods to Star Wars
With today being Star Wars Day, THQ has released a cheeky new Biomutant trailer called “May the Furrth” that pays tribute to the holiday. In it, we get a look at the game’s protagonist, who is armed with a toilet cleaner (of course). The presentation of the trailer is reminiscent of a Star Wars movie trailer, with nods to the music and editing. Biomutant is planned to launch for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on May 25, 2021.
Left 4 Dead’s Bill Comes to Dead by Daylight
While we may very well never get another mainline Left 4 Dead game, you will soon be able to play as the beloved series protagonist Bill in the upcoming Dead by Daylight expansion. Titled Dead by Daylight – Tome VII: Forsaken, this expansion will include more story content that stars the famous L4D character. Best of all is that it’ll be out tomorrow, May 5, so check out the trailer below to hold you over until then.
Watch Dogs: Legion Gets Updated to Version 4.0
The first major Watch Dogs: Legion update has just gone live, which features new characters, additional co-op missions, more assignments, and extra gadgets to use. The update was previously delayed but has now launched across all platforms. Season pass holders will also gain access to the Mina Sidhu character in Watch Dogs: Legion. You can watch the update’s trailer below.
Court Document Reveals Plans for Samus Aran, the Rock, and Lady Gaga Fortnite Character Skins
One of the other notable headlines from the Epic v. Apple trial was the reveal of planned and contemplated Fortnite character skins, which include Samus Aran, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, NBA player LeBron James, Lady Gaga, and more. These character skins were made public as part of the trial, which also detailed a potential new Fortnite basketball minigame that would apparently tie to the NBA. It’s unclear if these characters will actually be implemented or if these plans were merely in the works, not set in stone.