Video game news 4/8/21: Resident Evil Re:Verse beta pulled, Amazon Luna offering 720p option to improve performance, Outriders gift Alex Kidd in Miracle World DX Oddworld: Soulstorm patch

News You Might’ve Missed on 4/8/21: Re:Verse Beta Pulled, Amazon Luna Offering 720p Option to Improve Performance, & More

It’s time for some more video game news, starting with the announcement that Amazon Luna will now offer a 720p option to improve performance. In addition, Outriders players will get special content to make up for the server issues at launch, the Resident Evil: Re:Verse beta was pulled due to matchmaking problems, and more. Here’s the video game news you might’ve missed on April 8, 2021.

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Amazon Luna Now Offers 720p Option to Improve Performance

Today, Amazon Luna has gotten a new update that will allow users to stream at 720p to improve performance. As Amazon explained to The Verge, “One of the most requested features is the ability to play at lower resolutions to match unique internet connection speeds and bandwidth demands.” At 1080p, many users were having trouble keeping up with the visual fidelity, as poor internet connections tend to cause lag when playing.

Read More: Amazon adds 720p streaming to its Luna cloud gaming service to improve stability

Alex Kidd Remake Will Launch in June

Alex Kidd in Miracle World DX is coming to modern consoles and PC this June and will serve as a remake of the beloved Sega Master System platformer from the ’80s. Miracle World DX will launch on June 24 and is being developed by Jankenteam. The remake is being built from the ground up with enhanced visuals, performance, and quality-of-life improvements, but you can also play the game with its original graphics. It’ll be available for $19.99 and will come to PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X | S, Switch, and PC. Special physical editions will be available as well. Click the link below the video for more details.

Read More: Alex Kidd in Miracle World DX release date set for June in new trailer

Outriders Players Will Get an Appreciation Package to Make Up for Server Issues

You’re probably aware that Outriders, the latest co-op shooter from People Can Fly, was having server issues around the time of its launch last week. Its developer acknowledged the problem and will implement an “Appreciation Package” to those who played at launch (between March 31 and April 11). The company intends to include the following items in the package, as described by the developers themselves:

  • A level-appropriate Legendary Weapon
  • A level-appropriate amount of Titanium
  • The emote “Frustration,” which is otherwise unobtainable at this moment in time. The irony here was not intentional but is fitting.

It’s unclear when it will be available, as PCF is still working on its implementation.

Read More: Outriders Post Launch Dev News Updates

Oddworld: Soulstorm Has Gotten a Patch That Fixes Animation Bugs and More

Upon its launch, Oddworld: Soulstorm had a number of minor bugs, including one that would cause its main character to get stuck in an animation loop. Thankfully, Oddworld Inhabitants has released patch 1.05 to address this issue, along with other bugs such as crashes across PC, PS4, and PS5. The next update, 1.06, will also be ready in “just a few days” and aims to address problems with Sligs that are ignoring Abe, as well as issues with timed toggle mines.

Resident Evil Re:Verse Beta Pulled Due to Matchmaking Issues

Capcom has pulled the Resident Evil Re:Verse open beta due to “issues” with its matchmaking service. The company took to Twitter to comment on the beta, stating that they “have decided that until further notice to temporarily suspend the (beta) to resolve the problem.” It’s unclear what specifically was wrong and when the open beta will be available again, but the company will likely notify users via its social channels once it’s ready.

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