It’s been yet another busy day in the video game world, with lots of news to cover — including a new, full-length Nintendo Direct at long last. Microsoft additionally announced a new Xbox Wireless Headset, Ubisoft called Rainbow Six Parasite a “placeholder” name, Call of Duty: Warzone Season Two got a release date, and more. Here’s the video game news you might’ve missed on Feb. 16, 2021.
Ubisoft Calls Rainbow Six Parasite Name a “Placeholder”
Yesterday, it was reported that Rainbow Six Quarantine had been renamed to Rainbow Six Parasite, due to “Quarantine” carrying unintended implications amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Ubisoft has commented on this in a statement to VGC, stating, “While we recently shared that we will be changing the name of Rainbow Six Quarantine, ‘Parasite’ is only a placeholder that our internal teams use. Recently, we ran an internal test for the game and some of its details became public. We can confirm this is a glimpse of the upcoming game, and we will share more details, including the official name, soon.” So, it’s unclear if the Parasite name will stick or if it will be called something else entirely, but we do know it’ll no longer be called Quarantine.
Check Out Microsoft Flight Simulator’s New UK & Ireland World Update
Today, a new video for Microsoft Flight Simulator was released, featuring more info on the United Kingdom & Ireland World Update. The trailer shows off the new locales with tons of landmarks across each location, including Buckingham Palace and Stonehenge, among others. The update is available to download for free right now. Check out its trailer below!
Latest Batch of Xbox Game Pass Titles Announced
The latest set of Xbox Game Pass titles has been announced for console, PC, and the cloud. The list is as follows:
- Code Vein (PC) – Feb. 18
- Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire – Ultimate Edition (Cloud and Console) ID@Xbox – Feb. 18
- Wreckfest (Cloud, Console and PC) – Feb. 18
- Killer Queen Black (Cloud and Console) ID@Xbox – Feb. 23
- Dirt 5 (Cloud, Console and PC) – Feb. 25
- Elite Dangerous (Console) – Feb. 25
- Superhot: Mind Control Delete (PC) ID@Xbox – Feb. 25
While not as strong as previous months, this lineup still features a hefty list of games across many genres.
— Xbox Game Pass (@XboxGamePass) February 16, 2021
Call of Duty: Warzone Season Two Will Launch Later this Month
Ahead of the next major update, Activision has released a new trailer for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War & Warzone Season Two — set to begin on Feb. 25. The trailer is mostly cinematic, though it does hint at what’s to come. Could Season Two feature a new jungle Warzone map? Or perhaps it will come with new weapons, modes, and operators? We’ll find out soon enough. In the meantime, check out the trailer below.
Microsoft Announced a New Xbox Wireless Headset
Microsoft has announced a new Xbox Wireless Headset, which will launch on March 16. It will be available for $99.99 and can be preordered now. The headset will include various features such as Windows Sonic, Dolby Atmos, and DTS Headphone: X, and it will function across Xbox One, Xbox Series X | S, PC, and even mobile devices. It seems to mirror the PlayStation Gold Wireless Headset that is available for PlayStation 4 / PlayStation 5.
From footsteps to explosions to your friends in the party.
Every sound counts.
— Xbox (@Xbox) February 16, 2021