Today was full of video game news, especially on the Xbox front, so let’s dive in. Microsoft revealed the latest batch of Xbox Game Pass titles for April (including smash hit Grand Theft Auto V), the Resident Evil Re:Verse beta is ready for players to pre-install, Sony says it was MLB’s decision to bring MLB The Show 21 to Xbox Game Pass, and more. Here’s the video game news you might’ve missed on April 6, 2021.
Grand Theft Auto V Joins Xbox Game Pass This Month
Microsoft has announced the latest lineup of Xbox Game Pass titles that will be available throughout the month of April 2021. Most notably, the list includes the behemoth Grand Theft Auto V, which is one of the bestselling games of all time. Here’s the lineup in full:
- Grand Theft Auto V (Cloud and Console) – April 8
- Zombie Army 4: Dead War (Cloud, Console, and PC) ID@Xbox – April 8
- Disneyland Adventures (Cloud) – April 8
- Rush: A Disney/Pixar Adventure (Cloud) – April 8
- NHL 21 (Console) EA Play – April 12
- Rain on Your Parade (Cloud, Console, and PC) ID@Xbox – April 15
- Pathway (PC) ID@Xbox – April 15
- MLB The Show 21 (Cloud and Console) – April 20
Of course, MLB The Show 21 is a standout title, but we’ll cover more on that one below.
The Play with Friends Channel is exactly what it sounds like (an all new channel on console that makes playing Xbox Game Pass games with your friends a whole lot easier)
check it out: https://t.co/Y9j4eT5RXS
— Xbox Game Pass (@XboxGamePass) April 6, 2021
Resident Evil Re:Verse Beta Is Ready to Preload
Resident Evil Re:Verse, the standalone multiplayer game, is getting an open beta starting on April 7, and preloading it is available across all platforms now. By clicking on the tweet below (courtesy of Wario64), you’ll find links to all three platforms’ the Re:Verse beta will be available on, including PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Steam. This game is meant to celebrate the series’s rich history and will include many beloved characters such as Leon Kennedy, Chris Redfield, and Jack Baker, to name a few. It will launch alongside Resident Evil Village on May 7, 2021.
Resident Evil Re:Verse Beta client is up for download (servers go up April 7th, 11 PM PT)
US PSN https://t.co/hFh5azQ8A6
Steam https://t.co/kcYqqYegEY pic.twitter.com/fPM0Oxjjlb
— Wario64 (@Wario64) April 6, 2021
Turn 10 Will Allow Users to Playtest the New Forza Motorsport Game
As revealed on the Forza Monthly panel, Turn 10 Studios’ Chris Esaki announced that players will soon be able to playtest the upcoming Forza Motorsport game. To do so, users will need to join the Forza Feedback Panel by signing up for the Turn 10 Feedback Program. Esaki said, “We’re going to continue to plan this type of testing as we go in the months ahead and get more and more people from the community in and enjoying this experience.” He then reiterated that players must be part of the Forza Feedback Panel to participate, saying, “Get on those Forza panels and you’ll actually be able to check out the new or part of the new Forza Motorsport.”
.@LoungeToy dropped by Forza Monthly to deliver an update on Forza Motorsport. Participants in the Forza Feedback Panel are starting to get their hands on part of the game for playtesting! pic.twitter.com/bXzhuI7PKa
— Forza Motorsport (@ForzaMotorsport) April 6, 2021
Enjoy the Latest Oddworld: Soulstorm Trailer in Celebration of Its Launch
Oddworld: Soulstorm has just launched today, and to celebrate its release, developer Oddworld Inhabitants has put out a new trailer for it. As you might expect, the trailer shows off the game’s characters, while providing a sense of its tone, with a bit of gameplay sprinkled throughout. You can check out the trailer below! Oddworld: Soulstorm is available now, and the PlayStation 5 version can be downloaded at no additional cost for PS Plus members for the duration of the month.
Bringing MLB The Show 21 to Xbox Game Pass Was MLB’s Decision
A recent report from Inverse sheds a little light on how MLB The Show 21‘s inclusion on Xbox Game Pass came to be. According to a PlayStation representative who spoke with the outlet, “MLB decided to bring the franchise to more players and baseball fans,” in reference to its being available on Microsoft’s subscription service. “This decision provides a unique opportunity to further establish MLB The Show as the premier brand for baseball video games.” Many had assumed Sony was involved in bringing the game to Game Pass since it is the developer and publisher of MLB The Show 21 on PlayStation, but interestingly, MLB will serve as publisher on the Xbox version. MLB The Show 21 will launch on April 20, 2021 and will be available on Game Pass on that same day.