Gaming News Roundup – Aug 21
Crackdown 3 Delayed
Highly anticipated Xbox exclusive, Crackdown 3, has been delayed until 2018. Not a good look for Xbox, who are very bare on exclusives compared to the PlayStation 4, but hopefully in turn this will bring forth a better game. After more gameplay of Crackdown 3 was shown, the game was pretty heavily criticized for how it looked and the lack of destruction shown, perhaps the delay is due to Microsoft applying this criticism to the game before release. I guess we’ll see next year if it actually comes out.
Planet Of The Apes Game Revealed
A new video game adaptation of Planet Of The Apes is in the works, titled “Planet Of The Apes: The Last Frontier”. It looks stunning graphically and looks to have a point-and-click style, similar to a Telltale game. The last Planet Of The Apes game was in 2001 (it was awful), so this is pretty exciting to see another take on the source material. It’ll be interesting to see how the game adapts the current universe into a video game format. You can see the reveal trailer here, and a 6 minute video of gameplay was released which you can see here.
We Happy Few Gets A Release Date
After being in early access exclusively on Xbox and PC for over a year, We Happy Few is finally getting a release date for PS4, we can expect it to come out April 13th, 2018. The game captured a lot of eyes after it was shown off at E3 2016, and while the hype has died down significantly, many are still excited to see its full release. Hopefully the developers incorporate the criticism about the survival systems (to me, it felt like babysitting your character) into the full release. You can check out the newest trailer here. A bit of shameless self promotion, I’ve actually made a video of the early access version that you can watch here.
Shenmue III Gets A Publisher
Maybe we’ll actually see Shenmue III realized. Deep Silver has recently picked up Shenmue III and given us some details, stating it’ll be exclusively for PS4 and PC and that it’ll be releasing in the second half of 2018.
“I am very pleased to secure this global partnership with Deep Silver, which is comprised of incredible men and women who have a deep passion for bringing Japanese titles to the rest of the world,” said Shenmue III director Yu Suzuki. “Throughout this process, Deep Silver has expressed a deep passion for Japanese games, the Shenmue franchise, and its fans–this gives me further confidence in Shenmue III and that we have found the best partner possible.”(via Gamespot)
As some of you may know, after Shenmue III was announced and became a record-breaking Kickstarter campaign, raising over 6 million dollars, updates about the game have been very scarce, hopefully we see more about the game leading up to its release.
Xbox One X Project Scorpio Edition
A new edition of the yet-to-be-released Xbox One X has been announced at Xbox’s Gamesom conference, because releasing another edition of a console with barely any exclusives is a great idea. This edition does feature some prominent differences from the Xbox One X though, let me list them for you.
- What’s in the box: Xbox One X Project Scorpio Edition 1TB Console, Project Scorpio Edition Wireless Controller, Xbox One X Vertical Stand, 1-month Game Pass subscription trial, 14-day Xbox Live Gold trial, HDMI cable (4K capable), and AC Power cable.
- Games play better on Xbox One X Project Scorpio Edition. Experience 40% more power than any other console.
- Custom design console for the biggest fans, “Project Scorpio” inscribed on the console and controller
- 6 teraflops of graphical processing power and a 4K Blu-ray player provide more immersive gaming and entertainment.
- Play with the greatest community of gamers on the most advanced multiplayer network
- Works with all your Xbox One games and accessories.
- Great for 1080p screens—games run smoothly, look great, and load quickly.
That’s the news for this week. Disappointed by Crackdown 3 being delayed? Happy to see We Happy Few getting a release date? Let us know below! If you missed last week’s roundup, you can click here to get caught up. Be sure to come back next week for another roundup!