Microsoft unveiled the next generation of Xbox at E3 back in 2019, and this year they confirmed a secondary version of the new console would release alongside the main title November 10th. The Xbox Series X is selling at twice the price of the less powerful Series S. Despite this price difference, both consoles can play the same games, although the Series S runs at lower settings and requires digital downloads to play. The only other major difference between these two is the backward compatibility of the Series X, as the Series S relies on digital keys, backward compatibility was not a major design factor for the more affordable console option.
Ubisoft announced Gods and Monsters back in 2019; now, the game returns with a new name, Immortals Fenyx Rising. Immortals originally heavily resembled The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, and it still does; however, it now feels like a strong mix between the BotW and AC Odyssey. Given the fact that its developers also designed Odyssey, this is not too surprising. The game currently will launch on December 3rd for Google Stadia, Playstation 4 and 5, Xbox One and Series X, and PC.
Operation Shadow Legacy is the newest seasonal update for Rainbow Six Siege. This update has a heavy stealth-like atmosphere, likely in honor of Splinter Cell’s Sam Fisher coming as one of the new operators, though he goes by Zero in Siege. Aside from new operators, this update is bringing back some old weapon sights and adding other new ones to the game. Ubisoft is still experimenting with these attachments, and the current set of options for each operator is likely subject to change as more player data comes in. The developers have also revamped the game’s pinging system, allowing for better tactical pings in person or on a drone during a match.
The new multiplayer trailer for Call of Duty: Black ops Cold War has arrived and features many interesting concepts. One of the most notable parts of the trailer featured ship-to-ship combat where players can fight on Naval ships, including the water between them. The trailer shows multiple maps, most of which are ground-based maps from the Cold War era. These maps seem like they should give a nice mix of gameplay each match, allowing for both close-quarter matches and long-range engagements.