Gaming news #110 – Last of Us 2, Outer Worlds, FF7 and more

Fresh news on the Last of Us Part II original ending, Outer Worlds getting DLC content, Final Fantasy 7 Remake sequel being in the works, Rocket League going free-to-play, and much more.
Gaming news #110 - Last of Us 2, Outer Worlds, FF7 and more

KeenGamer gaming news is a series of articles designed to bring you the hottest gaming and pop culture related news. Each news is presented in a bite-sized format and will lead you to the original source of the news if you want to find out more details.

The Last of Us Part 2 original ending would make lots of people very happy

The Last of Us Part 2 original ending would make lots of people very happy

Many gamers would find the original ending much more satisfying

When the Last of Us Part 2 released, there was much talk about how the game was too dark. The first game wasn’t sunshine and flowers by any means, but the sequel turned it up a notch with explicit and brutal violence and much darker turn for all the characters. We won’t spoil anything for anyone that is yet to play the game, but originally, the ending of part 2 was supposed to be even darker. Darker in the sense that it would actually make lots of people criticizing the story very happy. In the end, the writers decided on the controversial ending to illustrate how Ellie was impacted by Joel in a manner where she still had some humanity left despite being hell-bent on revenge. For a full spoiler breakdown on how and why the writers decided on the final act of the game, check out our original news coverage.

The Outer Worlds could be getting a DLC very soon

The Outer Worlds could be getting a DLC very soon

Outer Worlds deserves to be expanded upon

The Outer Worlds was one amazing RPG game, especially considering how disappointing Fallout 76 was. It created a rich world, filled to the brim with interesting characters and factions that are ripe for further exploration in sequels or even other media. Luckily, we might not have to wait for that long since the creator of the game teased the possibility of additional DLC content very soon. This was done via a Twitter account, operated by Obsidian in the persona of the game’s fictional intergalactic corporation, Spacer’s Choice. The tease only gave a slight inkling about what the DLC might be about by referencing  Adrena-Time, one of the game’s drugs that buffs stats to improve movement speed and melee weapon attack speed. We probably won’t have to wait long to find out what’s that all about. For the full tease and more information about Outer Worlds, check out our original news coverage.

Final Fantasy 7 Remake sequel is already in the works and fast-tracked for release

Final Fantasy 7 Remake sequel is already in the works and fast-tracked for release

Final Fantasy 7 could diverge from the original a bit more

No one can deny that Final Fantasy 7 Remake was a smashing success. If there was any doubt, the sequel was in the works, the confirmation comes from Famitsu Magazine interview with the game’s creators. What’s great is that, in said interview, Tetsuya Nomura, the game’s director, expressed his desire to get it released as soon as possible. He also said that the new story of Final Fantasy 7 has only just begun, which many interpreted as confirmation that the story will, like the remake, continue to deviate from the original in some segments. Apart from this sequel information, the interview dives into behind the scenes from the development of FF7 Remake. For more information and the full interview, be sure to check out our original news coverage.

Rocket League switches over to Epic Games Store and goes free-to-play

Rocket League switches over to Epic Games Store and goes free-to-play

Switching Rocket League to Epic could make many players unhappy

In case you’ve been living under a rock, Rocket League is a highly addicting online multiplayer game that has you playing soccer using rocket-powered cars. If you have heard of it, chances are you know the game has, for the longest time, been in the topmost selling and played games over on Steam. Since guys at Psyonix are obviously doing great financially from all the microtransactions and sales in the game, they made a decision to switch over to a free-to-play model. There is a catch though as the game is switching over to Epic Games Store for the foreseeable future. If you own the game on Steam, you’ll still be able to play it there, but if you are a newcomer, you won’t find it downloadable in the Steam store. To go along with the change in the financial model,e a huge update for the game is also in the works so you have some incentive to switch to a different gaming storefront. For more details on when the switch is going to occur and more info on the update, check out our original news coverage.

Fans of Shin Megami Tensei have two huge games to look forward to

Fans of Shin Megami Tensei have two huge games to look forward to

It’s a great time to be Shin Megami Tensei fan

Nintendo’s Mini Direct wasn’t jaw-dropping with announcements but it did have some great news for Shin Megami Tensei fans: A remake of the 3rd game and announcement for the newest title, Shin Megami Tensei V. At the end of the stream, Nintendo announced the Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne, which will be an HD remaster of the original Playstation 2 game and Shin Megami Tensei V which is a completely new addition to the series. Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne was incredibly popular when it first released and many fans expressed their excitement at reliving this amazing post-apocalyptic JRPG. The sequel was a bit stingy with information showcased the modern-day Tokyo, Japan, and a protagonist making pacts with demons in order to use them in combat. For more information and the full trailers, check out our original news coverage.

Call of Duty 2020 internal alpha rears its head on the Xbox store

Call of Duty 2020 internal alpha rears its head on the Xbox store

CoD 2020 is heavily rumored to be about ghosts

While Call of Duty 2020 has yet to officially be announced, there’s been plenty of rumors and possible leaks that point to what kind of game it’s ultimately going to be.  A listing for The Red Door – which is presumed to be the codename for Call of Duty 2020 internal alpha has appeared on the Xbox store. The Red Door comes in at a hefty 81GB suggesting we will likely have a similar problem to Modern Warfare with large file sizes. Since this is the longest time we’ve waited for a Call of Duty reveal, which traditionally happens in May, many players are hopeful for a much different and improved experience. It could be, however, that the newest outing is just taking longer due to the next generation of hardware being just around the corner and needing a bit more work in order to be up and running. Most rumors point to a new entry in the Black Ops saga, but I guess we’ll have to wait for an official confirmation which will hopefully come very soon. For more information on the Red Door and CoD 2020, check out our original news coverage.

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