Gaming news #113 – Xbox Series S info leaked, Halo Infinite delayed and more

Fresh news on Remedy's connected universe, a cheaper next-gen Xbox, Vampire the Masquerade Bloodlines 2 and Halo Infinite delays as well as much more.
Gaming news #113 – Xbox Series S info leaked, Halo Infinite delayed 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.

Rocksteady is working on a Suicide Squad game

Rocksteady is working on a Suicide Squad game

A cheeky Tweet or a target for the villain team?

After much speculation that Rocksteady was working on a Superman game, the studio finally broke the silence. They did this over on Twitter with a cheeky image of Superman with a targeting reticule over his head that says “Suicide Squad”. Yes, you read that right, the infamous DC villain group will be the star of the next Rocksteady game. The Tweet also cites August 22nd as an important date, probably a full reveal event of some sort. We couldn’t be more excited and hopefully, Rocksteady brings their A-game as with their previous DC titles. For more information and the full Tweet, check out our original news coverage.

Remedy confirms another game in their shared universe of titles

Remedy confirms another game in their shared universe of titles

AWE DLC is just the first step in the Remedy-verse

Ever since Control had its DLC’s announced, we’ve suspected that the so-called Remedy-verse will be a bigger thing than expected. Our suspicion was confirmed when Remedy’s creative director Sam Lake confirmed the existence of Remedy Connected Universe and confirmed that Control‘s Alan Wake DLC would be followed by another game in this universe. The upcoming DLC will tie Control and Alan Wake together and will probably serve as a stepping stone for more games down the line. Considering their X-Files air of mystery and high production values – we absolutely can’t wait. For more information on the Remedy-verse and the upcoming AWE DLC for Control, check out our original news coverage.

Xbox Series S will be a cheaper next-gen alternative to Xbox Series X

Xbox Series S will be a cheaper next-gen alternative to Xbox Series X

Still no words on the price and the specs though

Instagram of all places confirmed the never-ending rumors surrounding Microsoft’s cheaper next-gen alternative. According to the image of a lucky purchaser, the box of the controller states it is compatible with Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S. The Instagram user in question was able to purchase the controller from an independent reseller and since then, the controller packaging was proven to be legitimate. This is just another thing on the pile of leaked information that make the Xbox’s next-gen console the worse kept secret in the gaming hardware industry. For the full image and more information, be sure to check out our original news coverage.

Halo Infinite won’t be an Xbox Series X launch title

Halo Infinite won't be an Xbox Series X launch title

Next-gen Xbox left without a strong exclusive

Halo Infinite was supposed to be the biggest game to launch alongside the Xbox Series X. Unfortunately, despite initial resistance, Xbox and 343 have decided to delay Halo Infinite to 2021. According to 343 industries, the game requires more time in the oven in order for them to realize their vision and ensure they deliver the best game possible. Of course, the whole situation with the COVID-19 didn’t help matters as it made their jobs much harder during the quarantine. This leaves Xbox Series X in a bit of a pickle since not one exclusive will launch alongside the console at the back end of this year. For more information on the delay check out our original news coverage.

Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 has been delayed to 2021

Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 has been delayed to 2021

Fans of vampire games will have to wait a bit longer

For such a fascinating concept, we’ve seen very little games dealing with the nocturnal bloodsuckers that are vampires. Unfortunately, the lack of games will last a while longer since Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 has been pushed back again, now setting its sights to release in 2021. The studio didn’t give an exact new date but promised they will use the time to meet their quality standards high ambitions for the game. 2020 is definitely a year of delays and this is just the latest blow in a long line of blows to gamers around the world. For more information on the delay and the full statement made by the team, check out our original news coverage.

Injustice 3 possibly teased, could include Watchmen characters

Injustice 3 possibly teased, could include Watchmen characters

Dr. Manhattan will have the Injustice universe as his plaything

The talented artist Bosslogic has posted a tease for Injustice 3 with some artwork. Since he’s known to sometimes create artwork for big studios and their high-profile games, this one could more than wishful thinking. Besides the prospect of seeing Batman and Superman duking it out again, the image teases an appearance by the DC’s Watchmen. The “i” on the Injustice has the small Dr. Manhattan logo while the background even features the Watchmen smiley face logo. The clock motif in the background could mean an adaptation of the recent Doomsday clock storyline but we should wait for an official confirmation before descending into such speculation. For the full image and more info on a possible Injustice sequel, check out our original news coverage.

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