Gaming News #124 – Cyberpunk 2077 Delay, Kojima Productions New Game, Assassin’s Creed DLC

Fresh news on another Cyberpunk 2077 delay, a new game being developed by Kojima, post-launch content of Assassin's Creed Valhalla, Godfall's loot systems and more.
Gaming News #124 – Cyberpunk 2077 Delay, Kojima Productions New Game, Assassin's Creed DLC

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.

Kojima Productions is developing a new game

Kojima Productions is developing a new game

A mysterious new project from Kojima

Kojima Productions is currently in development of a new project and are actively hiring new members. The project is reportedly fast-tracked and the roles they are looking to fill include Programmers, Artists, Designers, Writers, Project Managers, and Producers. While we don’t know anything about his new project, this will be Kojima’s second title post-Konami. Seeing as Death Stranding received somewhat mixed reviews from users who considered it a walking simulator that’s lacking in action sequences. We’ll see if this criticism bore any fruit and if this next project from Kojima Productions will go full action on us. For more info on the job listings and the new project, check out our original news coverage.

Cyberpunk 2077 has once again been delayed, this time by almost a month

Cyberpunk 2077 has once again been delayed, this time by almost a month

Take all the delays you need

Citing testing problems in the eleventh hour, CD Project Red has announced that Cyberpunk 2077 will be delayed by another 21 days. This comes soon after the excitement surrounding the game’s gold certification, which had many fans to believe that the time until launch would be smooth sailing. This sparked somewhat of outrage as many gamers took days of work in anticipation of playing the game. Some of the developers even received death threats which were, of course universally criticized. It’s in our best interest for Cyberpunk 2077 to be the best possible game and waiting another 21 days is perfectly acceptable. For more information on the delay and reasons for it, check out our original news coverage.

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla has some great DLC’s lined up for 2021.

Assassin's Creed Valhalla has some great DLC's lined up for 2021.

Valhalla DLC is taking us to some exciting new places

Ubisoft has announced on Twitter that new Assassin’s Creed Valhalla DLC will be coming in 2021, including two huge expansions as part of the game’s season pass, as well as free seasonal content for all players. Since base Valhalla will already feature mythological aspects of Norse myth, the DLC’s won’t be going the Odyssey route. Instead, it will be somewhat more grounded, featuring new locales across Europe. The first expansion called “Wrath of the Druids” will have Eivor face off against a mysterious and dangerous cult in Ireland while the second one called “The Siege of Paris”, will have us doing exactly that – besieging Paris. Alongside these paid expansions you can expect much more free content to roll out in the same manner as Ubisoft did with Odyssey. For more details on both expansions, release dates, and upcoming free content, check out our original news coverage.

Bungie revealed what’s in store for Destiny 2 on next-gen hardware

Bungie revealed what's in store for Destiny 2 on next-gen hardware

Destiny 2 is making a performance and graphical leap

Destiny 2 is going to be around for a long time as Bungie is planning on delivering huge expansions over the course of the next 3 years. This means the game will be playable on all next-gen consoles and as such is bound to receive some upgrades. Well, Bungie revealed some of those and they include a buttery smooth 60fps, 4K resolution, and a FOV slider. Some things like faster loading times and cross-generational play will roll out as soon as the next expansion is released. There’s much more to each of these upgrades and you can check our original news coverage to for additional details.

We got a look at Tom Holland as Drake in the Uncharted movie

We got a look at Tom Holland as Drake in the Uncharted movie

The idea of Tom Holland as Drake grew on us

The Uncharted movie has been in the works for a long time and now, thanks to the lead actor, Tom Holland, we finally have something tangible to look at. He went ahead and shared a photo of himself in his Drake getup (the same outfit as the one from the original game, Drake’s Fortune). Keen-eyed fans can also spot the iconic “Sic Parvus Magna” ring, an heirloom of adventurer Sir Francis Drake. Even though many called for an older actor to play the role, this photo seems to have somewhat endeared the fans toward Holland who looks the part of a young Drake. We will cautiously wait to see him in a trailer of some sort which should be arriving soon since the movie is set to release sometime next year. For more information on the Uncharted movie, check out our original news coverage.

Ubisoft has unveiled a new service called Ubisoft Connect

Ubisoft has unveiled a new service called Ubisoft Connect

Ubisoft is making the transition to next-gen easier

Excellent news for fans of Ubisoft game that are not yet ready to make the leap to next-gen. A new service called Ubisoft Connect will introduce cross-play and cross-progression between its games and combine Uplay and the Ubisoft Club services into one app. Stephanie Perotti, Vice President of Online Services from Ubisoft went ahead saying that next-gen isn’t just about the graphics but also about bringing more fluidity and versatility to the experience that will enable the players to play games on whatever device and with whoever they want. It’s definitely great news as Ubisoft has some of the biggest gaming franchises under its belt. For the full trailer announcement of the service and more information, check out our original news coverage.

Get a look at Godfall’s Loot and Upgrade systems

Get a look at Godfall's Loot and Upgrade systems

Godfall is shaping up to be a great loot game

Godfall seems like a next-gen hybrid between Warfame and Destiny so many players are bound to get interested. Beyond its amazing design, there are quite a lot of systems in place for this so-called looter slasher. In a recent interview, developer Counterplay Games showed off Godfall’s loot and upgrades as well as the delicate balance between looking cool and increasing stats. It’s a system that incentivizes grind long after you finish the game. The players won’t be able to unlock every skill in a single playthrough and the loot grind will be streamlined and entertaining to use. For the full breakdown of the progression system in Godfall, check out our original news coverage.

Xbox is teasing a new Game Pass Tier

Xbox is teasing a new Game Pass Tier

The new tier could even include access to hardware

Xbox head Phil Spencer teased the fact that you’ll soon be able to stream xCloud games straight to the living room using an Xbox TV streaming dongle along with an idea of adding another tier of Game Pass subscription, “Xbox Game Pass  Platinum“. It’s not entirely a new idea as Microsoft was already planning to release a Chromecast-like dongle codenamed “Hobart” which would be capable of running Universal Windows Platform applications and streaming Xbox One games over WiFi. “Xbox Game Pass Platinum” on the other hand could, along with the usual perks of Game Pass Ultimate, guarantee you access to new Xbox hardware as well. We’ll see what comes of this and while we wait, feel free to check out our original news coverage for more information.

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