The past week was particularly interesting in terms of high-profile news. PC and PlayStation 5 owners have most to look forward to as highly popular Genshin Impact makes its way to the latter and Days Gone making its way to the former. Aside from that, Ubisoft will make an appearance during digital E3 2021 and we expect to see some AAA Ubisoft magic at work there. Marvel movies and series also made the cut for the most significant weekly news among others.
Ubisoft Forward is coming to E3 2021
Ubisoft Forward returns this June as part of the E3 2021 digital live stream. The announcement has not given any indication of the franchises that Ubisoft may showcase. Far Cry 6 and Prince of Persia: Sands of Time are a good bet amongst fans, with both expected to release this year. Speculations are also running wild on whether we’ll see another showcase for the highly ambitious Beyond Good & Evil 2 which has been in development for quite some time. The pirate game Skull & Bones also falls into that category. AC: Valhalla and WD: Legion are also bound to be the subjects of the upcoming forward event as both have DLC’s lined up to be released all the way until the tail end of this year. For more information and all we know about the upcoming event, check out our original news coverage.
Genshin Impact is soon coming to the PlayStation 5
The Genshin Impact PS5 port is coming soon in April, the same time as the Version 1.5 update. The news came from a PlayStation Blog post in which miHoYo Studio Technical Director, Zhenzhong Yi, provided the details. First and foremost, the title will reap all the technical benefits of the next-gen hardware like 4K resolution, enhanced textures, and faster loading times. Second, the release of the port will coincide with the big Beneath the Light of Jadeite update which will bring new events, enemies, and characters into the mix. The new region will also allow players to set up a brand-new home for themselves while hunting all sorts of dangerous wildlife in almost true Monster Hunter fashion. For more information and the full trailer, check out our original news coverage.
Marvel finally released a trailer for the highly anticipated Shang Chi
The long-awaited Shang-Chi trailer has recently been released. Being the 25th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings sees the son of the Mandarin, Shang-Chi, facing his past after ten years of being away from his father. Predictably, Marvel fans ate up the trailer and it’s no wonder since it seems to bring both fast-paced fight choreography and deeper connections to the MCU as a whole. Oh, and in this version, the rings aren’t rings that go onto your fingers, but rather bracelets that the Mandarin even uses at several points in the trailer. The movie is definitely off to a good start in terms of marketing and the big names in the cast definitely seem to bring their A-game too. For the full trailer and more information on the movie, check out our original news coverage.
Emilia Clarke in negotiations to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe
Secret Invasion is an upcoming Marvel series adapting a major event from the comics in which the shape-shifting aliens Skrulls have been coming to Earth for years, taking places of many heroes, villains, and key figures across the world. The small screen adaption will follow Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) and his Skrull friend Talos (Ben Mendelsohn) to face the infiltration with Kingsley Ben-Adir (Peaky Blinders) as the central villain. But now, another big-name actor is looking to join in on the shapeshifting fun as Emilia Clarke from Game of Thrones is in talks to join the series. While there’s still no information on what character she’d be playing, many fans agree that a villainous one would suit the fiery actress the best. We’ll just have to wait and see but until then, check out our original news coverage for everything we know of the series thus far.
Jeff Kaplan leaves Blizzard prompting worry over the future of Overwatch
With Jeff Kaplan waving goodbye to the Overwatch Team and Blizzard Entertainment, Overwatch gains a new Game Director, Aaron Keller. As an original member of the team, Keller has been working alongside Kaplan since the beginning of development. He has been a part of Blizzard itself for eighteen years now. He has also worked on other titles such as World of Warcraft in the past. Keller is anything but new to the scene, promising a future just as bright as the one his predecessor laid out. On that end, the release of Overwatch 2 which promises to introduce a substantial PvE component will happen sometime in 2022. so if the game is ever going to change directors, this might be the best time. It’s a better sooner than later type of deal where later could prove to be detrimental to the game’s release. For more information, be sure to check out our original news coverage.
The zombie action-adventure Days Gone is coming to PC in May
Days Gone is one of the best PlayStation exclusives or at least it was up until now. Sony and Bend Studio revealed recently in a blog post that Days Gone will hit digital PC storefronts (Steam and Epic Games Store) on May 18, 2021. The announcement included a gameplay trailer showcasing the PC port’s enhanced visuals, unlocked framerate, and a higher-resolution photo mode enabling players to better “capture the realistic and detailed world of Days Gone.” This is great news for PC owners who were previously drooling over this and other PlayStation exclusives, most of which were highly sought-after open-world affairs with a AAA budget. Many who have already played the game have cited this as a great reason to once again jump into the immersive world of Days Gone and its zombie apocalypse. For the full trailer and more information, check out our original news coverage.