The past week has seen an abundance of high-profile news, some good, others bad. In terms of bad, this year was already plagued enough with delays but now a highly anticipated PlayStation exclusive joins the list. Luckily, PlayStation is making its presence known over on PC by porting their exclusives there to the delight of many gamers who didn’t own the PlayStation 4. There was a couple of other notable news, including a source code leak, a slightly messy launch, and new information on upcoming games.
God of War: Ragnarok might not release even in 2022.
Many gamers have halfway written off 2021. as a failed gaming year due to all the delays. There were a few games that were meant to be the light at the end of the tunnel but it seems we’re in for pitch black after all. One such game was God of War: Ragnarok that, despite expectations, seemingly won’t be released anytime this year. The info comes from a reputable industry insider who went so far as to say that even a 2022. launch is also uncertain. There was no clarification, but the delay seems to be caused by internal studio issues.
Even the journalist Jason Schreier offered his two cents on the matter and said that the decision was likely made months ago, even though Sony has yet to make an official statement on the matter. All in all, it’s going to be sad news if the report turns out to be true. At least we still have Horizon Forbidden West to look forward to in 2021. For now at least. For more information on the possible GOW delay, check out our original news coverage.
The entire source code for Fall Guys was accidentally leaked
There are some bad days at work and then there are the days where your entire source code leaked to the vastness of the internet. One such day was had at Mediatonic where the latest Fall Guys patch contained a folder called “BackUpThisFolder_ButDontShipItWithYourGame” which contained the entire source code of the game. While swift action was taken by the developer, there’s no telling if or how many people managed to copy the files before they were removed.
The files contain the inner secrets of the game which could aid hackers in breaking the game and making it unplayable or at the least much less fun for everyone involved. The news of the leak quickly spread so only time will ultimately tell if the dev was quick enough. For more information on the leak, check out our original news coverage.
Mass Effect Legendary Edition has had a somewhat buggy launch
The highly anticipated Mass Effect Legendary Edition is finally out, but with it also comes an exceedingly buggy launch. Suffice it to say that, if you expected for the remastered edition to a polished gem you could be left with a sour aftertaste. Most of the buggy occurrences revolve around faulty animations with in-game characters like the antagonist acting erratically on occasions, particularly during movement. Another common bug, which comes soon enough from the start, involves the player suddenly losing their weapon, but still acts like it’s there.
Some bugs completely broke the paragon/renegade system, enabling players to get an infinite amount of points for either. While the internet certainly embraced the hilarity of the bugs, many others might reject the game outright until it’s somewhat fixed. Hopefully, that happens sooner rather than later. For more information on the buggy launch and the game in general, check out our original news coverage.
Wrath of the Druids, the first big DLC for Assassin’s Creed Valhalla released
Ubisoft recently released the Wrath of the Druids DLC for Assassin’s Creed Valhalla which brings around 18 hours of new content to the game. More specifically, in the DLC, Eivor will be helping the newly crowned King Flann Sinna to help bring the land together under one rule. Also, much more interesting, the Wrath of the Druids brings a supernatural spin to the part of its storyline by also tasking Eivor with retrieving the Book of Kells from the Children of Danu.
This involves a strange cult with the ability to summon various supernatural creatures like werewolves. Of course, the DLC also brings numerous new skills, weapons, and armor to play around with. Most notably, you’ll be able to explore Ireland using a giant lynx mount which just looks awesome. To get a look at all of the above in action, be sure to check out our original news coverage and the official trailer for the DLC.
PlayStation Studios is now officially on Steam
Sony is keeping up on its word when it previously announced its desire to enter the PC market with the entry of the PlayStation Studios on the Steam platform. A quick look on Sony’s new Steam page and anyone could see a few titles that are under the profile’s portfolio. Namely, Helldivers, Predator: Hunting Grounds, and most notably, Days Gone and Horizon Zero Dawn: Complete Edition.
Seeing as the PC ports of PlayStation 4 games are highly successful, hopefully, this is only a first step toward PC players getting a chance to play Spider-Man, Ghost of Tsushima, and other amazing games previously exclusive to Sony’s console. For more information and the discussion about Sony sticking to its word about venturing into PC gaming, check out our original news coverage.
Dying Light 2 will feature new and reference some old characters
Techland really went all-in on their “ask me anything” program to clarify every aspect of Dying Light 2 and assure players that the delays did nothing to lessen what they initially promised. In the most recent AMA, the game’s lead game designer, Tymon Smektala, provided an answer to the question involving the game’s characters. Most notably, he said the players won’t encounter any returning characters from the first game since the sequel takes place in a completely different environment from the first game.
Despite that, Smektala assured us that the games two aren’t necessarily separate, inferring that references for the first game will be spread throughout the sequel. Of course, the AMA was filled to the brim with other interesting clarifications of the world of Dying Light 2 so be sure to check out our original news coverage to find out more.
The Last of Us Part II goes into 60 FPS territory on the PlayStation 5
The Last of Us Part II has received the long-awaited, free PS5 upgrade patch. Most notably, the patch now allows the game to run at a smooth 60FPS with enhanced resolution and faster load times. All, in all, this will enable the players to once again (or for the first time) enjoy an improved version of what is arguably one of the best games of the past generation. The game joins a number of other Sony exclusives that have been upgraded to run better on the PS5. This includes Ghost of Tsushima, Days Gone, and God of War, which all run at 60FPS.
Even if you don’t find it exciting, this, along with Sony making a move on the PC market, is hopefully a sign of things to come. Think, even older, but beloved PS4 titles getting a smooth and shiny new coat for the PS5 before invitably making their way over to PC. It’s a no-brainer for Sony. If you want to find out more and check how the TLOU2 looks after the patch, check out our original news coverage.