Whatever reason you had to miss the world of video games in May, we’re here to cover you up. Below are the most Important news stories of the month. Click on a heading to read the original story.
Geoff Keighley left E3 then E3 got axed due to the coronavirus, but now the Game Awards producer has a new event, Summer Game Fest. Prepare for four months of demos, reveals, and gaming news that will start this month and end at the end of August.
Guerrilla Collective is an E3 replacement for indie studios needing a way to show the world what is being developed in the near future. The three-day event will be a spree of interviews, trailers, and gameplay demos that will be streamed on Twitch on June 6-8.
The Unreal Engine 5 Showcase came in with an illuminating presence. It was shown off with a striking demo running on the PlayStation 5, giving a pretty clear picture of what the engine, and next-gen consoles, will be capable of graphically.
BDue to the COVID-19 pandemic, Ghost of Tsushima delayed its reveal, which was originally supposed to take place in April as part of ‘IGN First’. IGN was due to have a months-long block of exclusive coverage of the upcoming PlayStation exclusive.
Read the original news story by Callum Jones.
The Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla release date might have leaked. A snapshot of an Italian Amazon page claims a possible October 15th release for at least the current-generation versions. Could we now have a better idea of when to expect the PS5 and Xbox Series X?
Read the original news story by Conor Mitchell.
In a surprising turn of events, Mafia: Trilogy was released today and it includes both Mafia II: Definitive Edition and Mafia III: Definitive Edition. 2K and Hangar 13 recently announced Mafia: Trilogy, a collection of all the previous Mafia games and teased more information.
A recent report states that Microsoft plans to hold another event for the Xbox Series X in June. This time around, the platform will reportedly give people a closer look at the next-gen console and how it will run. This in-depth breakdown of the Series X would possibly be coming on either June 9th or June 10th.
Read the original news story by Taylor Cole.
G2A are known for their low prices and often shady business practices. They’ve now stirred up controversy yet again by admitting they’ve sold stolen game keys. Having clashed with high profile publishers such as TinyBuild and Gearbox, they’ve developed a reputation as a dodgy storefront.
Artifact’s 2.0 reboot is about to kick off and Valve is looking for players to help them test out the game. A sign-up page is now available and players who previously purchased the original game will be given priority access to this beta phase.
Read the original news story by Luke Lawrie.
A new Sherlock Holmes game is officially in the works and will release on PC as well as next-generation consoles. Developer Frogwares has been developing games based on the world-renowned detective for a while, with the latest entry in the franchise, The Devil’s Daughter, being released in late 2016.
Looking for The Last of Us Part II State of Play? You can enjoy watching the latest in revealed gameplay and a never-before-seen sequence from Naughty Dog’s upcoming horror-survival game right here. The State of Play originally streamed live on Wednesday May 27 on PlayStation’s Youtube channel.
Read the original news story by Ben Williams.
Due to the absence of E3 this summer, many industry leaders are attempting to fill the massive expo-sized hole with their own digital events. IGN has just revealed the schedule and plans for their upcoming summer event called Summer of Gaming.
Take-Two’s recent financial performance may hint at a possible GTA VI release date. The company looks set to ramp up marketing spending in the fiscal year, ending March 2024. Industry analyst Jeff Cohen feels confident this increased expenditure denotes a major Rockstar Games announcement.
Eli Roth’s movie-adaptation of Borderlands has found it’s leading lady in Cate Blanchett to play Lilith the Siren. It is currently rumored Lilith will be the protagonist of this film, but nothing else of the plot has come out. The Borderlands movie is still in pre-production with no release date being revealed yet.
Read the original news story by Chris Faust.
A video has emerged of an unnamed Gamestop store in ruins, due to the US Riots. The riots are a result of the ongoing hostility between the general public and US police, in retaliation to the widely reported George Floyd incident that is currently causing worldwide unrest and condemnation.