Weekly News Roundup Issue #100

This is your latest Weekly News Roundup. This week we have fresh news on the future of Star Wars Jedi: The Fallen Order, new info on Scorn, Assassin's Creed Valhalla on the Xbox Series X, Mortal Kombat Aftermath pricing, Elder Scrolls VI and much more.

Weekly News Roundup Issue #100

KeenGamer weekly 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.

Star Wars Jedi: The Fallen Order is getting sequels

Star Wars Fallen Order getting sequels

We’d love more of these games

Many moviegoers feel like the new Disney trilogy underwhelmed and have found solace in Star Wars series and games. One such game is Star Wars Jedi: The Fallen Order and we can safely say that it is one of the best Star Wars games ever to grace the medium. Sales show that many gamers thought so too with the game selling over 10 million copies since its release back in November of 2019. The brass at EA are so satisfied that they even openly admitted, in one of their earning calls, that the game is only the first title in an entirely new franchise. This is no actual surprise on the part of EA as they have the rights to make Star Wars games only for another 3 years. They are probably scrambling to make more hits in order for Disney to let them keep it for the foreseeable future. For more info on this news and the future of Star Wars games, check out our original news coverage.

Scorn takes a next-gen turn

Scorn resurfaces as a next-gen game

Next-gen Scorn looks horrifyingly good

The Giger-inspired Horror title Scorn was revealed all the way back in 2016. It kept up appearances until sometime in 2018 when it went completely dark with many doubting it’s ever going to see the light of day. Well, it seems the doubters were wrong and Scorn lives on! Matter of fact, not only is Ebb Software going to finish what they started, but they’ll be doing it on the next-generation of gaming hardware. The latest news is that the game will be releasing on the Xbox Series X and the PC in order for the developer to fully realize their disturbing vision of this fleshy horror experience. For the full trailer and more information on Scorn, make sure to check out our original coverage of this news.

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla to run at 30 FPS on next-gen consoles

Is Valhalla locked at 30 FPS?

If this is true, what’s even the point of next-gen hardware?

After Origins and Odyssey, many gamers are entirely hyped for the next installment of the Assasins’s Creed franchise – Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. Info about it slowly pouring in and it seems like we get something new every day. First new info is the fact that Valhalla will be more akin to Origins with a shorter story and a bit smaller game world than compared to Odyssey which garnered a lot of criticism for stretching its content far and wide. Second, according to Ubisoft, the game will run at a minimum of 30 FPS. Many have taken the statement and interpreted it like the game will be locked at 30 FPS but that seems to be contrary to what Microsoft is trying to do with their console.

As a reminder, they are aiming for the Xbox Series X to hit anywhere between 60 to 120 FPS with a 4K resolution. If the 30 FPS lock proves to be true, many gamers are sure to be disappointed, fully justifying the criticisms of console manufacturers chasing higher resolution over smoother performance. For the full Ubisoft statement and more information on Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, check out our original news coverage.

Mortal Kombat Aftermath DLC priced almost as some full games

Mortal Kombat Aftermath high pricing

$40 seems kinda steep for a DLC

We’ve already written how unexpected it was and how excited we are about Mortal Kombat Aftermath DLC. Well, that excitement is somewhat curbed by the fact that the DLC is being sold at a whopping 40 US dollars. Yes, you read that right. 40 US dollars for a DLC that features a new story chapter and only 3 new characters. Many gamers went online to vent their frustration since those who’ve purchased the game as well as other DLC’s will have spent a grand total of $140 to get the full experience. While we don’t doubt that Netherrealm is going to bring us a high-quality, epic story expansion, we still can’t get over the fact that expansion is being sold at a price point that’s the same as some full-length, awesome games out there. For more info on the DLC, MK 11 bundles being sold and more, check out our original news coverage.

Tokyo Games Show 2020 falls prey to the COVID pandemic

Tokyo Game Show 2020 cancelled

Another event falls victim to the pandemic

Tokyo Games Show 2020 is another victim of the Covid-19 pandemic. The on-site event has been canceled, for the first time in its long history, in favor of a digital presentation. While we don’t think the show will be lacking in awesome showcases, many were looking forward to the show due to the possibility of seeing the next-gen hardware in person or even trying out some next-gen games for themselves. Ultimately, it’s for the best since health takes precedence over gaming hardware which we will still be able to fully enjoy in the privacy and relative safety of our homes. For more information on this cancellation and the future of the show, check out our original news coverage.

Ubisoft promises a huge digital showcase of future games

Ubisoft digital showcase event 2020

Ubisoft could potentially win the digital presentation game

Ubisoft is chock full of high-profile games and franchises so we are always especially hyped for their reveals and showcases. Well, one such showcase named Ubisoft Forward is going to be held digitally on July 12. Their announcement merely states to hold our breath for “exclusive game news, exciting reveals, and much more” with no additional details provided. Luckily, we know about most of the games they are working on and are expecting to see more of Assasins’s Creed Valhalla, Watch Dogs Legion, Beyond Good & Evil 2, Gods and Monsters and even a showcase of Skull & Bones. There’s even some talk about a new Far Cry game reveal. Fingers crossed. For more info on this event and what to expect, check out our detailed overview of this news.

Elder Scrolls VI won’t come out anytime soon

Elder Scrolls VI is still very far away

Skyrim is all we have left for the foreseeable future

Surely no one expected the Elder Scrolls VI to come out in the next year or two. We did, however, expect to hear some news and get some gameplay showcases to hype us up for a possible 2023 release date. Well, it seems we were completely and hopelessly wrong to assume that. According to Bethesda, we won’t be getting even a whiff of news about Elder Scrolls VI for many years. Bethesda stated they plan to release their other game called Starfield first, and even that is one to two years away thanks to the COVID pandemic. After that, they’ll probably let it simmer for three years before they come out with any info on the next Elder Scrolls. It’s really hard to believe Skyrim originally released in 2011, and even harder than the sequel will probably be releasing 20 years later. 

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