Gaming News: Mid February 2021

These are the latest gaming news that caught our attention:

Destiny 2 No Longer Expanding Cosmodrome

Fans of the online multiplayer FPS game Destiny 2 will be slightly disappointed to know that Bungie Inc. will no longer be expanding the cosmodrome patrol zone in Destiny 2. When asked, a representative of Bungie Inc. claimed they couldn’t meet fans’ expectations. Instead, they plan on focusing on new features and content for future seasons.

Nvidia RTX 3060 Retail Launch Set for February 25th

The most affordable GPU of Nvidia’s RTX 3000 series has set a launch date for retailers later this month. It features 12 GB of GDDR6 memory. Grab one fast, because they are expected to sell out rapidly. Of course, it will support DLSS and RTX applications.

Multiple Valentine’s Day Sales on Nintendo Switch eShop

Users of the handheld game console Nintendo Switch will be pleased to find several games are on sale for Valentine’s Day. Among the discounted products are:
– Ubisoft: Just Dance 2021, Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle, Monopoly, Uno, Wheel of Fortune, and Jeopardy.
– Warner Bros: d. Scribblenauts Mega Pack, Scribblenauts Showdown and  Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2

There are several other sales in the coming weeks, such as the Lunar Year sale, PSN sale, and a Presidents Day sale. Visit the Nintendo eShop to browse all sales and discounts.

Games coming to PS5 and Xbox Series X in 2021

Both these new gaming consoles are offering cross generational support in addition to cross-platform. This will allow users to play with friends regardless of upgrades. The following are the top five games that will be available to play on both consoles in 2021 (according to release dates, if available)
– Hitman 3 (January 20)
– Resident Evil Village (May 7)
– Far Cry 6
– God of War: Ragnarok
– Horizon Forbidden West

A Surprise for The Division 2 Players

The Twitter account of French video game company Ubisoft confirmed that The Division 2 will be the final major update of the popular open world shooter series. However, they have also said that they intend to release fresh content for the game later this year (and probably the next).

Cinema gaming

As most Cinemas around the world are closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, movie theatre chains in South Korea (CGV) and the United States (Malco) are opening their doors to gamers. Screens can be rented for a few hours, providing a revenue stream for the theatre, and a new experience for gamers. Gaming patrons who tried it claimed the most impressive was the sound quality.

Steam Reaches New Milestones

Popular gaming distribution platform Steam (from Valve) has broken its own record. By adding 10,000 games to its library during 2020, there are now 50,000 games available to play in the US for Steam users. The massive library surpasses all other gaming platforms, as even the most popular ones have never reached more than 2000 games.

RICO Londer Trailer Released

The video game publisher Numskull games released a trailer of its upcoming game RICO Londer. It is a co-op shooter set for release later this year. RICO London will be available for play on Nintendo Switch, PS4 and PS5. Gaming experts speculate there will be VR support.

Oddworld: Soulstorm Finally Set to be Released

After massive delays, fans can finally rest assured that the next adventure of Oddworld, named ‘Soulstorm’ will be released this spring. Also, creator Lorne Lanning says it will be released both on Playstation, and well as on PC (as a Epic Games Store exclusive)

Final Fantasy XIV Latest Updates

Japanese video game holding company Square Enix announced the fourth expansion of Final Fantasy XIV is scheduled for release in 2021. FF XIV will be available on PS5, giving PS4 users the option to upgrade (for free).


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