Hey everybody and welcome to the second episode of NewsCap. Here, we have gathered all the trends of the week that worth your attention. It doesn’t matter if you haven’t got the time to check gaming news every day, what you needed to know over this week are here. Shall we begin?
Need For Speed Heat Officially Revealed
By the beginning of the week, Electronic Arts uploaded a countdown on the official page for Need For Speed series pointing to Wednesday as the time to unveil the new installment in the arcade racing series. Need For Speed Heat is the next hit in the series from Ghost Games and you can check out the announcement trailer here:
Need For Speed Heat is fully focused on street races and getting away from cops. The game is an open-world racing in which you will participate in legal tournaments during the daytime, while at night you’ll be attempting to claim the crown of streets in illegal races with an army of police cars chasing after you.
Fortunately, Heat features a story that’s been promised to be darker and more serious than ever. Tuning is available with more and deeper options, while the damage system has also been improved.
Need For Speed Heat will be available on November 8 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.
Sony Might Hold an Event Called PlayStation Meeting to Announce PlayStation 5 Next Year
We all know that next generation of consoles is going to start a few weeks prior to the beginning of 2021. Both Microsoft and Sony have big plans for their upcoming consoles as none of them want to be known as a loser at the beginning. While Microsoft officially revealed the launch date for Xbox Scarlett, Sony has been tight-lipped about PlayStation 5, but a new rumor is pointing out to an event before E3 2020, where Sony will be announcing PS5.
According to the rumor, Sony is planning for an event called PlayStation Meeting in 2020. As the source claims, the event is set to be held on February 12 next year, when Sony will share more details on the future of PlayStation. Aside from talking about the new platform, Sony might reveal more about its ground-breaking deal with Microsoft on cloud gaming. Also, we could hope for some new trailers on upcoming PlayStation exclusive titles such as The Last of Us Part 2 and Ghost of Tsushima.
Plants vs Zombies: Battle for Neighborville Trailers Leaked
It was announced a few days prior to E3 2019 that Electronic Arts will be launching a new title from Plants vs. Zombies series this year. It seems the company has planned to officially reveal it at Gamescom 2019 but some leakers simply ruined all EA’s plans for the Opening Night Live show and shared both announcement and gameplay trailers for Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville.
Similar to Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare series, Battle for Neighborville is also a multiplayer third-person shooter featuring different characters from both Plants and Zombies teams. You can check out reveal trailer below if YouTube hasn’t removed it yet:
Release date and target platforms for the new Plants vs. Zombies game is yet to be known.
Saints Row 5, Next Metro Title and Timesplitters Sequel All Have Been Confirmed in THQ Nordic’s Press Release
Last week THQ Nordic has revealed tons of information on its upcoming projects and under development titles. During a press release by the publisher, it’s been confirmed that Volition has started working on the next Saints Row game which will presumably be Saints Row 5. The last title in the series is Saints Row IV which was launched back in 2012.
Furthermore, THQ Nordic also pointed out a collaboration with the creator of Timesplitters series in order to plan for the future of franchise. 14 years ago, Timsplitters got its fourth and last entry on sixth-gen consoles.
Last but not least, the press release also brought some new information on 4A Games and its next project which is the sequel for Metro Exodus. It seems the game has experienced an eye-catching amount of sales, convincing the studio to start working on the next entry of the series less than a year after its launch.
Xbox Scarlett Will Support Xbox One Controllers, Phil Spencer Confirmed
Xbox Scarlett is currently the most important project for Microsoft. Launching a console that could reign the next generation in terms of sales is now the biggest priority for the green team. Phil Spencer, head of Xbox, obviously knows what happened for Xbox One earlier this generation and what causes PlayStation 4 to be far more successful than its western competitor. Fortunately, he has some big plans in mind for Scarlett.
According to Spencer, Xbox Scarlett will be supporting Xbox One controllers as a way to avoid you from having an expensive next-gen experience. Also, it will make it possible to keep your Elite or personalized controllers as well. Moreover, Spencer also added that Xbox Scarlett will feature cross-gen play, allowing both next-gen and current-gen users to play with each other on the games that will be supported by both consoles.
Disintegration Will Be Officially Revealed at Opening Night Live
One of the co-creators of Halo series has founded his own studio after separating his ways from Bungie and now he’s on the edge of announcing this new sci-fi shooter on August 19 at Opening Night Live show.
Disintegration is a shooter game from V1 Interactive featuring both single-player campaign and multiplayer modes. According to the developer, the game is not being made with an amount of budget for a AAA game but it does represent the standards for such games. Similar to Ninja Theory’s Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice.
The game was originally announced several weeks ago by a brief teaser that didn’t share so much of the game except just introducing what V1 Interactive is working on. The full reveal with gameplay footage will arrive prior to Gamescom 2019 on August 19.
The Surge 2 Has Gone Gold
Deck 13 studio officially revealed that The Surge 2 has reached the final level of development and everything is ready for the game to be shipped by Focus Home Interactive prior to its launch on September 24 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
Let’s farewell until next week, when we will come back with tons of Gamescom 2019 announcements. Don’t forget to share your ideas with us here in the comments.