Here's a small brief on the notable gaming news this month
- Microsoft’s PS5 exclusive Ghostwire: Tokyo is delayed until 2022.
The game was first announced at E3 2019; followed by the first gameplay reveal in June 2020. Later, Microsoft acquired the game's parent company, ZeniMax (Hence the ironic title xD).
- Valve announced its rumored handheld device, The SteamDeck.
It comes with an AMD APU containing a quad-core Zen 2 CPU with eight threads and eight compute units' worth of AMD RDNA 2 graphics, alongside 16GB of LPDDR5 RAM. It's available this December at $399 for the 64GB version, $529 for the 256GB version, $649 for the 512GB version. Additionally, it can also run Windows or any third-party software or OS.
- Nintendo announced their next "variation" of Switch.
The official announcement of the Nintendo Switch OLED model was via Twitter on July 6th. It comes with a 7-Inch OLED screen and is priced at $349.99. Pre-orders are now open and the device will be available on October 8, 2021.
- Fortnite's "Short Nite film festival" will be held on July 23rd.
The second round of animated short films will kick off on Friday, July 23rd at 2 PM ET. To celebrate, Epic is also releasing Gildedguy as a character skin in Fortnite.
- Among Us gets an official Irish translation.
The project was headed by Úna-Minh Kavanagh, a fluent Irish speaker, writer, content creator, and Twitch streamer after her Twitter callout for an official version.
- Netflix is expanding into Gaming.
The once OTT platform revealed at it initially plans to focus on mobile gaming. It also said, " Games will be included in members’ Netflix subscription at no additional cost similar to films and series".
- Xbox Game Pass July 2021 - Games list
Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts — Cloud
Bug Fables: The Everlasting Sapling — Cloud, console, and PC
Gang Beasts — Cloud, console, and PC
Immortal Realms: Vampire Wars — Cloud, console, and PC
Limbo — Cloud, console, and PC
Dragon Quest Builders 2 — Cloud
Tropico 6 — Cloud, console, and PC
UFC 4 — Console
Bloodroots — Cloud, console, and PC
Farming Simulator 19 — Cloud, console, and PC
The Medium — Cloud
Space Jam: A New Legacy – The Game — Console
Battlefield V — Cloud
Cris Tales — Cloud, console, and PC
Atomicrops — Cloud, console, and PC
Last Stop — Cloud, console, and PC
Raji: An Ancient Epic — Cloud, console, and PC
Blinx: The Time Sweeper — Cloud and console
Crimson Skies: High Road to Revenge — Cloud and console
Microsoft Flight Simulator — Xbox Series S/X
The Ascent — Cloud, console, and PC
Lethal League Blaze — Cloud, console, and PC
Omno — Cloud, console, and PC
Project Wingman — PC
Let me know what do you think about the new announcements. And comment if I missed something big :)
Hope you have a great day or a good night :)