Written By: Steve Vegvari
This is your daily video game news recap for Friday, January 19.
Every Monday-Friday we give you a rundown of all the noteworthy industry news.
Developer Deck Nine closed their three episode arc of Life Is Strange: Before The Storm in December of last year. Now, Square Enix announced their plans to release two separate physical copies of the game.
The Limited Edition will come with a physical art book and a CD with the licenced music soundtrack of the game. The Vinyl Edition contains exclusive content such as a vinyl set, artbook, outfit pack, and the bonus “Farewell” episode.
Both physical copies are due out March 6th on console and PC.
Microsoft announced an updated version of the critically acclaimed 1997 RTS game. The Definitive Edition will contain new assets, updated audio scores and voice commentary throughout the game.
Multiplayer functionality through Xbox Live will also be included. Tweaks to the game’s performance have been made along with updated control schemes.
After a five month delay, players can expect to jump into Age of Empires:
Definitive Edition on February 20th. An open multiplayer beta will go live on January 29th.
Activision released a statement stating that Eric Hirshberg would be stepping down as CEO of the company on March 31st. Hirshberg has played an integral part of the success of multiple titles over the past eight years he spent with the company. During his tenure, he helped cultivate the rise of the Destiny franchise, and the ever growing success of Call of Duty.
EA revealed details for their final piece of DLC for Battlefield 1. Battlefield 1: Apocalypse is set for release sometime in February for players who have purchased the Premium Pass.
Apocalypse will add three new multiplayer maps, with locations from Belgium to Somme River. Two additional maps will be included, however these maps will exclusive to the new “Air Assault” game mode. This new mode will pit teams against each other in the skies.
New weapons, gadgets and vehicles are teased, but details are sparse.
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