Written By: Steve Vegvari
This is your daily video game news recap for Wednesday, January 24.
Every Monday-Friday we give you a rundown of all the noteworthy industry news.
Xbox took the internet by storm. Phil Spencer announced Xbox’s plan to release first-party exclusive games on Game Pass day and date. In the blog update, Spencer speaks about Xbox opening up the paid subscription program. This expansion will include Microsoft Studio games on the day of their global release.
In the foreseeable future, games such as Sea of Thieves, State of Decay 2, and Crackdown 3 will be available for those paying the $9.99 monthly fee. Spencer also noted that future Microsoft titles such as Halo, Forza and Gears of War can be expected to follow.
After months of speculation and rumours, PlayStation released a brand new trailer and official release date for SIE Santa Monica’s God of War. This will mark the first console exclusive title from the franchise to release outside of the March window.
The new trailer reveals new story elements and side characters. Finally, the trailer ends with the grand reveal of the April 20th release date.
The blog post written by Santa Monica’s Cory Barlog went into great detail about the offerings in each pre-order edition of the game. Bonus content includes a 9” Kratos and Atreus statue, steelbook case, lithograph, and cloth map.
THQ Nordic and Versus Evil have struck a deal that will give THQ the publishing rights for Obsidian’s Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire. After raising more than 4.4 million through crowdfunding, the sequel to the 2015 RPG will get a physical release on PC.
In addtion to the announced partnership between THQ Nordic and Versus Evil, interesting tidbits and details about the game were revealed.
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