Weekly Round-Up: The Crew 2 Releases, Overwatch’s Latest Hero Announced and More!

Nintendo Switch Receives Two Beloved Franchises

Highlighting the Switch’s most recent releases is the beloved Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy,which features remastered versions of all three of Crash’s adventures on the PS1. The Switch is also adding one of the best FPS of the generation, Wolfenstein II: The New ColossusBoth ports have seen positive reaction from critics, and while they may not be as pretty as their counterparts on other systems, they still hold up fairly well on the Switch. This week also saw the release of Playdead’s two beloved puzzle-platformers Limbo and Insideso if you’re looking for something new to play on your Switch, look no further.

State of Decay 2 Passes 3 Million Copies Sold

While not a critical success, as you can check out our review hereState of Decay 2 seems to have done pretty well for itself. This is a great achievement for Undead Labs, who was recently purchased by Microsoft, as the game has become very popular with fans despite the technical issues the game suffers. It was also revealed this week that a new update would be released called the Independence Pack, the update includes three new vehicles and multiple new patriotic weapons for players to try in celebration of the upcoming Independence Day.

The Crew 2 Releases Today

The much anticipated racer from Ivory Tower and Ubisoft released this Tuesday to Gold edition owners, and today to everyone else. This time around, players are let loose in an open-world America, which features cars, boats, and planes for the player to use to travel through the game’s world. Players now have complete freedom in choosing where they want to race (similar to the Forza Horizon series), so hopefully this allows for a much more enjoyable experience this time around. The Crew 2 is out now on the PC, PS4, and Xbox One.

Overwatch’s Latest Hero Announced

The latest hero from one of the most popular shooters of all time, Overwatch, was revealed this past week. Wrecking Ball is a mech that is piloted by an adorable hamster named Hammond. This announcement is extremely exciting for fans of the title, and we can’t wait to see how he plays.

Sony Responds to Backlash From Fans Over Cross-Play

After backlash from fans over not allowing cross-play between Xbox and Nintendo when Fortnite released on the Nintendo Switch, Sony has finally responded. In a statement with Eurogamer, President and CEO of Sony Shawn Layden states, “We’re hearing it. We’re looking at a lot of the possibilities. You can imagine that the circumstances around that affect a lot more than just one game. I’m confident we’ll get to a solution which will be understood and accepted by our gaming community, while at the same time supporting our business.” While this is not a firm yes or no, it still allows fans to have hope that Sony will go through with it in the near future.


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