Gaming News & Notes for March 6, 2018
New God of War PS4 bundle, State of Decay 2 details, more Xbox One backward compatible games and more in today’s news and notes
Sac City Gamer’s newest feature is called “Gaming News & Notes” and we’re kicking it off today with a long list of tidbits from PlayStation to Xbox and more.
Each week, we’ll begin offering several editions of Gaming News & Notes throughout, which will highlight some of the bigger tidbits that don’t warrant a full story but still need to be mentioned.
Take a look below at the first edition and let us know what you think.
PlayStation 4 Pro God of War Bundle coming April 20, 2018
A new PS4 Pro bundle was announced by Sony and it’ll come with a special edition console and controller based on the new God of War. The game is, of course, also included in the bundle. It’ll launch April 20, 2018 and set your wallet back $399.99.
Microsoft expands line of Xbox One controllers with third Combat Tech variation
On March 1, Microsoft announced the third Combat Tech series controller, “a line of special edition controllers inspired by military technology and performance patterns found in combat vehicles,” according to Xbox Wire. The new Military green special edition controller costs $69.99 and will be available March 27.
State of Decay 2 gets a release date and price
will be available May 22. The game has been priced at $29.99 with a special edition at $49.99. The description on Xbox Wire reads:
“Featuring unique survivor characters with their own backstories and motivations, and expanded options to manage your community and develop your base. In addition, State of Decay 2 features one of the most requested features from the community: cross-platform co-op, where you and up to three of your friends can survive together on Xbox One or Windows 10 PC.”
IGN.com will be debuting some new gameplay Wednesday, March 7 via its First Look feature.
Far Cry 5 Arcade Mode lets players create levels for each other using items from other Ubisoft franchises
Ubisoft released a trailer Tuesday for its upcoming Far Cry 5, which launches March 27 for PC, PS4 and Xbox One, that details Arcade Mode. The new mode allows players to create levels for others to play (and to play other people’s creations) using assets from Far Cry, Watch Dogs, Assassin’s Creed and more. Take a look at the trailer below.
Microsoft’s Xbox Insider online news show launches March 10
Microsoft has announced a news show that it hopes “will become a monthly communal event for us and for you,” called Inside Xbox. The first episode will air on March 10 at noon.
A press release by the company says Inside Xbox will be, “a premier live news broadcast that will highlight breaking announcements and a peek behind the curtain of Team Xbox. [It will be] a glimpse at the mysteries of game design and a celebration of some of the month’s most exciting games and features. Most of all, it’s an opportunity for us to celebrate and listen to you, the community.”
It’ll stream in 4K and can be watched on Xbox’s Facebook, Mixer, Twitch and YouTube channels. The first episode promises to discuss Sea of Thieves, Far Cry 5, PUBG and more.
Microsoft adds two more games to its Xbox One backward compatibility program
Xbox 360 games LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars and Hitman: Blood Money have been added to the backward compatibility program on Xbox One. Head over to our dedicated page for more on the program and a full list of games available.