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This week was complete up and down for gamers choke-full with unexpected delays, unexpected twist and turns. Have a look!

#1 Return Of Payday 2

The Swedish publisher and developer nearly collapsed this year following a financially difficult 2018. A company restructuring managed to keep things afloat and they are in the process of building their future around Payday 3, Starbreeze announced earlier that it is working on Payday 3 for a 2022 release and now it turns out they are going to revive development on Payday 2 once again. Bringing back Payday 2 is a smart move. It still appears around the middle of Steam’s top 100 games.
Source – https://steamcommunity.com/games/218620/announcements/detail/1665695876816570722

#2 MHW Iceborne Expansion Releases Jan 9th, 2020 for PC

We recently learned that the Monster Hunter World: Iceborne is releasing via Steam on January 9th, 2020 for PC. This would be slightly over five months after the console release of the expansion. New to the PC version will be High-Resolution Texture Pack support, 4K and uncapped framerate, Ultra-Wide Screen support, DirectX 12 support, and improved keyboard and mouse controls. Perhaps the biggest addition is the support of DirectX 12. The base game supported only DX11 and Capcom will now add support for DX12. This should improve performance and optimization.


#3 Battlefield V Latest Free Major Expansion

The next stop on Battlefield V‘s nostalgic world tour is the Pacific theatre of war next week (October 31st), on Halloween, with Chapter 5: War in the Pacific. DICE has dropped a full trailer for its upcoming War in the upcoming expansion, showing off what to expect in next week’s free update for Battlefield 5. This latest major expansion in DICE’s free post-launch content plans for Battlefield V addresses one of the community’s most requested features, and brings back beloved content from the original Battlefield 1942.

#4 Unexpected and Unfortunate Delays

Ubisoft delayed several major games on its upcoming slate. Watch Dogs: Legion had been set for March 6th and Gods & Monsters had a release date of February 25th, while Rainbow Six Quarantine had also been marked for the first quarter of 2020. Those games are now shifted to the next fiscal year which starts on April 2020. Ghost Recon Breakpoint and The Division 2 both undersold. But critics aren’t the only ones disappointed with the Breakpoint, as Ubisoft co-founder and CEO Yves Guillemot notes that sales for the game have been “very disappointing.”

These aren’t the only delays we’ve heard about. Sony announced that Naughty Dog’s The Last of Us Part II has been delayed three months and will now release on May 29th, 2020. Creative director Neil Druckmann issued a blog post previously addressing the delay, noting that the game isn’t quite up to Naughty Dog’s standards.

“At this point, we were faced with two options: compromise parts of the game or get more time,” Druckmann wrote.

#5 Obsidian’s Outer Worlds is released world wide

The Outer Worlds is an action role-playing game is developed by Obsidian Entertainment and published by Take-Two Interactive’s publishing label Private Division. As you explore a space colony, the character you decide to become will determine how this player-driven story unfolds. In the corporate equation for the colony, you are the unplanned variable. The game was released for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Microsoft Windows on October 25, 2019, with a Nintendo Switch version to be released in 2020. Game uses the Unreal Engine.

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