The Daily Moot: The Last of Us & Ghost of Tsushima ChangesNews Picks
1. The Last of Us Part 2 & Ghost of Tsushima Changes
The Last of Us Part 2 and Ghost of Tsushima both have new release dates. The Last of Us Part 2, which had been indefinitely postponed, is now expected to launch on June 19. Along with the new release date announcement, developer Naughty Dog also addressed recent leaks of the game's footage with a simple request that fans "do their best to avoid spoilers” and “don't spoil it for others.” In response to the new date for The Last of Us Part 2, Ghost of Tsushima has been pushed back to July 17 in order to avoid having too much competition between the two highly anticipated PS4-exclusive games. Ghost of Tsushima was originally slated to launch on June 26.
2. PUBG Adds Bots PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has now added bots to public matches on consoles. Designed to bridge the gap between drastic skill differences, the decision to add bots was aimed at making the game’s learning curve less severe for newer players. PUBG Corp noted that “many newer players are being eliminated early with no kills and no damage,” and wanted to add changes that would “provide more ways for players to hone their skills and be able to fully enjoy what PUBG has to offer.” Bots will only be present on public matches and will not appear in ranked games.
3. Total War: Shogun 2 Free Sega’s Total War: Shogun 2 is currently free on Steam. Total War: Shogun 2 is a strategy game that features a blend of real-time and turn-based tactics. If you’re a fan of strategy games then this is a great opportunity to get one of the genre’s staples. As long as you claim the game by May 1 you’ll be able to keep it forever.
4. Brother in Arms TV Adaptation Classic FPS series from Gearbox Studios, Brother in Arms, is now getting a TV adaptation. In a retelling of World War 2 operation Exercise Tiger, the TV adaptation will focus on the real-life events of the previously classified mission. It’s unclear how much the video games will be relevant to the upcoming show but we do know that the adaptation will wear the Brother in Arms moniker and that Gearbox will be involved in the production.
5. WWE 2K Battlegrounds Just one week after announcing that WWE 2K was no more, 2K Games has now unveiled a new WWE game called WWE 2K Battlegrounds. Similar to WWE All Stars, WWE 2K Battlegrounds is a deviation from the mainline series and features a more lighthearted, goofy approach to the wrestling gameplay. It may not be 2K21, but Battlegrounds should hopefully give WWE fans something to enjoy while 2K Games figures out the future of the series. You can check out the trailer below.