The Daily Moot: The Future of GamingNews Picks
1. The Future of Gaming
The world will finally get its first glimpse at the next-gen technology and gameplay of the PlayStation 5. Today’s digital event is aptly called “The Future of Gaming,” and it kicks off a series of updates and reveals as Sony slowly begins to roll out the PS5. It’s unclear whether or not we’ll get to see the official design for the upcoming console today, but we do know that we’ll get some first-hand footage of actual gameplay from some of the most anticipated games of the year. The Future of Gaming event begins today at 1pm Pacific Time and will be streamed on all major streaming platforms including Twitch and YouTube.
2. Epic Freebies Another week of Epic freebies is here. This week’s offerings are some big ones with Ark: Survival Evolved and Samurai Shodown NeoGeo Collection. Many people had anticipated that the dinosaur-filled survival game would make an appearance, but Samurai Shodown was a complete surprise. The NeoGeo Collection, which just launched today, contains six of the most popular Samurai Shodown games. You can claim your free games directly from the Epic Games Store from now until June 18; as long as you claim your copies by June 18, they will stay in your library forever.
3. Xbox Game Pass June Games June’s month of games for the Xbox Game Pass have just been added to the service and it brings some pretty significant names. Notable among them include No Man’s Sky, Dungeon of the Endless, and Kingdom Hearts. While No Man’s Sky and Dungeon of the endless are available on both the PC and Xbox versions of the Xbox Game Pass, Kingdom Hearts is only available on Xbox. If you’re not currently subscribed to the Xbox Game Pass but are interested in the service, the “Ultimate” 3-month subscription is currently available for half-price.
4. Siege Free Weekend Rainbow Six Siege’s free weekend is back. From now through Sunday players on PC, Xbox One, and PS4 can try out the wildly popular tactical shooter completely free. During the free weekend, players will have access to everything that Siege has to offer, including all maps, modes, and operators. Siege will also be on discount during the event so if you give it a shot and like what you see, it’s the perfect time to pick the game up permanently and add it to your library.
5. Chivalry 2 Chivalry 2, the upcoming sequel to the popular medieval warfare game, just got a wave of announcements along with a new trailer. One of the most significant pieces of news is that Chivalry 2 will be available on both current and next-gen consoles and that the game will have fully supported crossplay at launch. There hasn’t been a definite release date announced yet, but Chivalry 2 is expected to come out some time this year. Check out the official announcement trailer below.