The Daily Moot: Microsoft Flight SimulatorNews Picks
1. Microsoft Flight Simulator
Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 is officially here. The modern rendition of the classic game, which first launched way back in 1982 with little more than white lines on a screen, has been highly anticipated since it was announced last year. With a wide array of planes, airports, and scenic routes, Microsoft Flight Simulator is already being lauded by aviation enthusiasts for its dynamism and quality. You can check out the trailer for Microsoft Flight Simulator below, which shows the game’s history and progression from 1982 to now.
2. Untitled Goose Game Co-Op Untitled Goose Game will soon be getting a co-op mode. The mode will essentially be the same as the standard single-player mode, just with a second goose that boasts its own “horrible honk.” Unfortunately for those who were hoping to play with their friends remotely, it seems that co-op will be limited to local play only. Co-op is expected to hit Untitled Goose Game on September 23; you can check out the trailer for the mode below.
3. Deathloop Delayed Deathloop has been delayed. Originally expected to launch alongside the PS5 this holiday season, eager players will now have to wait a bit longer before they can get their hands on the 60’s-inspired FPS assassin game. Developer Arkane explained their reasoning for the delay, saying that the pandemic had created difficulties for the team and that the extra time will enable them “to bring Deathloop's world to life.” Deathloop is now expected to arrive in spring of 2021; you can watch the trailer for the game below.
4. Hitman 3 Changes Hitman 3 is apparently dropping several of its planned game modes. According to developer IO Interactive, Hitman 3 will not include the 1v1 multiplayer “Ghost Mode” from Hitman 2, or any PvP modes for that matter. Additionally, Hitman 3 will also be removing co-op from the series. Not only is IO Interactive scrapping these features from Hitman 3, they’re also planning to remove these existing modes from Hitman 2 by the end of this month. It’s unclear if IO Interactive is planning to add new features to replace these modes, but the company says they will share more details about the upcoming game “in the coming months.” Hitman 3 is expected to launch in January of next year.
5. Total War: Three Kingdoms Expansion Total War: Three Kingdoms is getting its first ever expansion. Called “Furious Wild,” the upcoming expansion will take the world of Three Kingdoms to the jungles of ancient China. Along with the new jungle zones, Furious Wild will introduce 4 new factions, more than 25 new units, and new tech trees. The Furious Wild expansion will cost $19 and will be available starting September 3. You can check out the trailer for the expansion below.