The Daily Moot: Rainbow Six Siege Xbox Game PassNews Picks
1. Rainbow Six Siege Xbox Game Pass
Rainbow Six Siege will soon be coming to the Xbox Game Pass. Microsoft announced the news by posting a picture depicting a medieval siege with 6 rainbows overhead on their Xbox Game Pass Twitter account, hinting at the upcoming collaboration. Rainbow Six Siege will be available on both the PC and console versions of the Xbox Game Pass, and Ultimate subscribers will be able to play Siege on Android devices via xCloud as well. Rainbow Six Siege is set to arrive on Game Pass on October 22.
2. Watch Dogs Legion: Aiden Pearce In a recent AMA, Watch Dogs Legion producer Lathieeshe Thillainathan shared some details about the game’s inclusion of original Watch Dogs protagonist Aiden Pearce. Specifically, players will be able to replay the entire game with Aiden Pearce in their party, not just the DLC, and the team is “writing the full single player story again with Aiden’s personality.” Watch Dogs Legion is set to launch on October 29; you can check out the Aiden Pearce teaser trailer below.
3. NBA 2K21 Unskippable Ads NBA 2K21 has now added advertisements to the game. Not only have these commercials taken the place of loading screens, they are entirely unskippable and take significantly more time than the previous loading screens. Furthermore, players are no longer able to edit their lineups during the new advertisements. This has understandably caused outrage amongst fans, especially considering that 2K chose to wait a month after the game’s release to introduce the ads, meaning that most players purchased the game prior to the “feature” being added.
4. Spelunky 2 Now Easier Spelunky 2 is now a little bit easier. The long-awaited sequel to the critically-acclaimed roguelike platformer Spelunky, Spelunky 2 certainly hasn’t pulled any punches when it comes to difficulty. In fact, it turns out that a large percentage of players have been unable to get past even the very first area “Dwelling.” The game’s development team acknowledged the early-game difficulties by saying, “We know Dwelling is causing players frustration and think there's some fair criticism there.” The area has now been patched with “tuned monster spawn chances” in the early Dwelling zones, as well as “more room variety in the last Dwelling level.” While these changes still won’t make things easy, players who have struggled thus far should now find the early game to be at least a little less difficult.
5. Stardew Valley Split Screen Co-Op Stardew Valley will soon be getting local split screen co-op. Developer Eric Barone has announced that the feature will be introduced with the upcoming Patch 1.5, although no release date for the patch has been revealed yet. Barone confirmed that split screen co-op will support up to 4 players on PC, but noted that it might be limited to 2 players “on some other platforms.” Stardew Valley has long supported online co-op, but the addition of local co-op is great news for families and friends who are hoping to play together without having to own multiple copies of the game.