The Daily Moot: Disco Elysium 2?News Picks
1. Disco Elysium 2?
It looks like a new Disco Elysium game is in the works. This news comes via the Disco Elysium website which has been replaced with a teaser image showing the star-and-antlers symbol with the word “soon.” While this clearly doesn’t provide a ton of details, fans seem to be keying in on the idea that the upcoming game might be a prequel with emphasis on the revolution in Revachol. The original Disco Elysium, which was based on a tabletop RPG, earned widespread critical acclaim with several publications crowning it game of the year. Regardless of whether the upcoming game is a prequel or a sequel, it seems that fans will have to wait in anticipation for the release of some more concrete details in the coming weeks.
2. Halo Infinite Delayed Halo Infinite has been delayed once again. 343 Industries explained the decision by saying, “discussion boiled down to one fundamental truth: we needed more time to do things right.” It sounds like the team was particularly focused on acknowledging fans’ lackluster response to the game’s trailer and said, “the feedback we heard from the community aligned with our own views...the reality is that the art and visuals weren’t at the bar we hold for Halo.” Originally expected to launch alongside the Xbox Series X/S last month, Halo Infinite is now slated to arrive in fall 2021.
3. PUBG Haven PUBG will soon be getting its smallest map ever. Called Haven, the new map is just 1 square kilometer and promises to deliver some of the most frenetic action yet. Aside from its small size, Haven will also introduce a new feature called Pillar. Pillar is an AI faction that will hunt down players with advanced gear such as armored trucks and scout helicopters. Haven is set to his live servers on December 16 but is playable on the test servers now. You can check out the launch trailer for the new map below.
4. xCloud on iOS and PC xCloud will soon be coming to iOS and PC. Much like Google’s Stadia or Nvidia’s GeForce Now, Microsoft’s xCloud is a cloud-based game streaming service which enables players to enjoy a wide variety of games without having to download them. Because the service takes advantage of internet connection rather than hardware, fans can play demanding, resource-intensive games even on underpowered systems. It appears Microsoft is planning to expand xCloud and the Xbox Game Pass simultaneously as the company emphasised their commitment to “cloud gaming as part of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate.” xCloud is set to launch on PC and iOS in Spring 2021.
5. Google Stadia YouTube Livestream Google Stadia just got a brand new feature enabling users to livestream their gameplay directly to YouTube. Originally expected to be a feature at launch, Google has long maintained that the Stadia was designed to have a symbiotic relationship with YouTube, coinciding with their previous statement that “gaming has always been the backbone of YouTube since the platform was first founded.” It’s no secret that the Google Stadia hasn’t had the warmest reception and it remains to be seen how the tech giant will continue to improve the service, but at least it appears Google is finally beginning to take some steps in the right direction.