Jedi Fallen Order Has No Microtransactions Or Multiplayer

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Respawn boss Vince Zampella has confirmed that Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order is a story-driven, single-player game. There will be no multiplayer to speak of, and no microtransactions either, which means the game will be bucking a few recent trends in favor of delivering players a focused narrative.

On the Star Wars Celebration Day 1 live stream, Zampella said, [Jedi: Fallen Order] is a single-player story game… No multiplayer, no microtransactions. It's a story game." Zampella's words were met with applause and shouts of joy.

[Update: Saturday's Jedi Fallen Order panel has concluded, having brought us both the first trailer and a release date: The game is coming to PS4, Xbox One, and PC on November 15. There were also some high-level details shared about the story and its protagonist, but we didn't get a look at gameplay and learn a whole lot about what the game plays like. The panel was light on information overall.]

Huge Xbox Sale Begins, 500+ Games And DLC Discounted

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It's the beginning of Spring (or Autumn in other parts of the world), and to celebrate, Microsoft has kicked off a huge sale for Xbox One and Xbox 360 games and related content.

The Spring Sale, as it's called, offers discounts up to 65 percent on more than 500 Xbox One and Xbox 360 digital games and extra content. As part of the sale, there are 95 Xbox One games available for $10 or under. And to make things sweeter, Xbox Live Gold members can save even more (up to 10 percent extra), while new Xbox Live Gold members can sign up for only $1 and also receive 1,000 coins for Apex Legends. The Xbox Game Pass $1 introductory offer also continues for new subscribers as part of the Spring Sale.

In addition to games, some Xbox One consoles, like the Fallout 76 Xbox One X bundle, are $100 off, while the custom Xbox Design Lab controllers are $5 off. The Spring Sale runs until April 22, so you'll have to act relatively quick to get in on the savings.

More Tomb Raider Games Are Probably Coming

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Although the Tomb Raider trilogy that began with 2013's Tomb Raider and ended with last year's Shadow of the Tomb Raider has wrapped up, it sounds like more Tomb Raider games could be on the way. Producer Jonathan Dahan told USGamer that he would be "extremely surprised" if the franchise ended with Shadow of the Tomb Raider.

"I'd be extremely surprised if we didn't see more of it," Dahan said. "We're not able to say anything about what's happening next, but I'd be very surprised if we didn't hear more about the franchise."

The Tomb Raider franchise is one of the biggest and best-known in all of gaming and beyond with the movie series that recently rebooted with Alicia Vikander in the title role.

Battlefield 5's Battle Royale Mode, Firestorm, Adds Duos

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Battlefield V's battle royale mode, Firestorm, has introduced new way to play. Developer DICE today added Duos, which as its name suggests, lets you play with one other person.

Duos joins the exisiting Solo (1 player) and Squads (4 players) mode that are already available in Firestorm.

We’re making our first introduction of Duo Mode to #Firestorm in order to gather your feedback, and improve the mode. It’s available in game right now, through April 15th.

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Apex Legends For Nintendo Switch? Respawn "Can't Make Any Promises"

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Apex Legends developer Respawn is aware of the interest among fans in a Nintendo Switch version of the battle royale game, but it might not happen -- or it might. Respawn isn't ready to say just yet. Project lead Drew McCoy told Wired that the studio is working on "a lot of things" right now, but there is nothing to announce yet about a Switch edition.

"If Switch was coming, we would tell you, and we would blast it across the world. We are hearing all the Switch players who say they want the game," he said. "I can't make any promises right now. We have a lot of things that we're working on, so stay tuned for anything in the future. But currently we don't have anything to announce."

McCoy's wording is interesting. He never outright says it won't happen, or even that there are no plans. He's saying that Respawn has nothing to announce right now. This is very far from a confirmation that Apex Legends is coming to Switch, however.

Xbox Exec Responds To Google Stadia: "They Don't Have The Content"

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Xbox Exec Responds To Google Stadia:

An Xbox executive has responded to Google Stadia, the new streaming service, claiming the platform may not have enough compelling content to get people to sign up. Xbox chief marketing officer Mike Nichols told The Telegraph Google may be technically capable of offering a enticing streaming service, but they "don't have the content."

"Emerging competitors like Google have a cloud infrastructure, a community with YouTube, but they don't have the content," Nichols said.

According to the site, Nichols also said Google might have a hard time with Stadia because it hasn't been involved in games for very long. That may be true, but Google brought on industry veteran Phil Harrison--who formerly held high-level positions at both Microsoft and Sony--to lead the Stadia team. Additionally, Google just hired Assassin's Creed producer Jade Raymond to head up Google's new internal game development studio, Stadia Games.