Assassin’s Creed Infinity isn’t a free-to-play game, Ubisoft boss says

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Assassin’s Creed Infinity isn’t a free-to-play game, Ubisoft boss says

Assassin’s Creed Infinity, the service-game sequel outed by a Bloomberg report this summer, is not a free-to-play game, Ubisoft chief executive Yves Guillemot told investors in a quarterly update call on Thursday.

“It’s not going to be a free-to-play [game],” Guillemot said. “This game is going to have a lot of narrative elements in it. It’s going to be a very innovative game, but it will have what players already have in all the other Assassin’s Creed games, all the elements that they love.”

Xbox Games With Gold for November gives you more Lego Batman

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Xbox Games With Gold for November gives you more Lego Batman

Microsoft found another Lego video game to toss into November’s Games With Gold offerings. 2012’s Lego Batman 2 DC Super Heroes for Xbox 360, available Nov. 16 to Nov. 30, headlines this month’s lineup of free games.

The other three are Moving Out, a zany, cooperative, physics-based “moving simulator” from 2020; Kingdom Two Crowns, which launched on Xbox Game Pass in December 2018; and Rocket Knight, a 2010 Xbox Live Arcade game that resurrected the protagonist of two Sega Genesis games published in 1993 and 1994.

Valorant’s newest Agent is Chamber, a suave sentinel with extra weapons

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Valorant’s newest Agent is Chamber, a suave sentinel with extra weapons

Riot has finally revealed Valorant’s newest Agent: Chamber. Chamber was announced on Friday with a special trailer that shows off his sneaky moves and customized arsenal of weapons.

Chamber is a new sentinel character, which means he provides his team with some extra utility, but he’ll have to get kills to make use of some of it. His Ultimate brings out his custom sniper rifle, which kills enemies in one shot and slows enemies around the player that just died. For a more detailed breakdown, here are all of his abilities:

All Cyberpunk 2077 updates pushed to 2022

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All Cyberpunk 2077 updates pushed to 2022

Cyberpunk 2077 developer CD Projekt Red announced last week that its Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 versions of the game had been delayed until 2022. On Thursday, the developer updated its development roadmap — first published in January — with a more detailed look at the delay, showing there are no more expected updates for 2021.

Next-gen updates for both The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and Cyberpunk 2077 are impacted by the delay, which is currently scheduled for the first quarter of 2022, according to the roadmap. Other “updates, improvements, and free DLC” are expected during that period and beyond.

Halo Infinite’s ‘Craig’ is doing just fine now

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Halo Infinite’s ‘Craig’ is doing just fine now

When Microsoft and Halo studio 343 Industries showed off the first Halo Infinite gameplay in July 2020, reaction to Master Chief’s new adventure was mixed. Some Halo fans cheered, hailing the game as a return to classic Halo gameplay, but with a few new bells and whistles (see: grappling hook). Others were vocally underwhelmed, and one element stood out to those concerned fans: the dead-eyed Brute who would come to be known as Craig.

Craig’s thousand-yard stare and graphically unimpressive visage became meme fodder, but the developer has since take the extra time — Halo Infinite was delayed more than a year not long after its public debut — to give the heavily mocked Brute a makeover.

The newest Dark Pictures game will take place in a serial killer mansion

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The newest Dark Pictures game will take place in a serial killer mansion

Bandai Namco and Supermassive Games announced the fourth installment of survival horror series, The Dark Pictures Anthology, just in time for Halloween weekend. And true crime fans, this one’s for you!

Titled The Dark Pictures Anthology: The Devil in Me, the new game will follow a group of documentary filmmakers who receive invitations to tour a replica of serial killer H.H. Holmes’ so-called Murder Castle. And since this is a horror game, they soon discover that someone invited them here to play a deadly game and watch their every move. The Devil in Me is set to come out in 2022.

Vermintide 2 gets a scary seasonal event and some meaner monsters

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Vermintide 2 gets a scary seasonal event and some meaner monsters

The holiday of Geheimnisnacht is the Warhammer Fantasy equivalent of Halloween, and it’s appropriate that Vermintide 2 players get a new in-game event to celebrate the spooky season. The Geheimnisnacht update also brings an update to the Chaos Wastes expansion called Grudge Marks to make things a little tougher.

The Geheimnisnacht event runs until Nov. 7 and includes ritual sites that spawn throughout the levels Righteous Stand, Enchanter’s Lair, Screaming Bell, Old Haunts, and Empire in Flames. Players can either engage with the ritual sites and try to secure the Skull of Blosphoros or avoid them entirely. Ritual sites and stolen skulls add extra risk, but also seasonal rewards.

Knockout City gets PS5, Xbox Series X enhanced versions next week

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Knockout City gets PS5, Xbox Series X enhanced versions next week

Knockout City, Velan Studios’ multiplayer “dodgebrawl” title that launched this spring, will get native versions for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X on Nov. 2, Electronic Arts said Thursday. The enhanced versions will give the game 120 frames per second performance on both consoles.

Players on PS5 and Xbox Series X may also choose a resolution-priority display, delivering native 4K at 60 fps, or 120 fps at 1440p (for PS5) or 1620p (Xbox Series X). Those lower resolutions will be upscaled to 4K, Velan said.

Apex Legends’ Ash can track enemy players and travel through space portals

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Apex Legends’ Ash can track enemy players and travel through space portals

Apex Legends’ upcoming season will include a whole new map and a new character named Ash. Ash was revealed last week, but it wasn’t until Thursday that Respawn Entertainment revealed exactly what her abilities will add to the game.

While Ash was featured as a villain in Titanfall 2, her abilities in Apex Legends are all unique to the battle royale game — even if they find inspiration in her previous appearance in the Titanfall canon. Here’s a list of all of Ash’s Apex abilities:

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is coming to VR

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Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is coming to VR

A classic from the PlayStation 2 era, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas will be released in virtual reality for the Oculus Quest 2, Facebook announced at Connect 2021 on Thursday. The “built-for-VR version of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas does not have a release date, but the project is “many years in the making,” and we can expect more details on the port in the future.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg described the VR take on GTA: San Andreas as “an entirely new way to experience this iconic open-world in virtual reality.”