The Cube-News Update: 8/29/17
Xbox/PC crossovers, and plenty of release dates. Here are your essential stories for Tuesday, August 29th 2017.
Sony has dated two of their VR exclusives for the second half of this year:
After being announced at this year’s E3, Until Dawn prequel The Inpatient and Supermassive developed shooter Bravo Team now have release dates, November 21st and December 5th respectively. Unfortunately, prices have not been given along with these announcements, but a new trailer for The Inpatient is out (which you can watch below).
A whole lot of Walking Dead is coming to Xbox One backwards compatibility:
Xbox’s Major Nelson is always the first to announce new Xbox One backwards compatibility titles, and this weeks titles have a more than common theme. They include The Walking Dead: Season One, The Walking Dead: Season Two, and The Walking Dead: Michonne, which were released from early 2012 - early 2016. Interestingly enough, all titles are also available on Xbox One. The physical versions of these games will also be compatible.
Alas, Miiverse is shutting down in November:
Following a tease after data-mining, Nintendo has officially shared that the WiiU’s social networking service Miiverse will shut down on November 8th. This means that games such as Mario Kart 8, Splatoon, Super Mario 3D World, Super Mario Maker, Super Smash Bros for WiiU and 3DS and Xenoblade Chronicles X will be affected, although this is mostly in the realm of social features. Miiverse was first introduced upon the WiiU’s November 2012 release.
theHunter Call of the Wild now has a console release date:
Avalanche Studios have announced that their hunting game (co-developed with Expansive World) theHunter: Call of the Wild now has a console release date. The game will release on October 2nd for Playstation 4 and Xbox One, and will include all previous DLC. You can watch a new trailer below, the game first released for PC this February.
Xbox Game Pass is receiving its first Windows 10 game:
Microsoft has announced that the Xbox Game Pass will be receiving its first Windows 10 game, Recore: Definitive Edition, when it releases today. Its unknown if this company will continue the trend in the future, the game is available separately for $20. Recore first released in September of last year.