Gamescom 2019 may have been and gone. But with the dust firmly settled, we now can reflect on what was a quality-filled, blockbuster event. Even so, the question remains: “What was the most important news to arise from this year’s grand convention?” Besides, we all lead busy lives. Therefore, some of us, for whatever reason, were sadly unable to tune in or attend the show.
Well, with that in mind, fear not, friends! Luckily for you, we’ve been busy behind the scenes collating all that precious data. Today, we bring the biggest and best news from Gamescom 2019. After reading, you’ll have an insider’s reservoir of knowledge on all the essential intel to surface at this year’s event!
So, pick up a pew, set the recliner to baseline level, and enjoy the show-stopping extravaganza!
Marvel Avengers Grace the Grand Stage
During the event, both Square Enix and Crystal Dynamics gave us a decent glimpse of Marvel’s Avengers, with a 19-minute demo. Although the trailer had previously aired at E3 and Comic-Con, it hadn’t been made public. That is, until now.
Much of the trailer is footage taken from the game’s tutorial level. That said, don’t expect a great deal in terms of story. However, it still manages to present a compelling montage of each mainline character. The A-list superheroes on show include Thor, Black Widow, Hulk, Captain America. And of course, the great Iron Man himself.
PUBG issues Cross-Play Compatibility
But that wasn’t the only exciting news to break at Gamescom 2019. Finally, PUBG is getting cross-play support. The update will initially hit test servers and will come into effect towards the tail end of September. However, the live-service model is expected to arrive sometime during October.
The change will support both Xbox One and PS4 players. But ultimately, the objective is probably to raise player numbers and inspire healthy competition. Fingers crossed; it goes down a hit.
Several Ports Coming to Nintendo Switch
These days, it seems as though Nintendo is forever searching for new ways to bulk out its extensive archive. And this current trend was no more evident than at Gamescom 2019. As a result, we know two headline acts that will be gracing the platform.
The critically acclaimed The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will be available for Nintendo Switch players on October 15. All the while, fans of Ori and the Blind Forest can pick up the game on Nintendo’s Hybrid console from September, 27.
Better still, Microsoft confirmed that the port is, in fact, the definitive edition. So, expect plenty of added content, such as additional story elements, extra abilities, and brand-new areas to explore.
Mortal Kombat 11 DLC Roster Revealed
Between now and March 2020, fans of NetherRealm Studio’s brutal fight-em-up series have a treat in store, as six new DLC characters enter the roster. They are fan-favorites Terminator T-800, Joker, Shang Tsung, Sindel, Nightwolf and Spawn.
Available now are Nightwolf and Shang Tsung. But fans will have to hold out until October 8 should they wish to compete as Terminator T-800.
Cyberpunk 2077 Coming to Stadia
Lastly, we bring news that Google will be releasing sci-fi sensation, Cyberpunk 2077, via its future streaming service, Google Stadia. During Gamescom 2019, CD Projekt Red also leaked 100 screenshots of the hotly anticipated game which showcase a whole host of vehicles, firearms, and environments. Very cool, indeed!
So, there you have it, folks, the biggest breaking news to come out of Gamescom 2019. We want to hear from you, the gamer. Who did you think were the real winners and losers this year? As always, we welcome any contributions. So please, drop by, and get in touch via the chat below.
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