Anthem 2.0, Path of Exile 2, Factorio release date, more

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How’s it going everybody, Adrian Simple here from thegamingobserver.com, for Monday, November 18th. I love doing this show because it gives me a valid excuse to talk about video games instead of write an essay. It’s the first time in my life I can say that legitimately. Anyway, let’s get into it.

BioWare is planning a complete overhaul for Anthem

Jason Schreier of Kotaku is back at it again, and this time he is crushing some rumours about Anthem. You see, for a while now people have had this idea that Bioware has essentially given up on the game. They haven’t released an update in a really long time, and a number of high-ranking employees have left the company after releasing it. However, what hasn’t been publicly revealed, is that they are currently working on majorly overhauling it. It’ll either be called Anthem 2.0 or Anthem Next. They don’t yet know the exact form it will take, and how it will be distributed, but it is what they’re working on. This could be series of updates over time, like No Man’s Sky, or one big update that changes everything at once. Nonetheless, if you bought this game and was dissappointed, your purchase may still be worth it in the future. You’ll likely just have to wait until next year. Hopefully they can make a comeback on this one because I was actually really excited for BioWare to expand their portfolio in a positive way.

Path of Exile 2 and mobile port announced

Right after Blizzard announced Diablo IV we now have the brand new reveal from Grinding Gear Games, Path of Exile 2. Now it isn’t coming for a while, the beta will be late 2020, and the release cycle for the current game will continue. It’ll be a brand new campaign, new characters, new skill systems, and of course a graphical update which many have been praising. Alongside that will be the release of a mobile port of the first game, and in the trailer for that they poked a little fun at the terrible Diablo Immortals announcement from last year. I still haven’t had the opportuntiy to try out PoE, so I guess I better do that before the end of next year.

Factorio announces 1.0 release for September 25th, 2020

Factorio has officially announced the date that they exit Early Access and head to a 1.0 release, and that’s September 25th, 2020. This is the game all about automating a factory to be as efficient as possible, with tons of moving parts and a crap ton of content. Many people say not to be fooled by the Early Access tag, as there is so much to do that it already feels like a fully released game. It will be 8 years in development by this time next year, so obviously there’s a lot of heart and soul poured into this game, I’d say its worth checking out, people really love it.

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp is getting a subscription added

You might remember that Mario Kart Tour on mobile is performing incredibly well for Nintendo. Well, as expected, it looks like some of the ideas that they had will be transferring over to other titles. Indeed, Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp is now getting a subscription service. Pricing details aren’t out yet, but it looks like its coming on November 21st, with two tiers to choose from. I was a little surprised to see them retroactively apply this to their titles, I thought they’d just add subscriptions to their new games. Regardless, if this succeeds, we can definitely expect to see it appear in their other games as well.

Alright that’s all for today but a huge number of Amazon reviews just came through, so I want to give a big thank you to everyone, so Blake, Eisblume, Slayer, Danny, Phil, Jason, droid 2, and Rob. Thank you everyone you were all so kind in your messages. I will be back tomorrow, as I am every day, and until then…Happy Gaming everyone.