Control: Ultimate Edition, Forza 3, more!

AUGUST 13, 2020

Daily Gaming Update

Transcript

How’s it going everybody, Adrian Simple here and welcome back to The Gaming Observer for Thursday, August 13th. Bit of a slower news day today, so the show will probably be shorter than usual. Not to worry though, let’s jump in.

Alright so I’ve been talking a lot about the game Control from Remedy Entertainment recently, well they announced today the Ultimate Edition of the game. This version will be what appears on Steam for the first time on August 27th, after previously being exclusive to the Epic Games Store. And it’s called the Ultimate Edition because it is going to bundle in the two DLCs, the second of which will launch on the same day. It’s also worth noting that if you are a console player and you own Control, you will not get a free upgrade to next gen consoles unless you have this Ultimate Edition. Kind of a sucky deal, but I guess not every company is going to buy in to that concept.
Forza Horizon 3 is officially being discontinued, and delisted. So it will no longer be available for sale beginning on September 27th, so if you had any plans to purchase it, make sure you do it before that day. And if you do decide to buy it, it’ll have a hefty discount, as it goes through its end of life status. And this won’t effect people who already own the game, you’ll still be able to play it. For what its worth, I’ve read a lot of comments that this is one of the better racing games ever made, and it came out just 4 years ago, 2016. These Forza Horizon games have had a pretty small lifespan though — most people assume its because of rights issues to either the music or more likely the cars themselves. Either way, just thought I’d let you know.

Dead Cells is getting another update called “Barrels of Fun.” I’m consistently surprised at how well the developers have supported this game post-launch, considering these are pretty major free updates. So this brings a new biome, new enemies, and some new music, which is pretty cool. So that’s available now on PC, coming to consoles later this year.

This is a quick story but Rainbow Six Siege is going to be getting a cameo operator from Splinter Cell’s Sam Fisher. This has hit a few headlines because Sam Fisher tends to be making a lot of cameo appearances in the last few years, but not actually getting a new Splinter Cell game of his own. The last one was Blacklist from 2013, so it’ll be interesting to see what Ubisoft does.

Anyway folks like I said it was slow today. A huge thank you for tuning in to the show, I’ll be back tomorrow with the news, and until then, happy gaming everyone.,