Square Enix takes a 180-degree turn, an update comes early, and an extended look at the Elden Ring in this week’s biggest stories.
It’s been something of a mixed bag in the gaming world this week. Forza Horizon 5 arrived on Friday and, based on its reviews, is a great candidate for Game of the Year. They also showed us nearly 20 minutes of Elden Ring footage, which could very well be the 2022 Game of the Year. Elsewhere, Roblox players were unable to access the game for days, and Wizards Unite fans were informed that soon they won’t be able to access the Pokemon Go spin-off anymore. More on all of that below and more of the biggest video game news from the past seven days.
Roblox was out of service for three days
Players of any online game with a large player base will be very familiar with the servers that go down. The problem is usually fixed fairly quickly, but it can still be quite frustrating. Sadly, Roblox players were in serverless limbo for three days, and for a weekend no less. Some accused the server failure at Roblox’s Chipotle-powered Halloween event, although that was not the case, and the game developers revealed that an increase in the number of servers was to blame for the outage when Roblox finally started up again. on Monday.
Wizards Unite is shutting down
Roblox players who were unable to enter their game for three days should think of Harry Potter: Wizards Unite fans. Niantic revealed this week that its Pokemon Go AR tracking will be shutting down in 2022. Wizards Unite will be removed from app stores next month and then shut down permanently on January 31, 2022. Niantic hasn’t been deterred from trying. to replicate the success of Pokemon Go. Last week he released Pikmin Bloom, an augmented reality game that features many of the elements that have made Pokemon Go a huge success.
Marvel’s Avengers are no longer pay-to-win
During construction for the release of Marvel’s Avengers, Square Enix confirmed multiple times that the game would not include any pay-to-win items. That’s why when they were added last month there was a huge backlash from the few people who were still playing it. So much so that Square Enix has now reversed the decision. However, it might be too late for the Avengers. Square admitted this week that the game has been disappointing. There is good news if you play on PlayStation. Spider-Man finally becomes Avengers later this month.
Animal Crossing DLC Comes Early
The next big update for Animal Crossing: New Horizons was always supposed to arrive this week. We all knew it. Thing is, he wasn’t supposed to be here until Friday. When it came a day early, people panicked for two reasons. Either you were eager to be among the first to try the update, or you’re a guide writer who had time set aside on Friday to test the update whose Thursday descended into chaos. The update has brought with it new hairstyles and the ability to store DIY recipes, among many other things.
19 minutes from Elden Ring
While we’re not the type to cheer for people who want to lose their lives, especially with so many great games coming in 2021, it’s hard not to dream that it was February already. Especially after 15 minutes (which was actually closer to 20) of Elden Ring was shown by FromSoftware earlier this week. The preview was the most extensive look at the Souls game yet, featuring a battle with a dragon and how cooperative mode will work in the game. We don’t have to wait long for it to arrive, and now we have that whole game to keep an eye on over and over again to keep us going until launch.
Forza Horizon 5 could be the game of the year
Less in 2022 and more in 2021. After all, there are still two months to go, and this week proved that the game of the year may not even be released yet. Forza Horizon 5 arrived this week and the reviews were better than anyone expected. It rocketed to the top of the rating tables on multiple websites and is being praised for a variety of reasons. The game is awesome and has been described by some as the best racing game of all time. Praise him, and we’ll see if the masses agree to that over the weekend.