‘Control’ is the latest game coming to Xbox Game Pass for PC

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‘Control’ is the latest game coming to Xbox Game Pass for PC

Control will be coming to Xbox Game Pass for PC on January 21, a valuable addition to an already considerable lineup.

Game Pass for PC left beta in September of last year, offering over 100 games to players every month via a subscription-based service. Microsoft have recently promised to add an additional wealth of games via EA Play, meaning EA classics like The Sims and Mass Effect will also be included in the bundle. This is a feature expected to launch early this year.

Control is the latest game to come to Game Pass for PC, joining a host of other upcoming titles. Some of the other titles announced for 2021 include Final Fantasy X, Skate Bird, and Way To The Woods.

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Control is also one of the best showcases for ray tracing, according to PC Gamer, so provides a subscription-based test run for any cards capable of running the software.

The next-gen versions of the game were also finally given a release date recently, after delays kept the team from making announcements. They were originally supposed to release at the end of 2020, but have now been confirmed for February 2, 2021, with a physical edition releasing later on March 2, 2021.

505 Games, the company behind Control, have been on the receiving end of some controversy due to these next-gen editions. Unlike some other companies, they decided not to offer free upgrades for fans of the original edition.

Published at Mon, 18 Jan 2021 13:32:14 +0000

‘Hitman 3’ to include custom shareable scenarios on Google Stadia

Google Stadia have announced a key feature that will impact Hitman 3 and the World Of Assassination trilogy, due for release on January 20. Players on the Stadia will be able to share their games ‘state’ thanks to State Share.

This means that whenever an image or video is shared directly from the game, you have an option to include a URL. This link will send other players into the game, replicating your custom scenario exactly.

The ‘state’ of a game includes the difficulty level, the objectives of the mission, and Agent 47’s weapons and items. If, at the time of clicking the URL, a player has not yet unlocked certain items or areas, they can use them in the scenario regardless.

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This feature is completely unique to Stadia, and opens up many opportunities for interactive streaming and gameplay. Using this system, it is possible that streamers could share their personal level set-ups, or gamers could challenge each other in time-trials of identical scenarios.

Catherine Hsaio, Product Manager at Stadia, explained further: “State Share allows players to capture a unique game state – a playable slice of the game itself – to share with friends within a link to the gameplay screenshot or video clip.

Every game that supports State Share will feature game states with different gameplay elements included, such as the player’s current items, difficulty level, objectives, and more. So it’s really as easy as saving a capture on Stadia and sharing the link with friends, viewers, or followers so they can click to launch the game and play for themselves.”

This comes after an announcement from Sony that on Playstation 4 and 5, the entire Hitman trilogy will be available in VR. The virtual reality levels will function much the same, putting the player in the shoes of Agent 47.

Published at Mon, 18 Jan 2021 12:08:48 +0000

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