Xbox Games deny rumours of a “world premiere” for ‘Elden Ring’

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Xbox Games deny rumours of a “world premiere” for ‘Elden Ring’

Xbox Games’ Marketing General Manager has denied rumours that a big Xbox reveal event is being planned, saying there is “nothing coming soon”.

Rumours began in late February of a possible Xbox event that would reveal Elden Ring – a much anticipated new From Software game – due to a conflation of two separate rumours.

An Xbox event was suggested by tech journalist Paul Thurrott on his Twitter account, in a tweet which stated: “Microsoft is apparently holding a ‘whats new for gaming’ event on March 23”. Microsoft has not yet made any announcements regarding its plans for Bethesda, so many assumed it would be a games reveal event.

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During a GamesBeat Decides podcast, Jeff Grubb revealed his belief that an Elden Ring announcement would come in March 2021. Games journalist Jason Schreier also tweeted about the game, saying: “There is strong evidence floating around that the game will be shown relatively soon”.

An article on DualShockers combined the two and alleged that a large-scale announcements event may be planned for March 23, with world premieres for several trailers. Twitter responses to this suggestion prompted Aaron Greenberg, Marketing General Manager at Xbox Games, to ‘set expectations’.

“This is not happening,” read the tweet. “There are always things we have in the works but nothing coming soon that would feature game announcements or world premieres like this.”

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In other Xbox news, Doom Eternal has reportedly earned US$450million in the first nine months after its release. The game’s reported revenue was shared on LinkedIn by a former id Software employee, who served as the game’s “monetization designer”. The profile was taken down, but was captured and shared.

Doom’s game director Hugo Martin also recently revealed during a Twitch stream that he has given “a lot of thought” into introducing a female Doom Slayer, and the impact it would have on the franchise.

Published at Mon, 01 Mar 2021 11:19:52 +0000

DC and Epic Games team up for a ‘Batman’ and ‘Fortnite’ crossover comic series

Epic Games’ hit battle royale game Fortnite’s next crossover will be with DC Comics’ Batman, albeit in comic book form.

The comic book series will span six issues, with the first two releasing on April 20. Subsequently, each remaining issue will release fortnightly, with the last issue releasing on July 6.

The limited series, which is titled Batman/Fortnite: Zero Point, will see Batman sucked into the Zero Point. While trapped on the island, Batman will “uncover the shocking truth about the Island, what lies beyond the Loop, and how everything is connected to the mysterious Zero Point”.

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Each issue will come with a code that players will be able to use redeem a new “Rebirth” Harley Quinn outfit in the game. Players who collect all six issues will be able to redeem an Armored Batman Zero skin.

Series writer Christos Gage also alluded to the addition of other DC heroes into the mix: “I’m also looking forward to integrating other DC Super Heroes into the series, characters that Batman has existing relations with.” He added, “It’ll be exciting to share with fans how these relationships will be reshaped in this new world”.

The crossover is the latest in DC’s collaboration with Fortnite. The game most recently introduced skins for DC characters such as the Flash and Green Arrow. Prior to the skins’ release, characters such as the Joker and Poison Ivy were also introduced into the game.

Other crossovers include Ripley and the Xenomorph from Alien, Sarah Connor and the T-800 from Terminator, Kratos from God Of War, Master Chief from Halo, Ryu and Chun-Li from Street Fighter and more.

Published at Mon, 01 Mar 2021 04:23:27 +0000

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