We’re slowly but surely approaching mid-January—so it’s time for the next round of games for the Xbox and PC Game Pass… But this time, the selection is revealed a little early. A Reddit user relayed on the forum ResetEra found the official new game announcement image straight from the official Xbox site.
9 games are expected for this particularly busy month of January 2022—and if some dates were already known due to the large number of day one releases, we do not know which games will be leaving the service this month.
So here are, in advance, the games expected for mid-January 2022:
- Nobody Saves the World (Cloud, Console & PC) – Available
- Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc Anniversary Edition (Cloud, Console & PC) – Available
- Hitman Trilogy (Cloud, Console & PC) – January 20
- Windjammers 2 (Cloud, Console & PC) – January 20
- Pupperazi (Cloud, Console & PC) – January 20
- Rainbow Six Extraction (Cloud, Console & PC) – January 20
- Rainbow Six Siege (PC) – January 20
- Taiko no Tatsuijin: The Drum Master! (Console & PC) – ???
- Death’s Door (Cloud, Console & PC) – ???
Last night’s surprise release is Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc Anniversary Edition, Spike Sunsoft’s cult visual novel, which launched the selection at the end of January in advance. This is the first episode of a franchise that has become a cult favorite among Japanese game fans, mixing adventure game phases with Ace Attorney-style court sequences—all mixed with a good dose of anime parody and of Battle Royale.
We already talked about it a few days ago, Hitman Trilogy is embedded in the console and PC Game Pass for this half of the month. This compilation brings together the 3 games from IO Interactive’s reboot trilogy, and takes advantage of the big content update for Hitman 3, introducing new game modes, also scheduled for January 20th. Finally, this month of January welcomes a title that it has been waiting for a long time: Windjammers 2, the sequel to the cult frisbee arcade game resurrected by DotEmu, arrives in just a few days.
Two rooms two atmospheres for the following games: on one side we find Rainbow Six Extraction, the new cooperative FPS from Ubisoft which arrives in day one on the Game Pass, and on the other Taiko no Tatsuijin: The Drum Master!, a terribly Japanese rhythm game… And also unexpected. Bandai Namco has still not formalized the release of the latter, and this Xbox leak also marks the first visual and release horizon for this new title while drumming. It remains to discover its final release date once the Richmond firm has made its announcement in good and due form.
A new era in the Windows mobile game console market. GPD has already received the Ryzen 7 6800U APU for the Win Max 2 console
With the release of Ryzen 6000 mobile processors, equipped with very powerful iGPUs, a new era of Windows handheld game consoles is dawning.
The Aya Neo 2 console with Ryzen 7 6800U was unveiled yesterday, and now GPD has boasted that it has already acquired a batch of the same APUs, so GPD Win Max 2 test models based on this platform should be ready by June. Judging by the entry, the company did not expect that it would be able to get the processors so quickly.
GPD Win Max 2 was introduced back in March, but with a Core i7-1280P processor, but its graphics subsystem is no match for the iGPU in the Ryzen 7 6800U.
As a result, before the end of the year, at least two more portable set-top boxes with Windows that can handle modern games should appear on the market. True, apparently, in both cases we are talking about a Full HD screen, which creates an additional load on the GPU. For the same Steam Deck, the resolution is HD.
Ghost Of Tsushima, God of War, The Last of Us, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla and more. Sony has announced the list of games for the updated PS Plus subscription
Sony has finally revealed the list of games that will be available as part of the new PlayStation Plus subscription in Extra and Premium plans.
At the time of the announcement, Sony was talking about 400 games, but so far the list is much more modest. The company will probably replenish it over time. However, this list includes former Sony exclusives and even a few games that are still not available on any other platforms. For example, these are the cult Bloodborne and The Last of Us or Demon’s Souls and Returnal, which are completely exclusive only to PS5.
In general, the list includes the following games from internal PlayStation studios:
- Concrete Genie
- Days Gone
- Dead Nation Apocalypse Edition
- Death Stranding and Death Stranding Director’s Cut
- Demon’s Souls
- Destruction AllStars
- Everybody’s Golf
- Ghost Of Tsushima Director’s Cut
- God of War
- Gravity Rush 2
- Gravity Rush Remastered
- Horizon Zero Dawn
- Infamous First Light
- Infamous Second Son
- Little Big Planet 3
- LocoRoco Remastered
- LocoRoco 2 Remastered
- Marvel’s Spider-Man
- Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales
- Patapon Remastered
- Patapon 2 Remastered
- Shadow of the Colossus
- Tearaway Unfolded
- The Last Guardian
- The Last of Us Remastered
- The Last of Us: Left Behind
- Until Dawn
- Uncharted The Nathan Drake Collection
- Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
- Uncharted: The Lost Legacy
- WipEout Omega Collection
Also on the list are games from third-party studios:
- Assassin’s Creed Valhalla
- Batman: Arkham Knight
- Cities: Skylines
- Control: Ultimate Edition
- Dead Cells
- Far Cry 3 Remaster
- Far Cry 4
- Final Fantasy XV Royal Edition
- For Honor
- Hollow Knight
- Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy
- Mortal Kombat 11
- Narutoshippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4
- NBA 2K22
- Outer Wilds
- Red Dead Redemption 2
- resident evil
- Soulcalibur VI
- South Park: The Fractured but Whole
- The Artful Escape
- The Crew 2
- Tom Clancy’s The Division
But that’s not all. As part of the Premium plan, users will have access to classic PlayStation games:
- Ape Escape
- Hot Shots Golf
- IQ Intelligent Qube
- Jump Flash!
- Siphon Filter
- Super Stardust Portable
- Mr. Driller
- Tekken 2
- Worms World Party
- Worms Armageddon
In the same Premium plan, there will be remasters of classic games:
- Ape Escape 2
- Arc The Lad: Twilight of the Spirits
- dark cloud
- Dark Cloud 2
- Hot Shots Tennis
- Jack II
- Jack 3
- Jak X: Combat Racing
- Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy
- Rogue Galaxy
- Wild Arms 3
- Bioshock Remastered
- Borderlands The Handsome Collection
- Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition
- Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning
- LEGO Harry Potter Collection
In addition, there will be promised games from the PlayStation 3, but only from the PlayStation Now cloud, so they will only be available in a number of countries. The list of games includes the following projects:
- Crash Commando
- Demon’s Souls
- Hot Shots Golf: Out of Bounds
- Hot Shots Golf: World Invitational
- Infamous 2
- Infamous: Festival of Blood
- LocoRoco Cocoreccho!
- MotorStorm Apocalypse
- MotorStorm RC
- Ratchet & Clank: Quest For Booty
- Ratchet & Clank: A Crack in Time
- Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus
- Resistance 3
- Super Stardust HD
- tokyo jungle
- When Vikings Attack
- Asura’s Wrath
- Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2
- Devil May Cry HD Collection
- Enslaved: Odyssey to the West
- Lost Planet 2
- Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2
- Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare
And finally, in the same senior tariff plan, there will be time-limited (three hours) trial versions of games. Now the list of projects is rather modest, but later new exclusives should appear in it.
- Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection
- Horizon Forbidden West
- Cyberpunk 2077
- Farming Simulator 22
- Tiny Tina’s Wonderland
- WWE 2K22
Sony promises monthly replenishment of the list of free games. As you can see, comparing such a PS Plus to Xbox Game Pass, the latter benefits from the release of Microsoft exclusives on their launch day, but the Sony subscription offers more iconic and highly regarded titles, including PlayStation exclusives that are not available on PC.
The launch of the new PS Plus will take place on May 24 in Asia, then it will be available in Japan on June 2, after June 13 North and South America will be connected, and in other markets the service will become available on June 27.
AMD will not remain a monopolist in the console market. The next Nintendo Switch will likely use the Nvidia platform again
The second-generation Nintendo Switch console, whatever it’s called, looks set to once again be based on Nvidia’s single-chip system.
This conclusion is made by sources based on a new Nvidia vacancy. The company is looking for a tool engineer for game console developers.
Considering that Sony and Microsoft have long opted for AMD solutions, the current Nintendo Switch is based on SoC Tegra, and no other major companies seem to be going to seriously enter the console market, it is most likely that we are talking about the development platforms for the new Nintendo console. True, this may mean that such a prefix will not be released soon.
By the way, the other day Nintendo itself indirectly confirmed that it would continue to use the Nvidia platform in its new console. The company said that it is very important for it to maintain the continuity of generations and implement a smooth transition. And the easiest way to do this is to keep the platform of the same manufacturer.
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