The News Review: Edition 41

Here at The Gaming Review, we know that the modern gamer can sometimes be far too busy to search for all the latest in gaming news, so that’s why we’ve done the time-sapping part for you, and put the biggest news stories from over the past 7 days in one article.

  • Executive producer Shinji Hashimoto has said that the PS4 version of Final Fantasy 7 is a complete remake, not just a re-master.
  • Microsoft have revealed more details on the Xbox One’s backwards compatibility feature, with the console not only able to play 360 games, but also allows players to play against 360 players online.
  • Meanwhile Sony has announced that backwards compatibility is not part of their plans for the PlayStation 4.
  • Sony have also dampened Vita players’ spirits, after that no AAA games will be coming to the PlayStation Vita any time soon.
  • Sony however have also revealed a release date for the new 1TB PlayStation 4, dubbed the Ultimate Player Edition, which will be launching in Europe on July 15th.
  • Bethesda’s Todd Howard told IGN that companions in Fallout 4 are immortal, meaning players no longer have to worry about reloading a save after a stray explosive kills their buddies.
  • For the first time in the series, players have the option of choosing their drivers gender in Turn 10’s racing sim Forza Motorsport 6.
  • Meanwhile it has been revealed that ex-Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson will not be appearing in Forza 6, however Turn 10 have explained the partnership with Top Gear is still present, and that Richard Hammond and James May will continue to do voiceovers.
  • The Batman: Arkham Knight Batmobile Edition has been cancelled by developer Warner Bros. The £170 bundle was set to come with an 80-page art book, steel book case, limited edition comic, 3 DLC skins and a transformable Batmobile statue.
  • SMITE’s open beta on Xbox One will be playable on the 8th of July.
  • Evolve will be receiving a second season pass, called the Evolve Hunting Pass 2, which will grant players 4 new hunters and another monster as well as some new skins from June 23rd on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.
  • Massive Entertainment, the developers behind Tom Clancy’s: The Division, have cancelled the mobile companion app that originally announced two years ago.


Finally, the top games to be released this month are:

  • Batman: Arkham Knight – (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC)

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