Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Adds Level Scaling This Week • Eurogamer.net

UPDATE 15:00 UK: This year’s event, the Summer Sigrblot Festival, will take place from July 29th to August 19th, Ubisoft has now announced. Valhalla’s “Siege of Paris” expansion will land right in the middle of it on August 12th. Preparations for the above will come along with a handful of new capabilities as part of …

Tokyo Olympics opening offers a range of game music • Eurogamer.net

Final Fantasy! Monster hunter! Sound. A year late and amid a cloud of controversy, the Tokyo 2020 Olympics have officially started to a soundtrack of well-known video game music. In the traditional Parade of Nations of the Olympic Games, athletes from all participating countries entered the Tokyo Olympic Stadium to the sounds of Final Fantasy, …

Pokémon Go Fest 2021 made 15 million in two days • Eurogamer.net

Caught 1.5 billion creatures. Pokémon Go Fest 2021 grossed £ 15.4 million ($ 21 million) in two days, according to figures from app store analytics firm Sensor Tower. The Saturday of the ticket event last weekend was one of the most lucrative days for the game since its stratospheric launch in July 2016, but was …

Pokémon Go improved their storytelling at a memorable Go Fest • Eurogamer.net

Pokémon Go celebrated its big annual Go Fest event over the weekend with entertaining gameplay and some great storytelling flourishes. In-game and in the real world, developer Niantic has dropped a number of teasing about the game’s future and seemed to be clever at avoiding the technical pitfalls of the past when millions of people …

Pokmon Go Fest Leak Points Surprise Mythical Tease • Eurogamer.net

Pokémon Go’s big annual Go Fest event takes place this weekend – and it includes a surprising mythical creature tease as part of its plot, according to a new leak. Details were revealed online yesterday evening by the ever-dependable data mining group PokéMiners – which then sparked a hasty reaction from developer Niantic, apparently aiming …

Pokémon Go fans will find hidden mechanics behind catching raid bosses • Eurogamer.net

After a year of research, Pokémon Go fans have discovered a hidden mechanism involved in catching creatures from raid battles. Research published today by fan resource The Silph Road appears to reveal a secret modifier that increases the likelihood of catching a raid boss in the course of an encounter. Put simply, the longer it …

Battlefield 2042 PC and console crossplay detailed • Eurogamer.net

Cross-progression and “cross-commerce” also confirmed. Battlefield 2042 will offer crossplay between PC and console players, with some restrictions and opt-outs. PC, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X / S owners can all play together, with the option to turn off mixing of PC and console groups if you wish. Separately, PS4 and Xbox One console …

Tokyo postponed to early 2022 • Eurogamer.net

“We focus on protecting the health of everyone at Tango.” PlayStation 5 time-exclusive Ghostwire: Tokyo will now start “early 2022”, developer Tango Gameworks has announced. The delay will allow the studio to complete the project while protecting the health of the studio’s staff, Tango said in a statement posted on Twitter today. Ghostwire: Tokyo was …

Pokémon Go postpones release of new Pikachu in Japan • Eurogamer.net

“Because of the latest developments.” Pokémon Go will no longer release a Pikachu special edition for the Japanese tourism hotspot Okinawa on July 22nd. The custom shirted Pikachu should be the game’s first regional costumed creature – and more should be on the way. But developer Niantic has now released an update stating that the …