Publisher Deep Silver must be in a state of updating its database of upcoming titles, because alongside word that Metro Exodus was getting pushed back to next year comes word that the long-awaited Shenmue III from Yu Suzuki now has a release window of 2019. A rather broad time-frame to be sure, and in keeping in line with the series' history - expected.
Chalk this one up to "yeah, we kind of assumed this is the case because there's no way the planned first-half of 2018 release was happening". Announced on Microsoft's E3 stage last year alongside a rather impressive real-time demonstration, Metro Exodus from Deep Silver and 4A Games has a new release window of Q1 2019.
On May 23 (which will be 6AM on Thursday May 24 AEST) the next Battlefield will be unveiled by EA, DICE, alongside comedian and Daily Show host Trevor Noah. Outside of the confirmation that it will indeed be titled Battlefield V we sdtill haven't got word that it'll be set during World War II. For that we'll need to wait another week.
In a new interview with German publication GameStar, id Software's Tim Willits confirms the rather obvious - the upcoming Rage 2 will not feature micro-transactions in the form of loot boxes. And we say obvious because we haven't seen loot boxes in any Bethesda or id Software game so far. Which is why his rather cheeky response is quite funny.
With planes, boats, and cars, Ubisoft's The Crew 2 looks to take the serious tone of the original and give it the Forza Horizon treatment with fun open-world racing. With the full game due for release on June 29 the Closed Beta will offer racers a chance to experience the title's four disciplines - Street Race, Rally Raid, Powerboat and Aerobatics.
Red Dead Redemption 2 from Take-Two and Rockstar is poised to be one of the biggest titles of 2018 no doubt. In a new financial report from the publisher it notes that Red Dead Redemption 2 and new entries in the popular NBA 2K and WWE 2K series will drive growth for the next financial year. But, it also highlights a mystery title from "one of 2K’s biggest franchises" that is getting delayed.
Due to a high volume of errors and disconnections Rare will be temporarily removing two highly requested Sea of Thieves features that were due to arrive this week. Adn were, as they were included in the recent 1.0.7 update. Those being the ability to create and sail via a Private Crew option, and the ability to hand over consumable items to other pirates.
Mario Tennis titles have always been very good, and come June 22 the latest iteration of the family-friendly sports franchise, starring Mario, Peach, Luigi and co: Mario Tennis Aces will land on Switch. However, ahead of that official date, Nintendo is giving eager beavers Advantage, with an online tournament. (Sorry.) (Not sorry.)
Beginning at 11pm (AEST) Thursday May 17 and running through to 7pm (AEST) Monday May 21. The Open Beta will be available across both PS4 and Xbox One and will serve as a primer for the new (or old-school) arcade-style racing of Onrush. Included will be a full tutorial, two tracks with dynamic weather effects, and a suite of vehicles. Plus, single and multiplayer modes.
Remember that Walmart Canada listing? Feels like that happened a lifetime ago we know. Anyway, with the surprise Rage 2 listing turning out to be true many have been assuming that the rest of the list would be true too. Including a listing for the highly anticipated Borderlands 3 from Gearbox Software.