The Biggest Gaming News For October 10, 2021 – TheGamer

Biggest news for today includes Metroid Dread, Xbox, Pokemon Unite, and more.
Biggest gaming news for today includes emulations of Metroid Dread and the discovery that two-thirds of games in development at Xbox may not have been announced yet. Additionally, we saw Pokemon Unite players discover the ability to switch between platforms mid-match, a suggestion that the next Far Cry game will be online-orientated, and a statement from PlayStation’s president about the company’s reach (or lack thereof).
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Discourse on Metroid Dread has been running rampant today after sites have reported that the game is already being emulated on PC, just days after its launch. Specifically, Switch emulator Yuzu displays the game at native resolution and manages to run it smoothly, while Ryujinx users have been reporting some stuttering issues. But fans have been more than a little unhappy at the fact that these emulations have been promoted, not because it hurts Nintendo, but because it would be a disservice to the devs who worked hard to bring Metroid Dread to us in the first place.
In a video of The Xbox Two, Xbox YouTube Content Creator Rand al Thor 19 sits down to play games and chat with Jez, a reporter for Windows Central. In the video, they discuss Xbox’s future roadmap, and Rand al Thor 19 shares that, based on his knowledge (which discludes anything Bethesda is working on), he thinks that only one-third of Xbox’s projects have been announced. Additionally, Jez claims that he will be able to share more information on Avowed in the upcoming weeks.
Apparently, players can actually go between the Nintendo Switch and mobile version of Pokemon Unite whenever they want to. If you just boot it up on mobile, you can take over where you left off on the Switch from there. A Reddit user figured this out when their WiFi went out in the middle of match, so they couldn’t continue on their Switch, and they successfully swapped to mobile instead.
In the latest Axois newsletter, some insiders claimed that the next Far Cry game is going to be “online-oreintated.” Stephen Totilo went into details about the game and claimed that “…Ubisoft appears to know a shake-up is needed. During a podcast in June, Bloomberg’s Jason Schreier noted that the next Far Cry could go in a ‘radically different direction.’ That tracks with a source of my own who said the company was exploring a more online-oriented approach for a sequel.”
PlayStation President and CEO, Jim Ryan, sat down with Gamesindustry.biz to discuss how he isn’t happy with PlayStation’s current reach, and how he wants more people to be able to play their games. In his words, “Music and movies, they can be enjoyed by almost limitless audiences. And I think some of the art that our studios are making is some of the finest entertainment that has been made anywhere in the world. And to kind of gate the audience for the wonderful art, wonderful entertainment that our studios are making… to gate the audience for that at 20 or 30 million frustrates me. I would love to see a world where hundreds of millions of people can enjoy those games.”
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Monday kicks off another busy week in gaming, bringing with it some updates on titles such as the GTA remastered trilogy, Far Cry 6, and New World.
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