The sun is shining down on us all like the fury of an angry god, causing red skin, sweating, and a desire to play games like Frostpunk or Skyrim. July is turning out to be an incredibly hot one, and the spiciness doesn’t stop at the weather. We’ve got tonnes of hot gaming news ready for you from the last two weeks, so let’s dive into this week’s Green Man Gaming News Roundup.
Seer Coming to Apex Legends
The next character coming to Apex Legends has been unveiled, or rather, is still veiled in shadow because it seems that’s his deal. Seer is a fashion-conscious drone-friend who embraces art and all things in the way of big hats, and will be coming to Apex Legends on August the 3rd, along with a new weapon and a big map update.
Back 4 Blood Shows off Lots of Zombie Action
The latest trailer has dropped for the game we’re not calling Left 4 Dead 3. Back 4 Blood’s new trailer shows off some of the absolute carnage you’ll be experiencing in this co-op zombie shooter, with some of the weird creations that the developers have cooked up for you. The trailer also dives into the tech side of things, showing off the uncapped framerate and 4k support. So you can enjoy the visuals as you dive into a world of death and destruction.
Steam Deck Announced
There had been rumours of the Steam Deck for a while now, but now we know that Valve’s Steam Deck, a handheld gaming platform for Steam games, is coming later this year. You’ll be able to get your hands on it around December 2021, and it’ll set you back anywhere between £349 to £569, though you can reserve one for a measly £4. It’s always good to see more options when it comes to gaming, and we for one are looking forward to getting some XCOM 2 hours in when we’re on the go.
Tencent to buy Sumo Digital
The Chinese giant is at it again, snapping up some more of the gaming world to shelter under its wide wings. Tencent have reportedly signed a deal for over £900 million for the veteran developers, meaning Sumo Digital joins Epic Games, Riot Games, and many more in the Tencent family. What does this mean for Sumo and the wider gaming world? We’ll have to wait to see if big changes are incoming.
Microsoft Commits to Supporting Windows 10 Users
With Windows 11 around the corner it may be a time of concern for many PC users who are still planning to use the previous version of Microsoft’s OS. Thankfully over on the Windows Blog Microsoft have announced a new update for Windows 10 which reaffirms their commitment to support Windows 10, at least for now. With around 1.3 billion users using this version of Windows, you can see why they’d want to keep all those people happily using Microsoft products for the foreseeable future.
Warframe to get Cross-Play and Cross-Saves
And finally this week, it’s always good to see some of the arbitrary gaming barriers come crashing down, and Warframe is next to pursue a more equitable approach to gaming. In a future update Warframe will receive both cross-play and cross-saves, meaning gamers will no longer be separated by the platform they play on, and if they started playing on a different platform they’ll be able to migrate their save across. Great for anyone who has switched between devices and has found the idea of starting over a little unpalatable.
On that bombshell from Warframe we’re going to disappear into a cold drink and sit in front of an even colder fan whilst we gather up some more gaming news for you in two weeks time. Until then, why not head on over to our Community Forum and get chatting – we’d love to hear from you.