The Update for week ending 1oth April 2016

Hello Fellow Cravers. I am GD and and we are back with the top 3 gaming news stories of the week, Top 5, new releases and a recap of YouTube of the week with the Update!

NEWS

3)FIFA 16 to be added to EA Access Vault

FIFA 16 is the next title going into the vault of games offered to subscribers of EA Access and Origin Access. EA Sports’ acclaimed soccer simulation will be available on both premium services beginning April 19.

The addition means last year’s NBA Live 16 and Rory McIlroy PGA Tour, and barely-a-month-old UFC 2, are the only current EA Sports series not available through the Access program on Xbox One.

Worth mentioning also is the fact EA Access and Origin Access members get a 10 percent discount on their digital purchases, which extends to FIFA 16’s Ultimate Team mode, including currency, card packs and other in-game purchases.

EA Access costs $4.99 a month and $29.99 annually; it is available only on Xbox One. Origin Access for PCs is available only at the monthly rate of $4.99.

FIFA 16 is the 19th game available on EA Access, and the 17th on Origin Access.

2) Rocket League getting retail version this July

A physical release for Rocket League is headed to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on July 5, Psyonix and 505 Games announced. The retail version of the popular downloadable title, which is currently available on both consoles and Windows PC, will come with added content, according to a press release.

The collector’s edition set includes the original Rocket League game as well as items and cars included in its expansion packs. These include Supersonic Fury, Revenge of the Battle-Cars and Chaos Run, the most recent DLC release.

Psyonix announced in February that the popular sports game, which recently received its own esports league, would be heading to stores. While it first launched on PS4 and PC last year, Rocket League arrived on Xbox One earlier this year; Microsoft later announced that cross-platform support, allowing PC players to square off against Xbox players, would be coming to the game. That feature is currently available for the PS4 and Steam versions.

1)Final Fantasy XV coming this September, new playable demo avaliable

Nosgoth, a competitive multiplayer online game set in the world of Legacy of Kain, will shut down next month, according to a post on publisher Square Enix’s community forum.

“It is with a heavy heart and an immense sense of sadness that we must announce the end of Nosgoth’s development,” the team behind the Windows PC game wrote in a post. Servers for the Windows PC game, which launched in Early Access on Steam in 2014, will be terminated May 31.

While the free-to-play team-based game will remain active until then, players are no longer able to purchase additional in-game content. All transactions made since March 1 will be refunded, the developer said in its farewell announcement.

developer Psyonix worked on Nosgoth, which was born from another canceled project. Just last month, a member of the studio teased upcoming updates and a possible full release for the multiplayer title in an interview.

The multiplayer game stemmed from a similar component included in Legacy of Kain: Dead Sun, which was in development at Climax Studios. Square Enix canceled that game in 2012, after which it announced it was spinning off Nosgoth into its own release.

Following a closed test, an open beta for Nosgoth hit Steam Early Access in early 2015; its remained in beta since. According to Steam Charts, its userbase has fluctuated over the years. In the last 30 days, an average of 930 people were playing Nosgoth at a time.

The single-player, action-adventure Legacy of Kain franchise has yet to receive a proper release since the cancelation of Dead Sun. In a FAQ included with the Nosgoth cancelation announcement, its developer claims that “[a]ny future Legacy of Kain project will be considered independently of Nosgoth and on the merits of the proposals alone.”

UK GAME CHARTS

It looks like it is the end of an impressive run for Tom Clancy’s The Division, as it drops 2 places down to number 3 after spending the last 4 weeks at the top of the Charts. In it’s place is the newly released Microsoft exclusive, Quantum Break, which released last Tuesday. In 2nd this week is the newest title in Codemasters Dirt series, Dirt Rally. Making it’s way for the 2 new releases, FIFA 16 drops down a place to 4, with Far Cry Primal being heavly hit as it drops 3 to 5. The only other new release in the top 20 this week is MXGP 2, debutting at number 17.

Down 3 to No.5:      FAR CRY PRIMAL

Down 1 to No.4:      FIFA 16

Down 2 to No.3:      TOM CLANCY’S THE DIVISION

New at No.2:             DIRT RALLY

New at No.1:              QUANTUM BREAK

NEW RELEASES

GAMES RELEASED ON TUESDAY 5TH APRIL

Dark Souls III (XO/PS4/PC)
Stories: The Path Of Destinies (PS4) – Digital Only
The Park (PS4) – Digital Only

 

YouTube videos of the week

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