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Rockstar confirms “exciting” GTA Online updates coming in 2021 & 2022

GTA Online is one of the most popular multiplayer games in modern gaming, and Rockstar teasing even more content in the near future.

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GTA Online has emerged as one of the most popular multiplayer modes since the turn of the century, on the back of GTA V’s astronomical success. But despite being nearly eight years old, Rockstar is still teasing more big updates to come.

There’s a lot to look forward to if you’re a Grand Theft Auto fan. From the next-gen remaster of GTA 5 to the all-but-confirmed rework of GTA III, Vice City, and San Andreas, there’s plenty of new content to get excited about.

Even with all this, GTA Online continues to grow and evolve with new updates like Los Santos Tuners. According to a recent interview, Rockstar Games is far from done with the successful multiplayer mode.

Cars from the GTA Online Los Santos Tuners update

Speaking in a Q&A with GTANet, Rockstar teased that they have new updates scheduled for GTA Online coming in 2021.

“We’ve got a few things planned this year which we think will be really fun for the community to take part in,” Rockstar said in the interview.

The developer didn’t go into specifics about what the plans were, but it did mention “new activities” for what is expected to be this year’s Halloween-themed event. Sadly, we will have to wait until nearer the time for the nature of these spooky missions to be revealed.

GTA Online Halloween-themed bikes and masks

Rockstar also hinted that they had big plans for GTA Online going beyond this year, saying it had “some exciting new updates” on the cards for 2022.

No more details were offered about what these updates would look like, and it remains to be seen if any of them are tied to the GTA Remastered Trilogy we’re expecting to see sometime in the next year or so.

Rockstar ended the interview by thanking the community for the “humbling” support it has shown to GTA Online over the years, and particularly the positive response to the Los Santos Tuners content.

For more on GTA Online take a look at the latest patch notes for August 26, and how to win the Prize Ride vehicle.

Image credits: Rockstar Games

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Has Star Wars Battlefront 3 been canceled? Leaks, rumors & everything we know

It’s been reported that Star Wars Battlefront 3 isn’t in development at DICE, so here’s everything we know about the Star Wars shooter.

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Although rumors made it likely that Star Wars Battlefront 3 was in development, recent reports claim DICE and EA have abandoned the game in favor of continuing to support Battlefield 2042.

The Star Wars Battlefront franchise was rebooted in 2015 by DICE on the Frostbite engine. Huge battles, stunning visuals, and sounds directly from the films made the game a Star Wars fan’s dream.

Although 2017’s Battlefront 2 loot box system received massive backlash, changing how microtransactions were implemented in video games forever, Star Wars fans loved the core gameplay and were desperate for Battlefront 3.

However, following on from Battlefield 2042’s troubled release and the recent news that Respawn Entertainment are working on new Star Wars titles, journalist Jeff Grubb has reported that Star Wars Battlefront 3 isn’t in development.

Here’s everything we know about Battlefront 3.

Star Wars Battlefront 3 reportedly not in development

Star Wars Battlefront 2 gameplay

It was announced on January 25 that Respawn Entertainment would be developing three new Star Wars titles and alongside this news, VentureBeat’s Jeff Grubb reported that “Battlefront 3 isn’t happening.”

Battlefront 3 was noticeably absent from EA’s latest Star Wars video game announcement. Then, suspicions were seemingly confirmed after Grubb said “DICE, which is still putting out fires with Battlefield 2042, is focusing on the Battlefield franchise going forward.”

It was previously reported by industry insider Tom Henderson that Battlefront 3’s pitch was denied because it was too expensive to make.

Unfortunately, it sounds like Battlefront 3 isn’t in development.

Respawn Entertainment developing Star Wars FPS game

Star Wars Respawn Entertainment announcement

It was announced that one of the titles Respawn Entertainment are developing is a new Star Wars FPS title.

The project will be helmed by Peter Hirschmann, who worked on fan-favorites such as the original Battlefront II, The Force Unleashed, the classic LEGO games, and Republic Commando.

Little is known about this new Star Wars FPS game, but it’s highly unlikely that it’s anything to do with the Battlefront franchise.

Star Wars Battlefront 2 actors returned to work

Iden and Admiral Versio in Star Wars Battlefront 2

Battlefront 3 rumors began to fly when actors from Battlefront 2’s campaign tweeted that they were working together again in late 2020, posting images of motion capture suits.

Several actors from the original Battlefront game have posted that they are back to work on social media. In November, TJ Ramini, who played Del Meeko, posted an image of him holding a motion capture suit to his Twitter. Alongside it, he said “Hello, old friend,” with a video game controller emoji beside it.

Janina Gavankar, who played Iden Versio, posted an image of a motion capture suit around the same time.

Also, Anthony Skordi, who played Imperial Admiral Versio, posted a picture of him in a recording booth and bantered with Ramini, confirming they were working on a project together.

With these actors confirming they are working together and posting motion suit pictures around the same time, many believed they were working on the Star Wars Battlefront 3 campaign together.

It’s possible that they were working on Battlefront 3 which has since been scrapped, it could have been for another Star Wars project, or a different project entirely.


Also, be sure to check out everything we know about Crysis 4 and the rumored Warzone 2.

Image Credits: DICE / EA / Respawn Entertainment

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FIFA 22 Team of the Week: TOTW 19 & featured players

EA have announced another FIFA 22 Team of the Week. We’ve got everything you need to know, as well as the full FIFA 22 TOTW 19 lineup.

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It’s time for another FIFA 22 Team of the Week. In FIFA 22 TOTW 19, there are some huge names for people to add to their teams and we’ve got all the details listed for you.

Ultimate Team remains the most popular mode in the FIFA series. One of the many reasons for this is incorporating real-world football into its addictive gameplay loop through special cards, such as Icons or the new FUT Heroes.

One of the mode’s oldest promotions is ‘Team of the Week’, which offers players a weekly batch of upgraded cards, based on real-life player performances the previous week, to help build out their squads.

We’ll be updating this hub with the latest FIFA 22 TOTW news, so be sure to check back here every week.

Here are the full updates for FIFA 22’s Team of the Week 19.

FIFA 22 FUT TOTW 19

FIFA 22 striker Erling Haaland

The FIFA 22 TOTW 19 is here, and it’s full of big names from across the world. For those who like to try out new cards and have the funds to do so, FIFA’s TOTW is great.

Check out the full squad for the FIFA 22 TOTW 19 here.

What are TOTW cards in FIFA 22 Ultimate Team?

Team of the Week items are special cards that boost stats based on that player’s performance in the previous week of real-world games. Any player awarded an in-form will see both their ratings and in-game stats get a permanent increase.

Every week, EA unveils a 23-man squad of the stars who had the best games in the previous domestic or international fixtures round. They could be awarded for a last-minute winner in a big game or a heroic performance from a goalkeeper to keep a clean sheet.

Each TOTW is available in packs for an entire week until it is replaced by the next squad on the following Wednesday. Player’s can not receive an in-form two weeks in a row.

While an in-form card is in packs, it replaces the base version of that player. The normal card will return to packs when that TOTW is over.

AC Milan player dribbling the ball in FIFA 22

In FIFA 22, EA has addressed fans’ complaints that TOTW items are often quickly rendered useless by the other promotional cards added to the game throughout the year.

Every week, one player will receive a special Featured TOTW card. These players will receive a larger boost than the rest of the squad in an attempt to make them more desirable to those building their teams.

To qualify for this additional stat-boost, the player must have a base card that is under 80-rated and not have any other performance-based card in packs – such as a Ones to Watch.

Screenshot of Jude Bellingham card

When is the TOTW released?

Historically, EA announces the latest TOTW every Wednesday so that any Monday night games can be considered.

Each new team is normally Tweeted out around 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET / 6 PM GMT with a full look at every upgrade.


For more on FIFA 22 Ultimate Team, check out the 10 best Ultimate Team cards in FIFA 22 and our guide on which strikers you should buy.

Image Credits: EA Sports

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Crysis 4 announced: Reveal trailer & platforms

Crysis 4 is officially happening as the developers released new information and a trailer regarding the next instalment for the franchise.

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The developers behind the Crysis series, Crytek, have officially announced the development of Crysis 4 with an announcement trailer.

It’s been nine years since Crysis 3 was released, but thankfully fans have been able to relive the experience recently through the Crysis Remastered Trilogy, which was released in 2021.

The Crysis franchise has always been known for pushing the bar when it comes to graphics, mechanics, and overall innovation when it comes to game development. Now, in 2022, the developers have teased a fourth game, getting fans excited for a new next-gen experience.

crysis 4 teaser trailer

A lot has changed since Crysis was released. At the time, the games were extremely impressive and stood as a benchmark for the power of a PC with the phrase “can it run Crysis?”

The games were innovative and took advantage of the most up-to-date technology of the times. Now in 2022, Crysis 4 is officially happening, and the developers are looking to continue the trend of creating a “truly next-gen shooter,” as they stated in their announcement blog post.

Does Crysis 4 have a release date?

crysis 4 helmet teaser

Crysis 4 has only just been announced, so unfortunately there is no official release date for the game. Having said that, the developers did give players an inclination as to how far they are through development:

“Right now the game is in the early stages of development so it will be a while yet…as development progresses we will release more details when we can.”

Despite being in early development, the developers seem committed to creating another installment of Crysis that lives up to the expectations of the original games.

As more information is uncovered about Crysis 4, we will be sure to update this piece so make sure you check back here soon.

What platforms will Crysis 4 be available on?

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It’s unclear exactly which platforms Crysis 4 will be available on, as the game is so early on in development.

However, as the blog post mentions the developer’s aim to create a “truly next-gen shooter,” we can safely say that the game will likely be available on PS5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC.

It could also be available on the previous generation of consoles, but due to the franchise’s reputation of pushing hardware to the limit, we’ll have to wait for official news. Again, once more information regarding the available platforms is released, we will update this article.

Crysis 4 announcement trailer

Along with the blog post, Crytek also released a teaser for the game. The trailer is only an announcement for the working title, but will still get fans of the original games hyped for its release and development.

The trailer features some pretty impressive visuals, with the iconic Crysis helmet being visible for a short second as rubble starts to fall and cover it up.

Hopefully, these visuals will translate into the game, as the video is definitely visually pleasing and high quality.


As more information is released regarding Crysis 4, we will be sure to update this page. For more, check out the news regarding Warzone 2.

Image Credits: Crytek

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