2021 is sure to deliver some of the biggest and best games that we’ve ever seen. The PS5 and Xbox Series X are here to stay and they will be bringing out some quality AAA titles this year, here are 13 of them to keep an eye on.
The latest iteration of hardware from Sony and Microsoft are created from state-of-the-art technology capable of running some games we never thought possible 20 years ago, but the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X can do just that.
Already we’ve seen Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Demon’s Souls, and Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla look jaw-dropping on the new consoles, but there’s so much more to come.
13 big games to look forward to in 2021
God of War: Ragnarok
The hugely-anticipated follow-up to 2018’s masterpiece, God of War: Ragnarok is set to continue the heart-wrenching journey of father and son as Kratos and Atreus deal with the consequences of their actions from the first game.
The latest and greatest adventure from the legendary soldier – Master Chief. Microsoft’s premier franchise promises to deliver more of the epic sci-fi combat that has made the series so famous.
Horizon Forbidden West
After discovering some harrowing truths in 2017’s breakout hit – Horizon Zero Dawn – Aloy returns to embark on an even bigger and bolder adventure, battling the dangerous mechanical beasts that inhabit the land.
Ratchet & Clank: A Rift in Time
Everyone’s favorite lovable duo find themselves in more trouble as they need to quell an unwanted threat across multiple timelines and realities – using more zany weapons, of course.
Gran Turismo 7
Considered by many to be the ultimate showcase of simulated racing perfection. We can expect Polyphony Digital to hone GT7 to absolute, unbridled perfection and deliver the quintessential racing game.
Resident Evil 8 Village
Early indications are that Resident Evil is set to carry on where Resi 7 left off. Only this time with even darker themes and potentially lore-changing narrative beats.
The trailers even show the game bearing resemblance to the sensational Resident Evil 4.
Final Fantasy 16
The series that helped to popularize the JRPG genre is back for a 16th mainline entry in the franchise. Its debut trailer showed more magical monsters, wicked spells, and a glimpse of its next thought-provoking narrative.
How it’s taken this long for a large-scale, RPG Harry Potter game to be made is anyone’s guess, but the wait is nearly over. Choose your house, take the classes, and become a master wizard in the world of Hogwarts.
The unthinkable has happened as Batman is dead. Now, his most famous disciples and students will unite to eradicate the criminals that have taken over Gotham and defeated the city’s greatest hero.
Bethesda’s intriguing new creation is being headed behind the team that made Dishonored, so you can expect some slick and stylish action as you endlessly kill in a never-ending time loop.
Agent 47 returns to finish off the reboot trilogy and conclude his story, and it could be the final one to be made by IO Interactive. Hitman 3 is darker, more mature, and as secretive as ever.
Far Cry 6
It’s Giancarlo Esposito’s turn to try and emulate Vaas, Far Cry’s most iconic villain, and become an unforgettable bad guy. Knowing Ubisoft, the game will be gorgeous, flashy, and consume hours of your life.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2
The original Breath of the Wild wasn’t just one of the best games of the generation, it’s statistically one of the best games ever. BOTW2 has a huge standard to live up to, but most Zelda games generally do.
These are 13 great reasons why 2021 is going to be another great year in the annals of gaming history.
Let us know which ones you’re most looking forward to and to see if we’ve missed any that you’re particularly looking forward to.
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How to go invisible with Fortnite’s Predator Cloak Device
Hide from your opponents with Predator’s Cloak Device and become invisible. Learn how to use and what it does in Fortnite Season 5.
The legendary extra-terrestrial species Predator has arrived in Fortnite Season 5. He’s not come alone though as he’s brought with him a Cloak Device that players can use for invisibility.
Fortnite has offered varying degrees of invisibility in its game before. Examples include the bush that players could equip, outfits that blended in with the environment, and most recently salt that you could burrow around in underground.
However, these faux attempts at full concealment are nothing compared to Predator’s new Cloak Device. If players are able to obtain it, then they have a bonafide method of becoming practically see-through.
Fortnite Season 5 Predator Cloak Device
For a piece of sophisticated technology from a foreign part of the universe, Predator’s alien technology is surprisingly accessible to all.
Once you have your hands on the Cloak Device, all you need to do is simply activate the item, and you’ll instantly turn invisible. It should be noted that your outline can still be faintly seen. But from a distance, you are a mere blur to the naked eye.
The item possess the following stats:
- Cooldown: 30 seconds
- Duration: 30 seconds
- Exit Duration: 1 second
- Expire Alert: last 5 seconds
- NPC can go transparent too for 15 sec & 30 sec cooldown
Here’s the device in action thanks to HYPEX.
If you draw a weapon then your cloaking phase will be interrupted immediately. The Cloak is designed to allow you to escape from an enemy or provide a brief respite.
Predator’s Cloak Device seems to provide a bit more privacy than the Shadow Stones did – a previous item in Fortnite that offered some invisibility. However, they proved to be very buggy and never maintained a constant spot in Fortnite due to this.
There is plenty more Predator content to come and we’ve been able to see all the leaked Predator cosmetics that are scheduled for Fortnite.
Stay tuned for more information on Predator and future characters being added to Season 5.
Image credits: Epic Games
Leaked Predator cosmetics after Fortnite 15.21 patch
The Predator has arrived in Fortnite Season 5, and leakers have discovered all the cosmetic items coming with the extra-terrestrial hunter.
With the Fortnite v15.21 update comes the Predator, ready to hunt down the island’s best warriors, and leakers have revealed all the cosmetics coming with it.
As Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 5 progresses, more and more characters from pop culture are added to the popular battle royale. We’ve seen Star Wars’ Mandalorian, God of War’s Kratos, and characters from AMC’s The Walking Dead. Now, the Predator, the titular alien warrior from the classic 1980’s action movie has come to Fortnite Season 5.
A Predator crossover in the Stealthy Stronghold POI was spotted by an eagle-eyed player with familiar sights from the movies showing up. And for the past week, Predator’s ship has been parked in the POI, all-but confirming the extra-terrestrial hunter’s arrival.
We now know that Predator has come to join Jonesy’s ragtag team of hunters defending the Zero Point, and will be unlocked as the secret skin in Season 5’s Battle Pass.
All Fortnite Predator cosmetics leaked
Leakers had previously discovered the skin in the game files, but with the 15.21 update, we can now see everything coming alongside the alien hunter.
As revealed by Fortnite leaker Lucas7yoshi, there will be several cosmetic items coming with the ‘Jungle Hunter’ set. These include a back bling, weapon wrap, and harvesting tool.
The Predator’s Vautja Wristblades will be coming as a Mythic item, dealing extra damage to the environment and players. As it’s also included in the cosmetics leak, it’s possible that there will be a regular harvesting tool version of these blades, too.
The weapon wrap has a Predator-themed digital design, with ‘Reactive.WeaponFire’ being included in the description. It’s likely this wrap will apply further cosmetic changes to your guns.
Predator’s back bling is an alien skull taken as a trophy by the hunter, with it being described as a “grim keepsake from a far-off world.”
Along with Predator comes new Mythic items, the Predator Claw and Cloaking Device.
Stalk your prey by becoming invisible with the Predator’s Cloaking Device, but be mindful that the effect will be removed by swapping weapons or swimming. Then after successfully hunting your target, take them out with the Predator Claw.
Image Credits: Lucas7yoshi / Epic Games
New GTA 6 patent leak suggests Rockstar wants best NPCs ever
GTA fans have discovered a Rockstar patent that creates dynamic and complex NPCs to try and make the best NPCs possible in GTA 6.
A new patent by Rockstar, to potentially use in GTA 6, has been discovered that will make the best NPCs and make them more complex and intelligent.
It’s been over seven years since GTA 5 first graced the gaming world and there’s still no official word that the 6th game is in development. Every passing day leaves GTA fans emptier and to fill this void, they are trying to find every bit of information they can.
“Their internet sleuthing seems to have uncovered an extremely interesting patent from Take-Two, which could have a major impact on NPCs in their future titles. Rockstar are well-known for filling their open-world games with as much detail as possible, and it appears that non-playable characters could be receiving a major upgrade moving forward.”
GTA 6 NPC patent
The patent, titled “System And Method For Virtual Navigation In A Gaming Environment” patent appears to show a complex set of decision-making algorithms that would affect how NPCs behave around each other and playable characters.”
There is also further evidence to suggest that this is a system to do with a potential new Grand Theft Auto game. The inventors are Simon Parr – Lead AI Programmer at Rockstar Games – and David Hynd – Associate Director of Technology at Rockstar Games.
Information about the patent was posted recently in a Reddit post and discussed by several users. The new system allows NPCs to be more dynamic and complex. You’d imagine the hope is that every player that plays GTA 6 will have new experiences and the world will feel different every time they step foot in it.
Rockstar is never one for settling for anything less than the best. So it’s entirely possible that we don’t hear anything official about GTA 6 for a long time yet.
Once official information starts to trickle out about the game, we’ll report it here.
Image credits: Rockstar
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