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Report: Dataminer uncovers files for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare’s battle royale mode:
Noted Call of Duty leaker Senescallo has posted new files on the official Modern Warfare subreddit that point to a massive 200-player battle royale mode featuring solo, two-player, and four-player options. Senescallo also uncovered details pointing to a unique respawn system that will see downed players duke it in the “Gulag” area to earn a place back in the match proper. Eurogamer has posted more details about the leak, including images that have since been taken down from the original reddit post.
Microsoft announces new Project xCloud details and games at XO19:
Microsoft its special XO19 Xbox fan event in London yesterday and revealed a slew of new details about Project xCloud and Xbox Game Pass in addition to introducing new games. Firstly, the software giant announced that Project xCloud now supports 50 titles as part of its testing phase, with the company planning on letting Xbox owners stream their entire game library.
Xbox Game Pass subscribers will soon get to enjoy Yakuza 0, Kiwami, and Kiwami 2; Remnant: From the Ashes, Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition, and more.
Rare also announced a new original title named EVERWILD that features the studio’s tried and true colourful art aesthetic combined with action adventure gameplay.
Grinding Gear Games announces Path of Exile 2, mobile version of Path of Exile:
The Kiwi developer made the surprise announcements at ExileCon in Auckland on Friday, with the company taking great care to alleviate player concerns for both. Path of Exile 2 will feature a 7-part story that takes place approximately two decades after the original game and will also see Grind Gear majorly change the current seven player classes and core game mechanics. Current Path of Exile players will be able to bring their inventory across to the new game but will have to wait until late next year to test the sequel.
As for Path of Exile’s mobile version, Grinder Gears co-founder Chris Wilson told GameSpot that he wants to make the “experimental” project a reality and that his studio has made multiple prototypes but has failed to make a clear case for what it should be.
“It’s looking good, so I’m expecting a release. [But] there’s questions. Does it have the Path of Exile 2 content? We can do that. I can basically press a button and it’s running on it,” he said. “So it’s a matter of ‘What do we want to position it as? Does it have its own storyline?’ We haven’t decided this kind of stuff yet.”
Lastly, the studio also announced a new expansion for the original game named Conquerors of the Atlas in addition to a new league named Metamorph.
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