Crisis Core: Final Fantasy 7 is getting an HD remaster

The wait is finally over: A version of Crisis Core: Final Fantasy 7 will be legally playable on modern platforms. The game is getting a new look under the name Crisis Core: Final Fantasy 7 Reunion, Square Enix announced Thursday during its Final Fantasy 7 25th Anniversary livestream. The HD...

30-plus Xbox indie demos bring Summer Game Fest home, starting June 21

For the third year in a row, Microsoft is putting together a week of Xbox indie game demos tied to the news and announcements of Summer Game Fest. This year, that will take place from June 21 through June 27, with more than 30 demos of unreleased games appearing across...

Xbox Game Pass Ultimate gets FIFA 22 next week

FIFA 22, the most current edition of EA Sports’ soccer behemoth, joins EA Play on June 23, which means Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers get it for Xbox One and Xbox Series X, too. FIFA 22 buttresses a June lineup of Xbox Game Pass games that includes two Ubisoft AAA...

Valheim coming to Xbox in 2023 as a ‘console launch exclusive’

Viking survival game Valheim is coming to Xbox Game Pass, publisher Coffee Stain and developer Iron Gate announced Tuesday during Microsoft’s extended Xbox Games Showcase. Valheim will be playable via PC Game Pass (and on the Microsoft Store) in fall 2022, and will come to Xbox One and Xbox Series...

Starfield will have a silent protagonist and first-person conversations

Bethesda showed off the first Starfield gameplay during Microsoft’s 2022 Xbox and Bethesda Showcase on Sunday, and it already includes shooting, exploration, and lockpicking in space. One thing it didn’t show was the game’s main character speaking. Many players wondered if this meant that the player character would be Bethesda’s...

Minecraft gets a strategy spinoff, Minecraft Legends

A Minecraft spinoff is in development from Microsoft, the company announced Sunday during its Xbox and Bethesda Games Showcase. It’s called Minecraft Legends, and it’s expected out in 2023. Minecraft, the 11-year-old sandbox blockbuster, will look a little different in the upcoming spinoff; it’s expected to be a strategy game...

The biggest announcements from Summer Game Fest Live

Summer Game Fest returned this year on Thursday, June 9, with a livestream event in which host Geoff Keighley showed off new game announcements, new trailers for upcoming games, and some surprising reveals. If you didn’t catch the stream on YouTube, Twitch, Twitter, or Facebook, we’ve rounded up the biggest...

Everything shown at Summer Game Fest’s Day of the Devs

Following Summer Game Fest, Double Fine and iam8bit queued up for the 10th anniversary of indie showcase Day of the Devs. As usual, the broadcast curated a vibrant selection of indie games in development — everything from cute management sims to viral train-horror games. In total, 16 games were showcased...