- Palworld has become an immensely popular game on Steam, attracting a large number of concurrent players and generating significant sales.
- Bethesda and MachineGames unveiled Indiana Jones and the Great Circle at the 2024 Xbox Developer Direct, featuring first-person gameplay and Troy Baker as the iconic archaeologist.
Palworld absolutely dominates the industry, Bethesda’s upcoming Indiana Jones game is revealed, and The Last of Us Part 2’s remaster launches. Today, Game Rant’s weekly recap takes a look at some of the most notable headlines from the past week.
The 2024 Xbox Developer Direct focused on several games with great insight from their studios, an Elder Scrolls mobile game has been announced with pre-registration available now, and leaks suggest that a battle royale game was in development for Halo before it was canceled. All that and more in this week’s roundup of games industry news.
The Next Dead Space-Like Needs Another Isaac, Not Callisto Protocol’s Jacob
If a new Dead Space or Dead Space-like title releases in the future, it must take cues from what made Isaac Clarke a special horror protagonist.
Palworld is Already One of Steam’s Most Popular Games Ever
The discourse and excitement surrounding Palworld have resulted in a monumental and baffling concurrent player count on Steam, as well as an enormous number of sales since its launch.
Indiana Jones and the Great Circle Revealed at 2024 Xbox Developer Direct
MachineGames and Bethesda’s Indiana Jones and the Great Circle was given a hefty reveal at the 2024 Xbox Developer Direct, showcasing its blend of first-person gameplay and pulled-back camera angles for cutscenes and traversal. The game is slated for release later this year, and stars Troy Baker as the iconic, eponymous archaeologist.
Unannounced Halo Battle Royale Supposedly Shelved
Trends are incredibly fleeting in the video games industry and while it’s uncertain what led to its cancelation, a Halo battle royale game was reportedly in development and recently canned.
Avowed Reveals Dynamic Combat at 2024 Xbox Developer Direct
Also at the 2024 Xbox Developer Direct, Avowed arrived with more gameplay revealed to demonstrate elaborate first-person combat with the ability to dual-wield wands, parry, and mix-and-match builds. Gameplay also showed branching dialogue paths that could affect the narrative.
Sort of in the same vein as Fallout Shelter, a new mobile game has been announced as The Elder Scrolls: Castles, which allows players to build and manage their own dynasty.
Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 leaves many questions lingering, hopefully for a sequel to answer later on, but one decision concerning Peter and Harry needs to be clarified above all others.
Movies & TV
Teen Titans is arguably the most formative and seminal take on the titular team, at least before the highly humorous Teen Titans GO aired. In Teen Titans, a mysterious figure named Red X appears and is one of the most interesting aliases of their alter ego.
Palworld has taken the gaming landscape by storm lately and anyone leaping into the Pokemon-inspired survival sim will need to know its most basic mechanics, including how to catch pals.
Game Rant Exclusives
The Last of Us Part 2 recently released a remastered version for PS5 that includes cut levels with developer commentary and a full-blown roguelike mode, easily honing the sequel into a definitive edition.
- January 19, 2024
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- Pocket Pair, Inc.
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- T For Teen Due To Violence