Nintendo Switch Online now has over 10 million subscribers!!!!

As far as big news is concerned in relation to the gaming world it has just been discovered that the Nintendo Switch’s online service has been doing much better than people could have expected. For those who do not know the online subscription service for the Nintendo Switch began back in September 2018 and has already reached over ten million subscribers despite only being active for less than a year now. As it currently stands players would receive a great deal if they decided to purchase a 12 month membership for Nintendo Switch Online since its only priced for $19.99 plus tax at electronic retailers such as Best Buy. For consoles such as The PlayStation 4 people would have to purchase a 12 month membership for $59.99 and its that has seeming remained constant since late 2013-early 2014 when the game system was first released.

In fact, the family subscription is more affordable than Sony’s 12 month plan which is priced at $59.99. For players who decide to purchase the 12 month family plan its only $34.99. The option get the 1 or 3 month plan for the Nintendo Switch Online ranges between $1.99-$3.99 which are both great deals. In the eyes of some people it’s not to hard to see why the Nintendo Switch has over 10 million subscribers in less than a year. There no question that the number of active subscribers will only increase and possibly double by September 2020.

Zelda: Breath Of The Wild sequel is reportedly under development!!!!

As far as shocking news is concerned in relation to the Nintendo Direct at E3 2019 many people were surprised to learn that a sequel to The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild was under development. While we saw a teaser trailer for Zelda: Breath Of The Wild 2 we do not have many details about the game itself other than the footage that was presented to us. It comes as bit of a surprise that Nintendo is currently working on the direct sequel to Zelda Breath Of The Wild especially since its been a little over two years when the game was released for the Switch console back in March 2017. Since its release back in early 2017 Zelda: Breath Of The Wild has managed to sell over 8.4 million copies worldwide and is currently one of the top titles for the Nintendo Switch.

As it currently stands we do not have an official release date for Zelda: Breath Of The Wild 2 but its probably safe to say that the game might not be released anytime sometime soon. Hopefully, we will learn more about the sequel for Zelda: Breath Of The Wild as we progress throughout the rest of 2019. At this Liu the sequel for Zelda: Breath Of The Wild will most likely end up becoming one of the most anticipated titles for the Nintendo Switch along with Metroid Prime 4 .

Upcoming Games- FIFA 20: (2019)

As far as upcoming games for 2019 are concerned there are many people who are talking about a few sports titles that are expected to be released this later this year. Along with NBA 2K19 and Madden NFL 20 a lot of people are talking about FIFA 20 which will be published by Electronic Arts and released for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC on September 27th. As far as FIFA 20 is concerned one of the main attractions for this game is the new VOLTA Football Mode. In fact, VOLTA Football is basically the main theme of FIFA 20 and it will provide players with a wide range of options such as creating your own gear along with going head to head with CPU opponents. Also, it has been revealed that there will be a VOLTA story mode where players will work towards competing for the VOLTA World Championship in Bueno Aires.

While many people are excited by the trailer that we got for FIFA 20 we have also learned that new in-game mechanics have been added as well. In FIFA we will have a “Ball Physics System” which will change the way players shoot and tackle in comparison to FIFA 19. Also, the “Football Intelligence System” is designed to provide players with more realism in the form of challenging AI opponents in FIFA 20. The Street-Styled VOLTA Football Mode is something that was generally popular in the FIFA Street series which originated back in ’05 with the very last game in the series ending in 2012. It will be interesting to see how successful FIFA 20 will become following its upcoming release in September 2019.

Did stiff competition hurt the success of Mass Effect: Andromeda?

As many people know the Mass Effect series had consisted of various Action RPG’s titles that were popular between the late 00’s-early 10’s. The last game the very last major game that we got to see in the Mass Effect series was Andromeda which came out back in March 2017 for PlayStation 4, PC along with the Xbox One. Since it release Mass Effect Andromeda was not praised to the same extent as the previous installments within the series by fans and critics. While many people adored the combat system that Mass Effect Andromeda had to offer it was criticized for technical issues in relation to its user interface. Also, some would argue that the Mass Effect series was starting to lose its luster after the second or third installment depending on who ask. While the Mass Effect trilogy was very interesting due to the ability for players to carry over progress within the trilogy the competition had started to become more intense within the Action-RPG genre of gaming.

Within the past couple of years we got to see the release of games such as Final Fantasy XV, Horizon Zero Dawn along with Monster Hunter: World which were among some of the best games we got to see for the PS4 between 2016-2018. By the time we got to the year 2017 it seemed like the Mass Effect series was starting to become old and there are some who believe that the series needed a hiatus. Despite, Andromeda being a solid Action-RPG title the Mass Effect trilogy from ’07-’12 were are still considered to be the best games within the entire series. As it currently stands its unlikely that we will see a another Mass Effect game anytime within the next couple of years unless Electronic Arts says otherwise.

Will Google Stadia & Apple Arcade dramatically effect the sales of the PlayStation 5?

As far as the gaming world is concerned the Fall of 2019 looks very promising especially considering the fact that competition is starting to grow between different companies. Since the early 00’s Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo have been seen as the top entities within the gaming world and that has also been the case during the 10’s decade. However, the changing landscape within the gaming world is likely to create a significant change especially streaming and downloading video games have become more popular throughout the 10’s decade. In fact, services such as Google Stadia along with Apple Arcade is starting to make people reconsider the idea of purchasing a game console altogether since its more expensive in the long run. In fact, the concept of producing physical games in the forms of CD’s or cartridges seems obsolete at this point which makes people wonder how it’s going to effect the sales of consoles like the Nintendo Switch, Xbox One and the upcoming PlayStation 5 console which is expected to be released sometime between 2020-2021.

While the PlayStation 5 has been said to be backwards with older generation PS4 games it has been implied following the Game Developers Conference back in March 2019 that the Google Stadia service might be more cost-effective than buying video game consoles. While Google Stadia has been often referred to as the the next Netflix of gaming Apple Arcade is a subscription service that allows people to enjoy hundreds of exclusive video games that will not be available on any other game system. As far as what type of effect both services while have on Sony’s PS5 in relation to its success or lack of is something that remains to be seen. However, considering the fact that Microsoft & Sony have recently formed a partnership for shared activities involving cloud gaming services in response to the emergence Google Stadia is one that interesting. The console wars has definitely taken an interesting turn to say the least especially since things are likely to become more unpredictable within the couple of years.

Upcoming Switch Games- Darksiders II: Definitive Edition: (2019)

As far as big releases for the Nintendo Switch is concerned many people are happy to know that along with the original Devil May Cry game Darksiders II: Definitive Edition will be released for the hybrid console in the near future as well. For those who do not know the original Darksiders II game was developed by Vigil Games and published by THQ and released back in 2012 for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 along with the Nintendo Wii-U. Since then Darksiders II was remastered as the Definitive Edition in ported for the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One and Microsoft Windows back in 2015. Darksiders II was considered to be one of the hottest hack n’ slash action-RPG’s of the early 10’s and recently we got to see a direct sequel entitled Darksiders III came out a few months ago in November 2018.

Players will be able to control Death in Darksiders II: Definitive Edition as he seeks to resurrect humanity while deleting the crimes that his brother War is charged for. Engaging in various puzzle games and unlocking new abilities throughout the game are among the few aspects about Darksiders II that are considered to be very intriguing. As it currently stands the Switch port for Darksiders II: Definitive Edition is expected to be released this summer on August 30th. As far as top action-RPG’s for the Switch concerned Darksiders II: Definitive Edition will definitely be an attraction on the hybrid console especially for those who never played it for the PlayStation 4 or the Xbox One in the past.

PlayStation 5 confirmed to include backwards compatibility!!!

For years now many gamers have wondered whether or not Sony was finished with backwards compatibility in relation to their game consoles. Even though, the PS4 did not have backwards compatibility with older generation games for the PS3 it was still a huge success and ended up becoming the best selling game console of the 10’s decade. While it seems like Sony does not need backwards compatibility they are bringing at back for the PS5 which has many people excited. There are too many PS4 titles such as God Of War, Monster Hunter World, Horizon Zero Dawn and others that people still enjoy and not having backwards compatibility for the PS5 would probably be a mistake.

In addition, to backwards compatibility it has been revealed Sony representatives that the PlayStation 5 will also include features such as split-second loading times along with processing power which will be amplified by “ray tracking” in a recent article published by Wired. The new features that will be included with the PS5 along with the upcoming release of the PSVR 2 is something that people really looking forward to. However, we are still waiting for an official release date for the PlayStation 5 which is something that Sony will hopefully reveal before the end of 2019.