PlayStation 4 game Death Stranding might have occupied the last half hour of Gamescom 2019's inaugural Opening Night Live showcase, but there were plenty of other blockbusters previewed as the world's biggest video game expo got underway: Destiny 2: Shadowkeep, Dead By Daylight: Stranger Things, Modern Warfare, Need For Speed, and FIFA 20.
Destiny 2 Shadowkeep
Launching Oct 1 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, Shadowkeep is the fourth major Destiny 2 expansion and the first since its studio, Bungie, parted ways with publisher Activision. Destiny 2: New Light will be the revised, free-to-play version of the main game, plus its first two expansions.
Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare
Based on 2007's Call Of Duty 4: Modern Warfare but presented as a reimagining of the franchise subseries, developer Infinity Ward also announced a five-map alpha test weekend of a new 2v2 multiplayer mode for PlayStation 4 owners beginning Aug 23 during Gamescom's ONL showcase. Launches Oct 25 for PS4, XBO, and PC.
Audience reaction to a story cutscene shown at the end of FIFA 20's Opening Night slot was muted (youtu.be/WgeI_c8uQ1Q), making this street football mode overview, released earlier in the month, the more dynamic of two trailers shown. FIFA 20 launches Sept 27 on PS4, XBO, and PC, with a Switch edition releasing the same day.
Need For Speed Heat
Following last week's reveal trailer with nearly four minutes of gameplay preview, showing vehicles, customisations, challenges, and collectibles, as well as the way that nighttime changes law enforcement's approach to illegal street races. Mobile car customisation app Need For Speed Heat now available for iOS and Android ahead of the full game's Nov 8 release across PS4, XBO, and PC.
Dead By Daylight: Stranger Things
A new chapter for this 2016 survival horror game, in which one player is the monster – often plucked straight from a movie franchise – and up to four others seek to escape intact, with an official crossover with Netflix's hit series. It features the show's Nancy Wheeler, Steve Harrington, and Demogorgon entity, plus the Hawkins National Lab's Underground Complex. Due September on PC and consoles. – AFP Relaxnews
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