Assassin's Creed Genders Revealed, Rockband DLC on Next-Gen
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Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Default Option Switches Between Male and Female Protagonist

Players will be able to choose between male or female characters when Assassin’s Creed Valhalla releases. Alternatively, they can choose a third option where they “Let the Animus decide.” This third option actually represents the game’s default setting.

In Assassin’s Creed the Animus is a device that lets characters explore the memories of people from bygone eras. The option to let the animus decide is going to be canonical, which means the male and female versions of the character, Eivor, are canon. This is according to a tweet from the game’s narrative director, Darby McDevitt.

To uncover what all this means for the story, players will have to wait until the game’s release on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X, PlayStation 5, PC, and Stadia.

Source: IGN

Harmonix Says All Rock Band DLC Will Transfer to Next-Gen

If you’ve been playing Rock Band since the start, you might have amassed quite a collection of downloadable songs to play through. Fortunately, Harmonix has confirmed that you will be able to play those songs if you want to continue playing Rock Band 4 on the next generation of consoles.

While Sony has stated that the PlayStation 5 would support a ton of games from the PlayStation 4 and Microsoft has also bragged about its backwards compatibility, Rock Band 4 uses DLC that has been around since the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 era. It’s a pretty big relief that all currently available DLC will carry over for fans who have enjoyed their libraries for so long.

It has also been confirmed that the peripherals for the game will also work on the next-generation. Unfortunately, it is a bit hard to track some of these instruments down and prices for the used peripherals can be a bit steep.

Source: IGN

Xbox Series X Will Be Compatible with Thousands of Games

Microsoft has announced that its upcoming consoles, the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S will be compatible across four generations of consoles. They’ve also said that the new systems will improve the looks of old games.

One way this will happen is through something called Auto HDR. Auto HDR is meant to enhance the standard dynamic range of games that shipped before HDR rose to prevalence. New technology is also being implemented to increase framerates on older games.

Gamers will be able to see these changes and more when the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S releases on November 10, 2020. The former will cost $499 while the latter will cost $299.

Source: Microsoft

Benjamin Maltbie
Benjamin Maltbie

Writing Team Lead
Date: 10/15/2020

10/15/2020 10:05AM
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