It’s Friday morning, gaming fans, and we’re taking a look at some of the biggest headlines from the world of video gaming in the past seven days.
Competitive Play Comes to Overwatch On Console
This week via Battle.net, Blizzard announced that console players could now enjoy competitive play on Overwatch. Competitive Play is a ranked mode where the top competitors can unlock goodies based on their performance. The calendar year is split into four seasons, with an off-season period taking place before each new season begins. The latest patch also included some “quality-of- life” changes.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Descent DLC Dates Confirmed
Playstation fans will soon be able to enjoy the latest DLC content, with Descent DLC confirmed for release July 12th . The new pack includes a remake of fan favorite, Raid, as well as three other maps for players to sink their teeth into. In addition to the multiplayer DLC, a new Zombie chapter is also being released for lovers of the undead. Xbox and PC players are yet to have a confirmed release date of their own.
Bioshock Collection Announced
Fans of BioShock will soon be able to enjoy all three episodes from the series in one bundle, as 2K announce a September release date. All three games have been remastered in 60 FPS and 1080p, with the bundle set to retail at $59.99. The bundle will not feature support for multiplayer, previously included in BioShock 2, but will ship with formerly released DLC packs.
Titanfall 2 Multiplayer Footage
This week players eagerly awaiting the release of Titanfall 2 have been treated to 4 minutes of multiplayer footage courtesy of the Titanfall Legends YouTube channel. The video is completely unedited and features a player pulling off a series of wall jumps and big kills: enough to tantalize any fan of the series.
You can catch the video here: https://youtu.be/RuLhQTAA1Yw
Former Nissan Motorsport Director Forms eSports Team
The final piece of news this week comes from the world of eSports, as Darren Cox, formerly of Nissan, has announced that he’s starting an eSports team that is likely to focus on competitive motorsports titles. Competitive racing simulators have struggled with popularity in recent years but someone of Cox’s profile could prove to be the catalyst needed to launch them into the eSporting mainstream.
Cox said about eSports, ““If you look at the broader eSport market – including first-person shooting games, fantasy strategy games, even football – you can see how effectively they have both embraced and been driven by this vast new fan base. Professional teams compete in global championships, driving millions of dollars worth of revenue, but more importantly in some instances, driving millions of new fans to real sport.”