Happy Xbox Series X | S release day, everyone! While you wait for your systems to arrive, let’s cover the video game news of the day, starting with the announcement that Genshin Impact will run at 60 FPS on PlayStation 5. CD Projekt Red also doubled down on Cyberpunk 2077‘s new release date, amid rumors that it would be delayed yet again, and more. Here’s the video game news you might’ve missed on Nov. 10, 2020.
Genshin Impact Will Run at 60 FPS on PS5
The mega popular free-to-play action RPG Genshin Impact has just gotten its first major update in the form of 1.1 on PlayStation 4, offering new characters, battles, and stories to enjoy. It will also feature new events and other quality-of-life improvements. On PlayStation 5, Genshin Impact will be playable and run at 60 FPS on day one, so be sure to update your game when you get your PS5. All of the aforementioned features will be present in the PS5 version, as well.
Rocket League Will Be Playable at 120 FPS on Xbox Series X
Rocket League will also feature upgrades on next-gen consoles, and today, Psyonix detailed what to expect from it across all the new systems. On PlayStation 5 it will be playable in 4K at 60 FPS with HDR functionality; on Xbox Series X you’ll have HDR with the option to choose Quality mode, which will run in 4K at 60 FPS, or Performance mode, giving you 2688×1512 resolution at 120 FPS. On Xbox Series S, it will be playable in 1080p at 60 FPS in Quality mode or at 1344×756 resolution at 120 FPS in Performance mode.
The Xbox Series X|S, and the PlayStation 5 launch this week, and you’ll be able to play Rocket League on all of them.
— Rocket League (@RocketLeague) November 10, 2020
Take-Two Is, in Fact, Buying Codemasters for $994 Million
Following the news that Codemasters was in talks to be purchased by Take-Two, we have received confirmation that the deal will, in fact, take place for a whopping $994 million — primarily via stock, but also through cash. The acquisition will go through in the first quarter of 2021. This will hopefully improve the quality of Codemaster’s games, as Take-Two will then be funding any and all projects under the developer’s belt. Codemasters is the developer of various racing games like Grid and Dirt.
NBA 2K21 Will Require 150 GB of Free Space on PS5
You’re probably sick of hearing about how massive next-gen games are going to be, but we’ve got news about yet another highly anticipated title. NBA 2K21 will require 150 GB of free space on PlayStation 5, as shown by Redditor robo3687 (and relayed by Twitter user @GamingLeaksRumors). We know PS5 only has around 667 GB of free space after the OS is installed, meaning you’ll only have room for a handful of games out of the box.
— Gaming Leaks & Rumors (@GameLeaksRumors) November 10, 2020
CD Projekt Red Doubles Down on Cyberpunk 2077’s December Release Date
Following the most recent delay of Cyberpunk 2077, rumors began circulating that it would be delayed again to 2021. However, developer CD Projekt Red seems to have doubled down on the game’s new release date, squashing any of the rumors of yet another delay. In speaking with IGN, CDPR said, “As a rule, we don’t comment on rumors or speculation. But I will confirm we were just taking time to update all of our assets to reflect the new launch date of December 10th.” While this certainly doesn’t mean the game is safe from a delay, it is comforting to see CDPR’s confidence in the new release date. Cyberpunk 2077 will launch on Dec. 10.