The Game Awards 2021 have finally arrived, and it not only celebrated the greatest games of the past year, but it also shared a glimpse of the future with world premiere announcements and updates on not only some of the most anticipated titles headed to PS5, Xbox Series X/S, Nintendo Switch, PC, and beyond, but also TV shows and movies based on games.
From The Matrix Awakens: An Unreal Engine 5 Experience to Star Wars: Eclipse to a new Wonder Woman game to Alan Wake 2 and so much more, fans of video games were treated to three hours of reveals that hopefully had something for everyone.
There was so much packed into The Game Awards 2021 that you may have missed some of the biggest news, to help ensure you don’t miss a thing, we’ve gathered all the best game reveals from the show below.
The Game Awards 2021 Winners: The Full List
You can check out the full list of all the winners of The Game Awards 2021 here, from Game of the Year to Innovation in Accessibility to Best Narrative and more.
Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss Reveal The Matrix Awakens: An Unreal Engine 5 Experience
Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss helped officially reveal The Matrix Awakens: An Unreal Engine Experience. The best part? It’s out now for free for all PS5 and Xbox Series X/S owners!
This experience that was made in partnership with Epic Games and we were able to get our hands on it early to see how it teases the potential of Unreal Engine 5.
Star Wars: Eclipse Is a New Action-Adventure Game From Quantic Dream That Is Set in the High Republic
Star Wars: Eclipse is the first video game set in the High Republic era and is being developed in collaboration between Quantic Dream and Lucasfilm Games. It promises a “multiple-character branching narrative game” and is early in development.
Alan Wake 2 Officially Announced, Will Be Remedy’s ‘First Survival Horror Game’
Remedy Entertainment fans have finally had their wish granted – Alan Wake 2 is on its way. This new “survival horror” game is going to be, according to Remedy’s Sam Lake, a “pretty scary experience.” The game is currently slated to be released in 2023.
Wonder Woman Game Announced from Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Developers Monolith Productions
WB Games has announced Wonder Woman, a new game from Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor and Shadow of War’s Monolith Productions starring the iconic DC hero. While no release date was given, we did get a cinematic reveal trailer of this new take on Wonder Woman.
New Elden Ring Trailer Premieres Brand New Cinematic Story Trailer
The Game Awards 2021 presented those impatiently waiting for Elden Ring a new story trailer that focuses on a war between demigods who fight to gain control of the Elden Ring. Fortunately for fans, Elden Ring’s February 25, 2022, release date is still holding strong.
Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League Shows Off Its First Real Gameplay
After multiple tease trailers, The Game Awards gave us our first real look at gameplay for Rocksteady’s Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League. Despite us getting no release date beyond 2022, we get to see how all four playable characters – King Shark, Harley Quinn, Captain Boomerang, and Deadshot – will look in action.
Halo TV Series: First Trailer Gives Us An Up Close Look At Live-Action Master Chief
Master Chief has taken on the greatest threats the galaxy has thrown at him with ease, but now he has to make the jump to TV. The Game Awards 2021 gave us the first trailer for the Halo TV series coming to Paramount+ in 2022. Oh, and for those wondering, Pablo Schreiber will be the one to bring Master Chief to life.
Hellblade 2: Senua’s Saga – Giant Siege Gameplay Trailer
Ninja Theory presented a lengthy gameplay trailer for Hellblade 2: Senua’s Saga at The Game Awards 2021 and it followed Senua as she led a charge against a giant while dealing with the many voices in her head.
Arc Raiders: Ex-DICE Devs’ New Game Is a Co-Op PVE Sci-Fi Shooter
Embark Studios’ debut game is called Arc Raiders, a vibrant sci-fi PVE third-person shooter that features three-player co-op and a heavy focus on teamwork. Furthermore, it will be free-to-play when it arrives on PS5, Xbox Series X/S, and PC in 2022.
Forspoken Release Date Announced
Forspoken, the upcoming game from Square Enix featuring an ambitious mix of magic and parkour, will officially be released on May 24, 2022 for PS5 and PC.
Horizon Forbidden West Gameplay Trailer Revealed
While there wasn’t much new revealed, the highly-anticipated Horizon Forbidden West received a brand-new gameplay trailer at The Game Awards 2021.
Sonic Frontiers, an ‘Open-Zone’ Sonic Adventure, Officially Announced
SEGA has officially revealed Sonic Frontiers, a new “open-Zone” Sonic adventure that is set to speed our way in Holiday 2022. While not much more was revealed, we do know that the main locations of the game are called Starfall Islands.
Sonic the Hedgehog 2: The Movie Trailer Finally Reveals Knuckles and Tails
Jim Carrey and Ben Schwartz both helped present the official trailer for the Sonic the Hedgehog 2 movie, and the new footage finally showed the film’s take on both Miles “Tails” Prower and Knuckles the Echinda.
Cuphead: The Delicious Last Course DLC Release Date Announced
Cuphead: The Delicious Last Course, the long-awaited DLC expansion, will be released on June 30, 2022. This new experience will feature a new playable character in Ms. Chalice, new levels in the previously undiscovered Inkwell Isle, new weapons, and much more.
Star Trek: Resurgence Is a Post-TNG Game Made by Telltale Veterans
Dramatic Labs, a developer that includes over 20 former Telltale staff, announced Star Trek: Resurgence – a new official Star Trek video game that is being made in collaboration with ViacomCBS. It will be released on PC and consoles in 2022 and the story is set shortly after Star Trek: The Next Generation.
The Expanse: A Telltale Series Is a Prequel Story to the TV Series
Telltale Games has announced that it is working on a video game adaptation of The Expanse, the critically acclaimed sci-fi TV show. This new game is being co-developed by Life Is Strange: True Colors’ Deck Nine and will put players in the shoes of Cara Gee’s Camina Drummer and will explore locations beyond The Belt.
A Plague Tale: Requiem Gets Brand New Trailer
A Plague Tale: Requiem, the sequel to 2019’s A Plague Tale: Innocence, got a new trailer at The Game Awards that reintroduced us to heroes Amicia and Hugo and teased a bit of the new adventure they will be undertaking when the game is released in 2022.
Geoff Keighley Opens The Game Awards With Condemnation of Industry Abuse
The Game Awards host and creator Geoff Keighley began this year’s show by calling attention to the ongoing problems of abuse and harassment that have been plaguing the games industry.
Dune: Spice Wars Is a 4X Real-Time Strategy Game
Dune: Spice Wars is a “real-time strategy game with 4X elements based on Frank Herbert’s groundbreaking novel Dune” from Shiro games. It is set to be released on PC in Early Access in 2022.
Silent Hill Creator Announces New Game Slitterhead
Bokeh, the new studio founded by Silent Hill creator Keiichrio Toyama, has revealed its first game – Slitterhead – which looks to be just as horrifying as his previous work.
Among Us Vents Into VR
Among Us has already given us plenty of ways to betray those we love the most, and soon we will be able to do all these things in VR. There was no release date given, but we do know that it will be released on PlayStation VR, MetaQuest 2, and Steam.
New Saints Row Gameplay Trailer Shows Off Crazy Stunts and More
Saints Row received a new story and gameplay trailer at The Game Awards 2021 and it showed off some of the wild antics players can get up to while trying to run a new criminal empire. This new Saints Row reboot is set to be released on August 23, 2022.
Ex-BioWare Devs Reveal Fantasy-Victorian Survival Game, Nightingale
Nightingale is a new shared-world survival crafting game from Inflexion Games, a new studio that is comprised of ex-Bioware devs. The game looks to feature first-person combat and a fantastical Victorian setting will be available in Early Access on PC in 2022.
Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands Trailer Shows Off Chaotic Fantasy Action
Ahead of its March 26, 2022, release date, Gearbox showed off more gameplay from Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands.
CrossfireX Is Officially Coming to Xbox on February 10
CrossfireX is an upcoming first-person shooter from Smilegate that just so happens to have a single-player campaign developer by Alan Wake and Control developer Remedy. Alongside a new trailer, it was revealed the game would arrive on Xbox Series X/S on February 10, 2022.
Monster Hunter Rise – Sunbreak Expansion: New Hub, Monster, and NPC Revealed
The Game Awards pre-show gave its viewers a new look at Monster Hunter Rise’s major Sunbreak expansion. This new footage shared more about the brand new hub town, a new monster, and a new NPC players will interact with.
Final Fantasy 7 Remake Intergrade Coming to PC
Final Fantasy 7 Remake Intergrade will finally arrive on PC, via the Epic Games Store, on December 16, 2021. Final Fantasy 7 Remake Intergrade was revealed earlier this year as a PS5 exclusive. In May 2021, it was revealed it would be exclusive to PS5 for at least six months.
Dying Light 2 Cinematic Trailer Shows Off a Terrifying World Infested With Zombies
Dying Light 2 is only a couple of months away, and The Game Awards helped make that wait a little easier with a new cinematic trailer that showed more of its world and characters.
Warhammer Space Marine 2 Announced
After more than a decade, Warhammer Space Marine is back with a new entry. Focus Home Interactive and Saber Interactive officially unveiled Warhammer Space Marine 2 and shared that it will star Titus, captain of the Ultramarines and one of the franchise’s most iconic characters.
Destiny 2: The Witch Queen Trailer
While Guardians will have to wait until February 2, 2022, to get their hands on Destiny 2’s The Witch Queen expansion, The Game Awards gave them another tease of the dangers and adventures to come.
The Zelda-Like Tunic Finally Has a Release Date
Tunic, the upcoming isometric action game that stars an adorable fox, will officially be released on March 16, 2022.
Persona 4 Arena Ultimax Announced for PS4, Switch, and PC
The fighting game spinoff Persona 4 Arena Ultimax will be arriving on PS4, PC, and Nintendo Switch on March 17, 2022. This game features familiar characters like Chie, Yukiko, Teddie, and more.
Rumbleverse is a New Brawler Take on Battle Royale
Iron Galaxy and Epic Games have Rumbleverse, a new challenger in the battle royale space. In this game, 40 players will drop onto a map and engage in melee brawls to be the last one standing.
DokeV Rockstar Music Video Extended Cut
As a thank you to its fans, Pearl Abyss shared a DokeV music video that featured an in-game dance performance of ROCKSTAR. Choreography for the video was done by 1MILLION Dance Studio.
The Lord of the Rings: Gollum: The Untold Story Trailer
The Game Awards 2021 gave Middle-earth fans a new look at The Lord of the Rings: Gollum.
PUBG: Battlegrounds Is Going Free-to-Play
The battle royale title PUBG: Battlegrounds will move to a free-to-play structure on both PC and consoles beginning on January 12, 2022. There will be a free basic account and a Battlegrounds Plus subscription that will offer more features, including a Ranked mode, for a one-time fee of $12.99.
Babylon’s Fall Release Date Announced, Requires Constant Internet Connection to Play
Alongside a brand new trailer, PlatinumGames revealed that Babylon’s Fall will be released on March 3, 2022. Players will need to ascend and conquer an enemy-filled Babylon as a Sentinel – a warrior who is bonded with special equipment known as Gideon Coffins.
Tchia – Release Window Trailer
Tchia is a game that is inspired by New Caledonia and is one that lets your soul jump into animals, and The Game Awards 2021 gave us a new glimpse of it in motion. This charming-looking title will be released in Spring 2022.
Annapurna Reveals Thirsty Suitors, an Action RPG About Skating and Dating
Falcon Age developer Today and publisher Annapurna have announced a new RPG called Thirsty Suitors – a story-driven adventure about dealing with your messy past, managing a family life and dating, and also just being awesome skateboarding around town.
Have a Nice Death Mixes Roguelike Action With Workplace Comedy
Have a Nice Death is a new hand-drawn roguelike 2D action game that will be released on Steam Early Access in March 2022. This upcoming game was consulted on by Dead Cells creator Sébastien Bénard and, while its action looks similar to Dead Cells, it also has a bit of an unexpected workplace comedy twist.
Somerville Trailer Shows More of the Sci-Fi Adventure From the Creator of Inside
Somerville, a new sci-fi game from Jumpship Studio, received a new trailer at The Game Awards 2021. As if you needed any more convincing, Jumpship Studio was co-founded by Chris Olsen and Dino Patti, who previously founded Limbo and Inside’s Playdead.
Planet of Lana – An Off-Earth Odyssey Trailer
Planet of Lana – an Off-Earth Odyssey is set to arrive in 2022 and is a sci-fi adventure game from Wishfully. It also features music composed by The Last Guardian’s Takeshi Furukawa.
King of Fighters XV Reveals Krohnen and a Second Open Beta Test for PS4 and PS5
Alongside announcing Krohnen for King of Fighters XV, it was also revealed that the upcoming fighter will have a second open beta test on PS4 and PS5.
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Online Multiplayer Horror Game Announced
Fans of Leatherface are in for a treat, as Gun Interactive and Sumo Nottingham have announced The Texas Chainsaw Massacre – an online multiplayer horror game.
Homeworld 3 Announced for Q4 2022
Homeworld 3 has been announced and the news comes nearly two decades after the franchise’s last entry. It is set to be released in Q4 2022.
GTFO Has Left Early Access and the Full Version Is Available Now
The four-player survival shooter GTFO has officially left early access and the full version of the game is available now. To celebrate, a new trailer was revealed for the full release of the game.
Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodhunt – The Game Awards 2021 Trailer
Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodhunt is a free-to-play battle royale game that will be released on PS5 and PC in Spring 2022, and The Game Awards presented us with a new trailer.
The Alternate History Game Steelrising Gets a New Cinematic Trailer
Steelrising, a new alternate history game that is set during the French Revolution, got a new trailer at The Game Awards 2021. In this timeline, King Louis XVI built an army of robots to stop the revolution.
Metal: Hellsinger – Gods of Metal Trailer
Metal: Hellsinger is an upcoming rhythm shooter game that features music from such bands as Arch Enemy, Soilwork, Trivium, and more. It will be released on PS5, Xbox Series X/S, and PC in 2022.
Evil West Gameplay Trailer Revealed
Flying Wild Hog is an upcoming third-person action game that tasks players ith one mission – “Eradicate the vampiric hordes with your lightning-fueled gauntlet and become a Wild West Superhero.”
Google Play Games Brings Mobile Games to PC in 2022
Google has announced that it will be bringing its Android gaming service to PC in 2022, allowing players to play seamlessly between their PCs and mobile devices.
Spotify Reveals Console Gamers’ Favorite Music This Year
As part of The Game Awards 2021, Spotify unveiled which music console players have been listening to the most in 2021. Doja Cat and Juice WRLD were the most-streamed female and male artists, respectively, and Polo G’s RAPSTAR was the most listened-to song.
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Samsung's Galaxy S22 Could Get a Graphics Boost From a New AMD-Fueled Chip – Gizmodo
Samsung has unveiled the Exynos 2200, its first smartphone processor with AMD graphics. More specifically, the chip uses AMD’s RDNA 2 architecture which enables variable-rate shading and hardware-accelerated ray tracing, a technique used to make lighting effects in virtual environments appear more realistic.
While it hasn’t been confirmed, we assume the SoC will be featured in Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S22 set to be revealed at the Unpacked event (which is rumored for Feb. 8). However, Samsung typically reserves its in-house Exynos chips for international markets and turns to Qualcomm’s Snapdragon chips for stateside models. Based on the latest rumors, US Galaxy S22 versions will likely run on the new Snapdragon 8 Gen 1.
The Exynos 2200 uses what AMD calls an “Xclipse” GPU and is based on Samsung’s 4-nanometer processing node. We’ve known since 2019 that the two chipmaking juggernauts would work together, and just last year, AMD confirmed that Samsung’s “next flagship mobile SoC” would use RDNA 2, the platform of AMD’s latest mobile and desktop GPUs.
The term “flagship” here is noteworthy in that it suggests the processor will indeed make its way to Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S series phones when they presumably arrive next month. What neither company has been willing to share just yet are performance numbers, though Samsung will likely highlight those during the Galaxy reveal. So far, the company is only claiming that the chip will enable the “ultimate mobile phone gaming experience.”
“AMD RDNA 2 graphics architecture extends power-efficient, advanced graphics solutions to PCs, laptops, consoles, automobiles and now to mobile phones. Samsung’s Xclipse GPU is the first result of multiple planned generations of AMD RDNA graphics in Exynos SoCs,” said David Wang, the senior vice president of Radeon Technologies Group at AMD.
Shifting to the CPU, the Exynos 2200 will use Arm’s latest Armv9 CPU cores in a tri-cluster configuration consisting of a single Arm Cortex-X2 “flagship core,” three balanced Cortex-A710 big cores, and four power-efficient Cortex-A510 little cores.
According to Samsung, the chip has more advanced AI, an upgraded neural processing unit (NPU) with twice the performance as its predecessor, and an image signal processor with support for up to 200-megapixels, 4K HDR (or 8K video recording), and the ability to connect to seven individual image sensors and drive four concurrently.
We’re curious to see what benefits the new graphics bring and whether those performance gains and features will be supported by mobile games. Interestingly, Samsung says the Xclipse GPU is “positioned between the console and the mobile graphic processor” so it sounds like the company wants to blur the lines by delivering at-home gaming performance on mobile hardware.
Instagram is testing paid subscriptions with a small group of creators – The Verge
US Instagram users will soon be able to subscribe to a small number of creators and influencers to access exclusive content and features. In a blog post, the company says it’s launching a test of subscriptions today, with more creators being added in the coming weeks.
Fans will pay a monthly fee to access subscriber-only content from creators they follow, like exclusive Lives and Stories. Subscribers will also get a purple badge by their username that signals their status to the creator. Price tiers will range from $0.99 to $99.99 per month, and creators can select the price point for their subscriptions. Co-head of product Ashley Yuki told TechCrunch that Instagram will not take a cut of creators’ subscription revenues “until at least 2023.”
Ten creators are part of the early test, including basketball player Sedona Prince, Olympian Jordan Chiles, and astrologer Aliza Kelly.
“I’m excited to keep building tools for creators to make a living doing creative work and to put these tools in more creators’ hands soon,” Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Meta, which owns Instagram, wrote in a Facebook post. Facebook also has its own version of a subscription program for creators.
In a video today, Instagram head Adam Mosseri says subscriptions are “one of the best ways” for influencers and creators to have a predictable income. Some creators have already been monetizing Instagram features like Close Friends by charging fans a fee off-platform for access to Stories. Instagram and Facebook aren’t the only companies to roll out subscription models to compete with platforms like TikTok; in 2021, Twitter introduced Super Follows, and some creators offer additional subscriber content off-platform on Patreon or Substack.
Xiaomi 11T Pro with Snapdragon 888 and 120W charging launched in India – GSMArena.com news – GSMArena.com
The Xiaomi 11T Pro was unveiled last September and is powered by the Snapdragon 888 SoC. It runs Android 11-based MIUI 12.5 out of the box without any ads, and Xiaomi has promised to provide three years of Android and four years of security updates to the smartphone.
The 11T Pro is built around a 6.67″ FullHD+ 120Hz AMOLED screen with Dolby Vision support and Gorilla Glass Victus protection. The display has a punch hole in the center for the 16MP selfie camera but doesn’t have a fingerprint reader underneath. That’s because Xiaomi embedded it to the power button located on the right side of the smartphone.
Around the back, we have a camera system comprising 108MP primary, 8MP ultrawide, and 5MP telemacro units.
The Xiaomi 11T Pro ships with a 5,000 mAh battery with 120W charging, and Xiaomi has bundled the compatible 120W adapter with the smartphone, which is advertised to fill the cell from flat to 100% in 17 minutes.
The rest of the Xiaomi 11T Pro’s highlights include 5G connectivity, USB-C, NFC, stereo speakers, Dolby Atmos support, Hi-Res Audio certification, and audio tuning by Harman Kardon.
The Xiaomi 11T Pro comes in Meteorite Black, Moonlight White, and Celestial Blue colors and has three memory options – 8GB/128GB, 8GB/256GB, and 12GB/256GB priced at INR39,999 ($535/€475), INR41,999 ($565/€500), and INR43,999 ($590/€520), respectively. However, those who purchase the smartphone using their Citi Bank credit card are eligible for a discount of INR5,000 ($65/€60).
The 11T Pro is already available for purchase in India through Xiaomi’s official Indian website, Amazon.in, Mi Home, and retail outlets.
You can read our Xiaomi 11T Pro in-depth review here to learn more about it, or watch the video review linked below.
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