We are rounding up for you the top gaming and eSports related news that made the headlines today in the top gaming and eSports websites across the globe.
The stories that made the headlines include Epic Games’ announcement that Fortnite will be available on Microsoft’s Xbox Series X and Sony’s PlayStation 5 consoles at launch later this year. Read on for the news that made headlines today.
Top gaming and eSports stories today
Fortnite to hit PS5 and Xbox series
According to the Verge, Fortnite will be available on PS5 and Xbox series later this year. The Verge cited a blog post by epic games that read: “Epic will release Fortnite, built with UE4, on next-gen consoles at launch and, in keeping with the team’s commitment to prove out industry-leading features through internal production, migrate the game to UE5 in mid-2021″. For the full story, please click on the link.
Unreal Engine 5 Announced With Gorgeous PS5 Demo
Today, Epic Games revealed the first look at Unreal Engine 5, its next-generation game engine designed with features meant to make game worlds more detailed and dynamic. To show off the power of its new game engine, Epic released a real-time tech demo called, “Lumen in the Land of Nanite” which runs live on the PlayStation 5. For the full story, please click on the link.
Mafia 1 and 2 Definitive Edition: Release Dates and Screenshots Seemingly Leak
According to the Microsoft Store, Mafia: Definitive Edition and Mafia 2: Definitive Edition will be released on August 28 and May 19, respectively. These dates follow the vague tease of Mafia: Trilogy by 2K. If Mafia 2’s release date is true, it will be released on the same day as the full reveal of the Mafia: Trilogy that is taking place on Tuesday, May 19 at 9 am PT/12pm ET/5 pm BST. For the full story, please click on the link.
Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath’s Gory Gameplay Trailer Shows Off New Characters
In this new gameplay trailer, you see each of the new trio going toe to toe with other opponents. The gameplay is gory as ever; Sheeva’s four-armed brute strength, Fujin’s wind-based powers, and RoboCop’s gadgets and guns make for entertaining viewing. We even get to see the latter doing battle with the Terminator, which will make action movie fans very happy indeed. For the full story, please click on the link.
Revealing the Socio-economic benefits of eSports in Africa
In last week’s episode of the eSports in Africa series, we highlighted certain hurdles that are impeding the progress of eSports in Africa, and it is indeed refreshing to learn that African eSports stakeholders have come together to establish a Federation. For the full story, please click on the link.
F1 2020 coming to Xbox One in July
eSports Federation of Africa to provide guidance to member nations on Federation establishment
President of the newly-formed eSports Federation of Africa, Emmanuel Oyelakin has indicated that the Federation is keen on helping member nations to establish their own Federations. For the full story, please click here.
PS4 Console Sales Surpass 110 Million with 41.5 Million PS Plus Subscribers
Apex Legends Season 5 Battle Pass Now Available: All Legendary, Epic, And Rare Rewards
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