Hello and welcome to today’s episode of evening round-up news. We begin tonight’s round-up with a story from the camp of Herman Miller and Logitech.
A partnership between chair-maker Herman Miller and PC peripheral company Logitech has birthed a pricey gamer chair, the companies revealed today.
The team-up was originally announced earlier in the year. But today, the curtain has been pulled back on the Herman Miller x Logitech G Embody Gaming Chair, which can be ordered now for $1,495. For the full story, please click on the link.
France and Paris Saint-Germain superstar Kylian Mbappe has been revealed as FIFA 21 cover star. The 21-year-old World Cup winner becomes the latest player in a string of huge footballing names to grace the cover of the popular video game.
Mbappe succeeds Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk and Real Madrid forward Eden Hazard, who were the cover stars of FIFA 20, while the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Ronaldinho, and Wayne Rooney have all had the honour in the past. For the full story, please click on the link.
New Samsung Phone Might Feature Close Partnership With Project xCloud
The report notes that the phone, which is expected to launch on August 5th at the next Samsung Unpacked event, will be the first smartphone to highlight the optimization for game usage via online Project xCloud game streaming as part of a cooperation with Microsoft. For the full story, please click on the link.
Ubisoft Has No Plans To Increase Next-Gen Game Prices For Now
This was revealed in a Q&A in the publisher’s latest earnings call, in which the company explained that the prices of “the Christmas games” (such as Assassin’s Creed Valhalla and Watch Dogs: Legion) will remain the same as usual.
This is in contrast to a recent announcement from Take-Two and 2K Games, which revealed that NBA 2K21 for Xbox Series X and PS5 would receive an increase to £64.99/$69.99 price point later this year. For the full story, please click on the link.
Ubisoft’s Next-Gen 2020 Launches Will Be $60, But Doesn’t Rule Out Future Price Increase
During Ubisoft’s Q1 2020-21 earnings call, it confirmed that its Fall 2020 games, including Watch Dogs Legion and Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, will be $60 USD when they launch on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X.
However, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot specifically mentions the games scheduled for release this holiday, potentially leaving the door open for a price increase.
Ubisoft Yves Guillemot was responding to a question and said “For the Christmas games, we plan to come with the same price as the previous generation of consoles. That’s what we’re focused on at the moment.” For the full story, please click on the link.
Mafia: Definitive Edition Gameplay Revealed, Developer Gives New Remake Details
2K Games and developer Hangar 13 have revealed gameplay footage of Mafia: Definitive Edition, the from-the-ground-up remake of the original Mafia from 2002.
The Mafia 1 remake will be released on September 25 for $39.99 or as part of the $59.99 Mafia: Trilogy, which also includes remastered (not fully remade) versions of Mafia 2 and Mafia 3. The latter is available now, though Mafia 1 won’t be downloadable until its release date in September. For the full story, please click on the link.
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