Top 10 Gaming News of the day: January 21, 2023
Here's the latest news from the gaming and esports world.
1. GTA: The Trilogy- The Definitive Edition launches for PC on Steam at 50% discount
Rockstar Games has relaunched GTA: The Trilogy- Definitive Edition for PC after its poor reception. The game was released full of bugs and got recalled in 2021. Now, the game has returned to Steam for a 50% discount. It will soon be heading to Epic Games Store as well.
2. FIFA 23 TOTY: EA Sports releases Team of the Year
EA has officially revealed the FIFA 23 Team of the Year. Here is the complete XI for FIFA 23 TOTY:
- Karim Benzema (France) - Real Madrid
- Kylian Mbappé (France) - Paris Saint-Germain
- Lionel Messi (Argentina) - Paris Saint-Germain
- Kevin De Bruyne (Belgium) - Manchester City
- Luka Modrić (Croatia) - Real Madrid
- Jude Bellingham (England) - Borussia Dortmund
- Achraf Hakimi (Morocco) - Paris Saint-Germain
- Éder Militão (Brazil) - Real Madrid
- Virgil van Dijk (Netherlands) - Liverpool
- Theo Hernández (France) - AC Milan
3. Lionel Messi and Karim Benzema FIFA 23 TOTY stats leaked ahead of release
FUT Sheriff, the most notorious FIFA Ultimate Team leaker, revealed the stats for Karim Benzema and Lionel Messi, hours ahead of the official reveal.
4. Destiny 2: Lightfall Multiple Mod Customizations and Loadout Systems
Developer Bungie has provided updates for Destiny 2: The Lightfall for the game’s in-game features. A loadout system, mod customization features, and several other noteworthy upgrades will be introduced in Destiny 2: Lightfall.
Bungie has detailed the features, focusing on buildcrafting and the new aspects. The game is scheduled to release on February 28, 2023.
5. PUBG New State latest update brings balancing overhauls, Team Deathmatch in Arena
PUBG New State has just launched its latest in-game update for January today. Along with many balancing improvements and changes, the Team Deathmatch Mode has now been added to the Arena. You can now play Team Deathmatch mode in the Arena map. The first team to 30 eliminations wins the match.
6. Marvel’s Midnight Suns' first DLC features Deadpool
Marvel’s Midnight Suns' first DLC has been revealed and it’s the merc with a mouth Deadpool. This announcement confirms earlier leaks (by Deadpool himself) that he’ll be heading to the game to add his self-awareness, fourth-wall-breaking, chimichanga-eating habits and most importantly, immortality for the fight against Lilith.
7. EA Sports PGA Tour release date revealed
Electronic Arts have confirmed its new PGA Tour game will release on March 24, 2023. The game will be released for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S and PC via the EA App, Steam and the Epic Games Store.
This is the first major golf game by EA since 2015 when they stopped using the licence.
8. Sony confirms PlayStation VR2 launch games
Sony Interactive Entertainment has confirmed the final PlayStation VR2 launch line-up which includes 13 new games. Sony says this complete list of games will release by March end. It includes titles like first-party titles Horizon Call of the Mountain and Gran Turismo 7. These two will be launched alongside PS VR2 on February 22.
9. The Last of Us co-director didn't get credit for HBO show, calls for unionisation
Bruce Straley, the co-director of the original The Last of Us video game, did not receive credit for his work on the game when HBO’s adaptation came out. Straley has said that the video games industry also needs unionisation since he didn’t receive any credit for his work. Creative director Neil Druckmann has been credited for his work on the game.
10. Apex Legends Celestial Sunrise Collection Event announced
Apex Legends has received a new Celestial Sunrise Collection Event. This will be the third consecutive collection event in Season 15. Interestingly, this is the first time the game has launched two collection events in the same month. Currently, the Apex players are taking part in the Spellbound Collection Event to earn rewards.
Celestial Sunrise features 24 premium cosmetic items like all other collection events. These are based on the Chinese New Year theme.