The Biggest Gaming News For January 2022

They may only be a few days into 2022, but that hasn’t stopped the news from coming thick and fast. Various publishers made several major announcements today, including confirmation that Death Stranding is coming to Steam and the Epic Games Store. We also found out what new games are coming to Xbox Game Pass this month, and that Shaquille O’Neal is not only a great person, but he also has a great heart.

Death Stranding Director’s Cut Launches On Steam And Epic Games Store This Spring

We’ll start with possibly the biggest news today, which is the confirmation that Death Stranding Director’s Cut is coming to PC later this spring. Kojima Productions and publisher 505 Games revealed on Twitter that the game will be available on Steam and the Epic Games Store later this year. However, Steam users who already own the base version of Death Stranding will have to wait for more information to see if the option to upgrade for a lower fee will be available or not.

Xbox Game Pass Adds Mass Effect Legendary Edition, Outer Wilds, and More

Xbox Game Pass users will soon have even more games to play as the service will add some pretty great titles this month. Among them is Mass Effect Legendary Edition, a remastered collection of the first three Mass Effect titles, as well as The Outer Wilds and The Pedestrian. Those who want to play Mass Effect Legendary Edition will need an EA Play subscription that is included with the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription. It certainly looks like Game Pass will continue to be the best deal on games throughout 2022 as well.

Morbius delayed to April 2022

However, not all can be good news and those who hope to see Jared Leto on the big screen this month will be disappointed. Morbius was originally supposed to hit theaters on January 28, but was significantly delayed by Sony until April 1, 2022. This marks the film’s fourth delay, with Covid-19 likely a cause. In fact, the new release date of the film, April 1, will mean that Morbius has been delayed more than a year and the film was originally released in March 2021. We hope that the film is not delayed any longer.

GTA: the physical edition of the trilogy has already left the Top 40

GTA: The Trilogy didn’t have the best of releases last year, and Rockstar had to issue an apology due to how buggy and broken they were and still are. Unfortunately, it looks like all that negativity could be weighing on the game’s boxed sales in the UK, as the physical version fell out of the top 40 boxed in its third week. This could simply be because the game was released digitally a month earlier, but the negativity surrounding the game will not have helped.

Shaq bought a bunch of underprivileged PS5s and switches this Christmas so no you can’t have one

Finally, we have a nice story for you, courtesy of former NBA star Shaquille O’Neal. According to the man himself, Shaq managed to secure 1,000 PS5s and 1,000 Nintendo Switch consoles for underprivileged children who otherwise would have woken up without gifts under the tree. Shaq claims that he knows someone at Nintendo who managed to get him the Switches, but how he got the PS5s is a real mystery. Still, Shaq has made many children happier this Christmas and that is not the most important thing.


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