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The biggest video game news of the week (July 23

John Cena in Fortnite, GTA 6 will have a female protagonist and all the other biggest stories of this week in video games.

The champ is in Fortnite, the next GTA won’t be here for a while, and a Knights Of The Old Republic remake might never be. The past week in video games has been incredibly mixed when it comes to things to get excited about right now, two years from now, and maybe never.

If you’re reading this, you might be doing it while taking a well-deserved break from wandering around an island full of John Cenas. Or maybe you replayed a certain section of Nier: Automata as you were looking for that damn door. More on all of this and more as we cover the biggest stories from a busy seven days in video games.


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Some pretty solid reports on GTA 6

It may not have come from Rockstar, but the key details on GTA 6 have arguably come from the next best place this week – industry insiders. Leading the charge was further proof that the game will have a female protagonist. Also news about where the game will be set and that Rockstar plans to expand this map with new areas and even entire cities over time. That’s the good news. The bad news is that despite apparently being in development since 2014, it’s likely to be at least another two years before GTA 6 launches and we can see all of that for ourselves.

John Cena has arrived in Fortnite

SummerSlam is this weekend. In fact, by the time you read this, it might already have happened. To celebrate the second biggest WWE event of the year, a number of different wrestlers crossed paths in different games. The main event of these collaborations was the revelation of John Cena’s arrival in Fortnite. The 16-time World Champion is available for purchase through the in-game store right now, complete with WWE Championship backbling and the You Can’t See Me emote. Don’t worry, you can actually see it.

A Black Panther game is in the works

Superhero movies are old news. It’s all about superhero games now despite Marvel’s Avengers’ best efforts to stop that gravy train. Joining a crowded folder that Wolverine and Wonder Woman already reside on is Black Panther. Jeff Grubb revealed this week that EA is currently working on a single-player game in which players will be tasked with becoming the ultimate Wakandan warrior. That’s right, a single player experience. No live service element, at least not yet, and apparently those planning on playing the game can expect to see some of the lessons EA learned from Jedi: Fallen Order manifest in the new Marvel game.

Knights Of The Old Republic has been delayed indefinitely

Speaking of Star Wars games, as the hype around Jedi: Survivor continues to mount, the same can’t be said for Knights Of The Old Republic. The remake of the insanely popular Star Wars game has apparently been delayed indefinitely, and two of the directors working on the project were reportedly fired a short time ago. Bad news for anyone hoping to play a polished version of the original game on new consoles. There’s even a very real chance that Star Wars Eclipse will be released in the wild before the KOTOR remake. Take bets on that one now.

Nier: the hidden door of automata

It’s always quite satisfying when you go back to an old game and come across something you didn’t see the first time around. Now imagine how much that feeling would be heightened if you did something no one has ever experienced before. That’s what we all thought happened to a Nier: Automata player this week when he shared footage of A2 going through a hidden doorway and finding a church on the other side. A church literally no other player has ever seen, and no one else has been able to discover the door since. Fascinating, and some people have already altered the timing in other games. It’s, uh, too bad it all turned out to be a hoax

All eight Yakuza games are coming to PS Plus

PlayStation confirmed on Wednesday the three games PS Plus Essential subscribers will get for free next month, and they’re pretty awesome. Yakuza: Like A Dragon is the pick of the bunch, and PlayStation quickly made an even better great announcement. Before the end of 2022, all eight major Yakuza games will be playable via PS Plus in one way or another. Like A Dragon through Essential, Kiwama 1 and 2 and Yakuza 0 on Extra and Premium at the same time, then the others later in the year. The only caveat is that 3, 4, and 5 will only be available on Premium, but 6 will also be playable for Extra subscribers.

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