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It’s time to get your fix of the GGS Weekly news roundup – it’s the perfect compliment to a lovely cup of tea – and what better way to start your morning? Except, perhaps, if you were on a nice warm beach somewhere, which white sand and blue sky as far as the eye can see…
Ashe is now available to play in Overwatch
The feisty leader of the Deadlock gang, Ashe, is now available to play on Overwatch.
Ashe was first revealed at this year’s BlizzCon, by way of the animated short, REUNION. She’s the 29th hero to join Overwatch and takes on the role of a damage dealer, using her rifle, coach gun, and dynamite, or if things get a bit hairy, she can summon her Ultimate B.O.B. to lend a hand.
Days after the initial announcement, Ashe was made available for testing on the Overwatch PTR and was finally moved across to the live game this week.
Hitman 2 will let you hunt down Sean Bean next week in the first Elusive Target event
Hitman 2 launched this week (you can check out John’s review here) and the first Elusive Target event – featuring none other than Sean Bean – will commence on November 20 and run until December 4.
Titled, ‘The Undying’ the event will see players attempt to take out Sean Bean who plays former MI5 agent turned assassin, Mark Faba who’s a master at faking his own death. Playing the Elusive Target mission and completing the Explosive Penmanship challenge will unlock the new, fan-selected Explosive Pen.
Elusive Target missions are free for all players and involve unique contracts that give players one chance to assassinate a specific target; if failed, the contract cannot be retried. You can check out the primer for the first Elusive Target mission, below.
PlayStation won’t take part in E3 2019
In a statement to Variety, Sony confirmed that they will not be taking part in next year’s E3 conference.
“As the industry evolves, Sony Interactive Entertainment continues to look for inventive opportunities to engage the community,” according to the statement. “PlayStation fans mean the world to us and we always want to innovate, think differently and experiment with new ways to delight gamers. As a result, we have decided not to participate in E3 in 2019. We are exploring new and familiar ways to engage our community in 2019 and can’t wait to share our plans with you.”
While PlayStation’s presence at this year’s E3 was arguably less than exciting, showcasing only four games during its hour-long conference, Sony’s absence will mark its first, since the event started, 24 years ago. There’s some speculation that the absence points towards the PlayStation 5 releasing in 2020 and that Sony is simply not bothering with E3 next year as there is nothing new or exciting to announce for the PS4.
Happy 5th birthday, PlayStation 4! We celebrate with a new PS4 bundle, a selection of interesting statistics, and a heartfelt thanks to the fans (that's you!): https://t.co/D9QbXarCzC pic.twitter.com/WcRQwDOotP
— PlayStation (@PlayStation) November 15, 2018
With the lifespan of each PlayStation console averaging seven years, and with the PS4 turning five years old two days ago, it seems that a PlayStation 5 announcement could come as early as next year.
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