Updates on the Legend of Zelda and Destiny 2 and more from the Playstation Showcase, including Spider-Man 2 and Fairgame$, and a virtual F1 racing competition is tied to the Montreal Grand Prix.
What’s going on in the world of video games
- In its first three days available, the Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom sold more than four million copies in North America and more than ten million units worldwide.
- Canadian actor Nathan Fillion is returning to play Cayde-6, a character in Bungie’s Destiny universe, for the upcoming expansion of Destiny 2, the Final Shape. We’ll get more info about it all on August 22.
More from last week’s Playstation Showcase
Last week I got excited about Bungie’s reveal of it’s new game, Marathon, but that wasn’t the only thing that Playstation had for us to get excited about.
Project Q is a portable system that will stream games from your PS5 over a Wi-Fi connection. The handheld looks like a smartphone glued in between a PS5 controller that’s been cut in half.
Playstation’s also coming out with wireless earbuds to go with the handheld. No pricing for either of these was announced, but Sony did say these are coming this year.
We also got a look at more than ten minutes of gameplay from Marvel’s Spider-Man 2.
The new PS5 game, the third from Insomniac Games, introduces the villain Kraven and the symbiote, Venom, and in this game we get to play as Peter Parker’s Spider-Man and Miles Morales’ Spider-Man.
And we learned that the game from Haven Studios is called Fairgame$.
It’s a competitive experience where your team is up against others to see which of you can pull off the most extravagant heists against the wealthy elite. Think of it as Robin Hood and his Merry Thieves against a different Robin Hood and her Merry Thieves.
Not much more is known, but Haven had a trailer that shows off the attitude they are going for. Note that this is not gameplay.
Canada’s best virtual F1 racers could earn a trip to Montreal
When the Formula 1 auto racing series hits Montreal later in June, five video game players will compete for the chance to race Max Verstappen in a simulated race.
The competition, sponsored by Heineken, invites players of EA Sports’ F1 22 racing sim to post a screenshot of their fastest lap time for a chance to travel to Montrreal.
The five fastest racers will be flown to Montreal to compete at a final race trackside at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve using true racing simulation machines.
Would-be competitors can play on any platform they choose. F1 22 is available on PS4, PS5, Windows, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.
Entries will be accepted through June 7, and winners will be announced on June 8.