Active Quest Episode 85: Why We Think Xbox Is Bringing It Next-Gen, Ubisoft Forward, and PS5 Showcase Thoughts

In this episode, Joseph, Chris, and Josh discuss the Xbox One S reveal, Ubisoft Forward, and the upcoming PS5 showcase!

Image: Craig from Microsoft’s Halo Infinite and Xbox Series S from Microsoft

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Music

Theme Song made by Novila. https://soundcloud.com/novila-edm

Quick Notes

Watch Live: PlayStation 5 Showcase on Wednesday, September 16

blog.playstation.com/2020/09/12/watch-live-playstation-5-showcase-on-wednesday-september-16/

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Multiplayer revealed

blog.playstation.com/2020/09/09/call-of-duty-black-ops-cold-war-multiplayer-revealed/

Scott Pilgrim game is back after years of being delisted

Patricia Hernandez

polygon.com/2020/9/10/21430717/scott-pilgrim-game-vs-world-ubisoft-forward-bryan-lee-o-malley-edgar-wright-anamanaguchi-anniversary

Kena: Bridge Of Spirits Slips To 2021 Release

Jeff Cork 

gameinformer.com/2020/09/11/kena-bridge-of-spirits-slips-to-2021-release

Quick Releases

Hyrule Warriors: Age Of Calamity Is The Prequel To Zelda: Breath Of The Wild

Jason Guiaso

gameinformer.com/2020/09/08/hyrule-warriors-age-of-calamity-is-the-prequel-to-zelda-breath-of-the-wild

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake brings the classic back for Xbox One, PS4, and PC

 Chaim Gartenberg

theverge.com/2020/9/10/21429389/prince-of-persia-the-sands-of-time-remake-xbox-one-ps4-announcement-ubisoft

Ubisoft’s Gods and Monsters is now Immortals Fenyx Rising, coming Dec. 3

Ryan Gilliam

polygon.com/2020/9/10/21430840/immortals-fenyx-rising-gods-and-monsters-zelda-ubisoft-forward-trailer-reveal

News

Control’s PS4 owners get — then lose — Ultimate Edition granting next-gen upgrade

Owen S. Good

polygon.com/2020/9/11/21432215/control-ps4-upgrade-ps5-xbox-one-xbox-series-x-ultimate-edition-base-game-season-pass-deluxe-edition

Xbox Series S official reveal trailer goes live with release date confirmed

Alex Avard, Connor Sheridan

gamesradar.com/xbox-series-s-revealed/

Listener Questions

#1 Turner and Hooch fan (@TurnerandDouche)

Piping hot Q here for Joseph: why is THE_BERRY a stone cold killer?

Zac LaRocque-Walker (@zaclw)

What does Sony have to do to convince you to buy a ps5?

GhostintheGlass (@ghostintheglass)

What Prince of Persia remake would you prefer? Sands of Time or giving PoP 2008 a second chance/sequel? 

Connor Ewing (@connoerewing)

I’m personally having trouble with being excited for any of Ubisoft’s upcoming titles (even Immortals, which I’ve been anticipating) given their consistent mishandling of the systemic workplace abuse/toxicity situation. Is this something you guys are feeling as well? Thanks!

What We’ve Been Playing

Joseph: 

  • Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2 (review code provided)
  • Marvel’s Avengers (review code provided)

Chris:

  • Watch Dogs 2 
  • Ary and the Secret of Seasons (review is up now) 
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (review code provided)
  • Bounty Battle (received review copy)

Josh:

  • Fortnite 
  • Plants vs Zombies 

Active Quest Episode 81: Is Mortal Shell A Great Souls-Like Game? Fortnite vs. Apple and Google, Halo Infinite Delayed To 2021

Joseph, Chris, and Josh are joined by IGN freelancer Wesley LeBlanc to talk about the crazy Fortnite drama between Epic and Apple/Google. Joseph also gives us his first impressions of Mortal Shell.

 

Hosts:

Joseph Yaden – twitter.com/josephyaden

Josh Nichols – twitter.com/Mrjoshnichols

Chris Penwell – twitter.com/PenwellWrites

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Music

Theme Song made by Novila. https://soundcloud.com/novila-edm

Quick Notes

The Last of Us Part II update adds Grounded difficulty, Permadeath mode, and more

Matthew Gallant

blog.playstation.com/2020/08/11/the-last-of-us-part-ii-update-adds-grounded-difficulty-permadeath-mode-and-more/

Scott Pilgrim Writer Says Ubisoft Has Contacted Him Amid Growing Campaign To Bring Game Back

James O’Connor

gamespot.com/articles/scott-pilgrim-writer-says-ubisoft-has-contacted-hi/1100-6480948/

Quick Releases

Splinter Cell’s Sam Fisher Enters Rainbow Six Siege As New Operator

Chris Pereira

gamespot.com/articles/splinter-cells-sam-fisher-gears-up-for-rainbow-six/1100-6480833/

Mortal Shell is Getting a Physical Release

Daniel Tack

gameinformer.com/2020/08/13/mortal-shell-is-getting-a-physical-release

Rockstar & GTA Producer Lazlow Jones Part Ways After Almost 20 Years Together

Chris Penwell

thegamer.com/lazlow-jones-gta-producer-leaves/

Kena: Bridge of Spirits Will Have a Free Upgrade For PS5

Chris Penwell

thegamer.com/kena-bridge-of-spirits-free-ps4-ps5-upgrade/

News

Fortnite for Android has also been kicked off the Google Play Store and App Store

Dieter Bohn

theverge.com/2020/8/13/21368079/fortnite-epic-android-banned-google-play-app-store-rule-violation

July 2020 NPD: Paper Mario and Ghost of Tsushima have strong debuts

Jeff Grubb

venturebeat.com/2020/08/14/july-2020-npd-paper-mario-and-ghost-of-tsushima-have-strong-debuts/

Microsoft delays Halo Infinite to 2021

Tom Warren

theverge.com/2020/8/11/21363769/halo-infinite-delay-launch-2021-release-date-xbox-series-x

Listener Questions

Are boneless wings, wings?

Which is the best non-buffalo flavor wing sauce?

  • Wesley

Hey gamers, what movie would you insert @Reggie into from the 90s and which actor would he replace? My pick is replacing Tim Allen in Jungle2Jungle. Okay, that’s all the time I’ve got. I got to get back to playing Animal Crossing New Leaf on my Nintendo 3DS.

  • #1 Turner and Hooch fan

What We’ve Been Playing

Joseph:

  • Mortal Shell (review code provided by the publisher)

Chris

  • Ghost of Tsushima
  • Trivia Royale

Josh

  • EarthBound
  • Rayman Legends*
  • Fall Guys*
  • Moving Out (Xbox Game Pass)*

Wesley

  • Ghost of Tsushima
  • Necrobarista
  • Avengers Beta