This Week In Gaming: Our Top Stories – August 14th

All of this week's top stories

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We may have been melting in one hell of a heatwave here in the UK, but that hasn’t slowed us down! As always, we’re here to bring you this week’s biggest news stories from across the world of gaming.

Horizon Zero Dawn PC Port Problems

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We’re always excited when a PS4 exclusive finally makes its way onto PC, less so when the PC version comes to the market riddled with bugs. Sadly, that’s what happened with the recent Horizon Zero Dawn PC port. Frequent crashes, freezing cutscenes, and a whole host of other visual glitches have definitely meant this game has gotten off to a rocky start. Let’s hope they get fixed soon, or we can’t see it having the same kind of success on PC than it did on PS4.

Horizon Zero Dawn PC Port Suffers From A Host Of Technical Issues

Nvidia RTX 3000 On The Horizon

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We got more information this week on the upcoming Nvidia RTX 3000 series GPUs. We’re still working with rumored specifications, but it looks as though the flagship model will be a 3080Ti. We broke it all down in our recent news piece for you, so you can have all the details.

Nvidia GeForce RTX 30 Series Ampere Graphics Cards: Release Date & Where To Buy?

Say Goodbye To Forza Horizon 3

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As has happened with many great games, Forza Horizon 3 is about to be delisted, which means you won’t be able to buy it ever again. You still have some time to sweep in and grab it before the September 28th deadline, so be quick if you don’t want to miss out. Good news though, if you snag it soon, you can play it on both PC and Xbox with Microsoft’s Play Anywhere scheme.

Forza Horizon 3 And All DLC Will Be De-Listed On September 28

Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 & Halo Infinite Delayed

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In what’s become something of a regular feature for our weekly updates, we had news of two more anticipated game titles that are suffering delays. This week it was the turn of Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 and Halo Infinite. Both titles have been delayed until 2021 which means we’ll have quite the wait until we get our hands on these. We talk about why they got delayed below.

Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 Delayed To 2021

Halo Infinite Delayed Until 2021

Total War Saga: Troy Launches For Free

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Epic Game Store treated us this week by releasing Total War Saga: Troy for the low, low price of free on their storefront. And, there’s no hidden cost or weird catch to go along with it. As long as you have an Epic Game Store account, the game can be yours. So, what are you waiting for? Go get it.

A Total War Saga: Troy Launches Free On Epic Game Store

No Next-Gen Upgrade For Control Players

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With the upcoming next-gen PS5 and Xbox Series X releases getting closer and closer, a lot of gamers are glad to hear about the plans most games have to offer a free upgrade to these consoles. Unfortunately, this won’t be the case for a lot of Control players. It was revealed this week that they were releasing an “Ultimate Edition” that would release on PC, PS4, and Xbox One. Owners of this new edition on consoles will be able to grab a digital upgrade for the next-gen consoles, but those who already bought the standard version won’t. Not cool, guys.

Control Ultimate Edition Announced, Available On Steam

New Intel Roadmap

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Intel officially announced this week that they would be releasing their first discrete GPU in 2021 – aimed at the gaming market. The Xe-HPG is optimized for gaming and will be able to handle ray-tracing for the next-generation of games. It will be interesting to see how this holds up against the competition with Nvidia’s Ampere set to release soon too. Find out everything you need to know in our full write-up.

Intel Reveals Plans To Launch Xe-HPG Gaming GPUs In 2021