The SGO Weekly breaks down news that may have gone unnoticed throughout the previous week. This includes reveals, trailers, and announcements in addition to other news. Check out today’s weekly breakdown featuring details on Handball 21, DRIFT 21, and more!
SGO Weekly: Handball 21 & More!
New sports games headed to Nintendo Switch
NACON announced two premier sports titles in Hunting Simulator 2 and Tennis World Tour 2, have launched for the Nintendo Switch. In Hunting Simulator 2, players explore natural habitats and track down over 33 animal species. Fans of tennis can now settle fierce rivalries online or locally on the courts of Tennis World Tour 2. Each game is also available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC via Steam.
Handball 21 Gameplay trailer
NACON and Eko Software released a new video showcasing the gameplay of Handball 21. For those interested in the upcoming game, be sure to check out our preview as well as our review coming later this month. Handball 21 launches November 12 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.
DIRT 5 PlayStation 5 details and gameplay
Codemasters released details on the development process and core features slated for DIRT 5 on the PlayStation 5. The video interview with technical director, David Springate, features the first look at PlayStation 5 gameplay ahead of the title’s launch on later this month. DIRT 5 launches for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam November 6 with the next gen version coming a few days later. A Google Stadia version will launch in early 2021.
USA Basketball set to hold trials for USA National Gaming Team
Thirty of the top NBA 2K gamers have accepted invitations to the first trials for a USA Basketball E-National Team. Trials run virtually Nov. 7-8, 2020. The trials will be used to select a national team to represent the United States at the FIBA eSports Open II in the North and Central American Conference on Dec. 19-20. The seven-member, mixed-gender USA squad will tip-off virtually against gaming teams from Canada, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Honduras and Puerto Rico for the right to be crowned conference champions.
DRIFT21 updates to UI and more
505 Games will be releasing a new update to the Early Access version of DRIFT21. Check out several improvements within the update below:
- Inclinometer added to show drifting angles and limitations of each car
- New camera added allowing for a greater lean from the focus point
- Redesigned driving UI to correctly show and highlight changes to the drifting point counting system, car speed, drifting angle and other events
- Numerous game setting additions including Gamma, Anti Aliasing, display method etc
- Changed how ‘Kiss The Wall’ and ‘Wall Tap’ events work – these should now be more transparent and forgiving
- Many ‘under the hood’ improvements and fixes
In addition, several fixes and updates reported by the community have been added.
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