This week, we are shaking things up a bit and bringing you the SGO Weekly on a Friday. Moving forward, you can expect to catch the latest news you may have throughout the week come Friday. Once again, we are packed with news this week including details on content for DRIFT21, WRC 9, and more!
SGO Weekly 8/30 – 9/3: WRC 9 & More!
DRIFT21 receives new content update
Recently, 505 Games announced new content coming to drift racing simulation game, DRIFT21. Today’s update adds the king of European drifting tracks, the BMW E46. Players can build it from scratch or use the presets readily available via Quick Race. In addition, the update includes various fixes and updates to enhance the moment-to-moment driving experience. DRIFT21 is available through Steam Early Access now for $24.99.
WRC 9 officially now available
Finally, WRC 9 is available for PC players. PlayStation 4 and Xbox One players will still need to wait for the September 8 console launch. You can check out the launch trailer below.
Of course, we got an early look at WRC 9. Be sure to check our Xbox One X WRC 9 review.
Madden NFL 21: Strong sales despite lowest Metacritic user score
EA Sports is reporting Madden NFL 21 has had strong first week unit sales. The figures look to be up nearly 20 percent year-over-year. This comes as a shock as Madden NFL 21 has the lowest Metacritic user score of all time with a 0.3 rating for the PlayStation 4 version.
PBA Basketball Slam: Arcade Edition available on Steam Early Access
Ranida Games announced PBA Basketball Slam: Arcade Edition is available through Steam Early Access. In PBA Basketball Slam, players compete in 2-on-2 arcade-style full court basketball games.
PBA Basketball Slam: Arcade Edition’s early access version comes with:
2-on-2 arcade-style full court basketball gameplay
6 free court locations to play
Full controller support with optional solo keyboard/mouse mode
Local Multiplayer mode, supporting up to four players
Play online using Steam Remote Play
When it officially releases, additional features for the full version will become available as a free update for those who paid for early access. These features include:
Shops and locke
Additional basketball courts
More music and voice-overs
Polished gameplay and user interface
In other news
Of course, make sure to catch coverage of other news around sports gaming:
- EA Provides New Details on Madden NFL 21 Franchise Update
- Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 and 2: Bridging the Generation Gap
- NBA Live Returning? Scott O’Gallagher Joins EA as Creative Director
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