This Week in Gaming

Protest responses, PS5, and 8 more of the biggest stories in games this week

Pokémon, Valorant, and Destiny 2 were also highlights of a turbulent week for games and the world at large.

PS5 reveal event delayed

While an event revealing PS5 games was supposed to take place on June 4, 2020, Sony indefinitely delayed it out of respect for the protests against police brutality and George Floyd's death.

A Total War Saga: Troy comes out in August for free

Sega confirmed its real-time strategy game A Total War Saga: Troy comes out August 13 via the Epic Games Store. Surprisingly, it will be free on launch day. The game will come to Steam in 2021.

Riot Games releases Valorant for PC

Valorant exited beta and released for PC on June 2. Its launch was somewhat muted in light of ongoing protests against racial injustice (and server problems). The game seems to have found success after launch nonetheless.

Call of Duty: Warzone and Modern Warfare Season 4 delayed

Out of respect for the protests over systemic racism and the death of George Floyd, Activision indefinitely delayed Season 4 of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Call of Duty: Warzone.

Pokemon Sword and Shield's Isle of Armor Expansion gets a release date

The Pokemon Company confirmed the expansion for Pokemon Sword and Shield would hit Nintendo Switch on June 19.

Sega announces Game Gear Micro

Sega's next miniature retro console is the Game Gear Micro, a ridiculously small handheld with a 1.15-inch screen. There will be four versions of the Game Gear Micro and each will come with four different games.

Microsoft leaks Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning

Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning leaked on Microsoft's store and subsequently confirmed by publisher THQ Nordic. It will be released on August 11, 2020.

EA adds tons of games to Steam

EA has added many of its games like Dragon Age: Inquisition to Steam on June 4 and will add more games and its subscription service EA Access soon.

GTA Online and Red Dead Online observe moments of silence

Rockstar Games decided to take GTA Online and Red Dead Online offline for two hours on June 4 "to honor the legacy of George Floyd."

A new Destiny 2 reveal is happening on June 9

Bungie confirmed it will share news on the future of Destiny 2 on June 9.

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