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Multiform: An Xbox Podcast

Apr 2021

Xbox May Publish Hideo Kojima’s Next Game - Multiform Ep. 140

This week in the news we discuss a rumor that Xbox is talking to Hideo Kojima about publishing his next game, EA Sports’ acquisition of the exclusive rights to The Masters and Augusta National for its recently announced PGA Tour game, confirmed details for an all-digital E3 2021, background on MLB’s decision to put The Show 21 on Game Pass, and April Game Pass additions (and subtractions).

We also discuss games we’ve been playing including Outriders, Resident Evil 3, Batman Arkham City, World of Warships Legends, and Grand Theft Auto Online.

Apr 2021

MLB The Show 21 Launching On Game Pass - Multiform Ep. 139

This week in the news we discuss MLB The Show 21 launching into Game Pass, Cyberpunk 2077 patch 1.2 improvements, Cyberpunk’s multiplayer future, CD Projekt Red’s 2021 roadmap, the return of EA Sports PGA Tour, Alan Wake 2 rumors, Bang & Olufsen Beoplay Portal Headphones for Xbox, backwards compatible games joining Cloud Beta, a new delay for Lego Star Wars The Skywalker Saga, ExoMecha release date, The Elder Scrolls Online Series X/S enhancements getting a release date, and April Games with Gold.

We also discuss games we’ve been playing including the brand new Outriders, Wolfenstein: The Old Blood, Guacamelee 2, and Avengers Taking A.I.M.

Mar 2021

ID@Xbox Twitch Showcase - Multiform Ep. 138

This week in the news we discuss highlights from the ID@Xbox Twitch Showcase, what a potential Microsoft acquisition of Discord could mean, details on Hitman 3’s Seven Deadly Sins expansion, MLB The Show 21 features and first Xbox Series X gameplay, free to play games no longer requiring Xbox Live Gold, two new controller designs made partially from post-consumer recycled plastics, Call of Duty WW2: Vanguard leaks, the upcoming Xbox Spring Sale, one-handed swords finally arriving in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, and a delay for Turtle Rock’s Back 4 Blood.

We also discuss games we’ve been playing including Control, Guacamelee 2, Stellaris, Cyberpunk 2077, and Wolfenstein: The Old Blood

Mar 2021

2K Acquires PGA Tour Developer - Multiform Ep. 137

This week in the news we discuss 2K’s acquisition of PGA Tour 2K21 developer HB Studios and their long-term partnership with Tiger Woods, Xbox Live rebranding as Xbox Network, the announcement that Gotham Knights is delayed to 2022, announcements from Square Enix Presents, Marvel’s Avengers 2021 roadmap, Cyberpunk 2077’s upcoming patch 1.2, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla’s transmogrification system & Wrath of the Druids expansion release date, Game Pass additions for the 2nd half of March 2021, Xbox Twitch Indie Showcase, an upcoming Age of Empires event, a leak for a possible Jedi Fallen Order next-gen upgrade, and EA Play on Game Pass PC.

We also discuss games we’ve been playing including Marvel’s Avengers expansions, Fallout 4 with FPS Boost, The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion on its 15th birthday, Cyberpunk 2077, and more...

Mar 2021

Bethesda Acquisition Complete - Multiform Ep. 136

This week in the news we discuss Microsoft’s acquisition of Bethesda finally being complete and what that means for the future of exclusivity, a FIFA Ultimate Team scandal at EA, Halo Infinite reveals from the Ask343 video, an Elden Ring leaked trailer, The Outer Worlds’ final DLC date announcement and what that could mean for Obsidian, upcoming Game Pass additions and teases, Square Enix’s March 18 digital event agenda, the actor who plays Bayek of Siwa founding a game studio partnering with EA Originals, the March Xbox dashboard update, and announcements from Paradox Insider.


We also discuss games we’ve been playing including Doom Eternal, Doom 64, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, and more...

Mar 2021

Aliens Fireteam Announced - Multiform Ep. 135

This week in the news we discuss the SEC’s March 5th approval of the Bethesda acquisition, the announcement of Aliens: Fireteam, Criterion moving to support Battlefield 6 development, Grand Theft Auto V’s future “enhanced” version, Epic Games’ purchase of Mediatonic, 343 adding back accessories to Halo 3, big sports games added to Game Pass, and Watch Dogs Legion Online delaying Tactical Operations.

We also discuss games we’ve been playing including Madden NFL 21, Outriders Demo, Avengers Taking A.I.M. and more...

Mar 2021

RIP Anthem Next - Multiform Ep. 134

This week we go over our impressions of the Outriders Demo, Black Ops Cold War Outbreak, and give our final thoughts on Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. In the news, we discuss the death of the Anthem Next reboot, Dragon Age 4 ditching live-service to focus on single-player, rumors of a potential March Xbox event, upcoming Destiny 2 changes, Watch Dogs Legion adding multiplayer, the Forza Horizon 4 Hot Wheels car pack and unrelated Hot Wheels Unleashed announcement aimed for September, plus the Halo series’s move to Paramount+, the Cyberpunk 1.2 patch delay to late March, THPS1+2 Series X/S enhancements, EA canceling Gaia, Game Pass additions and Games with Gold for March.

Feb 2021

FPS Boosted - Multiform Ep. 133

This week in the news we discuss the new Xbox FPS boost feature for backward compatible games, the recently announced Xbox Wireless Headset, details for the new Outriders demo, Black Ops Cold War Season 2, WB patenting the Nemesis System, the revival of Six Days in Fallujah, Bungie’s expansion plans, Metro Exodus Series X/S enhancements, Xbox tidbits from Nintendo Direct and Blizzcon, plus GamePass additions for the 2nd half of February.

We also discuss games we’ve been playing including Titanfall 2, Project Winter, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, Control, and Wreckfest.

Feb 2021

CD Projekt Red Hacked - Multiform Ep. 132

This week in the news we discuss the recent hack of CD Projekt Red, Ubisoft’s outlook on future AAA titles, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla’s booming success, Grand Theft Auto V’s continuing sales numbers defy logic, EA’s stubborn refusal to let Anthem die, 343’s confirmation that there is no more Halo Wars planned (for now), E3 officially going digital for 2021, Minecraft Dungeons’ 4th DLC announced, Tales from the Borderlands returning, Crash Bandicoot 4 coming to Series X/S, Achievements coming back to Xbox mobile app and 60 fps back compatible enhancements may be coming soon.

We also discuss games we’ve been playing including Control, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War Zombies, and World of Warships Legends.

Feb 2021

Mass Effect Legendary Edition Enhancement Details - Multiform Ep. 131

This week in the news we discuss the first official details for Mass Effect Legendary Edition, the return of EA’s College Football game, MLB The Show 21’s release date announcement, Embracer Group’s acquisition of Gearbox Entertainment, February Game Pass additions, the European Union’s ruling date for Microsoft’s Bethesda acquisition, and Prince of Persia The Sands of Time remake's indefinite delay.

We also discuss games we’ve been playing including Habroxia 2, Control, Cold War Zombies Firebase Z, Battlefield V, and more...

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