Dirt 5 screenshot of cars racing through a raging snowstorm

Dirt 5 was originally supposed to release this October 9th, but due to the developers needing a little bit of extra time in order to get everything ready for launch, it's release date has now been pushed back. However, unlike the somewhat ambiguous Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 delay, Dirt 5 has only been knocked back a single week and will be coming to PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One this October 16th.

You can get a pretty good idea of what Dirt 5 will bring to the table, as well as how it differs from its predecessors, through the somewhat recent features trailer. Have a gander, it's a rather informative one:

Cyberpunk 2077 screenshot of a close quarters fight

Much like the original Dragon Age, it looks like Cyberpunk 2077 will have distinct origin stories that will slightly shape your whole experience. The 'Street Kid' and 'Nomad' origins are pretty much exactly what you would expect. The first has you grow up fast and tough as a part of gang in a poor neighborhood, while the second has you take on the role of a freedom-seeking nomad that's living out their life at the fringes of society.

Both of those are fairly standard origins for a Cyberpunk protagonist, which is why I'm both surprised and pleased to say that the third one will have you take on the mantle of the baddies as an executive in one of the corporations! Obviously, there will be some sort of fall from grace in order to ensure the actual game happens, but even so, it's not often that we get to see a Cyberpunk-style story from the perspective of someone that has had it all!

Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 official artwork and logo

If you were itching to get your hands on Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 this year, I'm afraid I have some bad news. According to the latest announcement, Bloodlines 2 has now been delayed until 2021, with no specific date set just yet.

The reason, as is quite often the case these days, is that the team needs a little bit more time in order to make sure everything is as polished as it can be. And honestly, given how janky some of the recent previews have looked, this delay is most definitely a positive thing in my book.

Horizon Zero Dawn artwork showing Aloy fighting a robot

If the idea of hunting giant killer-robots sounds like a fun time to you, I have both good and bad news to deliver. The good news is that Horizon Zero Dawn: Complete Edition has now made its way to PC, and much like its console counterpart, it is pretty darn enjoyable.

As for the bad news, that would be the state of the PC port. Not only does it have issues with random stuttering and performance drops throughout perfectly normal gameplay, but there's also a fair few crashes to annoy you along the way. So if you do decide to dive in yourself, be ready to mess around with a whole bunch of settings before finally starting your playthrough in earnest.

Hyper Scape screenshot of the various characters

After going through a brief round of testing, Ubisoft's neon-colored battle royale Hyper Scape is now almost ready for launch. You can expect to see it's very first season arrive this August 11th for PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 alongside a couple of new additions and a 100 tier Battle Pass.

When it comes to the actual gameplay, Hyper Scape offers a couple of twists on the usual battle royale formula. So once you land into the virtual city of Neo Arcadia, you'll need to scatter across the map in order to collect not only an assortment of weapons, but also abilities that range from setting up massive walls to doing superhero landings with appropriately ridiculous shockwaves.

F1 2018 screenshot of a car from close up

The Humble Store is currently running a bit of a sale, and in order to get as many eyeballs on it as possible, has now launched a small giveaway as well. So if you're in the mood for some racing action, simply head on over to the Humble website and you'll be able to grab F1 2018 for free.

Naturally, there is a bit of a catch. The giveaway will only be around for another two and a half days, or while supplies last, so you might want to snatch yourself a copy sooner rather than later, just to be on the safe side.

Overwatch official artwork for Orisa

While Blizzard has tried to address it time and time again, there is no denying that stacking up shields is still an incredibly effective strategy, especially when tanks like Orisa and Sigma can continue to fire while holding their shields. So in order to try to correct this once and for all, as well as spice up the meta as a whole, Blizzard has now brought in a brand new experimental update.

Brigitte, Orisa and Sigma have undergone some rather serious nerfs, while Symmetra, Zenyatta and Roadhog have gained a couple of buffs to help them out. Most surprisingly of all, Pharah has also received a rather peculiar rework to her flying mechanics! Here are the actual details:

Total War: Troy official artwork and logo

Instead of sticking to Steam like the rest of the series, Total War: Troy will be launching exclusively for the Epic Games Store this August 13th. The Steam version, as is often the case with these kinds of deals, will be arriving a year later once the exclusivity period has gone by.

While that might be a bit controversial, I do have one bit of purely positive news - Total War: Try will be entirely free to grab for 24 hours after launch! So whether you're a fan of Total War games and interested in seeing what Troy does differently, or a complete newcomer to the series, I'd still highly recommend taking Creative Assembly up on their offer and getting Troy free of charge!

Apex Legends artwork showing off Rampart

If you're itching for some more Apex Legends content, you'll be happy to hear that Season 6 - Boosted is set to arrive this August 18th. It'll bring with it Rampart as a brand new and heavy-weapons focused Legend, a devastating energy SMG called Volt, as well as the ability to craft your own gear by collecting materials throughout the map.

Naturally, there will also be a fancy new Battle Pass containing the usual 100 new items, as well as a minty fresh new ranked season to endlessly stress about. Sadly, while I would love to tell you the actual details behind all of this new stuff, I'm afraid nothing has been revealed just yet.

Serious Sam 4 official artwork without logo

Much like a good portion of games releasing throughout this year, Serious Sam 4 has now unfortunately been delayed. Instead of launching this August, you can expect Serious Sam 4 and its hordes of mindless (and occasionally even headless) monsters to land onto PC on September 24, 2020.

When it comes to the console versions, nothing new has been announced just yet. So unless there are even more delays awaiting in the near future, Serious Sam 4 will also make its way to Xbox and PlayStation at some point in early 2021.