Star Wars Jedi: Survivor souls-like action-RPG official artwork and logo

If you were hoping to get your hands on Star Wars Jedi: Survivor this March 17th, I'm afraid I have a bit of bad news. In order to ensure the game launches in as polished and complete of a state as possible, Respawn has now decided to push back Jedi: Survivor's release date to April 28th, 2023.

"Jedi: Survivor is a direct response to the feedback from our community, delivering expansive destinations to explore, evolved combat and traversal, and of course, the continuation of Cal and BD's story," reads the brief announcement. "Making this game has truly made us a better team, and we have pushed ourselves at every level to make this the Star Wars sequel our fans expect from Respawn and Lucasfilm Games."

Overwatch 2 new tank hero Ramattra story trailer artwork

While Overwatch 2's gameplay is highly enjoyable, trying to play it seriously and fight your way through the ranks of Competitive Play can often be an incredibly frustrating experience. Not only are the matches rarely balanced, but you don't even get to see any changes to your rank for a dozen or so games. And then, to really top it all off, at the end of the season you get automatically deranked and have to go through the whole ordeal all over again!

Needless to say, this is not ideal, which is why I'm happy to report that Blizzard has heard the community's complaints loud and clear. Better yet, they have just announced how and when they're going to fix some of them! Here's what you can look forward to:

Dead Space official artwork and logo for the survival-horror remake

If the dour weather has sparked a bit of an interest in survival-horror, you'll be pleased to hear that the Dead Space remake has now arrived onto PC and consoles. The new version has been completely rebuilt from the ground up and, unsurprisingly, comes with improved visuals, audio and gameplay mechanics while still staying true to the original's vision.

Since a picture is worth a thousand words, and a video has a whole lot of pictures, allow me to share with you one of the extended gameplay previews. That should give you a pretty good idea of just what the Dead Space remake is all about, as well as how it compares to the original. Have a look:

World of Warcraft: Dragonflight screenshot of a Tauren using the Trading Post

Instead of going with yet another world-ending event that requires our utmost attention, World of Warcraft: Dragonflight's Update 10.0.5 has decided to take things in the completely opposite direction. As such, the freshly released update is almost entirely about cosmetics and customizations!

First and foremost, you can now transmog the appearance of poor (grey) and common (white) quality items. Many of these items are highly thematic sets from previous expansions, so if you prefer to have your characters look practical rather than ridiculous, the 'new' appearances are well worth messing around with.

MTG Arena artwork for Elesh Norn from the Phyrexia: All Will be One expansion

I hope you're in the mood for a bit of body horror, because MTG Arena's Phyrexia: All Will be One expansion is set to launch this February 7th. Once it arrives it'll bring with it 261 new cards to play around with, ten new planeswalker cards of which five will be compleated, as well as reprints of some fan-favorite cards like Phyrexian Obliterator and Phyrexian Arena.

When it comes to the actual mechanics behind the cards, there's nothing too crazy this time around. As you would expect from a Phyrexian set, a good chunk of cards are focused around poison counters and proliferation, while the Mirran rebellion is all about fancy weapons that come pre-equipped onto token creatures, quite similar to living weapons in former sets.

Warhammer 40,000: Darktide screenshot of the cinematic trailer showing a Psyker fighting a Bulwark

As announced during the recent developer update, Warhammer 40,000: Darktide studio Fatshark will be suspending all work on seasonal content, new microtransactions and the Xbox port in order to get the PC version to a nice and stable position. And in order to show their commitment to the whole process, they have now released Update 1.02 which brings with it a ton of small but meaningful balance tweaks, fixes and improvements.

The most important of these changes, at least as far as higher difficulties are concerned, are the tweaks to enemy suppression. Previously enemy gunners (both the elite and non-elite variants) would casually ignore absurd amounts of carnage happening around them in order to keep shooting at the players. Even if half of their group got literally atomized before their very eyes, they would still hold their ground and keep firing.

Forspoken action-adventure screenshot of a giant mysterious ring in the distance

After a lengthy delay, Square Enix's exploration focused action-adventure Forspoken has now finally been unleashed onto PC and consoles. As you might imagine given the genre alone, Forspoken is all about wondering across an open world in search of treasure, secrets, and enemies to smash in the face with a wide array of flashy spells.

Rather than babble on, allow me to share with you one of the lengthier gameplay previews. That should give you a pretty good idea what Forspoken looks like, plays like and what it's even trying to do. Have a gander:

Warhammer 40k: Darktide official artwork showing off the Zealot and Veteran

[Update]: Darktide's Patch 1.02 has now brought in a bunch of small but meaningful balance tweaks, fixes and improvements.

While Darktide's moment-to-moment gameplay experience is phenomenal, the endgame and progression systems leave a whole lot to be desired. Getting good weapons is extremely hard and mostly relies on random items from the hourly shop rotation, the upgrade system is still unfinished despite being promised for December, and some of the weekly missions are so grindy that you can't realistically complete them without treating Darktide as a secondary job.

In order to sort these types of problems out, as well as restore the community's faith in the game, Darktide studio Fatshark has now decided to undergo some rather drastic measures. Effective immediately, the studio will be suspending all work on seasonal content, new microtransactions and the Xbox Series X|S version in order to focus all of their efforts on addressing community criticism and getting Darktide to a much more stable position.

Overwatch screenshot of Roadhog hooking Zenyatta on Anubis

[Update]: Overwatch 2 will be fixing many of the frustrating aspects of Competitive Play in Seasons 3 and 4.

In order to help Season 2 end on a bit of a high note, Blizzard has now unleashed a small yet highly important balance update. This one doesn't feature any buffs whatsoever, but rather an assortment of nerfs to four of the most powerful heroes in the game: Roadhog, Orisa, Sojourn and Kiriko.

Rather than babble on, allow me to share with you the brief patch notes, along with Blizzard's reasoning for some of the major changes. Have a gander:

Dwarf Fortress official key art but without the text

Continuing with the recent trend of showcasing fun and interesting gameplay concepts, Steam has now launched the Base Builder Fest. As you might imagine from the name alone, this festival encompasses all sorts of different games - everything from the survival orientated Subnautica and Valheim to the city or colony management sims like Cities Skylines and Rimworld.

So if you ever wanted to take a dip into the wide world of base-building games, this would be a pretty good time to do so as the vast majority of the Base Builder Fest participants are currently on sale. Better yet, a fair few of them also have free demos available, so you can give them a proper try before deciding whether they're truly worth your time and money.