GPS Episode 45: Xbox Game Pass, Anthem Delay, God of War, and More

Episode 45 of our gaming podcast, The Gamer Pros Show (GPS), is now live! This week we are discussing some of the bigger news items that we have gotten during this very early part of the year.

We finish off our ongoing discussion of the original BioShock this week, which Jordan has just completed. It’s often good to check back on some of the most influential games of previous generations. We talk about its influence on modern gaming and some of our favorite moments from the game.

Moving into the news, there’s a new trailer for God of War, as well as a release date. Our excitement for this game is growing steadily, especially with this new narrative-focused trailer. It shouldn’t come as a huge surprise, but Anthem has been delayed until 2019. EA and BioWare’s ambitious new title is going to be an interesting one to watch in the wake of both the publisher and developer having a controversial year in 2017. With all the outrage surrounding Mass Effect Andromeda, Star Wars Battlefront II, and Need for Speed Payback, they have a lot of prove and revise with this upcoming release.

While we don’t have a ton of details on the next two items, it is notable that Platinum Games are working on a new action RPG title called Granblue Fantasy: Project Re:Link and Crystal Dynamics have given us a small update on their upcoming Avengers title. Former Uncharted director Shaun Escayg and Dead Space producer Stephen Berry have joined in on the project, which is very exciting and promising.

The biggest news of the week is Xbox Game Pass, which Microsoft announced is now going to include all console exclusives on day one. This means that all future games, such as Crackdown 3, Sea of Thieves, and State of Decay 2 will be available to play on day one for just $9.99 monthly. This is, of course, in addition to the 100+ games already being offered on the service. It’s certainly a bold move from Microsoft, but it’s exactly what they need to get more people on board, especially considering they are lacking in the exclusives department. 

We hope you enjoy the show. Thanks for listening!

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Published by Ben Eberle - Senior Editor

I'm a freelance writer and musician based out of Providence, RI. I started playing videogames at a young age and I have since developed a love for JRPGs, indie games, shooters, and all things Star Wars. When I am not gaming, I am reading science fiction novels or performing music. Follow me on Twitter @_northernfrost