TODAY ON SNTR PRESENTS

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Halo Infinite Tech Test

Sony PC Ports

Back 4 Blood Beta

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LIVE Q&A and DISCUSSION

Halo Infinite Tech Test

Sony PC Ports

Push Square . com reported… Sony has confirmed its acquisition of Nixxes is designed to enable further ports of PlayStation titles to PC. Speaking in an interview with Famitsu, PlayStation CEO Jim Ryan said: “We are also happy with our efforts to provide our IP to PCs, although it is still in its infancy, and we look forward to working with Nixxes to help with that.”

To help produce more PC ports was always the assumed reason behind Sony’s purchase of Nixxes, but following Ryan’s latest comments, it confirms the company will continue the initiative. Founded in 1999, the Dutch firm is best known for its work porting Square Enix titles to the personal computer over the past decade or so. Almost always of a very high quality, Nixxes has an excellent reputation as a result.

So far, Sony has brought Horizon Zero Dawn and Days Gone to PC. There’s strong speculation Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End could be next as the PS4 exclusive recently appeared in a presentation for investors, listed under a tab for PC. Sony is yet to confirm the port, however.

Speaking at the time of the acquisition announcement, PlayStation Studios boss Hermen Hulst was excited for the experienced team to join Sony’s first-party lineup. “They have a passion for improving games and for delivering the best possible experience for gamers. Nixxes will be a strong asset for everyone across PlayStation Studios, helping our teams focus on their most important goal, which is to create unique PlayStation content at the best possible quality.”

Back 4 Blood Beta

GameInformer reported… Back 4 Blood is essentially the Left 4 Dead 3 experience we’ve been hoping for. The same team that created Left 4 Dead is back with a new co-op experience (and no, the creator doesn’t mind the constant Left 4 Dead tie-ins either, he told us himself!). We know that there are no microtransactions regarding the cards, we know about the PvP element, but now Turtle Rock wants players to dive once more to learn more about the co-op experience. Because of that, an open beta is just around the corner in addition to a brand new trailer.

The open beta early access period kicks off on August 5 and will run until August 9 for those that pre-ordered the game or registered through this link. The regular open beta will continue on August 12-16 for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC players.

The Back 4 Blood beta includes:

Two maps for the “Swarm” PvP mode
Two co-op maps to fight off Ridden with your friends
Play as Mom for the first time, as well as other Cleaners: Evangelo, Holly, Walker, and Hoffman
Play as six different Ridden variants in “Swarm,” including the Bruiser, Retch, Hocker, Exploder, Crusher and Stinger
Various weapons to check out, cards to build decks, and Ridden to slay
Explore the Fort Hope communal hub
Cross-play and cross-gen support

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