If you wished to jeer “slow news week?” in my common course…properly, that is the week. Maybe it’s as a result of Red Dead Redemption 2 launched, perhaps it’s as a result of we’re closing in on the vacations, however there may be not a lot happening proper now.

IO did sort-of announce Hitman 3 although, so there’s that—plus Payday 2 launched a brand new heist for the primary time in a yr, Hideo Kojima expanded his horizons, Kerbal Space Program 2 was delayed (I assume), BioWare teased Dragon Age information, and China cracked down on youngsters enjoying Fortnite. Or PUBG? Probably one of many two.

This is gaming information for November 4 to 8.

Epic freebies value grabbing

We’re developing on the Epic Games Store’s one-year anniversary in December. Will the free recreation giveaways finish as soon as we’ve hit that milestone? Nobody is aware of. Better admire it whereas it lasts although—and which means selecting up copies of Nuclear Throne and Ruiner, each top-down shooters, this week.

And subsequent week, a uncommon one-game giveaway for Epic. You’ll be capable of seize copies of The Messenger subsequent Thursday.

Heist

On a much less everlasting foundation, each American Truck Simulator and Payday 2 are free-to-try this weekend. The latter is especially noteworthy as a result of there’s additionally a brand new “Border Crossing” heist, the primary paid content material for Payday 2 in over a yr. Starbreeze stated it was restarting lively growth on Payday 2, and right here’s the proof.

Hitman!

Hitman 2 hits its one-year anniversary on Saturday, and IO’s celebrating in type. Eight Escalation Contracts, 5 new objects, two fits, and extra are arriving over the following few weeks. There’s even a pirate costume. You can discover additional particulars here, or within the trailer beneath.

But there’s extra. Buried on the backside of IO’s weblog submit is a extra severe observe in regards to the state of Hitman 2 going ahead. The necessary half? “We’re shifting increasingly of the Hitman 2 crew to hitch the following Hitman recreation, which is properly underway.”

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