The biggest gaming news for January 11, 2023

The biggest gaming news for January 11, 2023

The biggest gaming news for January 11, 2023

Skull & Bones is delayed for a sixth time, and Xbox confirms rumors of a showcase later this month.

It only took 11 days but now we have our first big video game delay of 2023 – the year can finally begin. No prizes for guessing which game got pushed back, as Skull & Bones has now been delayed for the sixth time as Ubisoft cancels three other unannounced projects.

Elsewhere, Xbox has confirmed reports of a showcase later this month, and Toys For Bob may be working with Spyro again. For all the details, read on.

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First Build Skull & Bones Seascape

Ubisoft cancels three unannounced games and delays Skull & Bones

Ubisoft is currently going through a tough time, as it revealed it was canceling three unannounced projects after “surprisingly slower” sales during an emergency call with investors. It was during this call in which Ubisoft also revealed that it would once again delay Skull & Bones, slapping the game with an incredibly vague “Early 2023 – 2024” release window.

Xbox Showcase

Xbox and Bethesda Showcase Arrives January 25

Earlier this week, reports suggested that Xbox was gearing up for a new showcase to find out more about its upcoming titles. Xbox has now confirmed those reports, announcing that a Developer Direct showcase will take place with Bethesda on January 25. Games slated to appear include Redfall, Minecraft Legends, and Forza Motorsport, but it’s already been clarified that Starfield will have its own storefront later down the line.

Spyro rides a skateboard in Year of the Dragon.

Toys For Bob seems to be teasing something for Spyro in 2023

It’s been a while since Activision Blizzard approached Spyro the Dragon, much to the dismay of many. However, with 2023 being his 25th anniversary, it looks like he could be dragged out of the publisher’s vault again if this little Toys For Bob tease is anything to go by. The developer recently revealed a 2023 moodboard on Twitter, which included Spyro and the number 25 on the top left. While we all wish this meant a new game was on the way, it’s more likely to tease its appearance in Crash Team Rumble.

PS5 guide feature image

Placing the PS5 upright likely won’t cause any damage despite previous reports

We now have an update on a previous story for you, as it was reported earlier this week that storing your PlayStation 5 vertically could damage it. It turns out that may not be the case at all, as the outlet that originally reported the news retracted their statement and explained it as a “critical misunderstanding.” Additionally, popular YouTuber SpawnWave isn’t convinced your upright PS5 is a problem, explaining that Sony went “over the top” to ensure that the liquid metal seal that many have been worried about doesn’t break.

The cover for Super Mario Galaxy 2

Super Mario Galaxy 2 Speedrunner breaks its own world record at the AGDQ

As always, we’ll end with a fun story. Awesome Games Done Quick kicked off with a bang, as a Super Mario Galaxy 2 speedrunner broke his own world record live in front of 80,000 people during the event. Competing in a race with three other sprinters, Jhey managed to clock a time of two hours, 54 minutes and 51.33 seconds, just under two seconds faster than his previous world record.

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