Speculation arose about whether or not Crash Bandicoot 4 would have microtransactions after the Microsoft Store's listing for the game said it "offers in-app purchases." The game's developer Toys For Bob took to Twitter to clear things up, stating that it doesn't include microtransactions at all.
Check out our interview with Crash Bandicoot 4's producer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sHS3ps6gzA8
CD Projekt Red has removed wall-running from Cyberpunk 2077. Level designer Max Pears told GameReactor that the developer chose to remove it for design reasons, but said that the game will still allow the player "a lot of flexibility" with how they move through the world.
Our hands-on impressions here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WbeeYUlkp9s
How Cyberpunk 2077's gameplay works: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6oaLn8T9kAw
Microsoft reportedly has a date for its live event coming later this month. According to VentureBeat's Jeff Grubb, and corroborated by Video Game Chronicle, the next Xbox 20/20 event will happen on July 23. The event is going to focus prominently on first-party titles, including Halo Infinite.
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