News | Fallout 76 is free to play for a week due to anniversary

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Fallout franchise, anyone can play Fallout 76 for free for a week.

Bethesda has announced that. The company plans to celebrate the anniversary with special events throughout the month. The free Fallout 76 week has now started and will run until October 11. Prime Gaming subscribers can also continue to play the game for free.

In addition, Bethesda must give “significant discounts on the entire Fallout franchise”. The discounts run through October 12 on Xbox and PlayStation and through October 18 on Steam. Also coming next week is a free update for the free-to-play game Fallout Shelter, which will require players to counter an alien threat in a new storyline.

The first Fallout game came out in 1997. From Fallout 3, Bethesda took over the development. The last mainline single player game in the series, Fallout 4, was released in 2015, although the online multiplayer game Fallout 76 did appear in 2018. The game was criticized on release, but Bethesda has made many new content and improvements in recent years. A Fallout television series for Amazon Prime is also in the works.

News | Ubisoft to broadcast Assassin's Creed Celebration livestream tonight

Ubisoft will broadcast a livestream early this evening to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the Assassin's Creed franchise.

The livestream starts today at 6:00 PM Dutch time and can be seen below. In any case, it is clear that the future of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is being looked at. It also looks back at the franchise and hints at what people can expect later this year.

While it’s not clear what will be released later this year, there have been rumors for some time that Ubisoft is working on a Valhalla spin-off starring Basim. That game would have a big focus on stealth.

Ubisoft has also been working on Assassin’s Creed Infinity for some time, a new main game in the franchise that is rumored to become some sort of overarching foundation for the franchise from which new adventures can be played. It is unknown if that game will be revealed tonight.