The biggest video game news of the past month has to be the high-profile mergings of video game developers. Microsoft acquired Activision Blizzard (Call of Duty, Crash Bandicoot) for $68.7 billion, then Sony acquired Destiny developer Bungie for $3.6 billion. To what degree will these monumental purchases affect the game industry? The jury is still out, but the Microsoft deal is already under antitrust scrutiny.
Release-wise, however, January was relatively quiet for gamers, but February is picking up the pace. From a remastering of a modern classic to a high-budget blockbuster and an indie underdog, there’s literally something for every gamer hitting shelves this month.
While you wait for the February gaming releases to really kick into high gear, here is your monthly video game news roundup for February 2022.
Xbox Games With Gold Free Games for February 2022
Playstation Plus Free Games for February 2022
Planet Coaster: Console Edition (February 1)
Build the theme park of your dreams, and keep your growing customer base happy. If you loved Roller Coaster Tycoon back in the day, you’ll love this.
EA Sports UFC 4: (February 1)
The latest (and thus far, last) UFC simulator features over 200 unique fighters and a revamped submission system.
Tiny Tina’s Assault on Dragon Keep: A Wonderlands: (February 1)
If you’re hungry for more Borderlands content, try this loot-accumulating spinoff, which trades in 1st person shooter mechanics for tabletop roleplay.