Podcast Unlocked

Our Xbox crew discusses the report that, among other issues, the release of Halo Infinite's free-to-play multiplayer hurt the launch of Battlefield 2042. Plus: Ubisoft stakes a claim to independence in the wake of so many publishers being bought...unless the right price comes along, Street Fighter 6 just got announced but it's already off to a controversial start, and more!


00:00:00 - Intro 

00:03:39 - EA Admits Battlefield 2042 "failed to meet the expectations of our players"

00:19:52 - Ubisoft Acquisition?

00:29:34 - Street Fighter 6 Announced!

00:43:07 - No Man’s Sky Is Not Finished

00:51:20 - Unlock-Block Trivia

00:55:55 - Conclusion

Direct download: IGN_Unlocked_Ep_532_Audio.mp3
Category:Podcast Unlocked -- posted at: 6:11pm EDT

Another week brings another important new update in Xbox's huge acquisition of Activision-Blizzard. Microsoft is making it clear that Call of Duty will continue on PlayStation - and come to Switch - so we discuss the ramifications of that decision for Xbox. Plus: Cyberpunk 2077 comes to Xbox Series X, our thoughts on Netflix's BioShock movie, impressions of The Cuphead Show, and more!

00:00:00 - Intro
00:03:23 - Bioshock Netflix Movie
00:10:25 - The Cuphead Show First Impressions
00:12:32 - Microsoft has confirmed that "Call of Duty and other popular Activision Blizzard titles" will not just be released on PlayStation
00:21:10 - New COD Game For 2022
00:29:30 - Microsoft has committed to putting "the right people in the right position" at the helm of Activision Blizzard
00:34:42 - Cyberpunk 2077 Released On Series X/S Today
00:41:36 - Atomic Heart Gets a Release Window
00:45:56 - Xbox Game Pass Games for February
00:47:18 - Unlock-Block Trivia
00:50:20 - Conclusion

Direct download: IGN_Unlocked_Ep_531_Audio.mp3
Category:Podcast Unlocked -- posted at: 7:12pm EDT

Rockstar has officially acknowledged Grand Theft Auto 6's development, so we spend time mulling over some key questions: When will it be out? Will the long gap between GTA 5 and GTA 6 help or hurt it? Where will it be set? What do we want out of it in terms of main characters, gameplay features, etc. Plus: Infinity Ward confirms the next Call of Duty game and we debate what big and small steps the franchise should take next in order to stay fresh, PlatinumGames wants to bring back Scalebound, and more!

00:00:00 - Intro
00:00:48 - Miranda Shows Xbox Nail Polish
00:05:08 - GTA 6 Officially Acknowledged By Rockstar
00:41:12 - GTA 5 Next Gen
00:47:45 - CoD Modern Warfare 2 Coming in 2022?
01:07:15 - PlatinumGames Wants to Return to Scalebound
01:14:15 - Unlock-Block Trivia and Conclusion

Direct download: IGN_Unlocked_Ep_530_2.8.22_Audio.mp3
Category:Podcast Unlocked -- posted at: 7:18pm EDT

Sony has purchased Bungie, who has meant so much to Xbox and its history, that we can't help but discuss the deal. We look at what it means for the future of Bungie on Xbox, remember our favorite Bungie-made moments on Xbox, and more. Plus: our reactions to the Halo TV show's new trailer and release date, and more!


00:00:00 - Intro
00:01:10 - Sony Buys Bungie for $3.6 billion
00:32:12 - Halo TV Series Gets New Trailer
00:46:20 - Game Pass Games for February
00:48:04 - Unlock Block Trivia and Outro

Direct download: Unlocked_2122.mp3
Category:Podcast Unlocked -- posted at: 7:11pm EDT