Xbox & PlayStation’s Activision-Blizzard Battle Gets Weird(er) – Unlocked 566

The Microsoft-vs.-Sony drama over Xbox's proposed acquisition of Activision Blizzard took another turn for the weird this week. We examine each company's latest effort to hilariously downplay themselves and talk up the other guy. Plus: our quick impressions of the just-released Xbox exclusive Scorn and the next-gen only, Game-Pass-day-one stealth adventure A Plague Tale: Requiem; Obsidian's future with Fallout, and more!Subscribe on any of your favorite podcast feeds, to our YouTube channel, or grab an MP3 of this week's episode. For more awesome content, check out our recent interview with Todd Howard, who answered all of our Starfield questions after the big reveal at the Xbox Showcase:For more next-gen coverage, make sure to check out our Xbox Series X review, our Xbox Series S review, and our PS5 review.Ryan McCaffrey is IGN's executive editor of previews and host of both IGN's weekly Xbox show, Podcast Unlocked, as well as our monthly(-ish) interview show, IGN Unfiltered. He's a North Jersey guy, so it's "Taylor ham," not "pork roll." Debate it with him on Twitter at @DMC_Ryan.

Silent Hill: Ascension Is A Live Silent Hill Event Coming Next Year

Today's Silent Hill announcements were not confined to just the games world. We also learned during the Silent Hill Transmission livestream that something called Silent Hill Ascension is in the works, and it appears to be some kind of live and possibly interactive experience in the Silent Hill universe.

EA Teases Next Generation Of The Sims, Dubbed ‘Project Rene’

Inevitably, a certain amount of time after The Sims 4 launched, the question everyone started whispering among themselves was, "When will we hear about The Sims 5?" Well, Maxis has just unveiled what appears to be the next generation of The Sims, but calling it "The Sims 5" may not be fully accurate.