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Multiform: An Xbox Podcast

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Xbox News, Rumors, Analysis and Game Discussion. Co-hosted by Tim Shelton, Spencer Rehn and Gus Hardin. New episodes post Monday mornings at 10 AM EST

Xbox News, Rumors, Analysis and Game Discussion. Co-hosted by Tim Shelton, Spencer Rehn and Gus Hardin. New episodes post Monday mornings at 10 AM EST


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Xbox News, Rumors, Analysis and Game Discussion. Co-hosted by Tim Shelton, Spencer Rehn and Gus Hardin. New episodes post Monday mornings at 10 AM EST




Halo Infinite Multiplayer Details - Multiform Ep. 150

This week in the news we discuss announcements from Days 3 & 4 of E3 2021 (and our overall E3 2021 thoughts), some fresh Halo Infinite multiplayer details, further announcements from Xbox Game Showcase Extended, the return of Design Lab, streaming Series X games to Xbox One, Madden 22’s official unveiling, a rumored Alan Wake remaster and if Final Fantasy 7 Remake is finally coming to Xbox, Rockstar retiring GTA Online/Max Payne 3/LA Noire online services for Xbox 360, the June Xbox...


E3 2021 Xbox + Bethesda Showcase Reactions - Multiform Ep. 149

This week is our E3 2021 mega show as we delve into Day 1 & 2 of E3 2021 plus news from earlier in the week before E3 proper. This includes all the news from the Xbox + Bethesda Games Showcase, the Battlefield 2042 reveal, Summer Game Fest Kickoff Live, Ubisoft Forward, Square Enix Presents and more. We give our reactions to over 40 game announcements from E3 so far including big reveals for Halo Infinite, Starfield, The Outer Worlds 2, Forza Horizon 5, Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, and...


E3 2021 Leaks and Rumors - Multiform Ep. 148

This week in the news we discuss a bevy of pre-E3 leaks and rumors coming from 2K, Square Enix, and Battlefield in the form of the upcoming Battlefield 6 reveal rumored to be Battlefield 2042, Koch Media’s (and by extension Deep Silver’s) unclear E3 plans, Watch Dogs’ upcoming Legion of the Dead DLC, early June Game Pass additions, No Man’s Sky’s Prizm update, the Crysis Trilogy Remastered announcement, Far Cry 6 won’t have a map editor or arcade mode, Flight Simulator might finally be...


Far Cry 6 Gameplay Reveal - Multiform Ep. 147

This week in the news we discuss the gameplay and release date reveal for Far Cry 6, a release date for Dying Light 2: Stay Human was finally revealed, announcements from the Sonic Central livestream, Xbox & Bethesda’s E3 plans, the future of The Outer Worlds and first-party RPGs on Xbox, Halo Combat Evolved got a pretty major update on the MCC, June Games with Gold and Borderlands 3 cross-play... We also discuss games we’ve been playing including Marvel’s Avengers, Maneater, Death...


AT&T Is Selling WarnerMedia - Multiform Ep. 146

This week in the news we discuss the agreed sale of WarnerMedia to Discovery, Inc., the rebirth of Free Radical to make a new TimeSplitters, EA forming a new studio to make an open-world action-adventure game, the future of Outriders, EA PGA Tour confirmed for a Spring 2022 release and “Major Tournament exclusivity” compared to 2K Sports’ golf game, the final Xbox Game Pass additions and subtractions for May, Bethesda and Microsoft combining their E3 presentations, the upcoming Saints Row...


Mass Effect Legendary Edition Is Here - Multiform Ep. 145

This week in the news we discuss the release of Mass Effect Legendary Edition, Ubisoft’s free to play strategy, leaks surrounding The Division Heartland, leaked Starfield screenshots & further details on possible exclusivity, Microsoft and Xbox’s efforts fighting scalpers with Console Purchase Pilot, Call of Duty Warzone’s 80’s Action Heroes, the May Xbox Dashboard update, Dirt 5 Red Bull Revolution update, EA Play Live & Quakecon 2021 dates, Minecraft Dungeons Hidden Depths DLC release...


F2P The Division Heartland Announced - Multiform Ep. 144

This week in the news we discuss the announcement of The Division: Heartland, a huge list of additions to FPS Boost, Fable using the Forza engine, the potential of a NetherRealm Marvel game, EA acquisition of Metal Head, May Game Pass additions, Metro Exodus Series X/S enhancements release date, Minecraft Dungeons cross-save, Gamescom switch to digital-only event and additions to E3 2021. We also discuss games we’ve been playing including Apex Legends, Marvel’s Avengers, and Mass Effect...


IO Interactive’s Project Dragon Potential Xbox Exclusivity - Multiform Ep. 143

This week in the news we discuss IO Interactive’s Project Dragon RPG and potential Xbox exclusivity, Apex Legends’ new permanent 3v3 Arenas mode, Konami pulling out of E3, Xbox quarterly financial performance, May Games with Gold, Jedi Fallen Order Series X/S update, Fall Galls delay, upcoming Xbox Game Pass additions, People Can Fly’s new studio acquisition and leaked internal EA FIFA documents about pushing players to Ultimate Team. We also discuss games we’ve been playing including Mass...


KOTOR Remake Rumored From Aspyr - Multiform Ep. 142

This week in the news we discuss our impressions of MLB The Show 21, evidence pointing towards a Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic remake from Aspyr Media, Xbox Cloud Streaming beta arriving on iOS and PC, the Call of Duty Warzone nuke event and Verdansk 1984 map, April’s dashboard update, 13 EA games joining the FPS Boost program, Discord staying independent, Respawn working on a new IP, Call of Duty Warzone updates for Series X, and April additions and removals for Xbox Game Pass. We...


Should The Next Bioshock Be Open World? - Multiform Ep. 141

This week in the news we discuss whether the next Bioshock should be open world, the Minecraft Caves & Cliffs update being delayed and split into two pieces, more E3 2021 updates, Ubisoft sunsetting online features for several legacy Rainbow 6 games, Alexa integration for Xbox Game Pass, a short delay of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla’s Wrath of the Druids, Cyberpunk 2077 Hotfix 1.21, and Flight Simulator Xbox release window. We also discuss games we’ve been playing including Outriders, Grand...


Xbox May Publish Hideo Kojima’s Next Game - Multiform Ep. 140

This week in the news we discuss a rumor that Xbox is talking to Hideo Kojima about publishing his next game, EA Sports’ acquisition of the exclusive rights to The Masters and Augusta National for its recently announced PGA Tour game, confirmed details for an all-digital E3 2021, background on MLB’s decision to put The Show 21 on Game Pass, and April Game Pass additions (and subtractions). We also discuss games we’ve been playing including Outriders, Resident Evil 3, Batman Arkham City,...


MLB The Show 21 Launching On Game Pass - Multiform Ep. 139

This week in the news we discuss MLB The Show 21 launching into Game Pass, Cyberpunk 2077 patch 1.2 improvements, Cyberpunk’s multiplayer future, CD Projekt Red’s 2021 roadmap, the return of EA Sports PGA Tour, Alan Wake 2 rumors, Bang & Olufsen Beoplay Portal Headphones for Xbox, backwards compatible games joining Cloud Beta, a new delay for Lego Star Wars The Skywalker Saga, ExoMecha release date, The Elder Scrolls Online Series X/S enhancements getting a release date, and April Games with...


ID@Xbox Twitch Showcase - Multiform Ep. 138

This week in the news we discuss highlights from the ID@Xbox Twitch Showcase, what a potential Microsoft acquisition of Discord could mean, details on Hitman 3’s Seven Deadly Sins expansion, MLB The Show 21 features and first Xbox Series X gameplay, free to play games no longer requiring Xbox Live Gold, two new controller designs made partially from post-consumer recycled plastics, Call of Duty WW2: Vanguard leaks, the upcoming Xbox Spring Sale, one-handed swords finally arriving in...


2K Acquires PGA Tour Developer - Multiform Ep. 137

This week in the news we discuss 2K’s acquisition of PGA Tour 2K21 developer HB Studios and their long-term partnership with Tiger Woods, Xbox Live rebranding as Xbox Network, the announcement that Gotham Knights is delayed to 2022, announcements from Square Enix Presents, Marvel’s Avengers 2021 roadmap, Cyberpunk 2077’s upcoming patch 1.2, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla’s transmogrification system & Wrath of the Druids expansion release date, Game Pass additions for the 2nd half of March 2021,...


Bethesda Acquisition Complete - Multiform Ep. 136

This week in the news we discuss Microsoft’s acquisition of Bethesda finally being complete and what that means for the future of exclusivity, a FIFA Ultimate Team scandal at EA, Halo Infinite reveals from the Ask343 video, an Elden Ring leaked trailer, The Outer Worlds’ final DLC date announcement and what that could mean for Obsidian, upcoming Game Pass additions and teases, Square Enix’s March 18 digital event agenda, the actor who plays Bayek of Siwa founding a game studio partnering...


Aliens Fireteam Announced - Multiform Ep. 135

This week in the news we discuss the SEC’s March 5th approval of the Bethesda acquisition, the announcement of Aliens: Fireteam, Criterion moving to support Battlefield 6 development, Grand Theft Auto V’s future “enhanced” version, Epic Games’ purchase of Mediatonic, 343 adding back accessories to Halo 3, big sports games added to Game Pass, and Watch Dogs Legion Online delaying Tactical Operations. We also discuss games we’ve been playing including Madden NFL 21, Outriders Demo, Avengers...


RIP Anthem Next - Multiform Ep. 134

This week we go over our impressions of the Outriders Demo, Black Ops Cold War Outbreak, and give our final thoughts on Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. In the news, we discuss the death of the Anthem Next reboot, Dragon Age 4 ditching live-service to focus on single-player, rumors of a potential March Xbox event, upcoming Destiny 2 changes, Watch Dogs Legion adding multiplayer, the Forza Horizon 4 Hot Wheels car pack and unrelated Hot Wheels Unleashed announcement aimed for September, plus the...


FPS Boosted - Multiform Ep. 133

This week in the news we discuss the new Xbox FPS boost feature for backward compatible games, the recently announced Xbox Wireless Headset, details for the new Outriders demo, Black Ops Cold War Season 2, WB patenting the Nemesis System, the revival of Six Days in Fallujah, Bungie’s expansion plans, Metro Exodus Series X/S enhancements, Xbox tidbits from Nintendo Direct and Blizzcon, plus GamePass additions for the 2nd half of February. We also discuss games we’ve been playing including...


CD Projekt Red Hacked - Multiform Ep. 132

This week in the news we discuss the recent hack of CD Projekt Red, Ubisoft’s outlook on future AAA titles, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla’s booming success, Grand Theft Auto V’s continuing sales numbers defy logic, EA’s stubborn refusal to let Anthem die, 343’s confirmation that there is no more Halo Wars planned (for now), E3 officially going digital for 2021, Minecraft Dungeons’ 4th DLC announced, Tales from the Borderlands returning, Crash Bandicoot 4 coming to Series X/S, Achievements coming...


Mass Effect Legendary Edition Enhancement Details - Multiform Ep. 131

This week in the news we discuss the first official details for Mass Effect Legendary Edition, the return of EA’s College Football game, MLB The Show 21’s release date announcement, Embracer Group’s acquisition of Gearbox Entertainment, February Game Pass additions, the European Union’s ruling date for Microsoft’s Bethesda acquisition, and Prince of Persia The Sands of Time remake's indefinite delay. We also discuss games we’ve been playing including Habroxia 2, Control, Cold War Zombies...