Game Rant Open Discussion: October 23rd

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In this week’s Game Rant Open Discussion, we’re covering the Assassin’s Creed Syndicate launch, Hideo Kojima’s departure from Konami, and more. Join the conversation!

Another week, another Game Rant Open Discussion, where we recap some of the biggest news items from the previous week, and open our comments section for readers to chat to their hearts’ content.

In this week’s Open Discussion, we’ll be touching on the Assassin’s Creed Syndicate release, Fallout 4 sales, the relationship between Kojima and Konami, and more. Feel free to comment on the below topics, or start new conversations in the comments section of this article.

Assassin’s Creed Syndicate Launches

Assassins Creed Syndicate Carriage Fights

After a rough launch for Assassin’s Creed Unity last year, many gamers were understandably weary about Ubisoft’s next iteration in the series, Assassin’s Creed Syndicate. Fortunately, it seems the developer learned from their mistake, as this year’s Assassin’s Creed title is much better than its predecessor.

For information about the game, including how well it rated among our team, check out the Game Rant review of Assassin’s Creed Syndicate. Those interested in picking up the game can do so starting today.

Assassin’s Creed Syndicate is now available for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.

Fallout 4 Sales Kicks Off

Fallout 4 Xbox One Controller

In preparation for the release of their highly anticipated RPG Fallout 4, developer Bethesda announced a week-long sale of all things Fallout on their store. In addition to regular merchandise, Bethesda is also selling a few unique items, including a limited edition Fallout 4 Xbox One controller and Vault Watch.

Additionally, Best Buy announced it is selling Fallout 4 socks, and Steam is holding a sale this weekend for all current Fallout games. Those who are holding out for the game itself will be happy to know the game has gone gold, meaning the base game development has completed.

Fallout 4 is set to release November 10, 2015 for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Launch Trailer

In preparation for the game’s launch in a couple weeks, Activision released an explosive launch trailer for Call of Duty: Black Ops 3. The fast-action trailer teases the game’s campaign, zombie mode, and more.

Those looking to pick up the next title in the acclaimed series will undoubtedly enjoy the brief look at the upcoming shooter. Hopefully the game lives up to the hype.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 launches on November 6, 2015 for PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One.

Watch Rise of the Tomb Raider in Action

After the massive success of 2013’s Tomb Raider reboot, gamers have been excited for the sequel, Rise of the Tomb Raider. In just a couple weeks time, players will once again be able to take on the role of Lara Croft as she completes death-defying acts and guns down hoards of enemies.

Those too impatient to wait for the game’s release before enjoying the thrilling action can watch the first 27 minutes of Rise of the Tomb Raider in the above video. The near half-hour video shows off some of the game’s mechanics and environment, which look fantastic.

Rise of the Tomb Raider releases on November 10, 2015 for Xbox 360 and Xbox One. It will then release in early 2016 for PC, and later next year for PS4.

Hideo Kojima’s Official Departure from Konami

Game Retailers Stand Up for Kojima With Metal Gear Solid 5 Displays - Hideo Kojima

Most gamers are now aware of the heated departure of Hideo Kojima from developer Konami just prior to the release of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. However, it seems the drama isn’t over yet.

This week, word spread that Kojima had officially departed the developer. Until now, any word on the matter has been speculation as gamers have waited to hear an official statement. However, the news of Kojima officially leaving Konami for good was met by a statement from the developer claiming Kojima is only on extended vacation. With these two differing announcements, it seems the jury is still out on Kojima and Konami’s relationship.

Discussion Time

Assassin's Creed Syndicate Jacob Top Hat

Now it’s your turn, dear readers, to carry the conversation forward. Feel free to chat about the above topics, or introduce your own. As always, we ask that you remain civil and not introduce inappropriate topics. Happy discussing!