Weekly Rewind: God of War, Black Ops 4 Rumors, New Kingdom Hearts III World

Weekend Rewind is PlayStation LifeStyle’s weekly wrap-up of the biggest news of the week. We’ll make sure you didn’t miss any of the biggest stories from the last week while providing a little bit of additional commentary and flavor.

As God of War release week, there was a lot of God of War news leading up to launch on April 20. Director Cory Barlog shared an emotional moment with fans as he recorded himself reading the first reviews at embargo. Kratos’s son, Atreus, was almost cut early in development, but it’s a good thing he wasn’t because God of War is now the highest-rated PS4 game.

Monster Hunter: World got its second major free content update, including a new area and a new 16-player monster hunt. Moss currently has PSVR’s only perfect five-star rating on the PlayStation Store. Final Fantasy XIV will be getting a new free content update with patch 4.3, titled Under the Moonlight. Bioware talked about how Mass Effect: Andromeda reception helped shape the studio for Anthem.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 saw a couple of leaks, first saying that there is no single-player campaign, and others indicating that the multiplayer could take both a battle royale and hero-shooter style turn. Housemarque teased their next game announcement coming soon after reinventing their studio. PSVR puzzle shooter Cold Iron gets a free content update and a price drop. And last, but not least (or maybe it is, depending on your hype for this) a new classic games world was revealed for Kingdom Hearts III.

Check out the slideshow below to press rewind and read this week’s biggest stories.

Weekly Rewind will publish each Friday afternoon, looking back at the previous week’s worth of news to pull what we feel are the biggest stories of the week. Feel free to discuss each of these topics and more in the comments below. Was there any notable news we missed? Which story was the biggest for you this week?