What happened at PlayStation’s State of Play

Today: Enjoy some four-wheeled madness in Crash Drive 3 — Pokémon Go introduces Ultra Unlock community quests — Star Wars Open World must be the most ambitious Fallout New Vegas mod ever

PlayStation State of Play July round-up

No major Sony IP announcements were made

Sony didn't make an appearance at the digital E3 event this year, but they have just broadcast a new PlayStation State of Play with new trailers and announcements, including Deathloop, Lost Judgement and Death Stranding: Director's Cut.

Trailer highlights

What association took issue with an achievement in Dante’s Inferno?

a) The International Nanny Association
b) The National Child Care Association
c) National Head Start Association
d) The Association for Child & Youth Care Practice

The answer will be revealed at the bottom of today's issue. Join up with our community on Twitter and Facebook to discuss what the answer could be.

Race on the moon in Crash Drive 3

Oh, to be a car backflipping on the moon.

It's summer, and that means it's time to rev the engines, butt heads with your opponents, and drive like a maniac. If you're not going on a car holiday, you can recreate the experience in Crash Drive 3, best described as a fusion of Tony Hawk Pro Skater and Rocket League.

Drive around an open world and participate in different events ranging from regular old races to cops and robbers, or just explore the world and find the best ramps and jumps for doing tricks. Pretty much everything you do rewards you with currency, so no matter how you like to play it will help you progress.

  • Cross-play: Crash Drive 3 is available on PC, consoles, and mobile with cross-play supported across all of them
  • Open World Antics: Crash Drive 3’s world is split into a number of areas. Race around in the desert, or go pull off stunts on the moon. You need enough cash to pay the toll and find certain collectibles to unlock areas, but it's not a lot of work
  • Plenty of Competitions: There's always something going on, and when you log in you'll probably find yourself in the middle of an event. Yes, it's chaotic – and that's half the fun. You might chase a beach ball or find yourself in the middle of a heated armored cavalry skirmish, or even a good old game of tag!

Crash Drive 3 is on sale for $14.99 until July 15th, and you can play it on PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Switch, iOS and Android.

Summer is the time for soaring

Skyward Sword HD features quality of life improvements

The middle of summer isn't the busiest time for game releases, but Square Enix is dropping Trials of Mana for mobile, while Codemasters is unleashing F1 2021 and Nintendo takes to the skies with The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD.

Thursday – July 15th

  • Blaster Master Zero 2 for XBO, XSX
  • Trials of Mana for iOS, Droid

Friday – July 16th

  • F1 2021 for PC, PS4, PS5, XBO, XSX
  • The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD for NS

Fresh Pokémon Go Fest 2021 details

Special perks for ticket holders but still treats for all

Niantic has just unveiled a load of new details about Pokémon Go Fest 2021, including new features as well as dates and Ultra Unlocks. Ultra Unlocks are global challenges players all over the world must work together to complete.

Latest Go Fest updates

  • Trainers can make up to 6 Special Trades each day July 16th until 18th
  • Pikachu wearing Meloetta-inspired hat during event hours
  • During event hours July 17th
    • 1-star raids: Galarian Ponyta and Zigzagoon wearing hats as well as Deino with Shiny variants
    • 3-star raids: Galarian Weezing, Hitmontop, and Cranidos
    • Evolve Kirlia to get Gardevoir with move Synchronoise
    • Evolve Vibrava to get Flygon with move Earth Power
  • Ticket holders can find Pokémon with special moves during the event
    • Which ones appear depends on Special Research choice
    • Pikachu Pop Star knows Draining Kiss
    • Pikachu Rock Star knows Meteor Mash
    • Gardevoir knows Synchronoise
    • Flygon knows Earth Power
  • Music-themed avatar items debut July 16th
  • Exclusive Meloetta Shirt avatar item for ticket holders
  • Pokémon Go Fest 2021 avatar shirt free for all Trainers
  • Rotating habitat schedule changes every hour from July 17th
    • Jungle, Desert Mountain, Ocean Beach, and Cave
  • Ultra Unlock Part 1: Time (July 23th – August 3rd)
    • Complete 8 global challenges
    • Pokémon from various eras appear
  • Ultra Unlock Part 2: Space (August 6th – 17th)
    • Complete 16 global challenges
    • Pokémon from various places appear
  • Ultra Unlock Part 3: ??? (August 20th – 31st)

We’ve got 5 Switch codes for Foodtruck Arena to give out this week

Foodtruck Arena is out now on PC and Nintendo Switch

Foodtruck Arena is out now on Switch and Steam, mixing sports and food in unexpected ways – think Rocket League but with a tomato. Play dastardly tricks on your opponents to win, and enter into our giveaway to enjoy the game for free.

"Take part in an unforgettable tournament, battle against formidable opponents, discover new recipes, and finally, climb to the top of the culinary world"

  • Star Wars Open-World is an ambitious Fallout: New Vegas mod aiming to become the ultimate Star Wars RPG
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt next-gen update is coming to PC, PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S along with free DLC
  • Sonic Colors: Ultimate HD update overview showcasing improvements including new game modes
  • Bloober Team denies working on Silent Hill after EU funding site lists project which has apparently been shelved
  • Japanese Zelda hacker arrested for selling save data tailored to customers

What association took issue with an achievement in Dante’s Inferno?

Nothin' more romantic than gunfire

ANSWER: The International Nanny Association!

Dante’s Inferno answered an important question: How do you make a bunch of nannies angry at you? Turns out all you need to do is name an achievement Bad Nanny. Okay, it helps if it is awarded if you kill 50 unbaptized babies during your sightseeing tour around hell. Either way, the International Nanny Association called for a boycott.

They also petitioned the ESRB to demand the removal of the achievement and the baby monsters from the game. The ESRB in turn responded that their job is to rate the game, not police its content. As a result, Dante’s Inferno launched with baby monsters and offensive achievement intact, thwarting the nanny associations ambitions. Considering there was never a sequel, you might say the nannies earned a karmic victory in the end.

Today's issue of DailyBits was written by Gavin Herman, Nick Akerman, Erlend Grefsrud, Simon Priest, and Jamie Davey. If you have any feedback or news tips for the team, please email us!