Here is your round-up of the biggest video game news stories from the week, including the news from IBTimes UK's interview with Blizzard director Jeff Kaplan about Overwatch, its next hero, Doomfist and much more.
This week also saw Microsoft, with the help of Digital Foundry, reveal the full and final specs for its native 4K-capable Xbox One upgrade Project Scorpio, which is set to be the most powerful games console on the market.
Finally, there's all the headline news from this year's Bafta Game Awards, which took place in London's docklands this week.
Find out more below, and click through the headlines to read further.
IBTimes UK's interview with Overwatch director Jeff Kaplan
- Overwatch's next hero is 'very far along in development' says director Jeff Kaplan
- Overwatch director Jeff Kaplan talks buffs and nerfs as well as Reinhardt, Reaper, Lucio and other heroes
- Overwatch director Jeff Kaplan on storytelling, Project Scorpio support and overall number of heroes
- Overwatch team has a 'big plan' for Doomfist but is in no rush says director Jeff Kaplan
- Overwatch campaign would be 'a game unto itself' and 'not just a feature we could patch in some day'
Let's talk about specs, baby... Xbox Project Scorpio details revealed
Hardware specialists Digital Foundry has exclusively lifted the lid on Microsoft's upgraded Xbox One console Project Scorpio, offering fans the first major news regarding the device since its announcement last year.
In doing so, it announced the complete and final specs for the new machine (below), and the big news from the announcement is that Scorpio will outperform Sony's 4K-enabled PS4 Pro in every way.
Complete specs: Project Scorpio vs Xbox One vs PS4 Pro
|Eight custom x86 cores clocked at 2.3GHz||Eight custom Jaguar cores clocked at 1.75GHz||Eight Jaguar cores clocked at 2.1GHz|
|40 customised compute units at 1172MHz||12 GCN compute units at 853MHz (Xbox One S: 914MHz)||36 improved GCN compute units at 911MHz|
|12GB GDDR5||8GB DDR3/32MB ESRAM||8GB GDDR5|
|326GB/s||DDR3: 68GB/s, ESRAM at max 204GB/s (Xbox One S: 219GB/s)||218GB/s|
|1TB 2.5-inch||500GB/1TB/2TB 2.5-inch||1TB 2.5-inch|
|4K UHD Blu-ray||Blu-ray (Xbox One S: 4K UHD)||Blu-ray|
Bafta Game Awards 2017
Inside was the big winner at this year's British Academy Game Awards in London, winning four awards but not the night's biggest prize. Best Game went to Naughty Dog's Uncharted 4, its only prize of the evening.
Playdead's acclaimed indie Inside, won for Best Game Design, Best Artistic Achievement, Best Narrative and Best Original Property.
Uncharted saw off competition from Inside, Overwatch, Titanfall 2, Stardew Valley and Firewatch to win the night's biggest prize.
Elsewhere local multiplayer favourite Overcooked was a surprising but popular victory, with wins in the Family Game and British Game categories. Firewatch claimed two awards as well, for Best Debut and Best Performer, for Cissy Jones.