Life is better with friends, but that fact can be hit and miss with videogames. Final Fantasy XV (p08) recently had a beta test of its Comrades multiplayer update, which lets you build your own character and head out on missions with your mates, but will it ever be able to recreate the road-trip feeling of the main game? Elsewhere, Call Of Duty: WWII shares details of its Zombies mode (p10) and it’s looking more terrifying than ever with a new breed of undead that seem to enjoying having metal bolted to their faces. It’s great extra support for brain-chomping. On to another kind of controllable zombie next, as
The Sims 4 (p12) has finally been announced for Xbox One. Control an (almost) mindless family of Sims and build a life for them. Watch them flourish in their chosen careers, then forget to help them reach a toilet and watch in horror as they wet themselves in front of a potential ‘woo-hoo’ partner. Finally, a giant spider gets a surprisingly sexy makeover in Middle-earth: Shadow Of War (p13). Extra leggy.