Big bird combat simulator The Falconeer is coming on November 10

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Today's big news that the Xbox Series X and S (opens in new tab) machines will be released on November 10 seems to have cleared the way for a few game companies to announce that they'll be unleashing their latest and greatest on the same day. Ubisoft is dropping Assassin's Creed Valhalla a week early (opens in new tab) to take advantage of the big day, Yakuza: Like a Dragon (opens in new tab) will come out three days early on the new Xbox machines (still November 13 for everyone else, though), and now Wired Productions has announced that the big-bird combat sim The Falconeer (opens in new tab) will also arrive on November 10.

That's not Big Bird as in an 8 foot tall canary who hallucinates furry elephants, but actual giant birds of prey with weapons and armor strapped to them. It's a solo project, being developed by Moonpath to Elsweyr (opens in new tab) creator Tomas Sala, and it looks very promising: James described it (opens in new tab) in March as gorgeous, chaotic, and "so, so pensive and somber."

PC players won't have access to the swanky Day One Edition (opens in new tab) revealed today, which includes some nice extras, but we do have the same release date. We'll also have access to the beta test (opens in new tab) coming in October, which you can sign up for on the Falconeer Discord (opens in new tab).

Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.