Daybreak Games has announced its plan to split H1Z1 into two separate games on February 17. The first, dubbed 'Just Survive', will be the open-world zombie survival experience, and the other 'King of the Kill' will be the fast-paced shooter with multiple game modes. Treated as separate games (with the same price point), each will have its own separate development cycle. 'King of the Kill' is the first game expected to leave Steam Early Access with a full release on both PC and consoles expected sometime mid this year.
In a recent interview with Forbes, Lead Writer on Titanfall Jesse Stern has revealed that the in-the-works sequel will feature a story-driven single-player mode. One that will retell "the story of the American Revolution and the American Civil War in space". Which, does sound very cool. Especially when you factor in large planetary excavation and construction ships being fashioned into hulking machines of war. Also, a TV spin-off is in development.
Which you can sign-up for now ahead of the full release in May. EA will be conducting the beta for the title on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and on Origin for PC. Now, with the original being a single-player affair, simply announcing the beta raises a few questions. Will there be multiplayer? Will this include part of the story or other free-run modes? Hard to say, but we also got a fantastic new cinematic story trailer for the game today. And it looks good.
The closed beta for Overwatch is back next week, on February 10 to be exact. And it will arrive with a bunch of new stuff. From a progression system for characters, balance updates, new maps, and even a new game mode. As to what exactly that new mode entails, or what these new maps look like, we'll just have to wait and see.
Blizzard's slice of competitive card perfection, Hearthstone, is getting revamped. Or re-shuffled, with some new modes. First up there's Standard Play, which will only feature players and opponents with decks made up of cards from the current and previous year. In addition to this there's also be Wild Mode which is basically the status quo, where anything and any-card goes.