So uh Tim Sweeney, the head of Epic Games (and makers of Gears of War) recently posted a lengthy opinion piece on The Guardian taking Microsoft's Universal Windows Platform to task. And then some! With the title of the piece being "Microsoft wants to monopolise games development on PC. We must fight it", you can be sure it painted Microsoft's Windows 10-led push for UWP and Universal Windows Applications in a negative light.
Originally designed as a Wii U tech demo a few years back, by none other than famed designer Shigeru Miyamoto, Star Fox Zero is all set to launch with a copy of what's now called Star Fox Guard. In it Slippy, alongside his uncle Grippy will need to stop invaders from messing with their business through the use of security cameras and measures. By taking full advantage of the second-screen Wii U controller. Star Fox Guard will come packed with a special edition of Star Fox Zero, which now has a release date of April 23.
Fans of early CD-ROM era multimedia titles that blended computer generated landscape art with puzzles and exploration should definitely keep an eye out for Obduction in June. Coming from studio Cyan, and one of the original creators of Myst, Obduction looks to capture the same level of mystery, beauty, and strange puzzles that made up the original. This time however everything will be in real-time, and the new trailer for the game is evocative to say the least.
As in right now, with the PC version available for pre-order on both Steam and GOG.com. In terms of price, as rumoured No Man's Sky will be a full priced title, with the GOG.com conversion currently listing a price point of $68.99 AUD. As for the date? Well, time to pencil in June 24 as the day you'll leave these Earthly shores once and for all and take to the stars to explore a vast universe.
So turns out that Far Cry Primal's map was based on Far Cry 4's, right down to the river layout and paths. Which kind of makes the game seem more like a total conversion than separate entity. The fact that it took fans to reveal this information, rather than Ubisoft being upfront is a little surprising. As is the fact that the Himalayas have the same geographic make-up as ancient Europe. Click through to see a comparison.
Or as they're called here, 'Incursions'. With the first to be made available in April as part of a free update to the game. How do we know that these will be The Division equivalent of raids? Well it's all in the description, "a challenging end-game activity developed specifically for squad play." In other words, a raid. Ubisoft has plans to add additional free Incursions in the coming months, as well as additional features to the Dark Zone, and specific Season Pass content.
Hey, remember Dead Island? Well, it's back and in remastered form. With Dead Island: Definitive Edition, due for release on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on May 31. What does it include? Well, plenty of repackaged Dead Island of course. With remastered versions of Dead Island and Dead Island: Riptide, including all new high resolution stuff, re-done zombie models, slightly different lighting, and all previously-released content in one neat package.
With a release date in May we're probably going to start seeing a lot more footage from Mirror's Edge Catalyst, the sequel to the 2008 first-person parkour game from EA and DICE. Today we get two new trailers, one focused on movement and the other on combat. It's safe to say that the game looks like it will more than live up to its predecessor, as it captures the same minimalist, fluid, yet futuristic feel.
Due for release later this year on PC, Mirage: Arcane Warfare is a multiplayer combat game along the lines of Chivalry: Medieval Warfare. But where that title opted for a realistic look and feel, this will me more in line with that secret parallel universe we've always heard about. The one where magic is real, and dragons exist.