After Microsoft shuttered Lionhead Studios earlier this year, and with it the promising Fable Legends, many fans were probably right in thinking that was the last they would hear about Fable for a very long time. But in a surprise move, and with Microsoft's blessing, ex-Lionhead devs took a secret Fable CCG (competitive card game) to Kickstarter in the hopes of wrapping up development. But after a lackluster crowdfunding debut, the Kickstarter campaign was unceremoniously cancelled. But, not for good.
The Technomancer, a new sci-fi RPG set on Mars, is all set to release next week on June 28 for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. And to quote a certain HBO comedy legend, it looks "Pretty, pretty, pretty... Pretty good." The latest trailer for the game gives us a closer look at Mars, combat, stealth and the kinds of creatures and monsters you'll come across thanks to the wonders of genetic mutation.
With the recent announcement of the first-person survival horror reboot Resident Evil 7, the online multiplayer Resi offshoot Umbrella Corps doesn't look so bad. Not that it does, it's just that people were clamoring for a proper Resi game. Out now for PC and PS4, Umbrealla Corps is a competitive third-person shooter where two teams fight for survival in maps teeming with the undead. Launch trailer after the jump.
Much like the weird version of Europe seen in Forza Horizon 2, the Australia we'll get to drive around in Forza Horizon 3 looks equally bonkers. Perhaps even more so, with it's slightly confusing placing of Surfers Paradise, the Great Ocean Road and Byron Bay. Gone is the iconic shape of Australia, and in it's place a more game friendly mashup of iconic locales, rainforests, and a section simply called The Outback.
Okay, so you know how in all previous Civilization games a city took up a tile and that was it? Well in Civlization VI the new 'Unstacking Cities' approach means that cities will now spread across an entire region. And with the introduction of 'Districts' this means more control than ever before. In fact, after watching the new video that introduces the mechanic you'll be hard pressed to imagine playing it any other way.
The latest update to the Creation Kit finally sees the implementation of PlayStation 4 support for Fallout 4 mods. With the feature going into beta it looks like PS4 owners may have a few limitations when it comes to checking out mods. For one the file size limit is set to 900MB, and texture support is limited to PC textures. Which may lead to performance issues.
Competitive Play is the new ranked mode for Overwatch that we've been hearing about for months. Still on track to debut in the coming weeks, Overwatch Game Director Jeff Kaplan has utilised the latest developer update video to brief players on how it will work. Remember the tier-based progression system from the beta? Well, that's gone. In its place we've got a new skill-rating and matchmaking system that aims to give players a better sense of taking part in a seasonal event.
Although we got a good look at EA and Respawn Entertainment's upcoming Titanfall 2 at E3, we now have the broll footage that EA was showcasing at the show. In it we get to see a number of stylish acrobatic mech and non-mech takedowns, plus some grapple hook action where a pilot swings onto a titan like Tarzan and takes it out with a grenade.
The first episode of Asemblance, the debut game from Nilo Studios drops this week. Taking inspiration from classic sci-fi series like Rod Serling's Twilight Zone and Charlie Brooker's Black Mirror, Asemblance comes form a team made up of veteran developers who worked on big sci-fi hits like Halo and Destiny. Asemblance delivers psychologically thrilling tales for today's gamer, in an intriguing new anthology series.
E3 has always traditionally been a show where the AAA game reigns supreme. After all it's the place where Sony, Microsoft, and publishers like EA and Ubisoft showcase the biggest games currently in development. Where in most cases they'll work for months fine-tuning specific E3 builds to show off the latest post-apocalyptic survival thing. This year was no different, but behind the bright lights and pretend explosions lie a number of fascinating indie titles also on display.