Ahead of the launch in a few weeks Ubisoft will be conducting an open beta for The Division across all platforms running from February 19 to 21. Content is expected to be pretty much the same as what was seen in the closed beta, but with an additional story mission to tackle. If you're still undecided as to whether or not The Division is worth a look then the beta is great way to find out exactly what sort of game it is.
The closed beta for Blizzard's upcoming team-based shooter Overwatch is currently back on! That is for those of you lucky enough to have access. And, it comes packed with a few new maps and an overhauled progression system. Instead of individual progression and unlocks on a character basis, players simply have a single overall rank. And when they reach a new level they're rewarded a special Loot Box. What's in the box?
When Blizzard began developing games in the early '90s (under the name Silicon & Synapse) they created great games for the Super NES like Rock n' Roll Racing and The Lost Vikings. It wasn't until the landmark of release of Warcraft: Orcs & Humans in 1994 that really began the developer's journey into becoming the Blizzard we all know (and love) today. And after 25 years of a just about perfect track record, Blizzard is celebrating its anniversary and saying thank you to its many fans.
The Beta for the new Hitman game is all set to begin later this week for PlayStation 4, and next week for PC. In it players will have access to the prologue portion of the game, which is fancy talk for the start, which goes back to when Agent 47 first joined the ICA and was trained in the art of assassination. And also, what looks like auditioning for a spot in the Village People.
And one where beefs need to be settled with punches and kicks. With less than a week to go before Street Fighter V makes its debut on PlayStation 4 and PC, Capcom has released a new cinematic trailer for the game. And although it may be difficult to figure out what exactly is going on, it sure looks stylish.
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.