Because in it, you'll be tasked with blowing up the Death Star. Called Battle Station, this new mode unfolds over three phases with Imperials and Rebels fighting it out in space, aboard the Death Star, and finally back out in trenches as they look to destroy the Empire's ultimate weapon. Spoiler alert, there's a weakness with one of the thermal exhaust ports.
The more we see of Watch Dogs 2 the more it impresses. It's bright, colourful, and doesn't look anywhere near as serious as the original. At Gamescom Ubisoft is highlighting the multiplayer modes in the game, and they all look like a lot of fun. Yacht racing? Awesome. Add in the new Bounty Hunter mode where players can infiltrate your game to try and take you out if you cause too much chaos, or vice versa, and Watch Dogs 2 is shaping up nicely.
No matter what Konami's first non-Kojima led Metal Gear game would end up becoming, there's was always the certainty that people would protest its existence. With the announcement of Metal Gear Survive, a very clear departure for the series, we've ended up with a co-op survival game. One that takes place in an alternate timeline where wormholes have brought monster things into the world.
According to Respawn's Vince Zampella the lack of PC Open Beta is due to the fact that they've yet to "run the game through the hardware compatibility lab", or even optimise it to run on the current minimum specs. Which is shame because the game looks fantastic. Now before you get all misty-eyed, the open beta will be available on PS4 and Xbox One and kicks off this Friday August 19 and will run through the weekend.
Taken from the "Master Version" of the game, and includes just about the entire first hour. Because well, shucks, 53 is less than 60. And if y'all gots the time to watch such a lengthy gameplay sequence, y'alls might as well watch this. Why, are you askin', am I speaking in a southern drawl? Well, that's because the opening area seems to have a very weird American interstate-highway vibe to it.
Which, should alleviate some of the issues that have plagued No Man's Sky since launch. Available as part of the Steam Beta program the new patch fixes a range of issues, mostly set around specific hardware support and frame-rate. It looks like Hello Games are working just about round the clock to fix up all the glitches, bugs, and issues with the PC version. And if that's where you're playing you probably want to opt in to this new 'Experimental Branch' of No Man's Sky updates.
Sci-fi by the way of a cheesy 1980s music video, Zombies in Spaceland is the latest bit of undead action in a long line of additional zombie-themed content for Call of Duty games. Part of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, Zombies in Spaceland features an all-star cast including David Hasselhoff, Paul Reubens, Seth Green, Ike Barinholtz, Jay Pharoah and Sasheer Zamata. And its set in a space-themed amusement park.
With Gamescom about to kick off Blizzard has handed out a quick guide as to what the developer plans to showcase during the event. Taken at face value the biggest unveiling looks to be a new German-themed map for Overwatch, called Eichenwalde, that will be playable at the show. But perhaps the big reveal might be Diablo-based, with Blizzard stating that "attendees will be able to play all three Diablo games at the Blizzard booth."
A few years ago that headline wouldn't have made a lick of sense, but with Microsoft re-positioning the Xbox brand to encompass both home consoles and Windows 10, we're starting to see the benefits of that change. And how! Gears of War 4 is the company's flagship first-party release this year, and alongside the Xbox One version we'll also be getting a PC version. One that can potentially run in 4K.