In a surprise move Bethesda opened its E3 conference earlier today with a first look at id Software's new game, Quake Champions. Although what we got to see was a pre-rendered cinematic trailer, that didn't detract from excitement that a new multiplayer Quake game was incoming from id. Plus, the news that it's being built to take advantage of modern PC hardware was welcome news.
Since it was first revealed a month ago with an absolutely stunning teaser trailer, we've all been waiting patiently to get an extended look at the World War 1 epic Battlefield 1. And with the game taking center stage at EA's E3 conference early this morning a new in-game cinematic trailer debuted. And, it didn't disappoint.
With the addition of a single player campaign and expanding the potential player base to include PC, Xbox One, and PS4 users, Titanfall 2 is shaping up to be make a much larger impact than the original when it releases on October 28. Part of that is due to fast, fluid, and intense combat that now includes long range grappling hooks. Which, look awesome in action.
With a release window of March 2017 for Mass Effect Andromeda all eyes have been on EA to finally give us a proper look at the new BioWare sci-fi RPG at E3. Of course, the game was shown at the EA Play conference early this morning but it arrived in the form of a stylish new cinematic trailer. One peppered with glimpses of the game in action.
Featuring new story content, an additional raid, strike, weapons, armour, and more, Destiny: Rise of Iron has been announced with a release date of September 20. The expansion to Destiny, will take place in a new part of Earth called The Plaguelands, and will be available for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One for $44.95. Note that it will require the base game and all other DLC content, including last year's Taken King to run.
The saddest day will come when I have nothing left to do in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and all of its expansions, but with so much on offer (and me in at more than 500 hours and counting), that might not come any time soon. Still, with the latest expansion -- Blood and Wine -- now out in the wild and standing as the final piece of content for the phenomenal game, a void is already beginning to form in my gaming heart of hearts.
At this stage we're just counting down the days until CD Projekt RED officially announce and unveil a standalone Gwent game. Which, for those that are unaware is the addictive, deep, strategic, and rewarding card combat game within The Witcher III: Wild Hunt. And now with a trademark filing and a leaked logo, it looks like Gwent: The Witcher Card Game is indeed happening!
With all the pre-E3 hype you might have forgotten that Mirror's Edge Catalyst is out this week. Today in fact. As the sequel to the brilliant 2008 original, albeit one that certain people loved whilst others didn't care for, Mirror's Edge Catalyst aims to refine the free-mechanic mechanics of the original whilst introducing a new large open world to explore, the city of Glass.
And to begin they're offering up free copies of System Shock 2 to everyone for the first 48 hours of the sale! Which, in case you need reminding, is an absolute classic. In order to claim your copy you'll need the GOG Galaxy client but that's no big deal. Also checking in each day, buying games, and doing things like adding games to your wishlist will also earn you XP, leading up to free copies of games like Gabriel Knight remastered and even Dreamfall Chapters. Which, is pretty awesome. Oh, and there's also a bunch of games on sale.
The partnership which will also allow for players to log into Battle.net using their Facebook credentials will also incorporate Facebook’s Live API to allow players to live-stream their gaming sessions directly to their Facebook timeline. The features, which are expected to be implemented across all of Blizzard's known franchises and titles like World of Warcraft, StarCraft II and Heroes of the Storm, are also expected to be added to the recently released Overwatch.