While the game released on other platforms on November 15, we've held off sharing our review because the game initially shipped with none of that "seamless multiplayer" that Ubisoft had been promising all year. Thankfully, after plenty of development grinding, the multiplayer was patched and updated late last week, giving us the opportunity to have a crack at it, finish our review and to post it right here for you. Also, Ubisoft announced today that Watch Dogs 2 is now available for Windows PC with a number of PC-specific improvements.
It's feels strange to say this, mainly because it's a racing game, but Forza Horizon 3 has turned out to be one of the year's best games, regardless of genre. Naturally, being set in a fantastical version of Australia kind of makes us love it just that little more, but the mix of freedom, great tracks, and wonderful locations, are hard to ignore. And now the game is set to receive it's first expansion, called Blizzard Mountain.
The fact that Mass Effect 3's multiplayer component wasn't the game's most controversial speaks to the overall sense of disappointment that many had with how the story ended. In terms of how it played the multiplayer was a lot of fun, with the only real downside being that the game kind of forced you to keep playing it alongside the single-player campaign. With the next game in the series set for release next year, EA and BioWare are bringing back the multiplayer. But with some notable changes.
And is exclusive to EB Games. Also packed is a USB finger drive, that's actually a plastic finger. Plus, a 20th anniversary Resident Evil art book. But really, the replica model of the Baker Family Mansion is what you want. And it does look pretty awesome. Resident Evil 7 biohazard (which is what they're calling it) is due for release in January, making it the first high profile release for 2017.
And it's currently slated for a console release next year. Plus, an announcement is expected this weekend at Sony’s PlayStation Experience event in California. Well, that's according to sources close to Polygon. The last game in the series, Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds, was released on PS3 and Xbox 360 way back in 2011. And coincidentally, also came after the release of a highly successful Street Fighter, Street Fighter 4.
In a surprising and very awesome bit of news today, Ubisoft has announced it's plans to bring cross-platform support to its VR titles -- starting with Eagle Flight. Which means players on PSVR, Oculus Rift, and HTC Vive can team up or play against each other as of an update coming to the game tomorrow. But, it doesn't stop there as Ubisoft are looking to bringing this support to all of its upcoming multiplayer VR offerings.
Although it was well received critically, even those who were not completely taken aback with it's minimal aesthetic still found a lot to like in Playdead's long in the works follow-up to Limbo -- Inside. From wonderfully crafted puzzles, to the striking visuals, Inside quickly became one the 'it' indie titles of 2016. And now you can check out a portion of it for yourself with a free demo now available on Steam.
After a couple of months of radio silence from No Man's Sky developer Hello Games the studio has taken to answering the lingering question of where the game is headed with the introduction of a new, and free, Foundation Update. Alongside numerous fixes and tweaks the update promises to be the first of many. And paves the way with things like base building, the ability to grow plants and resources indoors, managing a freighter, whilst also introducing a new Survival Mode.
Home Entertainment Suppliers and Big Ant Studios have announced that Don Bradman Cricket 17 will be getting a retail and digital release December 22 on Xbox One and PS4. Just in time for the Boxing Day Test. The development team behind Don Bradman Cricket has advised us that this year's outing sees a number of improvements from the career mode to batting, bowling, and yes, fielding.
Since the recent Halloween Terror event a lot of people have been speculating that a similarly-themed Christmas event was in the works for Overwatch. Because, it's Christmas! Well, thanks to some data miners, it looks like Christmas is going to come early as audio files relating to an Overwatch Christmas event of some sort have been uncovered. Including, a rather beautiful bit of holiday theme music.