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.
Not that they need to sell us on the gritty and classic organised-crime elements of Mafia III. That deal was pretty much sealed when the first cinematic trailer for the game debuted. But hey, it's Gamescom time so that means all the big titles planned for release throughout the rest of the year will be getting slick new trailers.
Well, not really. In a spectacular display of trolling, a giant Half Life: 3 poster has been spotted outside Gamescom alongside posters for Titanfall 2, and Watch Dogs 2. Clearly done to rile up attendants the poster actually roughly translates to "Half-Life: 3 editors who played it back then." So yeah, a sneaky use of a colon.
Listening to your community and then adapting feedback into meaningful changes has been the modus operandi for the wizards at Blizzard since Overwatch launched in May. From balance changes through to new content. And now with Season 1 of competitive play wrapping up, Game Director Jeff Kaplan goes through some of the changes coming to Season 2 of Overwatch Competitive Play.
Will now release on November 29, delayed to ensure that the on-disc version is the best it can be. In a video message to fans, director Hajime Tabata explains that even though a "master version" (we're assuming this means gold) was completed a few days ago, the team is hard at work on a substantial day-one patch. A patch that will now be a part of the official release.
Kicking off Gamescom in Germany, EA and DICE have put together a new trailer for its highly anticipated World War 1 shooter Battlefield 1. And even though it may not be all that historically accurate, it certainly looks amazing. And like a lot of fun. The trailer gives us a closer look at a desert setting, with all many of weaponry and vehicles going at it. Plus, the triumphant return of horses. Oh, and there's an Open Beta beginning on August 31!