So by now you probably know that footage ahead of next week's launch has been leaking its way onto various corners of the internet. Which has led to a number of people talking about what Fallout 4 looks like. Asking the question, are the graphics any good? Well, we know that it runs on the somewhat aged Creation Engine. But since the release of Skyrim various graphical bells and whistles have been added. And in a new post, Bethesda opens up about the game's new 'physically based deferred renderer' and more.
Ahead of the full trailer drop this Friday at BlizzCon, today we get a pretty decent look at Warcraft: The Beginning. Which in case you were wondering is the name of the upcoming Warcraft movie due for release June, 2016. And even though the teaser is a scant 15 seconds long, it actually looks pretty amazing. Could this actually be a good videogame movie? Dare we dream?
Okay so before you call the apostrophe police with a complaint along the lines of "but officer, this is the umpteenth video for the game he's posted" you should at least hear me out. You see, Star Wars Episode VII is out on December 17, and it's basically a movie you'd actually kill to see. And The Battle of Jakku is a free DLC map coming to Star Wars Battlefront featuring a location from the movie that will be made available around the time the movie comes out. A movie that again, I would actually kill to see. So, you're probably better off calling the real police.
With the acquisition of King Digital Entertainment for a cool $5.9 billion USD, Activision Blizzard's total user count now sits at over half a billion. How so many? Well, King Digital is the company behind the candy-related phenomenon Candy Crush. And with Activision now sporting a half-billion user count (across all platforms and titles), this illustrates just how successful and huge Candy Crush has been. To help drive the point home a little further, Disney bought Lucasfilm and Star Wars for roughly $4 billion USD, and Microsoft payed considerably less for Mojang and Minecraft (around $2.5 billion USD).
And it's most likely a multiplayer-focused shooter like the company's upcoming Unreal Tournament. Except, that statement is jumping the gun so to speak because all we really know is the title -- Paragon. And that there's a character called Twinblast that the official site makes time to note "is an actual in-game playable hero." Right, so details are pretty scarce. But you can sign up for the beta.
Attention lovers of StarCraft II and low-pings, your day has finally come! Flying through the air like a majestic beast of old (let's say a Pegasus thingy), comes new high-speed localised servers to ensure your StarCraft II multiplayer experience is as lag-free as humanly possible. Now, you may be thinking why the comparison to mythical creatures and majesty? Well, any game where success can be measured in successful APM (that's Actions Per Minute) then you know a low low ping is priority numero one-o.
Well, after being back on sale for less than a week, Warner Bros. Interactive are now offering refunds to Batman: Arkham Knight PC players who are still experiencing issues with the game. Of which, there are still quite a few. Originally released months ago, the saga of bringing the PC version of Arkham Knight to players has now reached the point where it has become one of the most troubled launches in gaming history.
Also unveiled at Paris Games Week was an updated look at Rayman creator Michel Ancel's new game, Wild. Taking place in a time before cars, planes and car/plane hybrids, Wild puts players in the role of a mystical Shaman (aka the local village GP) as they use nature and old fashioned mysticism to summon, ride, and even possess a number of different animals.
The sequel to the cult-hit action-RPG NieR, is headed exclusively to PlayStation 4 next year. From publisher Square Enix and Japanese action maestros PlatinumGames, NieR: Automata was unveiled at Paris Games Week, err, last week, alongside a new trailer. One with lots of footage of robots being sliced and shot at by a leather-clad female robot assassin. Or freedom fighter. Or warrior. Or soldier. Anyway, it's classic PlatinumGames.
Okay, so the next Mirror's Edge game was due in February of next year, which is surprising considering we haven't seen all that much on the game. It was actually slated to be released on the same day (or week) as Deus Ex: Mankind Divided and Far Cry Primal. Early 2016 is shaping up to be a pretty busy time for gaming in general. So, with the release date for Mirror's Edge Catalyst now pushed to May 24, 2016, this extra time will no doubt mean a few extra coats of parkour polish.