With overall consumer demand for Nintendo's latest console showing no sign of slowing down. Yeah, in a lot of places it's still almost impossible to walk into a store and buy one. With overall sales of the Nintendo Switch in the region of 4.7 million Nintendo hasn't altered its full-year sales target of 10 million. Even though it easily could.
Where in the office the team were playing on live servers with game running at about 30 - 40 fps. No word on resolution or optimisation for the Xbox One version of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, but this is the sort of thing that apparently is quite easy to implement. With Xbox One X representing power equivalent to a decent PC rig.
Which is the sort of game that probably sits on many a 'definitely want to check out list' thanks to launching during a pretty packed holiday season. Which includes me, so yeah, this is great stuff. Also coming to PlayStation 4 for PS Plus members next month is Assassin's Creed: Freedom Cry, which is apparently a standalone title. Bonus.
A few weeks ago Blizzard revealed the first seven cities that were joining the upcoming Overwatch League - which is still on track to commence later this year. Basically, it's an esports endeavor that is aiming to follow in the footsteps of some of the biggest sporting leagues in the world like the NBA and NFL. And now, we've got new juicy details about players, salaries, and team structure.
And that's final because the game is due to launch on PC and PlayStation 4 on August 8. And although LawBreakers has seen a few beta events this year, this is the first time that PS4 players will get the chance to rocket jump their way in the fast-paced arena shooter. The game is already available to pre-download on Steam and the PlayStation store.
And outside of being able to drastically chop and change the look of a car, we get a distinct RPG vibe from the post-race car-part loot screens and all the numbers and such. A bit like how Ubisoft's The Crew worked. Called Performance Parts, they can either be purchased through an in-game shop (that you can drive to) or won through racing and other events.
With the game set to debut next month and an Xbox One X enhanced update/version planned for the supped-up 4K beast of a console in November. Killing Floor 2, the popular survival shooter from Tripwire Interactive and Deep Silver, will launch on Microsoft's suite of consoles with all previously released content packs (The Tropical Bash, The Descent and The Summer Sideshow), plus a new weapons called the Freezethrower.
With community manager Lylirra taking to the forums to post that "effective immediately, we will be issuing increased penalties to players in response to verified reports of bad behavior". What sort of penalties? Well they'll come in three flavours: silence, suspension, and a complete ban from playing Overwatch.
With Bluehole partnering with ESL for an old-fashion battle-royale PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds esports tourney. Games will be played via LAN and will include Solo mode, Duo mode, Duo First Person Perspective mode and Squad mode across four days of action. Also, a few limited-time Crates offering exclusive cosmetics will be available with the proceeds going to charity and the $350,000 prize pool for the winners.