And yes you read that right, because yes we're talking about 2013's Total War: Rome II - which got a surprise campaign add-on last year with the release of Empire Divided. The new Rise of the Republic prequel campaign launches August 9 and depicts the events leading to the Second Founding of Rome.
And by expanding we mean growing the current 250 employees to a planned team of 400. A massive undertaking that comes alongside moving into a new five story office that will be the studio's state-of-the-art base of operations for the foreseeable future. After the success of Horizon Zero Dawn the studio is looking to release games a lot quicker than the six years it took to make Horizon.
But his reasoning is sound, as highlighted in this response as part of a new interview over at The Guardian, "I’m happy that you can play Morrowind now on an Xbox One, as it’s backwards compatible. I’m really happy that Microsoft, Sony, Nintendo and others are making it easier for people to play [older games] as they were played at the time. I actually prefer that over remasters."
In a not that serious response during a livestream when asked the BR, or Battle Royale question. 343 Industries writer Jeff Easterling provided the somewhat jokey reference by noting, "I’ll tell you right now, the only BR we’re interested in is Battle Rifle." Announced during Microsoft's E3 briefing Halo Infinite is the next major game in the series.
A free Special Operations 2 update is coming to Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands next week on July 24 and it introduces a new challenging PvE mode called Ghost Mode. Where if you're not revived it's game over and your progression is reset. Not only that but friendly fire is in plus only being able to carry one main weapon and a sidearm.
That will launch alongside the exclusive Spider-Man game for PS4 on September 7. The 'Amazing Red' design more than lives up to the name where in addition to the deepest red that's ever red-ed both consoles come emblazoned with the Spider-Man logo. In addition to coming packed with a copy of the highly anticipated game.
But, not in a good way. More Left 4 Dead as directed by Michael Bay, with near-constant attacks by charging aliens and specials that look and behave like Mac and Me-style E.T. knock-offs. Which is a shame because we'd love to see more co-op shooters that draw inspiration from Valve's all-time classic.
Celebrating its Second Anniversary we recently had the chance to sit down with Blizzard's Scott Mercer to discuss the most recent Overwatch Patch. Which in addition to providing the most recent rework of Symmetra introduced a number of features designed to enhance the social side of the game by taking steps to combat negative behaviour.
In addition to our in-depth, updated look at the forthcoming Investigation-RPG, developer Cyanide Studios has announced a release date for the game -- October 30 on PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4.
With the Battle for Azeroth pre-patch now live for World of Warcraft, comes the added bonus that all subscribers now have access to all past expansions up to and including Legion. With no need to purchase the base game. Previously players had to purchase the base game and any expansions they wanted to play, so this shift is a major one for WoW.
Alongside word that growth in Australia for the Plantronics line of gaming headsets has gone up by an impressive 216%. Which makes sense when you factor in efforts like the excellent Plantronics RIG 800LX wireless headset. The new Plantronics RIG 500 PRO Series, starting at $119 AUD, will be available mid-August.
And so the eternal question, "Sure that's cool and all, but can it run Crysis?" will need to be updated to add "Single-player only" because the multiplayer servers for Crytek's visually intensive shooter from 2007 will close on October 11, 2018. The announcement came via a Facebook post with the reasoning being what you've probably guessed by now.
Battle Royale game The Culling 2 was quietly released a week ago on Steam and across PS4 and Xbox One - where on PC the peak player count only managed to reach 249 according to Steam Charts. But, in addition to not finding any sort of commercial success the community feedback has been almost unanimously negative. And so developer Xaviant has pulled the game from sale.
Adelaide-based indie developer Team Cherry's Hollow Knight has been back in the spotlight recently thanks to its recent Nintendo Switch release. From the fantastic art and animation to the Metroid meets Dark Souls gameplay it's truly one of the a memorable experience. Arriving next month is a new update, called Gods & Glory, that will bring more of everything.
Ever walked into an EB Games or a JB Hi-Fi the days after an E3 conference and see a number of pre-orders available for games that have yet to showcase gameplay footage? Well, you're not alone. It's a practice that happens all over the world - offering pre-orders for stuff that has only just been announced. In Germany though, this sort of retail campaign is getting banned.
Plus, there will be a limited edition 'Big Box' release featuring a number of goodies in addition to coming in one of those overly large PC game boxes from the '80s and '90s. For those that need a refresher Ion Maiden is a new shooter from 3D Realms and Voidpoint created using the same Build engine (albeit updated) that powered Duke Nukem 3D.
When a traditional multiplayer focus, and the addition of a new Battle Royale style mode called Blackout, many were wondering if omitting a single-player campaign in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 was going to rob the series of some of its cinematic flair. Well, thanks a new trailer showcasing the game's Zombies co-op campaigns - there still looks to be plenty of story.
From underwater exploration, to multiplayer, to a huge list of visual overhauls, No Man's Sky NEXT launches next week as part of a free update to the current game in addition to marking the arrival of the ambitious sci-fi game for Xbox One - with full Xbox One X 4K support day one. Check out the trailer after the jump.
Where in addition to introducing a new Skeleton Ship threat terrorising outposts the update also marks the arrival of the new Brigantine Ship designed for three-player crews. Very cool. The Cursed Sails campaign is a new story-driven quest that will have players do battle with Skeleton Ships in order to track down the source of the threat.