Cyberpunk 2077, the future-set RPG developed by CD PROJEKT RED, has been a long time coming. It was teased years ago. Since then the developer has occasionally confirmed that sure, it's still in development, offering a few details. But as of now we still don't have a firm release window, or any real ideas of how it will look or play. Though, that might be changing soon thanks to a very sly new tweet.
Just in time for Australia Day. Even though I'm a fan of the excellent Forza 7, my personal preference for Forza still lies with the fun open-world racing of the Horizon series. And with Forza Horizon 3 being one of the best racing games we've ever played (that, and it's set in a fictional version of Australia) the 4K Xbox One X Enhanced patch is one that we've been waiting for since our consoles arrived late last year.
Having played an earlier version of the excellent DUSK, this retro-inspired shooter is more than the sum of its very old-school presentation. With excellent controls reminiscent of Quake and great level design that reminds me a bit of Hexen and Heretic, DUSK hits Steam Early Access later today. Which give players access to the first two Episodes.
With 2017 now officially over, thanks to our overlord The Calender, it’s time to look to the future. The near future, and what digital interactive gems it might bring. With so many great games released last year, even without whatever Bethesda has in store for 2018, or Nintendo, this year is looking to be chock full of great games. Here are our picks for what we’re excited to check out.
We were a little late to party when it came to the original Life is Strange. The small town adventure game that blended time-bending sci-fi concepts with high-school drama. Needless to say we were blown away by just how memorable, engaging, and, well, awesome it was. Which meant that we were definitely excited to play the new prequel series Life is Strange: Before the Storm.
Live Streams aren't usually my thing, but in the case of a grand event held by Unknown Worlds for Subnatica, I'll make an exception.
The game is finally releasing later this month, and the studio that has been building this 'thing' (because it is a MONSTER of design), wants you to truly see what they've done for open-world, adventure, fantasy gaming.
Or very own Hogfather, Nathan McCarthy, is back with another hardware review this time for the excellent HyperX Alloy FPS Pro compact mechanical keyboard. Hot on the heels of the announcement of HyperX going RGB in 2018 - it's a friendly reminder that the hardware maker is a name to keep an eye on when it comes to PC peripherals.
And unlike the technical alpha tests that were conducted throughout 2017, the Closed Beta will be free from the constraints of Non Disclosure Agreements. So expect a lot of Sea of Thieves content in the lead-up to launch. Scheduled to run from the week of January 24 to January 29 the Closed Beta will be open to those who joined the Sea of Thieves Insider Programme, plus anyone that has pre-ordered the full game.
With the very first match of the Overwatch League’s inaugural season set to go live on Twitch this Thursday, 11 January AEDT/NZDT. Which marks the beginning of a multi-year deal between the Overwatch League and Twitch to broadcast every match live, as it happens. The deal is also exclusive, and with the exception of China Twitch will be the home for all Overwatch League regular-season, playoffs, and championship matches.