The next entry in Ubisoft's seminal frustration simulator, Trials Rising, is just around the corner. Even though you can't take corners in the game. Ahem. Anywhoo, as the publisher-development giant has been making a habit of lately, an extensive and rewarding post-launch content roadmap has been revealed, and features plenty of gameplay, even for non Season Pass holders.
From Vostok Games, a developer that include some of the team behind the excellent S.T.A.L.K.E.R, Fear the Wolves is a battle royale set in Chernobyl. Where you'll need to fend off other players, creeping radiation, mutated animals (and wolves!), and more as you make your way to an extraction helicopter in a randomised map.
As part of a gameplay series covering Anthem the latest video takes a deep dive into the endgame - that part of the online experience where you've finished the main quest, sit there and say, "what's next?" The video showcases the types of missions both out in the world and more dungeon-like (Strongholds), as well as world events called Cataclysms.
With Assassin's Creed III Remastered coming March 29 to PC, Xbox One, and PS4 as a standalone release for $59.99 AUD as well a freebie for those with the Assassin's Creed Odyssey Season Pass. Which is how we'll be playing. Originally released in 2012 hit the jump to see the visual improvements made for the current gen.
Okay, so after stating that the studio wasn't working on Titanfall 3 and that the Titanfall team has solely been focused on the new free-to-play Apex Legends comes word from Respawn that another Titanfall-verse game is in the works. Respawn head Vince Zampella noted in a tweet that "we love being able to experiments in this crazy universe", in reference to the mysterious game.
Fun fact, seminal sci-fi series The Twilight Zone is making a comeback this year, both on TV and it seems real-life too. With Disney CEO Bob Iger stating in a financial earnings call, "The best place for us to be in that space [games] is licensing and not publishing. We’ve had good relationships with some of those we’re licensing to, notably EA and the relationship on the Star Wars properties".
Like the Ashes but with the time-honored sport of competitive Counter Strike. Funnily enough this will mark the third Australia V England CS:GO showdown which has been dubbed The Caches, and will see both current and veteran Australian and English Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) players go head to head.
With a viewpoint that is reminiscent of Resident Evil 4, the excellent Resident Evil 2 remake from Capcom is already a contender for one of the most impressive releases of 2019. Thanks to the PC version being fairly easy to mod, the community has already begun creating cool new ways to experience the game. Case in point, this new first-person mod from modder Praydog.
Which will mark over five years of development for the Aussie-developed indie. A new space adventure that was born, as Flat Earth Games' Elissa Harris notes, as "a big open world space trading game, but based on submarine simulators". With no third-person arcade style spaceship view, Objects in Space is all about displays with readouts, buttons that do particular things, and an attention to detail that is impressive.
Yesterday's surprise announcement of a new battle royale game set in the Titanfall universe no doubt grabbed everyone's attention. And their curiosity too, as less than 8 hours after going live across PC, PS4, and Xbox One - over 1 million unique players had logged in to check it out. So far word has been mostly positive, thanks in part to Respawn's knack for creating shooters that, well, 'feel good'.
With the sheer volume of Microsoft's studio acquisitions last year it makes sense that it would re-brand Microsoft Studios as Xbox Game Studios. Especially with the Xbox platform set to become a bigger part of Microsoft's future - across consoles, PC, and mobile. The 13 different studios that make up Xbox Game Studios cover franchises like Age of Empires, Forza, Gears of War, Halo, Minecraft, and more.
Although we knew that Crackdown 3 would be making its debut day and date on Xbox Game Pass on February 15, as part of a new Inside Xbox broadcast we've also learned what else is coming. With perhaps the biggest surprise being last year's Shadow of the Tomb Raider - which we thought was pretty great.
With the surprise launch of free-to-play battle royale Apex Legends being the Titanfall-related game that the studio has been working on for the past couple of years. That and the still very mysterious Jedi: Fallen Order. In a recent interview with Eurogamer (and other outlets), Respawn has advised that it's currently not working on Titanfall 3.
And sure Call of Duty: Advance Warfare and Call of Duty: WWII were massive releases in recent years, because of you know, Call of Duty. But really, it all comes back to Dead Space, created by a talented team at the now defunct Visceral Games. A sci-fi survival horror game that has aged like a fine wine, which is why we're taking note of Michael Condrey's behind the scenes movements.
The house that Total War built has long had a console division, with their most recent efforts being the excellent Alien: Isolation and Halo Wars 2 for Microsoft. Since the release of its first-person space survival horror gem, many have been wondering what FPS style game was next for the team. With speculation incorrectly pointing towards another Alien game.
Late last year we reported on the curious case of The Witcher creator Andrzej Sapkowski taking legal action against the creators of The Witcher videogames - CD Projekt RED. Who, it's worth pointing out, only found massive success with the third entry of Geralt adventures.
With improved picture quality too. As part of the new NVIDIA Game Ready Driver it gives an impressive demonstration at what's possible with the new AI-powered DLSS rendering technique. As part of the RTX line of GPUs performance increases for the ray-tracing benchmark sit in the 50% range - also offering up a before and after demonstration to gauge the difference.
As reported by Windows Central, or spotted, Microsoft is hosting a GDC 2019 session called 'Xbox Live: Growing & Engaging Your Gaming Community Across iOS, Android, Switch, Xbox, and PC'. Which all but spells out its plans in the title. It's part of a new Xbox Development Kit that will integrate cross-play on the Xbox Live platform across multiple devices.