The awesome competition that will reward PlayStation Platinum Trophy hunters across multiple titles with a real-life Platinum Trophy continues. As there will are only four of the real-life trophies being made, tomorrow's launch of Call of Duty: WWII means that the quest now moves into the world of historical global conflict.
Making its debut on the Xbox E3 stage, people began to take note of the wonderful, strange, and awesome looking indie called Ashen being developed in New Zealand. With an evocative art style and action-RPG combat, the project was initiated by two ex-Weta Digital artists looking to express themselves creatively.
Where we bring you the cream of crop, our picks of the great indie titles from this year's PAX showcase. First up, the locally developed sequel to the awesome action-RPG meets card-game and board-game thing - Hand of Fate. Launching next week, we got to go hands on whilst chatting to the developers about what's in store.
Loot boxes, crate, chests, item containers, what have you. They seem to be becoming a staple part of modern AAA releases. The upcoming Star Wars Battlefront II from EA, which looks to improve on the original in every way, has drawn a bit of controversy though its implementation of Loot Crates and Star Cards. Where it seemed that getting noticeable stat boosts and weapon upgrades was a matter of pay to win.
And so the unknown 2017 release date for PUBG on Xbox One, the console exclusive early access release for the "it" game, finally has a date. We would have cheekily guessed December 31 but we'll definitely take December 12. The announcement came at Paris Games Week, where Brendan Greene (aka PlayerUnknown) broke the news.
A while back we reported that Activision had resubmitted Call of Duty: WWII for re-classification, where the only change seemed to have been the toning down of implied sexual assault. An Activision representative got in contact with us today to note that "The Australian version of Call of Duty: WWII is the same version scheduled for release worldwide on November 3."
Overnight Sony took the scenic location of Paris and transformed it into a game trailer and PlayStation extravaganza, showcasing new looks, announcements, and updates on the latest titles coming to PlayStation 4. From hotly anticipated released like The Last of Us Part II and Spider-Man to new and imprerssive indie titles like Concrete Genies. Plus, plenty of VR stuff too.
Closing out its Paris Games Week presentation with a new look at The Last of Us Part II, Sony once again showcased the incredible cinematic talent at Naughty Dog. Truly, incredible stuff. And sure, it's a cinematic sequence without any real gameplay, it's a testament to just how brutal and intense The Last of Us Part II is going to be.
When it launches next year Ubisoft's Far Cry 5 will debut with an online co-op mode called "Friends for Hire", where players can team up and tackle any of the missions available to free Hope County from the Project at Eden’s Gate cult. All player experience and data will be tracked in the mode, but only the host's single-player story progress.
Destiny 2 – Expansion I: Curse of Osiris has just been given a full reveal thanks to a new trailer and details emerging overnight. Out December 6, for PlayStation 4, PC, and Xbox One the expansion takes place after the conclusion of the main story-line and sees Guardians make their way to the planet Mercury in search of a legendary Warlock to "discover the answers humanity needs to fight back against the Vex".
Released late last week was one of our most anticipated games of the year, Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus. A wild cinematic single-player experience that offers up so many memorable moments and set pieces that it would do the game a disservice to talk about them in any detail. Which we shy away from in our mostly spoiler-free review.
Which adds the long awaited arrival of vaulting and climbing, two things that are sure to change up the game in big ways. Especially when anything up to 2.3 metres in height will be scale-able. The update also brings an overhaul to the ballistics system to make it "more realistic and balanced", but as with any major update player feedback and testing will determine what exactly ends up in-game.
Yeah, if you own both Total War forays into the fantastical world of Warhammer then the new Mortal Empires update is definitely for you. So big that it gets its own Steam page, it effectively stitches together both maps from both games and gives players the option to take part in an epic and truly staggering (in size) Total War campaign.
Team uniforms and team colour palettes - in game. Of course, it makes perfect sense. Throw in a top-down interactive map, third-person smart camera, kill feed replays, automated tournament interface, and auto-pauses during disconnects and Overwatch's latest esports-focussed overhaul sounds like the next logical step for the game as we gear up for the Overwatch World Cup. And the Overwatch League.