The Open Beta for Battlefield 1 is all set to begin on August 31 across PS4, Xbox One, and Origin on PC. But because we don't have a specific time, that probably means September 1 -- this Thursday! What with Australia being a dystopian future and all. The open beta will be free for everyone (although Xbox users will require a Gold subscription) to check out EA DICE's take on World War 1 .
Sony is holding a big PlayStation even in NYC next month, where it's expected to unveil two new PS4 systems. A redesign of the existing model, and the long-rumored PS4K/Neo/More Powerful PlayStation 4. The one that will potentially support 4K gaming. In the meantime though it turns out that the PS4 Slim is indeed a real thing, and has been leaked ahead of its official announcement. How? Well, they somehow have already been sold via the UK version of auction site Gumtree.
With step one being, let people see what it is. Because it's supposedly out in March 2017. We kid. In a new interview with [a]listdaily Nintendo President Reggie Fils-Aimé opened up about the company's recent successes and what it has learned as it gears up to unveil the still very mysterious Nintendo NX.
With the PC update, er, date, still to be determined. Currently the new UI, which will also debut with Battlefield 1 is available on the Xbox One and PS4 versions of Battlefield 4. Basically it's a redesign of the interface that will allow players to switch between games as well as easily access things like multiplayer, campaign, career details, community events, and more.
In a slew of separate announcements across official sites and Steam, Ubisoft has announced that a number of its Free-to-Play offerings will be ceasing in the near future. Tom Clancy's Endwar and Might & Magic Duels of The Champions will both shut up shop on October 31. The Mighty Quest For Epic Loot on October 25. And Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Phantoms will move on from its spectral form on December 1.
Arguably one of the most impressive showings at this year's E3, Nintendo's The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is in some sense Nintendo's take on the free-form open world styling of modern games. Which means they're doing things that no-one else has done before, with a level of polish that dates back to the days of the cartridge. It's certainly the most exciting Nintendo game we've seen in a long while. And some lucky attendants at this year's EB Expo in Sydney, will get to see that first-hand.
The Division's second expansion 'Survival' was originally due for release around about now. Although we don't really know what it will contain, Ubisoft has dropped word that its release has been pushed back to sometime later this year. With the third expansion 'Last Stand' now expected in 2017. In addition to extra time to make both expansions less buggy than what we've seen so far, The Division's 1.4 update in October will instead focus on improving the core game.