The one from 2005, that starred The Rock. And if not worse, then almost the same in terms of visual design. Generic military, budget industrial sci-fi sets, flat lighting, and crummy creature effects. But no The Rock. As a direct-to-video or direct-to-streaming release, from what we've heard Doom: Annihilation was created without the involvement of developer id Software.
A list that also includes the highly anticipated Cyberpunk 2077, Watch Dogs: Legion, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, and Remedy’s Control. Which is out next week. No details have been provided on how exactly Dying Light 2 will implement the technology, but we do have confirmation that it will feature “will feature real-time raytracing”. Meaning that one of our most anticipated titles for 2020 just got a whole lot more most anticipated-ier.
When talking about high-fidelity visuals that impress in terms of technical features, one doesn’t usually mention Minecraft. Unless of course it’s about how a group recreated the entirety of Lord of the Rings’ Middle-earth in-game. As one of the most popular games of all-time, with over 176 million copies sold, that hasn’t stopped several mods and user-made tools being created that add real-time raytracing. Often with stunning results. And much like the overhaul seen with Quake II RTX, it’s now official – NVIDIA GeForce RTX-powered raytracing is coming to Minecraft.
Where most of the Iron Crown Collection cosmetics as part of the new event were locked away behind loot boxes - and a special Bloodhound set containing an axe and other tid-bits locked behind the act of spending hundreds of dollars on said loot boxes. And then having to spend more money on top of that. Naturally, the collective response by the Apex Legends community was one of anger. Forcing developer Respawn to apologise for its overly Golden Fleece-y behaviour. And to make changes.
The new Themed Seasons we've been getting in Diablo 3 of late have turned out to be pretty popular. And don't look to be stopping anytime soon, with Blizzard noting that they will continue alongside the arrival of new Legendary Powers and even Set Items. Which means the now 7 Year Old action-RPG has a few more tricks up its sleeve.
Wargaming's naval warfare multiplayer action game has been making a splash in the PC space for a few years. And now with the full release of World of Warships: Legends, the multiplayer Ship-vs-Ship action has sailed into the smooth waters known as the Console Sea. In that the game is now available, and free-to-play, on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
But, the ambitious fan-made The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim mod is still without a release date or window. With the talented team noting that there's still a lot of work to be done in areas like Quests. The world itself is coming together nicely though, and is almost complete and chock full of animals, monsters and threats. If you've played Oblivion then there's a lot that will look and feel familiar in this new trailer.
Spore was certainly ambitious when it made its debut over a decade ago, way back in 2008. From the creator of Sim City - Will Wright - it was basically Evolution: The Game. Starting as a single cell organism and ending up a tech-driven civilisation. The Eternal Cylinder is a visually striking new survival game set on a mysterious alien world - and one of its key mechanics brings back fond memories of playing Spore.
With the ceremonial naming of the WoW Classic characters well underway for those looking forward to Blizzard's retread into the past, it seems that one Realm is proving to be more popular than others - Herod. According to a new community update, Blizzard notes "If all existing players on this server remain there, login queues in excess of 10,000 players are a certainty, and possibly much higher than that."
After lengthy Early Access period, and a name change to appease the totally current and hip metal band Iron Maiden, 3D Realms and developer Voidpoint have released Ion Fury. A new old-school shooter built on the same engine that powered classics like Duke Nukem 3D, Blood, and Shadow Warrior.
The revelation came via an update to the Epic Games Store listing for Borderlands 3 which now has the line "Incorporates 3rd-party DRM: Denuvo Anti-Tamper". Hinting that Epic will list any DRM software as part of its library, which is a plus. The downside though, is that the controversial anti-hacking software will be utilised in Borderlands 3.
EA has confirmed that the next Need For Speed, announced yesterday via a very stylish trailer, won't feature loot boxes. Taking to Reddit, Community Manager Ben “F8RGE” Walke notes that all upgrades and customisation options will be visible with the motto being "Win the race, win the part."
Rather than naming its latest update with a numerical value, Hello Games has tagged the next major update for No Man's Sky as No Man's Sky: Beyond. Why? Because at this stage the current (and future) game is essentially a shadow of of its former self.
Which came to light as part of THQ Nordic's latest financial report dealy. Where in-between talks of growth and moneys being made, came word that the Saints are coming back. With the report including the line, "Volition is deep in development of a brand-new Saints Row game, the first full entry in this much loved series since Saints Row IV was released in 2013."
And you had us at 'Summoning Wheel', the interface used by player-controlled demons to spawn in enemies to take on the Slayer. With DOOM Eternal out in November, this time around it's approaching multiplayer from a very different angle - a 2v1 multi-round battle between a pair of demons and the DOOM Slayer.