Developer Haemimont Games, better known for letting players live out their fantasies as the ruler of a banana republic in a fictionalised South America, is teaming up with Cities Skylines publisher Paradox Interactive for its upcoming game Surviving Mars. Which as per the title, will put players in charge of planning and building a functioning colony on everyone's favourite Red Planet -- Mars.
UK-based Computer Planet has put up a nice infographic covering the history of esports, from the days of Space Invaders to the Nintendo World Championship to the exciting spectacle of watching the likes of Counter Strike and League of Legends today. As depicted in the picture it's worth noting that esports has shown incredible growth in both popularity and the money generated -- especially this past decade.
Taking to Reddit to respond to fans, Halo developers 343 Industries noted that when it comes to E3 next month "we'll have a little something at E3 but it's not related to the next major entry in the franchise." Which means we shouldn't expect to see a Halo 6 teaser. At least, according to this. As to what it could be, who knows, and the little something in question could be a potential Windows 10 version of Halo 5 or even the Halo: The Master Chief Collection.
Out tomorrow, Deck13's action-RPG The Surge looks to take the hardcore melee combat and action of something like Dark Souls and translate that into a sci-fi world where exo-suits and technology has gone awry. In the game players take control of Warren on his first day of work at a mega-corporation where a catastrophic event results in him missing out on orientation. And being shown where the tea room is.
With up to 75% off on 275+ titles that can be played on Xbox One via the backwards compatibility capabilities of the console. Titles teased to go on sale are the Xbox 360 versions of Call of Duty Black Ops II, Red Dead Redemption, Skate 3, and GTA IV. The 'Backward Compatibility Super Sale' is schedule to kick off on May 16, which probably means Wednesday in Australia.
Remedy's Alan Wake is about to disappear from stores the world over due to the 'expiration of music license agreements' for the game. Which is set to happen in the next few days. And with this news comes a final Alan Wake Sunset Sale where you can grab the game, and all content, with a 90% discount at both Steam and GOG.com. This is great value for the critically acclaimed game, and one that will disappear after today. So be sure to get in quick.
Well, that and other games for Nintendo Switch and the 3DS/2DS. But, the big holiday title for the Switch looks to be Super Mario Odyssey. And with the game playable at the show, expect to see a more detailed look at the game during the Nintendo Spotlight that's scheduled to begin on Wednesday, June 14 at 2AM AEST.
Okay, so we're kind of just having fun with the recent Need for Speed tease by developer Ghost Games. Who's first Need for Speed garnered mixed reviews and feedback from fans back in 2015. Some of which was tied to the game being 'always online' and not really feeling like the sort of game that warranted that approach. Not so for the sequel says Ghost in a new post over at needforspeed.com.
And it looks incredible. We already know that Creative Assembly can knock it out of the park when it comes to blending its Total War franchise with the fantasy world of Warhammer, so odds are this will play as good as it looks. And with the introduction of the Lizardmen, and dinosaurs, you can already feel the hype.
With registrations for the Closed Beta of GWENT: The Witcher Card Game shutting down this weekend that means that the next step for the multiplayer card battle game would be a Public Beta. Details on that are expected next week, and we should probably have a better understanding of the game's road to release in the lead up to E3.