In a bout of sad holiday news comes the announcement from Double Fine that the long-awaited Psychonauts 2 won't be out next year. Which is a shame because with crowd-funding secured two years ago it means the wait has been on the long side to say the least. Which is par for the course with projects of this nature. But, the announcement does note that production is in full swing.
You know we're getting real close to Christmas when the Steam Winter Sale begins. Real close. Too close. Which is a good thing because due to careful planning and well structured schedule and lifestyle I purposely left shopping to what the regular joes call 'the last minute'. So 50% off Inside and Prey and 90% off Portal 2 will make great digital stocking fillers.
Currently offline for maintenance, the global phenomenon that is PUBG is only a few hours away from launching version 1.0. Once it resurfaces tonight the game will come packed with a number of updates, from the inclusion of a robust full-3D replay mode to the introduction of the new desert map (Miramar). On live servers that is.
One of the best strategy titles of the year, Total War: Warhammer II impressed with its intricately designed and more free-form campaign than the one found in the original. On January 23 Rise of the Tomb Kingslaunches, bringing a dose of Ancient Egypt to the title with deserts and mythical beasts with crocodile heads.
Old Man Colton, not exactly a name you'd associate with a veteran space fighter pilot. It sounds more like a name you'd give an old timey gold prospector. Anyway, thanks to IGN we've got a new look at Mark Hamill in the still yet-to-be-seen Squadron 42. The single-player story game off-shoot to Star Citizen.
After giving away copies of Grim Fandango Remastered, the fine folks over at GOG are at it again giving away copies of the indie hit Oxenfree as part of the GOG Winter Sale. Be sure to get in quick as this offer expires at midnight tonight.
As per a new job posting on the Blizzard Careers Page, comes new details about a "robust first-person engine for an unannounced project" that requires someone with "proven experience in vehicle handling". And so put two and two together and you get the headline. Blizzard, working on a new first-person title with vehicles in it.
AO Tennis, which launches in time for the Australian Open, is the first major tennis release in a long time. And coming from Big Ant, the local studio who's riding the success of the recent and excellent Ashes Cricket, we've got high hopes from this one. Especially now, as this video showcases some of the detail that's gone into bringing AO Tennis to life.
Darksiders, one of the better Zelda-like action games of last generation is coming back in 2018. Which is somewhat of a mini-miracle, in that THQ Nordic has over the past few years found success in keeping many THQ franchises alive through remasters and remakes. And now, and entirely new game - in the Darksiders franchise no less.