And I can't wait. Having finished the original game after several restarts during its time in Early Access and Xbox One Preview, and thoroughly loving every second of it, to know we'll be heading back to Planet 4546B under different circumstances and in an ice-themed location, with the potential for more unique and interesting biomes... well, the heart just flutters.
With limited prints available, signed by CD Projekt Red concept artist Bernard Kowalczuk, showcasing three themes - Doing Business, Street Life, and Trauma Team. Each piece naturally looks incredible, so if you're looking for a daily reminder of just how awesome Cyberpunk 2077 looks then it doesn't get much better than this.
Right. Even though it may still feel like 4K is the latest and greatest in display technology, no doubt thanks to the amazing clarity of LG's OLED line and Samsung's own QLED line-up, that's about to change. Well, sometime in the future. With both companies showcasing 80-inch plus 8K screens in Berlin recently, with LG noting that it plans to sell 5 million by 2022.
The Melbourne Esports Open is no doubt set to showcase some amazing competition this weekend at Rod Laver Arena, with one of the highlights being the Overwatch Contenders Australia Season 2 finals set to kick-off tomorrow as ANZ teams Dark Sided, ORDER, Kanga Esports, and Season 1 winners Sydney Drop Bears.
Xbox Game Pass has certainly impressed with its library additions in recent months and September will be no different thanks to the addition of Remedy's Quantum Break, the recently released arcade racer Onrush, the excellent sci-fi city builder Aven Colony, and of course the revamped and massive Halo: The Master Chief Collection. Plus, a few other surprises and gems too.
With the new release date for Battlefield V now being November 20, meaning that its release has been pushed out of the October window that included the likes of Call of Duty Black Ops 4 and Red Dead Redemption 2. The reasoning for the delay has been chalked up to additional fine-tuning of the multiplayer modes and the arrival of the exciting new Tides of War live service.
Before the likes of Grand Theft Auto 3, Skyrim and the Assassin's Creed series, Sega's Shenmue presented a different look at what an open-world game could be. In between fighting groups of thugs there are long stretches of walking, waiting for the bus, or standing in a park to kill some time. A fascinating game and interesting revenge story hampered by its strange pacing.
With Elmar Fischer, sales director at Denuvo, telling GamesIndustry.biz in an interview, "Our goal, and it's still the goal, is to protect initial sales. Of course we would like to have [games] uncracked forever, but that just doesn't happen." An admission that will no doubt add fuel to the the number of people against DRM in any form.
And sure both the Core i7-8700K CPU and GeForce GTX 1080 Ti GPU represent the upper-levels of current PC hardware - it's impressive to find out that the amazing 50-minute Cyberpunk 2077 demo from both Gamescom and E3 ran on an actual gaming rig. And that CD Projekt Red have been optimising the game for PC, PS4, and Xbox One from the very beginning.
Okay sure, that's quite the headline. But the card-battle game Gwent which became its own standalone thing after players fell in love with the game-within-the-game found in The Wither 3: Wild Hunt is apparently getting its own spin-off. Called Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales it's described as a single-player RPG experience.
From Devolver Digital, Gamepires and Serious Sam developer Croteam comes SCUM - a hardcore open world survival game with PvP events like Team Deathmatch. So in between hunting for food and scavenging for supplies you can test your mettle against other players. But perhaps the most interesting aspect of SCUM is the detailed character customisation and just what affects movement and gameplay. Hell, there's a detailed simulation of how your body metabolises various food.
And it looks very cool - in what's being called the Xbox One X Robot White Special Edition Fallout 76 Bundle. Okay sure, it's basically an Xbox One S. Available October 2 for the same price as a standard Xbox One X console at $649.00 AUD, you get the limited edition console plus a copy of Fallout 76. Also the Xbox Elite controller is getting a White Special Edition on October 30 for $199.95 AUD.
And that's Destiny 2, as in one of the biggest releases for 2017, coming free to all PlayStation Plus subscribers next month. Of course this ties-in with the upcoming release of the Year 2 expansion Forsaken due next week, which as far as we can tell costs as much as a full-game even in expansion-only form. But, still, this is a pretty big deal for PlayStation 4 owners.
And it's available right now on PC, with the Xbox One release sadly delayed to next month. Teased a little while ago by developer Fatshark not much was known about the new DLC expansion until its release today - but with the arrival of two new levels and expanded lore, it sounds fantastic. Especially when you consider that each of the core game's levels features impeccable design with amazing looking locations and memorable set-pieces.
With Monster Hunter World (our review) released earlier this year for consoles that aren't called Nintendo Switch, it presented a new and somewhat modern take on Capcom's classic RPG series. And now with the release of Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate for the Switch, the hunt finally comes to Nintendo's console - but in a best-of or old-school compilation sort of way.
Like Destructible Objects which come in various shapes and sizes that shatter and break up when destroyed. Best of all creators have the option of selecting what textures to place on shapes. Or, the new Scripting Tool which lets you set triggers at various moments after certain actions are performed - ranging from simple things like removing objects to changing the time of day and introducing new gameplay elements.
With the PlayStation 2 classic from 2001 getting a release date of January 15. Now, the question we have - is this a sign that the series is coming back with an all new entry? Or simply another Capcom re-release scheduled perfectly alongside the upcoming one-two Samurai punch of Ghost of Tsushima and Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice?