Post by KostaAndreadis @ 03:20pm 08/08/16 | 2 Comments
Monday ain't exactly news central around the AusGamers offices, mainly because for those in the northern hemisphere its currently late on Sunday. Lousy time travelers. But anyway, there are a few little tidbits of news you may find interesting. Like word on whether or not Quake Champions will go Free to Play, or what sort of retro-inspired outputs will the adorable NES Classic Edition console have. News blast time!
With the recent gameplay reveal for Quake Champions, naturally a lot of people are wondering if it'll be traditional release. Or, opt for the Free-to-Play model. As see in id Software's Quake Live from a few years back. Well, the jury is still out with id Software's Tim Willits responding to the question with "we don’t know and we’re still trying to figure this out.” So yeah, it's being considered.
On the rumour front, well more of a "we're just waiting for an official announcement and reveal" front, comes word from a Korean publication that the original StarCraft will be getting the HD remaster treatment. And that we can expect an announcement soon with a full reveal at BlizzCon later this year. The HD remake is said to feature an updated and improved UI in addition to higher resolution sprites.
With the surprise announcement of the NES Classic Edition console, a palm-sized slice of nostalgia that will house 30 classic 8-bit Nintendo games, the internet naturally was all for it. And them some. In a new interview, translated from French, Nintendo reps from Canada have confirmed that the unit will be able to output games in a number of ways. Including a mode that simulates old CRT TV screens, one that gives the games a revamped look, and one that provides a pixel-perfect 8-bit recreation.
And to cap things off on an old-school tip here's a new trailer for Battlefield 1 that sees the developers talk about the old timey weapons featured in the game.