Would you like to see another Fallout from Obsidian Entertainment? The team wants that too. Fallout: New Vegas director Josh Sawyer told IGN that, given a chance, his team would love to go back to the Fallout franchise. He also added that people ask him all the time whether Obsidian will return to the franchise and that he gets “more questions about Fallout than anything else". The question is, does Bethesda want to lend its franchise to Obsidian as much as fans do?
Holdfast: Nations at War has been launched in Steam Early Access. This is a work of a small studio Anvil Games, founded by former developers of Mount & Blade: Warband - Napoleonic Wars, and it builds on that game’s mechanics. This time, however, you can take part in large battles in the Napoleonic Era not only on land but also at sea. The developer says that Holdfast: Nations at War will likely leave Early Access within the next 12 months. You can currently jump in the alpha version by purchasing the title on Steam for $19.99.
Vampyr, the upcoming RPG from Life is Strange developer, was supposed to come out this November, in most regions the darkest month of the year. However, DontNod Entertainment has informed the fans that it is no longer the case. Vampyr has been delayed to spring 2018 on all platforms: PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4. The reason for that is pretty classic: the developer needs more time to polish the game and ensure its high quality before it launches.
Before releasing Project CARS, Slightly Mad Studios made two successful games for Electronic Arts: Need for Speed Shift and Shift 2. The boss of the studio, Ian Bell, has now revealed that soon after that EA tried to destroy the studio and take over its brains and technology by blocking their ability to sign a contract with another publisher. He goes as far as to say: “They tried to f**k us over – there is no other way to put it. We have no love for EA in this company”.
PlayStation 4 players are reporting that the latest Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege patch is corrupting their hard drives and causing software issues. The problem seems to arise when you try to add friends in the game – that’s why you absolutely should not invite players to your party, and it will be safer not to play Rainbow Six: Siege at all for now, especially if you have downloaded the update.
NBA 2K18 is already here, and reviewers agree that we’ve got another great basketball simulator. However, players are shocked by how intrusive microtransactions have become in that $60 worth of a game. The series features Virtual Currency, which you can earn through playing or buy for real money. This time, however, someone who just wants to play can practically say goodbye to any character progression and cosmetic features in myCareer mode.
Crate Entertainment has finally revealed more details about the next Grim Dawn expansion, first announced earlier this year, which was supposed to introduce two new character classes: the Inquisitor and the Necromancer. The DLC is called Ashes of Malmouth, and it is going to come out in October 2017. Apart from the new specialities and their unique abilities, the add-on will introduce two chapters set in new locations as well as new items to collect and enemies to fight. Check out the new trailer.
Square Enix has announced a new survival action shooter called Left Alive, planned to launch on PC (Steam) and PlayStation 4 some time in 2018. For now there is not much information as to what to expect of the game other than the reveal trailer shared during the 2017 PlayStation Press Conference in Japan. More details will be shared during a special show at Tokyo Game Show 2017 later this week.
Fortnite players are reporting that cross-play between Xbox One and PlayStation 4 has been secretly turned on – at least on one of the consoles. It all started when PlayStation 4 users started to notice Xbox gamer tags appearing in PS4 matches. Further evidence started to come up, the heaviest being a video of father and son playing together on XONE and PS4. The thing is, Microsoft and Sony claimed that cross-play in Fortnite was absolutely not allowed.
Released last week, Divinity: Original Sin II has quickly become Larian Studios’ biggest success. It has been four days since its launch on PC and the game is now in the hands of almost 350,000 players – the first Divinity: Original Sin sold 160,000 copies in an analogous time. Besides, the highest number of Divinity: Original Sin II concurrent players has been 86,000. That’s significantly more than other representatives of the classic RPG genre. Comparatively, Pillars of Eternity saw only 30,000 concurrent players, while the first Divinity: Original Sin fewer than 22,000.
The developer of Don’t Starve, Klei Entertainment, has announced that the popular survival game is going to get a new single player DLC, called Don’t Starve: Hamlet. This one will take the player to a new realm, dwelled by a community of Pigmen, in Q1 or Q2 2018. As for the co-op version of the game, Don’t Starve Together players will be able to take part in a series of events dubbed The Forge, starting later this year. Besides, the studio has shared a bunch of new content for its games in the form of free updates.
Players have seen it coming, but now we know the details – aliens are launching an invasion in Elite: Dagerous on September 26, 2017. The Thargoids, the alien race known from previous Elite games, are going to attack humans in the 2.4 update (dubbed The Return) for this 2-year old online space sim, which is coming out simultaneously for PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4. In order to heat up the atmosphere, Frontier Developments shared a new story trailer, which gives a glimpse of what fans are going to deal with.
Divinity: Original Sin II is launching in full version on Steam later today. The title has been available in Early Access for almost exactly a year, since September 15, 2016, and since then it has been getting overwhelmingly positive reviews from players. To celebrate the event, Larian Studio has released a new trailer, which introduces players to some key features of Divinity: Original Sin II.
This is probably the highest refund in gaming history. A Star Citizen player managed to get $45,000 refunded for three Completionist packages ($15,000 each) that he or she had bought together with his or her guild. The guild that got the big refund decided they couldn’t wait any longer for Star Citizen as so many great games pass them by and even claimed to know of evidence of Chirs Roberts blatantly lying.
4A Games, the developer of the Metro series, is about to deliver its new game: ARKTIKA.1, which is a post-apocalyptic VR shooter. The title is set to launch on October 10, 2017, and will be available for sale in Oculus Store. But you can already pre-order the game and get a 10% discount off the regular price of $29.99. This time, instead of featuring a world after a nuclear war, the devs throw the players into a new ice age. There, they wull try to fight for whatever is left of human civilization.
The developer of UBOOT has shared a new gameplay footage from that submarine simulator. Since the last time we wrote about the game, Poland-based Deep Water Studio has implemented some new features, including a working first-person view, which is presented in the new video. In UBOOT the player will have direct control over all that happens on the boat as well as over all of its crew members and their actions.
Before FIFA 18 hits the shelves on September 29, 2017, you can try out the next installment in the popular soccer simulator series thanks to the demo that’s going to go live later today for PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4. The demo will let fans play the Kick Off mode with 12 clubs – including Manchester United, Manchester City, Real Madrid CF, Atlético de Madrid, Juventus F.C. and others – as well as four stadiums. It also offers a preview of the story mode The Journey: Hunter Returns.
Bluehole has provided an update on the next patch for its immensely popular online shooter Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds. The game update should be now up on the test servers, where it is going to stay a couple of days until it is ready to come into the live servers. This one offers a bunch of fixes and new features. First and foremost, players get a new weapon: the Mini-14 semiautomatic marksman rifle. Besides, there is a new town east of Stalber, plus foggy weather has been added to the game, which will hinder players' sight.
Poland-based studio Destructive Creations, developer of Hatred and IS Defense, has shared a long gameplay footage from its upcoming next game, Ancestors Legacy, a Medieval RTS. The video presents an entire mission with the dev’s commentary. In it a group of vikings must steal supplies from a farm and free their comrades, who were captured in an earlier battle. Initially, the player only controls a small group of warriors, so a stealth approach is highly advisable. In time, however, the player’s forces increase and are ready to take on more numerous foes.
Arhn.eu has prepared a feature-length documentary film about the history of The Witcher games. As you may probably know, the character of Geralt of Rivia first appeared in a series of novels by Polish fantasy writer Andrzej Sapkowski, specifically in a short story, first published in 1986. But it was a long road until CD Projekt RED brough us The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, one of the most important RPG games of the recent years.