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E3 2016 Essential #5 (June 16) – Death Stranding, Days Gone, Syberia 3

Today we have news on Hideo Kojima’s Death Stranding, zombie survival Days Gone, Gwent: The Witcher Card Game, psychological action game Prey, Syberia 3, and more.

E3 is slowly wrapping up, but some tasty news is still making its way to the gaming media. Since the big publishers already played their cards, it’s now time far smaller studios to come out with their projects. There have also been updates on major projects revealed earlier this week. Here’s the essential news from E3 day 5:

Hideo Kojima’s Death Stranding is coming to PC

Hideo Kojima’s new project, Death Stranding (starring Norman Reedus), will eventually hit PC, revealed Sony via Medium (thanks, GameSpot). It is unclear, though, how long the PS4 exclusivity will last. Anyway, the game will not be out any time soon, twitted Kojima Productions.

Days Gone gamepaly footage

Days Gone, announced by Uncharted: Golden Abyss developer Bend Studio, is going to take players into an open, highly-interactive world infested by zombies. The first gameplay video shows off some key features of the game, such as crafting, zombie behavior etc.:

Gwent: The Witcher Card Game to feature several 10-hour long single player campaigns

Apart from robust multiplayer, Gwent: The Witcher Card Game is going to include several single player campaigns that are said to offer 10 hours of gameplay each (thanks, Ars Technica). The campaigns, set on a huge, isometric map, will feature different main heroes, plots, and side missions.

The upcoming Prey is nothing like Prey 2

The next Prey game, in development by Arkane Studios, has nothing to do with the canceled Prey 2, Bethesda’s vice president Pete Hines told GameSpot. Neither will it be a horror, but it is going to have a psychological element. The game is going to feature open-level world structure similar to Dishonored.

Syberia 3 gameplay presentation at E3

Microids appeared at this year’s E3 with their much-anticipated Syberia 3, the sequel to Benoit Sokal’s cult adventure game series. In this video the developers are talking about the project and then showing off some actual gameplay.

God of War to feature Christopher Judge as the new voice of Kratos

The beard is not the only new thing about Kratos. In the newly announced God of War, the mighty Spartan will be voiced by Christopher Judge (previously by T.C. Carson), a.k.a. Teal’c from Stargate (thanks, Polygon).

DayZ gets a huge patch

DayZ has just received the biggest update so far. Patch 0.60, now available on stable branch, introduces new renderer based on DX11, which greatly enhances the game’s performance. It also adds new items and a military base – watch the video below for more info.

Sea of Thieves won’t be a free-to-play game

Contrary to some rumors, Sea of Thieves is not going to be a free-to-play game, Eurogamer confirmed with Rare. The creators of this multiplayer pirate game are planning to expand it for several years after the launch.

  1. More assets on the official website

Allison Road cancellation wasn’t just the publisher’s decision

Lilith posted an update on the P.T.-inspired horror game Allison Road cancelled earlier this month. In it, the developer biefly explained that the decision to dump the project was made together with the would-be publisher Team17. This most likely means that we will never hear of the game again.

Halo Wars 2 PC beta on the way

Halo Wars 2 is currently being beta-tested exclusively on XONE, but IGN found out that a PC beta is also planned, some time closer to launch. The RTS is said to launch on XONE and Windows 10 on February 21, 2017.

F1 2016 to hit PC and consoles on August 19

Codemasters revealed that F1 2016 is going to hit PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 on August 19, 2016. They also have released three new videos: a Baku trailer and two pieces of gameplay footage.

Microsoft lists Xbox Play Anywhere games

Microsoft posted a complete list of upcoming games that will support Xbox Play Anywhere program. This means that if you buy one of them you can play it both on XONE and Windows 10. The list includes Gears of War 4, Forza Horizon 3, State of Decay 2, We Happy Few, Crackdown 3, and more.

  1. More info on Xbox official website
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