• 4A Games has said previously that Metro Exodus will be more open than the previous games in the Metro series, but it won’t be a completely open world like that of Stalker. For one thing, individual levels in Exodus will be much larger than anything seen in the previous games. The biggest outdoor level in Last Light was roughly “200 meters to 100 meters,” Prokhorov said,. That means everything from weapons, attachments, and other loot, to “frozen stories” that reveal more about the game world and
    Metro Exodus is bigger than 2033 and Last Light combined

  • Our Cyberpunk 2077: Everything we know about CD Projekt’s next RPG roundup suggests The Witcher 3 dev’s latest will be huge. Speaking to Samuel at Gamescom, quest designer Patrick Mills says logic was crucial while crafting The Witcher 3’s DLC quests. “[The process] has gotten even more complicated in Cyberpunk—there are more multiple ways to resolve individual quests. At this stage, Mills isn’t able to determine how often Cyberpunk 2077’s most involving quests pop up, but does liken them to The
    Cyberpunk 2077 quests similar to The Witcher 3 'in terms of playtime and complexity'

  • Ubisoft is making a new game in strategy series The Settlers, it has announced. It’s simply called—in line with annoying modern game-naming standards—The Settlers, and it’ll be with us in fall/autumn 2019. The last major The Settlers game was The Settlers 7: Paths to a Kingdom, which came out in 2010. Ubisoft is also re-releasing modernised versions of The Settlers 1 through 7 in a History Collection that will be out November 15. You can watch a trailer for the History Collection below.
    Ubisoft is making a new The Settlers game

  • In June, Cyberpunk 2077 topped the PC Gamer Best of E3 2018 awards. Here’s everything we know about CD Projekt’s next RPG—which includes a link to the leaked audio from its E3 gameplay demo. “The biggest difference between what we had at E3 and now is that at E3 we were showing our female protagonist, and in this one we’re showing our male protagonist,” says Mills. When pressed about when we might see the demo in motion, Mills adds: “I don’t know, I couldn’t say.” I do think that it’s been inter
    Cyberpunk 2077 dev has 'just not been ready' to share E3 demo footage publicly

  • Developer Mimimi, which made the excellent stealth game Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun, is reviving the Wild West, real-time tactics series Desperados. The gang is led by John Cooper, hero of the previous games. The previous two games in the series were made by German developer Spellbound Entertainment, which folded in 2002. Nobody from Mimimi worked on them, according to this Reddit AMA from last year, but the team is “good friends” with those that did. Look out for a preview of Desperado
    Desperados 3 announced, led by Shadow Tactics developer Mimimi

  • Supermassive Games, the studio responsible for PS4-exclusive horror adventure game Until Dawn, has announced The Dark Pictures—an anthology series of cinematic horror games. As outlined there, Man of Medan centres on four American tourists in search of a WWII wreckage. “We are incredibly excited to announce the Dark Pictures Anthology and the first game in the series—Man of Medan,” says Supermassive CEO Pete Samuels. The Dark Pictures, is the first example of a horror anthology series within the
    The Dark Pictures is a horror anthology series from the creators of Until Dawn

  • Avalanche Studios has released a new Just Cause 4 gameplay video showing hero Rico Rodriguez chasing a tornado, railgunning a wind cannon and grappling hook diving off of a drone. The video, above, looks like it’s taken from the same hands-off demo that Phil was shown back at E3 (although Avalanche didn’t release any footage at the time). Rico first chases down the tornado in his armoured Storm Chaser while dodging enemy fire before wingsuiting into to airport as jet planes crash and spin around
    Watch Rico chase a tornado and railgun a wind cannon in new Just Cause 4 video

  • ‘Collectathon’ platformer A Hat in Time will add split-screen co-op next month alongside DLC that will be free for one day only. The DLC, called Seal the Deal, adds a new chapter that takes place aboard an arctic cruise. You’ll be serving drinks and food to customers as cute seals in top hats and bow ties set the ship’s kitchens on fire. In both the time rifts and Death Wish levels you’ll find new cosmetics and rewards, including a ‘nostalgia badge’ that will make the game look like it’s from th
    A Hat in Time to add co-op mode alongside DLC that's free for one day only

  • The G Pro Wireless is absurdly light for a gaming mouse at only 80 grams, and yet it’s rated at more than 40 hours of battery life with its RGBs on. The G Pro Wireless iterates on technology Logitech’s been building for the past several years. The G Pro Wireless uses an ambidextrous shape that feels instantly familiar. It has a slightly higher arch than the wired G Pro, with less scooped left-and-right click buttons. A removable plate on the bottom of the mouse makes the G Pro Wireless easy to t
    Logitech's new flagship G Pro Wireless gaming mouse is an insanely light 80 grams

  • Modders have been hard at work updating Skyrim mods to work with its Special Edition re-release, and you will be—or at least should be—delighted to hear that Ravelen’s Sinister Seven mod has officially made the jump. Originally released in early 2015, the Sinister Seven adds seven powerful NPC assassins that hunt you down as you level up, injecting a little tension into the main story. “Each of the seven unique assassins is at least twice the player’s level and will track them down across the ma
    Updated Skyrim mod Sinister Seven adds unique assassins that hunt you down

  • Late last week, Steam.tv popped into existence and then quickly popped out, but not before the internet noticed that Valve had silently launched a new streaming website—cuing speculation that it plans to take on Twitch. Today, Valve has properly launched Steam.tv. If you head to Steam.tv now, you’ll find a live broadcast of the 2018 Dota 2 International, and some nice, simple features. Watching pro Dota 2 is, of course, not where Valve plans to stop with Steam.tv and in-client broadcasting. “Thi
    Valve's new streaming website, Steam.tv, is officially live now

  • Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night became the richest videogame Kickstarter of all time when it pulled in more than $5.5 million in the summer of 2015. “The game will now launch in 2019,” Iga wrote. It’s not really up our alley, but Iga also announced that the planned PS Vita version of Bloodstained has been canned, because the platform is basically dead. Backers who opted for the Vita version can either select a different platform or request a refund. In case you missed it, clips of Bloodstained
    Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night has been delayed into 2019

  • Earlier this month, OpenAI Five, a Dota bot created by the engineers at non-profit AI research company OpenAI, destroyed a team of top-level Dota 2 players. Back in 2017, a more primitive version of the AI crushed a Dota pro in a 1v1 fight. This week, that same AI will play three matches at The International Dota 2 championship. As OpenAI explained in a blog post , the bot “plays 180 years worth of games against itself every day, learning via self-play.” Even if they are just for fun, OpenAI Fiv
    OpenAI's Dota 2 bot will play three rounds at The International 2018

  • “As we have continued to add value to Twitch Prime, we have also re-evaluated some of the existing Twitch Prime benefits. As a result, universal ad-free viewing will no longer be part of Twitch Prime for new members, starting on September 14,” Twitch said in a blog post. “Twitch Prime members with monthly subscriptions will continue to get ad-free viewing until October 15. Twitch users can maintain across-the-board ad-free viewing by subscribing to Twitch Turbo, the service that Twitch Prime app
    Twitch Prime ends ad-free viewing, Amazon Prime preorder discount reduced

  • Dating back to wargaming culture of the 1970s, megagames are defined by their scale: Rarely less than 30 players with player counts often climbing closer to 100 or more. Roleplaying game supplement makers Defy Danger have just released a free fan-work megagame of their own: Aegon’s Conquest, a 33-player game based on one of the biggest dragon-fueled wars of George R.R. It’s a game with eight teams of four players, each representing a great house of powerful nobles, and a ninth single-player team
    This Game of Thrones tabletop game is so big it needs 33 players

  • After a few weeks of teasing, today Life is Strange developer Dontnod released a proper reveal trailer for the long-awaited follow-up Life is Strange 2. The trailer (above) focuses on protagonists Sean and Daniel Diaz, 16- and 9-year-old brothers respectively, who head to Mexico after fleeing their home in Seattle. Life is Strange 2 will feature “an entirely new cast of characters,” “numerous new settings,” and “a new original soundtrack” by French composer Jonathan Morali, who scored the origin
    Life is Strange 2 stars two brothers on a journey to Mexico, and a mysterious new power

  • It’s been quite a journey for the extraordinarily niche (“so niche it makes Munich Bus Simulator look mainstream”) off-road driving simulator Spintires: From surprise success through a beef with the publisher, allegations of sabotage, resumption of development, and ultimately a remastered edition, with updated graphics and new vehicles and maps, that arrived last year. The follow-up will continue the evolution of the title, ditching “Spintires” completely in favor of just Mudrunner 2. But it doe
    Spintires: Mudrunner, the ultra-niche off-road driving sim, is getting a sequel

  • Underworld Ascendant, the spiritual successor to the legendary first-person dungeon crawler Ultima Underworld, will arrive on November 15, publisher 505 Games announced today, a slight pushback from the September schedule that was announced earlier this year. With Gamescom kicking off tomorrow, 505 also dropped a new trailer showcasing some new environments, enemies, and subterranean gameplay. I was disappointed by James’ June preview of Underworld Ascendant, because I dearly love Ultima Underwo
    Underworld Ascendant Gamescom trailer nails down a November release

  • And here’s a look at Control by Remedy, another game with an early demo showing off support for the RTX platform. All three demos showcase what real-time ray tracing brings to the table. The short version, though, is that ray tracing vastly improves the visual fidelity of graphics compared to current rasterization techniques. To go along with this, all of Nvidia’s GeForce RTX cards support a technique called Deep Learning Super-Sampling (DLSS). With new super-sampling, combined with real-time ra
    21 games will support Nvidia's real-time ray tracing, here are demos of Tomb Raider and Control

  • Electronic Arts announced today that its sort-of Second World War FPS Battlefield 5 will go into open beta on September 6, or a couple of days earlier for Origin Access subscribers (basic or premier) and anyone who preorders. Open beta preloading will begin for everyone at 1 am PT/4 am ET on September 3. #GraphicsReinvented pic.twitter.com/pBmisVYh5jAugust 20, 2018You can get a closer look at what RTX effects are all about here. It’s sweet eye candy, but it doesn’t come cheap: The 2080 and 2080
    Battlefield 5 open beta begins on September 6

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