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DICE looking to adapt battle royale into Battlefield games

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 hour, 3 mins ago

Big publishers are keen on tapping the battle royale trend in their own ways--just look at Activision with Call of Duty Black Ops 4--and apparently EA is no different.




Although pre-reveal Battlefield V rumors attached a battle royale mode to the upcoming WWII shooter, DICE didn't unveil their own unique spin on the popular gametype. The Battlefield V reveal event had no mention of a battle royale mode of any sort. Instead DICE opted to announce Tides of War, a huge new engagement-driven series of live events that rotate and take place in various theaters of war during WWII. But that doesn't mean the developers aren't actively experimenting and attempting to innovate the explosive sub-genre.


According to senior DICE producer Andreas Morrel, battle royale and the Battlefield series are natural mates.


"It's hard to miss the battle royale frenzy that's ongoing. We're all very much fans of it, back at DICE, and we're definitely looking to see how Battlefield can explore the Battle Royale genre," Morrel said in an interview with Gamespot. "We've got the sandbox, we've got the vehicles, we've got the epic scale--it is a natural fit for us."


Now this doesn't mean Battlefield V will get battle royale...but the devs are setting it up to support it all the same. Just look at the new Fortifications gameplay feature that brings to mind Fortnite-style construction/reinforcement.


Also remember that Battlefield V will be driven by engagement through-and-through, making it a strong service game for EA.


The shooter won't have a premium pass of any kind, meaning all post-release content will be free, so a big battle royale mode within Tides of War would not only engage a huge number of players but also organically incentivize cosmetic purchases, which is how Battlefield V should be monetized.


Battlefield V will launch on October 19, 2018 for PS4, Xbox One, and PC.


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Beyond Good and Evil 2 will be at E3 2018

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 hour, 55 mins ago

Ubisoft will have a retinue of high-priority games in tow at their E3 2018 event.



Beyond Good and Evil 2 has been in development for quite some time. Following the game's triumphant unveiling at E3 2017, fans are eager to know more about the huge sprawling online-based prequel, especially given the massive ambition Ubisoft Montpelier envisions. The publisher will indeed showcase the sequel-that's-actually-a-prequel at their E3 venue along with a number of other big titles like The Division 2.


Here's Ubisoft's Michel Ancel on Beyond Good and Evil 2:


"We've been working very hard just on the technology across three years time. Today we have a seamless online playground where we can travel across space at the speed of light. We can explore mysterious cities and discover unknown lands by ourselves or with friends. We want you to participate in the making of this great adventure," Beyond Good and Evil 2 designer Michel Ancel said.

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PS5 won't launch before 2021

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 4 hours, 2 mins ago

Sony has confirmed its new PlayStation 5 console is at least three years away.




The PS4 has had an amazing lifecycle so far with 79.4 million shipments worldwide, and the system will continue its long-standing run through 2021, Sony corporate recently said. In its new three-year play the company announced future plans for the PlayStation gaming division which are pretty much the same: hardware and software sales with stronger emphasis on subscriptions and engagement. But what about the PlayStation 5? Don't expect it any time soon.


We know Sony is working on the next console and that it may feature discrete graphics instead of an APU design. There's also a strong chance the PS5 will play existing PS4 games, too. Analysts predict the system could be out in 2020 or thereabouts but not any time sooner--there's really no rush, the experts say.


Now PlayStation head John Kodera affirms that new hardware won't launch during the company's three-year plan, which ends on March 31, 2021. "We will use the next three years to prepare the next step, to crouch down so that we can jump higher in the future," Sony Interactive President John Kodera said in a recent press briefing in Japan.

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Sony may further experiment with portable gaming

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 6 hours, 38 mins ago

Sony may put more emphasis on portable gaming in its hardware ecosystem once more...but it may not manifest like you think.




Sony's PlayStation Vita has essentially been retired, but Nintendo's massive success with its Switch portable handheld-console hybrid has turned many heads. Despite the PS Vita's failure on the market, John Kodera, who leads Sony's massively lucrative gaming division, says portable gaming should be seen as a part of the PlayStation brand. Mr. Kodera also affirms that Sony is experimenting with new technologies and methods in the portable arena.


"In my opinion, rather than separating portable gaming from consoles, it's necessary to continue thinking of it (portable gaming) as one method to deliver more gaming experiences and exploring what our customers want from portable. We want to think about many options," SIE head John Kodera recently told journalists in a post-corporate press conference.

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Sony's PS4 DualShock 4 gamepad: the most popular controller

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming | Posted: 13 hours, 24 mins ago

Sony has announced that the PlayStation 4's DualShock 4 gamepad is the best-selling controller of all time, when purely looking at dollar sales.




According to Sony's most recent NPD, the PlayStation 4 DualShock 4 controller has been deemed the all-time best-selling gamepad when just looking at dollar sales. This doesn't mean that the controller has sold the most units ever, this just means that Sony has singled out the standard black controller while not taking into account the other consoles controllers that its up against.


Here is the official statement from Sony, "the PlayStation 4 DualShock 4 Wireless Controller Black is now the all-time best-selling Gamepad in dollar sales."

Tekken 7 receives a free DLC to celebrate 1-year anniversary

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming | Posted: 14 hours, 24 mins ago

Bandai Namco are celebrating the anniversary of Tekken 7 by gifting the title with a free DLC later this month.




Bandai has said that the DLC is going to be entirely cosmetic and will be bringing players six different costume sets, these will include the following: Story Mode Costume Set, the Aura Set, the Female Hairstyle Set, the New Japan Pro-Wrestling Set, the Kuma and Panda Set, and the Metallic Item Set.


The cosmetic DLC will be released to players on May 31st which is two days before the date of the titles one year anniversary. Players that wish to view the screenshots of the costumes in their entirety should visit the official Bandai Namco Twitter page here.

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Batman: Arkham developer to announce Superman game before E3

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 14 hours, 59 mins ago

Rocksteady Studios is reportedly set to tease a new open world Superman game in the next week or two, with a full reveal coming next month at E3 2018.




The new rumor started on 4chan, with some movie/game sites picking it up and talking about it. Rocksteady Studios is reportedly the developer of the unnamed Superman game, coming in from their super successful Batman: Arkham games. The new Superman game would be powered by Unreal Engine 4 and will feature an open world Metropolis that is 3x bigger than the size of Arkham Knight.


Over the years developers have tried and utterly failed to make a good Superman game, with the most-known probably being Superman 64 on the Nintendo 64, which has been rated one of the worst games ever made. From the details above it sounds like it could be great, but I need to be sold on the "semi-destructible environments" in a freaking Superman game.

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Kingdom Come: Deliverance's modding tools/DLC's will be free

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming | Posted: 15 hours, 24 mins ago

Warhorse Studios has announced that Kingdom Come: Deliverance players will be receiving modding tools and free DLC's soonish.




Warhorse Studios will be bringing a few DLC's to players and these will include: Hardcore Mode, The Making of Kingdom Come, a Tournament mode, Combat Academy and of course the highly anticipated Modding Support tools that designers are itching to get there hands-on.


Warhorse Studios has unfortunately not given any specific dates to when these DLC's are to be expected, except that they will be begin to roll out closer to the end of the year.

Stardew Valley mod adds MEGA farm: unlimited online players

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming | Posted: 16 hours, 24 mins ago

A new mod has surfaced for Chucklefish's Stardew Valley and instead of players enjoying taming their farms with their 4 others friends it is now possible to farm with on one big mega farm. With as many friends as you possibly can.




A modder going by the name of Armitxes, has uploaded a mod onto nexusmods which changes Stardew Valley's cabin limit (player limit) that is currently tied to everyones game. Players now have the choice of approaching the town's carpenter, Robin and continuing to build as many cabins as your heart desires.


One of the best features of this mod is the fact that not all players that desire to play on the same farm together have to install it. The mod only requires the host player to have it installed, making everyones lives just that much more easier. If you are interested in checking out the mod and starting up a mega farm with all of your friends visit the nexusmods website here and download it.

Jagex will kill RuneScape Classic servers on August 6th

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming | Posted: 17 hours, 24 mins ago

Jagex has taken to their community forums to announce the farewell of one of the longest running MMORPG's, RuneScape Classic will have its servers shutdown this August.




If you grew up during the early 2000's and was involved in gaming, you would of most likely heard of or played RuneScape one way or another. RuneScape Classic was first released back in 2001 and since then the game has gone through two evolutionary stages, evolving from RuneScape Classic to RuneScape 2 and then further evolving into RuneScape 3.


For players that have been apart of the RuneScape community since Classic, they will know that the farewell of the very old servers will be heartfelt moment. RuneScape Classic has not been supported by Jagex for the last couple of years, the developer has said that "the number of bugs is getting worse, and we're gradually seeing the game breaking. It's important to highlight these are bugs which we won't fix, most of them we can't fix due to the unsupported nature of the game."

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