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Fortnite adds Ripley and the Xenomorph from the Alien franchise

By Stephany Nunneley, Friday, 26 February 2021 14:53 GMT Ripley and the Xenomorph are the latest hunters to arrive in Fortnite this season. Both characters are now available in the Fortnite Item Shop for a limited time.The Xenomorph comes with both the Xenomorph Tail Back Bling and Xeno Menace built-in Emote, and Ripley comes with the Nostromo Crew Outfit variant, and Weyland-Yutani Cat Carrier (complete with Jonesy the Cat).There’s also the Space Gear Bundle available. The themed Bundle includes the P-500 Power Loader Arm Pickaxe, the Cheyenne Dropship Glider, and a new emote that features a Llama bursting from Ripley’s…

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Of course one of two new Final Fantasy 7 mobile games is a battle royale

By Sherif Saed, Friday, 26 February 2021 12:01 GMT Plenty of Final Fantasy 7 is coming over the next several months.Final Fantasy 7 Remake Intergrade may have been one of the biggest reveals at Sony’s State of Play livestream, but it’s not the only new Final Fantasy 7 game Square Enix announced that day.The Japanese publisher, in fact, revealed two new mobile games in the Final Fantasy 7 universe. The first, Final Fantasy 7 Ever Crisis is a single-player, story-focused episodic take on the whole Final Fantasy 7 saga, taking into account the original game and all compilations. Ever Crisis…

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PUBG: New State is the futuristic sequel to PUBG Mobile, and it’s coming this year

By Sherif Saed, Thursday, 25 February 2021 11:10 GMT PUBG: New State is the next PUBG Mobile.PUBG Studio, developer of the core PC and consoles PUBG game, has announced PUBG: New State, the sequel to PUBG Mobile. Unlike that game (developed by Tencent), however, New State is being made entirely in-house.PUBG: New State is coming to Android and iOS this year, with pre-registration already open on Google Play. As with the original PUBG Mobile, New State will be free-to-play, and it promises to set a new standard for game visuals on mobile.PUBG: New State takes place in the near future,…

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Work on Anthem Next canceled at Bioware

Bioware has canceled the Anthem reboot.Two weeks ago, it was rumored that Anthem Next would be canceled within the week. And now, it has come to fruition.That said, Anthem as it stands now,  will remain up, according to the announcement.Here’s the official word on the cancellation:In the spirit of transparency and closure, we wanted to share that we’ve made the difficult decision to stop our new development work on Anthem (aka Anthem NEXT). We will, however, continue to keep the Anthem live service running as it exists today.Since Anthem’s launch, the team has been working hard to continually improve the…

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CD Projekt delays Cyberpunk 2077’s next patch after cyber attack

By Alex Calvin, Wednesday, 24 February 2021 17:51 GMT The studio says it needs extra time to pull this big update together.Polish games firm CD Projekt has said that the next patch for Cyberpunk 2077 will be coming out slightly later than anticipated.In a post on Twitter, the studio said that Patch 1.2 would be delayed, partly because of the recent cyber attack that the firm was victim to. CD Projekt said that the upcoming update would go “beyond any of our previous updates,” introducing numerous fixes and improvements.The studio revealed at the start of February that someone had hacked…

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Outriders Interview | “Shooters don’t have to have a stupid story”

Communicating something new is difficult. And when you’re trying to distance yourself from the trends of your contemporaries, it can be easy to fall into the trap of constantly telling people what you’re not, instead of what makes you unique. With Outriders, to try and show potential players how they’re eschewing the microtransaction-laden tricks of newer titles in similar genres, People Can Fly is falling back on an older concept: a demo. “We’re quite confident in the game, we think it’s awesome – so we don’t have to hide it before launch.” Bartosz Kmita, game director on Outriders, says. “We…

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Outriders may not be a live service, but devs won’t “abandon it after launch”

If there’s one thing Outriders studio People Can Fly wants you to know about its upcoming co-op shooter, it’s that it’s trying to be a “full package” at launch and not a live service that’s continually updated at an additional cost.Despite incorporating many elements of the looter-shooter sub-genre of RPGs, Outriders won’t feature microtransactions, and outside of the demo releasing on February 25, isn’t free-to-play.However, with many other titles continually expanding across multiple patches, People Can Fly’s commitment to distancing itself from the live service buzzword has led some people to question whether anything new will be added to Outriders…

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Outriders won’t feature dedicated servers

Upcoming co-op-focussed shooter Outriders won’t feature dedicated servers for multiplayer.Developed by Poland-based People Can Fly and published by Square Enix, Outriders will instead rely on peer-to-peer solutions.“When we were developing the game quite a few years ago, when making the choices we made the decision: ‘okay, we’re not going with the dedicated servers’,” Piotr Nowakowski, lead designer at People Can Fly, told VG247.The studio felt that because of Outrider’s limited player count, dedicated servers weren’t imperative to creating a smooth multiplayer experience.“Of course, on one side is the cost, or the other side are the technical solutions”, Nowakowski explained. “And…

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New report unveils chaotic development at Dying Light 2 maker Techland

Staff say that the studio has no idea what the final version of the game is even going to be.An expose into Polish studio Techland paints a rather chaotic working culture in the making of Dying Light 2.A number of sources at the studio spoke to The Gamer, telling the outlet that turnover at the developer is high, with management apparently unwilling to listen to the talent it attracts.“We have been operating on the market for 30 years and many of our employees have been with us for a long time,” CEO Pawel Marchewka said, when asked about staff turnover.“Making…

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Days Gone PC supports unlocked framerates, ultra-wide monitors and requires an SSD

By Sherif Saed, Wednesday, 24 February 2021 09:07 GMT The PC port of Days Gone looks to be promising, judging by its Steam page.A couple of hours after it was revealed that Days Gone is coming to PC this spring, ahead of more PlayStation first-party exclusives making the jump, the game’s Steam page quietly went up.The Days Gone Steam page lists the spring release target, and the usual story and mechanics descriptions you’d see on any other page. Considering it is only the second PS4 first-party exclusive to come to PC, however, it’s under much more scrutiny.The good news is…

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Gran Turismo 7 delayed to 2022

By Sherif Saed, Tuesday, 23 February 2021 15:08 GMT You didn’t expect to be playing Gran Turismo 7 this year, did you?Gran Turismo 7 has, quite unsurprisingly, been pushed back to 2022. The delay was revealed in a GQ interview with PlayStation head Jim Ryan.According to Sony, it has to do with production challenges caused by the coronavirus pandemic.“GT7 has been impacted by Covid-related production challenges and therefore will shift from 2021 to 2022,” a Sony representative said. “With the ongoing pandemic, it’s a dynamic and changing situation and some critical aspects of game production have been slowed over the…

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Valheim gets first-person mod

By Alex Calvin, Tuesday, 23 February 2021 11:52 GMT Players can get a new perspective on the smash-hit survival game.You can now play Early Access blockbuster Valheim in first-person mod.That’s thanks to a mod from NexusMods user Kailen37, which allows people to play the survival title from a first-person perspective. In order to access this, players with the mod installed simply have to keep zooming in and eventually you’ll end up in first-person mode.By Kailen37’s own admission, this is “still very much a work in progress,” but the modder says that it is not only “pretty playable” but also “fun.”Given…

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Valheim breaks 500,000 concurrent players, overtakes Dota 2

By Sherif Saed, Monday, 22 February 2021 11:19 GMT Valheim has gone from strength to strength.Shortly after Valheim developer Iron gate announced that the game had sold more than 3 million copies in a little over two weeks, the survival game got another boost in active players.After shooting up to Steam’s top-three most played games at launch, with over 367,443 players at peak concurrent, the game has now smashed that already impressive figure over the course of last week and again on the weekend.Valheim’s record now stands at 502,387 players all online at the same time. It has been growing…

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Diablo 4 features enemy camps you can sack, interesting PvP, and customizable mounts

At BlizzConline 2021, the Diablo 4 team discussed enemy camps, the open-world, mounts, and PvP.In a What’s Next segment for Diablo 4, the development team showed off the Rogue class a bit more, and also discussed open-world aspects of the game as well as PvP.According to Blizzard, there will be plenty of exploration in the open-world, and with an open-world, the team can dive into how Sanctuary fits together, like the player being able to ride from Scosglen to the Fractured Peaks using mounts.One of the cools things about mounts, is there will be different horse breeds and other mounts you…