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Respawn is working on a new single-player adventure

By Sherif Saed 23 July 2021 09:41 GMT Respawn Entertainment is looking for people to join a small team working on a new adventure.Apex Legends, Jedi: Fallen Order and Titanfall developer Respawn has announced that it’s working on a new single-player adventure game. The news was shared by Mohammad Alavi, the project’s creative director, on Twitter alongside a series of job openings.Watch on YouTubeRespawn is seeking a lead technical game designer, a senior technical game designer, a senior combat designer and a senior level designer to work on the incubation project.As Alavi noted, those hires will be joining a “small…

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Apex Legends: Emergence brings Ranked Arenas to the game on August 3

By Stephany Nunneley 22 July 2021 20:00 GMT During EA Play Live 2021, Respawn and EA revealed that Apex Legends: Emergence, the next major update for the game, will launch next month.To get you pumped for it, a new Apex Legends trailer was released and provides a look at the new Legend, Seer. The video also includes a look at the latest weapon making its way into the game as well as the “chaos” it and Seer will bring to the arena. Watch on YouTubeThe video also gives you a first look at Seer’s abilities and how he offers a…

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Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster may come to other platforms if there’s “enough demand”

By Dom Peppiatt 20 July 2021 11:00 GMT Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster could eventually come to PC and consoles if there’s enough demand, a Q&A released by Square Enix has revealed.When the Pixel Remaster series was first announced, the internet reacted in collective joy – then horror – as publisher Square Enix revealed that they would only be available on mobile platforms.The games, which come with gameplay improvements, auto-battle options, modernized UI, a rearranged soundtrack, and more, seem like a nice modern way to enjoy the classic titles, so Final Fantasy enthusiasts around the world seemed fairly miffed when Square…

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Helicopters are coming to Microsoft Flight Simulator in 2022

By Sherif Saed 19 July 2021 10:18 GMT It looks like helicopters will finally arrive in Microsoft Flight Simulator next year.Microsoft Flight Simulator developer Asobo has, in the latest development update, shared a detailed roadmap of everything coming to the game over the course of the summer.Watch on YouTubeThe developer also offered a rare look at all the features the community has been asking for, and what stage of development, if any, they’re in. The most requested, by far, is the addition of helicopters, which has garnered over 1,500 votes. In the development schedule, helicopters were marked as ‘Planned’, with…

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2K has soft-launched an unannounced mobile game called XCOM Legends

By Dom Peppiatt 18 July 2021 12:47 GMT Out of nowhere, 2K has launched XCOM Legends – a previously unannounced mobile game that is now available in early access for some territories.The game is developed by Iridium Starfish, a Californian studio that is linked to Take-Two Interactive Software, the parent company of 2K, according to Eurogamer.“We are constantly exploring and testing new experiences to offer our fans the best entertainment and value,” 2K said in a statement to the site. “Iridium Starfish has soft-launched XCOM Legends in limited territories, but we have no further information to share at this time.”Check out…

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Battlefield-like shooter World War 3 back from the dead with a very promising update

By Sherif Saed 14 July 2021 16:22 GMT World War 3’s long-awaited overhaul has been in the works for over a year, and The Farm 51 is finally ready to show it off.World War 3, the indie shooter from Chernobylite developer The Farm 51, was one multiplayer shooter Battlefield fans were especially excited to play. The game replicates much of what Battlefield is known for, and, in the absence of a recent modern military Battlefield, many looked to WW3 to scratch the same itch.Watch on YouTubeUnfortunately, the game’s early access launch left many disappointed thanks to a host of bugs,…

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Only the Ultimate Edition of FIFA 22 will come with a next-gen upgrade

By Dom Peppiatt 12 July 2021 17:09 GMT If you buy the Standard Edition of FIFA 22 on PS4 or Xbox One, you will not be able to upgrade to the next-gen versions for free – that privilege is locked behind the more expensive version.Unlike last year’s FIFA 21, where you could upgrade your game for free if you purchased it on the last generation of hardware, only FIFA 22’s Ultimate Edition ($99.99 / £89.99) will come with Dual Entitlement, making it more expensive for players that plan to upgrade their hardware in the coming year to get started with…

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Marvel’s Avengers DLC, War for Wakanda, gets some cool concept art

By Dom Peppiatt 11 July 2021 15:24 GMT Crystal Dynamics has revealed some new concept art for the Marvel’s Avengers expansion, War For Wakanda, that shows off more of the area and sets the scene for the upcoming DLC offering.If you’ve been waiting patiently to hear more information about the War for Wakanda DLC that was detailed for the game back at the Square Enix showcase at E3 2021, you’re in luck: the developer has shown a set of concept art for the expansion that shows off more of the setting after its latest “Updates with the Devs” livestream.In the images below…

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Check out nine minutes of Deathloop gameplay

During tonight’s Sony State of Play, Bethesda showed off nine minutes of footage from Arkane’s upcoming game, Deathloop.The video of the PC and PS5 title showed an exclusive extended gameplay walkthrough of the game where you’ll be trapped in a timeloop or Deathloop if you will, with your worst enemy. Watch on YouTubeIn the video, protagonist Colt is on the hunt for Aleksis “The Wolf” Dorsey, one of eight key targets to eliminate before the day once again resets. There are various ways to reach and take down a target, and the video showed just one course of action. Once…

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Watch tonight’s PlayStation State of Play broadcast here

By Stephany Nunneley 8 July 2021 16:48 GMT Sony’s State of Play livestream takes place later today and you can watch it here.Today’s State of Play will kick off at 2pm PT, 5pm ET, 10pm UK and will feature around 30 minutes of game news and footage.Watch on YouTubeThe presentation will focus mainly on Arkane’s Deathloop as there will be a nine-minute gameplay demo shown. Alongside a look at the action-adventure game will be news on PlayStation third-parties and some indie games. Sony has promised a look at first-party titles will come later this summer. We have slotted the YouTube…

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Minecraft is now an R-rated game in South Korea

By Dom Peppiatt 8 July 2021 10:42 GMT Minecraft has become an adult-only title in South Korea, thanks to Xbox Live accounts in the region only being available to people over the age of 19.As reported by The Korea Herald (via GamesIndustry), Minecraft will soon be classified as an R-rated game in South Korea thanks to Microsoft informing players in the region that they will need an Xbox Live account in order to play the game.This harkens back to a law that was introduced in the country back in 2011 that prohibits minors from playing games between midnight and 6am.Rather than…

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Codemasters leadership resign four months after EA’s acquisition

By Dom Peppiatt 7 July 2021 11:01 GMT EA has announced that Codemasters‘ CEO Frank Sagnier and CFO Rashid Varachia are stepping down following the publisher’s acquisition of the studio earlier in the year.The duo will leave Codemasters at the end of July. As per a statement released by EA, the duo’s departure was always part of the overall plan regarding the takeover, but things have been sped up due to the speed at which the British racing game group has been integrated into EA’s wider company structure following the completion of EA’s $1.2 billion acquisition of Codemasters back in February 2021.“Since joining…

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Metro Exodus developer 4A Games is hiring staff to work on a new IP

By Dom Peppiatt 5 July 2021 20:02 GMT It looks like developer 4A Games is working on a new game in a new triple-A IP, alongside Metro 4, as per new job listings.A selection of new job listings from 4A Games’ careers page (via PSU) suggests that the studio is hard at work on a new ‘triple-A IP’. One of the openings at the studio is for a senior game designer, so it seems likely that the game is still in the early stages of development of “a new AAA IP by the makers of the Metro series”.But what will…

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GTA 6 still early in development, won’t release until 2025 – report

By Dom Peppiatt 5 July 2021 14:10 GMT Multiple reports are surfacing which suggest that Grand Theft Auto 6 – or GTA 6, if you prefer – won’t launch for another four years.After a couple of leakers published vague comments about the as-yet-unconfirmed GTA 6 release date online, reporters Andy Robinson, and Jason Schreier have commented that the rumours align with what they have heard, too.After insider Tom Henderson posted a video saying the game would come out in ‘2024 or 2025’, Schreier chimed in to say: “Everything Tom Henderson has said about the game matches up with what I’ve heard”.“This also…

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Check out the latest System Shock remake teaser trailer here

By Dom Peppiatt 4 July 2021 20:29 GMT Nightdive has released a new trailer for the System Shock remake, and it’s a seven-minute-long deep dive into the game and its iconic world.“How can you challenge a perfect, immortal machine?” asks the new lengthy trailer, which takes us through the research section of the Citadel Station in the game. If you’ve wondered what this long-in-development game looks like in terms of its exploration and its combat, you’re going to want to wrap your eyes around this.Nightdive is giving the game a full makeover, bringing all-new HD visuals, updated controls, revamped hacking,…