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Hitman 3 devs working to bring ray-tracing to Xbox Series X/S

By Stephany Nunneley, Saturday, 23 January 2021 16:46 GMT IO Interactive is working on bringing ray-tracing to Hitman 3 on Xbox Series X/S.According to the developer, the team behind Hitman 3 is currently working on ray-tracing technology for the renderer in its Glacier engine. IO said it sees Hitman as a ‘live game’ and the January 20 release was “just the beginning of a journey.” “We’re going to keep working on the game and adding new features,” said CTO Maurizio de Pascale. “It’s great that the GPU in the Series X/S has hardware support for Ray-Tracing. “We’ve already started working…

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Resident Evil Village demo coming to all platforms this spring

By Stephany Nunneley, Thursday, 21 January 2021 22:21 GMT A new Resident Evil Village demo will be released for all platforms this spring.If you are bummed that the Resident Evil Village Maiden demo is only coming to PS5, you will be pleased to know another demo is in the works. But you will have to wait until spring to try it.Capcom announced during its stream this evening that a new demo would be released and that it would come to all platforms.Until then, PS5 players can try the demo currently available. It stars a different character from the main game’s…

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Two Point Hospital is getting a Jumbo Edition for consoles

By Stephany Nunneley, Tuesday, 19 January 2021 20:08 GMT A new edition for Two Point Hospital is coming to consoles.Two Point Hospital Jumbo Edition has been announced for consoles. It comes with the game bundled with the updates R.E.M.I.X. 1 and 2, and Room Templates. Also included are the expansions Off the Grid and Close Encounters. It also comes with the Exhibition Items and Retro Items Packs. The Two Point Hospital: Console Edition, which was previously released, included the expansions Pebberley Island and Bigfoot. The Jumbo Edition will include these expansions as well when it releases on March 5.You will…

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Check out the Hitman 3 launch trailer here

By Dom Peppiatt, Monday, 18 January 2021 15:20 GMT IO Interactive has published the launch trailer for Hitman 3, and it’s a stylish whistlestop tour of Agent 47’s brave new World of Assassination.Hitman 3 is due to launch on January 20 for PC, PS4, PS5, Stadia, Xbox One, and Xbox One X/S (as well as on Nintendo Switch, via the cloud) and to mark the arrival of launch week, we’ve got a brand new trailer to wrap our eyes around.The new video shows off some of the locations in which you’ll be conspiring to take down your targets (you can read…

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PlatinumGames hopes to share Bayonetta 3 update at some point in 2021

By Dom Peppiatt, Sunday, 17 January 2021 10:24 GMT Bayonetta 3 has been in development for a while now, but we’ve heard very little about the game since it was announced back in 2017.But fans eager for an update on the Switch-exclusive title could be in for some good news later this year, though.In an interview on Hamster’s Arcade Archives streams, Platinum’s infamously frosty lead developer, Hideki Kamiya, was asked about how progress is going on the highly-anticipated action game.“We’ve been working on new stuff like Bayonetta 3, not that I can say too much… but I hope we can…

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Hitman 3 cloud version will hit Switch on January 20

By Stephany Nunneley, Friday, 15 January 2021 16:03 GMT Releasing day and date with the other platforms. Io Interactive has announced the cloud version of Hitman 3 will be released for Switch on January 20.It’s the same day the game releases for PC, PS4, PS5, Stadia, Xbox One, and Xbox One X/S.This will be the first time a Hitman game will be made available on a Nintendo platform.In Hitman 3, you get to travel the world and take out interesting people with complete freedom of approach. You can acquire access to buildings by hacking, using brute force, or just by…

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Riders Republic will miss its February 25 release, delayed to later this year

By Stephany Nunneley, Thursday, 14 January 2021 18:12 GMT Ubisoft has delayed Riders Republic.Originally slated to release on February 25, the multiplayer game Riders Republic had now been moved to later this year. An exact date was not provided by Ubisoft, but it did say the delay will provide the team with additional time to deliver the “best fun-fuelled experience” to players.From the makers of Steep, in the game, you will compete in PvP races with around 50 other players using bikes, skis, snowboards, wingsuit, and a rocket wingsuit. It features an open-world centered around American national parks including Bryce…

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Kinetic is making Phasmophobia even scarier

By Stephany Nunneley, Tuesday, 12 January 2021 20:34 GMT As it couldn’t get any scarier.Ghosts in Phasmophobia can now hear you, thanks to the latest update to the game by Kinetic Games.Now, when talking or taunting the ghost before a hunt, it will now appear and interact in the game. Plus, the ghost can now locate you via your own microphone sound. Yikes. Basically, the Ghost can now hear non-VR players when hunting in single-player without you using push to talk. And, it can now open locker doors similar to normal doors.So much for hiding in a locker. Well, you…

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Upcoming Dead By Daylight update will add more graphics updates, HUD refresh and more

Dead by Daylight developer Behaviour Interactive has shared an update that reveals what changes are planned for the game in an upcoming big update.As per a statement released by the studio, we can expect updates to six of the multiplayer survival game’s six perks (Diversion, Fixated, Hex: Undying, Iron Maiden, Open Handed, and Second Wind) as well as some overarching changes to the game’s HUD and UI.After four years and a tease last year, the developer notes that it feels the time is right to apply a big overhaul to the game that will see widespread changes for both Survivors…

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Real-time snow added to Microsoft Flight Simulator

By Stephany Nunneley, Wednesday, 6 January 2021 14:49 GMT Just in time for the winter season in the northern hemisphere, snow has arrived in Microsoft Flight Simulator.The latest update has arrived in Microsoft Flight Simulator, and it brings snow to the simulation title.You can see the new real-time weather shown off in a short video.Most recently, VR support was added to the game, allowing you to use a variety of VR hardware, including Windows Mixed Reality headsets, as well as headsets from Oculus, Valve, and HTC.Microsoft Flight Simulator launched for PC in August of last year. In our review, we said…

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Call of Duty: Warzone Rebirth Island map, new operator and more revealed

By Dom Peppiatt, Monday, 7 December 2020 18:54 GMT Call of Duty: Warzone‘s Rebirth Island map has been officially revealed by Activision, alongside new operator Stitch, in a Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War cinematic trailer.A new cinematic trailer shows off what CoD players can expect when Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Season One arrives after a short delay on December 16.The trailer seems to suggest that Rebirth Island will be similar to the Alcatraz map from Blackout, with a few tweaks and differences here and there to make it feel new and exciting. You can see the first…

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Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 likely won’t release during the first half of 2021

By Stephany Nunneley, Saturday, 5 December 2020 17:13 GMT It looks like we will have to wait a bit longer for Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2.Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 likely won’t release during the first half of 2021, according to its publisher, Paradox. Speaking in an interview Swedish financial publication Placera (thanks, Eurogamer), the company’s CEO dropped the news, and also stated part of the reason for the delay has to do with bringing the game to PS5 and Xbox Series X.“I do not think it will come in the first half of the year, but we…

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Watch Dogs Legion patch fixes various issues, some platform-specific

By Stephany Nunneley, Thursday, 3 December 2020 16:49 GMT Ubisoft has released a patch for Watch Dogs Legion which contains fixes for all platforms.Some of the fixes in the Watch Dogs Legion patch are global, but the majority are platform-specific.One fix which has been on players’ minds for a while is not included. This is the save issue with Xbox Series X/S.The dev team has identified the underlying cause, though, and is working on an additional fix for this specific issue.Apparently, the save issue is with the auto-save function. Progress is lost in the game upon closing and reopening.Hopefully, this…

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Microsoft Flight Simulator update adds new airports and points of interest

By Stephany Nunneley, Tuesday, 24 November 2020 20:37 GMT Microsoft Flight Simulator has been updated with plenty of new points of interest and new airports.USA world update 1.11.6.0 is now available for Microsoft Flight Simulator.It comes with four new airports and almost 50 new points of interest.In addition to the above, you can expect several fixes and improvements to performance and stability, planes, UI, input, activity, and the world.The full update notes are below.Microsoft Flight Simulator – USA World UpdateAirports KATL – Atlanta International KFHR – Friday Harbor KDFW – Dallas / Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) KSWF – New…

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Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War map Nuketown ’84 coming next week

By Stephany Nunneley, Friday, 20 November 2020 20:45 GMT Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War players will get a new map next week.Nuketown ’84 will drop for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War players next week on November 24.Alongside the map comes some other Nuketown goodness via a weapon bundle.To get the Nuketown weapon bundle, everyone who purchases Black Ops Cold War and logs in before December 4, or who play the game at any point online up until 10am PT/1pm ET/6pm UK on November 20, will receive a free Epic Shotgun Weapon Blueprint and nine cosmetic items.Here’s what’s…