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Guilty Gear Strive delayed to June

By Sherif Saed, Thursday, 4 March 2021 09:10 GMT Not even a game coming out in four weeks is safe from delays.Guilty Gear Strive developer Arc System Works has this morning announced that the anticipated fighting game is being pushed back to June 11, a two-months delay.The developer revealed the news in a note posted to Twitter, calling out things like online lobbies and server stability as areas in need of some extra work.“Since we have received valuable feedback after the recent open beta test, we would like to make the most of this opportunity to provide the best game…

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Fall Guys studio Mediatonic is now part of Epic Games

By Stephany Nunneley, Tuesday, 2 March 2021 18:17 GMT Mediatonic has joined the Epic Games family.Th news was first announced via a tweet from the Fall Guys Twitter account.According to the announcement from Epic, the gameplay isn’t changing and Epic will “continue to invest in making the game a great experience for players across platforms.”The game will remain purchasable on Steam and PlayStation. If you own the game on these platforms, you’ll still be able to play it from there and will receive future updates. It is also still coming soon to Nintendo Switch and Xbox. “At Tonic Games Group…

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EA delays new Need For Speed, moves Criterion to help with Battlefield 6

Electronic Arts is delaying the next, as-yet-untitled Need for Speed game by a year as it nudges its developer, Criterion Games, over to support EA DICE on Battlefield 6.A new report from Polygon has revealed that Electronic Arts is planning to delay the launch of the next game in the Need For Speed franchise. For the time being, the developer will be moved over to help with the development of Battlefield 6 – which is still aiming to launch on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X later this year.In the interview, EA’s chief studios officer Laura Miele noted that a mix…

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Bandai Namco Next trademark hints at Direct-style show from the Elden Ring publisher

By Dom Peppiatt, Monday, 1 March 2021 16:13 GMT Bandai Namco has trademarked Bandai Namco Next, which could be Bandai Namco’s version of Sony’s State of Play or Nintendo’s Direct.A recent trademark filing (now removed) that popped up at the European Union Intellectual Property Office seemed to tease a new showcase coming from Elden Ring, Tekken, and Tales Of publisher, Bandai Namco.The trademark was filed on December 29 and was approved towards the end of January, and covers something called “Bandai Namco Next.” Seemingly keen to protect its back, Bandai Namco ensured the trademark filing covered products and services including amusement parks,…

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Cancelled Google Stadia projects reportedly include episodic Kojima Productions horror game

By Dom Peppiatt, Sunday, 28 February 2021 12:07 GMT Reports detailing the situation behind Google Stadia‘s canceled projects shed a little light on a reported Kojima Productions episodic horror game.A VGC report has revealed that Google was talking to Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima about making an “episodic horror game” for the ill-fated cloud streaming platform, Google Stadia.The game may be what Kojima was referring to in Summer 2020 when he vented his chagrin after a game that he’d been working on was killed. The outspoken designer and director told a Japanese publication a “major” project had been canceled….

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Ghost Recon Breakpoint players can look forward to new content throughout 2021

By Stephany Nunneley, Saturday, 27 February 2021 17:12 GMT Ghost Recon Breakpoint players can expect new content for the game to be released in the coming months.According to the developers, Ghost Recon Breakpoint players can expect updates based on feedback and a few surprises thrown in.Surprises could mean new cross-over events such as the one with Rainbow Six Siege which occurred back in January.“We will keep working to add more to the game and offer you all some exciting content for the months to come,” reads the statement. “We are designing the future of our game based on your feedback…

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Oddworld: Soulstorm PS5 is your free PlayStation Plus game in April

By Sherif Saed, Friday, 26 February 2021 08:52 GMT Oddworld: Soulstorm has given us the most detailed look yet at its gameplay.As part of Sony’s State of Play, Oddworld: Soulstorm developer Oddworld Inhabitants not only announced a release date for the game, shown new gameplay, the developer also confirmed that the PS5 version of the upcoming adventure will be free on PlayStation Plus in April.Though it’s a little weird to see one of the Plus games in April announced before we know what we’re getting in March, it’s nonetheless a welcome surprise. Oddworld: Soulstorm will be available to claim on…

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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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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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Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 delayed out of 2021 as Hardsuit Labs pulled off the project

By Sherif Saed, Tuesday, 23 February 2021 09:12 GMT Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 has suffered another setback.Paradox has announced this morning that Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 will not be released this year as previously planned. The publisher is also removing its lead developer Hardsuit Labs from the project, and bringing in a different team to finish the game.The company shared the news as part of its year-end financial report, where it also said that its studio organisation “has found it difficult to maintain” the usual production pace under coronavirus-induced work-from-home conditions.Paradox did not say who will…

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PS5 DualSense teardown estimates ‘417 hour life’, reveals causes of drift

Have you suffered from PlayStation 5 DualSense controller drift? A new teardown may have revealed why it keeps happening.A new video from iFixit – a veteran channel that’s been taking tech apart and examining how it works for years – shows a PlayStation 5 DualSense teardown that unearths why the new pad may be doomed to drift issues.iFixit claims that PlayStation, Nintendo, and Xbox controllers have “a long history of predictable, preventable issues” thanks to stock joystick hardware in their pads.As per the video below, the DualShock 4, the Xbox One, and Xbox One Elite controllers “could easily exceed their operating life in just…

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Overwatch 2 features “hundreds” of Hero Missions, character dialogues, updated hero looks, dynamic maps, more

Blizzard has provided more information on Overwatch 2 as promised.Plenty of Overwatch 2 information was dropped yesterday after the BlizzConline 2021 opening ceremony in a separate segment.In it, the Overwatch 2 team provides a first look at some new locations players will travel to in the upcoming sequel, including Rome, which is the setting for a map in the new Push mode, and the New York City of Overwatch’s future Earth.You are also given a look at the evolving new looks for heroes from the original Overwatch, including McCree, Pharah, Reaper, and Widowmaker. Expect some to look a bit techier,…

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Diablo 2: Resurrected announced for PC and consoles, will feature cross-progression

By Stephany Nunneley, Friday, 19 February 2021 23:01 GMT Diablo 2: Resurrected has been announced, and you can sign up for the PC alpha. As everyone suspected it would, Blizzard announced Diablo 2: Resurrected, which is a full HD remaster of the original and in 3D form. This is the definitive remastering of Diablo 2 and its Lord of Destruction expansion. You can expect dynamic lighting, revamped animations and spell effects in up to 4K resolution, and all 27 minutes of the game’s classic cinematics have been remade shot-for-shot. The soundtrack has also been reinvigorated to support Dolby 7.1 surround…

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PSA: There’s a Far Cry 6 beta email scam going around

By Alex Calvin, Friday, 19 February 2021 18:01 GMT Don’t be fooled.French publisher Ubisoft has said that there’s an email scam claiming to offer access to a Far Cry 6 beta.In a post on Twitter, the company’s support account confirmed that an email received by YouTuber theRadBrad about an upcoming Far Cry 6 beta period was a scam. Apparently, this installs a virus that watches and records everything you do on your screen.“We can confirm the email regarding FC6 beta access is a phishing attempt,” Ubisoft wrote.“It has been reported. Please do not respond if you have received this email…

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No More Heroes 3 comes to Switch this August

By Sherif Saed, Thursday, 18 February 2021 08:49 GMT Travis Touchdown’s return to the Switch happens a little later than originally planned.Nintendo has announced a release date for No More Heroes 3 as part of its big Direct presentation overnight. The game will be available on Switch on August 27.As revealed in the game’s latest trailer, No More Heroes 3 pits series protagonist Travis Touchdown against aliens. Touchdown returns from a ten-year break to find that aliens have invaded Earth. In typical whacky Suda51 magic, the aliens are holding a tournament to rank Earth’s superheroes and determine the planet’s fate.The…