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Major Nelson chats with Xbox boss Phil Spencer and Bethesda’s Todd Howard and Pete Hines

By Stephany Nunneley, Wednesday, 23 September 2020 20:16 GMT Microsoft’s Major Nelson has interviewed Xbox boss Phil Spencer alongside Bethesda’s Todd Howard and Pete Hines.In the video chat, the foursome discusses Microsoft’s acquisition of Bethesda and the history between the two companies going back to the original Xbox.Howard touched upon when Bethesda first developed for consoles with Morrowind on the original Xbox. Apparently, with Morrowind when it was running low on memory they were able to reboot the box, so when you got a very long load “that’s us rebooting the Xbox,” said Howard.Spencer states in the chat that Bethesda…

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Bright Memory Infinite coming to Xbox Series S/X in 2021

By Stephany Nunneley, Tuesday, 22 September 2020 15:40 GMT Bright Memory Infinite, the first-person shooter created by solo developer FYQD Studio, will release on Xbox Series S/X  next year.Bright Memory Infinite mixes shooting and sword combat, where you will use firearms and swords to rack up combos slaying mythological demons.This title was originally planned as the next episode leading on from the early access version of Bright Memory but grew into a reimagined and complete version, one which the developer always wanted to make.Bright Memory released out of Early Access in March and those who own it on Steam will receive Infinite for…

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Support for Fortnite: Save the World is ending on Mac

Apple is preventing Epic from releasing patches for distribution on Mac, which means updates for Fortnite: Save the World will end.According to Epic, this had ended the ability to offer Fortnite: Save the World updates to the game on Mac. If Mac users install the next update to the game on their system, v14.20, it will “cause bugs for players,” resulting in “a very poor experience.”“Since we are no longer able to sign updates and release fixes for these issues, beginning September 23, 2020, Fortnite: Save the World will no longer be playable on macOS,” Epic stated.Save the World Starter…

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Rainbow Six Siege is coming to PS5 and Xbox Series X

By Stephany Nunneley, Thursday, 10 September 2020 21:54 GMT Quick bit of news for you: during Ubisoft Forward, it was announced that Rainbow Six Siege is coming to next-gen systems.Rainbow Six Siege will be released for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series this year.You can expect the game to cost the same as the current price, and all current players will receive the next-gen version of the game for no additional cost.You will also be able to keep your in-game content and progression. You will also be able to play across both consoles in the same family of systems.It will also display…

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Destiny 2: Beyond Light Stasis abilities for Hunter Revenant detailed

Bungie has provided details on the new Stasis subclasses for Hunters in Destiny 2.Destiny 2: Beyond Light will introduce Stasis, a new subclass for Hunters, Warlocks and Titans.With Hunters, one of the Stasis powers is Withering Blade, which is the Hunter Revenant’s melee attack.Here, you will throw a Stasis shuriken into the fight which can bounce off surfaces and enemies, slowing and damaging them along the way. If you land two shurikens on the same target, it will freeze the enemy.When fully charged with ability energy, the Revenant can use the Super, Silence and Squall. Here, Kama blades are summoned and allow…

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Crysis Remastered minimum and recommended PC specs are fairly reasonable

By Sherif Saed, Friday, 4 September 2020 10:58 GMT Crysis Remastered, so far at least, doesn’t look like it requires a monster PC.Crytek has revealed the minimum and recommended specs for the PC version of Crysis Remastered. The specs were published on the game’s Epic Games Store page and they are definitely attainable.Unfortunately, this is just another in a long list of cases where developers don’t actually state the target visuals and performance each set of specs is intended for. Are the recommended specs good for 1080p 60fps, or is 30fps the standard? It’s hard to say without actual benchmarking,…

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The path of Sorcery detailed in Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning gameplay trailer

By Stephany Nunneley, Thursday, 3 September 2020 17:50 GMT The final path video for Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning is now available and it’s all about sorcery.In Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning, there are three paths available to you, and one is the Sorcery ability.Those who choose the way of Sorcery will use arcane powers of the elements focusing on offensive abilities. Use fire, lightning, or ice rain on your enemies while staying well out of reach. You can also use your Sorcery skills to heal yourself, protect yourself with an arcane shield, or even summon a minion that attacks everything nearby.This…

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PvPvE shooter Scavengers gets a new gameplay trailer and technical test

By Stephany Nunneley, Thursday, 3 September 2020 16:58 GMT Scavengers, the upcoming PvPvE shooter from Midwinter Entertainment, will host a technical playtest this month.Midwinter Entertainment has released a new gameplay trailer for free-to-play strategic shooter Scavengers. You can now also register for the upcoming technical playtest weekend.If you participate in the playtest weekend, you will get a first look at new character designs, as well as newly revealed gameplay features that include large-scale PvEvP battles.These battles feature hundreds of advanced AI enemies and creatures across an expanded 9km2 map.The playtest will take place on the weekend of September 18-20 and…

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The Falconeer October closed beta announced, sign-ups live

By Stephany Nunneley, Wednesday, 2 September 2020 16:33 GMT Lovely open-world air combat game, The Falconeer, will go into closed beta next month and you can sign up today.Wired Productions and independent developer Tomas Sala have announced a closed beta for The Falconeer will be held in early October on PC.Sign-ups are open today and you can register interest on the game’s official Discord.In the beta, you will be treated to an early section from the beginning of the game, featuring a series of locations to explore, enemies to fight, and missions to undertake.The beta is being held for PC only…

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Next Ubisoft Forward showcase takes place September 10

By Stephany Nunneley, Tuesday, 1 September 2020 18:20 GMT Ubisoft will host another Ubisoft Forward showcase next week.Next Thursday, September 10 another Ubisoft Forward showcase will take place.You will be able to tune in at 12pm PT, 3pm ET, 8pm UK. It can be viewed via Twitch, YouTube, and Ubisoft.com.You can expect a pre-show to kick things off an hour ahead of the showcase. During this time, there will be a Brawlhalla matchup featuring the Ubisoft News team and Blue Mammoth developers, as well as updates from the teams behind Roller Champions, For Honor, The Division 2, and Ghost Recon Breakpoint.The main show will focus on…

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Frostpoint VR: Proving Grounds closed beta kicks off on Steam next week

By Stephany Nunneley, Wednesday, 19 August 2020 15:07 GMT Frostpoint VR: Proving Grounds will go into closed beta next week on Steam.Post-apocalyptic virtual reality PvP game Frostpoint VR: Proving Grounds from inXile Entertainment and Thirdverse Inc. will have a closed beta test. It kicks off on August 24 and ends September 4. For this test, folks will be accepted in waves throughout the closed beta period. You can apply for entry through this request form. When the open beta for Frostpoint VR: Proving Grounds launches later this year, those who participate and meet specific playtime requirements will be provided with a…

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Apex Legends Season 6 gameplay shows off new hero, crafting, more

By Stephany Nunneley, Saturday, 15 August 2020 20:47 GMT With Apex Legends Season 6, the World’s Edge has been revamped with new pathways, rocket launch sites, Blast Walls, and more changes.In Season 6 of Apex Legends, you can expect improved play on the lava side of the map and other changes.According to Respawn, other changes include better options for rotating out of chokepoints, and a new map mechanic to “promote some new combat scenarios.” You can check out all the changes coming to the map here.Along with information on map changes comes a new gameplay trailer showing off the new…

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Dirt 5 delayed slightly to October 16

By Stephany Nunneley, Tuesday, 11 August 2020 14:13 GMT Dirt 5 will still be released in October, but there will be a slight delay.Codemasters has announced Dirt 5 will be released a week later than its original October 9 date.The driving game will now be released on October 16 for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.Those who purchase the Amplified Edition will still have early access to the game, but it will now occur on October 13.In the game, you can expect 12 car classes, a Career Mode spanning five chapters, and over 130 events.It also supports four-player split-screen, a livery…