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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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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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Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2 coming to PS5, Xbox Series X/S and Switch – upgrading is a bit messy

By Alex Calvin, Tuesday, 23 February 2021 16:40 GMT Follows the pro skater himself begging Crash Bandicoot to come to more consoles.Last year’s remaster of the classic Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2 has been confirmed for release on new platforms.Publisher Activision has revealed that the title is coming to both the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S on March 21, in addition to Nintendo Switch at some point later in 2021.Microsoft and Sony’s new machines can play the games at 120 frames per second at 1080p, or at 4K with a 60fps frame rate.People who already own the digital deluxe…

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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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Cuphead and Mugman are coming to Fall Guys

By Dom Peppiatt, Monday, 22 February 2021 20:38 GMT A fall is surely brewing as beloved indie icons Cuphead and Mugman get confirmed for the gameshow-inspired battle royale, Fall Guys.“Cuphead and his pal Mugman are coming to @FallGuysGame” reads a tweet from the official Studio MDHR account (that’s the developer behind Cuphead).As per the tweet, Cuphead will arrive on February 24 alongside a special emote that has yet to be shared, and perpetual player two, Mugman, will arrive to keep him company from February 27. “Get ready for a swell battle in the Blunderdome!” concludes the tweet.Each costume piece (including…

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Here’s your first look at Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War’s Outbreak mode

By Dom Peppiatt, Monday, 22 February 2021 19:30 GMT Treyarch and Activision have released a gameplay trailer for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War that shows off Outbreak – the open-world Zombies experience.Outbreak, which is interconnected with the Call of Duty series’ on-going Dark Aether storyline, asks that players band together to achieve objective-based challenges across the largest multiplayer maps in 2020’s Black Ops Cold War.Using a satellite tracker, players will need to escort a Rover that detects dimensional portals and then kill anything that’s crawled out of these space-time anomalies (usually zombies) once they’re located. You can get…

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Watch Dogs Legion online multiplayer modes – finally – land in March

By Dom Peppiatt, Monday, 22 February 2021 17:25 GMT Watch Dogs Legion‘s delayed online multiplayer will be coming to Xbox, PlayStation, and PC in March now that the developer has squashed all those troublesome bugs.Ubisoft has announced that the online mode for Watch Dogs Legion (which was delayed back in November 2020) will be available on March 9, and it will be free for all owners of the game via a free update on consoles and PC.The main sell of the update is four new modes that will allow you to wreak havoc across the game’s interpretation of London, and you’ll…

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We could have got a female Doom Slayer in Doom Eternal

By Dom Peppiatt, Monday, 22 February 2021 15:02 GMT Doom Eternal’s creative director has put “a lot of thought” into adding a female Doom Slayer into the series and has given an insight into how she’d feel if she made it into a game.As picked up by VGC, id’s Hugo Martin has revealed that adding a female protagonist to the ultra-violent shooter was an ideal that has been actively chatted about by the developers over at the studio.“I’ve thought about [adding a female Doom Slayer,]” he said in a Twitch stream. “I think if we did it, I’d want it…

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Xbox Series X|S FPS Boost technique “does not work on all titles”, says Microsoft

Microsoft has clarified some information about FPS Boost, the newly-announced enhancement feature that can be applied to backwards compatible games.In mid-February, Microsoft announced the first set of backwards compatible titles to take advantage of FPS Boost, a feature that improves legacy games with higher, steadier framerates to make games visually smoother.Working on a system level, the feature boasts the ability to boost Xbox One games so they run at up to four times their original frame rate.If you were waiting for a favorite legacy title of yours to get this treatment, though, there may be disappointment ahead.Xbox’s director of program management, Jason Ronald,…

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Bandai Namco is teasing a Polish Tekken 7 DLC character

By Dom Peppiatt, Sunday, 21 February 2021 11:37 GMT During the latest Japanese Fighting Game Roundtable, Bandai Namco has teased another newcomer for the Tekken 7 roster.Get ready for the next battle, because Tekken 7 appears to be getting yet another new character in its upcoming DLC.In the brief teaser trailer that you can see below, the currently unnamed fighter is briefly teased after a couple of quick edits show us around the country of Poland. The new female character is seen leaving her car, and appears to be addressed as ‘prime minister’ by an off-screen voice. Interesting.The next character…