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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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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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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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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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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 4’s latest class reveal is the Rogue

A reimaging of one of the first classes to grace the series, the Rogue, has been revealed for Diablo 4.Announced during BlizzConline 2021’s opening ceremony, the Diablo team showed off the latest class for Diablo 4: the Rogue, which is the fourth class to be revealed for the game alongside the Barbarian, Druid, and Sorceress. That leaves just one more to be announced.The Rogue is a flexible class, and the game will let you create the kind you want to play. You can customize the look, playstyle, and background of the character. This is the first footage of the game…

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Nier Replicant PC – here are the minimum and recommended requirements

By Stephany Nunneley, Friday, 19 February 2021 16:48 GMT The minimum and recommended PC specs have been announced for Nier Replicant.Nier Replicant is out on April 23 and you can look over the PC specs below.Nier Replicant PC SpecsMinimum OS: Windows 10 64-bit Processor: AMD Ryzen 3 1300X; Intel Core i5-6400 Memory: 8 GB RAM Graphics: AMD Radeon R9 270X; NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 DirectX: Version 11 Storage: 25 GB available space Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Sound Card Additional Notes: 60 FPS @ 1280×720 Recommended OS: Windows 10 64-bit Processor: AMD Ryzen 3 1300X; Intel Core i5-6400 Memory: 16 GB RAM…

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Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and Warzone Season Two details and new gameplay trailer released

Treyarch and Activision have released a gameplay trailer for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Season Two which starts on February 25.Season Two of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War finds Adler being taken hostage, and you will head to Southeast Asia for a rescue mission and to stop Naga from distributing Nova 6 gas.With the season comes four new maps, new weapons, and more including the Zombies Outbreak experience. Interconnected with the Dark Aether storyline, Outbreak tasks you with objective-based play across the largest multiplayer maps in Black Ops Cold War. You will hunt down elite enemies using…

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Hitman 3 PC players can now import locations from Hitman and Hitman 2

By Stephany Nunneley, Thursday, 18 February 2021 17:22 GMT IO Interactive has announced PC players on PC can now port their Hitman and Hitman 2 levels into Hitman 3.Hitman 3 payers on PC will need to go through a three-step process to import their Hitman and Hitman 2 locations.First, you will need to read the instructions, review your accounts, and claim your content to import locations.Be sure to double-check all your choices before claiming content as it cannot be undone or reversed. The content you claim will be an ‘Access Pass DLC’. For example, if you own Hitman 2, you…

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Outriders demo detailed, progress will carry over to the full game

An Outriders demo is coming on February 25, and today, People Can Fly outlined what to expect.The free demo for Outriders is coming to Steam, PS4, and Xbox One. If you want to play it on PS4, you will need a PlayStation Plus subscription. It will also be available on PS5 and Xbox Series X/S. The download size for the demo will be 24GB on PC, and a minimum 22GB on consoles, possibly more after decompression on both platforms. Pre-loading is not currently planned to be available for the demo. Crossplay will be available in the demo, but it will…

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Samurai Warriors 5 announced for PC and consoles, out this summer

By Stephany Nunneley, Thursday, 18 February 2021 01:50 GMT The latest entry in the series has been announced, and it’s due for release this summer. Koei Techmo has announced Samurai Warriors 5 for PC and consoles.The latest iteration of Omega Force’s fan-favorite 1 vs 1,000 action series is currently in development so details on it are a bit slim at the moment.Samurai Warriors 5 marks a fresh, re-imagining of the franchise, including an all-new storyline, as well as revamped character designs, and a new visual presentation.The title launches you into the Sengoku period, shining the in-game spotlight on characters Nobunaga…

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No Man’s Sky update adds companions to take with you on your adventures

By Stephany Nunneley, Wednesday, 17 February 2021 19:11 GMT You can now traverse the universe with companions.The Companions update for No Man’s Sky is now available to download for free.Out now for PlayStation 4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and PC, the update allows you to tame, breed, train and even speak to the creatures you encounter.You can adopt the creatures and form close bonds, and they will travel side-by-side with you as you adventure through the universe. You can train them to scan for resources, find hazards, provide light, hunt dangerous fauna, find settlements, excavate buried treasure, and…

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Black Ops Cold War Double XP weekend plans, Throwback Moshpit and Snipers Only Moshpit coming to the playlist

By Stephany Nunneley, Tuesday, 16 February 2021 20:29 GMT Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War has another Double XP weekend coming up, and you also have new things to try in the playlist this week.First off, Throwback Moshpit debuts February 18 in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War. This new playlist features Raid, Express, and Nuketown ’84 in a variety of respawn modes for an entire week.Snipers Only Moshpit, the 6v6 competition where players face off with nothing but sniper rifles, is back on February 18 as well. All weapons and Scorestreaks (such as the War Machine) are…