”While we were reluctant to rename the game so long after launch, especially with nearly 1 million registered players, it was ultimately decided to be in the best interest of our existing community as well as future players in order to eliminate confusion.”
“There is something we’re doing with the Steel Diver idea that I think is going to open things up with that game… It’s going to be very fun. We’re exploring from a perspective of where we can take that from a multiplayer standpoint – it’s going to have this four-player battle mode that I think is going to be very interesting,“ Nintendo executive Shigeru Miyamoto revealed to IGN.
“It’s something that we’re hoping to be able to show relatively soon,” Miyamoto concluded.
The game will changed accordingly to fit the free-to-play model, but an actual platform was not stated.
Rainbow 6: Patriots started out as a current-gen game, but has been moved to PS4 & Xbox One. Technically it was stated next-gen, so it depends on Ubisoft‘s belief whether or not Wii U counts in to that niche.
“We can’t — and we don’t want to — make ten giant blockbuster games at the same time,” Ubisoft senior vice president of sales and marketing Tony Key told IGN. “We’re absolutely making another Rainbow 6. We’ve already said so. We just, as we enter this new generation, have to make sure we make the right game at the right time with the right feature sets.”
“And Rainbow 6 got caught in the transition of going to next-gen and essentially we’re figuring out ‘well, are we making the right game for the right hardware systems?’ And you know, on Watch Dogs, the guys have been working on that game and it’s always been a next-generation game in their minds and the way they were designing it. And at the end of the day when the specs showed up for next generation, they had guessed right. That’s not always the case.”
“Sometimes you have to take a step back and go ‘you know, I’m seeing the possibilities, but it’s gonna take more time,’” Key added. “We don’t really have anything else to announce or say about Rainbow 6, but we will say it’s a really exciting project for us and we can’t wait to say more.”
A video preview of Murdered: Soul Suspect has been released. IGN conducted the preview and showed us some of the gameplay mechanics. Our protagonist Ronan O’Connor can briefly posses other humans in his spectral state to uncover clues and information. Apparently Ronan sees through the eyes of these characters and can both plant items that will jog the memories of other humans along with eavesdropping on conversations.
As you’ll see in the video, you need to manually create a flow of events in Ronan’s head to figure out what everything means. A pool of words will appear and it’s your task to piece them all together. It would seem that everyone you interview and eavesdrop on have interesting tales to tell, and the conversations aren’t redundant or dragged out.
One of the most interesting aspects of the game must be the fact Ronan is not alone, per say. In the town of Salem we’ll encounter other lost spirits, with their own unresolved business. These will act as side quests. Another interesting feature is that you can pass through walls and doors without any issues, of course you can also pass through furniture. From there you can find new side quests from living and dead tenants.
Not all spirits are benevolent, though. Some stalk the city in search of other victims to drag down with them…
An EA engineer by the name of Bob Summerwill sure didn’t sugarcoat the Wii U on twitter. Unfortunately, the tweets were deleted. Not before IGN managed to capture them. In his tweets, Summerwill writes: “The Wii U is crap. Less powerful than an XBOX360. Poor online/store. Weird tablet. Nintendo are walking dead at this point.”
He further continued, “Nintendo are operating like it’s 1990. They should have “done a Sega” and offered Mario/Zelda as PS4/Durango exclusives…Instead they make this awful console…Just stop it! Just make great games.”
Thoughts on this (amusing) controversy? My own thoughts is that either EA will be very..secretive and quiet about this controversy. On the other hand, we might see the senior engineer being fired from his position. Just like Adam Orth was fired from Microsoft due to the Twitter controversy he caused.
Major gaming sites have had the pleasure of previewing The Last of Us. In addition to that, a whole bunch of screens from the game has been released. As for the previews, click on the links to access them. The gallery is under the cut to spare some folk the pain of having to load all of them.
Official details regarding Shadow of the Eternals have been released by Precursor Games. Unlike what was previously believed, the studio wants to raise $1.5 million – not $1.1 million. Money raised via crowdfunding measures beyond this point will be used to fund stretch goals that goes beyond the first episode. This includes, future episodes, additional characters, additional platforms and in-game perks. Basically, the more money raised, more content will be added. Read More…
Shadow of the Eternals has been announced by IGN. The game, which is a spiritual successor to Silicon Knights’ Eternal Darkness: Sanity’s Reqiuem for GameCube, is in development at Precursor Games. The game which is being crowd-funded is set to be released to Wii U and PC in Q3 2014. The campaign for the game will start on Monday, May 6. The game is apparently of the episodic nature, coming in at at least 12 chapters. Each chapter is about 1-2 hours long. About $1.1 million is needed to fund the project. Read More…