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Friday, June 26, 2020

Death Stranding Sequel or Spin-Off Teased by Hideo Kojima

Hideo Kojima teases working on new concepts, possibly teasing Death Stranding sequel or a spin-off.

After his shocking departure from publisher company Konami, game director Hideo Kojima made Kojima Productions an independent studio and helmed anticipated action game Death Stranding for Sony Interactive Entertainment.

Following its PlayStation 4 debut back in November 2019, a Windows PC version was announced for July 14, 2020. Meanwhile, Kojima started to tease a number of projects that he may be working on, including a Death Stranding sequel.

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Death Stranding Sequel or Spin-Off Teased by Hideo Kojima

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Though there have been rumors of Kojima Productions working on either Metal Gear Solid or Silent Hill series in association with Konami and Sony, which was debunked by a representative from former company shortly afterwards.

Most likely to be set within Death Stranding universe, upcoming Hideo Kojima project may turn out to be a sequel or spin-off. At least, his latest series of social media posts suggests that he is up to something similar to his most recent work.

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Kojima posted an image of his work desk on Twitter, collaborating on character designs and much more.


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Keen eyes at ResetEra has taken a good look at the artwork on his working desk and deduced an object as a flying vehicle, labeling it as "Landing Ship" and connecting dots that Death Stranding franchise may head over to space travel.

An early video featuring official logo of Kojima Productions shows a Ludens character on surface of moon carrying a studio flag. In a 2019 official release trailer, Cliff Unger talks to BB about being able to go anywhere, even to moon.

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In a second image, he showed an illustration by Shusei Nagaoka for "Oasis" by famed Japanese artist Kitarō.


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Though most fans are speculating that he is working on a video game, Kojima himself has stated interest of working on a non-interactive project. You can surely draw more than one conclusion from what ResetEra breaks down to you though.

Despite offering a unique gameplay experience, Death Stranding has created division among players as the game is not certainly for everyone. There is a lot to explore in Hideo Kojima's thematic fictional world in a future sequel to DS.

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Horizon Forbidden West Coming in 2021

Dutch game director Mathijs de Jonge of Guerrilla games reveals Horizon Forbidden West is coming in 2021.

As an official sequel to Horizon Zero Dawn, upcoming action role-playing game Horizon Forbidden West was announced at PlayStation 5 Reveal Event by developer Guerrilla Games and publisher Sony Interactive Entertainment.

Now that Forbidden West is finally revealed for PS5, game director Mathijs de Jonge decides to talk about its post-apocalyptic story settings, release window and some more in-game details in a newly released developer diary from Sony.

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Horizon Forbidden West Coming in 2021

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Mathijs de Jonge talks about more details from recent reveal of Horizon sequel last week in a new video.




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Forbidden West was no surprise to series fans at all and was surely one of the biggest reveals from PS5 showcase. Although Horizon II will not debut as a launch title for PS5, it will arrive within first year of Sony's next-gen console lifetime.

Series protagonist Aloy returns for her second greatest adventure in a distant future open-world that is taken over by machines. She goes out on a journey to find answers to unknown secrets representing her own clan, Nora tribe.

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HFW will pick up from where the first game ended and take players from Utah to Pacific Ocean in West though deserts, ruined cities and valleys. Forbidden West will have maps bigger than that of Horizon Zero Dawn, according to de Jonge.

He adds that there will be "virtually no loading screens" due to brand-new SSD in PlayStation 5, one of its prominent features. It emphasizes on immersion by dynamically changing environments when you travel from one place to another.

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Mathijs de Jonge had the following to say about in-game world and fast-travel mechanics of Horizon II.

With the additional power of the PlayStation 5, we can make our world even more detailed and more vibrant and more immersive. With the PS5's SSD there will be virtually no loading screens So, in an open-world game like Horizon Forbidden West, if you open up the map and fast-travel from one end to the other, restarting from a checkpoint will be super fast. When you boot up the game, you're right there in the action.

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There were rumors of a follow-up to Horizon Zero Dawn from earlier this year from job posting and dev teasing. Shortly ahead of recent announcement, Guerrilla Games launched a comic-book series to tie-in with events from the game.

Contrary to what many have expected, Horizon II: Forbidden West will not be joining launch lineup of PlayStation 5. Its predecessor title HZD became one of the best-selling PlayStation 4 titles of all time by selling over 10 million copies.

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Free on GOG for Previous Players

GOG is tossing a free copy of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt for PC to anyone who already owns a copy on any other platform.

It was only last month when 2015 critically-acclaimed action role-playing game The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt was released by Polish developer/publisher CD Projekt for all major platforms, which has sold more than 50 million copies till date.

CDPR being always generous to customers is currently offering PC version of Witcher 3 for anyone to claim from GOG storefront who owns a copy of the game on GOG Galaxy 2.0 client software until June 23, 4:00 AM PT/7:00 AM EDT.

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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Free on GOG for Previous Players

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As long as you have a purchased copy of The Witcher 3 on known outlets like Epic Games Store, Origin or Steam, there will be no problem to claim it on GOG, which also includes digital comic-book, original soundtracks and much more.

You are still eligible for a giveaway copy even you have played it on PlayStation 4 or Xbox One, except for Nintendo Switch console. Players on Switch unfortunately got the short end of this stick due to lack of integration of their platform.

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Those who bought The Witcher 3 base game or Game of the Year Edition will be receiving that same edition. If someone already owns a copy on GOG and another on a different platform, they can get a code to share with a friend.

CD Projekt Red always appreciates supporting fans and recent free giveaway of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is a nice way to express that. So, add a copy to your online library anyway whether or not you intend to play it on PC anytime soon.

Monday, June 15, 2020

Persona 4: Golden Breaks Steam Player Count and Sales Record

PC version of Persona 4: Golden breaks record as most played JRPG of all-time and high sales on Steam.

Last week, PC version of acclaimed role-playing game Persona 4: Golden was announced and released during PC Gaming Show 2020 on June 13, 2020, a few days after developer Atlus created a brand-new creator page on Steam.

Even though P4: Golden came out nearly a decade ago, Persona fans were very excited to have a port for the JRPG classic on Windows PC, which broke record for number of player count and sales, according to reports from Steam Charts.

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Persona 4: Golden Breaks Steam Player Count and Sales Record

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Spotted by a Resetera user, P4G has amassed a total of 29,984 concurrent players only a day after its Steam debut on June 14, breaking record of Final Fantasy XV Windows Edition as most concurrently played non-MMO JRPG of all-time.

Persona 4: Golden is currently listed as a top-seller game on Steam, globally sitting at number 3 position. Almost 30% of its overall player base has already cleared up their first in-game dungeon, showing great interest at the game.

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Atlus communications manager, Ari Advincula has stated in an interview from earlier this year that a Nintendo Switch version of Persona 5 is possible only if players keep voicing their demands to Atlus and show full support.

Many fans then took Twitter to trend new hashtag #BreakFreePersona, pleading to Atlus for releasing ports of Persona games to Switch console and thus, breaking Sony's long-running authority over a widely beloved JRPG franchise.

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Majority of Persona series fans have always showed a positive response towards its old and new ports. Now that P4: Golden has arrived on Steam; its success can inspire Atlus to bring more ports other than Persona games to PC.

When a leaked listing on SteamDB has revealed news of Persona 4: Golden getting a PC release earlier, there was another rumor for Persona 3 Portable coming to Steam as well, which has yet to be officially confirmed by developer Atlus.

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Persona 4: Golden May Come to PC

Following tease of an upcoming announcement by Atlus, PS2-exclusive title Persona 4: Golden may be coming to PC via Steam.

Shortly after schedule for upcoming PC Gaming Show 2020 is revealed earlier, developer Atlus has taken official Twitter account of Atlus West to announce some exciting news and linked to their brand-new creator page on Steam.

Soon, people start finding evidence that lead to rumors for PC version of Persona 4: Golden arriving on Steam. Another source has cited that Persona 3 Portable may also be announced during PC Gaming Show on June 13, 2020.

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Persona 4: Golden May Come to PC

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Industry insider Daniel Ahmad and Nibellion starts posting more information on Twitter about an unconfirmed port of P4: Golden, where it is pointed out that Atlus will be revealing and releasing port of acclaimed JRPG on same day.

Following immense success of 2008 role-playing game Persona 4 on PlayStation 2, an enhanced version was developed for PlayStation Vita portable console much like Persona 3 Portable, with newly added features and story elements.

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When listing image for Persona 4: Golden was found within third-party website SteamDB, it only added more fuel to the fire. Validity of such claims for SteamDB listing was later confirmed by developer Pavel Djundik via a Tweet.

Moreover, players eventually found out a support page for anti-piracy software Denuvo that is associated with P4G. Many are wondering what Atlus is planning for a possible port of most popular game in Persona series, Persona 5?

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P4: Golden never debuted on any other platforms other than PS2 and PS Vita ever since its launch. If all of these reports and leaks came out to be true after all, P4: Golden is stepping into a new gaming system for first time after 2012.

Persona 4: Golden is allegedly coming to Steam this weekend and with Atlus creating a Steam creator page will only deliver more ports. So far, their only entry in Valve's gaming platform is Catherine: Full Body, re-release of Catherine.

Friday, June 5, 2020

Bloodborne Remastered May Come to PC

Sony is rumoredly working on a Bloodborne remaster for PC and PS5 to release soon, which runs at 4K/60 FPS.

Fans of "Soulsborne" genre undoubtedly has a special liking for 2015 action role-playing game Bloodborne by developed by From Software and publisher Sony Computer Entertainment as one of the best PlayStation 4-exclusives.

Though there have been some rumors earlier, a latest report hints at a remastered version of Bloodborne for PC platform with major improvements is currently in works that will also be arriving on PlayStation 5 in near future.

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Bloodborne Remastered May Come to PC

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According to YouTube channel PC Gaming Inquisition, Sony has assigned developer studio Bluepoint Games and QLOC to develop a remaster PC port of this acclaimed ARPG that would support 4K resolution running at 60 FPS.

Other than better textures, Bloodborne remaster to have faster loading time, improved model design and ultra-widescreen support. Reportedly planned to launch on PC via Steam, there will probably not be any additional new content.

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Aside from PC Gaming Inquisition, several other Twitter users jumped on board including Kinda Funny host Imran Khan. He stated that From Software fans have a lot to be happy for next two years, maybe hinting at a remaster and a sequel.

Sony may have planned a PC port release soon and an official follow-up sequel that will roll out by 2022. Their current plan is to release a catalog of their old first-party exclusives to PC to attract new customers for next-gen console.

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Bloodborne will be added in a list of their 4,000 backward compatible games for PS5 while more PC ports are being worked. Sony has plans to wrap up upcoming PlayStation 5 reveal event with Demon's Souls Remake, a PS5-exclusive.

Although Modder community has already made a PC version of the game that run on 60 FPS, an official version will provide a smoother experience and currently you can play it on PC through PlayStation Now game-streaming service.

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Bloodborne lets you assume role of a hunter who arrives on city of Yharnam to confront its residents that has transformed them into vicious group of monsters after being affected by a blood disease in a quest to discover its origin.

Fans have been asking for a sequel to Bloodborne for years and From Software is tied up right now with Elden Ring. Maybe players will be revisiting Yharnam very soon, whether through a PC remastered version or next mainline release.

Monday, June 1, 2020

Guerrilla Games Devs Teased Horizon Zero Dawn Sequel

More deleted Tweet from Guerrilla Games hints at upcoming reveal of PS5-exclusive Horizon Zero Dawn sequel.

Several reports suggests that a sequel to open-world action role-playing game Horizon Zero Dawn is currently in works by developer Guerrilla Games and publisher Sony Interactive Entertainment to be released on PlayStation 5.

In anticipation for upcoming "PlayStation 5 Reveal" event, recent posts from Guerrilla Games developers on Twitter have hinted at a possible next-gen showcase for a long-awaited sequel of HZD, which they quickly deleted afterwards.

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Guerrilla Games Devs Teased Horizon Zero Dawn Sequel

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Horizon Zero Dawn senior quest designer Blake Rebouche has apparently shared Sony's official post on PS5 showcase event quoting, "Join Us". Lead Animator Richard Oud has followed him soon as well by sharing that same official Tweet.

Oud states that PS5 will be future of gaming and told fans to mark their calendars before deleting it shortly after that. Sony most likely wants Guerilla Games to keep things under wraps until they announce Horizon Zero Dawn sequel.

Now-Deleted Tweet by Blake Rebouche

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After an accidental confirmation by voice actor Janina Gavankar (Sleepy Hollow, True Blood) last year, a now-deleted job listing posted by Guerrilla Games made a strong case for Horizon Zero Dawn 2, currently awaiting confirmation.

Horizon Zero Dawn has been one of the best-selling PlayStation 4 games, selling over 10 million copies by February 2019. At this point, players expect to see Horizon Zero Dawn 2 being officially revealed for PS5 with a 2021 release date.

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Elden Ring Rumoredly Coming in 2020

NeoGaf user claims Elden Ring to release in late 2020 with next-gen console versions coming as well.

A new entry into "Soulsborne" genre, upcoming action role-playing game Elden Ring from developer From Software and publisher Bandai Namco Entertainment was previously rumored to be showcased at Taipei Game Show 2020.

Due to a worldwide COVID-19 outbreak, many events were cancelled and Taipei Game Show joined that list as well. According to a NeoGAF user, From Software is planning to release Elden Ring in 2020 and much sooner than expected.

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Elden Ring Rumoredly Coming in 2020

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NeoGAF user Arctos claimed to receive this information directly from a former employee of Bandai Namco that states a possible 2020 release even though no gameplay or story premise is shared of upcoming anticipated ARPG title yet.

According to sources, development process was halted by recent global crisis and a previously planned release window for summer 2020 had to move to Q3 of current fiscal year to let dev team work on Elden Ring next-gen ports.

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Currently looking forward to an October-December 2020 launch window, the game is now in a playable state in terms of content. From Software is busy optimizing and polishing it now while readying PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X ports.

Players shouldn't expect anything other than high resolutions and increased frame-rates from updated version on next-gen consoles. Also, Sony has reportedly tried to make a PS5 timed exclusive deal for the game but was unsuccessful.

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It took Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice a year and a half to meet its schedule following initial announcement at E3 2018 and therefore, December 2020 seems like a possible fit to match that pattern for next From Software release.

Elden Ring has yet to receive a confirmed release date and is planned to launch on PC via Steam, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. An official reveal by From Software may feature on a future episode of Summer Game Fest 2020 very soon.