Showing posts with label Early Access. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Early Access. Show all posts

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Hades: Murder Death Kill Update Live Now

Supergiant Games dropped Murder Death Kill update for Early Access RPG title Hades with deadly new abilities and bosses.

With a promise to deliver monthly updates on a regular basis, rogue-like dungeon crawler game Hades was announced as an Early Access title on Epic Games Store from developer Supergiant Games and has already delivered two updates by now.

This month, development team has timely released their major third update in line titled Murder Death Kill. With that, slew of changes arrive and players who own a copy can enjoy these new changes after an automatic free download.

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Hades: Murder Death Kill Update Live Now

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Lead character Zagreus had a couple of boons from gods and now he wields Wrath of Olympus, a new ability that gradually fills up the Wrath Gauge whenever you make or take a hit, before you finally decide to release it on your enemies.

Despising the God of Dead, Olympian gods are always there to grant a few boons and is giving up 20 new ones. Plus, all those Paired Powers fueled with strengths of Gods have always done wonders for prince of the Underworld.

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Zagreus would come across Bloodless Burn-Flinger and Wave-Maker, the former of which hurls burning objects at you and the latter throws purple energy waves from a range. Both of them are acting as Tartarus mini-bosses just to make your escape even troublesome.

A brand-new character, Thanatos is introduced who is a Grim Reaper equivalent in Underworld and has an intention of interfering with every attempts Zag makes. Following their sister Megaera, Alecto and Tisiphone has stepped in as newest Furies.

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New Fury Boss Alecto

RELATED: Hades: Good Times Update Live Now

As always, developers have added arts, balance adjustments, narrative events, a new music track and polished the visual FX. More breakdowns of full patch notes will be available on in-game menu or in their official Discord.

Supergiant Games is doing pretty good with their current rogue-like action RPG project Hades and Murder Death Kill Update has given the title a few more edges and tweaks that would make the experience even better than only makes us expect something greater next time.

Monday, March 11, 2019

Hunt: Showdown Coming to Xbox Game Preview

FPS bounty hunting game Hunt: Showdown from Crytek is coming to Xbox Game Preview on spring 2019.

After going through much trouble, survival horror first-person shooter Hunt: Showdown from developer/publisher Crytek has managed to see launch in Early Access of Steam on February 22, 2018 and received mostly positive remarks.

Making good on their previous announcement made back it Gamescom 2018, the studio is bringing the FPS game to Xbox Game Preview program in association with Microsoft Studios, for Xbox One players on spring 2019.

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Hunt: Showdown Coming to Xbox Game Preview

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Here goes your Xbox Game Preview teaser of pre-alpha Hunt: Showdown, heralding of its arrival later this year.




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Players can jump into a dark world Louisiana swamps full of bounty hunters seeking gold for slaying monsters, solo or in posse for a competitive online multiplayer gameplay in a tensed surrounding to always make you feel the thrill of survival.

Though Hunt is mostly designed for PvP experience, developers inserted deep PvE elements into the mix as well. Its genre is a mix of action and strategy for sake of survival, which constantly keeps you on edge.

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Crytek has been keeping up with a community-driven development cycle so far and Xbox early access will allow them to go further on same track. Based on received community feedback, they have added new equipment, features and settings to it.

When you are in a match, every moment is a high-risk situation that only leads to high-rewards. However, whenever you die in-game, your Hunter character is gone for good and so are all the gears they were packing.

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Thrill of Survival

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Audio design was one of the top priorities for Hunt developers to create a tense atmosphere where players not only feel their enemies and bosses lurking around but also gives away your position to them if you are too noisy at work.

Whether you set your eyes on high prizes or stay in your safety fence and keep grinding, thrive alone or in group, Hunt: Showdown offers you bunch of different ways to enjoy the experience depending on how you would like to play it.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Hades: Good Times Update Live Now

Supergiant Games changes their Early Access rogue-like dungeon crawler Hades significantly with Good Times Update.

Hell doesn't take a single day to build and knowing that, developer Supergiant Games has planned a year and a half worth long roadmap for their action role-playing game Hades for PC, which is currently an Early Access title on Epic Games Store.

They just rolled in the Good Times Update for the game today as an automatic and free download for anyone who already owns a copy with full patch notes are detailed within the in-game menu or at their official Discord.

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Hades: Good Times Update Live Now

RELATED: Hades: The Chaos Update Live Now

Since our protagonist Zagreus is a prince of the Underworld, he should be able to bend the rules around Hell a little bit more to his will using the newly added feature "Fated Authority". Just persuading the Fates to give up some varying rewards in each chamber would suffice for now.

Aside from introducing new ability tweaks and balance changes, the brand-new update sees to equip Zag with a unique rapid-fire weapon called "Adamant Rail" unlike any other firearms to unleash some real power upon every obstacle that threatens him.

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In a cursed place like Hell, anyone would seek for some blessings and Dionysus, God of Wine has been added to pantheon of Olympian Gods to freely meddle with your enemies as he pleases and bestow his blessings to help you later.

Players who are good with competing and completing challenges can now hope to earn greater rewards by heading over to a new "Infernal Gates". Only those who have overcome the greater trials in Pact of Punishment can open these gates.

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Boons of Dionysus

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New art and visual FX are included as well as numerous fully-voiced fresh narrative events for House of Hades members. Developers added future plans of their next updates to improve the hack and slash title further in title screen of the game.

Supergiant Games intends to bring more major changes soon as part of ongoing development of this rogue-like dungeon crawler and player feedbacks for Hades will surely reflect onto their next major update in the upcoming months to come.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Hades: The Chaos Update Live Now

Supergiant Games changes their upcoming Early Access RPG game Hades significantly with The Chaos Update.

It has been a month since developer Supergiant Games have announced their upcoming action role-playing game Hades as an Early Access title at The Game Awards 2018 and they already are rolling in a brand-new update to introduce major changes.

The Chaos Update will be prioritizing various features to add variety to the gameplay to expand hell with more content. Before the studio moves to work on the next major update for next month, they might release a few more patches afterwards.

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Hades: The Chaos Update Live Now

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What you can immediately detect is that the visual style for the lead character and prince of the Underworld, Zagreus has changed. Zag has received a makeover newly retouched animation frames to keep par with the unique outlook of the game itself.

His appearance is more flowing than ever and has gained a few new abilities as now he can briefly stun majority of foes with his dash attack. Shield of Chaos will be recharged quicker for him and Eternal Spear picked up a little speed.

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To get the Hell out of Underworld (or Hades), one would require some serious blessings and boons, which is why Primordial Chaos was included as an ancestor of the gods to offer incentives but their rather unforeseen side effects may force you to think twice.

Among the bunch of alteration they dropped are few more challenges for skilled players who already completed the game over. Pact of Punishment unleashes more sufferings to go through and a challenge from Lord Hades to slay enemies without taking hit in a "Perfect Clear".

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New Chambers Added

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Based on constant player feedbacks, the developers also fixed a few issues with bug and music, added balance changes and more than a few tweaks in features. Voiced narrative events for Achilles, Hades, Hypnos and Zagreus have been included.

Instead of bringing chaos, the update has ushered some stability to keep up the hack and slash. Aside from adding three new chambers in Asphodel and Tartarus, new enemy types like Gorgon, Skull-Crusher and Megagorgon have made it to the list.

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To get a more in-depth look into the development check out the new documentary from Noclip on how the team is bringing this epic to life.




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Anyone who has purchased a copy of the game will automatically receive The Chaos Update via the Epic Games Store and can look up to the full patch notes to discover more details within the game menu or at Discord.

Supergiant Games are planning to launch several other patches and updates for Hades until the next year and a half, developing Hell ain't an easy task. Now that they have made a better base for the title, players can only expect it to live up to its true spirit.

Thursday, November 29, 2018

The Elder Scrolls: Blades Delayed to 2019

Upcoming free-to-play mobile title The Elder Scrolls: Blades from Bethesda is now delayed to early 2019.

Revealed back at E3 2018, The Elder Scrolls: Blades is the upcoming latest entry in The Elder Scrolls series from Bethesda Softworks. Though initial release date for the game was set to be in 2018, it currently is pushed back to early 2019.

The initial showing was quite impressive and the audience loved it but after the recent backlash with the release of Fallout 76, Bethesda probably decided to take time with their next free-to-play mobile title for Android and iOS devices.

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The Elder Scrolls: Blades Delayed to 2019

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Until the studio come up with The Elder Scrolls VI, TES: Blades would be the closest fans can get to get the vibe of The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. However, that has now been delayed to 2019 with a recent Tweet from the game's official account.



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People were genuinely surprised when Bethesda's director and executive producer Todd Howard initially dated the game for fall 2018 with plans to release the title on other available platforms including consoles and VR.

This is the company's second venture into mobile games after Fallout Shelter simulation game in 2015, which was ported into other platforms later. This massive first-person RPG features console quality graphics and you can sign up for Early Access at PlayBlades.com.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

DayZ Beta Live Now

After spending half a decade, DayZ is about to leave Early Access on Steam and Beta goes live now as 1.0 version.

Developer/publisher Bohemia Interactive started their journey of open world multiplayer survival game DayZ that was built as a mod for Arma 2 in 2012. It was launched via Early Access on Steam for PC back in 2013 as they were running alpha testing.

After spending half a decade in that phase for slow development progress, the studio is finally launched an experimental "beta" version as 1.0 release after making an announcement earlier in their official blog and it is available for public.

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DayZ Beta Live Now!

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Initially, the mod's creator, Dean Hall came to work for Bohemia to work on the Arma franchise when he took a leave from New Zealand army. He was inspired from a real-life experience of a training exercise that led him to create zombie survival game.

With permission from the company, Hall created the DayZ mod for Arma 2 and then released it as a free download. People simply loved it and within months, have amassed a staggering number of over half a million players.

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This made Bohemia Interactive to seriously consider the mod to turn it into a stand-alone game. When Valve's online distribution platform Steam unleashed the second wave of big Early Access titles, it came out selling a million copies in just four weeks.

Although they targeted to release a beta version of the game before the end of 2014, the team of development has struggled to deliver what they promised to their fans. They only managed to revamp the game engine and expanded Chernarus map.

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The problem was, without fixing the already existing issues and fixing bugs, the studio was busy adding additional features to it. Meanwhile, Hall moved on with founding his own studio and director Brian Hicks left the project on early 2018.

However, rest of the team finally pulled it off by releasing the experimental beta build and came to a decision of preparing a stable 1.0 version with all available content by January 2019 by putting a stop to their usual feature developing practice.

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Since their core technology development is done for, Bohemia Interactive can now center their focus on polishing and making balance tweaks. Some of you may or may not have noticed some of the fixed issues in the past week already if you are still playing.

Given the overall situation, they made the right call of prioritizing their primary promise to the already existing 1 million players from the early days who believed in them and bought an unfinished game and to many more to come in future.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Insurgency: Sandstorm Delayed to December

The anticipating release of team-based FPS Insurgency: Sandstorm is now delayed to end of the year only week before launch.

So far, the beta for upcoming multiplayer tactical first-person shooter Insurgency: Sandstorm was doing fine with a realistic approach to gameplay, co-op and PvP modes while waiting to release on September 18 for almost all available platforms like Linux, Mac, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

However, only less than a week ago, the game has been delayed to the end of the year by developer New World Interactive and publisher Focus Home Interactive for optimizing issues.

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Insurgency: Sandstorm Delayed to December

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Even if your try to run Insurgency sequel on a high-end setup, you have to set most of the setting options to "low" just to keep it running, according to the Reddit and Steam Community. Then the decision is made by all parties involved considering those serious spec issues to officially move the release date to December 12, 2018.

Meanwhile, the developers intend to continue working on the issues to make improvements over that and deliver an update that offers a seamless PC experience for players.

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In the delayed period of time, New World Interactive intends to upgrade the game to Unreal Engine 4.20 for better optimization. Improvement over animations, character model design and textures are also on their priority list as well as adding some extra cosmetic items.

Trying to remove all bugs, glitches and adding a few more server options to make a better version of the game is also part of the plan. These two months are entirely dedicated to the best interest of their community.

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Since the console versions of the game are already delayed earlier to 2019, it is highly unlikely that they would push back that day even further. While they polish the game to run in a lower system requirement, the beta is now extended until the launch date along with the 10% pre-order discount over the $26.99 full-price.

Those who own the original Insurgency game can enjoy 10% loyalty discount till the end March 2019. Considering other rushed titles, it's a good Early Access game.

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

DayZ Coming to Xbox One

DayZ will be making debut on Microsoft’s Xbox Game Preview program on August 29 before launching on Xbox One.

Originally released for PC through Early Access program of Steam in December 2013, survival game DayZ from developer/publisher Bohemia Interactive has been announced by the company to bring on Sony's PlayStation 4 consoles in 2014. Now, it is about to make debut to Xbox One via Xbox Game Preview program on August 29, 2018 and this is just announced recently at Gamescom 2018. They even ran a closed preview test with a handful of players with access.

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DayZ Coming to Xbox One

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Watch the new announcement teaser trailer for DayZ launching itself into Xbox Game Preview program at the end of August.




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In an update on their development Blog in November 2017, the company expressed their intent of bringing the title to Microsoft's console. PS4 version of the game however is still on their planned checklist but is getting delayed because of Sony does not simply having anything equivalent of an Early Access program to run tests on it. Regular supply run and fighting hostilities to survive in groups during multiplayer or going solo is the main theme that it follows.

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DayZ initially started as a standalone mod for military simulation game Arma 2 by Bohemia Interactive, eventually becomes an open world survival game. You play as a character that discovers him on a beach with some cloths, flare and a rag in a world where everyone is on a constant struggle for survival. Aside from scavenging for food to sustain yourself and water to quench your thirst, you've got to keep an eye for threat of zombies. If dead, a player has to start over from the beach.