Showing posts with label Open World. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Open World. Show all posts

Saturday, August 31, 2019

Cyberpunk 2077 Gameplay Breakdown

New gameplay breakdown of Cyberpunk 2077 from CD Projekt Red livestream goes deep into character creation and hacking.

Video game fans are eagerly waiting for upcoming highly anticipated role-playing game Cyberpunk 2077 from developer/publisher CD Projekt Red to arrive on April 16, 2020 for Google Stadia, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Meanwhile, development team of CD Projekt has been giving out new and interesting details every now and then to keep up the hype. Their most recent release is a special gameplay breakdown that comes with developer commentary.

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Cyberpunk 2077 Gameplay Breakdown

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In a latest deep dive video of Cyberpunk 2077, players are given more in-depth details of gameplay mechanics.




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Though this newly released video is much shorter in length than E3 2018 gameplay reveal, it offers you a better understanding of how everything in your surrounding actually works including character customization and hacking.

In last year's video, entire focus was set on quests and visual design but this newest clip highlights on playstyles. Primarily, two distinct character built is shown above that each are specialized in different approach to situation.

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Welcome to Pacifica

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Our deep dive journey begins at Pacifica district of Night City, which was planned as a tourist spot but most of its establishments were abandoned midway due to a sudden hit on global economy and now is wretched hive for gangs.

Rather than walking around these blocks, players would be wise to travel in an armored vehicle or a fast bike for safety. However, Pacifica local markets will not disappoint you when you are looking for some rare items or illegal cyberware.

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Work With Voodoo Boys

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The set quest takes us to Grand Imperial Mall, where The Animals gang are currently residing and to learn what they are up to, V will be teaming up with their rival group called Voodoo Boys, who are very skilled in using net.

Though these guys usually do not work with outsiders, they agreed to help V and gives out a mission to get into Grand Imperial Mall. The Animals are a deadly gang full of muscle-heads that has occupied that place for some suspicious reason.

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Often times, they deal with illegal substances on street level to bend the existing market or hardcore prize fights underground. This time they are on Pacifica to do business and their ad hoc leader is a woman named Sasquatch.

In beginning of character creation system, players must choose a background for mercenary protagonist V from Corporate, Nomad or Street Kid. Your past will come in handy later when it will unlock features at some vital story point.

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Animals' Leader Sasquatch

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Then instead of choosing a gender or sex for V, you can pick a body type of you preference and go for full customization. CP2077 doesn't offer you a class to choose but lets you create your own with whatever skill set you want to equip them with.

You either follow a solo playstyle that is more combat-focused and handle most situations with punching and shooting down enemies or choose to be an expert netrunner, which is more stealth-based and focused on hacking stuffs.

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Since everything is connected to cyberspace, hacking them will not go unnoticed by a group called NetWatch. At one point of exploring, we meet Johnny Silverhand, played by actor Keanu Reeves (Constantine, The Matrix) for a brief time.

CD Projekt Red has made significant change to Cyberpunk 2077 that what we saw at E3 2018 press conference event and added much more layers to its role-playing elements in terms of both character build or story paths.

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Genshin Impact Comes to PlayStation 4

Open-world action RPG title Genshin Impact from developer miHoYo invites you to an epic adventure on PS4 for 2020.

Mostly known as established a mobile game developer, Shanghai-based studio miHoYo has announced their new open-world action role-playing game Genshin Impact for Android, iOS and PC platform back in June during E3 2019.

Apparently, they are also interested in venturing console community as well and plans on releasing a PlayStation 4 version that is recently revealed by Sony Interactive Entertainment at ChinaJoy 2019 and scheduled to come out on 2020.

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Genshin Impact Comes to PlayStation 4

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Players would be exploring a fantasy world of Teyvat as "The Traveler" after waking up on a shore of this mysterious land earlier and will set off to solving puzzles scattered throughout the place to finally reunite with their sibling.

You can form your own part of four characters by inviting your friends online or pick from over 30 NPCs to join your cause. Just so you can wander around in Teyvat, there is a fast travel system to go to places more quickly.

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Open World of Possibilities

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Aside from freeform of movement, there are features for outfit customization and player housing. Genshin Impact offers an immersive experience by focusing on a combo-based combat system that complements its appealing story.

Introducing this upcoming open-world JRPG to PS4 gives it a wide range of audience since Sony has recently hit 100 million sales milestones. Plus, they definitely are planning to include some exclusive in-game content before launching on console.

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Ruins of An Empire

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A brand-new trailer has just come out lately that takes you on a brief tour of Teyvat and showcase gameplay aspects.




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Many people are already pointing out that Genshin Impact looks like a clone of 2017 Nintendo Switch-exclusive title Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and not just in terms of artwork style but for also having similar gameplay mechanics.

Despite criticism for that, developer miHoYo is aiming to launch on platforms that has lesser hardware restrictions and therefore, is actually trying to go further and beyond with how combat and puzzles are eventually going to play out.

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Cyberpunk 2077 Won't Let You Attack Children or Story NPC

Although you can fight almost anyone in Night City, Cyberpunk 2077 will not let you hurt kids or NPCs related to story.

An open-world game, upcoming role-playing title Cyberpunk 2077 from developer/publisher CD Projekt Red will allow players freedom to become whoever they want to be as player character V or do almost whatever they wish to do in Night City.

People can hurt others or even take on a role of a pacifist by not killing anyone at all and yet complete all tasks. Despite having very little in-game player restrictions, you won't be able to violently attack any children or NPCs essential to story.

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Cyberpunk 2077 Won't Let You Attack Children or Story NPC

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Of course there are people that come after you and you have to fight back or there are gang members and corporate jerks that you would want to give a beating but there are still limits to who you can or cannot physically harm.

So, if you are intend to be aggressive towards everyone around you or go on a murderous spree, children and NPCs important to game story will be protected, according to a recent response on Reddit from a CDPR representative.

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In-Game Player Restrictions

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Also, trying to aggressive and antagonize folks have their unique consequences; especially if you decide to pick a fight with gangs or start causing trouble in a police-controlled area, they sure would react and even come after you.

Previously, developer/publisher Bethesda made it so that players of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim would not be able to hurt or kill children by making them unkillable to do away with problematic portrayals of any violence against children.

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CDPR actually took a pretty thoughtful step to avoid further unnecessary debacle regarding people getting upset over sensitive subjects as child abuse in a video game by protecting them while making almost everyone else fair game.

CD Projekt Red has already been in controversies regarding transgender representation and minority groups in Cyberpunk 2077 but creator Mike Pondsmith, who came to their defense suggesting the studio is paying proper respect to cultural difference.

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Cyberpunk 2077 Cosplay Contest Announced

CD Projekt Red has announced official cosplay contest for Cyberpunk 2077 worth $40K prize pool.

If people already weren't hyped enough for upcoming role-playing game Cyberpunk 2077 from developer/publisher CD Projekt Red, actor Keanu Reeves (Constantine, The Matrix) intensified it sky high by appearing at Xbox E3 2019 press event.

Too make it even bigger than it already is, CDPR has just announced an official cosplay contest based on their anticipated story-driven RPG with a total prize pool $40,000 that will conclude in 2020 through a Grand Finale event live.

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Cyberpunk 2077 Cosplay Contest Announced

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Anyone interested to participate will have to design a costume or getup based on a character that already exists within fictional universe of Cyberpunk and was shown in any official materials like poster, screenshots or even trailer.

Very soon, there will be an official cosplay guide on their official website to help contestants create their desired getup. You can take part by submitting your entry online anytime before November 30, 2:59 PM PT/11:59 PM CET.

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Customize Your Cosplay

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Or you can just show up on a few select events to showcase your designed costume on stage live and one from each event will be picked for Grand Finale. You may want to take a look at event schedules in advance given below.

  • Gamescom (Cologne, Germany) August 21-24
  • PAX West (Seattle, USA) August 31-September 3
  • Tokyo Game Show, Tokyo, Japan, September 12-15
  • Igromir (Moscow, Russia), October 4-7
  • Paris Games Week (Paris, France), October 30-November 3

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Only 10 finalists will make it to the red carpet Grand Finale in 2020, receiving $2,000 along with travel and accommodation costs. Top 3 will receive themed goodies and winner will take $15,000 on top of those and a chance to photoshoot for magazine cover.

Arranging public competition to heavily promote video game projects before launch is nothing new for video game developers but it surely is impressive to see how generously this Polish studio intends to compensate their participants.

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Before getting started, take some inspiration from the footage below or just go posing as Johnny Silverhand.




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Although there was some bad press regarding racial representation earlier but was debunked by its creator Mike Pondsmith eventually. Regardless of whatever controversy it faces, loyal fan-base of CDPR apparently has their back.

Cyberpunk 2077 is currently scheduled to release on 16 April, 2020 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. PC version of the game will be available via Epic Games Store, GOG and Steam digital distribution platforms for downloading online.

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Cyberpunk 2077 Will Have Multiple Endings

Cyberpunk 2077 quest director Mateusz Tomaszkiewicz confirms to feature multiple endings for the game.

Following recent appearance at Xbox E3 2019 press conference event, official release date for upcoming highly anticipated role-playing game Cyberpunk 2077 is revealed to be 16 April, 2020 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms.

It is also confirmed by quest director Mateusz Tomaszkiewicz in a recent interview with YouTuber YongYea that developer/publisher CD Projekt Red will be adding multiple endings for their ambitious story-driven RPG, all depending on player choice.

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Cyberpunk 2077 Will Have Multiple Endings

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According to Tomaszkiewicz, there is more than one way to end the story for your character based on what path a player would choose during their campaign but he also didn't say that how many ending scenarios they are planning to go for.

For instance, V can opt out from using any cybernetic augmentations or even refrain from killing literally anyone. Exploring in futuristic megalopolis Night City will open up many pleasant or messy situations to you but how you handle it is up to you.

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Specialized in RPG development, CDPR has included three major endings for their The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt title of 2015. Following a branching narrative, it offered several other minor endings driven by in-game decisions made by player.

Given how they are aiming to go big with their next project, sci-fi adventure Cyberpunk 2077 may came out offering more endings than you expected. CDPR is strongly considering a Photo Mode but there is no official confirmation on that just yet.

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Despite being at crosshairs with media for their apparent portrayal of race and gender, CD Projekt Red has won E3 2019 with a surprise reveal of actor Keanu Reeves (Constantine, The Matrix) playing a main character named Johnny Silverhand.

Other than major console platforms like PS4 and Xbox One, PC version of Cyberpunk 2077 will be available at Epic Games Store, GOG and Steam. A collector's edition is currently up for pre-order that is worth $249.99 featuring digital and physical items.

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Cyberpunk 2077 E3 2019 Demo Will Be Revealed at PAX West

New gameplay demo of Cyberpunk 2077 from E3 2019 will be going public during PAX West 2019 event.

In a recent appearance at Xbox press conference event, developer/publisher CD Projekt Red has won over E3 2019 by revealing actor Keanu Reeves (Constantine, The Matrix) being a part of their upcoming role-playing game Cyberpunk 2077.

Just like last year, CDPR has showcased nearly an hour-long demo at E3 behind closed doors and away from public eyes, which their global community lead Marcin Momot has stated lately to be revealed at PAX West 2019.

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Cyberpunk 2077 E3 2019 Demo Will Be Revealed at PAX West

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However, fans who can't get enough of the game probably won't have to wait too long to get an exclusive look at extended gameplay demo because PAX West is coming on August 30 to September 2, which is only months away from now.

Not only did they show footage of Keanu Reeves' in-game character Johnny Silverhand but some level design elements were highlighted. Plus, audience was able to have some hands-off experience with combat mechanics and variety of options.

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In a reply Tweet to Wushu Studios' communications manager, Momot has confirmed gameplay reveal at PAX.



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An early report from E3 2018 revealed last year that the title will have full nudity because it is set in a futuristic reality where people are obsessed with cybernetic augmentations and some of them will let you hack into equipment to hurt enemies.

Cyberpunk 2077 marks to be one of the highly anticipated games from CD Projekt Red that is loosely based on Cyberpunk 2020 tabletop game by creator Mike Pondsmith and set to arrive on 16 April, 2020 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Sunday, June 9, 2019

Cyberpunk 2077 Release Date

CD Projekt Red releases new Cyberpunk 2077 trailer at E3 2019 featuring Keanu Reeves and a release date set for 2020.

There is no doubt that upcoming role-playing game Cyberpunk 2077 is one of the most-anticipated game that players are eagerly looking to get their hands on as soon as it comes to PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms.

This year, developer/publisher CD Projekt Red came to E3 2019 with a brand-new trailer and a release date that received a grand reveal by none other than actor Keanu Reeves (Constantine, The Matrix) himself came to stage to present it.

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Cyberpunk 2077 Release Date

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Presented at Xbox E3 2019 press conference, new Cyberpunk 2077 cinematic trailer gets within its dark plot.




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As usual, player character V arrives on a crime-ridden area of Night City megalopolis for a payday after finishing a job. His contractor asks if he got what he asked for and upon confirmation, tells him to go to washroom to wash off.

While washing off blood from his hands, V recounts how he went on a big-time job earlier with Jackie Welles to get insane rich and though they somehow got the job done, his friend caught up in ensuing shootout from rival gang.

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As soon as he got out, V is slammed with the door and he tries to retaliate with pointy extension of his augmented arms to no avail. His fixer, Dexter DeShawn is mad at him that they caused too much chaos and they all draw their gun on each other.

He discovers himself in a junkyard outside of megacity and is rebooted by a stranger with a likeness of John Wick star. He invites V by saying "Wake the fuck up, samurai. We have a city to burn", which is a nod to the name printed on the collar of his jacket.

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Reeves's role here is obviously of a non-playable character but he is not just a random nobody here. He is playing Johnny Silverhand, an iconic character created by Mike Pondsmith for original Cyberpunk 2020 tabletop game.

You can even see him having a shiny cybernetic silver arm when he removes his shades but this is quite different than his actual look. Bringing Silverhand into the mix is an attempt from CD Projekt Red to connect the game to its lore.

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Also, a detailed look at digital and physical goodies from an unboxed collector's edition has been unveiled in another video.




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A Collector's Edition worth $249.99 is up for pre-order now, which includes an artbook, box, embroidered patches, metal pin set, NCPD evidence bag, quadra V-tech metal keychain, V-figure and digital items like original soundtrack.

Sci-fi adventure Cyberpunk 2077 from CD Projekt Red currently scheduled to release on April 16, 2020. PC version of the game will be available on Epic Games Store, GOG and Steam as developers chose not to make it an Epic Store-exclusive.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Skull & Bones Delayed to 2020

Once again, Ubisoft has delayed their upcoming pirate adventure game Skull & Bones to 2020 and skipping its E3 2019 showcase.

Upcoming anticipated open-world action game Skull & Bones from developer/publisher Ubisoft was announced back at E3 2017 with an initial launch window of 2018 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One only to be delayed to 2019 last year.

However, that date is now being delayed once again and will only come out after their current fiscal year will end in March 2020. The pirate adventure will not show up at E3 2019 next month and will be released on spring next year.

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Skull & Bones Delayed to 2020

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Ubisoft made a statement saying that it is very common for newer IPs to take more time in development phase because of creative vision and newer ideas and in May 2018, developers asked for more time to deliver an engaging experience.

According to their recent earnings report, ongoing publishing plans for SNB suggests that it may eventually arrive sometime around April 2020. Since it was pushed back to improve quality, we can only hope that it was for the best reasons.

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A video featuring producer Karl Luhe addressing this delay was posted lately by Skull & Bones official Twitter account. He talks about where they are now in terms of development and offers some behind-the-scenes look as well.



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A TV show based on the game is also on its way but that wouldn't be affected by this delay in any way. Developer studio that worked on ship combat sequences of Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag are working on it for their past experience.

Although getting a long-anticipated game like Skull & Bones twice after reveal is mildly frustrating but seeing Ubisoft is not rushing out an unfinished product and prioritizing quality only shows their commendable dedication to fan-service.