Showing posts with label Role-Playing. Show all posts
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Thursday, November 29, 2018

BioWare Teased Dragon Age Announcement

Developer BioWare hinted at possible announcement of an upcoming sequel of their fantasy RPG franchise Dragon Age.

While talking about their upcoming project Anthem, developers BioWare has revealed that they are also working on some secret Dragon Age stuff and thus, straight out hinted at an upcoming announcement of something big at The Game Awards 2018.

General Manager Casey Hudson of the studio mentioned their work as "secret" in a Blog Post and given the upcoming event is a place for many companies to reveal their upcoming release, a new installment from the popular fantasy RPG franchise would not be a shocker.

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BioWare Teased Dragon Age Announcement

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We thought we would straight up quote Casey Hudson on what he just wrote in his Blog for your own convenience.

If you’ve been following these blogs, or myself and Mark Darrah on Twitter, you know we’re also working on some secret Dragon Age stuff.  Dragon Age is an incredibly important franchise in our studio, and we’re excited to continue its legacy.  Look for more on this in the coming month (though I won’t tell you where to look…)

RELATED: Anthem Gameplay Details

Players clearly have their fond memories with the first game, Dragon Age: Origins for countless hours and now that executive producer of Dragon Age: Inquisition, Mark Darrah is involved, we can hope for a fourth installment currently in development.

Inquisition was also the last game that came out in 2014 and followed up by downloadable contents till 2015. The studio also disclosed adding Alexis Kennedy of Failbetter Games as a guest writer for the next project of the series to expand a bit of lore.

RELATED: Anthem Won't Have Cross-Play or DLC at Launch

We just hope and pray that this announcement doesn't end up being some major disaster like the reveal event of Diablo Immortal, because people didn't expect a mobile-only new game that was so hyped up from the past few months of the big reveal.

Hopefully, BioWare won't make a stupid move like that and whatever they are cooking up and ready to announce soon will be a new release for PC and other major consoles, so that the franchise can return to its glory days once again.

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Final Fantasy XIII Trilogy is Backwards Compatible on Xbox One

Xbox One backward compatibility feature brings Final Fantasy XIII Trilogy and Civilization Revolution as Xbox One X enhanced from Xbox 360.

The entire Xbox community came celebrating the fourth-annual X018 event this weekend at Mexico City and Microsoft Studios teamed up with Square Enix to announce that Final Fantasy XIII Trilogy will be backwards compatible on Xbox One from November 13.

It is time for fans of the series to rejoice in excitement as Final Fantasy XIII, Final Fantasy XIII-2 and Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII from role-playing game franchise Final Fantasy has joined the library of Xbox One X enhanced backward compatibility.

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Final Fantasy XIII Trilogy is Backwards Compatible on Xbox One

RELATED: Final Fantasy XV DLC Cancelled

These three action RPG titles from "Fabula Nova Crystallis" saga with mostly positive receptions were originally released within 2009 to 2013 for Xbox 360 consoles aside from other platforms like Android, iOS, PC and PlayStation 3.

Not only are these games are being made available for Microsoft's eighth-generation home console, FFXIII Trilogy is receiving enhanced visual upgrade to be enjoyed on the world’s most powerful console, Xbox One X.

RELATED: Final Fantasy VII Remake Comes Before 2023

The above-mentioned titles will soon join previously announced lineup of Final Fantasy VII, Final Fantasy IX, Final Fantasy X HD Remaster, Final Fantasy X-2 HD Remaster, Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age and World of Final Fantasy Maxima as part of Final Fantasy Legacy Collection, will be releasing throughout 2019.

On another note, turn-based strategy game Sid Meier's Civilization Revolution from developer Firaxis Games and publisher 2K Games has also received Xbox One X enhanced update. Back in April 2017, the title joined the backward catalog of games already.

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FFXIII and Civilization Revolution is Xbox One X Enhanced

RELATED: Final Fantasy Legacy Collection Announced

Some people may have missed their chance with these titles the first time they were launched and had no way of playing it back now without migrating back to older consoles or maybe experience it on PC if there is a version available. This is where the Xbox One backwards compatible feature comes to play.

Microsoft has done a great job amassing more than 500 titles from Xbox 360 platform and 25 of them are enhanced for Xbox One X. Another 32 original Xbox classic titles are now available to enjoy on your Xbox One devices.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Final Fantasy XV DLC Cancelled

Square Enix cancelled upcoming four DLC episodes for Final Fantasy XV. Also, game director Hajime Tabata quits the company.

Back in April, developer/publisher Square Enix of action role-playing game Final Fantasy XV announced additional content for the 2016 game in a panel at PAX East, which includes four new episodes planned to release on 2019.

Today, they revealed in a livestream that three of these four expansion packs are cancelled. On top of that, game director Hajime Tabata is also confirmed to have left the company after finishing his last work day on October 31. This is just too much to take in, right?

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Final Fantasy XV DLC Cancelled

RELATED: Final Fantasy Legacy Collection Announced

Before the unexpected official announcement, these character-focused episodes include Aranea, Ardyn, Lunafreye and Noctis were to offer side stories and an alternate finale. Except for episode Ardyn, rest three is scrapped now.

Ardyn is currently scheduled to release in March 2019 and the events of this episode takes place before the story of FFXV, where players have the chance to take the role of Ardyn Izunia, the main antagonist of the game.

RELATED: Final Fantasy VII Remake Comes Before 2023

There would also be a tie-in anime titled, Final Fantasy XV Episode Ardyn - Prologue that explores the reason behind Ardyn becoming so vengeful. We also have a preview of the episode in a form of teaser trailer here. Check this out.




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Luminous Productions, an internal studio of Square Enix were in charge of developing these content add-ons will now focus on developing a brand-new AAA title for global market since they are no longer tasked to the DLC episodes anymore.

On director Hajime Tabata quitting the studio, the official statements mentioned him resigning back in October, probably in pursuit of founding his own company. He sincerely thanked all of the loyal fans in his resignation letter for supporting the game for years.

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Game Director Hajime Tabata Leaves Square Enix

RELATED: Kingdom Hearts: The Story So Far Announced for PS4

When Square Enix initially released plans for bringing more content to Final Fantasy XV, fans were convinced that the game will never end considering the title was originally announced back in 2006 before it saw release in 2016, exactly ten years later.

Unfortunately, that certainly is not the case at hand until further development because according to one of their earnings report, this executive decision of cancelling the DLCs resulted in a tremendous amount of loss of around $33 million.