Showing posts with label VR. Show all posts
Showing posts with label VR. Show all posts

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Bethesda Director Responds to Skyrim Port Jokes

Bethesda director Todd Howard says that, they only make Skyrim ports because fans are still buying it.

It's been seven years that action role-playing game The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim from Bethesda Softworks has been released and players are still so passionate about the game even today. Keeping that in mind, publisher Bethesda is also releasing the game on various ports every now and then. There are running jokes among fans on them doing ports for Skyrim and game director Todd Howard simply suggested them to stop playing the game if they want all these ports.

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Bethesda Director Responds to Skyrim Port Jokes

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Originally, TESV was released back in November 11, 2011 for PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Then in 2013, a Legendary Edition containing all DLC and a remastered Special Edition in 2016 was launched. The latest in the line of ports for Skyrim has made available for Amazon Echo after it was ported to Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, VR and Xbox One. When they dropped a commercial starring Keegan-Michael Keys playing it on the device, many have thought of it as a spoof.

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Turns out, this parody trailer released at E3 2018 press conference from Bethesda titled "Very Special Edition" is very real and can be played on Amazon’s Alexa.




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Recently, company director Todd Howard is awarded as "Industry Legend" at the annual Gamelab event in Barcelona for his contribution on Fallout and The Elder Scrolls series. Afterwards in an interview with Geoff Keighley, he states their reason for regularly making ports for Skyrim, which is simply because fans keep buying the game over and over. He made a valid point with that comment because TESV remains to be the most popular among the franchise till date.

"Even now, the amount of people who play Skyrim seven years later; millions of people every month are playing that game. That's why we keep releasing it. If you want us to stop releasing it, stop buying it."

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Skyrim offer players to assume the role of Dragonborn, a mortal man with the soul and power of a dragon, who is destined to save humanity from a fabled black dragon named Alduin. A massive open world environment is up for exploring during the quest and may compelling RPG elements increases replay value for the title. Although The Elder Scrolls VI has been teased during E3, it is still in early development phase and ain't coming anytime soon.

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Reportedly, TESV: Skyrim is listed as one of the games on Steam with most concurrent number of players alongside titles like Civilization V, Payday 2 and Rocket League, amassing more than 50,000 players simultaneously. Todd wants the worlds of Bethesda to be sustainable as long as he is here and since the game still sells, releasing newer ports isn't that bad of an idea. Maybe gamers are simply worried thinking that re-releasing an old game probably burns out creative energy of developers.

Minecraft Update Aquatic Phase Two

Developer Mojang has released second Phase of Update Aquatic for all-new underwater Minecraft adventures on PC and consoles.

Entire fanbase of Minecraft seemingly has been away for some time now from this most popular sandbox adventure but they were actually waiting with patience for Phase Two to roll out with the newest Update Aquatic. Whether it is mobile devices like Android and iOS, or even handheld system like Nintendo Switch or PC, VR and Xbox One, you can play it on any modern gaming platform there is and the new update reaches out to players to take a deep dive in for a good time.

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Minecraft Update Aquatic Phase Two

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A brand-new trailer showcasing features of Update Aquatic is right here for you to take a quick look at it and get hooked in. We suggest you take a good look at detailed Patch Notes for more specifics.




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Players are now allowed the ability to breathe underwater and you can see up to 3,000 types of different tropical fauna wandering around there; including sea turtles. Adding sea to gameplay has expanded the open world title bigger than it already is. A new trident weapon will be at your disposal but they are no good to break blocks if you are in Creative mode. You can bump into an old shipwreck probably at some point and are allowed ride Skeleton Horses as well.

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As you are entering a new level of water physics, you are about to experience a few minor change game’s simulation but it won't stop you from making waterlogged blocks. Other things to point are that the menu background is changed for the sake of new theme to match with it. There are coral reefs, nine ocean biomes and treasure chests to be found underwater. Zombie hordes still lurks deep down under going as The Drowned and they are able to walk on bottom pits.

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This one is an update Minecraft fans would love to get their hands on as it brings a complete new environment to explore and since the game is primarily focused on gathering resource and crafting, there is no reason for which players won't like it. Players of Bedrock Edition can play it now whereas people on Java have to wait for that version. However, we cannot help but notice that it never mentioned whether or not this Minecraft console update will be available for PlayStation 4 or not.

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Minecraft Nintendo Switch Cross-Play

Minecraft brings cross-play with Better Together update to let players team up on Nintendo Switch and Xbox One in a new trailer.

Playing your favorite games with friends on cross-platform is bliss and these days, developers and publishers are keeping that in mind. We all know how popular Minecraft is among fans already and everyone just wants to take part for some fun crafting experience. An update titled, Better Together was released last year that let players to enjoy the game on PC, Xbox One, mobile and VR devices together. That list of cross-playing platforms just included Nintendo Switch to the fold.

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Minecraft Nintendo Switch Cross-Play

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You should go ahead and check out the brand-new trailer of Nintendo Switch cross-play of the game for more information.




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Using the Bedrock engine, the game was made available for the trendy next gen console of Nintendo. Alongside many other popular lists of Nintendo games, it will sure add a lot of value to the platform as Minecraft is now the second best-selling video game of all time with more than 144 million units. While you can customize your game with in-game store community contents and this version comes with the Super Mario Mash-Up Pack. That sure makes you jump with joy, right?

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If you happen to have a copy of the original Switch Edition game then all you have to do is to download this new version of Minecraft or just get it directly from Nintendo eShop. Don't worry about all of your DLC contents as you can just transfer them to the new version easily. You will need a free Microsoft account for cross-play on Switch with other participants from different devices and platforms. Plus, it will come in handy to get Minecoins and making purchase on marketplace.

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Nintendo and Microsoft Team-Up

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With help from SkyBox Labs, Microsoft has taken this joint effort to bring together their fan-base and increase the pleasure of playing together. One thing that seemed odd is that while both of these companies are promoting a competitor’s console so positively, Sony decides to be a grumpy old grandpa and not allowing cross-platform play on their consoles. They already are in a controversy regarding not letting players use their Epic Games accounts on PlayStation 4 for other consoles.

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That situation has been worsened and the Minecraft developer team has been trying to reach out to them for some time to bring the experience to PS4 but they simply won't join the parade. Where Microsoft and Nintendo chooses to play together and survive together, Sony is probably rooting for survive alone and being left behind.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Tomb Raider Trilogy Remastered Canceled

Only a week ago, we've learned that 90's legendary action-adventure game series Tomb Raider has been developed into re-mastered edition by Realtech VR. The first three release of the franchise were chosen to be re-mastered but now that dream can probably never come true as the project has been canceled. Though, no details of what went on behind the scene are still a mystery but it appears that the idea of the developers clashed at some levels with the publisher of the game.

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Tomb Raider Trilogy Remastered Cancelled

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It was through an official Tweet that Realtech VR revealed that the project is canceled now but then it was deleted. After a while there was another Tweet, which says they will not continue working on any third-party licenses anymore.



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Now, it is obviously clear that Realtech VR surely have faced some problem with publisher Square Enix, which have led them to reach such conclusion and because, they are not allowed to publicly discuss the nature of the dispute with anyone, they are keeping a mild tone at it. We are pretty sure that fans that were having high expectations for the first three games of Tomb Raider series are quite hurt in this short-lived hope of theirs. We can easily relate to that.

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Tomb Raider DOS version

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Although, Realtech VR have been working on those titles for some time and their re-mastered version of Tomb Raider 1 and 2 is probably available on mobile devices. You can still get the original Tomb Raider Trilogy on Steam but those are the DOS version and not going to give you the experience of the re-mastered ones for sure. Actor Alicia Vikander and Dominic West starrer live-action Tomb Raider film is already out and that can help you blow off some steam now.

RELATED: Shadow of the Tomb Raider Teaser Trailer

Recently, Square Enix has revealed the next installment of the Tomb Raider series titled Shadow of the Tomb Raider and there is a release date for September 14, 2018 on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Skeptical fans are speculating that perhaps the copyright owners are doing this because of the belief that they may not get enough hype for their newest Tomb Raider title if re-mastered version of the original trilogy of Tomb Raider is on the way. We think of it as just a possibility but even a very far-fetched one at that.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

The Walking Dead: Our World Gameplay Trailer

The creator-owned comic-book series The Walking Dead from Image Comics by writer Robert Kirkman (Battle Pope, Invincible) has done all sorts of wonders from its launch in 2003. When AMC television decided to adapt the book for television, the series have been breaking countless records on cable TV history and currently on its eighth season. Another spin-off show Fear The Walking Dead is growing its audience as well.

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The Walking Dead: Our World Gameplay Trailer

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The franchise also spawned a couple of successful games for mobile devices and other platforms. Seems like, The Walking Dead is aiming for being the most adapted concept on various media. Following the insane success of the free-to-play mobile game Pokémon GO, The Walking Dead is coming soon with the AR technology for their upcoming mobile release The Walking Dead: Our World.

Developer Next Games have dropped a sneak peek gameplay trailer for upcoming The Walking Dead: Our World on YouTube recently.




Those who have already played the predecessor game employing AR technology could immediately relate the similarities between Pokémon GO and The Walking Dead: Our World, well, except for the end of the world part of course. Since the game is based on AMC television series, which means you may bump into Carl Grimes, Daryl Dixon, Glenn Rhee, Rick Grimes or Michonne cleaning up zombie hordes as well as yourself.

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Collect New Weapons

RELATED: The Walking Dead: Our World Teaser Trailer

While you clear up your surroundings off the zombies, you will level up and be sure to check for new weapons according to their class and rarity. At the Games Developers Conference (GDC), The Walking Dead: Our World is expected to premiere along with a few other AR games. The game is open for pre-registration and hopefully will come out sometime later in 2018.

With Telltale Games' episodic survival horror take on the series, gamers on many platforms are already in love with the post-apocalyptic world of The Walking Dead. Plus, another adventure of the undead world set in Washington is coming soon in Overkill’s The Walking Dead. Now-a-days, people are always busy with their cell phones and Next Games just brought the thrill of the action into their pocket and grasp at any time.

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Tomb Raider 1+2+3 Will Be Remastered

90's action-adventure gaming age would have been entirely different if not for Eidos Interactive to come up with the legendary Tomb Raider series. The popularity of the franchise spawned two live-action movies starring Hollywood superstar Angelina Jolie in the lead role and a reboot movie by actor Alicia Vikander reprises the character of Lara Croft, scheduled to release on March 16, 2018. All we need is some re-mastered edition of the old Tomb Raider games.

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Tomb Raider 1+2+3 Will Be Remastered

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Well, guess what? That is exactly what is going to happen now. Developer Realtech VR takes the responsibility of re-invigorating these games as re-mastered edition. They have already ported Tomb Raider 1 and 2 for mobile devices successfully and now they are headed for PC with these games. Aside from graphical enhancement, the Tomb Raider trilogy will run on a brand-new 3D engine and will feature support for OpenVR.

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In a recent conversation on Twitter, Realtech VR let it slip that they are up to re-mastering the Tomb Raider games for Steam, which you can see below.



Below is an example of how it is going to turn out as the re-mastered version of Tomb Raider for PC once they are done. It will run on a full HD 1080p display and at 60fps.




The best part of this news is that, if you already happen to have Tomb Raider 1, 2 or 3 on Steam, you will get the re-mastered editions free and no re-purchasing is required at all. The developers have same plans for GOG but whether or not that is possible is still a question. At this point in time of many kick-ass games out there, a lot of people didn't even realize that the first games of Tomb Raider series are actually available on Steam.

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While the modern day reboot installments of the Tomb Raider series are behind the inspiration for the movie adaption, players deserve the chance to go back to the roots of this game to find out first hand, what made it one of the greatest. The polygonal shape of Lara Croft's design however stays almost all the same but in overall, the sneak preview looks very promising. If not anything, this attempt to re-master will at least bring these good old games back to PC for a new generation of gamers.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Doom VFR Out Now

If you fantasize about fighting against hordes of demons and blasting their brains off then Doom is surely your thing. But how about you take things up a bit with a VR controller in Doom VFR? Things will go boom for sure and you are gonna love it if you're not faint of heart. You will wield the Super Shotgun or the destructive BFG while almost feeling the weight of the weapon and have the most epic experience of Doom!

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Doom VFR Out Now

We are getting into the details of Doom VFR shortly after you take a quick look at what it offers to the players in this short clip below.




You will find yourself amidst a chaos which started as demons from Hell starts pouring out from a portal on the UAC Martian Research facility. All are dead but only you are left till they put the drop on you. There was a top-secret UAC operational contingency protocol which shifts your consciousness into another body in the base. This may seem like a teleportation movement in the base at times.

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Massacre Demons in VR

So, the bursting demonic skulls and shooting stuff into a virtual reality hell in Doom VFR is really something that will always bound to keep you on the edge of your seat. Though you are certainly outnumbered by the massive number of your enemies but you will never out of choice for a gun from your arsenal that will not satisfy you by blowing your demonic opponents to bits. The BFG, Heavy Assault Rifle and Plasma Rifle are only a few to name among them.

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Virtual Reality Hell

It doesn't take for a genius to know that in a first-person shooter game, you always got to keep moving as it is the key-part of your survival. Doom VFR is no different in this case as well. Plus, if you are using your trusty PS VR Aim controller, the accuracy of your aim to kill will give you some great demon-slaying satisfaction. Oh, there are five unique weapon mods to blow up those fiends back to the depth of Hell they came from.

Doom VFR is already out compatible with PlayStation VR and HTC Vive headsets for players to enjoy worldwide. While some might think that the game probably is just a VR version of the 2016's title it is actually much more than that. This one is a carefully crafted version to outfit the strength and weaknesses of VR and it's really worth your interest.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Square Enix Brings Manga To VR

You might know the developer studio Square Enix for popular video games like Final Fantasy and Kingdom Hearts series but they sure are more than that. They can do a lot more than give you the best role-playing game experiences and they intend to do just that next. For some time now, they have been working with virtual reality and during New York Comic-Con, they have announced their upcoming project.

They are working on "Project Hikari", a completely new project to introduce some popular manga titles into the world of virtual reality and let the fans experience of their interactive adventure. This brand-new venture to bring manga to life through blending stills and animating scenes will thrive to give the cinematic experience to the user which will be completely different than any video game out there.

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Square Enix Brings Manga To VR

Apparently, Project Hikari is using the Unreal Engine for their purpose and has selected the title "Tales of Weddings Rings" for adaptation. This fantasy romantic comedy manga story is the creation of artist Maybe. The story revolves around a young man falling in love with a girl and discovers that she is moving to a world, where she is a princess. Regardless, the protagonist follows her and then the fun-part begins.

They way Square Enix has worked on the project, it feels like you are looking at a real-time manga world where everything is moving and changing pace in front of your own eyes. From the drawing styles to the sound effects, everything is drawn in manga-style. Even though the demo they displayed was very brief and was only a single chapter of the tale but it was enough to speculate the full-potential the whole project holds.

Project Hikari might give you the vibe of an anime movie and not what you expect from a regular manga, but the studio official ensured that in the final output, we will be given enough options to enjoy it as we see fit. So, you can re-visit the previous chapter or pause at your will.

New chapters of this VR series will be released in an episodic manner but it is yet to reveal that how much each episode will cost approximately. By the looks of it, Square Enix can successfully venture out other manga or popular comic-book series with Project Hikari in the future. A definitive release date for Project Hikari is still not announced but it will come out sometime in 2018 for sure.