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

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

RELATED: Tomb Raider 1+2+3 Will Be Remastered

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

RELATED: Shadow of the Tomb Raider Release Date Revealed

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

RELATED: The Walking Dead VR Game In Works

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.

RELATED: Warcraft III Update Suggests Remastered Edition?

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.

Monday, August 28, 2017

The Walking Dead: Our World Teaser Trailer

It was not a long-while ago that people were losing their minds over the location-based augmented reality game Pokémon GO when it first came out. As a result, it made history and all sort of news. Whether or not you were a part of that frenzy, here it comes again but in a different form. There are already so many fans of AMC's super hit television series The Walking Dead that it would be near impossible to find out a single person who hasn't heard about it. Yes, you have guessed it right. Apparently, The Walking Dead will be having an augmented reality treatment soon.

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The Walking Dead – Our World Mobile Game

RELATED: The Walking Dead VR Game In Works

Before we indulge ourselves into vivid imaginations about how that turn out to be, lets catch up with the latest trailer for The Walking Dead: Our World mobile game.




Not long ago, there was a news of The Walking Dead VR game in development and maybe looks like AMC and Next Games has been cooking up The Walking Dead: Our World as part of that plan. The latter being responsible for the award-winning mobile game The Walking Dead: No Man’s Land, we can only expect something truly extraordinary to come out in the end. The creators of the game have decided to use “location-based augmented reality” for this upcoming TWD project, which looks really promising and fantastic at the same time.

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Fight Walkers As You Go

When the game finally comes to your mobile devices, your couch, the street or park will be your ground to make a stand against undead hordes, according to the description attached to the trailer. The best part is, couple of renowned fan-favorite characters like Rick Grimes, Daryl Dixon and Michonne from the comics-inspired TV show might show up alongside you to take out the zombies. That means, if you are a fan-boy of The Walking Dead, you get to experience an intense gameplay along with your favorite characters through the game.

The Walking Dead – Our World doesn't have a definitive release date yet but it is said to be coming soon on Android devices and iOS. Also, the eighth season of The Walking Dead is returning to AMC on October 22, 2017, starring Andrew Lincoln, Chandler Riggs, Norman Reedus, Melissa McBride, Lauren Cohan and Danai Gurira in major roles.

Monday, August 21, 2017

Doom, Fallout 4 and Skyrim VR Release Date

Virtual reality is becoming a trend these days and it is also impacting the video game industry. Many studios who realize the potential of riding this tide are releasing VR versions of their popular titles now to give their fans an all-new 3D experience and Bethesda Softworks decides to be wise like that. So, what they did is that they have taken projects of pre-existing games like Doom, Fallout 4 and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim to produce VR versions for them.

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Doom, Fallout 4 and Skyrim VR Release Date

Doom
Aside from the superior graphics excellence of modern time, Doom actually hasn't evolved from its core concept of shooting massive hordes of demons from Mars, beside the improved visuals have amplified the intensity of the game even more. We are not saying that's a bad thing but how about getting a bit more up close and personal with the minions of Hell? That wouldn't be so bad and Bethesda already gave us a preview of how it would look like at E3 2017 Showcase. We agree that Doom VFR will blow first person shooter loving gamers mind if not the brains.




Fallout 4
Fallout 4 is perhaps the most successful title of the entire Fallout series and probably that is why Bethesda has chosen the title for a VR treatment. As you struggle to survive in a post-apocalyptic world, the virtual reality makes the aspects of the game pretty real to you. The entire game is re-imagined and you will notice that in combat and crafting. It's not just a tour of the Wasteland but the complete in-game world of the original game and t hat includes hundreds of locations. Even if you have played Fallout 4 before, this is a chance to experience the game once more with a new perspective.




The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
The entire open world of action role-playing game Skyrim along with three of its official DLC; Dawnguard, Dragonborn and Hearthfire are what you are getting in Skyrim VR. The scale and depth of this epic fantasy is re-imagined as you fight to save the world from the menace of the fabled dragon Alduin the World-Eater. Fighting dragons and exploring mountains will be more lifelike now than it was when you played Skyrim previously. Be sure to choose your own way to roam this open world as you play.




What we learn about the release dates for these VR projects are that The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim will see release for PlayStation VR on November 17 and then on HTC Vive at some point in 2018. Doom VFR will come out next on December 1 for PlayStation VR and Vive. Fallout 4 VR will be released on PC for the HTC Vive and the release date is December 12. So, we can be pretty thankful to Bethesda Softworks for bringing us all these virtual reality games throughout the year and expect them to create some original VR games as well.

Monday, August 14, 2017

EVE: Valkyrie – Warzone Expansion Announced

From the banner of CCP Games, multiplayer dogfighting shooter game EVE: Valkyrie came out in March 2016. It's been more than a year that players have heard anything new regarding the title from the creators and now, they have decided to finally release major expansion pack titled "Warzone" for the first time.

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EVE: Valkyrie – Warzone Announced

An announcement trailer was also released along with the news but the trailer is mostly cinematic and doesn't give much peek into the actual content. Nevertheless, check it out now.




The Warzone expansion pack will feature major game-changing elements available for standard and VR gameplay. That means, PS4 and PS VR gamers will now be able to fly along and join a fight at the same time whether or not they are in or out of virtual reality. This is definitely a huge game changer as more players are now allowed to the multiplayer and there will be more action packed space-dogfighting every now and then.

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First-Person Spaceship Shooter

Warzone will take you to New Eden for a lifetime of first-person spaceship shooting as leader of the Valkyrie, a cloned pilot named Rán Kavik. The character is voiced by pop-culture's one of the most renowned actress Katee Sackhoff (Battlestar Galactica, Longmire).

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Katee Sackhoff as Rán Kavik

There are four classes of ships to choose from before you dive into the wave of heroic battles of outer space and they are; Assault, Heavy, Support and the covert class ship, the Shadow, which is the new addition to the class. You should choose your spacecraft wisely as it not only represents your image but also the unique firepower and other abilities of the ship will determine your fate in the battle.

With Warzone, EVE: Valkyrie has enhanced the game and re-defined the playing style entirely. Pilots will be able to find the ships that matched their gameplaying style and each ship have their unique ultra abilities, to turn the table. There will be two new maps to explore; Fleet and Outpost. Plus, the previous complex in-game reward system is also simplified, so that you can get modification for you ship a lot easily.

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Next-Generation Fleet

If you think you've heard enough then we have more in stock for you. The expansion is not just some extension of EVE: Valkyrie gaming but instead, it is a complete re-invention to offer the players a brand-new experience. If you already got a copy then the Warzone expansion pack is free for you and if you are not then you can have the whole package for only $29.99. EVE: Valkyrie – Warzone will be out on September 26, 2017 for PC and PlayStation 4.