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Friday, December 6, 2019

The Elder Scrolls: Legends Halts Development

Bethesda to hold development for The Elder Scrolls: Legends, effectively cancelling its console launch and further updates.

Expanding on popular fantasy action role-playing series The Elder Scrolls, free-to-play collectible card game The Elder Scrolls: Legends from Bethesda Softworks has enjoyed average success on PC platform since its release back in 2017.

In a latest announcement on a social media post, Bethesda confirmed that development for TES: Legends has now been put on hold for indefinite period of time, therefore cancelling its upcoming official console launch and content updates.

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The Elder Scrolls: Legends Halts Development

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Community manager for Legends, Christian Van Hoose recently stated on Reddit that players would still be able to enjoy online or single-player modes and will receive continued support for monthly rewards and all in-game events.

However, any pre-planned expansion or update from March 2019 development roadmap is now effectively canceled. So far, they have rolled out three out of four DLC card packs and only the fourth one set to arrive on winter got axed.

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In an interview last year, Bethesda senior vice president of marketing, Pete Hines said that Legends was in a stable form in terms of number of players and he expressed that console release would likely to help that number grow.

In their keynote event at E3 2018, further plans for launch of a Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One version was revealed with a scheduled window set for later that year, which never really saw light of the day.

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Original developer studio Dire Wolf Digital for TES: Legends was replaced by Sparkypants Studios in last summer, because publisher Bethesda wanted to move to a new direction and had nothing to do with their overall work.

Looks like Bethesda Softworks is more eager to focus their efforts on other projects like highly-anticipated The Elder Scrolls VI, a sequel to critically-acclaimed The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim and next mainline entry into named franchise.

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Due to development halt, any amount spends on in-game items are now potentially wasted. To address this trouble and make good to players, a pack of three-attribute cards "The Tamriel Collection" is offered as free giveaway for everyone.

Despite a rise of trend in digital card games genre lately, The Elder Scrolls: Legends has failed to stay relevant to fans over time competing with titles like Hearthstone, Gwent, Magic: The Gathering Arena and Shadowverse.

Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey for Consoles Out Now

Third-person survival game Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey from Panache Digital Games and Private Division is now available on PS4 and Xbox One.

Following PC release via Epic Games Store back in August, Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey from developer Panache Digital Games and publisher Private Division is releasing today worldwide on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Set 10 million years ago, during dawn of humankind when our ancestors had a single a goal to evolve and survive together. Players are tasked to go back to a savage land of Neogene Africa to live within a tribe and progress as a species.

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Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey for Consoles Out Now

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You begin with a small group of apes that would become your clan and lead them to create their own odyssey towards evolution. There are always some fearsome predators waiting to prey on you that you got to be wary of.

Survival in a dangerous environment will require you to carefully build a support system using four core systems as communication, intelligence, motricity and senses to guide on exploration and help you proceed through generations.

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Fighting Vicious Predators

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There will be several eureka moments throughout your entire narrative in Ancestors and they often happen while experimenting with skills. It could be as simple as getting a fruit, finding cream to heal or forging a weapon with stick and rock.

It may take some time for new players to pick things up in at start but once they get a hold of basic functions, it becomes very clear that entire gameplay mechanics mostly revolves around repetition of combat and skill progression.

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Exhilaration of Discovery

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Earlier, a console trailer was released showcasing a few basic aspects of Humankind Odyssey survival experience.




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Since its early release a few months back, a number of feature and updates have been added to all versions of Ancestors. There are menu information and tutorial pop-ups to help you catch up to RPG elements including new objectives.

Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey is a third-person survival game that has now found its way to PS4 and Xbox consoles with improvements. So, be creative and curious writing your own unique story in a pre-human world of adventure.

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Darksiders: Genesis is Overpriced on Google Stadia

Google Stadia would charge $10 extra on regular price of Darksiders: Genesis and THQ deny commenting.

Latest installment of Darksiders series is a top-down hack and slash action role-playing game from developer Airship Syndicate and publisher THQ Nordic titled Darksiders: Genesis just came out on December 5, 2019 for PC and Google Stadia.

If suffering from a rocky launch last month was not bad enough for Stadia due to lack of promised features and latency issue, Genesis would cost people $10 extra on Google's cloud gaming service than it would for PC version.

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Darksiders: Genesis is Overpriced on Google Stadia

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Stadia Pro subscribers received an exclusive offer from Google of up to 50% discount on select games like Assassin's Creed Odyssey and Tomb Raider reboot from 2013 but members got no price off on Genesis purchase or pre-order.

It would cost you $39.99 to buy Darksiders: Genesis on Stadia whereas you can get a copy of at Steam for only $14.99 right now to save $25 right off the bat or get it from outlets like GOG or Humble Store at a standard price of just $29.99.

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A price difference with PC version is a very absurd idea for a service that just had a rough launch period earlier and very less to offer in terms of their game catalog, with major titles like Borderlands 3 to arrive later this year.

When reached out to THQ Nordic for comments on price variation between platforms, their representative chose not to speak on their price policy and there is clearly no indication of why Stadia would charge more for a game than other stores.

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Some players are trying to point out that console versions of games often cost more than PC release and Google is likely taking an additional $10 to follow similar pricing model but then again, Stadia is not a console at all.

Set before events from previous titles, Darksiders: Genesis is a spin-off prequel that awaits a console release on February 2020. Its plot explores a war between Heaven and Hell, featuring both Strife and War as two playable lead characters.

MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries Launch Trailer

Piranha Games releases official launch trailer for MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries shortly ahead of its launch on Epic Store.

Though upcoming mecha brawling game MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries could easily be a highly anticipated title of this year on PC platform but that excitement mostly died down when it became an Epic Games Store-exclusive months ago.

MW5 was originally set to release on September 2019 but delay of schedule was announced by developer Piranha Games and now nearing to its launch on December 10, 2019, a brand-new launch trailer for the game is released recently.

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MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries Launch Trailer

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MechWarrior 5 launch trailer kicks-off with fundamental aspects of mecha fighting like getting beat and get up.




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MechWarrior series gets a revisit in latest trailer of how things always have been when giant robots would engage each other in combat, which would wreck everything around them and would escalate into heavy shootout.

There are a couple of varied class of mech models like light scouts or heavily armed tank types, carrying huge cache of weapons. Their relentless stomping and barrage of laser shooting at each other is the clear recipe for destruction.

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Ramming through buildings riding a heavy one puts up a nice display of overall in-game destructible environments. Taking down imposing threats like King Crab mech will require concentrated fire for a light class war machines.

Players can party up with friends in co-op multiplayer or simply assemble a group of AI-controlled mechs to go on missions. Mercenaries' gameplay focuses on working together with your team and salvaging from broken parts.

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Piranha Games knew that many fans would be upset over their deal with publisher Epic Games and therefore, has offered refunds on pre-order. They were allowed to keep all bonus content for MechWarrior Online but missed Closed Beta.

Although people waiting for a Steam release will have to wait a whole year to finally enjoy MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries on PC platform, hardcore fans will not probably take any issue with moving to Epic Store game launcher for once.

Bayonetta & Vanquish 10th Anniversary Bundle Revealed

Recent listings at Microsoft Store reveals remaster version of Bayonetta and Vanquish for modern consoles.

Following a recent leak on ResetEra forum has lead to players finding out a remaster project for sci-fi action third-person shooter Vanquish is in works from Microsoft Store listing, another fan-favorite title is discovered shortly afterwards.

Then another listing for cult classic action-adventure hack and slash title Bayonetta from developer Platinum Games appeared with a February 18, 2020 release date for both alongside Bayonetta and Vanquish 10th Anniversary Bundle.

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Bayonetta & Vanquish 10th Anniversary Bundle Revealed

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Both of these fan-favorite titles were originally released for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 that are now being considered for a re-release on Xbox One platform with 4K graphics support at 60 FPS and most likely for PlayStation 4 as well.

Product description reads that these games will run on 4K Ultra HD on Xbox One X aside from having achievements and cloud saves. If not exclusive to Microsoft consoles, then same features will hopefully be available on a PS4 Pro.

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There are no further details on what upgrades Platinum Games would be adding to these decade-old games since they are already backward compatible with Xbox One platform right now, apart from their graphical enhancements.

In 2017, a rumor surrounding Bayonetta and Vanquish got out when a box art for the bundle was leaked online. Looks like, developers were busy for past two years to finish their work before making an official announcement.

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On October 29, 2019, Bayonetta series has celebrated its 10th anniversary of release on PS3 and Xbox 360 back in 2009 with a special artwork from series director Hideki Kamiya and character designer Mari Shimazaki.

10th Anniversary Bundle will include remastered versions of Bayonetta and Vanquish but has yet to reveal a price point. Though publisher Sega didn't officially announced the titles but has re-released them both on Steam in past.

The Crew 2 and Trailmakers on Xbox Free Play Days

Free Play Days event brings The Crew 2 and Trailmakers this weekend for Xbox Live Gold and Game Pass Ultimate members.

If you are a member of Xbox Live Gold or Xbox Game Pass Ultimate service then you better buckle up as Free Play Days event for this weekend will take you for a spin and you can't be wasting much time wondering if you want in.

Jump straight in for a chance to play The Crew 2 and Trailmakers from today, December 5, 12:01 AM PST/3:01 AM EDT on your Xbox One console for free through end of the week until December 8, 11:59 PM PST/2:59 AM EDT.

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The Crew 2 and Trailmakers on Xbox Free Play Days

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Aside from general features of a massive open-world racing game, The Crew 2 has a variety of game modes and customization options thanks to series of free updates it received from developer Ivory Tower and publisher Ubisoft.

Trailmakers is a physics-based action game from developer/publisher Flashbulb puts you in a sandbox environment to be creative and build a vehicle using intuitive builder to take it out for exploration and a tons of things to do.

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Xbox Free Play Days is here to give you a taste of something you may like each week and then want to get it on a great discounted price. Purchase Standard, Deluxe or Gold Edition of The Crew 2 at a whopping 75% off when the event is over.

If you already have it and wish to upgrade your version of the game with more content then Season Pass will be available for 50% reduced price. Trailmakers will be offering its base game on 25% mark down following the event.

Jotun: Valhalla Edition Free on Epic Games Store Now

Epic Games Store is offering PC version of Jotun: Valhalla Edition in free giveaway game of this week.

Making debut on digital distribution marketplace a year ago, Epic Games decided to offer free games for PC platform on their storefront Epic Games Store to draw more users and has given a lot than they promised or anyone expected.

While people can still grab a copy of Rayman Legends for another day, Jotun: Valhalla Edition has been added today for giveaway of this week. All it takes is a free account to claim a copy before December 12, 7:59 AM PT/10:59 AM EDT.

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Jotun: Valhalla Edition Free on Epic Games Store Now

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Embark a valiant journey of a recently deceased Viking woman named Thora who goes on a hunt to best giant elemental creatures throughout realms to enter Valhalla by impressing the gods after having a dishonorable death.

This female warrior is granted a second chance to prove her worth and she is up against some titanic challenges to conquer. Aside from her battle against mighty giants, Thora would have to surpass many other forms of hazards and puzzles.

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Jotun is an adventure game by developer/publisher Thunder Lotus Games that is focused on Norse legends and fully hand-drawn. Overall surroundings have clear influence of popular mythology, which is complimented by its surreal scores.

Although there was no word on whether Epic Store would continue rolling on more free games, they already announced to offer strategy action game The Escapists from Mouldy Toof Studios for next week on December 12, 2019.

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Horizon Zero Dawn May Come to PC

Following Death Stranding, another PS4-exclusive Horizon Zero Dawn could be coming to PC next year.

Last month, a new job listing at developer Guerrilla Games have hinted of a possible sequel for action role-playing game Horizon Zero Dawn in works and was confirmed earlier by voice actress Janina Gavankar (Sleepy Hollow, True Blood).

A recent rumor from Russian YouTuber Anton Logvinov suggests that critically-acclaimed 2017 action RPG title HZD is going to see release on PC by February 2020 with an official reveal coming very soon, probably during The Game Awards 2019.

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Horizon Zero Dawn May Come to PC

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Anton Logvinov previously predicted Death Stranding to get a PC release earlier this year, which is built using Decima Engine from Guerrilla as part of a partnership between developer Kojima Productions and publisher Sony Interactive Entertainment.

Latest masterpiece of Hideo Kojima was revealed to have a PC release back in 2015 in a now-deleted Medium post. However, a PC port of Horizon seems a lot far-fetched idea despite Guerrilla Games being a first-party studio under Sony.

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In his post shared on ResetEra forum, more of what Logvinov stated later was added alongside his claim.

I'm talking to different developers who are making something for the PlayStation 5, and they said to me that Sony warns them "keep the PC version in mind.

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Given both of these titles runs on Decima and DS has already optimized its code for PC for an upcoming transition to a new platform, Sony could be finally pushing to bring popular PlayStation games for platform accessibility.

A major market competitor, Microsoft has been pushing more of their exclusive titles to PC for next-generation consoles. With arrival of PlayStation 5 set for holiday season next year, Sony may very well be changing their strategy as well.

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It would make sense if they want a PC port of their original PlayStation 4 title to draw interest of new players from a different platform because it is highly likely that potential development for a sequel to HZD for PS5 is already ongoing.

Since there are no official word from Guerrilla Games or Sony just yet, rumor of a PC release for Horizon Zero Dawn should be taken with a grain of salt. However, we shouldn't completely rule out its possibility given its credible source.