Showing posts with label Xbox One. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Xbox One. Show all posts

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Gears 5 Won't Have Season Pass

Coalition will not feature loot boxes or a Season Pass for their upcoming cover-based shooter game Gears 5.

Following a spectacular show at E3 2019 press conference, developer studio The Coalition and publisher Xbox Game Studios announced that upcoming third-person shooter game Gears 5 will be launching on September 10, 2019.

Apparently, they have more plans to bring change to business model of this highly anticipated title from Gears of War franchise and one of their recent statement revealed that Coalition is getting rid of all Gear Packs and Season Passes.

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Gears 5 Won't Have Season Pass

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In an attempt to focus on player experience, developers are making all DLC maps free and you can always earn some exclusive customization items. Escape and Versus mode will not only give you direct rewards but leaderboard placements as well.

By playing Tour of Duty, you earn character skins and other stuff to customize for completing daily challenges and rank up with seasonal medals. Nothing is pay-only and every piece of content out there is earnable through gameplay.

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Spending more time in multiplayer mode will increase rate of supply drops and your chance to get more random content. On picking a duplicate card, it will turn into scrap that can be used to upgrade character skills or crafting items.

Although purchasing supply drop content with real-world money is not an option, you can always buy in-game currency Iron to get exclusive customization from store but none of these will provide any competitive advantage or whatsoever.

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There is no randomness on your store purchases like Gear Packs and you get exactly what you see. However, buying Boost can accelerate progression like increased rate of XP gain and more frequent supply drops for a limited period.

By doing away with loot boxes and Season Passes, Gears 5 is really heading into a new direction. This cover-based shooter will be available on PC and Xbox One via Xbox Play Anywhere while also featuring cross-play within Microsoft platforms.

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Dead by Daylight Adds Ghost Face DLC

In a newest DLC for Dead by Daylight, Ghost Face from Scream movie series joins as brand-new Killer.

In an asymmetric survival horror setup, Dead by Daylight from developer Behaviour Interactive pits four players against one playing as a savage killer in an online multiplayer match to try and survive their way out of getting slaughtered.

To add more tension for survivors to its already intense atmosphere, brand-new killers from pop culture are often added to it. Today, iconic slayer character Ghost Face from 90's slasher movie series Scream has joined the party.

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Dead by Daylight Adds Ghost Face DLC

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Behaviour Interactive released a behind-the-scenes footage for their latest addition to 4v1 survival horror title DBD.




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Introduced through a new DLC chapter, this creepy stalker specializes on prying on its prey and then strikes them when they least expect it. A creature of habit, Ghost Face likes to play hide and seek with survivors trapped with him before closing in.

So, you need to level up your sneak up game if you are being hunted down by him and use full awareness to stay alive. Using his personal Perks, he can become unpredictable and easily locate others from their hideout after reaching Level 30 and above.

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This serial murderer is a master of stalking its prey by blending into darkness and you will never see him coming before it is too late. He has a dark humorous side and takes a moment getting a selfie while claiming one of his latest victims.

Out now on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, Ghost Face DLC is priced $2.99 only on Steam and $4.99 for consoles. It comes along with two exclusive items; Monochrome Mania body and Silvery Steel Tactical Knife weapon.

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DBD Anniversary Free Weekend & Sale

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Given how developers have brought in Hollywood maniacs like Michael Myers of Halloween, Freddy Krueger from Nightmare on Elm Street and Leatherface of Texas Chainsaw Massacre so far, arrival of Ghost Face was only a matter of time.

Dead by Daylight is currently celebrating third anniversary of its worldwide release and offering a free weekend of play on Steam until June 23. Also, you can pick up DBD for a flat out 50% off as part of a special promotional offer before June 25.

Vigor Update 0.9: Aid Comes to Xbox One

Update 0.9: Aid is coming to upcoming free-to-play loot shooter survival game Vigor in July for Xbox One.

Currently looking forward to a summer 2019 release window, developer/publisher Bohemia Interactive has been working on improving experience for their upcoming free-to-play loot shooter game Vigor on Xbox One platform.

Available via Xbox Game Preview program, developers are planning to drop one last major content update before launch. Bohemia will be rolling out Update 0.9: Aid in this July and offers an early closer look at what's coming.

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Vigor Update 0.9: Aid Comes to Xbox One

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Developers are keeping tabs on community feedback and responding to reports of unsteady shooting, they improved its gunplay. Now that it has been patched, you should be having more fun with your weapons at hand and rely on them more.

Some animations and interactions are also reworked as to go with more weapons configuration for a better experience. Lately, a new feature called Random Duos was added to this survival game for finding out fellow Outlanders to partner up.

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Spectator Mode Added

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Update 0.9 is aiming to introduce a spectator mode to let you run over what went wrong once you are killed. Back when people used to play Vigor in early phase, they had no leads on what to do but now, there will be a new tutorial to offer help.

Player complaints about in-game currency Crowns are taken into account and soon they would likely to get customization items. Finally, there would be Outlander's shop in-game to acquire backpack, headgear, uniforms and much more.

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In-Game Outlander Shop

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When the title sees a full free-to-play release this summer, Founders will get advantage over newcomers in terms of progression. As extra rewards, they will receive all previously purchased Crowns, various crates depending on their current levels and Founder's shirt.

Update 0.9 is surely packing biggest changes that will make your survival in a post-war Norway more intense than ever. Courtesy of Xbox Game Preview, player can have a two hour-long free trail of Vigor on Xbox One and it is enhanced for Xbox One X as well.

Xbox Game Pass to Add Resident Evil: Revelations and More

Nearing end of June 2019, new games like Goat Simulator, Resident Evil: Revelations and more are coming to Xbox Game Pass.

We are just out of E3 2019 with exciting news like Xbox Game Pass Ultimate announcement and beta launch of Xbox Game Pass for PC, both available to try out by spending as low as only $1 to get access to over 100 great games.

Still a week or so left for June 2019 to end and Xbox Game Pass brings a few more titles to help you enjoy passing that time. Some of these games listed below will be playable on PC, some on Xbox and then one on both platforms.

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Xbox Game Pass to Add Resident Evil: Revelations and More

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Goat Simulator
Hop into a third-person perspective action game by developer/publisher Coffee Stain Studios where you assume the role of a goat and try to solve every problem by simply head butting it, which is a pretty good way to have some nonsensical fun.

Playing as a quadruped anti-hero through small-town map has its own perks for not having an actual objectives or narrative to follow. Smashing stuffs to get points with new and unexpected surprises every now and then makes it even cooler.

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Goat Simulator on Xbox Game Pass

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Rare Replay
In a console exclusive compilation of games from developer Rare Studio, a selection of 30 older games are bundled into one. To retain its classic vibe, there was little to no changes made but it sadly missed out Donkey Kong Country and GoldenEye 007.

One of the noteworthy inclusions of this collection is undoubtedly beat 'em up platformer game Battletoads of 1991. Some older games have received infinite lives cheat option as well as an autosave progress function for players.

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Rare Replay on Xbox Game Pass

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Resident Evil: Revelations
Protagonists from original Resident Evil game, Jill Valentine and Chris Redfield are back once again to fight against bioterrorist organization Veltro and ending their possible threat of infecting one-fifth of Earth's oceans with T-Abyss virus.

In term of gameplay, storyline and visual improvements, there are elements to please casual gamers as well as series fans. Set within Resident Evil 4 and Resident Evil 5, Revelations is coming to Xbox consoles for a survival horror experience of RE franchise.

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Resident Evil: Revelations on Xbox Game Pass

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Torment: Tides of Numenera
A relatively new game, Tides of Numenera came out as a spiritual successor of Planescape: Torment from 1999. Fans of RPG genre would surely appreciate how there are a wide array of choices to make packed with an engaging story.

In a science fantasy setting, players steps into the boots of a character known as Last Castoff and is threatened by The Sorrow. Other castoffs are found during an exploration to Ninth World and a journey to leave their legacy behind continues.

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Torment: Tides of Numenera on Xbox Game Pass

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Nearing end of the month, games like Dead Island Definitive Edition, Devil May Cry 4 Special Edition, Next Up Hero, Shadow Complex Remastered, Ultimate Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 and Zombie Army Trilogy will be leaving Xbox Game Pass from June 27-30.

You can now sign up for your first month of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate for just $1, which is totally worth it. Also, don't forget to get your Xbox app on PC and Game Pass app on mobile devices to always stay connected to your games.

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

Torchlight 2 Coming to Consoles

Throwback dungeon crawler title Torchlight II of Runic Games returns for PS4, Switch and Xbox consoles on fall 2019.

For long, action role-playing dungeon crawler game Torchlight II from developer/publisher Runic Games was only limited to Linux, Mac and PC platform but now it has been announced to arrive on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

It has nearly been a decade that original Torchlight game was released where players used to fight hordes of monsters in a fictional town. That same great intensity will now be experienced across all major platforms for all fans to enjoy.

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Torchlight 2 Coming to Consoles

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Have a look back at the magic of Torchlight universe in a brand-new version exclusively developed for consoles.




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Following their successful Switch handled port of Doom and Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus,
Texas-based developer studio Panic Button is currently working on its console ports that are expected to release on September 3, 2019.

There are four different playable character classes to pick one from with their own skill trees to customize them even further. A unique pet system will be introducing new pets that both newcomers and seasoned players would appreciate.

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Award-Winning RPG Returns

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They also worked on an intuitive control scheme for increased target accuracy and better combat moves. For only $19.99, players on PS4, Switch and Xbox would be able to grab a copy of this award-winning action RPG title at launch.

Everything that fans loved about hack and slash ARPG genre is packed in Torchlight II and would be more console friendly. So, head over to those mystery dungeons to hunt monsters and grab loots to relieve the glory of this franchise on fall 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.

Monday, June 10, 2019

Final Fantasy VIII Remastered Announced

Square Enix announced Final Fantasy VIII Remastered for Steam, Switch, PS4 and Xbox to arrive later this year.

Back in September 2018, developer/publisher Square Enix announced "Final Fantasy Legacy Collection" that featured fan-favorite RPG titles from Final Fantasy series, scheduled to launch on current-gen platforms through 2018 to 2019.

Final Fantasy VIII was somehow left behind from being included to that list in between seventh and ninth installment. However, a remastered version of this PlayStation original is announced recently during E3 2019 press conference.

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Final Fantasy VIII Remastered Announced

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An official announce trailer was released to give a flashback to series fans that were looking forward to FFVIII for long.




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When military nation Galbadia and Sorceress Edea declares war against Dukedom of Dollet, protagonist Squall Leonhart gathers a group of friends within mercenary group SeeD, to help resistance member Rinoa Heartilly.

From iconic characters to its battle system, everything is getting rendered in enhanced visuals for modern-era consoles. Even its awesome soundtracks are currently made available on audio streaming platform Spotify for fans to enjoy.

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In terms of visual style, FF8 has moved over to a more realistic art style than its predecessor titles from FF series and rather than providing a high fantasy feel in overall, developers went for a grounded approach in storytelling process.

Breaking out of tradition, the studio also introduced Guardian Forces to customize your battle strategy. Every beloved original aspect of it is going to be revitalized and though it took time to arrive on modern systems, it was worth waiting.

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With everyone so busy being hyped about upcoming Final Fantasy VII Remake and the recent release of Shadowbringers expansion for Final Fantasy XIV; fans were actually worried that they might never get a remade version of FFVIII after all.

Square Enix did not left Final Fantasy VIII out and is finally giving it a long-awaited remaster treatment on its 20th anniversary year. This classic role-playing video game is coming later in 2019 for Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Marvel's Avengers E3 2019 Reveal

Square Enix have revealed first official trailer of upcoming Marvel's Avengers game at E3 2019 event.

For long, publisher Square Enix has been silent on "The Avengers Project" that was officially announced back at E3 2017 event. In December 2018, the game's Creative Director Shaun Escayg assured that development will start soon.

Only a week ago, an official Twitter account starts referring it as Marvel's Avengers and revealed schedule for a worldwide reveal at E3 2019. Today, fans are finally getting a glance at this long-awaited superhero action-adventure game.

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Marvel's Avengers E3 2019 Reveal

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An exclusive first-look trailer has been released earlier to present a more detailed look into upcoming Avengers game.




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It all begins at A-Day, when globally known superhero team of Avengers showed up in San Francisco to unveil their new hi-tech Headquarters. A sudden explosion nearby has Captain America send Iron Man and Thor to investigate.

Black Widow and Hulk joined soon into that mess what seemed like an act of terrorism by a private military force. A staged catastrophe causes huge devastation and these heroes were blamed, which led to disbandment of The Avengers.

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Fast forward to five years later, all superheroes are now outlawed by society and long gone. Entire world suffers from growing threats and the only way to save it will take for Earth's Mightiest Heroes to reassemble once again.

Over time, fans will receive regular updates for free to extend in-game content and there will be no micro-transaction. More Marvel heroes will be added to increase an ever-growing roster and options for customization will be available.

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After signing up a multi-year and multi-game partnership deal with Marvel Games, developer studios Crystal Dynamics and Eidos Montreal were roped in by Square Enix to develop the game for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Lately, Google Stadia has been added to its list of platforms and a definitive release date of May 15, 2020 is also confirmed. As pre-order bonus, a pre-release Beta Access of the game will be offered to players on PS4 before anyone else.

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Although it was mentioned in E3 2019 trailer that footage shown are captured from in-game engine, it was quite hard to tell where cinematic cut-scenes ended or where we were watching gameplay moments except from its opening scene.

Marvel's Avengers will adapt an original story just like Insomniac Games most recently did with their immensely successful project, Marvel's Spider-Man. Despite many believe it to be an MMO or RPG but apparently we are getting an action-adventure title.