Showing posts with label DayZ. Show all posts
Showing posts with label DayZ. Show all posts

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Xbox Game Pass to Add DayZ, Final Fantasy IX, Halo 2 and More

Brand-new titles DayZ, Final Fantasy IX, Halo 2 and much more are joining Xbox Game Pass lineup in May.

Even before arrival of April 2020, some upcoming anticipated games were announced by Microsoft Studios in advance for Xbox Game Pass lineup on both PC and Xbox One this month to keep you busy having some fun time.

Game Pass Ultimate is available to sign up right now for $1 only, allowing you access to an ever so expansive library of games. Plus, there will be additional perks for members and trial offers on Free Play Days event every weekend.

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Xbox Game Pass to Add DayZ, Final Fantasy IX, Halo 2 and More

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DayZ | Console, Ultimate
Try to test your luck surviving in open-world survival game DayZ from developer/publisher Bohemia Interactive. Players will find themselves in a post-soviet country of Chernarus, where most of the people have turned into zombies.

Society has collapsed and a few remaining survivors are being hostile at each other over scarce resources. Your only goal is to stay alive somehow with any means necessary by thinking smart as there is no second chance for any mistakes.

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DayZ on Xbox Game Pass

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Endless Legend | PC, Ultimate
Set in a fantasy premise, turn-based strategy game Endless Legend from developer Amplitude Studios and publisher Iceberg Interactive tasks you to engage in survival of a planet and its populace with limited manpower and resources.

Chose and then lead your people from one of eight civilizations during cold seasons and explore randomly generated worlds. Crack down on small rebellion and prepare your brave warriors to face an unknown threat upon Auriga at any time.

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Endless Legend on Xbox Game Pass

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Final Fantasy IX | Console, PC, Ultimate
One of the best entries in Final Fantasy series, role-playing video game Final Fantasy IX goes back to franchise roots with an epic story featuring characters that you can relate to and they will engage in battles to culminate a grand finale.

You play as Zidane Tribal, who plans on kidnapping princess Garnet of Alexandria with aid from his group of bandits but she was already planning to flee home and they ended up joining to her cause of stopping her mother, Queen Brahne.

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Final Fantasy IX on Xbox Game Pass

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Fractured Minds | Console, Ultimate
Dealing with anxiety and using her own love for gaming, British game designer Emily Mitchell developed puzzle role-playing game Fractured Minds at age 17 to send out a note of empathy to people who shares similar mental issues.

Players will be in control of an unknown protagonist character who would deal with a number of emotional challenges through different chapters in first-person, each sharing a vital message regarding support for mental health issues.

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Fractured Minds on Xbox Game Pass

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Halo: Master Chief Collection: Halo 2 | PC, Ultimate
After 16 years of its original debut, 2004 acclaimed first-person shooter game Halo 2: Anniversary joins Game Pass as part of Halo: Master Chief Collection alongside other series titles to build up anticipation for Halo Infinite.

After first Halo ring gets destroyed, Master Chief returns to Earth for a sequel to fight against an invasion of a Covenant fleet. He learns about very dark secrets amidst battle that will change ongoing Human/Covenant conflict forever.

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Halo 2: Anniversary on Xbox Game Pass

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Red Dead Redemption 2 | Console, Ultimate
Arguably one of the best tales of Wild West in recent gaming history, 2018 action-adventure game Red Dead Redemption 2 by developer/publisher Rockstar Games marks third installment of Red Dead series, focused on outlaw Arthur Morgan.

Arthur and his associates in Van der Linde gang led by Dutch gets into conflict with wrong people and are forced to leave Blackwater town. Trouble will follow around and Morgan tries to protect his chosen family with best of his efforts.

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Red Dead Redemption 2 on Xbox Game Pass

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Games that are leaving Game Pass by May 15 are Doom, Grand Theft Auto V, Imperator: Rome, Rise of the Tomb Raider, The Banner Saga, Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus and more but you can own them at 20% off before they are out.

Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members can listen to six months of ad-free music on Spotify Premium as their latest perk. Subscribers from other countries out of United States can enjoy the promotional offer for three months only.

Thursday, December 12, 2019

DayZ, Fallout 76 and Soulcalibur VI on Xbox Free Play Days

Free Play Days event offers Xbox Live Gold and Game Pass Ultimate members to play DayZ, Fallout 76 and Soulcalibur VI.

This weekend on Free Play Days event, members of Xbox Live Gold or Xbox Game Pass Ultimate are getting a chance to enjoy all three of DayZ, Fallout 76 and Soulcalibur VI on their Xbox One consoles to play for free until Sunday.

Starting from December 12, 8:00 AM PST/11:00 AM EDT, download and play any or all three of these titles throughout the whole weekly event using your membership and have fun until December 15, 11:59 PM PST/2:59 AM EDT.

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DayZ, Fallout 76 and Soulcalibur VI on Xbox Free Play Days

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Though multiplayer survival game DayZ from developer/publisher Bohemia Interactive has zombies as primary threat, survivors can die from disease, lack of food, wildlife creatures or even fellow scavengers looking to get your loot.

Whether you decide to venture its open-world sandbox alone or in group, you are never safe and thanks to permadeath, all is lost once you die. No matter how many times you start over from scratch, your goal is to survive as long as you can.

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DayZ on Xbox Free Play Days

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Although online action role-playing game Fallout 76 failed to see a successful launch and was missing many promised aspects, developer/publisher Bethesda Softworks kept trying to bring it to a much playable state despite controversy.

F76 is still messy for many reasons and maybe constantly losing players but trying it on Free Play Days costs you no extra bucks. Plus, players on Xbox receive Double XP and free Santatron bot during this weekend with access to full game.

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Soulcalibur VI returned last year as a latest installment of weapons-based 3D fighting game series with iconic fighters and special guest characters like Geralt of Rivia from The Witcher franchise, looking for legendary Soul Swords.

Take epic challenge to face your opponents in battle using more than your brawling skills to prove your worth as a great warrior. There are a lot of new game mechanics to suit your style of fighting in a variety of game modes.

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Soulcalibur VI on Xbox Free Play Days

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Xbox Free Play Days event will let you carry over all your progress and keep playing upon purchase when this weekend comes to an end. Get DayZ Standard Edition at 40% reduction price and jump in for a hardcore survival experience.

Both Standard and Tricentennial Edition of Fallout 76 is currently available at Microsoft Store for 50% off rate. You can get a 65% discount Soulcalibur VI Standard and Deluxe Edition along with another 50% off on its Season Pass.

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

DayZ: Livonia Out Now

Survive an unfamiliar land in latest DayZ: Livonia DLC map, available now on PC, PS4 and Xbox One.

Back in September 2019, developer/publisher Bohemia Interactive announced to include a brand-new map for open-world multiplayer survival game DayZ with intent to add more content for players on all available platforms.

Livonia marks first official DLC and second official map for the game that is out now on PC via Steam, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Hunters can now pack their belongings and head over to a new territory seeking adventure while trying to survive.

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DayZ: Livonia Out Now

RELATED: DayZ to Add Livonia DLC Map

Take a brief look at what notable features Bohemia has added to their Livonia DLC map in latest trailer below.




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Time to move to a new region of a harsh post-apocalyptic world that covers an area of 163 square kilometers and heavily covered in lush green forest, a landscape that is ideal to get lost into and find new survival experience.

When you have wilderness surrounding, it is pretty natural to come across various wildlife creatures but be very weary of deadly Eurasian Brown Bear, exclusive to Livonia that can severely injure or even kill you upon contact.

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Encounter Other Survivors

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Since there are limited supplies out there for scavenging, it would be wise to go hunting if you are not willing to die starving. Engage in fishing to pass time or just to get food even though often time you will only catch junk.

Due to late-summer climate change, you can expect recurrent rainfall, which you need to be on a lookout for other than fellow survivors and zombies. So, try finding protective gear and shelter within remnants of an abandoned society.

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Get Into Fishing

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Newest range of weapons like Blaze, BK-43, Kolt 1911 and Vaiga are finest addition to your arsenal that would come in handy when fighting Bears, fending your base from intruders and taking care of crazy infected packs.

DayZ: Livonia DLC coming along with update 1.06 for PC and consoles, bringing bug fixes, quality of improvements and more for both maps. Plus, usage of mouse and keyboard are now fully supported for players on PS4 and Xbox.

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

DayZ to Add Livonia DLC Map

Hardcore survival game DayZ to get its second official map Livonia soon with lush green landscapes and bears in it.

Although open-world multiplayer survival game DayZ from developer/publisher Bohemia Interactive have seen full release on all major platforms like PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, it needs more fixing of issues and new content.

Players have spent past five years in post-Soviet Republic of Chernarus facing challenges of survival so far and soon, they will be able to move to a brand-new map Livonia and experience unique set of difficulties within its territory.

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DayZ to Add Livonia DLC Map

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DayZ is getting a second official map that has regions based on ARMA 3: Contact expansion. Livonia is part of the same world that has been ravaged by a deadly virus and will test everyone out of their honed survival skills.

Into a heavily forested area of 163 square kilometers that is filled with lakes and rivers, players will encounter a new enemy type, Bears. Just like they are in real life, this predator of nature will prove to be a great trouble to deal with.

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Dense Forestry Landscapes

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Aside from Bears, Infected enemies and scavenging, these green landscapes will give survivors some environmental challenges with rain and thunderstorms, which would require them to look out for protective gear and shelter.

Gather your troops or go alone in lands of Livonia, which will be a perfect destination to get lost in the post-apocalyptic world of DayZ. An official release date for the latest premium DLC is yet to be announced but it will launch alongside 1.06 update.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

DayZ Beta Live Now

After spending half a decade, DayZ is about to leave Early Access on Steam and Beta goes live now as 1.0 version.

Developer/publisher Bohemia Interactive started their journey of open world multiplayer survival game DayZ that was built as a mod for Arma 2 in 2012. It was launched via Early Access on Steam for PC back in 2013 as they were running alpha testing.

After spending half a decade in that phase for slow development progress, the studio is finally launched an experimental "beta" version as 1.0 release after making an announcement earlier in their official blog and it is available for public.

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DayZ Beta Live Now!

RELATED: DayZ Leaving Early Access in 2018

Initially, the mod's creator, Dean Hall came to work for Bohemia to work on the Arma franchise when he took a leave from New Zealand army. He was inspired from a real-life experience of a training exercise that led him to create zombie survival game.

With permission from the company, Hall created the DayZ mod for Arma 2 and then released it as a free download. People simply loved it and within months, have amassed a staggering number of over half a million players.

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This made Bohemia Interactive to seriously consider the mod to turn it into a stand-alone game. When Valve's online distribution platform Steam unleashed the second wave of big Early Access titles, it came out selling a million copies in just four weeks.

Although they targeted to release a beta version of the game before the end of 2014, the team of development has struggled to deliver what they promised to their fans. They only managed to revamp the game engine and expanded Chernarus map.

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The problem was, without fixing the already existing issues and fixing bugs, the studio was busy adding additional features to it. Meanwhile, Hall moved on with founding his own studio and director Brian Hicks left the project on early 2018.

However, rest of the team finally pulled it off by releasing the experimental beta build and came to a decision of preparing a stable 1.0 version with all available content by January 2019 by putting a stop to their usual feature developing practice.

RELATED: DayZ Coming to Xbox One

Since their core technology development is done for, Bohemia Interactive can now center their focus on polishing and making balance tweaks. Some of you may or may not have noticed some of the fixed issues in the past week already if you are still playing.

Given the overall situation, they made the right call of prioritizing their primary promise to the already existing 1 million players from the early days who believed in them and bought an unfinished game and to many more to come in future.

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

DayZ Coming to Xbox One

DayZ will be making debut on Microsoft’s Xbox Game Preview program on August 29 before launching on Xbox One.

Originally released for PC through Early Access program of Steam in December 2013, survival game DayZ from developer/publisher Bohemia Interactive has been announced by the company to bring on Sony's PlayStation 4 consoles in 2014. Now, it is about to make debut to Xbox One via Xbox Game Preview program on August 29, 2018 and this is just announced recently at Gamescom 2018. They even ran a closed preview test with a handful of players with access.

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DayZ Coming to Xbox One

RELATED: DayZ Leaving Early Access in 2018

Watch the new announcement teaser trailer for DayZ launching itself into Xbox Game Preview program at the end of August.




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In an update on their development Blog in November 2017, the company expressed their intent of bringing the title to Microsoft's console. PS4 version of the game however is still on their planned checklist but is getting delayed because of Sony does not simply having anything equivalent of an Early Access program to run tests on it. Regular supply run and fighting hostilities to survive in groups during multiplayer or going solo is the main theme that it follows.

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DayZ initially started as a standalone mod for military simulation game Arma 2 by Bohemia Interactive, eventually becomes an open world survival game. You play as a character that discovers him on a beach with some cloths, flare and a rag in a world where everyone is on a constant struggle for survival. Aside from scavenging for food to sustain yourself and water to quench your thirst, you've got to keep an eye for threat of zombies. If dead, a player has to start over from the beach.

Saturday, December 2, 2017

DayZ Leaving Early Access in 2018

Developer Bohemia Interactive's open world survival video game DayZ has been in Early Access on Steam from 2013 and it has actually helped shape the popular Battle Royale game mode these days. For four years it is on early alpha testing and now, finally the game is leaving Steam Early Access on 2018. That means, DayZ will see a full-game release next year and Bohemia also confirmed that the game will also see its console release on the same year.

Although the developers expected to ship the game back in 2015 but couldn't make it but looks like they mean serious business this time. DayZ's Early Access period is not only one of the longest in the gaming history but also one of the most exhausting too. However, through a recent Blog Post, they have made known that since 2017 is an impossible target to reach, they will accomplish the goal next year.

DayZ Leaving Early Access in 2018

DayZ was meant to be for PC in the beginning but now we know that Bohemia is thinking of entering the world of consoles too, which by the way is a great initiative for the game. Initially, the game will be ported to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One but as the PS4 version still needs work to be done, we still have to wait for some solid dates on that as Bohemia Interactive works on fixing that in the mean time.

Considering another open world survival game PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds heading to Xbox One, these steps are pretty huge for the studio. While the Beta and update 0.63 will turn into version 1.0 or a full game, it surely will not be the final product. Because, they are being realistic here and they simply lack the support they need for it right now.

The fast-paced gameplay and the thrill of survival are the key-elements which got the players hooked to DayZ. This experience comes in effect after hours of playing but on the other hand, modern day phenomenon like Fortnite or PUBG will make your heart racing with that feeling in a much shorter time. Nevertheless, DayZ is a game of its own right and it's nice that Bohemia is finally getting there. Now it sure is the time to get hyped for the community of gamers who are a fan of the game.