Showing posts with label Oculus Rift. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Oculus Rift. Show all posts

Monday, March 2, 2020

Half-Life: Alyx Gameplay Reveal

Valve releases new gameplay footage of upcoming VR game Half-Life: Alyx, showing off control and movements.

In less than a few weeks, developer/publisher Valve Corporation will be releasing their upcoming flagship VR game Half-Life: Alyx on March 23, 2020 to mark their return in game development after more than 12 years.

Most recently, Valve has released three videos featuring nearly 10 minutes of gameplay footage from HL: Alyx, each showcasing lead character Alyx Vance playing on different environments and implementing various in-game features.

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Half-Life: Alyx Gameplay Reveal

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Following gameplay videos from Half-Life: Alyx focuses on and demonstrates three unique locomotion styles.










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Three different movement styles are highlighted in these videos and one is teleport, which lets you move from one place to another. Continuous is traditional first-person style and shift locomotion style is zooming transition to locations.

Variation to player movements through a blend of shifting and regular maneuver is likely to minimize motion sickness while playing in VR. She even uses gravity gloves to catch grenades thrown at her to return them back to her attackers.

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Alyx Vance takes on some Headcrab zombies and took them down by either shooting or using other tools at her disposal. When she entered an occupied City 17, there is a heated firefight between her and a group of Combine soldiers.

In terms of gameplay, HL: A displays its VR interactivity by having Alyx perform set of tasks, work with objects, solving puzzles etc. She is seen removing planks from a doorway and grabbing a car door to use as shield during gunfight.

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It seems that fans are not getting their hands on Half-Life 3 anytime soon and have to be content with Half-Life 2 prequel game. Valve is probably using HL: Alyx to revive its iconic franchise to pave path for HL3 release in future.

Half-Life: Alyx will be out on Steam in weeks to play with HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, Oculus Quest, Windows Mixed Reality and Valve Index. Players who own Index headsets will get free copies of the game with gun skins and themed content as bonus.

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Half-Life: Alyx Release Date

Valve has announced official release date of Half-Life: Alyx, currently set to arrive on March 23, 2020.

In anticipation of release for their upcoming flagship VR game Half-Life: Alyx and to celebrate 21st anniversary of the franchise, developer/publisher Valve Corporation has made Half-Life series of games free-to-play on Steam.

During its official reveal back in November 2019, HL: A only had a set release window of March 2020. Last month, Valve has confirmed finishing development on Reddit and today, a launch date of March 23, 2020 is finally announced.

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Half-Life: Alyx Release Date

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Although HL: A will not have to compete with a lot of major AAA-titles that has now been delayed from March 2020 launch period to later dates, it will arrive shortly after Animal Crossing: New Horizons and Doom Eternal.

HL: Alyx is spared from struggling against games like Cyberpunk 2077Final Fantasy VII Remake and Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2. Instead it will go up against a simulation game for Nintendo Switch and a first-person shooter.

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VR gaming is currently in dire need of a major success to get people interested and Valve is capable of doing that. Following return to game development after over a decade, Half-Life series creator is ready to reclaim their throne.

In past, industry experts have hyped that virtual reality will be future of gaming but it failed due to hardware cost and a slow start. Valve is promoting Half-Life: Alyx as a landmark VR experience, which is much needed for the platform.

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Half-Life: Alyx Finished Development

In a latest AMA session on Reddit, Half-Life: Alyx developers revealed the game is finished developing.

After a decade-long hiatus, Valve Corporation has returned to game developing but not essentially with Half-Life 3. Instead, they are offering players a brand-new VR experience though Half-Life 2 prequel game, Half-Life: Alyx.

During a recent AMA session on Reddit, dev team has revealed new information on HL: A, including the game is already pretty much complete and was worked on by largest development team in Valve history on board.

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Half-Life: Alyx Finished Development

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On previously set time, Alyx team joined fans for an AMA sharing many key-moments and promised that the game will absolutely not be delayed for launch in two months as they are done aside from some tweaking to its final scene.

Hearing that from developers themselves is a huge relief considering New Year of 2020 has seen a series of delay for many AAA-titles. Even Half-Life 2 was delayed for a year and players never saw release of Half-Life 2: Episode 3 till date.

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They also added working with a development team of 80 members, which has been the largest one in history of Valve. Many of them and play-testers within studio have run through entire HL: A for more than once by now.

As they are expected, dev team is currently busy fixing bugs and polishing at this stage they are in to reach their planned release window. Keeping VR features in mind, Valve worked around with accessibility and possible movements.

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Gameplay is focused on two-handed play at once but weapons are generally for one-handed use but players can grab them by offhand for steady aim while your other hand will be occupied with flashlight, gravity gloves and interactions.

In terms of game length, Alyx will roughly take as long as it would require to playthrough HL2. Players can of course put a bucket over headcrabs but they will be able to move it as they keep crawling and play-testers reported it as a bug.

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Half-Life: Alyx Dev Team

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Half-Life: Alyx has also changed voice actress Merle Dandridge for its protagonist and replaced her with Ozioma Akagha. Initially, Valve started working with Merle but then decided to approach a different route by the end.

In terms of voicing for a younger Alyx, Akagha makes more sense according to a past statement from designer Greg Coomer. Though it didn't made fans happy, many games have successfully changed voice actors in past for various reasons.

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Mainline games of Half-Life series mostly had theoretical physicist Gordon Freeman in lead role, who is silent but deadly. However, upcoming VR-exclusive title will solely focus on his closest ally and recurring character Alyx Vance.

Fans were so excited following official announcement last year that there was a rise in selling of Valve Index VR headsets on a large number in Canada and North America, leading to stock shortages in many stores of those regions.

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Though people are not getting their hands on HL3 just yet, at least a return to Half-Life universe is not that bad. Who knows, maybe events of HL: A can eventually bring back Gordon Freeman and make a third installment happen in future.

Lately, Valve has made entire Half-Life series of games free-to-play on Steam until release of Half-Life: Alyx in March 2020. So, you can take this time to go back to catch up to past events before entering the world of Alyx in virtual reality.

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners Official Gameplay Trailer

Skydance Interactive releases official gameplay trailer for upcoming The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners VR title.

Originally slated to release in 2019, upcoming VR game The Walking Dead: Saints and Sinners has been pushed back and now scheduled to come out in January 23, 2020 for HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, Windows Mixed Reality and Valve Index headsets.

Saints and Sinners VR game from developer/publisher Skydance Interactive and their associate Skybound Entertainment is much more than a typical immersive experience through virtual reality as it offers some gameplay depth as well.

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The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners Official Gameplay Trailer

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Skydance releases a brand-new official gameplay trailer showcasing brutal world of The Walking Dead.




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The trailer starts by asking players a simple question, "Who are you?" before they embark a journey into a world ravaged by zombie-apocalypse where all of their actions and way of survival will truly define who they really are.

You can choose to help people who need it or be violent in dealing with them; all your deeds will bear consequences. Use from a bunch of melee or ranged weapons to defend yourself from hostile humans and group of Walkers.

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Based on fictional universe of acclaimed comic-book series The Walking Dead by creator/writer Robert Kirkman (Haunt, Invincible), Saints and Sinners is set around in New Orleans and takes place three months after initial outbreak.

In stores for pre-order right now, there are three different versions of the game to choose from. Aside from regular Standard Edition, a Tourist Edition and Tower Edition for TWD: Saints and Sinners will be available for purchase.

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Face Gut-Wrenching Choices

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You can get your hands on "The Sheriff" revolver for buying Standard Edition early alongside base game. Tourist Edition pre-order bonus includes craft recipes for weapons, original soundtracks, New Orleans voodoo dolls and more.

Tower Edition will feature all of the above-mentioned digital content and unique physical items such as 16 GB "thumb" drive, buttons, collector's challenge coin, concept arts, magnetic camping lantern and a reversible backpack.

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Though developers are currently focusing on select release platforms, ports for Oculus Quest and PlayStation VR will be launched later. Tower Edition of Saints and Sinners will come with a dynamic theme exclusive for PS VR versions.

Given track record of some really bad TWD games in past, Skydance is looking forward to take a new direction unlike any other for The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners; first-ever VR title set within same universe with choice-based narrative.

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Half-Life: Alyx Revealed

Valve reveals first official trailer of Half-Life: Alyx, a flagship VR-exclusive title set to release on 2020.

Although players are not getting their hands on much-anticipated Half-Life 3 anytime soon, Valve Corporation has recently promised to come up with a title set within known universe, which is a prequel to Half-Life 2.

Earlier, Valve announced to reveal their upcoming flagship VR game titled Half-Life: Alyx on 21st anniversary of their beloved franchise, which takes place between two of its mainline releases and scheduled to come out in March 2020.

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Half-Life: Alyx Revealed

RELATED: Half-Life: Alyx for VR Announced

Today, a brand-new official trailer for Half-Life: Alyx is finally released that is sure to blow everyone away.




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A returning character and series favorite Alyx Vance will be starring in this VR-exclusive Half-Life prequel game in lead role. Alyx has debuted back in HL2 as a major NPC and came to be a close ally to series protagonist Dr. Gordon Freeman.

It has not been long since Seven-Hour War ended and people are living under their rule from a flying fortress known as Citadel. A revolution among neighborhood is sparked and they are trying to fend off invading force every day.

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Throughout entire trailer, Alyx Vance is seen fending herself off from hostile creatures or being hunted down by tactically equipped Overwatch Soldiers. Under their nose, she and her cohorts are trying to steal some sort of game-changing weapon.

Together with her father and scientist Dr. Eli Vance, she is fighting for human resistance against an alien race called the Combine. Moving to City 17 of occupied Earth, they are working on finding out weakness of the enemy.

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Gravity Gloves Interface

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She apparently has similar functionality of Gravity Gun in her gloves now, which she uses to interact with her surroundings and grab objects. Among many of returning enemies and extraterrestrials, Headcrabs are back again.

Nearing the end of trailer, mysterious G-Man makes his iconic return for a cameo and probably has an answer to where Gordon Freeman is kept. Or probably, he is here to act as an overseer and lead Alyx to save her captive father.

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On launch, Half-Life prequel will run compatibly with HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, Oculus Quest, Windows Mixed Reality and Valve Index headsets. Owners of latter virtual reality device will receive free copy of the game and extra content.

Any VR set hooked to a computer is good enough to work with Steam VR and player experience will vary because of them. A full-length game is built from ground up to let players enjoy full range of an interactive gameplay system.

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Valve Index Bonus Content

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Not only Valve is returning into game development, fans can now have hopes to get Half-Life 3 in near future as well. Maybe fans didn't exactly have what they wanted but this will at least help the series revive itself after long time.

What has shown so far in a brief trailer, Half-Life: Alyx looks unlike any title available in VR and boasts an absolutely amazing graphics. We can now hope more than ever for things to lead to an eventual return of Gordon Freeman.

Monday, November 18, 2019

Half-Life: Alyx for VR Announced

Valve officially announces upcoming Half-Life prequel VR title Half-Life: Alyx and will reveal more soon.

Nearing end of last year, there was a rumor for Valve Corporation to be working on a brand-new VR headset that will come out with a Half-Life prequel game, after a series images of that prototype device were leaked online.

In a latest announcement, Valve officially confirmed today of returning to acclaimed Half-Life series once again with a prequel episode titled Half-Life: Alyx, a flagship game for their yet to be revealed upcoming virtual reality device.

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Half-Life: Alyx for VR Announced

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This imminent VR-exclusive Half-Life prequel game will be focused on Alyx Vance, a renowned series NPC who made her debut in Half-Life 2 as a human resistance fighter and close ally to protagonist character Dr. Gordon Freeman.

Alyx also appeared in two add-on episodes; Half-Life 2: Episode One and Half-Life 2: Episode Two. She was last seen mourning for her father Dr. Eli Vance by the end of Episode Two and is likely to continue from there on in prequel.

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Valve has posted a teaser image for their next virtual reality project on Twitter, waiting to be revealed soon.


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Although there are no available details on any gameplay or a possible release date, it is speculated to come out in 2020 according to a recently leaked interview of Valve members by The Game Awards host Geoff Keighley.

Half-Life: Alyx will get a full reveal on Thursday, which marks 21st anniversary celebration of original Half-Life that saw launch on PC platform on November 19, 1998 and spawned a series of successful fan-favorite sequels.

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners Release Date

Skydance and Skybound reveals brand-new trailer for The Walking Dead: Saints and Sinners with a 2020 release date.

Announced back at San Diego Comic-Con 2018, upcoming VR game The Walking Dead: Saints and Sinners from developer/publisher Skydance Interactive in association with Skybound Entertainment was slated for a 2019 launch.

For more than a year, there was no buzz about the project and we finally get an official release date when almost nearing end of the year. Currently developed for Oculus Rift system, the game is aiming to come out in January 23, 2020.

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The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners Release Date

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A brand-new cinematic story trailer is released for TWD: Saints and Sinners lately, to reveal its launch date.




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Entire narrative of the cinematic revolves around an unnamed female character who is a resident of New Orleans, living her daily life like everyone else until a fateful day when society has collapsed upon the rise of dead army.

Everyday citizens become violent scavengers looking for supplies and wouldn't hesitate to put down another or sacrifice people to a roaming horde for loot and it all comes back to that young girl who has now become an axe wielding survivor.

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Set within the post-apocalyptic world of The Walking Dead series by renowned Image Comics writer Robert Kirkman (Haunt, Invincible), Saints & Sinners explores human stories in times of major crisis like a zombie apocalypse.

Players will have to deal more than swarm of undead hordes and continue struggling if they are to survive. Although it has nothing to do with Telltale Games, the game is a survival horror that follows choice-based storytelling.

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Saints and Sinners VR game is set three years after initial outbreak took place and players will wander within New Orleans, where a powerful group called The Tower has control over everything and can be more threatening than a pack of zombies.

Entire campaign is around 15 hours worth of story, where you can come across other faction members and get into conflict. Your objective is to look for a lost bunker full of supplies and chop off some undead heads while you are at it.

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Immersive Survival Horror

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Weapons arsenal contains axes, blades, blunts, guns, throwable objects and bandages are used to heal wounds. Everything from surrounding environment to character you encounter is rendered to cel-shaded level of graphics.

Although weapons will degrade, players can always craft new ones using parts and supplies are mostly found in abandoned houses. You must go through dialog choices and pick your own action whenever you cross paths with rival groups.

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Often times, VR games fail to give players a gameplay depth and many of them are simply an "immersive experience" through virtual reality but Skydance Interactive is trying their best to provide a proper gaming experience.

Having potential to be a pioneer in next generation of VR gaming, The Walking Dead: Saints and Sinners have yet to confirm their final release platforms aside from Oculus Rift, which hopefully will be revealed soon with a gameplay footage. 

Thursday, August 8, 2019

GNOG Free on Epic Games Store Now

Epic Games Store returns this week to giveaway two new PC games, Alan Wake and For Honor for free.

After offering two free games for last two weeks, Epic Games comes with a single freebie offering this week. Today, 3D puzzle-adventure game GNOG from developer Ko-Op and publisher Double Fine goes free on Epic Games Store.

If you haven't played or purchased it on other platforms, then you can simply head over to Epic Store anytime before August 15, 7:59 AM PT/10:59 AM EDT and grab a copy for PC platform with a free account on their digital outlet.

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GNOG Free on Epic Games Store Now

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Players are to roam through a tactile world full of toys and explore its secrets by perform actions like click, grab, poke, point, pull or spin. GNOG wants to interact with you using colorful designs and help you solve puzzles.

You can also enjoy the joyride in VR only if you have Oculus Rift or HTC Vive headset to immerse yourself into it. Depending on what riddle you are up to solving, you may end up in outer space or could be cooking in a stove. Yeah, that sounds weird!

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Despite often being on headlines for being on the crosshairs of PC gamers every now and then, Epic Games Store has managed to bring some positive vibe top their storefront with their free game giveaway program and some traffic.

For next week, Epic Store is returning once again with a bundle of two different titles; action role-playing game Hyper Light Drifter and turn-based tactical RPG title Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden for free on August 15, 2019.

Friday, May 10, 2019

Humble Store Bethesda Softworks Spring Sale 2019

Publisher studio Bethesda Softworks celebrates "Spring Sale" on Humble Store with exciting discounts offers on select games.

As Humble Store is already hosting an ongoing Spring Sale, publisher Bethesda Softworks decided to chime in with their great collection of many fan-favorite titles for some amazing discounted prices for fans of all genres.

Get your hands on some award-winning titles from franchises that Bethesda published over years now and prepare yourself as some of those games are currently due for an anticipated sequel release very soon from same publisher studio.

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Humble Store Bethesda Softworks Spring Sale 2019

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Hailing from popular action-adventure series Dishonored by developer Arkane Studios, you can bag in both Dishonored 2 and Dishonored: Death of the Outsider Deluxe Bundle at a solid 50% off while this limited time offer lasts.

Then get Fallout 4 and its Season Pass including all four DLC packs both at a 50% discount rate. Though Fallout 76 sucked a lot for many it may improve over time and available at 33% off whereas Tricentennial Edition of the game comes at 35%.

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Not grabbing Doom on 50% off and miss out its modern-day shooter experience would be sin punishable by sending you to Hell. Similar sentiments can be expressed for skipping out Prey Deluxe Edition when it comes down to 40%.

Renowned TES titles like The Elder Scrolls Online Standard Edition, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR is now up for grabs within 50-30% off over their retails price and is worth checking out.

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Build up some hype in advance for Wolfenstein: Youngblood by sinking your teeth deep into Nazi-killing shooter by getting Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus or Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus Deluxe Edition by Machine Games at 50% drop.

Upon purchasing, you will be provided a Steam key to redeem the title for playing on PC platform. However, don't stress out yourself thinking you might miss some of them because a Steam Summer Sale would probably offer similar deals pretty soon.

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Red Dead Redemption 2 Companion App Hints PC Version

Fans have been digging up evidence for Red Dead Redemption 2 PC version and got hint from the game's mobile app.

From the very moment of announcement to this date as the game is launched already, people have been still asking whether or not PC version of Western-themed action-adventure game Red Dead Redemption 2 is coming from developer/publisher Rockstar Games.

Enthusiast fans even dug up a leaked listing for the game on PC and LinkedIn profile of a Rockstar employee which suggests his involvement with the version. However, the new source of hints came from the game's mobile app launched earlier.

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Red Dead Redemption 2 Companion App Hints PC Version

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Newly surfaced codes from RDR2 companion app suggests that this open world adventure could make its way to PC, if not soon then later. The series of codes also indicates to the possible introduction of virtual reality within the game as well.

Despite the presence of code parameters that clearly points out PC references and frame limit, some are pointing this out as a possibility for a future desktop app for the game. Then again, that doesn't really explain the mentions of Oculus Rift.

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Though most of the series of hidden codes may appear meaningless to many players, we are only showing a few of the lines here that are relevant to our discussion.

PARAM_FrameLimit (A framelimiter)
PARAM_DX11Use8BitTargets (Probably due to Xbox One)
PARAM_HDStreamingInFlight (Also present in GTA V PC version)
PARAM_Oculus (Probably for future use of virtual reality)
PARAM_companionAutoConnectIpDurango
PARAM_companionAutoConnectIpOrbis
PARAM_companionAutoConnectIpPC
PARAM_singleThreadedRenderer
PostFX::g_CheckerBoardEnable

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RDR2 is already is the most-anticipated game of the year that is taking over by keeping players busy on their PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles. Many experts are even speculating that the game might end up selling 20 million units by the end of this year.

Even though, Rockstar didn't launch the first game, Red Dead Redemption on PC after eight years of its initial release or the Red Dead Revolver from 2004, they might want to reconsider this time and cash in on the trending hype of the game.

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Besides, the company does have a history of making surprise PC releases as they did with Grand Theft Auto V, denying all possibly and reports of PC port but ended up releasing one eventually after two years of the original release.

However, taking into account that the Red Dead series may remain as a console-exclusive since neither Red Dead Revolver nor Red Dead Redemption has made it to the platform, long after exceeding the time GTA5 took but we never know that for sure.

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Rockstar Games never gone on record by officially stating that there won't be a Red Dead Redemption 2 PC version ever and therefore leaving possibilities for us. They might as well break the trend and release the game for high-end PC with impressive graphics.

Somewhere down the line, players may really get their wish fulfilled by them but till then, be thankful that this masterpiece of a game came out after all these years and keep enjoying it on consoles or on YouTube (if you don't own a console).

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Electronic Arts Acquires Respawn Entertainment

Video game publisher Electronic Arts plans to acquire Titanfall series developer Respawn Entertainment.

Independent video game development studio Respawn Entertainment is known for their proficiency in making excellent games and is widely known for creating first-person shooter games like Titanfall, Titanfall 2 and Titanfall: Assault.

Apparently, big-name industry publisher company Electronic Arts also thinks the same. So, this Thursday, EA has officially announced that they have bought development studio Respawn to make kick-ass games for them from now on.

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Electronic Arts Acquires Respawn Entertainment

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According to recent press release, EA has spent about $151 million cash, another $164 million in long-term stocks and a variable earnout of about $140 million to Respawn for finalizing this deal, which could hit up to a total of $455 million.

Respawn is already working on a new Titanfall game, a virtual reality first-person combat experience project to release on 2019 for Oculus Rift and then there is an unnamed third-person action adventure EA game set within Star Wars universe.

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Here's what Vince Zampella, CEO of Respawn Entertainment has to say about this deal on a Blog post.

"While it wasn’t necessary, going with EA made a lot of sense. With Titanfall and Star Wars, EA has been a great development partner that supports us and doesn’t interfere with our process for making games or studio culture."

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For years, both EA and Respawn has been in a good business relationship and since the latter is more than capable of making big-bucks for them by producing great new games, they thought it would be wise to take the studio under their wings.

Studio founder Vince Zampella and Jason West were both former Activision employees, who were responsible for creation of iconic Call of Duty shooter franchise during their stint as executives at developer Infinity Ward.

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Back in 2010, Activision fired both West and Zampella after filing a lawsuit alleging that they were working to establish a new studio with Electronic Arts. It all came to settlement among these companies but West left while Zampella remained as CEO.

When Respawn is initially founded, EA has published their multiplayer shooter game Titanfall and it managed to blow everyone's mind. Then they eventually became more experienced and got craftier with its inevitable sequel; Titanfall 2.

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Only good news from this deal that is worth being joyful over is that, all current projects in development at Respawn will be continued uninterruptedly as it was going even after EA's takeover, since they recently shut down Visceral Games.

Most of time during a company takeover usually results in uncertain fate for current games on progress and job cuts for employees. Moreover, Respawn will now have access to EA's knowledge, resources, support and more creative control over their projects.