Showing posts with label PlayStation 4. Show all posts
Showing posts with label PlayStation 4. Show all posts

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Dead Island 2 in Development by Dambuster Studios

Dead Island 2 is not dead yet as developer Dambuster Studios will continue working on the long-delayed zombie game.

Although 2011 survival horror game Dead Island was successful enough to release a stand-alone expansion Dead Island: Riptide and spin-off Escape Dead Island, it never saw release of its officially announced sequel, Dead Island 2.

After it was confirmed back in 2014, it has been five years in development and contrary to what many believes, the game is not cancelled yet. In fact, publisher Deep Silver has now handed over the project to internal developer Dambuster Studios.

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Dead Island 2 in Development by Dambuster Studios

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In a recent investment report shared by THQ Nordic, it was finally revealed that long-delayed 2011 zombie game sequel is now handed over to new studios Dambuster after Sumo Digital has wrapped up their part on the project.

However, it was not clear how much progress they made so far throughout 2016 to 2019 but they assured not to act as a support studio for current developer since they have already concluded work on it before a planned transition.

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Polish video game developer/publisher Techland came on board at first but then they shift focus to Dying Light franchise. German based Yager Development was put in charge when they made a pitch to Deep Silver in 2012.

With a targeted Q2 2015 release window, Dead Island 2 was revealed at E3 2014 and a gameplay video was dropped on Gamescom 2014. Then UK-based Sumo Digital has taken over when Yager backed out from the game in 2015.

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Those who almost forgot the announce trailer of Dead Island 2 at E3 2014 briefing event can check it out below.




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Dambuster has previously worked on first-person shooter title Homefront: The Revolution under publisher Deep Silver. Their current zombie-killing action will be launched on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One with no set release date.

THQ Nordic is reportedly working on a new Saints Row game alongside Volition in parallel to a brand-new IP by developer Fishlabs. Also, TimeSplitters series co-creator Steve Ellis is making a return to make plans for its upcoming future.

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As of July 2018, official Twitter account for Dead Island still insisted that their long-anticipated sequel is still in development and most recently, THQ Nordic has backed that claim after assigning Dambuster Studios as its newest developer.

Following unfortunate departure of Sumo Digital and Yager Development, the game has now found its third developer. We only hope that Dead Island 2 find its charm the third time and become a worthy sequel to its 2011 predecessor.

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Apex Legends: Iron Crown Collection Event

Iron Crown Collection limited time event for Apex Legends starts today with new challenges, mode, skins and more.

At launch on early 2019, free-to-play battle royale game Apex Legends came out dominating other established genre favorite titles like Fortnite, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds and Blackout mode of Call of Duty: Black Ops 4.

That fire somewhat died down by the time Season 2, which prompted developer Respawn Entertainment and publisher Electronic Arts kicked-off Iron Crown Collection event recently through a massive mid-season update.

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Apex Legends: Iron Crown Collection Event

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With lots of new features packed, Iron Crown Collection event has gone live now as an official trailer is dropped.




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Latest Apex Legends event unloads a slew of new area, challenges, gameplay mode, skins and tweaks to popular shooter title. For upcoming two weeks, players will be able to enjoy these balance changes and roam around new map area.

Although it is a competitive squad-based play at heart, limited time Solos mode is introduced to appeal to lone wolves within community. You can go up against 60 players in a free-for-all style match just like any other battle royale shooter.

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Apex Legends Adds Solo Mode

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Then in Town Takeover, you will explore new Octane-themed areas in Gauntlet map from Kings Canyon. It has jump pads, ring of fire and upward ramps to make things interesting and has potential to be more lore focused in future.

A bunch of new skins for players and weapon are making their way into Apex via Iron Crown Collection Packs. You can earn these top-tier loots by completing specific challenges or purchase them with real-world money.

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Octane-themed Town Takeover

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Other than making slight UI and UX tweaks, developers are intending to keep Solos mode as it is at start and change a few things to make adjustments if Respawn ever brings back the mode in future after Iron Crown Collection event is over.

Titanfall spin-off title Apex Legends is now in full swing with their limited time Iron Crown Collection event on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One that started with a bonus XP weekend opening to run until August 27, 2019.

Sunday, August 11, 2019

Capcom May Have Teased Devil May Cry 6

During a recent panel at 2019 Anime Festival Orlando, Capcom may have secretly teased Devil May Cry 6.

According to recent financial earnings report, Capcom made double profits in first quarter of 2019, major credit for that goes to action-adventure hack and slash game Devil May Cry 5 and survival horror classic Resident Evil 2 Remake.

On a recent behind-closed-doors event at 2019 Anime Festival Orlando, official announcement regarding Devil May Cry series was made by DMC5 voice actors that may eventually turn out to be a first reveal for Devil May Cry 6.

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Capcom May Have Teased Devil May Cry 6

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Attending a recent panel, voice actor Reuben Langdon who plays Dante asks everyone present to put their phones away before revealing an exclusive footage from Capcom to audience nearing the end of their conversation (45: 12).

It was something related to DMC franchise that is planned to be officially revealed very soon but Langdon was given permission by publisher to unveil an early peak for attendees of their panel before they stopped filming it.

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Afterwards, it was posted by Daniel Southworth on his Facebook page, who played role of Vergil in Devil May Cry 5.



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Turns out, whatever they showed were cut off before at that point and everyone there may be under a non-disclosure agreement, which will not allow them to leak any major secret without facing some legal consequences from Capcom.

Considering DMC5 marks a long-awaited return to a beloved action series that sold over 2 million copies within first two weeks and has been out for six months already, Capcom teasing a potential sequel right now makes all kind of sense.

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Also given that the game will not be receiving any more DLCs following release of its last update Bloody Palace, possibilities for a Devil May Cry 6 announcement or something new related to DMC series would not seem out of place.

Capcom would most likely to keep current momentum the franchise have picked up this year by returning after a while and we might expect to get some exciting news regarding a follow-up sequel at Gamescom 2019 next week.

Friday, August 9, 2019

Black Desert PS4 Open Beta Live Now

Play Black Desert to become your true self in an open-world action MMORPG by taking part in Open Beta on PS4, live today.

Although it is coming pretty late already, 2015 massively multiplayer online role-playing game Black Desert from Korean developer/publisher Pearl Abyss is finally making its debuting on August 22, 2019 for PlayStation 4 consoles.

Before a worldwide release, you can sign up for Open Beta starting from now on until August 13, 2:00 AM PDT. Players on PS4 can jump in with a free download that doesn't require any subscription to PlayStation Plus service.

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Black Desert PS4 Open Beta Live Now

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Take your first steps into an expansive open-world of Black Desert to experience an adventure ahead of launch.




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Upon picking a character classes from Berserker, Ranger, Sorceress, Warrior, Witch or Wizard, you can enter the sandbox MMORPG to begin your quest. Each class features unique strengths and various weaknesses in form of attack or magic.

There are endless options for customization to let you create a living world of your own and then personalize your character with high details using various tools to forge an adventure that reflects your true adventurer self.

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There would be deadly enemies, fast-paced combat and quests to take part in alongside players from around the globe. Choosing to take part in a variety of events only improves chance of winning exclusive content and prizes.

Test your fishing skills or try to learn and tame a wild horse if intense PvP action is not your cup of tea. Since we have until August 13, don't let anything to hold you back from having some amazing adventures during beta.

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While they are in beta program, players get to explore Balenos, Calpheon and Serendia regions within its vast open-world. Your character will receive an exclusive Sky Hawk pet as reward to participate in beta and have a level cap of 50.

Holding an Open Beta on PS4 for Black Desert prior to official release gets players an early taste of what they are getting into. An exclusion of PS Plus membership will certainly encourage more people to download the beta client on PlayStation Store.

Capcom to Recruit US Testers for New Resident Evil Game

Capcom is looking for U.S. based RE Ambassadors to test out a new Resident Evil game very soon.

We already know that developer/publisher Capcom got on board for development of a sequel to 2017 survival horror game Resident Evil 7 following release, even though it is still not clear whether or not it is called Resident Evil 8.

lately, Capcom has been sending out invitation to members of their RE Ambassadors program who are residing in United States, to test out a new Resident Evil game that is currently under early phase of development.

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Capcom to Recruit US Testers for New Resident Evil Game

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According to Biohaze, the video game developer has sent emails to RE Ambassadors based on Japan last week. Now they are seeking out members within U.S. community to recruit testers and doing the same to get some feedback.

Interested applicants that lives in Los Angeles will be required to be free on September 20 or 21 and those from New York on September 23 or 24. However, they will not be compensated for their valued time and travel expenses.

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RE Ambassador Invitation

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Other requirement a participant should have is to have played at least any Resident Evil title in past aside from being a member. There is clearly no hint at if they will test out a remake of early title, a sequel to RE7 or even a spin-off.

After Resident Evil 2 Remake saw a massive opening on January 2019, fans were rallying for a follow-up with Resident Evil 3: Nemesis Remake. Regardless, Capcom seems to be going ahead with Biohazard storyline through Resident Evil 8 for now.

Ark: Genesis Season Pass Out Now

Studio Wildcard adds a new chapter in Ark: Survival Evolved with Genesis Season Pass, out now on PC, PS4 and Xbox One.

Fans of survival game genre has loved the idea of being stranded on an island full of dinosaurs and other prehistoric creatures for premise of 2017 action-adventure title Ark: Survival Evolved by developer/publisher Studio Wildcard.

To introduce a brand-new chapter of more Jurassic adventures for established lore of Ark, a two-part expansion pack included within Genesis Season Pass is already out now on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platform.

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Ark: Genesis Season Pass Out Now

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First chapter of Genesis is coming out on December 2019 and then on winter 2020, second part will become available. More story-based gameplay and all-new multiplayer mission are coming into your crafting and survival quest.

Season Pass owners can immediately access in-game cosmetic AI companion named HLN-A upon purchase. This helpful buddy-bot will follow you around narrating your action and perhaps even unveil secrets to Genesis.

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Exclusive HLN-A Cosmetic Pet

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HLN-A will have a full voiceover once both parts of Genesis eventually see launch to guide you through missions. Both chapters will feature varied biomes, crafting items, wild creatures to tame and unforeseen maps to explore.

New primeval creatures to debut are fire-shooting lava lizards, island-sized giant turtles and some shape-shifters. Start your journey with bare fists and then work your way up to having an army of these incredible beasts at your command.

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Giant Sea Turtle Boi

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Developers continue to add more DLC packs for Ark universe rather than working on issues even though a fraction of player community has been asking for load crash and server lag fixes, rest have accepted the game with its flaws.

Studio Wildcard however, claims to listen to their fan community and is working to improve Ark: Survival Evolved experience. Also, they don't currently have any plans to work on a sequel or at least, they are not on board just yet.

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Trine 4 Release Date

Both Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince and Trine: Ultimate Collection is announced to arrive on October 8, 2019.

When 2.5D puzzle-platformer game Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince from developer Frozenbyte and publisher Modus Games was announced back in October, it had a primary release window set for a fall 2019 and no specific date.

After waiting a considerable amount of time to return to puzzle platformer experience of Trine series, fans now have an official release date of October 8, 2019 when it will be launched on Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

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Trine 4 Release Date

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A brand-new official trailer is out today revealing the set date and offers a small glimpse of gameplay.




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Improved new combat system and skills for upcoming latest installment on top of a four-player multiplayer mode are shown. Whereas past games of the series would allow only three heroes, making room for one more in a fourth game makes sense.

Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince will have you go for an epic adventure of a lifetime in a fantasy fairytale setup as Amadeus the Wizard, Pontius the Knight or Zoya the Thief to take on a breathtaking quest to retrieve Prince Selius.

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Four-Player Multiplayer Mode

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Trine: Ultimate Collection will arrive on stores the same day collecting all four games of the series bundled into one physical package, costing only $49.99 for all systems, which is a great deal compared to $29.99 price tag of Trine 4.

You will receive digital download code for all original soundtracks of the series along with a digital art book for latest installment. Ultimate Collection also includes a collector's reversible cover sheet and physical Trine 4 world map.

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Trine: Ultimate Collection Coming This Fall

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Players can get their hands on a world map by purchasing a physical edition of the game if that is what they desire to acquire. Pre-order for both games are now available and it comes with bonus content Toby's Dream DLC in-game level.

Modus Games have made sure that everyone could have most complete experience with Trine 4 and Trine: Ultimate Collection. Also, placing your pre-order for the latter now would allow instant access to first three Trine games on PS4 and Steam.

Bully 2 Rumored to Release in Holiday 2020

Rockstar Games rumored to release long-anticipated title Bully 2 for both current and next-gen consoles in 2020.

Though action-adventure game Bully came out more than a decade ago and has been ported to re-release several times for next generation consoles, fans still crave for a follow-up game by developer/publisher Rockstar Games.

Apparently, they have a reputation of delaying sequels and now that Red Dead Redemption got its overdue, it would be a good time to start working on a long-awaited one for one of their most controversial games of all time.

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Bully 2 Rumored to Release in Holiday 2020

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Set into classic open-world sandbox, Bully lets you play as 15-year-old troubled teenager named Jimmy Hopkins, who finds out that his boarding school is full of bullies after being admitted to Bullworth Academy of New England.

He can engage in activities and what not within in-game world to bring peace to his school other than taking part in mini-games. Players can align themselves with various groups or assert dominance over them to eventually bring peace.

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According to YouTuber SWEGTA, Bully 2 is going to see release on fall 2020 for cross-generation platforms. Information received from an insider reveals that the game will come out on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One before next-gen hardware.

Previously, similar info was leaked by a self-proclaimed Rockstar insider that lines up with recent statement of SWEGTA. Their reason for cross-generation release of current consoles and upcoming ones are purely motivated by money though.

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On GTAForums, SWEGTA has given out following statement regarding development of Bully sequel yesterday.

The way they [Rockstar] are going about this has completely changed. As it stands, they are aiming to release their next game during the holiday season in 2020 (most likely October or November). I can’t say for sure, but that appears to be the current state of planning. Basically, what they want to do is release their next upcoming game on next gen hardware (PS5 and the new Xbox), as well as on the current gen. The motive for this is mainly financial, just like with GTA V on the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One.

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Also to note that the same YouTuber has claimed Rockstar Games having to cancel development or to put hold on Bully 2 in a video four weeks ago, which completely contradicts his most recent claims that are yet to be verified.

Besides, any rumor like this regarding any major AAA-title should always be taken with a grain of salt until official confirmation. Surely, they can give a shot to some long-untouched IP before diving into development of their next smash-hit.

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Most recently, Rockstar has seen biggest player count days on Grand Theft Auto V upon releasing latest casino update for GTA Online and Red Dead Redemption 2 of last year has already sold over 25 million copies worldwide.

Bully had a pretty different premise back in 2006 and its sequel can be even more unique in 2020. Of course, fans would expect Rockstar to do exactly that but before they do, we now hold onto rumors while waiting for an official reveal.

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Call of Duty 2020 Rumored to Be Black Ops Reboot

According to rumor, Call of Duty 2020 game is going to be a reboot of Black Ops sub-series and grittier than Modern Warfare.

Starting from this year, Call of Duty first-person shooter franchise is slowly leaning towards a reboot of their popular sub-series and thus, fourth Modern Warfare release is simply referred to as Call of Duty: Modern Warfare for 2019.

Although CoD: MW is currently due for an October 2019 launch, publisher Activision has already rallied up developer Treyarch for Call of Duty: Black Ops 5, which may end up simply being named Call of Duty: Black Ops instead.

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Call of Duty 2020 Rumored to Be Black Ops Reboot

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Set during 1961 and 1968, first Black Ops title has served as a sequel for Call of Duty: World at War and had Cold War as its premise. This is a hint of series reboot similar to Modern Warfare, which went back to roots of their first game.

Originally, Raven Software and Sledgehammer Games were working on upcoming Black Ops title, which is set to be on Cold War era. It was likely to feature some story campaigns based on Korean and Vietnam Wars as well.

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This rumor came from Twitter account of TheLongSensation, a YouTube insider who previously confirmed MW reboot.


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Before it was officially revealed, this YouTuber has leaked out correct name for latest Modern Warfare game when many other established outlets have done the same, which nicely establish credentials for information source.

When Raven Software and Sledgehammer Games collaboration for Call of Duty 2020 wasn't looking too good, Activision has put Treyarch in charge of creative leadership to have the project running from that point onwards.

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Black Ops is looking forward to a reboot model that is similar to Modern Warfare, where they took both new and old player base back to its original setup but somehow still keeping things fresh for everyone to enjoy a refined experience.

Call of Duty is an M-rated franchise that people like to point at for being a motivation behind people doing violent act from time to time and upcoming 2020 title Call of Duty: Black Ops would fan the flame by being more gruesome than MW.