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Thursday, March 26, 2020

Max Payne 3 Image Hints at Grand Theft Auto 6 Location

Rockstar Games may have already hinted Grand Theft Auto 6 location back in 2013 through Max Payne 3.

Despite any official word from developer/publisher Rockstar Games on upcoming sequel of action-adventure game Grand Theft Auto V, players have plenty of reason to believe Grand Theft Auto VI is in active development for some time.

There have been clues and hints that fans found so far that at least proves GTA6 is coming soon. Similarly, one poster from third-person shooter Max Payne 3 seemingly hints at location and release window of GTA VI from back in 2013.

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Max Payne 3 Image Hints at Grand Theft Auto 6 Location

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A user on Reddit named Someguy5333 has noticed a post from months ago by another handle of Fyerro69 sharing an image of fictional band Love Fist, which has some tour dates listed that actually aligns with many of Rockstar past releases.

Those locations mention alongside dates actually matches with their fictional counterparts within Rockstar game universe. Except for Las Venturas, almost every other venue are either from Grand Theft Auto or Red Dead Redemption.

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Up until now, clues like accidental Instagram post of motion capture artists, resume of voice actors and Rockstar tax reports have hinted that Grand Theft Auto 6 is in works and some have given hope to fans that GTA 6 is coming soon.

Although many of these alleged leaks from 4chan, GTA Forums and Reddit has been incorrect thus far, it didn't stop fans from digging out any tiny bits of information on next GTA game, even if it means they have to go back to 2013.

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Love Fist Poster GTA 6 Hint

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There is very little chance that Rockstar Games have hidden release date of upcoming Grand Theft Auto 6 in front of us for this long, especially scheduling so far in advance when changes happen in video game development so often.

All other dates are apparently a simple nod to those titles, except for Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. Though this is more likely to appease fans of Easter eggs, Las Venturas may end up having some real ties with Grand Theft Auto VI after all.

Monday, March 23, 2020

GTA 6 Websites Updated Before Rumored Reveal

Rockstar updates website domains related to Grand Theft Auto 6 shortly before a rumored reveal date.

Over past few years, there have been heaps of rumors on highly- anticipated Grand Theft Auto VI none of which came out to be true. One recent rumor claims that developer/publisher Rockstar Games is going to reveal GTA 6 on March 25, 2020.

While this rumored reveal date gets closer, all sorts of gossips starts flying online and lately, some new changes noticed by players have added fuel to that fire when Rockstar has updated domain names associated with upcoming GTA VI.

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GTA 6 Websites Updated Before Rumored Reveal

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In general, websites that are somehow related to Grand Theft Auto 6 used to redirect their traffic to Rockstar Games official website but that has changed most recently and now is showing an error message to all of its viewers.

If you dig a little deeper, you will see that GTA VI domain was last updated on March 23, only days before its rumored reveal. Usually, companies do this when their website is ready to launch and Rockstar typically does this to announce IPs.

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Reddit user bozidarilic has shared these findings on multiple domain names like GTAVI and GTA6.

gtavi.com does not redirect to Rockstar Games site anymore. Site updated today... from r/GTA6


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Previously, Rockstar updated websites for Bully and Red Dead Redemption but same didn't happen for GTA 6 just yet. In past, they changed yellow color of their logo into red to tease announcement for Red Dead Redemption 2.

Since none of that teasing happened so far, fans should probably watch out for more hints in coming weeks. There are heavy rumors of Grand Theft Auto 6 to be set in Vice City with a single protagonist but noting is confirmed by anyone.

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This could all be simply a close coincidence, where these dates have unintentionally rallied up too close and Rockstar probably was doing regular updates for their websites as usual, which has nothing to do with GTA 6 in any way.

If somehow Rockstar Games ends up revealing Grand Theft Auto VI in next few days, GTA fans worldwide will go crazy. Nevertheless, it would be wise for everyone to take things with a grain of salt at this point and calmly wait for a reveal.

Saturday, March 14, 2020

Sony Wants to Buy Castlevania, Metal Gear and Silent Hill from Konami

Old rumor of Sony looking to buy popular Konami franchises is refueled by recent reports of Silent Hill reboot.

For weeks, reports of a Silent Hill reboot game by Hideo Kojima is out there and two more franchise of developer/publisher Konami has joined that list, according to another recent rumor from image-based bulletin board 4Chan.

A user on 4Chan who claimed to be a Konami employee, states earlier that Sony Interactive Entertainment is interested to purchase Castlevania, Metal Gear and Silent Hill series to produce a series of PlayStation 5-exclusives.

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Sony Wants to Buy Castlevania, Metal Gear and Silent Hill from Konami

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A full reboot of Castlevania series in style of Bloodborne and Castlevania: Lords of Shadow is planned for SIE Japan Studio. Sony previously helped Konami with PlayStation 4 ports of Rondo of Blood and Symphony of the Night in 2018.

Apparently, Sony wishes to remake Metal Gear and Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake from military action-adventure series from decades ago that spearheaded stealth genre in video games with franchise creator Hideo Kojima on board.

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They are also pushing Konami for a soft reboot of their iconic survival horror game series Silent Hill with Kojima in charge. There are even several attempts of reviving Kojima's 2015 canceled title Silent Hills for next-gen console PS5.

Creator of Silent Hill and Siren game series, Keiichiro Toyama and lead concept artist of The Evil Within series, Ikumi Nakamura are involved as well. Several former alums related to series are also joining a development team under Japan Studio.

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Although often times 4Chan posts leads to dead ends and should be taken with a grain of salt, this leak from January 2020 nicely aligns with many recent reports by reliable sources as well as hints from involved individuals of dev teams.

By end of last year, Kojima stated to try and awaken his horror soul to make a scariest horror game, which fans took as a nod to cancelled Silent Hills, starring actor Norman Reedus (The Boondock Saints, The Walking Dead) in lead role.

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Masahiro Ito, artist who worked on Silent Hill games have been making his own share of cryptic Tweets as well. He mentions of being in team of a game that he wishes not to get cancelled, which is another clear hint at Silent Hills.

Moreover, Sony is reportedly pushing Konami to revive their old IPs and resolve differences with Hideo Kojima for some time. While they are ready to fully fund these ambitions projects, Kojima would be given full creative control.

Friday, March 13, 2020

Konami and Hideo Kojima Rumored to Work on Silent Hills Reboot

Recent rumors suggest that Hideo Kojima and Konami will team up to revive Silent Hill franchise through a reboot.

When a massive dispute between Hideo Kojima and developer/publisher Konami has led to the former to leave company back in 2015, an attempted reboot of fan-favorite Silent Hill survival horror series was being shelved for good.

Earlier this year, there was a rumor of Konami working on two new titles from their iconic series. A latest rumor suggests that Sony is apparently trying to revive Silent Hills for PlayStation 5 console with Kojima and Konami on board.

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Konami and Hideo Kojima Rumored to Work on Silent Hills Reboot

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Shortly after Kojima's departure, Komani has cancelled his ambitious project and removed its demo titled P.T. ("playable teaser") from PlayStation Store and even after five years of its cancellation, fans are still clamoring to bring it back.

After seeking out various developer studios to get a pitch, Konami ended up settling for two new Silent Hill games. One of them is a series reboot and another will be more in episodic format like most titles from Telltale Games.

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Having a track record for trustworthy sources, Twitter user Aesthetic Gamer has posted the following lately.


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One source states that creature designer Masahiro Ito of original series is currently working on one of those new game. 1999 Silent Hill director and writer, Keiichiro Toyama along with composer Akira Yamaoka is also reportedly returning.

Rumor has it that, this trio is assembled by SIE Japan Studio for a soft reboot of the franchise, joining up with development team of Project Siren, a group that previously worked on 2008 PlayStation 3 horror game Siren: Blood Curse.

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For a rumored second game, Sony is interested to re-launch Kojima's canceled title in anticipation of upcoming next-gen release as a PS5-exclusive by having Konami own the IPs and let Kojima Productions continue its development.

Given past history between Metal Gear series creator and its Japanese publisher, it seems quite impossible for any collaboration among them but Sony has stepped in to build a bridge to patch things up for a series reboot of Silent Hill.

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If Sony can somehow manage to make two new Silent Hill games as PlayStation 5-exclusive, they can be a driving force to sell more consoles. There are plans to include VR support to promote next-gen PlayStation VR device as well.

An immense fan-demand for scrapped Silent Hills game has forced Sony to seriously rethink its revival. Although it took years for Konami to get Silent Hill series back in track, fans would finally see Kojima making the scariest horror game.

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

CD Projekt Red to Develop New Witcher Game Following Cyberpunk 2077 Release

Next game in The Witcher series to begin development after CD Projekt Red will release Cyberpunk 2077.

After announcing a sudden delay to heavily anticipated upcoming role-playing game Cyberpunk 2077 lately, developer/publisher CD Projekt Red is already planning to begin development of their next project without wasting any time.

It has been revealed in a recent interview with company president Adam Kiciński that CD Projekt will start working on a new game from critically-acclaimed The Witcher series for next-gen consoles, following release of CP2077.

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CD Projekt Red to Develop New Witcher Game Following Cyberpunk 2077 Release

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Kiciński states that they have a clear vision on next series entry and will enter development by Q4 of this year. This good news came when Sony has announced to support more narrative-driven single-player experiences for PlayStation 5.

However, new Witcher game will not be a direct sequel to The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, which is not going to be The Witcher 4 for sure. Perhaps it could focus on Vesemir when he was a hunter before he became mentor to Geralt of Rivia.

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Every game they have currently planned will be set in either Cyberpunk or Witcher universe. Two developer teams are currently working on Cyberpunk 2077 while a smaller team is handling their next Witcher game.

Following world premiere of Netflix's The Witcher television series last year, the franchise became extremely popular almost instantly and helped CD Projekt Red to become second most valuable studio in Europe, worth $8 billion.

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Though CDPR takes longer development cycles for each project, they often build massive worlds of interconnected stories like CP2077, which was originally announced back in May 2012 and loyal fans sincerely appreciate their craft.

Their most successful title till date is The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, which is the most celebrated RPG of current generation console platforms. CD Projekt Red has launched its Nintendo Switch version last year that can cross-save with PC.

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Far Cry 6 Rumored to Release in March 2021

Latest leak reveals that Far Cry 6 is currently in works and Ubisoft is planning to release it before March 2021.

In a recent report, developer/publisher Ubisoft has confirmed working on five AAA-games right now including Gods and Monsters, Rainbow Six Quarantine and Watch Dogs: Legion that they will launch from April 2020 and March 2021.

Although dev team has refrained from revealing the other two games, they stated that those two games are from their "biggest franchises". One of them seems to be rumored Assassin's Creed Ragnarok and another one is Far Cry 6.

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Far Cry 6 Rumored to Release in March 2021

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Known to be one of the most reliable sources among industry, Jason Schreier of Kotaku broke this news lately. Although he didn't go into details of upcoming Far Cry game but claims that Ubisoft will release it before March 2021.

Twitter user Shinobi602 originally shared this news from earnings call meeting where Schreier added more details. If his leaks are correct then players can expect an official reveal at E3 2020 press event as well as new Assassin's Creed game.

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Schreier shared original Tweet from Shinobi602 with his take on two unrevealed titles being AC and Far Cry.


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Last year, there was a rumor of a multiplayer-focused Far Cry game being in development under Ubisoft Berlin. It is possible for that previous report to be actually true and Schreier is simply referring to that game if not FC6.

Some other sources claimed that next mainline Far Cry game is in-works at two different studios, Ubisoft Toronto and Ubisoft Refelctions. Any of this info is not confirmed yet and there is no official information on next Far Cry game.

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Though some are speculating for a Splinter Cell game instead if FC6 alongside new AC title, Schreier has a reputation of not being wrong so often and there is no reason for him to making such claims if they were not from trusted sources.

Series fans would love to see where Ubisoft is heading over to for next installment of their first-person shooter game series in Far Cry 6. May be they would choose an open-world location set around some uncharted islands once again!

Sunday, January 26, 2020

Rockstar Games Stuntman May Have Teased GTA 6

Recent social media post by veteran industry stuntman hints at possible setting of Grand Theft Auto 6.

Possibility for a new game release from Grand Theft Auto series by developer/publisher Rockstar Games has been out there for some time and a recent UK tax report suggests that Grand Theft Auto VI is currently under development.

Stepping head first into 2020, players are curious than ever for some more GTA news from credible sources. Lately, one such major hint has come out from Instagram account of someone with a history of working at Rockstar Games.

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Rockstar Games Stuntman May Have Teased GTA 6

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Largely known for his work as an industry stuntman, actor Tim Neff recently posted a few pictures of him doing motion capture on social media that may be hinting at upcoming GTA 6 game, only to delete them shortly afterwards.

One of his photos wearing mocap suit shows him carrying a rocket-propelled grenade launcher. Its design and model resembles to weaponries usually used in 80's, which aligns with past leaks that claimed GTA VI will be set during 1970 and 1980.

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During his career as video game stunt performer, Neff was previously hired by Activision for their 2018 first-person shooter title Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 and by Rockstar for Western-themed adventure Red Dead Redemption 2.

Tim Neff has later removed them before setting his account to private, may be on request from Rockstar Games. This is probably a situation similar to when he denied working on RDR2 in past even though his name was mentioned in credits.

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So far, GTA 6 was teased many times by several parties and was even seen listed on resume of a former employee of Rockstar last year. Another 2018 post on text storage site Pastebin claims that the game would be a timed PlayStation 5-exclusive.

Whether or not Grand Theft Auto VI ends up getting released later this year, Rockstar Games can at least make an official announcement or maybe they are waiting to reveal the game alongside next-gen console release on holiday 2020.

Sunday, January 19, 2020

Rockstar Tax Report Suggests GTA 6 In Works

According to a new UK tax report, Grand Theft Auto 6 is currently under development at Rockstar North.

It goes without saying that developer/publisher Rockstar Games has made an insane amount of money from 2013 open-world crime adventure Grand Theft Auto V and fans are eagerly anticipating its sequel Grand Theft Auto VI to arrive soon.

After accusing Rockstar for dodging corporation tax for past 10 years in United Kingdom, a new tax returns report by same regulating company has revealed that they took a huge sum of tax relief lately in order to get GTA VI ready to release.

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Rockstar Tax Report Suggests GTA 6 In Works

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A recent report from TaxWatch UK reveals that Rockstar has filed for about 37% of overall video games industry claims in United Kingdom for 2018-2019 tax years, which is the largest grant amount for Video Games Tax Relief from HMRC.

According to that same report, this significant claim was approved for production of next GTA game and Rockstar North already reached out to British Film Institute for authorization of that project being "Culturally British" to get a tax relief.

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Overall claimed amount in Video Games Tax Relief by GTA developers are over $49.2 million, which is small a fraction of budget needed to develop GTA 6 compared to total production cost of $265 million for Grand Theft Auto 5.

In recent years, Western action-adventure title Red Dead Redemption 2 has been one of the most expensive games ever produced. Given their high quality standards, a sequel to GTA V would likely to cost that much if not more.

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Although government tax relief funds were originally intended for relatively small developers, a large company like Rockstar is clearly taking leverage over that regulation with several highest-grossing entertainment products under their belt.

Since their claimed numbers have drawn attention of tax community in UK, local government might want to take another good look at how those rules should be defined without causing a delay to release of next Grand Theft Auto title.

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Most recently, trusted insider and renowned YouTuber SWEGTA declared on social media that parent company and publisher Take-Two Interactive is currently planning to maintain frequent game release schedule from now on.

With Microsoft and Sony lining up launch window of their next-generation console hardware PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X for later this year, Grand Theft Auto VI has every possibility of arriving sooner than expected by everyone.

Santa Monica Studio's Next Game Revealed by PS5 Event Leak

Rumored leak for upcoming PS5 event reveals next game of God of War developer to be called Legendz.

After hinting at and then confirm skipping E3 this year earlier for a second time in a row, Sony Interactive Entertainment probably was planning to do an event of their own in Q1 2020, which is now rumored to be in February.

What they originally planned to be a major reveal event for PlayStation 5 is no longer a secret anymore. In fact, a recent leak revealed that developer Santa Monica Studio is currently busy working on their next game titled Legendz.

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Santa Monica Studio's Next Game Revealed by PS5 Event Leak

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Although we are yet to get some official confirmation, alleged leak has revealed possible price and even a release date for their next-gen hardware. Among launch lineup of PS5 are new game from God of War developer and Spider-Man 2.

There is always a chance that these leaks roaming around in social media could be fake since they have no credible source or evidence and many of these reveals closely reflects on what people are expecting from upcoming PS5 event.

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Even though Sony stated not to appear at E3 2020, it claims that they would return at E3 to discuss details of PS5 and upcoming release titles that includes Demon's Souls Remastered, Godfall, Gran Turismo 7, Legendz and MLB: The Show 21.

Right after Godfall was revealed on State of Play nearing end of last year, Bluepoint Games has already teased remastered version of Demon's Souls and earlier, Santa Monica was also teasing their next entry that is apparently called Legendz.

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Receiving universal acclaim for God of War reboot in 2018, fan-expectation from Santa Monica Studio is pretty high now. However, instead of working on a follow-up sequel, developers are focusing their effort on an exclusive for next-gen system.

Despite anyone knowing anything at all about it, Sony console owners are already excited for their new reveal. Probably still in its early development, Legendz would likely to be showcased during this event set for February 5, 2020.

Monday, January 6, 2020

PlayStation 5 Logo Revealed at Sony CES 2020

Sony has revealed new official logo for upcoming PlayStation 5 gaming console at press event of CES 2020.

In April 2019, Sony Interactive Entertainment lead system architect Mark Cerny came out revealing some major PlayStation 5 details and CEO Jim Ryan later announced a possible release window that is set for holiday 2020.

It seemed a lot like Sony is still trying to keep final design of their next-generation console a secret for a little longer but has unveiled official logo for PS5 console, which didn't look like anything unexpected though.

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PlayStation 5 Logo Revealed at Sony CES 2020

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Showed off earlier in Sony's CES 2020 press conference, new logo for PS5 follows their same slick style that they are using since PlayStation 2. They clearly are not showing intention of slowing down in console war anytime soon.

When PlayStation 5 finally arrives this year, it is said to have backwards compatibility to even play games from original PlayStation platform. However, there is no official affirmation of that claim yet as well as a live display of demonstration.

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Even though Sony is holding onto a grand unveiling of their upcoming console, many developers are already working with it. Several leaked image showed how PS5 dev kits look like in past few months with anticipation for some exclusive titles.

Despite many developers are constantly leaning towards working on their next game for newest consoles, it simply won't make PlayStation 4 outdated soon as a bunch of AAA-titles for the platform are going to see release in 2020.

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With PS4 selling over 100 million units till date and having nearly same number of active players for each month, Sony has filed trademarks for PS6, PS7, PS8, PS9 and PS10, believing to dominate at least five more console generations.

Sony would likely to drop more information on PlayStation 5 features and launch titles as we march ahead in 2020. Currently, they expect PS5 to have a six to seven years lifecycle and is considering adding a PS5-Pro upgrade at some point.

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Dragon Quest XII Confirmed

In a recent Tweet on New Year, Dragon Quest creator Yuji Horii reveals working on Dragon Quest XII from 2019.

Almost two years after original release, acclaimed 2017 role-playing game Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age from developer/publisher Square Enix has managed to sell over 5.5 million copies worldwide by the end of 2019.

According to series creator Yuji Horii, production of Dragon Quest XII has been on a roll following up to that success. However, fans need not to be very excited as the anticipated JRPG sequel is not coming out anytime soon.

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Dragon Quest XII Confirmed

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Horii stated that one of the achievements that he and his team had in 2019 is that they were able to start working on DQ XI sequel. His announcement is a clear confirmation of past reports that claim the game to be in currently in works.

It wasn't until last year, when an enhanced version of Dragon Quest XI saw launch on Nintendo Switch and that same year, protagonist character Hero became a playable character for crossover fighting game Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

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In his New Year's message to fans, Horii has revealed development of DQ XII in a Tweet that has been translated later.

Last year we started with publishing the movie Dragon Quest: Your Story, then releasing the Switch version of Dragon Quest 11, the mobile version of DQ Walk, the announcement of The Adventure of Dai anime along with its game adaptation, the production of [DQ] 12 and more; even now after 33 years have passed since I made the 1st game, I feel very glad that I can do new challenges like these. Thank you very much to all users who have cheered on Dragon Quest until now, and also to all of the many staff members who have supported me. I don’t know how long I can go on, but I feel like I want to do my best just a little bit more. I hope this year will be an amazing year to everyone. I’m looking forward to work together in this year.

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Aside from Dragon Quest series creator working on a follow-up title, recent success of Dragon Quest 11 has led to Square Enix teaming-up with developer Omega Force to launch action RPG sandbox building game Dragon Quest Builders 2 last year.

Considering usual duration of development cycles, Dragon Quest XII will not likely to come out before 2021 or later and when it does, it would probably see release on Switch, PC and PlayStation 5, since the latter is releasing in 2020.

Monday, December 9, 2019

New BioShock Game in Development by Cloud Chamber

2K Games confirms new BioShock game being developed by Cloud Chamber under their publishing label.

Last year, a leak from news editor Jason Schreier of video game website Kotaku suggested that a new BioShock game titled "Parkside" was secretly being developed for some time in a studio under developer/publisher 2K Games.

Turns out that leak was very much legit and recently, 2K has officially confirmed that one of their newly-formed internal game development studios, Cloud Chamber is working on next chapter of BioShock for years indeed.

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New BioShock Game in Development by Cloud Chamber

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Currently operating from bay area of San Francisco and Montreal, Québec offices, new studio head Kelley Gilmore stated in a news release that it will still take a few years to complete the project but didn't confirm a target platform for launch.

Gilmore has 22 years of industry experience and used to work on Sid Meier's Civilization and XCOM series. Cloud Chamber now joins 2K family of studios like 2K Silicon Valley, Cat Daddy Games, Firaxis Games, Hangar 13 and Visual Concepts.

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President of 2K, David Ismailer says the following about critically praised BioShock series in same statement.

We can't wait to see where its powerful narrative and iconic, first-person shooter gameplay head in the future with our new studio team at Cloud Chamber leading the charge.

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Since next-generation of consoles from Microsoft and Sony are coming next year, it is highly likely for them to release the game on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Scarlett with a probable inclusion or exclusion of PC platform for future.

According to reports, upcoming BioShock title actually went under development phase back in 2015 but was rebooted later and started once again in 2017, when 2K Games finally decided to employ an in-house studio to get the job done.

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Given the timeframe for this news to come out all of a sudden, players can hope to get some sort of reveal or official tease through an image at Sony's State of Play presentation soon or at The Game Awards 2019 within a few days.

It's been six years since BioShock Infinite came out in 2013 as last release of the series and old-school fans are still waiting for a new game. However, neither 2K Games nor Cloud Chamber has confirmed if next BioShock game would be a mainline title.

Sunday, November 17, 2019

Assassin's Creed Ragnarok Rumored to Reveal in February 2020

According to recent leaks, Ubisoft will reveal "Assassin's Creed Ragnarok" in February next year with a fall 2020 release window.

Following back-to-back release of Assassin's Creed Origins and Assassin's Creed Odyssey, developer/publisher Ubisoft decided to skip 2019 from launching any new Assassin's Creed games in favor of post-launch support.

Some leaked information emerged recently on Reddit suggests that next installment of AC franchise is most likely to take place during Viking era and will be called "Assassin's Creed Ragnarok", similar to a rumor from May 2019.

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Assassin's Creed Ragnarok Rumored to Reveal in February 2020

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According to that same leaked source, Ragnarok is going to be revealed at an upcoming PlayStation event next year in February, which may be a hint to State of Play livestream and will have a release window of fall 2020.

Ubisoft has apparently planned for a multi-platform release for the title across current and next generation of consoles. Its map location will set around big part of England and Scandinavia, including London and Plimouth city.

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Players would be given choice to pick a male or female Assassin named Jora, with a plot revolving on revenge throughout first civilization and Norse mythology for a major part with some ties to both Origins and Odyssey.

Protagonist character may explore realms of Asgard and Jottuneim while meeting legendary beings like Loki and Odin. In terms of gameplay, Ragnarok will follow general mechanics of Odyssey with more improvements and role-playing aspects.

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Developers are intending to bring back and implement beloved NPC recruitment system from Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood. You can use a boat for travel but there will be less naval fights than Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag or Odyssey.

A couple of inconsistency in this leak raise question about authenticity of its source with one such example being Ragnarok taking place on circa 800 B.C. but Vikings did not come to England until 793 A.D., almost after 1600 years.

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Whether or not this leak is accurate, it could simply be a typo as 800 A.D. is pretty close to when it happened in real-world. It could also be a mix up from leaked data of upcoming open-world action adventure game Gods & Monsters.

Earlier this year, a rumor claimed for next AC game to be titled "Assassin's Creed Legion" with a set release window of 2020 and set entirely on Rome, instead of feudal Japan or China like many fans have heavily speculated in past.

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Based on early leaks, Legion is more suited to be next Assassin's Creed game in a trilogy that would carry the legacy of Origins and Odyssey. When it is finally out, AC series can easily proceed to a new direction with a new title or a saga.

Assassin's Creed Ragnarok was previously codenamed "Kingdom" and it would presumably kick-start another trilogy in Assassin's Creed annual action-adventure stealth game series delved into mythical stories for coming years after Legion.

Friday, November 8, 2019

Job Listing Suggests Horizon Zero Dawn Sequel in Development?

Recent job postings by Guerrilla Games hint at an anticipated sequel of Horizon Zero Dawn for PS5.

Throughout this year, developer Guerrilla Games has celebrated two major milestones for their 2017 action role-playing game Horizon Zero Dawn; its second anniversary of release on PlayStation 4 and selling over 10 million copies worldwide.

Back in April 2019, a sequel to HZD was confirmed to be in works by voice actress Janina Gavankar (Sleepy Hollow, True Blood) of its Frozen Wilds DLC but now a recent job listing has made it clear that her claims are likely to be true.

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Job Listing Suggests Horizon Zero Dawn Sequel in Development?

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A number of vacancies have been sighted recently on official website of the Dutch developer and they stated for post of a Technical Vegetation Artist, "We have four teams dedicated to creating the stunning environments of Horizon".

Hired designer would require creating vegetation assets for in-game world and it may be for Horizon Zero Dawn 2, unless they are working on new release from Killzone series or RIGS: Mechanized Combat League, which is very much unlikely.

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Besides, HZD had a lush environment full of jungle and freezing forests for most part, which is not a relatable case for their other known IPs. Since they have an established gameplay foundation at hand, HZD2 may see release in 2023.

A single mention of their biggest game and a job posting is not essentially a clear hint for anything related to a sequel but assembling a new crew is clearly an indication of something new that is going to be a platform exclusive.

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Now that Sony Interactive Entertainment has announced a release window for PlayStation 5 to be holiday season 2020, there are a lot of rumor and speculations over which titles will make debut on their next-generation console.

Reportedly, many developer studios are already working on their upcoming projects for Sony's new console and even though nothing is officially confirmed yet, it would only make sense for Guerrilla Games to work on a sequel for PS5.

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Despite being a commercial success, HZD only received a single DLC in November 2017 without any follow-up. However, Guerrilla can surely improve over its sequel using improved features of PlayStation 5, while boosting unit sales for the console.

Horizon Zero Dawn launched on February 28, 2017 to receive critical acclaim for character development and a gripping story. It is the fifth best-selling PS4-exclusive title ahead of God of War, Marvel's Spider-Man and Uncharted 4: A Thief's End.

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Guerrilla Games' Hermen Hulst Becomes Head of PlayStation Worldwide Studios

Guerrilla Games managing director Hermen Hulst is moving over as head of PlayStation Worldwide Studios.

As Sony Interactive Entertainment prepares for their next-generation console PlayStation 5 launch in holiday season of 2020, they are making a number of overhauls to shape up future of the company and move to a new direction.

In one such recent move, managing director Hermen Hulst of Dutch video game developer studio Guerrilla Games has been promoted as new head of PlayStation Worldwide Studios, following departure of former studio head Shawn Layden.

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Guerrilla Games' Hermen Hulst Becomes Head of PlayStation Worldwide Studios

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An official press release reveals that Hulst will join immediately in his new role and take over development of 14 internal studios. Meanwhile, current WWS president Shuhei Yoshida will join a new initiative of supporting independent developers.

PlayStation CEO and President Jim Ryan believe appointing Hulst is a move for Sony moving globally to next generation. He is a European and will be in charge of a major office at PlayStation, which is a proud moment for people in Europe.

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Jim Ryan had more words to add for new head of Sony Worldwide Studios in a continued statement.

Hermen is one of the most effective and well-respected leaders in the video game industry. He is a passionate advocate for the teams he leads and understands how to empower creative talent to build great experiences. I have no doubt Hermen can lead our teams to deliver compelling and diverse experiences at a steady cadence.

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Guerrilla Games is widely known for their work on Killzone series and Horizon Zero Dawn. Most recently, they worked in collaboration with Kojima Productions for their latest release of Death Stranding by lending in-house game engine Decima.

Hermen is a well-respected leader in video game industry and moving him to a new role is part restructuring leadership of PlayStation. Angie Smets, Jan-Bart van Beek and Michiel van der Leeuw are now joint studio heads of Guerrilla Games.

Friday, October 18, 2019

Death Stranding May be Getting PS5 Sequel

Hideo Kojima might have teased a planned Death Stranding sequel that will arrive on PlayStation 5 console.

Now that upcoming action game Death Stranding has just completed development and finally wrapped up, fans are eagerly waiting on the edge of their seats for its release after a few weeks on November 8, 2019 for PlayStation 4.

Though the game is not out yet, game director Hideo Kojima has stated having plans for a possible sequel. It would probably take him a couple more years to develop Death Stranding 2, which is likely to be a PlayStation 5 title.

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Death Stranding May be Getting PS5 Sequel

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Despite being a largely anticipated title, many criticized the game as a walking simulator at Tokyo Game Show 2019. Kojima clarified that his latest project is a "Social Strand" game and he is open to sequels to establish this new genre.

Hideo Kojima previously approached stealth genre with Metal Gear Solid series and eventually established a new category with a series of sequels. Now he wants to deliver players a new type of gaming experience that he calls strand genre.

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Ahead of TGS 2019, Kojima even Tweeted about his next project from Kojima Productions with picture of a crab.



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Given that Death Stranding took around three years to come out, a potential sequel may arrive sometime in 2022. By then, PS5 console will have become available everywhere and would be a more logical launch platform of choice.

Kojima however, cleared that nothing is set in stones as he has many other projects at hand but possible number of sequels are at least 1.5 and then 2, so that people who plays Death Stranding series will be aware of social strand games.

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Crackdown 2 Developers Working on New Rockstar Game

Crackdown 2 developer Ruffian Games is hiring talents to reportedly work on new project for Rockstar Games.

British video game developer Ruffian Games has made a name for themselves in video game industry after working on Xbox 360-exclusive action-adventure game Crackdown 2 back in 2010 for publisher Microsoft Game Studios.

After rumors starts flying about developer/publisher Rockstar Games having multiple new games in development and confirmed by a former employee, it is revealed lately that Ruffian is involved in one of their upcoming projects.

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Crackdown 2 Developers Working on New Rockstar Game

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Following their successful stint on second installment of Crackdown series, they contributed to Halo: The Master Chief Collection and Crackdown 3 multiplayer mode Wrecking Zone this year alongside several other projects.

Their job listing on official site is looking to hire talents for a few positions for multiplayer action games including roles like senior engineer, senior gameplay engineer and UI engineer but no mentions for Rockstar Games are found there.

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However, they recently retweeted an article shared by Scottish Games Network that mentioned about working on games for Rockstar.


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Both Rockstar and Ruffian are Scottish companies and the latter is comprised of former developers of Grand Theft Auto series. These are some relatable factors for starters that make their partnership great and meaningful.

There is no clear indication of what they will be working on though except for their "multiplayer action games" title will be for PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and "future platforms", meaning upcoming PlayStation 5 and Project Scarlett.

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Rockstar made huge bucks from their 2013 action-adventure title Grand Theft Auto V, which is one of the best-selling games of all time. In 2019, they brought home more cash from Grand Theft Auto Online and Red Dead Redemption 2.

They may or may not be working on long-anticipated game Bully 2 and possibly an online multiplayer mode for it. Their plan of working on games for next-generation consoles as well as current platforms doesn't mean much either.

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There was rumor of Grand Theft Auto VI being a PS5 launch title featuring a female protagonist and an even bigger map than GTAV. Before Rockstar released GTA5 on PS4 and Xbox One, they brought the game on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 first.

Since GTA6 is likely to be a much larger release than any of their previous games, Rockstar Games may not bring their next project to older platforms and despite their vast resources, has recruited Ruffian Games for additional support.

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

PlayStation 5 to Release in Holiday 2020

Sony has officially revealed their next-gen console to be PlayStation 5, will be launching on holiday 2020.

Only a few months back, lead system architect Mark Cerny of Sony Interactive Entertainment has revealed some hardware plans for their upcoming next-gen PlayStation video game console he was working at back in April 2019.

Though it is no longer a surprise at this point and kind of obvious that Sony will officially call it PlayStation 5 and CEO Jim Ryan has announced a launching window of holiday 2020 for their upcoming successor to PlayStation 4.

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PlayStation 5 to Release in Holiday 2020

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PS5 will introduce a new controller that focuses on an immersive gameplay experience for players via sense of touch. SIE is going to replace their rumble technology of 5th generation of consoles with haptics feedback.

Regardless of driving racing cars or exploring through various rough terrains, they all will feel different. Secondly, their team is working on an aspect called adaptive triggers that will be integrated with L2 and R2 trigger buttons.

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It emphasizes on activities like pushing the accelerator of a moving car on an unfriendly road or drawing a bow to shoot an arrow and when combined with haptics, this will create a unique experience for each performed action.

Of course, there is almost a year ahead of us for PlayStation 5 to release and Sony will reveal more info on their next-gen console in the mean time and by then, many AAA-blockbusters will arrive on PS4 to keep everyone busy.

Saturday, August 24, 2019

Rockstar Games May Have Teased Bully 2

An Easter egg from Rockstar Games found within latest GTA Online casino update may have teased Bully 2.

When originally launched back in 2006 for PlayStation 2 platform, action-adventure game Bully from developer/publisher Rockstar Games never really was a smash-hit title like some other well-established franchises from the studios.

However, it gained enough fan following in later years that fans are looking forward to a follow-up sequel for some time and a recently discovered hidden message in latest update for Grand Theft Auto Online is clearly hinting at Bully 2.

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Rockstar Games May Have Teased Bully 2

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Last month, Rockstar Games have rolled out a free update for GTA Online titled Diamond Casino & Resort to added extra content to online multiplayer mode of Grand Theft Auto V and fans have discovered clues for a Bully sequel.

There is a wall piece found within penthouse decoration that says "Canis Canem Edit", which is title of the game's European version. Also, a secret message hidden in morse code was there as well that translates to a phrase "DNA4".

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Bully-based content creator YouTuber SWEGTA has found this fan-theory that strongly supports indications of a sequel.


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In a first glance, DNA4 actually means nothing at all but if you reduce all letters and numbers that has summed up from the morse code, then the word itself becomes BLY2, which could most likely be Bully 2 if not most definitely.

It may seem like a stretch for Rockstar Games to go through so much just to slide a hidden announcement. Then again, a revolver in Red Dead Redemption 2 also had the same "Canis Canem Edit" reference engraved in it.

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Red Dead Redemption 2 "Canis Canem Edit" Tease

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Earlier, SWEGTA claimed for Bully 2 to launch on fall 2020 for next generation of PlayStation and Xbox console platforms. Then again, Rockstar doesn't just release their titles one after another and prefers to take time instead.

It took them eight years to work on a sequel for Red Dead Redemption and five years to launch Grand Theft Auto V. Bully has only been out for thirteen years and if Bullworth Academy hasn't been forgotten, a sequel could be on the horizon.