Destiny 2 won't have dedicated servers, but it has the best solution for the sort of game it is, Bungie says.
In the latest Bungie weekly report, Destiny 2 engineering lead Matt Segur explains that the game runs on a hybrid system, and that Bungie isn't being at all cheap with its infrastructure.
That is, Destiny 2 uses a hybrid of client-server (dedicated) and peer-to-peer technology that eliminates the host migration that occurred in Destiny 1's in raids and Trials matches.
"The server is authoritative over how the game progresses, and each player is authoritative over their own movement and abilities," writes Segur.
"This allows us to give players the feeling of immediacy in all their moving and shooting – no matter where they live and no matter whom they choose to play with.
There's a free showing of Thank You for Playing, a documentary about the creation of That Dragon, Cancer, in Auckland this Sunday.
The screening is part of the Documentary Festival, and That Dragon, Cancer creator Ryan Green will be on hand afterwards for a Q&A directed by the NZGDA's Stephen Knightly.
The film follows Ryan and his family over two years, offering an intimate, revolutionary glimpse into how the fusion of art and technology – in this case, a video game – can document profound human experiences in the modern age.
Xbox's game live-streaming app Beam has a new name and a few new features.
The Twitch competitor is now known as Mixer, and from today allows co-streaming, where up to four streamers can combine their streams into a single viewer experience.
When co-streaming, all four streamers appear in a splitscreen format, and each can be livestreaming a different game or activity.
Kiwi startup Leaping Tiger is hosting two days of events at Armageddon Wellington this Queen’s Birthday weekend.
The friend-finder app maker is hosting four panels, a Hearthstone Fireside Tournament, co-op gaming sessions for the public, a fighting game tournament, and more in the Leaping Tiger Gaming Lounge Gaming at the expo.
The panels will feature local industry experts discussing game development, paths into the games industry, VR/AR, and streaming in NZ.
Oceanic Pro League newcomer Team Regicide has made its first game in the competition more difficult by not submitting a roster in time for the deadline.
Riot required all OPL teams to submit five active starting players and one substitute by May 22 to be eligible to compete in the competition, but Team Regicide failed to submit a conforming roster.
According to Riot, these deadlines ensure that the proper background checks for all players in the league can be conducted. They also ensure that every team in the league has equal visibility into their respective Week 1 opponent’s roster.
Gwent, the expanded standalone version of the card game from The Witcher is now in open beta on PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4.
It is free-to-play with optional in-game purchases.
In Gwent, players partake in fast-paced duels that combine skill-based play with bluffing and careful deck construction.
Game subscription service Xbox Game Pass is available from today for Xbox Live Gold members, and will launch for everyone on June 1.
Game Pass gives players unlimited access to 100 Xbox One and backward compatible Xbox 360 games for US$10 (NZ$11) a month.
Every month, new games cycle in and out of the service, and games are fully downloaded rather than streamed.
Action RPG Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen is coming to Xbox One and PlayStation 4 in spring, Capcom has announced.
The game contains both the original Dragon’s Dogma and its expansion Dark Arisen – the same package that released on PC last year (and on seventh-gen consoles earlier than that).
A five-year-old game coming to current-gen consoles isn't particularly newsworthy, except that Dragon's Dogma is such an easy game to recommend – even to those who aren't super keen on RPGs.
Bandai Namco is delaying the release of survival horror Get Even in response to the recent terrorist attack in Manchester, England.
The game was due out tomorrow on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC, but will instead release a month later on June 23.
On Monday night a suicide bomber killed 22 and injured 59 in an attack at an Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena.
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