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Fortnite's battle royale mode to be standalone and F2P

Fortnite's battle royale mode to be standalone and F2P

The battle royale mode in Fortnite will launch as a free-to-play standalone title on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC, Epic Games has announced.

That means players won’t be required to own Fortnite to play Fortnite: Battle Royale.

Players who purchased the Fortnite in anticipation of the battle royale mode can get a refund.

Daybreak Studios did a similar thing with H1Z1, splitting the title into two different games: Just Survive and H1Z1: King of the Kill.

Fortnite: Battle Royale will sound familiar to players of PUBG, H1Z1: King of the Kill, and GTA Online: 100 players duke it out on a giant map, and the winner is the last man standing.

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A technical issue has delayed Dontnod's undead RPG Vampyr

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A technical issue has delayed Dontnod's undead RPG Vampyr

Dontnod Entertainment's semi-open world bloodsucking RPG Vampyr has been delayed.

The intriguing-looking game's release has been pushed back from November this year to autumn 2018.

Apparently a technical issue is to blame.

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Monster Hunter World, Dragon’s Crown Pro and the rest of Sony's TGS news

Monster Hunter World, Dragon’s Crown Pro and the rest of Sony's TGS news

Here's the rest of the news from Sony's pre-TGS press conference, held this morning in Tokyo:

Monster Hunter World is coming to Xbox One and PlayStation 4 on January 26, 2018.

A collector's edition and a digital deluxe edition of Monster Hunter World will be available. There will also be a Monster Hunter World edition of the PS4 Pro console.

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Final Fantasy IX gets "surprise" PS4 release

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Final Fantasy IX gets "surprise" PS4 release

As rumoured earlier this week, a remaster of Final Fantasy IX is coming to PlayStation 4 – in fact, it's available right now.

It looks like the same version of the game that was ported to PC last year.

Originally released in 2000, Final Fantasy IX is often cited as the high point of the series.

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Left Alive is a survival shooter from Armored Core and Metal Gear vets

Left Alive is a survival shooter from Armored Core and Metal Gear vets

Square Enix has announced a survival action shooter called Left Alive that's coming to PC and PS4 next year – in Japan at least.

The game was announced at PlayStation's pre-TGS press conference this morning, and Square Enix has promised that more information will emerge from TGS itself.

Armored Core director Toshifumi Nabeshima is involved, as are Ghost in the Shell: Arise and Xenoblade Chronicles X mech designer Takayuki Yanase and Metal Gear series character designer Yoji Shinkawa.

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Marvel vs Capcom Infinite Collector's Edition is some crap-tier garbage

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Marvel vs Capcom Infinite Collector's Edition is some crap-tier garbage

An expensive Collector’s Edition of Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite has its buyers feeling hoodwinked thanks to some hilariously misleading ads.

The Marvel vs Capcom Infinite Collector’s Edition promises that for NZ$199 (or AU$299 in Australia for some reason), you get four "highly detailed diorama statues" and "dynamic replicas of the infamous Infinity Stones" alongside Capcom's latest competitive fighter.

"Exploding with all the excitement, intensity, and quality fans expect from Marvel and Capcom, this Collector's Edition is destined to become the showcase of every fan's collection," its description reads.

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Aussie rogue-lite City of Brass swings into Early Access

Aussie rogue-lite City of Brass swings into Early Access

Uppercut Games' first-person rogue-lite City of Brass is now available on Steam Early Access.

In City of Brass, you are a daring thief infiltrating the titular trap-laden city, armed only with a blade and an extremely versatile whip that can grab, trip, disarm, and stun, as well as swing you about the place.

Levels are Arabian Nights-themed and procedurally generated, and the game features multiple interacting systems that sound like they are designed with player freedom in mind.

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Big Ant announces fully-licensed Ashes Cricket title

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Big Ant announces fully-licensed Ashes Cricket title

A new fully-licensed cricket title is on the way from Australia’s Big Ant Studios (Rugby League Live, Don Bradman Cricket).

According to Big Ant, Ashes Cricket has been developed in close collaboration with Cricket Australia, and is the most realistic and authentic recreation of the sport ever created.

That's partly because the studio has employed photogrammetry technology which enables decent likenesses of the complete men’s and women’s Australian and English cricket teams to be rendered in-game.

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Epic accidentally enables Fortnite PS4/XO cross-play

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Epic accidentally enables Fortnite PS4/XO cross-play

Overnight, Epic Games accidentally enabled cross-play between Xbox One and PlayStation 4 in co-op sandbox survival game Fortnite.

The feature was only enabled briefly, but it was active long enough for Reddit users to puzzle over it.

Epic called the enabling an error.