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Of course Battlefield 1 has a season pass

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Of course Battlefield 1 has a season pass

Electronic Arts and DICE today announced the Premium Pass for their upcoming World War One shooter Battlefield 1.

Described as a "membership programme," the pass operates similarly to the equivalents in other games, mirroring Star Wars Battlefront's season pass almost exactly.

Premium Pass holders will get access to all 4 upcoming expansions to the game, boasting two-week exclusivity periods over those buying the packs separately.

Beginning in March 2017 with a pack exploring the French campaign, the packs will collectively contain 16 new multiplayer maps, as well as new game modes, character classes, weapons, and vehicles.

Pass holders will also receive a series of weapon skin packs and a set of exclusive dog tags, released over the course of the pass period.

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2013's Rocksmith 2014 getting remastered for 2016

2013's Rocksmith 2014 getting remastered for 2016

Ubisoft's Rocksmith 2014 Edition is being remastered and re-released three years after its launch, without a change in title.

The remaster will bring new menus, additional practice tools, a customisable learning curve, and statistic tracking to the rhythm game and teaching tool.

In addition, the package will include six bonus songs:

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Ubisoft delays The Division DLC to focus on core game

Ubisoft delays The Division DLC to focus on core game

The Division's next two expansions will be delayed so the development team can focus on improving the base game, Ubisoft Massive announced today.

"This new schedule will not only enable us to strengthen the core experience before adding new content, but also continuously improve it by allowing for more production time to ensure the quality of future updates," the studio said in a blog post.

The team is currently focused on the game's 1.4 update, aimed at addressing "some of the most pressing issues" facing the game six months on from its release.

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Rick and Morty creator forms new VR studio Squanchtendo

Rick and Morty creator forms new VR studio Squanchtendo

Rick and Morty co-creator Justin Roiland has co-founded a new studio with former Epic Games producer Tanya Watson, specialising in VR games.

Called Squanchtendo, the idea for the studio reputedly formed some time ago when Roiland first used a pre-release Oculus Rift headset.

The studio will focus on using VR for "comedy combined with great gameplay;" in Roiland's words, "we just want to make super duper games dooood."

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No Man's Sky PC player count already depleted by 90%

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No Man's Sky PC player count already depleted by 90%

No Man's Sky has seen a precipitous drop in active players following its launch two weeks ago, according to statistics from SteamDB and SteamSpy.

Although its all-time peak Steam player count of 212,620 - recorded on release day - represented the largest Steam launch of the year, it has since lost 92 percent of its concurrent players, falling to a current (at time of publication) 24-hour peak of 16,510.

That still places No Man's Sky in the top 20 games on Steam, by 24-hour peak player count, but only just.

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Zoe Quinn is making an FMV dating sim with erotica author Chuck Tingle

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Zoe Quinn is making an FMV dating sim with erotica author Chuck Tingle

Depression Quest developer Zoe Quinn has been working on a full-motion video game with erotica author Chuck Tingle, she revealed today via a VICE documentary.

Currently titled Project Tingler, the dating simulator features unicorn cops in underwear, pelvic thrusting, a pirate Bigfoot, and a seduction minigame.

Produced by fellow Crash Override Network co-founder Alex Lifschitz, Tingler is designed as a goofy "love letter" to the FMV games of the '80s and '90s, with vampire slumber party game Night Trap cited as low-budget inspiration.

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Stockholm using Cities Skylines to design new urban project

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Stockholm using Cities Skylines to design new urban project

City planners in Stockholm, Sweden are using city-building game Cities: Skylines to design a new city district, with the assistance of publisher Paradox Interactive.

The development project, Norra Djurgårdstaden, will include 12,000 residences and 35,000 workspaces, focusing on sustainability and supporting an expanding population.

Planners and officials will engage in a workshop over the first weekend of September, experimenting with the district plans in Cities: Skylines to investigate the project's viability and explore options for its design.

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Respawn responds to player feedback on Titanfall 2

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Respawn responds to player feedback on Titanfall 2

Respawn Entertainment has responded to player feedback on last weekend's Titanfall 2 technical test, answering questions and outlining the game's path forward.

Up front, the studio stressed that the test build was a "slimmed-down view of the game," featuring fewer weapons, abilities, and maps than the full game.

The test - based on code from June, thanks to console certification timelines - was designed primarily to examine the performance of the game's dedicated servers and "Stryder" matchmaking software, including their ability to withstand high traffic and network attacks.

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Dark Souls III to get even harder in Ashes of Ariandel DLC

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Dark Souls III to get even harder in Ashes of Ariandel DLC

Bandai Namco and From Software today announced the first expansion to their acclaimed RPG Dark Souls III, entitled Ashes of Ariandel.

Players will visit the frozen realm of Ariandel and, in familiar Dark Souls fashion, piece together its dark mysteries while fighting increasingly hideous and mean-spirited enemies.

The trailer shows new weapons, armour, and spells, including fire-breathing and a magic boomerang, as well as new enemy types and some typically enormous and terrifying bosses.

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Nindies Summer Jam trailer
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Nindies Summer Jam trailer
Pit People trailer 2
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Pit People trailer 2
Valley launch trailer
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Valley launch trailer
2013's Rocksmith 2014 getting remastered for 2016
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2013's Rocksmith 2014 getting remastered for 2016
Yesterday's game, tomorrow.
F1 2016 storms back into the lead
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F1 2016 storms back into the lead
Last year's fiery crash a distant memory.
Ubisoft delays The Division DLC to focus on core game
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Ubisoft delays The Division DLC to focus on core game
Warning: now entering dev zone.
Of course Battlefield 1 has a season pass
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Of course Battlefield 1 has a season pass
Sorry - "Premium Pass."
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