Fresh from his Microsoft visit this morning, Bethesda Game Studios Director, Todd Howard took to the stage to talk Fallout 76, announcing that the title would be an shared online world.
"We've always wanted to tell the story of what it was like for you and other characters to be the first to leave the vault," said Howard "but there's one big difference with this game, and it's that each of those people is a real person because Fallout 76 is entirely online."
Noted earlier that day at Microsoft's press conference, the game will take place in a world four times the size of Fallout 4 and will feature all new lighting, rendering, and landscape technology that will allow for 16x the detail.
While online, the game will be available to play solo, and will feature quests, exploration and leveling in the same fashion as previous Fallout titles.
The game's story will take you through six distinct regions – each with their own style, risks, and rewards.
The crazy folks at Wargaming Studios have gone football mad and brought back the insanely fun Soccer Mode and new tanks with special abilities to their smash hit online warfare title World of Tanks.
While a normal match in World of Tanks sees players employing strategy and cunning to out-smart and out-gun their opponents, Soccer Mode throws combatants from the battlefield onto a soccer pitch and ups the ante by adding a huge over-sized soccer ball for tanks to fight for control and try to shoot into the oppositions goal.
Matches see two teams of three players fight on the field where only special maps and tanks are used. A winner is announced at the end of seven minutes of if a team scores three goals, whichever comes first.
Thanks to a lovely little faux pas on Steam's end, it looks like Just Cause 4 is definitely on the way. With the game appearing in the massive Walmart leak of 2018, we already suspected that we would see more during E3 this year. The new leak on Steam all bit confirms we'll definitely be seeing Rico in action next week.
The folks over at Kotaku were the first to spot this happy accident. Clicking on the add loops the user back to the steam home page, so no other details about the game are available yet.
Those hoping to finally get their hands on Crackdown 3 will have to wait even longer, as the game has been pushed to February 2019.
The new date comes a day after Kotaku reported rumours of further delays.
"Our fans' response to the signature antics and explosive gameplay of "Crackdown 3" has been incredible," Microsoft said in a statement issued to Windows Central.
After a few cheeky teases and some leaks, IO Interactive and WB Games have finally confirmed that Hitman 2 is set to sneak it's way on to PS4, Xbox One & PC on November 13th.
Following on from 2016's episodic Hitman and with new publishers in tow, Hitman 2 is said to be ditching the episodic launch model previously used. This time around we'll get a full game on day one, likely with more content drops and elusive targets to follow the initial release.
Realm Royale, a new Battle Royale spin-off of Hi-Rez Studios arena shooter Paladins, has hit Steam Early Access and is available to play right now.
With a strong focus on team play, rounds in Realm Royale start with players selecting one of five traditional fantasy classes. Each class offers a unique play style, with Assassins planting Sensor Drones to scout for their teammates, while Warriors can toss Shielding Potions to protect squishy Hunters. Mages can soar above the battlefield and bombard opponents with fireballs and Engineers deploy turrets and shields in typical hero shooter-style combat.
“Realm Royale’s class-based, ability-driven combat brings a new experience to the battle royale genre,” said Rory “Drybear” Newbrough, Realm Royale Executive Producer. “It’s a battle royale that feels like the perfect mixture of an open-world PvP MMO and your favourite hero shooter.”
Strategy specialist Paradox Interactive has acquired Battletech developer Harebrained Schemes.
Harebrained Schemes will now act as an internal studio and division within the Paradox organisation, led by its own internal management and creative teams, designing and developing the games that have earned it an outstanding reputation among strategy gamers.
Harebrained Schemes was founded in 2011 by industry veterans Jordan Weisman and Mitch Gitelman.
All Blacks and Black Ferns players will make their competitive gaming debut this Wednesday live from LPL Studios inside the iconic Sky Tower.
In the lead up to their Test match against France at Eden Park on Saturday, All Blacks players will be taking a quick break to showcase their online gaming skills alongside a member of the World Champion Black Ferns.
The event, which will be broadcast live on Twitch and allblacks.com, is part of LPL’s weekly show ‘The Night Squad’, which aims to bring the world of online gaming and kiwi popular culture together over a joined love of video games.
“BJ’s got a fight to finish, and I can’t wait to see what insanity occurs next when he does it.”
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