PUBG has a cheating problem, but region locking China will not help, says Brendan "PlayerUnknown" Greene.
Speaking with USGamer at GDC, Greene addressed what is likely the number one request from the battle royale title’s PC fanbase.
"I mean everyone that [suggests] region locking [is forgetting about] VPN. It just doesn't work," Greene said.
"We just implemented ping-based matchmaking which really has improved the gameplay experience for a lot of players. It's working out quite well and we're still doing research.
“We have the data team looking into it and trying to improve it. And that's the goal with the game, to keep improving it over this year and the next year and the next ten years."
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild scooped three awards at the 18th annual Game Developers Choice Awards ceremony this morning.
Nintendo’s much-lauded adventure won awards for Game of the Year, Best Audio, and Best Design.
Meanwhile, contemplative puzzler Gorogoa won Best Mobile Game and the Innovation Award, and Cuphead took Best Debut and Best Visual Art.
A few small details regarding CD Projekt Red’s Cyberpunk 2077 have emerged from the studio’s fiscal year 2017 financial presentation.
According to the studio’s president Adam Kiciński, the much-anticipated RPG will feature character customisation across various classes, pouring cold water on a recent rumour that CD Projekt had gone for a single class setup.
Kiciński also addressed rumours that the game is in development for the next generation of consoles.
The next game from The Warlock of Firetop Mountain studio Tin Man Games is a VR title that seats players at a digital tabletop for a gaming session that comes to life.
According to the Melbourne developer, Table of Tales: The Crooked Crown is an adventure RPG that has you take your place at a virtual table to determine the fate of a party of scoundrels as they venture through a world of swashbuckling and sorcery.
“Seated at the mysterious, magical table, you will take control of a party of scoundrels, making tactical combat decisions and determining the scoundrels’ fate whenever they encounter trouble,” said Tin Man Games.
The next game from Oxenfree developer Night School Studio tasks you with out-drinking Satan in order to escape hell.
Afterparty is billed as a raucous fantasy-adventure in which two recently deceased college grads, Milo and Lola, are desperately trying to find a way back to Earth. The catch? The only way out of Hell is to drink Satan under the table.
The game features an upgraded version of the naturalistic dialogue system that helped make Oxenfree an award winner and critical hit, and has players chat up demons and the deceased, challenge them to Satanic bar games, and drink from a huge menu of infernal cocktails, all with game changing abilities.
Rare has addressed issues players have hit trying to jam its just-released online pirate adventure Sea of Thieves.
The much-hyped Xbox and Windows 10 game launched on Tuesday, and while it was initially smooth sailing for those of us here in Oceania, once the US servers went online, the waters got a little turbulent for all involved.
More than a million unique users have logged on to play the open world title, but that number apparently isn’t the issue. Rather, the join rate – which cleared more than 5000 users per minute at its peak – is causing trouble.
The next big expansion for The Elder Scrolls Online re-introduces an area not seen since the first Elder Scrolls game.
The Elder Scrolls Online: Summerset expansion features The Isle of Summerset, the home of the High Elves that was last an explorable area in 1994's The Elder Scrolls: Arena.
Summerset expands the game’s crafting system with Jewelry Crafting, and will allow players to join the mysterious Psijic Order and unlock a new Skill Line, among other things.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Remastered is in development, sources say.
A Raven Software employee has told Charlie Intel that the title is in development, but that Raven – which developed Modern Warfare Remastered – is not working on the game.
Recent job listings suggest that that Beenox, which helped out on Modern Warfare Remastered, will be handling the makeover.
New Zealand’s international games festival, Play by Play, is set to hit Wellington for a third time next month.
Play by Play is a vibrant, inclusive week-long event centered around games, play and digital creativity for all ages that will run from April 16-21.
It aims to promote the importance of play, educate on the nature of game development, and support the incredible talent currently on show in the Australasian industries.
“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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