Age of Empires is rising again.
A fourth mainline game in the legendary series is coming to Windows 10 PC, publisher Microsoft Studios announced today.
Age of Empires 4 is in development at Homeworld, Company of Heroes, and Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War studio Relic Entertainment.
"Relic Entertainment has a wealth of experience in creating high-quality RTS games, making them the ideal partner to develop Age of Empires 4," said Microsoft Studios creative director Adam Isgreen.
Sign-ups are now open for the ASUS Republic of Gamers ROG Masters ANZ Qualifiers 2017.
The ROG Masters is a global Dota 2 and CS:GO tournament that features amateur and professional teams playing for a share of a US$500,000 prize pool.
Australia and New Zealand qualifiers begin on August 26, with CS:GO teams playing a three-week double elimination tournament. The tournament will run through Saturday September 2, with semi-finals and grand finals held on September 9.
The finals of a new Formula 1 esports event will be held at the decidedly non-virtual Formula 1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix this November.
Formula 1, Codemasters, and Gfinity are teaming up for the annual esports event, called the Formula 1 Esports Series.
The competition, which starts in September and is open to all, aims to uncover the best virtual F1 driver in the world.
Acclaimed Aussie puzzle game Framed 2 is now available on both iOS and Android devices.
Framed 2 is a noir puzzle game where you re-arrange panels of an animated comic book to change the outcome of the story.
Despite the numbering, it's actually the prequel to 2014's multi-award winning Framed, which was Hideo Kojima's favourite game of that year.
Final Fantasy XV is coming to PC early 2018, Nvidia and Square Enix have revealed.
The announcement was made during Nvidia's press event at Gamescom, so naturally there was a fair amount of Nvidia feature promotion.
"With the help of Nvidia, we are creating a stunning visual experience in Final Fantasy XV Windows Edition, one worthy of this beloved franchise," Final Fantasy XV director said Hajime Tabata.
Kiwi action RPG smash Path of Exile is coming to Xbox One on August 25.
The game will go live at 9am NZT / 7am AEST.
It's a free-to-play title, but you can support its continued development via a brand new (optional) starter pack. Inside are 200 points to spend in the cosmetics store, the First Blood Weapon Effect, and an Extra Stash Tab to get you on your way in Wraeclast.
World of Tanks is getting a campaign mode.
Dubbed "War Stories", the mode will launch tomorrow, and is exclusive to World of Tanks on console.
War Stories can be played solo and in co-op, and according to Wargaming, will allow gamers to relive historical events, discover alternate histories, and play out fantasy campaigns.
Sony might have been hacked again.
"Security hacker group" Ourmine has taken control of Sony's official PlayStation Twitter and Facebook, and is claiming to have access to the PlayStation Network Database.
"PlayStation Network Databases leaked #OurMine," the official PlayStation account tweeted this morning.
Planet Coaster developer Frontier is creating another theme park sim, and this time it's all about dinosaurs.
Jurassic World Evolution puts players in control of operations on the island of Isla Nublar, as featured in the original Jurassic Park film.
The goal is to build new attractions, bioengineer new dinosaur breeds, and figure out the best way to keep said dinosaurs away from paying punters.
"Fullbright has a warts-and-all approach to creating characters that makes them feel consistently genuine."
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