While Bethesda are mostly known for their famous RPG-series The Elder Scrolls and Fallout, they also spawned a few new franchises in the last years. According to Bethesda’s vice-president Pete Hines, at least two of those would deserve a sequel.
With id Software’s RAGE and Tango Gameworks’ The Evil Within, Bethesda explored two new genres: Post-apocalyptic vehicle action and old school survival horror. While both games were well received by critics and fans, the publisher was quiet about any future plans. In an interview with finder.com.au, Pete Hines at least acknowledged that both games sold good enough to warrant a sequel. While this is of course no guarantee that there are actual plans for any of these games, fans can rest assured that they are not forgotten.
With its old school shooter DOOM, id Software exceeded the expectations of many fans – at least, when it comes to the single-player campaign. The multiplayer mode on the other hand couldn’t satisfy every critic.
Thanks to a new update, this could change very soon: Next to a large number of fixes and improvements for DOOM’s campaign and SnapMap feature, Update 2 also adds two completely new game modes. In Exodus, the classic Capture the Flag gets a new twist: Constantly moving flags and bases ensure that there will be no time to catch your breath. In Sector, you and your team will capture and defend certain areas of the map.
To celebrate the new update as well as the upcoming release of the first premium DLC “Unto the Evil” (August 4), players will earn double XP from July 29 – 31.
With the recent rollout of patch 184.108.40.206, players now have access to the newest Overwatch hero Ana Amari.
As a support sniper, Ana can use her rifle to deal damage or to heal her allies from a distance. She’s also equipped with sleep darts and special grenades, which not only heal her teammates and damage her enemies, but also boost friendly heals while preventing her enemies from healing.
Movie adaptions of video games aren’t uncommon – Warcraft and Assassin’s Creed are only two of many franchises hitting the cinemas this year. TV shows however are rarely based on games.
Thanks to EA and Paramount, this could change in the near future: As was announced by developer DICE, Paramount acquired the rights to develop a television series based on EA’s popular shooter franchise.
While the series is still in early conception stage, it is very likely that Anonymous Content’s Michael Sugar will be producing the show.
Battlefield 1, the newest entry in the Battlefield series, will be released on October 21, 2016 for PC, Xbox One and Playstation 4.
With Underground, Ubisoft released the first expansion for its online shooter The Division.
The DLC not only features new gear sets, weapons and a new incursion – from now on players will also be able to enter the underground of New York, where they will experience randomly generated dungeons full of new hazards and traps. The new levels can be explored in solo play as well as in four player co-op and will offer a distinct ranking system, where players can unlock exclusive vanity items.
The Underground expansion will be accompanied by update 1.3, which will bring a huge number of gameplay changes and bug fixes. The full patch notes are available on the official website.
The E3 is not only one of the most important events for industry professionals – every June gamers around the world are waiting for news about their favorite games. In this post, we give you a short summary of E3 2016’s Top 10 games.
Watch Dogs 2 PC (November 15)
Watch Dogs 2 combines the gameplay of the first game with a new story and setting: As Marcus Holloway you will fight side by side with “DedSec”, once again challenging the ctOS. This time, your hacking skills will allow you to manipulate data and infrastructure in San Francisco.
While the existence of Watch Dogs 2 has been proven for months, up until now it has been unclear if the sequel to Ubisofts open world action game would be presented at the upcoming E3.
But with the official release of Ubisofts E3 line-up, fans can finally be certain: Next to For Honor, Eagle Flight, Ghost Recon: Wildlands and South Park: The Fractured But Whole, Watch Dogs 2 will indeed be part of Ubisofts E3 presentation. Since almost nothing has been revealed about the game so far, it is very likely that viewers will be able to take a closer look at the actual gameplay.
Ubisofts E3 event will stream live on monday, June 13. More information is available at the official website.
Thanks to a new live-action trailer, fans can now take a closer look at the game’s story: “The Mechanical Apartheid” shows the divide between augmented and non-augmented people, which ultimately leads to a catastrophic incident. New laws are passed, but the isolation of augmented citizens causes a whole new set of problems.
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided releases on August 26 for PC, Xbox One and Playstation 4.