Not even one month after its initial release, Battlefield 1 receives a huge patch with a high number of balance changes, bug fixes and other improvements.
One of the biggest changes is an overhaul to Battlefield 1’s Operations game mode: While attackers may have had problems with capturing sectors in the past, this should no longer be a problem.
Weapons, gadgets and vehicles also received changes to their balance. The update also fixes several technical problems and adds a few minor features. A complete list of changes is available as a 12-page PDF-file.
While there has been very little information about the upcoming Mass Effect: Andromeda except for a planned release in early 2017, we may finally know an exact release date.
A new Amazon listing of “The Art of Mass Effect: Andromeda” carries a release date of March 21, 2017. Since the description of the official art book also states that the book “will be released simultaneously with the game”, it is highly probable that the game will also be available on March 21.
While there hasn’t been any confirmation by developer BioWare, an official announcement may follow on November 7 or “N7 Day”.
After the success of the Witcher series, developer CD Projekt RED’s next RPG is entering unknown territory: Instead of a vast fantasy world, Cyberpunk 2077 will be set in the futuristic metropolis Night City.
While Cyberpunk 2077 is probably far from completion and still has to be officially revealed, a post in the official forums at least hints at the scope of the project: According to a CD Projekt Moderator, there are already more people working on Cyberpunk as there were on The Witcher 3’s development team.
Unfortunately, no other details were revealed. More information and an approximate release date will follow at a later date.
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 220.127.116.11, 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.