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Friday, 2 October 2020

Outriders Steam Listing Points To Potential Delay To February 2021 – Rumor

Outriders

We've now seen so many different next generation games, it can almost be easy to forget that one of the first titles that was revealed to be coming to the new systems is Outriders, the non-live service action game from Square Enix and People Can Fly. It wouldn't be too out there for you to forget that with so much information out there about various games set to release now, but it also seems Outriders may not make launch after all.

While nothing official has been stated from either Square or People, it was noticed that the game's pre-purchase listing that includes the title and the pre-order bonus on Steam was changed a few hours ago. It now reads February 2nd, 2021. That's not just a random date, either, it is the Tuesday that begins February, which matches up with the typical release day for most titles. The game has also been getting monthly streams they are calling Broadcasts to highlight elements of the game, but this month was seemingly skipped without notice. It is worth mentioning that when you click on the main page for the title it still says Holiday 2020 as release, however.

So, again, nothing official has been said, so as of now Outriders is still slated to be coming this holiday season, but a delay would not be shocking at this point.


The Falconeer Shows Rival Factions In Gorgeous "The Free And The Fallen" Trailer

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We're just a tad over a month away from the launch of both Sony and Microsoft's next generation consoles. While the focus is on the big launch titles we'll be seeing, especially in Sony's case as they have a few first party heavy hitters, there's also a lot on the more indie-flavor side. One of those is The Falconeer, a title we have been hearing about for awhile and will finally be coming at the launch of the new Xbox systems. Today, we got a gorgeous new trailer about the contentious world you'll be entering into.

The trailer, entitled "The Free and The Fallen," is all about the various factions you'll have to contend with as well as eventually pledge allegiance to while also showing off the gorgeous art style it will have and the unique air-based combat you'll participate in.

The Falconeer will release on November 10th for Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, Xbox One and PC. We got to sit down for an interview with the developers earlier in the year, and you can read that in full through here.


Silent Hill 4: The Room Has Been Rated For PC By PEGI

Silent Hill

There are many legendary franchises from the PS2 era of gaming that are no longer active. On the horror side, few are probably as legendary as the Silent Hill series which many see as one of the most influential horror titles in gaming. It as been inactive since 2012's Silent Hill: Downpour, but it has recently shown up in a crossover event with Dead by Daylight, and there's been several rumors about its potential grand return. Well, it seems the series will, at the very least, be getting some extra life soon.

It seems as Silent Hill 4: The Room has been rated by PEGI, the European game rating board, for PC. Odds are good this is probably a similar release to the PC versions of the Metal Gear games that recently via GOG that you can read about here.

Silent Hill 4 was the last of the PS2 titles in the series, but was also released on Xbox and PC at the time. Silent Hill 2 and 3 also had eventual PC releases, so all three of the titles from that era have a potential PC port that could be re-released. We'll keep you updated as more official information comes out.


Destruction AllStars Will Run At Dynamic 4K And 60 FPS

Destruction AllStars

Say whatever you will about the PS5's launch, but Sony is doing just about everything they can to bring as much variety as possible. From the dying world of Demon's Souls, to the swinging adventures of Spider-Man: Miles Morales, to the colorful world of Sackboy, and, of course, the explosive world of Destruction AllStars. We got a lot of information about the game recently from the colorful driver characters as well as a wealth of info about the multiplayer and gameplay. Now we get some stuff about the technical side.

The game's official pre-order page went live, which you can see through here. There is listed that the game would run in what is referred to as "dynamic 4K." While there was no mention of a framerate, the folks at Wccftech reached out to developer Lucid Games and they did confirm the game would be running at 60 FPS.

Destruction AllStars will launch alongside the PlayStation 5 on November 12th. A new trailer is also set to debut soon.


World Of Warcraft: Shadowlands Has Been Delayed Until Later In The Year

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Many things come and go in the gaming world, but there is some things that seem to be damn near eternal. One such thing is the World of Warcraft MMORPG that has survived, and thrived, well after the crave of the genre has long since died. It's been getting expansions steadily through its lifetime, and most likely will well after I am dead and gone. The latest is Shadowlands, which will take us to the dark afterlife of WoW, but it seems it will miss its original date.

The expansion was originally set to arrive on the 27th of this month, but it seems as if the developer has decided it's better to delay it. There is no other date mentioned, only that they still plan to launch by the end of the year. While it doesn't look great to hitting that goal to delay so close to the original launch and so close to the year's end, the pre-patch that will lay the groundwork for the expansion will still make the month.

World of Warcraft is, of course, available now on PC with Shadowlands set to release later this year. The pre-patch will go live on October 13th, and no, there's no console version planned still.


Marvel's Spider-Man Remastered vs Original Comparison Video Shows Impressive Visual Improvements

Marvel's Spider-Man Remastered

It recently emerged that Insomniac Games have been working on the upcoming Marvel's Spider-Man Remastered for about a year, and one look at the upgrade makes it clear that clearly a lot of work has gone into it. Insomniac recently showed off the remaster in action, showcasing impressive improvements, and shortly afterward, YouTube channel ElAnalistaDeBits uploaded a video doing a side-by-side comparison of the remaster with the original game running on a PS4 Pro. At the risk of repeating myself, it's a significant upgrade- take a look below.

Marvel's Spider-Man Remastered will feature a Performance Mode to play the game at 60 FPS, ray-tracing, updated environments, other visual upgrades, higher fidelity for characters and animations, new Trophies, new suits, and new features in the Photo Mode. The remaster is also introducing a new look for Peter Parker with a new facial model. It's been the recipient of some backlash, which creative director Bryan Intihar recently addressed.

Marvel's Spider-Man Remastered will release exclusively for PS5 on November 12. It will only be available as a download code in Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales Ultimate Edition. A standalone release is not currently planned.


Apex Legends – Cross-Platform Play Arrives on October 6th

Apex Legends

Respawn Entertainment's Apex Legends is getting the Aftermath Collection Event on October 6th, bringing a new limited time mode and cosmetics to earn. However, cross-platform play is also launching on the same day. The feature will roll out in beta form and doesn't include cross-progression.

Cross-platform play also applies to Xbox One and PS4 players with PC players still playing against each. If a console player parties with a PC player, then they'll be matched with other PC players. This is to ensure that keyboard and mouse players don't stomp those on consoles.

Cross-play can be disabled but it could lead to "very, very long" queue times since others need to have it disabled as well. The feature will be enabled from the start and Respawn recommends leaving it on "to ensure the best experience possible." Parties across various platforms can also communicate using voice chat in-game.

With cross-play coming up very soon, we're still waiting for the Nintendo Switch and Steam versions to release. Stay tuned for more details on that front in the coming months.


Amnesia: Rebirth – First Gameplay Trailer Features Puzzle-Solving, Terror

amnesia rebirth

There haven't been a ton of details on Frictional Games' Amnesia: Rebirth, which is slated to release just before Halloween. The first gameplay trailer has been released courtesy of IGN and though it still represents a work in progress, the overall atmosphere should feel familiar. Check it out below.

Amnesia: Rebirth focuses on Tasi Trianon who's stuck in a desert in Algeria. She seemingly has no memory of what happened in the past few days and must thus retrace her steps while battling for survival against unknown horrors. As the trailer showcases, there are a number of puzzles to solve, like firing a tank cannon (which involves unlocking its rotation and changing the ammo).

There's even a door that drops a live grenade when unlocked, which Tasi can pick up and throw. Of course, you'll need to be quicker on the draw to avoid ending up like her in the end. Amnesia: Rebirth is out on October 20th for PS4 and PC. Stay tuned for more details in the coming weeks.


The Pathless Releases on November 12th for PS5, PS4, and PC

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Gorgeous open world action adventure The Pathless is out on November 12th. Annapurna Interactive announced the same in a new trailer and confirmed that it would arrive on November 12th for PS5, PS4, PC via the Epic Games Store and Apple Arcade. Check out the brief trailer below which sees the Hunter readying to battle a giant beast.

Developed by Giant Squid, who worked on the excellent Abzu, The Pathless is about a Hunter and her eagle who venture to a strange island. The world is currently suffering due to a curse and it's up to the duo to halt. On the island, they'll venture through dark forests, ruins with puzzles and battle spirits that have been corrupted.

On PS5, The Pathless will take advantage of the Tempest Engine to divide the different sounds of each biome into individual sources. This allows for areas to feel more unique. For more details on the gameplay, check out this walkthrough from the developer.


Marvel's Spider-Man Director on Peter Parker's New Look – "We Didn't Make This Change Lightly"

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Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales Ultimate Edition will ship with a download code for Marvel's Spider-Man Remastered, and it's looking like Insomniac have done a pretty thorough job remastering the 2018 PS4 title. From new suits and ray-tracing to 60 FPS gameplay and even new Trophies, this doesn't look like a hasty up-res, that's for sure.

One pretty drastic change that the game is making is replacing the old Peter Parker facial and character model from the PS4 title with something completely new, with Ben Jordan now giving his likeness for the character. It's a change that's proven to be controversial, with many fans unhappy about how different Peter Parker now looks. Recently, the game's creative director Bryan Intihar took to Twitter to address the reaction to said change.

After re-iterating that the change was made to find a better facial match for Yuri Lowenthal – the actor who does voice work and motion capture for Peter Parker / Spider-Man – Intihar said that Insomniac "didn't make this decision / change lightly."

"I hope you can trust us that this decision is what we feel is best for the future of the franchise and our upcoming goals for this beloved Marvel character," he wrote.

Marvel's Spider-Man Remastered will release only on PS5, alongside Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales on November 12. A standalone release for the remaster is currently not planned.


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