The Stream Team: Checking out Warframe's big Corpus Proxima Railjack update

Warframe's big Corpus Railjack update is live, and Massively OP's MJ can't wait to check it out! She can finally get her own railjack, and now she can even hire crew. There are also new railjack missions to run with Corpus to cull, so join us live at 8:00 p.m. to launch into some new […]

Betawatch: Dual Universe gets better graphics in its biggest beta update

This is the biggest update for Dual Universe since it was first playable, according to the studio itself. That's sizable! This update is big (yeah, yeah, yeah)! And it includes not only better graphics but better jet packs, if you felt yourself previously weighed down by poorer graphics and less enjoyable jet packs. More beta […]

Frozen Flame introduces a prologue, a new starter location, and an updated combat system

While the axiom says you never get a second chance to make a first impression, the opening hours of multiplayer survival RPG Frozen Flame would beg to differ as the game's latest early access update has made a number of changes to the starting experience. First off, the update has added a prologue that tells […]

Wild Terra 2's newest patch adds criminal status, more farming crops, and a new combat skill

Good news to all innocent players who don't want your stuff ruined in Wild Terra 2: The game's latest patch has added something to help you! This sounds like good news until you notice that it's just flagging people who do untoward things as "criminals" and give them a risk to lose items even in […]

Dauntless outlines plans to make Trials 'more accessible, more fair, more fun' in the next two patches

For a while now, the developers of Dauntless have been promising that Trials mode would be getting some attention, and it looks like the next couple of patches will be when that promise is kept. An official Reddit post has outlined what these two patches will do to Trials as Phoenix Labs seeks to make […]

Crowfall player demonstrates how fast it is to reach max level via the new tutorial progression system

Crowfall's latest update made a number of changes to the game that our PvP columnist found to be extremely beneficial, but one of those adjustments — the new player progression and tutorial — has a video spotlight to showcase just how far its come as well as to demonstrate how quickly a new arrival can […]

Among Us will launch The Airship patch at the end of March

Don't tell my kids, but Among Us is getting a juicy free update this month. It's called The Airship, and studio Innersloth says it constitutes the game's largest map ever. "This free update will have all new tasks, the ability to pick the room you start in, ladders, a basic account system for moderation and… […]

Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord Online takes the single-player sandbox and turns it into an MMO

If you enjoy the sandbox nonsense you can get up to in Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord but wish that you had other people to share in your shenanigans, we've got good news for you. Bannerlord Online is a mod for the game that lets up to 800 people at once stomp around the medieval sandbox, meaning […]

Champions Online hosts a costume contest to make a player action figure

Costume contests and superhero games go together like Blizzard Entertainment and layoffs. However, in most of them you don't get a chance to immortalize your character in the game itself. That's what the upcoming contest in Champions Online is going to change. On March 26th, a contest hosted by the developers will take place at […]

GDC 2021: What attracts – and motivates – mobile and MMO gamers?

GDC 2021 has been running this week, but sadly there aren't a lot of relevant panels for MMO or online game enthusiasts. However, it hasn't been a total wash for industry watchers. One nice thing that GDC does that other cons don't is focus on developers and their strategies, and that means we can see […]

PlanetSide 2 announces delays for PTS testing and release for Chapter 3

For those players of PlanetSide 2 who are eager for Chapter 3's release, there's some bad news. The game's lead designer has reported that the new update is being pushed back in order to "hit the quality bar" that the devs want. This means that the PTS launch of the update is obviously not meeting […]

GDC 2021: Intel and Spirit AI's Bleep aims to filter live audio – and toxicity

At Intel's GDC 2021 panel "Billions of Gamers, Thousands of Needs" this week, Intel and Spirit AI announced a new end-user application designed "to detect and redact audio" based on a list of preferences. Called Bleep, the application seems to be a kind of Windows overlay, though the details were scant and there was no […]

Final Fantasy XIV schedules its next producer letter for April 2

Final Fantasy XIV fans do not have some of the usual mysteries to answer about patch 5.5 at this point. It's a well-known fact that the patch will arrive on April 13th, since that's also the start of the game's PlayStation 5 beta testing. However, there are still plenty of details yet to be revealed […]

WoW Factor: The long wait for patch 9.1 in World of Warcraft

We don't yet have a date for patch 9.1, but considering that patch 9.0.5 just released recently and the patch isn't even up on the test server, I'd say it's probably still a while off. Most of the people whose predictions I trust suspect it will be some time between late May and early July. […]

Sea of Thieves celebrates third birthday with 20M total players

Sea of Thieves is celebrating a birthday this week as the multiplayer title hits three years old – and 20 million players. Total, not at the same time, but that's not shabby at all, given that this is a buy-to-play title and those sales all add up. There isn't much by way of actual content coming […]

ArcheAge welcomes spring with the Cherry Blossom Festival

Is there a more welcome sign of spring than the mass blooming of cherry blossom trees? Such flowering doesn't just occur in real life; it happens in our virtual ones as well. Yesterday, both versions of ArcheAge kicked off their annual Cherry Blossom Festival, which will continue all the way until April 1st. Players will […]

Star Citizen plans additional Theaters of War testing, discusses FPS tools and asteroids in video

Back in May we highlighted a Reddit thread that linked up some business connections between CIG and Liverpool, UK, game studio Firesprite, and further pondered a few outcomes for what the partnership could mean for Star Citizen. We now have an answer, as a press release has announced that the two companies are working in […]

World of Warcraft fundraises for Doctors Without Borders by offering pet incentives

Everyone loves a good vanity pet, right? Well, what about donating money toward a very good cause? Both pet and human lovers can find something pleasing in Blizzard's latest charity initiative, as the studio is challenging its community to donate toward Doctors Without Borders' COVID-19 Crisis Fund. Blizzard said that it'll be tracking player donations […]

The Daily Grind: Are you a fan of ice physics and mechanics in MMOs?

RPS had a fun headline a while back that made me let out a laugh while I was strolling through my feeds: We must end the tyranny of sliding ice puzzles. Apparently, people really hate sliding physics mechanics! I'd never thought about this before. We've talked about winter events and snow zones and water maps, […]

The Stream Team: Dungeons & Dragons Online anniversary, hard mode

There's celebrating a birthday, and then there's celebrating it hard mode! With violins! And one serious gingerbread giant. More than that, DDO lets you run the anniversary missions at higher levels, and Massively OP's MJ and her team want the increased rewards! Make the dev bosses a little stronger, what could go wrong? Tune in […]

Massively Overthinking: Are MMO social hubs overrated?

MMO reader Random recently winged us an article from Kotaku arguing for the abolishment of pointless social hubs in video games. "Here's a radical idea," it begins, "Turn every social space in a video game into a menu." It suggests that many social hubs are wastes of time and space and we'd all be better […]

Starbase discusses the creation of new tools and new devices in latest updates

We're back with another peek into the ongoing development of Starbase, the building-focused space sandbox being crafted by Finnish studio Frozenbyte. First up, the past couple of weekly updates have the usual extremely specific development alerts like work on Ship Diagnostic Scanner and Salvage Collector tools, continued work on easy build mode, the end of […]

Multiplayer survival shooter Scavengers touts the features of SpatialOS and how the tech changes gameplay

Stop me if you've heard this before: Improbable's SpatialOS is going to be leveraged by the developers of Scavengers in a way that other multiplayer games are incapable of thanks to the scales it can work with. That's part of the message in a recent interview with Improbable chief technology officer Lincoln Wallen and developer […]

Star Wars The Old Republic announces The Dark Descent update with new flashpoint and 'galactic seasons'

Remember when Star Wars The Old Republic's last update fell a little flat and we said we hoped that the promised influx of updates for the game in the wake of Anthem Next's cancelation really brought the goods? You can be the judge of whether that's the case, as as BioWare announced 6.3: The Dark […]

Former Halo Wars game designer talks about the Halo MMO we never got to see

How do you think an MMO in the Halo universe would have played out? Would it just be like a really large multiplayer deathmatch? Would it work like the open-world single-player portion of Halo Infinite at scale? Or would it just be another Destiny 2? We don't necessarily need to wonder, as game designer Sandy […]

DreamWorld promises an 'infinite open world MMO,' seeks $10K on Kickstarter

DreamWorld Realities, Inc. says its new MMO, DreamWorld, is "the last game you'll ever play," and we're not sure whether that's a threat, but it's definitely a slogan. In its new Kickstarter, the game is billed as an "infinite open world MMO" with "millions of players" in "one single world" made up of "thousands of […]

The Stream Team: Dancing with the Bad Luck Sneevils for AQ3D's Lucky Day

Silly and St. Patrick's Day fit perfectly together, so Massively OP's MJ is delighted to find the two combined for AdventureQuest 3D's Lucky Day festivities. There's definitely silliness afoot: She'll be dancing with Bad Luck Sneevil and Cloverzards while collecting the best in shamrock attire. Join us live at 2:00 p.m. to see Sneevils, stay […]

Darkfall: Rise of Agon introduces buff-granting Obelisks in its latest update

Ready for a bit of capture the flag in Darkfall: Rise of Agon? No, it's not a separate game mode, but the Dayar update has introduced Obelisks that grant buffs to players so long as they bring them back to their clan cities. So it's a bit like CTF except the match never really ends. […]

Magic Legends outlines the regional reputations system and previews each area's rewards

Yes, Magic Legends will have a rep grind according to the game's latest preview post. Specifically, the multiplayer ARPG's reputation system won't be with a particular faction so much as a specific region, unlocking 100 levels of reputations and daily quests once players have completed that region's specific story missions. So why go through this […]

Past Fate's new video series shows off the alpha's new dynamic combat and gloomy New Harbor

This week, Icy North Games began a new series of dev videos that give players a glimpse into the current state of Past Fate's development – this first one in particularly showing off the latest alpha patch. The walkthrough starts in an area called New Harbor, which is gloomy and dank and has apparently been […]

Crayta is a newer, Fortniteyer Roblox, and it's now live on the Epic Games Store

If Roblox hasn't already permanently taken the "games-within-a-game" spot in your heart – or on your kids' devices – then you might want to take a peek at its most likely competitor: Unit 2 Games' Crayta. Launched last summer as a Stadia exclusive, the game looks like a Roblox and Fortnite mash-up; it essentially allows […]

EVE Online's upcoming March 23 patch adjusts Jump Clone installation, Burst Jammers, and wormholes

If we're judging by the contents and the literal title of EVE Online's next update, there's some quality-of-life improvements coming to the internet spaceship sandbox on Tuesday, March 23rd. This update will introduce the ability to install multiple Jump Clones in the same station or structure, as long as it has a Clone Bay facility; […]

Torchlight III hoists the sails (and upgrades the engine) for its next update

Hope you got everything done with Torchlight III's Snow & Steam contract because Echtra and PWE disabled that content in preparation for the next phase of the game. "The update this afternoon turns off the Snow & Steam contract and includes an engine update which further prepares us for the next upcoming content patch," the […]

Final Fantasy XIV posts the first iteration of the special site for patch 5.5, Death Unto Dawn

The next major patch for Final Fantasy XIV arrives in just under a month, and that means it's high time for players to scope out some of what's coming next with the first iteration of the patch's special site. It's a bit bare-bones at the moment, but it does show off the key art for the […]

Blade and Soul's Slithering Shadows update is live

Yesterday was patch day for Blade and Soul, introducing the Slithering Shadows update to the game along with a set of patch notes to accompany the launch. As one might expect, the notes give some more details about the refreshed Soulstone Plains and the rewards awaiting within, the new raid weapon, and the new Twisted […]

The first part of Dual Universe's 'biggest beta update' arrives with fancier graphics and better jetpacks

Better-looking eye candy? Jetpacks that perform as expected? Wallets to organize all of your hard-earned currency? Yes, please, and pile on some more of that delicious Dual Universe 0.24 patch while you're at it! The first part of the space sandbox's "biggest update since beta began" last summer is now live on the servers. The […]

Hands-on with Magic Legends: A solid action game that could be even more

So, real talk: I am kind of an easy mark for Magic Legends. The initial conception of it, at least. I was very excited to see an MMO using Magic: the Gathering as a starting point rather than simply adapting the card game directly, and I was similarly more than a little disappointed at the […]

The Daily Grind: Do you know the names of the people behind your favorite MMO?

Part of my job involves interviewing developers and talking with them. That means that it's important for me to remember who these people are, obviously. A good chunk of my job centers around knowing who works as the director, the producer, the leads of various departments, and so forth with any given game. This is […]

The Stream Team: Relishing the Republic side of SWTOR's droid hunt

Massively OP's Larry may not be very fond of the Republic side of SWTOR, but MJ is relishing her time there! Her Jedi is happy to be wandering around, searching for droids on Taris and Balmorra. She's going to savor every moment on the light side. Tune in live at 8:00 p.m. as Massively OP's […]

Ashes of Creation asks its players about guild hall features they want to see

Most of the time when a game developer or studio asks its players a question, it's usually nothing more than a means to engage with its fanbase at a fun but shallow level or to drum up hype for a new release. A question being asked by fans of Ashes of Creation is a little […]

RuneScape announces an upcoming picture book to mark the MMORPG's 20-year history

When you have a game that's been running for 20 years, there's bound to be a whole lot of artwork to share. That's just what Jagex intends to do when it releases a new picture book with Dark Horse that chronicles the history of RuneScape in pictures and developer insights. The book, RuneScape: The First […]

Ultima Online releases pub 110, stresses that New Legacy is not just Classic UO

Ultima Online's 110th update has officially rolled out to the live shards this week, and as promised, it includes tweaks to dynamic events and a new round of Black Market rewards and veteran rewards, including an option for three-year-plus accounts that allows the storage of up to 25 runebooks in a single storage object. Unfortunately, […]

Elder Scrolls Online's Flames of Ambition lands on console as ZeniMax preps April Fools' shenanigans

If Neverwinter's Iron Tooth isn't whetting your console MMO whistle, then point your eyeballs over at Elder Scrolls Online's Flames of Ambition and update 29, which dropped on both Xbox One and PlayStation 4 this week as promised. Update 29 is free for everyone and introduces the massive overhaul to the Champion Point system, while […]

The Stream Team: St. Qubeslick's shenanigans in Trove

Being Irish herself, Massively OP's MJ loves to celebrate St. Patrick's Day any and everywhere. And Trove's St Qubeslick event is the perfect place to spend the holiday! It involves feats, farming, and tater tots… er, totter tates. Bring some luck o' the Irish and join us live at 3:00 p.m. for some shenanigans. What: […]

Conan Exiles improves Siptah with more NPCs, new Purges, new factions, and an offline mode

The latest update for Conan Exiles is out now for PC players, and it's chiefly focused around a pretty big revamp to the Isle of Siptah. Broadly, this is split between two different sides of things. One is adding new stuff to the island, which includes more NPC camps, more factions, and points of interest across […]

Skyforge celebrates green week with costumes and emotes

Green costumes! Emotes that feature the color green! Mounts that are also probably green! Envy! Money! Yes, it's Green Week in Skyforge, and that means a whole lot of green across the game, with players finding green dancers throughout the game that they are best served by helping out. They're a bit mysterious and they […]

Star Citizen's devs answer questions about customization, aliens, and animated cloth

Members of CIG's character tech teams took to the Star Citizen forums to host an AMA about all things character-related, and while much of the answers probably won't blow doors open, it did provide a little more detail about what's in the works for in-game avatars. The very first question was simply: "Beards?" which was […]

Neverwinter's Sharandar: Iron Tooth episode has officially launched on PS4 and Xbox One

It's a happy week for console MMO players, as not only can Black Desert consolers begin designing their very own Sage, but two big content drops that were previously playable only by PC gamers have finally landed on the console versions. One of those games is Neverwinter, where Sharandar's first episode, Iron Tooth, rolled out […]

Phantasy Star Online 2 introduces an ultra hard fight against the Face of the Abyss

If the headline for this particular bit of Phantasy Star Online 2 content makes things sound rather dire, that would be by design, as one of the recently added Urgent Quests beseeches players to "let the love and aspirations of those [they] care about empower [them] with light, that we might chase this darkness back […]

Aliens Fireteam devs discuss City of Heroes' lasting popularity and Cryptic's canceled Marvel MMO

Earlier this month, we finally got some hard info on Cold Iron's Aliens Fireteam, the Alien-franchise shooter that's been under wraps for six years while the former Cryptic devs who founded it tinkered on the game and teased its MMO pedigree. Last year, the studio was bought out by Daybreak, which itself was bought out […]

How to Make Coffee in Mundaun

Wondering how you make a nice cup of coffee in Mundaun? We've got all the info you need, allowing you to improve your fear resistance.

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How Long Does it Take to Beat Mundaun?

Wondering how long it will take you to beat the hand-pencilled horror Mundaun? We've got the answer you're looking for right here.

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How to Save Your Game in Mundaun

Wondering how you save your game progress in the eerie horror game Mundaun? We've got all the information you need right here.

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Can't Drive This Review

A hilarious and hectic co-op game about racing around a track while your friend is still building it, Can't Drive This is a must-play.

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How to Tame Wolves and Where to Find Them in Fortnite

Looking to tame a wolf in Fortnite? Here's how you can do it. 

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Where to Find No Swimming Signs in Fortnite

Need some extra cash in Fortnite? Here's where to find those no swimming signs for NPC quests. 

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Mundaun Review

Mundaun, available now on PS4, Xbox One and PC and hitting Switch in April, is a hand-pencilled horror game unlike any other.

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I Saw a Shark on Land in Fortnite

We all know that some really weird things can happen in Fortnite.

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The Evolution of the Hitman Series, From 2000 to 2021

This year has seen the Hitman: World of Assassination trilogy wrap up in the form of the excellent Hitman 3. But just how much has the series changed since its beginnings in 2000?

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Necromunda: Hired Gun is an FPS Set in the Warhammer 40,000 Universe

Necromunda: Hired Gun is a first-person shooter set in the Warhammer 40K universe, coming this June.

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Goblin Stone Makes the Little Green Underdogs the Heroes

Goblins get a raw deal, slaughtered just so Johnny Chainmail-Pants can level up. Now Goblin Stone is going to put things right.

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Square Enix Have Unveiled Forspoken, Formerly Project Athea

Square Enix have revealed the details of their open world action RPG, Forspoken.

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Wrath of the Druids Sends Assassin's Creed Valhalla to Ireland

Assassin's Creed Valhalla is going to Ireland this April. But in the meantime, get some Easter Eggs down your neck.

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Anime Action RPG Scarlet Nexus is Out This June

Sporting dual protagonists, Scarlet Nexus is an anime-styled RPG hack-em-up arriving this June.

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Life is Strange: True Colors is Coming in September

It centres around a girl named Alex as she arrives in a new town – Haven Springs – looking for a new beginning.

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Here's Everything Shown Off During Square Enix Presents: Spring 2021

If you missed it, don't worry; we've rounded up everything right here.

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First Person Sci-fi Adventure Claire de Lune Lands on PC this Spring

One of the most important things in life is family. 

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Best Fitness Video Games: Exercise Games on PS4, Xbox One, Switch and VR

Want to exercise without leaving your games console? Look no further.

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Sony Has Revealed the Next-Gen PSVR Controllers

You can finally kiss your Move controllers goodbye.

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Check Out the New Weapons Added to Fortnite Season 6 Chapter 2

Have you jumped into Fortnite Season 6 Chapter 2 yet? What are you waiting for!

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Shin Megami Tensei 3: Nocturne HD Remaster Will Release May 25, Also Coming To Steam

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Earlier today, there was word that Shin Megami Tensei 3: Nocturne HD Remaster would be seeing release in the west, finally, sometime in May. At the time, Atlus wasn't ready to fully commit to that it seems. Now, however, it's become official. Not only will the game be coming in that timeframe outside Japan, it will also be adding another platform.

Originally announced for PS4 and Switch, Atlus has made it official that the game will also be coming to PC via Steam. It will come in both Standard Edition, which will cost $49.99, and Digital Deluxe Edition for $69.99. The Digital Deluxe Edition will include all DLC, including the Maniax Pack that returns Dante from the Devil May Cry series, and the Mercy and Expectation Map Pack that includes new missions and side activities. Another perk of the Deluxe Edition will be getting access to the game 4 days early on May 21st. There's also free DLC such as Merciful Difficulty for those who find the game's notorious difficulty a bit too much. You can also buy the mentioned DLC above separately, but no price point was given at this time.

Shin Megami Tensei 3: Nocturne HD Remaster will release on May 25th for PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch and PC.


Watch Dogs: Legion Online Mode is Now Available on PC

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After facing an initial delay, Watch Dogs: Legion's online mode is now available for PC. Title Update 3.22 went live today and along with prepping online multiplayer for release, it also contains a number of fixes. Ubisoft also re-affirmed that the first Tactical Op would go live for all platforms on March 23rd.

As for the PC-specific issues that have been fixed, they include a bug that caused an infinite loading screen after starting the in-game benchmark and certain objects not reflecting properly when ray tracing was enabled. Issues that caused performance to decline after hours of using an AMD GPU or ray tracing have also been fixed. This is in addition to numerous crash fixes.

Check out the full update notes here for more details. Watch Dogs: Legion's online mode is currently available for Xbox One, PS4, PC, Xbox Series X/S, PS5 and Google Stadia. It adds four player online co-op with open world events and co-op missions. There's also Spiderbot Arena, a PvP free-for-all mode. Expect more content and updates in the coming months.

Patch Notes:

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  • Fixed an issue that could cause an infinite loading screen after initiating the in-game benchmark.
  • Fixed an issue that would cause certain objects to not reflect properly while ray tracing was enabled.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause a black screen and invisible UI elements when loading up the game for the first time while using DX12.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause game performance to be drastically reduced after several hours of gameplay when using an AMD graphics card and have ray tracing enabled.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause the game to crash when quickly switching between app categories in the data app.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause the game to crash while free roaming the Open World.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause the hologram during the More Human Than Human mission to not be smooth when using High, Very High or Ultra presets with DX12 enabled.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause the game to crash when selecting certain weapons.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the Buy Upgrade button in the Tech tab to not be highlighted when hovering over it with the mouse pointer.

Cyberpunk 2077 – Patch 1.2 Will Change Police Response, Add Steering Sensitivity Slider

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CD Projekt RED has released a new development update on Cyberpunk 2077's upcoming patch 1.2. Currently scheduled for the second half of March, it includes a few changes to Night City PD response and controls. Satirizing the current police AI which makes officers appear out of thin air, the developer confirmed they'll now take a bit longer to properly respond to crime.

"This is an important step in addressing the behavior of the police in our game. It should decrease the problem of NPCs spawning behind players' backs and create an impression that it takes some time for the police to arrive at the crime scene after the crime has been reported," said lead gameplay designer Patryk and technical design coordinator Ɓukasz. A recon drone is also being added to "create the feeling of the police assessing the situation."

Another change is the addition of a Steering Sensitivity slider, allowing players to better control their vehicles. The developer also noted that cars became tougher to control at lower frame rates so the steering speed should now be "very consistent from 20 to 60+ FPS." Individual cars, like the Archer Hella, have also seen some tweaks in this regard. Also, those who find their vehicles stuck on curbs or other obstacles can now rock them side to side or roll them to get free.

Finally, dodging on double-tapping a movement key can now be turned off in the settings. Double-tapping the Crouch button will still allow for dodging but for now, moving WASD bindings should be "more feasible." Other bindings will be fixed in "upcoming patches." CD Projekt RED hasn't given a release window for update 1.2 but stay tuned for more details in the coming days.


Marvel's Avengers – Spider-Man Not Releasing Before Black Panther

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During the Square Enix Showcase yesterday, Crystal Dynamics and Eidos Montreal officially revealed Black Panther for Marvel's Avengers. He's part of the upcoming War for Wakanda expansion which is out in "Summer and beyond" as per the current roadmap. But where's Spider-Man, who was announced to be joining the roster exclusively on PlayStation consoles?

Speaking to IGN, Crystal Dynamics studio head Scot Amos was asked about the same. He stated that, "Formally, officially, people are working on him right now. So it is still on our roadmap for the future." However, Amos confirmed that Spider-Man would not be releasing before Black Panther. The roadmap only lists what the studio is committing to for the short-term.

That being said, Amos reaffirmed that, "There are people working on [him] and we still fully expect Spider-Man to come to PlayStation." When that could be remains to be seen.

Marvel's Avengers launched last year for Xbox One, PS4, PC and Google Stadia with the Xbox Series X/S and PS5 versions only recently becoming available. A new hero, Clint Barton aka Hawkeye, has also been added along with new story missions in Operation: Hawkeye – Future Imperfect. Future content includes Tachyon Anomaly missions, new War Zones and a new Villain Sector. Stay tuned for more details in the meantime.


Gotham Knights Delayed, Now Launching in 2022

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Following the delay of Hogwarts Legacy, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has confirmed that Gotham Knights has also been delayed. Instead of 2021, the action adventure title will now release in 2022. Over on Twitter, Warner Bros. Games Montreal said that it's giving the game "more time to deliver the best possible experience for players."

It also "looks forward to showcasing more of the game in the coming months." While the COVID-19 pandemic wasn't explicitly stated as a reason, it's likely to have had an impact on development over the past year. How will this impact the release of Suicide Squad, which is currently slated for next year from Rocksteady? We'll have to wait and find out.

Gotham Knights is in development for Xbox One, PS4, PC, Xbox Series X/S and PS5. It's set in a brand new timeline where Batman has "died" and the Court of Owls threatens to take over Gotham City. As a member of the Bat Family, players will control Batgirl, Nightwing, Red Hood and Robin to restore order to the city. Along with upgrades and unique abilities for each character, the title also supports co-op for up to two players.


Dead Cells Has Sold Over 5 Million Units

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Dead Cells launched back in 2018, nearly three years ago, but it has somehow managed to remain in the zeitgeist since then. Thanks to constant updates, big and small, from Motion Twin and Evil Empire, Dead Cells has not only managed to retain a solid playerbase, but even see consistent growth for it at a pretty steady rate since its release. That, of course, has resulted in impressive sales for the roguelike action title, and it's now hit another sales landmark.

Motion Twin and Evil Empire have confirmed that Dead Cells has now sold over 5 million units at launch. This is up from the 3.5 million sales that were reported in December 2020. The sudden burst in sales has been attributed to the game's mobile launch in China, which in itself has already sold 1 million units. Meanwhile, The Bad Seed DLC, which originally launched last year, will also be releasing for the game on iOS and Android soon, so players should be quite busy with new content for a while.

Dead Cells is available on PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC, iOS, and Android.


Maneater Finally Releases for Switch on May 25

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Tripwire Interactive's open world action RPG Maneater might not have been the biggest or most high profile release of 2020, but it was definitely one of the most enjoyable games of last year- which isn't surprising, given the fact that it lets you play as a shark and chomp away on humans (and other sharks) to your heart's content. Since its launch, it's also been brought over to next-gen systems, but a Switch version, which had actually been confirmed long, long before that, has been stuck in a limbo of sorts. Well, until now, at least.

Tripwire Interactive and publisher Deep Silver have confirmed that Maneater will finally be releasing for the Nintendo Switch on May 25, just a little over a couple of months from now. Details haven't been confirmed on things such as resolution and frame rate, but those will probably arrive in the coming weeks.

Maneater is currently available for PS5, Xbox Series X/S, PS4, Xbox One, and PC. Tripwire Interactive have also confirmed that they're working on DLC for the game. In the meantime, be sure to check out our review of the base game through here.


DiRT 5 Will Be Free To Play This Weekend For Xbox Live Gold And Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Users

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Even though the year is still pretty fresh, it's been quite a big one already for Codemasters. The European company was acquired in full by Electronic Arts, after a bidding war between them and Take-Two Interactive. Who knows how that will go, but either way, the company still produces a lot of racing games. One of those was last year's DiRT 5, a game we were a big fan of. Those with Xbox consoles can also get a free taste this weekend.

It was announced that DiRT 5 would be totally free to play for those who subscribe to Xbox Live Gold, which also obviously includes those who partake in Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. The game features off road racing with over 70 unique courses that cover all types of weather and road conditions.

DiRT 5 is available on Xbox Series X/S and Xbox One where it will be playable for free this weekend, and it's also available on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4 and PC.


Shin Megami Tensei 3: Nocturne HD Remaster Could Release On May 25 – Rumor

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Last year it was announced that the legendary Shin Megami Tensei 3: Nocturne would be getting the HD remaster treatment. It was set to come with new features, such as full voice acting, as well as various new DLC and side activities. The game released already in Japan, and was said to come westward sometime in Spring of 2021. In classic Atlus fashion, the company has been deftly silent since then, but now we could know when to expect the RPG.

According to Persona Central, Nintendo of Europe put out a press release stating that the game will release on May 25. As of now, though, no one else has confirmed this and neither Nintendo nor Atlus has commented on this date, so we have to put that under rumor for the time being. However, it is worth noting that the game was recently rated by the ESRB, which would indicate a release date is soon. As noted by Persona Central, there is a concert scheduled around the series, "Shin Megami Tensei Online Live 2021 Reason of Music," and Atlus has been known to drop big news at random functions like this, so it's possible it'll be announced then.

Shin Megami Tensei 3: Nocturne HD Remaster is set to release for PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch this year.


The Evil Within On Xbox Game Pass PC Seems To Be An Improved Port With New Options

The Evil Within was released in 2014, and was the last game that Resident Evil Creator Shinji Mikami has directed. The game was an interesting horror title, one that took the over the shoulder perspective made famous by Mikami's previous Resident Evil 4 to create a more brutal and frightening game with a fractured story. It is also now under the Microsoft Umbrella due to the recent purchase of Bethesda and was one of the first patch of Bethesda titles brought to Game Pass. However, the game was also infamous for having a lot of technical issues across the board, though it seems on PC, this may have been fixed unexpectedly.

A speedrunner for the game, Jigsaw_Killer, posted on his YouTube that the version of the game now available on Xbox Game Pass PC is not the same as the previous Steam PC version. In fact, it seems to have improved a lot. Not only do they say it runs much smoother, it also has several new options, such as a first person mode, FOV slider, new icons for sneaking and using torches Low/Medium options for Camera Bob and stamina functionality has been tweaked.

There has been nothing official said about this, so it's unclear if this is going to be exclusive to the Xbox Game Pass PC version or will eventually this version will be ported over to the Steam version or consoles.