Earlier today 343 Industries revealed that Halo 5: Guardians will be available exclusively on the Xbox One in the fall of 2015.
The announcement was made by 343’s general manager Bonnie Ross in a blog stating the future of the Halo franchise. “Halo” games have pushed the Xbox forward, showcasing the console and its ecosystem in entertaining and innovative ways. Making a “Halo” game that runs at 60 frames per second, on dedicated servers, with the scope, features and scale we’ve been dreaming of for more than a decade, is non-trivial. It’s a task that we, at 343 Industries, are taking very seriously to ensure we deliver the “Halo” game that fans deserve, and a game that is built from the ground up for Xbox One.”
Ross explains that Guardians is a “bigger effort” than part 4 and that “the content and scope of the game, as well as the technology in what’s now a brand new and more powerful engine. Certainly there are some core elements carried over from prior games, but we’ve invested a huge effort in retooling our tech to take full advantage of the Xbox One’s hardware and ecosystem to create worlds and experiences worthy of next-gen.”
Ross also went on to hint at 343 industries plans for next month’s E3. “Many fans noted that I was very deliberate with my phrasing on stage at E3 last year. I spoke about a “journey,” rather than a destination – and that journey definitely begins in 2014 with a giant leap, rather than one small step. We’ll give you much more information about our plans for this year at the Xbox E3 2014 Media Briefing on June 9, and we’re confident that “Halo” fans will be pretty excited about the special plans we have in store.”
Sounds exciting. Stay tuned to RGN for all things Halo as we get closer and closer to E3.
Nuclear Throne will appear exclusively on the PlayStation 4 in terms of the next-gen version, however it will also be available on the Xbox One later down the line. The reason for this delay in platform release is because of Microsoft’s parity clause and the loophole out of it which Vlambeer opted for. For those who haven’t heard yet, Microsoft currently (at the time of this post’s writing) enacts a clause on all game makers to put their game out on Xbox One and PS4 at the same exact time or forfeit the right to release on Xbox One at all. To avoid conflict during a transition into next-gen though, Microsoft allows that clause to be ignored if a PS4 contract was already signed before the title was submitted for publishing on the Xbox One platform.
For many development studios, particularly small and efficient indie teams, it is simply not possible to be that precise with releasing multiple platforms at once and so Vlambeer has opted to go this route with the title that is based in the 8 bit art style and uses sci-fi as well as modern and traditional role playing / action gameplay elements. Check out the PlayStation trailer for the title below which will also become available for PS3, Windows PC, Mac OS X, and PlayStation Vita.
Published on May 14, 2014
Genre(s): 8-Bit, Action, Platformer, RPG
Platform(s): PC, PS4, PS3, PS Vita, Mac
Release Date (NA): TBD
Update: A new screenshot was recently uploaded today with #CommunityLove.
Man this game looks amazing.
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A new screenshot for Ubisoft’s The Division was released asking one simple yet very important question. “What would you do?”
The game’s official twitter page recently posted the screenshot along with the message: “Looks like this agent is in a tight spot… what would you do in a situation like this?”
Personally I would summon an immense fire-breathing dragon and command it to rai…wait, there are no dragons i this? Oh, well I would probably just shoot an RPG in their faces and walk away like a bada** while enjoying the gorgeous explosion in the background. Yeah, just like that, but enough about me…what would you do?
The Division is set to release sometime this year for Xbox One, PS4 and PC.
Those of you who already owned The Last of Us on PS3 and want to get the PS4 version releasing this summer but are also put off by the $60 asking price, might be in luck. Developer Naughty Dog is looking into the possibility of offering a discount of the game according to community strategist Eric Monacelli.
“We’re looking into the business model for all this and will post about this once we have input from all regions.” Monacelli said in response to a fan’s question.
When the PlayStation 4 first launch, several titles featured a discounted upgrade option through PSN and some retailers. If a similar model is implemented for the ‘Remastered’ Edition I’m sure many fans will gladly choose to upgrade.
Monacelli recently revealed the details regarding the final DLC pack for The Last of Us on PS3. The Grounded Bundle Pack will feature 4 new multiplayer maps, 4 new weapons, 8 new survival skills and an all new difficulty mode for Singeplayer called ‘Grounded’ mode that promises to be even more challenging than ‘Survivor’ mode. You can get the full details here.
The Last of Us: Remastered will release this summer.
The Announcement Trailer of Soul Sacrifice Delta is presented below in Full 1080P High Definition. Soul Sacrifice Delta is the next-generation version of Soul Sacrifice bringing the title to the powerful Vita handheld platform.
Genre(s): Action-adventure, action role-playing
Platform(s): PlayStation Vita
Publisher(s): Sony Computer Entertainment
Developer(s): Marvelous AQL, SCE Japan Studio
Release Date (NA): May 13th, 2014
The developer behind Soda Drinker Pro has announced that this Monday a full press release will go out to the gaming media about a next-generation console version of the title. This PAX East 2014 exclusive announcement comes as the next-gen version of Soda Drinker Pro becomes playable for those who stop by Booth #1040 (the one near the Twitch booth).
“the most advanced Soda Drinking Simulation in the world is being released for one of the next gen consoles!” – Soda Drinker Pro Developer
More info on this story will be published as it becomes available, until then stay tuned to our dedicated PAX East 2014 Section.
Development studio CompileHeart has released the following Teaser for Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory II to the Japan audience. This trailer is presented below in high definition unedited. More info / videos for Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory II will be published as they become available, keep up with RealGamerNewz.com for the latest in next-gen, indie, console, mobile, and computer gaming.
The following Full 1080P High Definition Videocast discusses the upcoming next-generation Deus Ex game being published by Square Enix and developed by Eidos Montreal for the Sony PlayStation 4, Microsoft Xbox One, and Windows PC platforms. More info on this subject will be posted as it becomes available.
The Feel the Fight Gameplay of EA Sports UFC is presented below in Full 1080P High Definition.
In an open letter from developer CD Projekt RED to gamers and shareholders, the studio has delayed the blockbuster RPG title The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt until February 2015.
Here is an excerpt of their press release:
“We recently reexamined what we had achieved thus far, and faced a choice about the game’s final release date. The decision we made was difficult, thoroughly considered, and ultimately clear and obvious. We could have released the game towards the end of this year as we had initially planned. Yet we concluded that a few additional months will let us achieve the quality that will satisfy us, the quality gamers expect from us. Consequently, we have set the release of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt for February 2015.
Dear gamers – we know many of you would have liked to play The Witcher 3 sooner, as soon as possible, even. We’re sorry to make you wait longer than you, or we, initially assumed you would. At the same time, we believe the game will prove to be worth the wait and meet the expectations you have of us. We believe The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will be an exceptional RPG, one of the best, providing many hours of wonderful entertainment.”
While this is definitely a disappointment to all of us at RGN we know CD Projekt Red wants to release a polished game that exceeds gamers expectations. With a projected 100 hours of content it comes as no surprise that great things may take time.
While we wait for this much anticipated title, check out some former coverage of the game on RGN:
Be sure to check back for updates to this and other games right here on RealGamerNewz.
Speaking at SXSW over the weekend studio manager at Ubisoft Toronto Jade Raymond revealed that the developer is working on five unannounced games. Two of them are being developed in collaboration with other studios, while the three remaining projects are solo.
“There are definitely a lot of plates spinning,” Jade told The Star. “None of them have been announced.”
Having previously worked on Splinter Cell: Blacklist, a next-gen sequel could possibly be one of these secret projects. We know the Assassin’s Creed franchise isn’t over just yet and Far Cry 3 was a huge success, so Far Cry 4 is definite. If these are also part of the five is anyone’s guess.
Could Far Cry 4 be one of the unannounced games?
There is the possibility that they are all brand new IPs, though Ubisoft did state that they were only looking to release game with the intention of starting a franchise, so it’s a safe bet to expect a few sequels to already established franchises.We will update you as we learn more.
The PlayStation 4 Sharing TV Spot of Watch_Dogs is presented below in Full 1080P High Definition.