Recently every gaming website and YouTuber has had something to say about the rumor that Sony could launch the next-generation at the end of this year. PlayStation 5 coming in 2018? Not likely. But what truth sparked this curiosity which slowly grew out of control? Why do people think this, and what can we learn from the situation?
Recently PlayStation Network had a massive sale on various titles including Rainbow Moon and I took this as an opportunity to check out a unique looking turn-based SRPG (strategy role playing game) which I normally might not have given a chance to. I selected hard mode and an adventurous start, which in this game means you literally embark on a new world with no items other than the most basic sword to begin with. The resulting hours of gameplay were fascinating and left me wondering why I haven’t heard more about this game before.
His wife was thought to be dead for the past three years, missing, lied to her husband, in over her head in some sinister abduction scenario in the swampy bayou of Louisiana. Now against all better judgment he must pursue the smallest chance that she’s still alive, or at the very least find out what happened to her. But when she sent communications back home and told him to stay away, it was for good reason…
This year’s Atelier is the addictive and enjoyable experience RPG fans need to play. Charming environments with a familiar atmosphere and interesting gameplay mechanics that evolve at just the right pace remove any desire to put Atelier Lydie & Suelle ~ The Alchemists and the Mysterious Paintings down. With Nintendo Switch, PlayStation Vita, PS4, and PC versions now available worldwide, there’s no excuse to miss out on this enthralling combination of classic turn-based battles, story-driven adventure, good old fashioned loot collecting, prestige-driven questing, equipment crafting, mini-games like fishing, and of course, alchemy.
Fortnite shattered records when top streamer Ninja reached over 1 million viewers on Twitch during a livestream with Drake. Shortly after that, YouTube Gaming Director Ryan Wyatt announced that Rubiu5 consolidated 1.1 million concurrent viewers with over 42 million total live views for a Fortnite: Battle Royale tournament. All in all, the world’s biggest game just keeps on getting bigger. With Epic Games themselves reporting over 3 million concurrent players at once on a single platform (PC) and at last estimates over 50 million registered player accounts total, the growth seems unstoppable. March 30 marks another milestone for the title as the 3.4.1 update releases with new weaponry, bug fixes, updates to the game’s core mechanics, and more.
Players of the most popular battle royale game in the world will likely be excited to hear that a wide range of new features are being added to the game in an ongoing campaign to perfect the sub-genre of last man standing, open-world, loot scavenging mayhem.
Epic Games has notified iOS users who signed up for the mobile edition of Fortnite. One of the most popular games in the world right now with tens of millions of registered users and over 3 million concurrent players on PC alone at one time, the PS4, Xbox One, PC sensation is now coming to iOS devices (and in a few months, Android as well).
As a great bonus, players who enjoy Fortnite on their iPhone will be able to sign back into their console or PC Gaming Rig and benefit from the progress achieved on mobile. Now you can just pretend to be a beneficial part of society sorting out important emails when in reality you’re just a Fortnite junkie like the rest of the world. Completely respectable, barely detectable.
Cross-Play is enabled on this as well for certain systems. Although, players will probably mostly be paired with other mobile gamers through matchmaking – hopefully the ability to squad up with your friends at home on their PS4 Pro will be enabled from your iPhone 6S or even better Samsung Galaxy S8+. Everyone knows iPhone is the weaker of the smartphone technologies, but while waiting for the Android version to release ‘we gotta do what we gotta do’. Just think, if they can get Fortnite to run on that weak iOS hardware then it’ll easily blow us away on Samsung’s pride and joy Galaxy S series.
Xbox players will not be part of the cross-play feature as Sony has made a major investment in Fortnite making the mobile version possible, and they do not want any cross-play between Xbox and PlayStation users. That’s probably a revenge move since when PS3 was the less popular console in last generation’s console wars, Microsoft kept denying Sony’s request for PS3 users to be able to play with Xbox 360 owners. Karma is a… well, you know the saying.
The Map Editor for upcoming Montana-based Far Cry 5 has been shown off by Ubisoft to some expert members of their community and fanbase who gave their first impressions after being flown out this December for an exclusive hands on experience. Some high quality (albeit brief) footage has also been released of this event in which Community Developer Laureline thanks the active Far Cry community and the actual Far Cry 5 Map Editor can be seen in action as well.
Kemet1976 states that its the most advanced editor he’s seen yet, and that the experience has blown him away. Setho-1 is also a well known map creator in the Far Cry community and states that the amount of customization that can be done now with maps is massively improved. Restylex says “there’s no limitation for me at this moment when I look at the Far Cry 5 Map Editor”. And akilyoung who has been a community figure since 2012 describes the application as not being stripped of anything, but instead feels like things were added in above and beyond expectations.
In addition to getting the first look at this Map Editor for Far Cry 5, it appears that Ubisoft’s Far Cry team has even been open to ideas from these esteemed, most active members of their map making community. That’s always a good thing, but sometimes it’s just words. In this case, we have HorTyS (Far Cry Community Member since 2003) his word that the team is listening to feedback actively and attentively on how to make the program as powerful as possible. And since he himself is from Montana, there was a lot of potential feedback to be given. One of the map ideas HorTyS is considering includes a re-creation of his home town in Montana, a testament to how powerful this Editor truly is.
If you’re a fan of the most popular Battle Royale game out right now, Fortnite, then you’ll probably already know that there’s currently a new mode going on for a limited time. These LTM’s (Limited Time Modes) that Epic Games cycles in and out are meant to provide a good bit of variety but without overstaying their welcome and without dividing up the playerbase.
Although much more exciting LTM’s are rumored to be coming (more info here), some LTM’s such as “The Floor Is Lava” and “Take To The Skies” could be delayed due to the fact that Fortnite’s jetpack hasn’t been added in yet. It’s possible that these items, which are expected to be somewhat rare drops and not standard equipment, will be heavily involved in the functionality of these LTM’s.
Today, Systems Designer at Epic Games Eric Williamson gave a Dev Update speaking about the Jetpack Delay as well as some other information. Again, it is re-iterated that the Jetpack is not delayed, but just didn’t feel exactly as well designed as the dev team wanted it to. It’s still coming.
20 vs 20 vs 20 vs 20 vs 20 or “Teams of 20” as Epic calls it, has some info revealed about it. The circle and storm sizes are faster in this mode. Team location can be pinged on the map. There’s increased supply drops, treasures chests, and ammo cans in this mode too.
Unexpectedly, there’s also a new way to get loot coming to Fortnite: Battle Royale in the Llamas system. Llamas are a lootbox reward previously only available to be earned (or purchased) in the single player portion of Fortnite called Save The World. Soon players will be able to find Llamas on the island in Battle Royale mode when next week’s 3.3 Update comes out (exact version number will be different on PS4).
These will be interacted with like treasure chests in Battle Royale mode, though it’s unclear exactly how that will look and if they’ll still carry any sort of lootbox style to them. It also seems unlikely that Epic would allow anyone to buy Llamas for Battle Royale mode, since the game has been very well balanced until now. If that happens it would surely be a disaster to the game, so let’s hope not.
Smoke Grenades aren’t being used as much as Epic Games wanted them to be, so they feel like something’s probably wrong with them. They will be removing these from the game and ‘putting them into the vault’ to possibly be remixed and brought back some day.
Just a reminder: Save The World is actually an awesome co-op / single player experience involving zombie-style storm infected enemies, base-building, and a great way to stay on Fortnite but refresh the variety of gameplay. The big problem with switching between the two has been that the controls were very different though. Epic Games announced recently that they are working to fix that and make the controls for Save The World much more similar to those of Fornite Battle Royale.
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Zombies, Code Words, Top Secret, Above Classified, Black Ops… Four. Yep, you were right. It’s real and it’s happening this year. Hundreds of thousands of people have already seen the teaser video you’re about to witness below. Perhaps millions have already heard about the leaks including the James Harden hat fiasco, and for years EuroGamer’s sources have whispered in their ears tickling the very fibers of silk-like hairs protruding from the epidermis of gaming’s outer auditory canals. Finally, it’s all coming together.