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When we first heard about the Visceral Games developed Battlefield: Hardline, we didn't quite know what to expect. Well, before E3 2014 kicks off in just over a week's time, we have a leaked video of Hardline that you can watch below.
Visceral seems to be concentrating on the single player side of things, but it wouldn't be a Battlefield game without that intense multiplayer now, would it? There are a bunch of new modes in Battlefield: Hardline, something that is explained in the video above. Cops vs. robbers in Battlefield is going to be quite fun, so let's hope we get our hands-on it soon!
Watch Dogs has launched, but definitely not without its fair share of problems. When it comes to recommended hardware for Ubisoft's open-world hacking extravaganza, it recommends a GPU with at least 2GB of VRAM - but this might change in the future, according to Watch Dogs' Technical Director, Sebastien Viard.
Viard tweeted: "Our PC progs are ... currently working on a patch to improve your experience thanks to your reports, stay tuned". There's no ETA on the patch, so we could be weeks or months away from it yet. The question now is, why does Watch Dogs have so many issues on PCs, when Dominic Guay, Senior Producer on Watch Dogs talked about the game, he said: "we chose the PC as our first target to have when we started developing Watch Dogs, so that we [would] have the flexibility to adapt to a different platform".
Now we have Viard chiming in, saying: "Watch Dogs can use 3+ GB of RAM on [new-generation] consoles for graphics, your PC GPU needs enough VRAM for ultra options due to the lack of unified [memory]". If Watch Dogs was developed on the PC first, it's a bit of a problem that there are so many issues with it so far.
The next Unreal Tournament is beginning to form, with Epic Games teasing the world with its first play of the upcoming game. It's a prototype right now, with super early gameplay, something you can see in the video below.
The prototype of the new Unreal Tournament is open to all, so experienced coders can even create their own prototypes, which is very cool. It's very, very early right now, but we're seeing the rebirth of Unreal Tournament, and I couldn't be more excited.
Most thought that when Irrational Games was being shut down, that it meant lights out for BioShock, but not anymore. BioShock's other developer, 2K Marin, is now taking over, according to GameSpot.
During the Cowen and Company analyst conference, someone said that the BioShock series hadn't reached its commercial potential yet, with Take-Two Interactive's boss agreeing. Strauss Zelnick said that the 2K Marin team would now lead the development on BioShock. We shouldn't expect to see anything unveiled at E3, but at least we know BioShock hasn't been sucked up by the Rapture just yet.
Fans of the video game Red Dead Redemption have been clamoring for a sequel to that game for a long time now. There seemed to be some concern that a sequel wouldn't be made. Considering the original Red Dead sold 13 million units, the fear of no follow up to the original seems out of place.
Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick has made some comments recently that seem to indicate that a sequel to the game is in the works. He described the Red Dead franchise as being permanent and sitting alongside Grand Theft Auto and Borderlands. Those are two of Take-Two's most popular franchises putting Red Dead in good company.
Batman: Arkham Knight has seen its first trailer hit the Internet, and what a trailer it is! Rocksteady Games is back in the development chair, with a truly beautiful game in their hands.
As you can see from the video above, Batman: Arkham Knight looks truly delicious - powered by Epic Games' Unreal Engine 3. Driving around in the Batmobile is a big part of the game, where gamers can summon Batman's ride at nearly any point of the game. There's also some gravity-defying racing in the tunnels below Gotham, which is a nice change of pace.
We can expect Batman: Arkham Knight on October 14, which isn't too far away.
The launch of Watch Dogs has been met with controversy - did you expect any less? - with
Useless Uplay causing some serious issues for PC gamers. Some PC gamers have been unable to access Watch Dogs, as they've been receiving authentication errors through Uplay.
Ubisoft has fired back, saying it is addressing the issue: "We are experiencing issues with the authentication services. Players may experience long delays when trying to login in-game. More to come. All the possible efforts are put into the resolution of this problem. We are currently monitoring the situation closely. The connection is rising and the issue still seems intermittent, the sign in system might work after several tries".
We've said it once, but we'll say it again - also watch out for that torrent of Watch Dogs that is installing Bitcoin miners onto gamers' PCs.
We heard rumors about a police-themed Battlefield game developed by the studio which made Dead Space, Visceral Games, but it looks like those rumors are finally materializing.
EA has just opened up a new site for Battlefield: Hardline, and from the imagery depicted, it looks like we can expect some serious cops vs. robber gameplay in the upcoming first-person shooter. The site says to expect a proper unveiling on June 9 at 12:00PDT, which is during E3. Visceral Games has a great track history, so I'm personally excited to see where it will take the Battlefield franchise - it can be worse than Battlefield 4, right?
If you are a PS3 owner with a PlayStation Plus membership, a trial of Battlefield 4 is kicking off for you today. The trial will last for 20 hours, which is much longer than the typical 1-hour trial that subscribers get for most games.
A trial that long will certainly give the player enough time to figure out if they want to purchase the entire game. The trial only includes content from the base game, but that is a lot of content. None of the content from any of the three expansion packs is included in the trial.
Fans of the Call of Duty franchise of video games are waiting in anticipation for the next entry into the franchise. The next game in the franchise is called Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. This game is being produced by Sledgehammer and is set to launch in November 4, 2014.
The game is set in 2054 and has high-tech futuristic weapons that players will get to use. One of the coolest of the weapons in the game is a slick assault rifle that is able to 3D print ammunition on-the-fly. That means it should have lots of ammo to use.