As you may know, Ubisoft promising open-world third person shooter The Division have suffered a tremendous loss of its player base after the launch due to numerous mission exploits and glitches. However, the latest patch 1.4 and Survival DLC seem to have worked their magic and players start coming back in masses.
Anne Blondel, Ubisoft VP of Live Operations, states in an exchange with PCGamesN :"Since the release of patch 1.4, we went back to the daily active users we had at launch, because people were [so impressed]".
She explained what was going on behind the scenes when they first saw the massive number of folks leaving the game: "Some players left the game earlier than what we thought, then we had to make that tough call - do we keep providing them with extra content or do we stop everything for a while, settle down, fix everything and then once the game is where it should be, then we start providing more content."
She continued: "And this is what we did [and] the community was super happy about it, even though they were disappointed at first that we were to push back the next DLC releases."
The recent Steam award nomination system have a category where you can suggest a name to it. This have resulted in some pretty hilarious events such as the savage No Man's Sky brainstorm and naming session. People have soon figured out another use of the system: letting Valve know that we are still damn waiting for a Half-Life 3 game.
The image has been posted by GruffBarbarian in the Half-Life subreddit. It has since gotten 6439 upvotes and the numbers are rising by the minutes. Half-Life fans can join the movement by doing the same, typing "GAME THAT DESERVES A SEQUEL" in all caps in Half-Life 2: Episode 2 nomination section.
But, Valve already knew that. In a interview with The Washington Post back in 2014 where they talked about Valve business model, Valve Co-founder Gabe Newell said: "The company grew out of trying to think about how to design for the specific business challenges we would have. It's sort of a good news/bad news situation that our industry is changing so quickly."
One of the major reasons gamers have such a problem with No Man's Sky lies with its developer going silent for a full two months after release. Once players realized how little content the game actually offered, they lambasted the 16-man team at Hello Games, leading to a tumultuous time of distrust.
Now for the first time since the game launched, Hello Games lead Sean Murray--a man who's now seen by gamers with the likes of Peter Molyneaux--reveals exactly why the studio kept so incredibly quiet. Essentially Sean Murray says he didn't want to talk about the game's new Founder's Update until it was 100% completed, but I think he didn't want to over-promise any more content and didn't necessarily want to interact with the fanbase, which has been pretty fractured.
"We hope you enjoy this first proper update. We didn't want to talk about anything in it until it was 100% certain," Murray wrote in a recent Tweet. "We're getting better as quickly as we can for the players who invested in us. Thank you for sticking with us."
The Division Survival DLC 1.5 update is now available for Microsoft Xbox One and Windows PC owners. Unfortunately for PlayStation 4 owners, the new patch release has not yet launched.
According to online gaming sources, PS4 owners may only have to wait a week for their chance to install the new update. Though no official confirmation about this has yet been confirmed by the developer or Sony, it would be highly unlikely that PS4 users will have to wait a long time.
For now, we know that Xbox One and PC have the update, as to whether or not the PS4 update will take longer than a week, we unfortunately can't say, all we can do is hope it releases ASAP!
Square Enix's, Final Fantasy XV trophies have been leaking on gaming websites for the past week now. With the game's debut in just a few days, the final list of trophies have been uploaded online.
The Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze trophies are available to view via the official Sony PlayStation Lifestyle website.
Final Fantasy XV launches on PS4 and Xbox One on November 29, 2016.
The Curve Digital development company has recently announced the latest box-art for Stealth Inc: A Clone in the Dark.
Customers wanting to purchase this game edition, will have to visit the Limited Run Games website, as it will be an exclusive available only from the site.
Stealth Inc: A Clone in the Dark, edition is available for Sony PlayStation 4 and PS Vita, at the low price of $24.99 USD.
Even with the announced upcoming base building update, No Man's Sky cannot pull itself out of the deceiving zone for many of its fans. The evidence could be a very sad laugh from redditor nicdv by nominating the game: The BIGGEST DISAPPOINTMENT award. The thread has since received a surprising 3725 upvotes from the subreddit community.
Perhaps, It's a direct response to another thread made by redditor BaRKy1911 who suggested players to rally up and vote for a single name for the award.
I still remember seeing Donkey Kong Country on the SNES all those years ago and being blown away from the CG-like graphics (at least at the time) - but now that it's being rendered in Unreal Engine 4, the nostalgia is back.
3D Environment Artist Samuel Cazetta has teased with images from his new Donkey Kong Country 2 project, where he has recreated the Lockjaw's Locker map from the game, in Unreal Engine 4 with some amazing results.
With the release of the PC version of Watch Dogs 2 only days away, we're finally being introduced to the graphical settings we'll be able to play with to Ubisoft's open-world hack-a-thon, which Derek reviewed right here. Ubisoft opted for an ansi art style, which looks pretty awesome - it's definitely unique, with a great VRAM usage bar in the top right.
PC gamers will get to enjoy:
- Extra Details
- Texture Filtering
- Headlight Shadows
- Screenspace Reflections
- Ambient Occlusion
Frontier Development has recently launched the latest 1.0.1 update for the simlutated game, Planet Coaster. The live patch notes can viewed at the Steam Community website.
The update features some of the following:
- A new selection of blueprints
- New coasters
- Harder challenge mode
- Crash fixes
- Stability improvements
- General bug fixes
The game is available now on Windows PC and can be purchased from the official Frontier Store website.