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E3 2015 - During its press conference at E3, Microsoft announced that a new version of Minecraft, designed for the HoloLens wearable holographic platform, will be available to gamers. The launch date and price of HoloLens remains unknown, but it looks like Microsoft is doing a great job building hype for the upcoming headset.
Gamers will be able to interact in the Minecraft world with a new glimpse of the environment as they build, detonate TNT, and play with other gamers. As an added bonus, those of you wearing HoloLens will still be able to communicate and interact with gamers using a standard controller.
As with any virtual reality or augmented reality platform, the need for killer apps and software could help make or break the platform - and it looks like Microsoft wants gaming to be a major part of HoloLens.
E3 2015 - Microsoft is "working closely with Valve" to make sure the Valve Vive virtual reality headset is optimized with Windows 10, according to Xbox development head Kudo Tsunoda.
Running a PC with support for a VR headset demands powerful PC hardware, but Microsoft wants anyone with a capable PC to have an enjoyable experience while exploring VR.
Microsoft has greatly stepped up its interest in virtual reality, after previously announcing the Oculus Rift consumer version will include an Xbox One controller. Furthermore, connecting the Rift into a PC and getting it up and running should be an easy experience, Microsoft said.
E3 2015 - During the Microsoft E3 press conference today, Frontier Developments has announced Elite: Dangerous for the Xbox One's Game Preview Program.
As part of the Xbox Game Preview Program, you can purchase the Elite: Dangerous game preview for $30.99. The game runs at 1080p on the Xbox One, and features new controls customized specifically for the gamepad.
The open world space adventure game allows you to begin with a small starship, a few credits, and your imagination - as you'll need to pick up the skills, knowledge, wealth and power to persevere in the futuristic space world. Starting next month, Elite: Dangerous console players will be able to jump into the Close Quarter Championships (CQC), a PVP feature in custom-built arenas inside the Elite: Dangerous galaxy.
E3 2015 - With the sea of announcements from Bethesda this morning, including Doom 4, Dishonored 2, and Fallout 4, the news of the Fallout 4 Special Edition including a real-life Pip-Boy got fans of Fallout salivating.
The special edition of the game will include a real-life Pip-Boy that you can strap to your wrist, and use your Android or iOS smartphone with. If you're a Fallout fan, you know that you'll be pre-ordering this. Bethesda hasn't released any numbers on Fallout 4 yet, but I'd dare say this will be an extremely limited edition item that is going to sell out in less than 30 seconds.
E3 2015 - During the Bethesda E3 conference yesterday, id Software teased not just the crowd but the entire world with the first in-game footage from Doom 4. But now they're back, teasing some glorious 4K screenshots of the id Tech 6-powered first-person shooter.
If you missed the gameplayer trailer, we've embedded it for you below, which is in 1080p 60FPS. If you want to check out my thoughts on the footage (which looks far worse than the trailer below), check out our original post on Doom 4 here.
E3 2015 - Bethesda had the crowd wrapped around its little finger today at E3 2015 when they announced Fallout 4, but the big surprise was Fallout Shelter, an iOS-based game that will be out in just a few hours.
Fallout Shelter lets you build, manage, expand and care for your very own Vault and its inhabitants. The game is completely, 100% free, and doesn't require an Internet connection, or feature any annoying cooldown timers. Fallout fans are really going to dig Fallout Shelter, it's just a shame its exclusive to iOS, hopefully for now.
E3 2015 - Bethesda showed off Doom 4 and Dishonored 2 during E3, but it was Fallout 4 that had the crowd going nuts. The studio has been working on Fallout 4 since 2009, right after Fallout 3 was released.
You can play as both a male and female character in Fallout 4, another large change from the previous titles in the franchise. Fallout 4 starts before the nuclear bombs dropped and caused the world to go into turmoil, another large change for the franchise. Character creation is done before the bombs drop, where you can completely modify the look of your character and all of his or her facial features and hair.
You survive the nuclear attack, but emerge from Vault 111 some 200 years after the attack. Your city has been demolished, but it's an "enormous, dynamic world" where you can "create any character you want, go wherever you want, and do whatever you want", according to Bethesda.
Fallout 4 will be released on November 10 for the Xbox One, PS4 and PC.
E3 2015 - Arkane Studios took to the Bethesda conference at E3 to officially announce Dishonored 2. The studio teased a trailer that wasn't in-game, but it looked impressive, and most of all, fun.
Dishonored 2 will be hitting the Xbox One, PS4 and PC sometime in 2016. Arkane Studios also announced Dishonored: Definitive Edition, a remastered version of the first game that will be released on Xbox One, PS4 and PC. The Xbox One and PS4 versions of the game will receive a graphically-enhanced version of the game, when compared against their previous generation counterparts.
Dishonored: Definitive Edition will include all of the DLC that was released for Dishonored, and will be made available in the fall.
E3 2015 - Bethesda was the first to start up E3 2015, and for their first unveiling we have Doom 4. Yes, Doom 4! The next-gen first-person shooter was shown off in all of its gory detail, but does it live up to the hype?
Doom 4 is powered by id Software's id Tech 6 engine, where you play a marine based on a USAC facility on Mars, where you have to kill pretty much every single demon you can. From the gameplay video, there was a ton of gibs, with lots of violence to be had. There are a bunch of weapons to use, including the Super Shotgun, a fan favorite from the original Doom games.
But I did notice a considerable chunk of motion blur, and a very console-like experience. The field of view seemed like it was at 60, and most likely played on the Xbox One. The blood count was high in the first few minutes of the video, but then I noticed that the violence started to be toned down, with less and less blood being spilled from killed demons. I don't know if this was a resource-related issue that Bethesda didn't talk about, but I hope that it's not something that happens in the final game.
Guerrilla Games has been working on an open world RPG for the PlayStation 4 for a while now, with the only thing we know about it, is that it's called 'Horizon'.
The studio has hired CD Projekt Red's Lead Cinematic Artist, Pawel Swierczynski and Quest Designer Dennis Zoetebier, just a few months ago. But news has broken that Guerrilla Games has also scooped away another staff member from The Witcher 3 developer, with Senior Technical Designer Shadi Dadenji, this month. Dadenji worked closely on many of the systems within The Witcher 3, including:
- Designed and implemented various gameplay systems
- Supported quest and open-world designers with scripts and tools
- Took ownership of certain editor features and enhanced their usability
- Provided debugging support for a wide range of AI and UI issues
- Liaised between engineers and designers to ensure optimal communication