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Not that we are surprised, but Avalanche Studios has revealed the rendering resolutions for its upcoming open-world title Just Cause 3. On the Xbox One, it'll be pumping away at just 900p while on the PS4 it will render at 1080p.
During an interview with GamingBolt, Game Director on Just Cause 3 Roland Lesterlin said: "The game runs at 1080p on PS4 and 900p on Xbox One. We do so much with physics and screen space effects, that we are confident our players will thoroughly enjoy themselves no matter the platform they play the game on".
Just Cause 3 launches on December 1 for the Xbox One, PS4 and PC.
We had heard rumors that Blizzard would be announcing Overwatch for the current-gen consoles, but the developer has confirmed that Overwatch Origins Edition will indeed hit the Xbox One and PS4 next year.
The official Battle.net website teased that Overwatch Origins Edition will arrive "on or before" June 21, 2016 and that you can buy it through BuyOverwatch.com, but that link isn't working just yete. The first-person shooter has been securing its fair share of hype through Twitch streams and the new public beta is getting some good airtime for the game.
Even though it'll probably never happen, Remedy Entertainment boss Sam Lake has said that he'd hope to see Quantum Break reach the PC one day. Keep in mind that Quantum Break is exclusive to the Xbox One.
Lake teased the world during his interview with Game Informer, all while confirming that Alan Wake 2 is coming. During the interview, Lake said that his favorite game is Half-Life 2, which is just awesome. Lake was asked if Quantum Break would be delayed again, to which he replied "no", so at least we have that.
Game Informer's interview with Sam Lake can be watched here, and it's one of the most hilarious I've ever seen - check it out!
In just six days, Fallout 4 will take over millions of people's lives and never let them go. To prepare for your impending post-apocalyptic addiction, Bethesda has released the official Fallout 4 Pip Boy app to recreate that authentic Vault-life experience.
The Pip Boy app was just released on the Google Play Store, and is a full-blown companion app that acts as an extremely handy second screen. The app turns your smartphone into a functioning Pip Boy that has everything the mono-green wrist-pad offers and seamlessly interacts with the game.
The app tethers wirelessly to a PC, PS4 or Xbox One running Fallout 4 with the Pip Boy mode enabled. With the app you can inject yourself with power-inducing chems, cure ailments with Rad-away, drop and equip items and gear, and even play the rather fun holotape games like the Donkey Kong-inspired platformer Red Menace or Atomic Command. Using a bigger tablet as a second-screen map is perhaps the most useful feature, and I for one can see myself using it relentlessly when the game ships.
When Activision and Bungie announced that Destiny would embrace microtransactions, gamers instantly saw a red flag slowly raise across one of their favorite games. Microtransactions are, after all, the kinds of things that make freemium mobile games so exploitative and generally ruin the experience. But the Destiny devs don't appear to be taking full advantage of the scheme (yet?) and promise to use spent cash on bringing free expansions in the future.
In a recent company call, Activision CEO Eric Hirschberg says that Destiny's microtransactions aren't going anywhere. The scheme is here to stay and we still don't know exactly what kind of animal the publisher will breed. Hirschberg thinks that expansions and microtransactions are harmoniously linked together.
"I think expansions and microtransactions are already co-existing. We had a full year of expansions to the game that have been very well received and sold quite well. More recently, you've seen us introduce smaller, in-game purchases that allow people to customize their experience and express themselves; those have been very well received and have sold well also. I think we've already shown that DLC and microtransactions can co-exist and that our community is hungry for more great content."
Epic Games has just announced its new game 'Paragon', due to hit the PC sometime in 2016. Epic Games is known for creating the Unreal Engine, as well as huge first-person shooter hits like Unreal Tournament.
We don't know much about Paragon, other than it will feature a few heroes named Twinblast, Steel, Sparrow, Dekker and Grux. There is a video teaser on YouTube which we've embedded above, so let's hope that what we're seeing is in-game graphics as that would be a nice surprise. Epic is going to tease new heroes once a week through to December 3.
You can sign up to the Paragon beta too, by visiting the Paragon website.
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided is set to be one of the biggest releases of 2016, but how will it run on the Xbox One and PlayStation 4? According to the Game Director on the title, Jean-François Dugas, it is locked at 30FPS on both consoles.
We don't need to worry about this on PC, as it should have an unlocked frame rate. Not only that, but Deus Ex: Mankind Divided will ship with both DX12 support, and a built-in benchmark that will see us testing all of our GPUs and monitors (and multi-monitors) comparing DX11 against DX12.
The Xbox One's hotly anticipated backward compatibility update is almost here, and soon gamers will be able to relive a hundred different Xbox 360 games on the console. But which games will be playable? Apart from a few gimmicky Kinect games and the first Mass Effect, Microsoft has kept us in the dark about the games roster.
The Xbox One will evolve in little over a week's time. Microsoft is rolling out a substantial firmware update on November 12 that completely changes the system over to a console-friendly Windows 10 OS. With the new update comes a host of new features like a sleek, responsive UI, custom button mapping across games, and the big-ticket whammy that is backward compatibility. No one knows which games will be featured just yet, but Xbox boss Phil Spencer assures gamers that the full 100 game roster will be revealed early next week.
@_SirKiwiiTastic We will announce the back compat list of the first 100 on 11/9.— Phil Spencer (@XboxP3) November 2, 2015
Fallout fans have most likely noticed the leaked details on Fallout 4 from the last couple of days, but now Bethesda boss Pete Hines has taken to Twitter to call out the people leaking the details.
Hines was asked questions about the timeline of Fallout 4, to which Hines replied with: "I am not answering a single question based on leaks and will consider muting folks who ask questions based on them". Who leaked it? Hines doesn't know, but he said on Twitter: "someone swiped a copy. Broke the street date. Who knows".
As for the leaked gameplay footage, Hines was asked how he felt about it - where he replied with a single word that he was "upset". Hines also associated the Fallout 4 leaks as spoiling Christmas, where he said: "it's like watching someone else open your Christmas presents in Nov".
As a PC gamer, you're most likely a Steam user, right? Well, Valve reached a new record on October 31, where it had a record of 12.5 million users online at once.
But it was the next day where Steam reached its record 13.48 million users, with the most popular games being played at the time being DotA 2, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Team Fortress 2 and Grand Theft Auto V. Valve has over 125 million active Steam accounts, where the new 13.48 million concurrent users representing over 10% of the Steam userbase being online at once.
Were you using Steam over the Halloween weekend?