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Infinity Ward's new Call of Duty game is called "Infinite Warfare", and will release on November 4, 2016 according to a leaked promo.
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare was first spotted as a slip-up on Sony's PlayStation Store, and now a new leaked pre-order token has revealed the game's first image and release date of November 4--which coincides with the franchise's annual releases. The leak is marked as "confirmed" on the Call of Duty Reddit, so it could be accurate, and it certainly aligns neatly with the PS Store listing.
The promo shows the "Legacy Edition" version of the game, which presumably comes with a remastered port of Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare. The next CoD game was previously rumored as Ghosts 2, and was believed to take place in the distant future with heavy emphasis on technology. Other reports said Infinite Warfare would feature space combat, and based on the helmet in the NPC's hand on the front cover, I'd say this is right on the money.
Zelda fans knew it was coming--Nintendo has officially delayed Zelda Wii U to 2017.
Instead of releasing in 2016, the new Legend of Zelda game (Zelda Wii U) will see a simultaneous release on the Wii U and NX console in 2017. This marks the second Zelda Wii U delay, and we pretty much knew that the open-world adventure would be a major launch title on the NX.
Although the Japanese console-maker just announced the NX console will release in March 2017, Nintendo will focus on the new Zelda game at E3 2016 instead of the NX. We'll probably finally get an official game name, too.
Now that Nintendo has officially announced the NX will launch in March 2017, the company affirms that the NX won't replace the Wii U and 3DS.
"NX won't simply replace 3DS and Wii U" Nintendo President and CEO Tatsumi Kimishima said during the company's most recent earnings call. Kimishima reiterated that the NX is a "brand new concept", and suggests that the console will co-exist with current Nintendo hardware like the Wii U and 3DS. Consumers won't need to worry about their systems being phased out.
Sadly, Nintendo has confirmed that the NX won't be the focus for their E3 2016 showcase. Instead the company will focus on the new Zelda game, which has been pushed back to 2017 to see a simultaneous launch on Wii U and NX in 2017.
Nintendo's new NX console will launch globally on March 2017, the Japanese console-maker announced at their latest earnings call.
"For our dedicated video game platform business, Nintendo is currently developing a gaming platform codenamed "NX" with a brand-new concept. NX will be launched in March 2017 globally," the company said during the call.
Nintendo will undoubtedly formally announce the Nintendo NX console at E3 2016 in June. The earnings calle is still ongoing, so we'll be sure to update this post when new information releases.
Bethesda reveals an official timeline for Fallout 4 console mods, and reveals how exactly the system will work.
Fallout 4 console mods are coming first to Xbox One in May, following with the PlayStation 4 in June. PS4 and Xbox One players will browse player-created mods via a special in-game menu, and install mods at the touch of a button. All Fallout 4 console mod listings show screenshot previews and descriptions, and users can bookmark specific mods for later. The mods are separated into a number of different categories for easy browsing, including newly released, community favorites, player favorites, weapons, armors, NPCs and more.
Console players won't be able to make Fallout 4 mods, only play them--the Creation Kit is only available on PC, so PS4 and Xbox One gamers can only play mods created by PC modders.
UPDATE: Sony has confirmed that a shipment of Uncharted 4 games were stolen, and that all early copies in circulation are a result of the theft. "We can confirm that unfortunately some contents from a lorry transporting a variety of video game and DVD titles, including a quantity of the much anticipated Uncharted 4: A Thief's End, was stolen in the UK, during a violent assault," Sony told MCV.
"To be clear, we have yet to ship any stock of Uncharted 4: A Thief's End to retail and so any suggestion that UK retailers have broken the official street date is not correct."
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Multiple UK retailers are selling Uncharted 4 copies ahead of the game's May 10 release date, leading to spoilers and performance evaluations.
Uncharted 4 was originally due to release yesterday, but Naughty Dog delayed the game to May 10 to allow "extra manufacturing time" for a simultaneous global release. Unfortunately, some retailers like UK's CeX and Amazon didn't get the memo and have broken the game's street date by selling early copies to buyers and pre-orderers.
Now that Uncharted 4 copies are out in the wild, the inevitable flood of spoilers and scalped eBay listings have appeared. Despite the spoilers, the early copies allow users to share how Uncharted 4 performs on the PS4. "Singleplayer is so far running fine", an early buyer told Videogamer, adding that Uncharted 4's frame rate is pretty steady. "Uncharted 4 may have a few frame drops but not so noticeable." Even during intense graphical load, the FPS drops aren't game-breaking: "during heavy firefight it wasn't too bad with framerates."
Crytek is expanding its reach, by announcing its new Film Engine initiative, with Crytek's President and CEO, Cevat Yerli, announcing a new independant company, and a new technology designed exclusively for film.
Film Engine will allow filmmakers and VR storytellers use real-time cinematic production software, which will radically reduce the time and resources required to build top-quality visual effects and CG animation films. Film Engine can be used for virtually everything from pre-vis, post-vis, and pitch-vis to final production for film, TV, commercials, animation and visual effects.
Crytek's new Film Engine uses motion capture, camera tracking, digital camera and lighting technologies into an end-to-end filmmaking software suite. Film Engine's Creative Director, Jean-Colas Prunier is a visual effects veteran, having worked on movies like Avatar, Guardians of the Galaxy, The Lord of the Rings, and Life of Pi, met Crytek CEO Cevat Yerli in 2014. The two kept in touch, and began working together to create a better solution that solved many filmmakers' problems.
Activision may unveil this year's Call of Duty game on May 3, according to a leaked in-house advertisement scheme from an unspecified games retailer.
Call of Duty 2016 could be unveiled by next Tuesday on May 3, if a recently leaked retailer advertisement scheme can be believed. The document was spotted by renowned games journalist Jim Sterling, who posted the news on his Twitter feed, but we're still not sure which retailer it belongs to.
Rumors say that the new game will be Call of Duty: Ghosts 2, and will be set in the distant future as well as feature space combat. Official details on the next Call of Duty are scarce, but we do know that Infinity Ward will be developing the game. Infinity Ward will also outsource Call of Duty 2016 to the 3D artists responsible for RYSE: Son of Rome.
The newest expansion for The Elder Scrolls Online, called Dark Brotherhood, has been announced and will be arriving May 31st on the PC before being released on the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 on June 14th.
This expansion will return to he Gold Coast, which was last seen in The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion in 2006. In the new expansion you'll be able join the Dark Brotherhood and "Become the deadliest assassin with a new and exclusive passive skill-line, defend the Brotherhood against a mysterious foe in hours of new story content, prove your skill for homicide in new repeatable assassination quests, and more," or so says the description. It sounds as if there should be a fair amount of story content for those that have wanted more than just bare quests as an excuse to play with friends. It's a return to form, more than that, it's a further exploration of deep narrative that surrounded one of the best and most interesting organizations in the games lore.
The base game itself is getting a sizable patch to coincide with Dark Brotherhood that is going to remove the Veteran Ranks and the addition of poison making, among all sorts of other gameplay and combat balances that have been made.
The next expansion will be free for those that have an ESO Plus membership, which costs $15/month, but it can be purchased separately for 2,000 Crowns, the in-game currency, which costs around $12. You can buy packs of 750 crowns for $8, 1,500 crowns for $25.
Assassin's Creed creative director Patrice Desilets has won back the rights of the mysterious dark alternate history game Amsterdam: 1666 from Ubisoft.
The beef between Patrice Desilets and Ubisoft surrounding the once-cancelled Amsterdam: 1666 game has officially been squashed, and Desilets now owns creative and business control over the IP. Amsterdam: 1666 was to be Desilets' next AAA game at THQ Montreal, but the company eventually fell apart, and Ubisoft scooped up the project and the dev team. Shortly after acquiring the game, however, Ubisoft cancelled the project and fired Desilets. This kicked off a fierce legal battle between the Assassin's Creed creative director and Ubisoft, but the publisher has finally relinquished its control to deliver 1666: Amsterdam back in Desilets' hands.
Although we know next to nothing about the game, Desilets showed off a bit of artwork that speaks volumes. The teaser is quite eye-catching, and portrays a dark, macabre alternate-history universe that conjures up Middle Age vampires, demons, and other harrowing ghastly creatures. Considering Desilets was directly responsible for making Assassin's Creed into a AAA juggernaut, we could see 1666: Amsterdam become a smashing success. I for one can't stop looking at the imagery...it's quite hypnotic and mesmerizing.