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If Angry Birds wasn't already everywhere, Rovio Entertainment has announced that Angry Birds VR will be flinging onto Samsung's Gear VR headset in the very near future.
The company demoed Angry Birds VR on the Gear VR at the Rock in Rio festival over the weekend, which saw Rovio's normal side perspective title viewed from behind, and with only a single screenshot unveiled so far, it's hard to judge how it will play, let alone feel in virtual reality. VIP pass holders at Rock in Rio in Las Vegas got to try it, but we need to now get our hands on it.
Video game studios are looking for new ways to adopt virtual reality, and Ubisoft said testing is under way so the company is fully prepared for the expected VR revolution.
The company hopes VR will help bring additional players to video games, and doesn't want to be caught out by other studios.
"We believe a lot in virtual reality because we see that it is really giving a chance for gamers to be more immersed in worlds, and we are developing a certain number of games that are going to take advantage of this new possibility," said Yves Guillemot, CEO of Ubisoft, during a recent analyst call. "We are working on the different brands we have to see how we can take advantage of those new possibilities, but making sure also we don't suffer from what comes with it, which is the difficulty to play a long time with those games."
Devil May Cry 4 fans should be excited about the imminent release of Devil May Cry 4 Special Edition, which is due out for release on June 23 in the United States and Europe.
Capcom has released a new launch trailer that shows off Devil May Cry 4 Special Edition running at 1080p 60FPS, which you can check out above. Be sure to use Chrome browser in order to get the full experience. The original Devil May Cry 4 was released in February 2008 on the PS3 and Xbox 360, and later in the year on the PC.
The new Special Edition version of Devil May Cry 4 is the same game, but it also adds three additional playable characters: Vergil, Trish and Lady. It also includes new difficulty modes, costumes, and more. Devil May Cry 4 Special Edition will cost $24.99 in the US, £19.99 in the U.K. and €24.99 in Europe and will arrive on the PS4, Xbox One and PC on June 23.
A game that has come out of nowhere but should be on your radar is Studio Wildcard's upcoming ARK: Survival Evolved, which is a multiplayer first-person survival game coming to Steam Early Access next month, and then onward to the PS4 and Xbox One in 2016.
ARK: Survival Evolved will be running a heavily modified version of Epic Games' Unreal Engine 4, with fully dynamic lighting and global illumination, dynamic weather systems that include rain, fog, snow and more, as well as true-to-life volumetric cloud simulation. Better yet, it will also be compatible with DirectX 12 when Microsoft launches Windows 10 later this year.
Not only will ARK: Survival Evolved be powered by the delicious Unreal Engine 4, and compatible with DX12, but it will also support VR headsets like the Oculus Rift, and Sony's Project Morpheus. There are also Mac and Linux versions being worked on, which will be announced at a later date.
The Microsoft Xbox One and Sony PlayStation 4 have taken over, and Ubisoft won't bother too much with the Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3, the company has confirmed. Besides Just Dance, which will still ship for the previous console generation, don't expect to see other game series available for the older consoles.
"On Just Dance, we will continue to bring old-gen console versions," said Yves Guillemot, CEO of Ubisoft, during a recent earnings briefing. "But on the other other products like Assassin's Creed, Rainbow Six, the Division and the unannounced franchise, we will not have old-gen versions."
Rainbow Six: Siege and Assassin's Creed Syndicate will be available before the end of the year, available for the PC, PS4 and Xbox One.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is scheduled for release on Tuesday, May 19, and has racked up more than 1 million pre-orders, according to CD Projekt Red. The game will be available for the PC, Microsoft Xbox One, and Sony PlayStation 4.
A specific breakdown between digital and physical sales, or what platform ordered the most weren't offered by CD Projekt Red.
With a few Definitive Edition games made already, it looks like Dishonored is going to join the growing list of titles being 'remade' for the Xbox One and PS4 thanks to the additional horsepower in the now current-gen consoles.
"According to an industry insider", Dishonored: Definitive Edition will be shown off before we get a look at Dishonored II, reports WCCFTech. We are still expecting Dishonored II to be unveiled at E3 2015 next month, or at least a trailer. We should expect more details and a deeper look at the sequel to Dishonored at Gamescom later in the year.
After thinking Fallout 4 might not be shown off at E3 2015, it looks like it could actually happen. According to the LinkedIn profile of a 3D contract artist, who has listed "Fallout 4 cinematic trailer" on the Experience section of their profile.
The person said they worked on the Fallout 4 cinematic trailer for four months, between December 2014 and March 2015 in LA. This person has also worked on the Far Cry 4 cinematic trailer, the Forza series, Elder Scrolls series, and even Underworld Awakening and The Avengers. Where it gets messy, is that Bethesda hasn't publicly confirmed the existence of Fallout 4.
Normally rumors are just that... rumors, but this is pretty solid. This LinkedIn profile points to someone who has worked on various large AAA titles like Far Cry 4, and much more. We'll find out soon with E3 2015 taking place between June 16-18, 2015.
CD Projekt Red released game play from The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt running on the Microsoft Xbox One, which uses a dynamic scaling feature to ramp up game resolution. The game will be released on Tuesday, May 19 for the PC, Microsoft Xbox One, and Sony PlayStation 4.
The resolution jumps between 900p and 1080p, with dynamic scaling helping push the resolution based on what is happening during current game play.
"The video you're now watching is grabbed directly from an Xbox One console," the game studio said. "We've been working to give gamers an even better experience on Xbox One and, on day one, we'll bring you dynamic scaling from 900p to 1080p. We're not much more than a week before launch, but we're still fighting for every line of code. We want gamers to get the best possible experience we can deliver."
The Day For Night Games studio has pulled the plug on The Black Glove video game, after a disappointing Kickstarter campaign and inability to bring a publisher onboard.
The "eerie, surrealistic, first-person game experience" from several former developers at Irrational Games, which brought us BioShock, had some gamers interested. However, the Kickstarter campaign collected just $216,517 of a $550,000 fundraising campaign - with other "potential opportunities" also falling flat.
"We'd like to thank everyone who lent their support to the project," according to a statement posted on the Day For Night Games website. "Whether you checked out the project on Kickstarter, wrote a news story about it, created awesome fan art, gave advice, or even just RTed, thank you a thousand times."