PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds might be one of the biggest PC games ever released, and one of the hottest games being played right now, but there's a new map around the corner that we should all be excited for .
Brendan "PlayerUnknown" Greene, the creator behind the game, has confirmed that PUBG's new map will be 8x8 km in size. The new map had been previously pegged at being 4x4 km in size, but the news was delivered by Greene himself where he said: "For 100 players an 8x8 just makes more sense and it gives more flexibility when we move onto custom games and things like that".
Bungie is beginning to get into the full marketing hype of Destiny 2, with NVIDIA partnering with the developer on the PC version of Destiny 2 offering 4K resolutions, 21:9 support for UltraWide monitors, uncapped framerates, and a "full suit of adjustable graphics settings".
Not only that, but now we know that Destiny 2 will have full support for SLI rigs and HDR monitors, with HDR support being baked into the upcoming PC beta of Destiny 2. NVIDIA will have a new Game Ready driver that will rolled out on August 24, four days ahead of the early access beta of Destiny 2.
As for the full release, Destiny 2 will drop on September 6 for consoles, while PC gamers have to wait all the way through to October 26 unfortunately.
The pursuit of Zelda: Breath of the Wild on the PC is getting to the point of perfection, with the new build of the Wii U emulator for the PC running Breath of the Wild at 4K better than ever before.
Cemu 1.8.1 now runs Zelda: Breath of the Wild on the PC from start to finish, all the way up to 4K. The team has been making improvements almost daily, with weekly iterations showing the great work that has been put into it, and the amazing results: Zelda: Breath of the Wild looking better than ever before.
Wargaming has shared some new screenshots of World of Tanks running at 4K on the upcoming Xbox One X console, with more information on the game to arrive at Gamescom 2017 later this year.
World of Tanks runs at 1800p on the PS4 Pro with checkerboard rendering, improved AA, higher-res textures, and HDR support - all at 30FPS. We don't know of World of Tanks will be running at 4K 30FPS or 4K 60FPS on Xbox One X, but with the PS4 Pro running it at 1800p (3200x1800) at 30FPS, I'd be confident to say Xbox One X will run World of Tanks at 4K 60FPS.
Microsoft will be launching its Xbox One X console on November 7 for $499.
E3 2017 - EA has blown the world away with some beautiful g ameplay footage of its upcoming Star Wars Battlefront 2, where on the PC it looks absolutely fantastic thanks to the small improvements that EA DICE has made to the already gorgeous and very capable Frostbite engine.
The folks at Digital Foundry got their hands-on the PC version of Battlefront 2 at 4K on Ultra settings, and it looks absolutely incredible. The lighting really takes things to the next level, while the materials have received a huge upgrade in detail - right down to small details on the ground, metal, and roads. The environments look great, with DICE delivering on the feel of the Star Wars world, with Digital Foundry adding that the lighting has been upgraded in a big way.
The blasters fire from your laser weapons can penetrate, and light up smoke - which is a huge win for Frostbite and Star Wars Battlefront 2 in the graphics and detail departments. It's looking like Battlefront 2 will be one of the best looking games of the year, when it launches on November 17.
Computex 2017 kicks off next week, but ahead of the show the organizers unveil awards for some of the best/hottest products of the show, with MSI winning 5 different awards in the Computex Best Awards 2017.
Golden Award: MSI GT83VR TITAN SLI gaming laptop
MSI took out the Golden Award for its impressive GT83VR TITAN SLI gaming laptop, that comes in configurations with either GeForce GTX 1080 SLI or GTX 1070 SLI, it is one of the beastiest gaming laptops on the market. MSI's awesome GT83VR TITAN SLI gaming laptop is also the world's first Nahimic VR with 7.1 sound, providing some of the best audio you can get in VR - all on-the-go.
Nier Automata has been making headlines lately, especially since it was released onto the PS4 last week - but now the PC version is out, with new details on the game released.
We now know that Platinum Games has included 21:9 monitor support, with 3440x1440 available as an option (and 2560x1080) - but there seems to be a 60FPS lock for Nier Automata on the PC.
The graphics settings include:
There's a few graphics settings to play with, but nothing much there.
Pokemon GO is still a popular game, and maybe a little too much for 67-year-old Liang Weiming who had a level 28 account and over 200 creatures - as he found the rarest of Pokemon: Lapras, and then suffered a fatal heart attack.
According to Weiming's wife, the excitement of finding the rare Pokemon caused him to have a heart attack on the spot. He was transported to the Singapore General Hospital, but was unable to be saved, passing away shortly after he arrived. Weiming also suffered from heart disease and cardiac issues, so the excitement from finding Lapras pushed him over the edge.
I guess the one good thing to take away from this is that he died doing something he truly loved - so much so, that when he caught that elusive Pokemon, it killed him. RIP, Liang Weiming.
Normally a game launches with or without a server browser, and if it launches without a server browser - usually the developer will say it's either coming soon, or not at all.
Blizzard have decided with 'not at all' with Overwatch, but it seems the developer has been cooking a server browser for Overwatch in the background. Blizzard teased the server browser at Blizzcon, but now it's even closer - with the server browser letting you create and search for custom games in a public list, divided by region.
Overwatch will soon receive a new patch that will include the server browser, but the new patch will also let you gain XP in custom games, just as you do in Quick Play, Arcade, and Competitive modes.
Not only that, but there will be a new Capture the Flag mode in Overwatch, after it was a success in Overwatch's current seasonal event, Year of the Rooster. CTF will be available as a custom game mode in the new patch, after it goes through usual testing in the Public Test Realm (PTR).
Nintendo is gearing up for the massive launch of its next-gen Switch console on March 3, and now its system seller Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is ready, as the game has just gone gold.
The development team celebrated Breath of the Wild going gold, with an image by Monolith Soft developer Yasuyuki Honne posting an image to Twitter.
Monolith helped out by providing some thoughts on how the open world nature of Breath of the Wild should feel, as they had previously worked on Xenoblade Chronicles X.
Nintendo will launch its next-gen Switch console alongside The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, and I'm sure the sales are going to be in the healthy many millions mark.