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The Order 1886 devs move to a new studio in Irvine, California, presumably to work on their brand new AAA project.
Ready At Dawn just revealed its new studio on Facebook, showing off a nice complex with open workspaces, leisure areas (there's even an arcade section), and a stylish design. The devs are currently hard at work on their next game and this move could be indicative of the studio ramping up development for a next-gen console launch. Several pictures of office screens were blurred out, presumably showing evidence of RAD's next title.
The team is definitely on a hiring spree to bolster the new project. Right now the studio has 11 positions open for new hires, including senior-level design, engine programming, and QA testing.
Yakuza 7 trades the series' well-known action combat for a more turn-based RPG system straight out of Final Fantasy.
With its next big Yakuza game, SEGA's Ryu ga Gotoku team is trying something new. Yakuza 7 not only stars a new protagonist ( Ichiban Kasuga instead of Kiryu) but it'll sport turn-based JRPG fighting instead of the real-time chaos of the previous games, but the system should still bring a kind of hybrid action bent. Toshihiro Nagoshi says the team is trying something new with Yakuza 7 and that it'll be a "watershed moment" for the series.
The new RPG focus should bring more replayability and add even more gameplay mechanics to the Yakuza games. We've seen previous titles like Assassin's Creed merge into RPG hybrids for this express purpose (as well as monetization) but I expect Yakuza 7's new combat won't entirely break the themes, flow, and style of the series. It's definitely an experiment and SEGA will change things back if fans don't like the new turn-based fighting.
CD Projekt RED's new games will only be in one of two major franchises: Cyberpunk and The Witcher.
In its latest 1H 2019 earnings report, CDPR reiterates its current lineup of games and IPs. The company still plans to release another AAA RPG after Cyberpunk 2077 ships in April 2020, and previous reports indicated the new unannounced RPG is another Cyberpunk project. We originally thought CDPR would move from Cyberpunk onto another Witcher title, but the studio invested heavily into the next-gen Red Engine powering Cyberpunk 2077 and we could see some more assets and content from the FPS RPG recycled into the new game.
CD Projekt RED has multiple teams working on different projects including Gwent, Cyberpunk, and the unannounced project. The company is still a dual-franchise developer and each IP is separate from one another.
Capcom will debut its new Resident Evil game at Tokyo Game Show 2019 this September, but it may be an online live service game instead of a mainline sequel.
Capcom is no doubt working on the next big singleplayer Resident Evil game, but it probably won't drop before next-gen consoles. In the meantime the publisher will release Project REsistance, a new title that hints at a multiplayer focus. Although no details were confirmed we've spotted some thumbnail grabs that strongly hint at a four-player L4D-style gameplay mechanic.
The pictures show four distinct survivors (possibly from Raccoon City) huddled together, hinting at a co-operative PVE focus. Nothing's been confirmed by Capcom, but don't be surprised if the game is a kind of multiplayer version of RE2 REmake's Survivors mode. REsistance should feature online-driven engagement with repeatable levels, challenges, and more, and will likely use the REmake's established third-person views, RE Engine graphics and physics, and assets.
LCG Entertainment has just announced that they have acquired multiple trademarks, assets, technology and some select IP's from Telltale Games.
LCG Entertainment has said that Telltale Games will remain under the same name and that this acquisition was made possible thanks to the contributions of various investors and buyers. Athlon Games was one of the main factors in making this acquisition possible and will be Telltale Games' main marketing and publishing arm.
According to Jamie Ottilie, the new CEO of Telltale, "All of us were big fans of the games Telltale created, as we strongly believe in games as a storytelling medium and nobody did it better...We believe there is still so much life to the brand and its franchises, and we look forward to building upon the company's storytelling legacy."
Microsoft, along with The Coalition have released the final system requirements for their upcoming Gears of War 5 title. The official PC system requirements are located below for both 'recommended' and 'minimum' PC's.
Right off the bat, Gears of War 5 will require 80GB of free HDD space, so clear off any old games you have on your hard drive before installing. A side note to the games size, this 80GB is not including the HD Texture Pack which can be assumed to increase file size considerably, especially if these textures are 4K.
Moving on, minimum graphics card requirements sit at the AMD Radeon R9 280 and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760. Recommended are the AMD Radeon RX 570 and the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970. Obviously if you have a graphics card that is much newer than these models than the game will perform much better and you won't have to worry. For the official 'minimum' and 'recommended' requirements, check out the entire article below.
NASA has announced a new contest to engage students in, this contest will allow for students from public, private and home schools to name the Mars 2020 rover.
The premise of this contest is to encourage students into joining the STEM fields (science, technology, engineering and mathematics). The contest is called 'Name the Rover' and will require students to write an essay and submit it to NASA for evaluation. Whoever is deemed the winner of this contest will be able to name the rover and also be invited to see the spacecraft launch in July 2020 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida
NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine talked about the contest and said "This naming contest is a wonderful opportunity for our nation's youth to get involved with NASA's Moon to Mars mission. It is an exciting way to engage with a rover that will likely serve as the first leg of a Mars Sample return campaign, collecting and caching core samples from the Martian surface for scientists here on Earth to study for the first time."
Yacht Club Games, the developers of Shovel Knight have announced a sequel for their extremely popular indie title. The sequel is called 'Shovel Knight Dig' and will take players (unsurprisingly) underground.
Above we have the Shovel Knight Dig trailer which reveals to us that Shovel Knight Dig will be a co-developed title. Not only are Yacht Club Games involved, but so is Nitrome, a fellow indie games developer based in London. Shovel Knight Dig has been in development for about a year now, and players should know that their main foe in this game will be Drill Knight who appears at the start of the trailer.
It has also been confirmed that Jake Kaufman will be returning to the sequel as the games soundtrack composer, this should please fans from the last game as the soundtrack was simply incredible. Yacht Club Games says that there will be new foes for players to battle against, new game mechanics, locations as well as some "familiar faces" to dig into. At the moment there isn't an announced release date yet, but we can assume that the title will be at least released on the Nintendo Switch
Gearbox has just unveiled the PC requirements for Borderlands 3 that is right around the corner, with the minimum and recommended specs unveiled as well as what to best run it at 1080p, 1440p, and 4K.
But the more interesting thing is the customization and options that Gearbox gives you in Borderlands 3, with a huge laundry list of options to choose from. Some of the highlights for me are the display stats option which lets you display FPS, CPU, and GPU stats -- as well as the FidelityFX sharpening for Radeon gamers.
The biggest note here is that Gearbox is recommending AMD CPUs and AMD GPUs by default and highlighting them, as the developer teamed with AMD on optimizing and injecting AMD features and tech into Borderlands 3. You'll need a somewhat hefty 75GB of HDD space and at least 6GB of RAM to play Borderlands 3, with detailed system requirements below:
MINIMUM SPECS 1080p Gaming
- OS - Windows 7/8/10 (latest service pack)
- Processor - AMD FX-8350 (Intel i5-3570)
- Memory - 6GB RAM
- Graphics card - AMD Radeon HD 7970 (NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 2GB)
- HDD - 75 GB
RECOMMENDED SPECS 1440P Gaming
- OS - Windows 7/8/10 (latest service pack)
- Processor - AMD Ryzen 5 2600 (Intel i7-4770)
- Memory - 16GB RAM
- Graphics card - AMD Radeon RX 590 (NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB)
- HDD - 75 GB
Halo: The Master Chief Collection is about to get a massive injection of new user-created maps, with over 6.6 million user-created "Forge" maps being pumped into the game.
The official Halo Twitter account tweeted the news, saying that the 6.6 million user-created Forge maps and game types have been crafted over from legacy Halo games like Halo 3, Halo: Reach and Halo 4 into higher-quality remastered form for Halo: MCC.
343 Industries is spearheading the move, using gamer-created maps and sprucing them up for Halo: Master Chief Collection. This means that your favorite map from the Xbox 360 versions of Halo 3, Halo: Reach and Halo 4 can be enjoyed with a fresh dab of paint.
There's no ETA on the 6.6 million maps, but it shouldn't be too much longer.