Trials Fusion is out tomorrow on console, but the game’s competitive online mode won’t be available for a few months, says Ubisoft.
An Ubisoft spokesperson told Gamesbeat that players generally avoided the four-player online races in Trials Evolution, so developer RedLynx wanted to take some extra time to come up with something different.
“Trials Fusion will support a type of online multiplayer experience as, based on the metrics from Trials Evolution, RedLynx saw that online multiplayer wasn’t a popular feature among players,” said the spokesperson.
“So instead of bringing back the same feature, the team decided to take the time to create a new, more robust online multiplayer experience that will be released as a free game update in the months after launch.”
Local multiplayer and online leaderboards will still be available at launch.
A newly circulated piece of concept art has given fans of the cult classic Beyond Good & Evil renewed hope for a sequel.
In an interview, Ubisoft's Michel Ancel held up concept art depicting series hero Jade. Since 2008, Ancel has often teased assets in the French gaming media.
In the interim, Ancel and Ubisoft Montpellier have been working on the Rayman series. Last year, the creative director told Gamereactor that Beyond Good & Evil 2 would be difficult to do on old-gen hardware.
The next game from Toronto-based Guacamelee! developer Drinkbox Studios is Severed, a boldly presented first-person dungeon crawler.
In the game, players control a "distraught warrior, who is lost in a fantastical world.
"She is tasked with the challenge of knitting together pieces of her story from both the past and the future."
Famed British naturalist Sir David Attenborough is working on a new nature documentary designed to be viewed using the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset.
The documentary, called "Conquest of the Skies", is being shot in Borneo using a special camera rig that will provide audiences with 360 degree views when using the headset.
"We're now filming for the Oculus Rift," Atantic Productions' commercial director John Morris told Realscreen, "So when we filmed our recent flight in Borneo, we filmed with an eight-camera rig, so you got the full 360 [degree] experience."
EVE Online developer CCP has cancelled its vampire MMO project, World of Darkness.
The decision has resulted in 56 staff being made redundant at the company's Atlanta offices.
"The decision to end the World of Darkness MMO project is one of the hardest I've ever had to make," said CCP's Hilmar Veigar Pétursson. "I have always loved and valued the idea of a sandbox experience set in that universe, and over the years I've watched the team passionately strive to make that possible.
The Xbox One version of Trials Fusion will require a patch to raise its resolution to 900p, Ubisoft has confirmed.
The publisher told Eurogamer that without the patch, the game will run at 800p and 60 frames per second.
By contrast, the PlayStation 4 version runs at a native 1080p 60 frames per second, no patching necessary.
BioWare won't be offering up any DLC characters for Dragon Age: Inquisition because it doesn’t want to get tangled up in the on-disc DLC debate.
The game’s creative director Mike Laidlaw told OXM that technical reasons meant some parts of DLC characters would have to be included on the game’s disc, and that riled some fans.
"Because of how deeply enmeshed in the system companion characters are, we can't just add them on the fly; part of them has to be shipped on the disc, which has led to criticism that we're forcing people to pay for content they already own,” said Laidlaw.
Harmonix’s Rock Band and Dance Central franchises may not be dead and buried after all.
Last weekend, as reported by Gamespot, Harmonix CEO Alex Rigopulos told a PAX East crowd that his company hoped to bring both to new-gen consoles.
"[The Rock Band and Dance Central franchises] are near and dear to our hearts and our minds, and we have grand plans to bring back both of them with guns blazing at some point in the coming console cycle," said Rigopulos.
The Orcs Must Die! series is getting the MOBA treatment in the just-announced Orcs Must Die! Unchained from Robot Entertainment.
According to the developer, the game will contain MOBA as well as CCG elements, while hanging on to the third-person action strategy template that made it famous.
Two teams of five heroes will clash, armed with traps, spells, and abilities.
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