Multiplayer is finally rolling out for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain.
Players must download the latest patch to access the FOB and Online game modes, which are going live territory by territory throughout today.
FOB mode allows players to build and invade Forward Operating Bases, in high-risk/high-reward heist gameplay that can net huge amounts of loot.
Controversially, it comes laden with microtransaction options, including a paid insurance policy to guard resources against losses to other players.
The various "policies" range up to 300 coins (around AU$4/NZ$5) for two weeks of cover.
Microsoft demoed a new augmented-reality game prototype for its HoloLens AR headset at its Windows 10 devices event today.
Codenamed "Project X-Ray," the game has players using an arm-mounted holographic weapon to fight off robots flying around the player's real-life surroundings.
The demo showed robots interacting with furniture and architecture, and even bursting through walls.
Destiny will get a microtransaction-based in-game store on October 13th, Bungie announced today.
Accessible via the Tower hub, the Eververse Trading Company will only sell emotes and (eventually) other cosmetic items, and will not impact gameplay.
The eighteen emotes can be purchased using "Silver," a new in-game currency itself purchased with real money; some "free" Silver will be deposited into all accounts when the store launches.
EA today announced the minimum and recommended PC system requirements for Star Wars: Battlefront, via the game's Origin listing.
At first glance, the specs might seem somewhat steep:Minimum PC System Requirements:
CD Projekt Red's next RPG, Cyberpunk 2077, is "far, far bigger" than any other game by the studio, says VFX artist Jose Teixeira.
Speaking to MCV, Teixeira said the studio is "really stepping into the unknown in terms of complexity and size and problems we encounter."
Based on the pen-and-paper RPG of the same name, Cyberpunk 2077 was announced in 2012, but CDPR has revealed scant details since then.
Far Cry Primal will launch February 23, 2016, Ubisoft announced today, following yesterday's attempted slow reveal and leak.
Set during the Stone Age (10,000 BC in movie-titling terms), Primal puts players in control of "seasoned hunter" Takkar, attempting to survive in a land "where humans are the prey."
The game will transplant the now-standard, "flexible" Far Cry open-world gameplay to a prehistoric time where humans were far from the top of the food chain.
A top Internet research analyst believes eSports could be "the next big thing in media and entertainment," and a billion-dollar industry, within just a few years.
Baird Equity Research analyst Colin Sebastian said in an investors note that 2014's $200 million eSports revenue was only the beginning.
Citing revenue streams like tournaments, advertising, broadcasting, and betting, Sebastian expects competitive gaming to break the billion-dollar barrier in 2018, rising to over $1.8 billion by 2020.
Far Cry Primal appears to have been accidentally revealed by IGN Turkey.
As we reported earlier today, Ubisoft is teasing a new game via a livestream of a cave painting, but now it seems the raptor is out of its cage.
IGN Turkey's article is gone, but its tweet is still online. Here’s a screenshot of it, just in case it disappears:
Valve's Steam hardware will be sold at GameStop, GAME UK, and EB Games retailers in the US, UK, and Canada.
The so-called "Steam Sections" will operate as "stores within stores," stocking Steam Machines and controllers, the Steam Link streaming dongle, and Steam prepaid cards.
GameStop SVP of Merchandising Bob Puzon also confirmed that the stores would be Valve's "exclusive non-digital retail launch partner" for its devices.
“It’s no exaggeration to say that the core gameplay sets a new standard for the genre – it’s a shining example of puzzle gaming done well.”
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