After a mammoth community event involving literally billions of resources was completed yesterday, Bungie has now confirmed that Trials of Osiris will be coming to Destiny 2.
The high-stakes PvP event was last seen in Destiny 1 – a spiritual successor called Trials of the Nine was originally in D2 but never captured the same essence.
In the original Trials, two teams of three players fought it out in elimination rounds with limited lives. Teams that managed to achieve nine wins in a row were granted access to Osiris' Lighthouse on Mercury.
"Destiny 2 needs aspirational experiences likes Trials in PVP," game director Luke Smith said on Twitter
Trials of Osiris will return as part of the the game's upcoming Season of the Worthy on March 13. Whether that's the entirety of content coming next season remains to be seen, but one has to wonder if it'll be made more accessible for those that are more casual in their playstyle.
Ahead of its gameplay reveal, several screenshots for the upcoming Baldur's Gate 3 have leaked, and they are a sight to behold.
The screenshots were posted on Imgur, and are thoroughly impressive. It's clear Larian Studios is stepping up their already impressive game, with detail levels we've not really seen before in an isometric-RPG.
Platinum Games have long been known for creating some of the best action titles in gaming. Previously the studio has only worked under contract or with external publishers for it's games, but that is all set to change with the studio's latest announcement.
Chief game designer, Hideki Kamiya took to the company blog to reveal the new title, under the working name of Project G.G. In the post, Kamiya states that it will be "an all-new, all-original project" for the studio and that "unlike any of the games we’ve made so far, it’s going to be a 100% PlatinumGames title. For everything from its setting and characters, to its game design and story, to how it’s promoted – PlatinumGames is in full control."
No longer beholden to publisher desires, this new title will see PlatinumGames free to go as wild as they like with the design, which should be interesting, considering their previous body of work,
Kiwi developers Grinding Gear Games has announced the next major expansion for Path of Exile.
Set to arrive on March 13 for PC, and the following week on PS4 and Xbox One, Delirium will add several exciting new features for fans.
Path of Exile: Delirium will feature a new item, aptly dubbed The Mirror of Delirium. When touched, the mirror puts your character in a "delirium" status which causes monsters, mist and other horrors to manifest. Monsters fought in the mist will be tougher, thanks to buffs and dynamic difficulty, and will also spawn powerful demons.
For those craving a fix of time travel and ninja fighting, there's some good news from Adult Swim Games.
As detailed by IGN, the studio is partnering with Soleil Games for a new Samurai Jack game based on the classic animated series.
Samurai Jack: Battle Through Time is a 3D hack and slash title, and will be set before Jack's final fight with Aku – tasking him with fighting through numerous timelines before making his way back to the final confrontation.
With several massive games and the next-gen consoles set to arrive before the year end, gamers have been curious as to what titles will see a second release on the Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5.
CD Projekt Red have stated that anyone who buys the upcoming Cyberpunk 2077 on Xbox One will receive the Xbox Series X version free of charge, thanks to Xbox's newly announced Smart Delivery system.
Announced alongside a wealth of new information about the Xbox Series X, Smart Delivery will offer players both the current and next-gen versions of cross-generation games, without the need to buy more than one copy.
Microsoft has detailed the specs for its next-gen console, due to release at the end of this year.
There's certainly a lot of technobabble and hype-speak involved, but for those that love to scrawl through that kind of thing like my uncle and his toenail collection, here ya go.
First up, the Series X will sport a custom AMD processor with Zen 2 and RDNA 2 architectures that offers four times the processing power of an Xbox One. The resulting GPU performance will be an impressive 12 teraflops – double that of the Xbox One X.
While we previously reported that the Riot Games gender discrimination suit had reached a settlement, it appears that the case is not yet over.
The group of employees who originally reached the settlement have now hired a new legal team and are seeking more than the original offer. The new legal counsel has withdrawn the $10 million settlement, citing errors and "improprieties by prior class counsel."
Following new information from the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing, that stated the group should have in fact reached a payout of $400 million. A whopping $390 million more than the original offer.
The wait to get hands-on with Baldur's Gate 3 is almost over.
Hasbro – the owner of Wizards of the Coast, which in turn owns the rights to D&D – announced that early access for the game would be available on Steam later this year.
Meanwhile, gameplay footage will be revealed at PAX East on February 27.
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