343 Industries is heading to SXSW in March for its Halo Championship Series Invitational, and while a $100,000 prize pool would be enough to whip up excitement, the developer is teasing an announcement as well.
"Not only will you be treated to amazing matches and gameplay, but we’ve also got some exciting [Halo: The Master Chief Collection] news to reveal during the show," reads 343's blog post regarding the event.
The collection was released at the end of 2014 and contained Halo: Combat Evolved, Halo 2, Halo 3, and Halo 4 – all remastered for the Xbox One.
After a launch that was hampered by broken match-making, the MCC received a number of major updates, including a remastered Halo:ODST by way of apology.
With the release of Metro Exodus approaching faster than a feral four-legged mutant, developers 4A Games have released a lovely little trailer showcasing the tools players will have at their disposal.
No matter what your playstyle is, Metro Exodus looks to cater to those who like to go in hard and loud or those who prefer to take a more stealthy approach.
The trailer also puts the spotlight on the many weapon customisation options open to players. For fans like myself with a soft spot for getting up close and personal with the destructive spray of a shotgun, Metro: Exodus has a bevy of boomsticks perfect for tearing the enemy to gibs.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 developer Treyarch has confirmed the latest limited-time event coming to the game's Blackout mode.
"It’s true, Ambush is coming soon in Blackout as our next limited-time mode in Blackout – just not quite yet," wrote the developer.
The mode was originally leaked through the Call of Duty companion app before being spotted by a keen-eyed Redditor.
Overkill's The Walking Dead's console release has been delayed indefinitely.
Publisher Starbreeze AB explained the company was "currently evaluating and reviewing the performance of the game OVERKILL’s The Walking Dead on consoles," and that " further information regarding the future release will be announced at a later date."
The console version was originally scheduled to release on February 6 for Xbox One and PlayStation 4.
Blizzard has commenced Diablo 3's latest season in which players can earn new cosmetic items (and bragging rights) for completing the new seasonal objectives.
"The Season of Grandeur" includes some fancy new rewards including "Helm and Shoulder slots of the exclusive Conqueror Set", a new series of portrait frames based on the clarion call of adventure and the Wings of Lempo which are glorious just giant butterfly wings for your character. all Seasonal players will also receive the legendary Ring of Royal Grandeur.
The latest footage from Sony Bend's upcoming Days Gone offers new insight to the environments and areas in which players will be fighting to survive.
Days Gone creative director John Garvin described a dynamic world, with "landscapes that change quickly and dramatically, a living, breathing world — filled with things trying to kill you."
'The Farewell Wilderness' feature is the first in three videos set to reveal more insight into the studios upcoming zombie
NeatherRealm Studios has pulled back the curtain and offered fans a first look at the hyper-violent gameplay from the upcoming Mortal Kombat 11.
Revealed during an event in LA, the latest trailers do a great job of showing off the next level of extreme gore fans of the series have come to expect with each new instalment.
The debut footage shows off some returning characters including Raiden, Sub-Zero, Scorpion, Sonya Blade, Baraka. Skarlet and newcomer Geras beating each other into various levels of bloody pulp.
It appears EA has halted work on its open-world Star Wars game in favour of a smaller project that would release sooner.
As originally reported by Kotaku, multiple sources inside the studio have claimed the publisher has shifted focus in order to aim for a 2020 release date.
EA's rather coy response to the article reads: "There’s been speculation overnight about one of our Star Wars projects. As a natural part of the creative process, the great work by our team in Vancouver continues and will evolve into future Star Wars content and games."
It would seem that Hitman 2 has been both a critical and commercial success for IO Interactive as the developer today announced that it has opened a new studio in Malmö, Sweden.
IO Interactive CEO Hakan Abrak stated that "the new studio will strengthen IO Interactive’s commitment to deliver exceptional content to the HITMAN franchise, community and all our fans. Furthermore, this will expand our muscles for creating brand-new and exciting endeavours, new universes, new franchises. In other words, IOI Malmö and Copenhagen are one family”.
IOI, while well-known for the Hitman series, was also responsible for Kane & Lynch and one of my personal favourites Freedom Fighters so I'm personally hoping we see a sequel to one of these on top of any new IP's the studio is planning.
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