Ubisoft have officially unveiled Far Cry 5 after releasing a set of teaser trailers earlier in the week, which confirmed that the game will be the first in the franchise to be set within the United States.
Players will have “total freedom” to roam across the farmland, forests, mountains and rivers that make up Hope County solo or with a friend in two-player co-op, joining forces with the locals and raising a resistance movement against the cult.
As well as a mix of ground-based vehicles, players can take to the skies in planes where they’ll face off against the cult in aerial dogfights, and they’ll also be able to call upon some of the larger members of the local wildlife, such as bears and cougars, to help out during firefights.
Ubisoft also introduced us to some of the residents we’ll presumably be fighting alongside in the battle for Hope County, who you can see more of in the three trailers below.
Far Cry 5 sees the return of the series’ map editor, which allows players the “opportunity to create and play an infinite amount of new playgrounds”, according to Ubisoft, who promised to reveal more details about the tool’s new features “soon”.
Far Cry 5 is out 27 February 2018 on Xbox One, Project Scorpio, PlayStation 4 and PC. Share your thoughts on the reveal with us over in the forums or below.
Xbox Live Gold subscribers can try out Xbox’s new digital gaming subscription service from today, Microsoft have announced.
From today, Xbox Live Gold subscribers can try the service for free thanks to a 14-day trial, while all other Xbox Live users will be granted access from 1 June.
Top games featuring in Game Pass’ launch month include: Halo 5, Payday 2, NBA 2K16, LEGO Batman, Gears of War 1 – 3, Gears of War: Ultimate Edition, Borderlands, Saints Row IV: Re-Elected, The Golf Club, Terraria, Resident Evil 0, XCOM: Enemy Within, Mad Max, and Knight Squad.
Microsoft intend to add more games each month that cover a broad “diversity of experiences, genres, ratings and more” so subscribers always have “something new to play”.
You can see the full list of games included in the service’s opening month here. Will you be giving Xbox Game Pass a try? Let us know below.
Digital Extremes, the team behind successful free-to-play shooter Warframe, have announced they have a new title in the works.
There’s no details just yet on what platforms the game will be available on, but it’s likely we’ll learn more in the near future with E3 coming up.
Here’s a brief overview of the game according to Digital Extremes:
“Keystone will take players on a journey through a multi-verse that begins on the starting square of an intriguing, mystical board game. Players will wield unique decks of cards throughout the match that offer handy benefits, amazing powers, and fearsome weapons. With timing and resourcefulness, personally customized decks give players the upper hand in battle both individually and when strategically coupled with teammates' decks.”
Let us know your thoughts on Digital Extremes’ genre-blending shooter in the comments below or over in the forums.
Rockstar have announced the highly anticipated follow up to 2010’s Red Dead Redemption has been delayed, with a release date for the sequel now pencilled in for spring 2018.
Let us know your thoughts on Rockstar’s decision to delay Red Dead Redemption 2 below or over in the forums.
Ubisoft have announced the next Far Cry will be set in the good old USofA, and have released a series of teaser trailers ahead of the game’s worldwide reveal.
The trailers each feature a brief shot of some idyllic looking landscapes, before the seemingly peaceful countryside is shattered by death or violence. You can check them out for yourself below.
The worldwide reveal for Far Cry 5 is due to take place Friday 26 May at 2PM BST, Ubisoft confirmed.
What do you think of the Far Cry series heading to America? Let us know your thoughts below or in the forums.
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Just a few hours ago, Bungie, the studio behind the iconic Halo series, hosted a live stream in which they showed off some new gameplay footage of their upcoming first-person-shooter, Destiny 2.
Destiny 2 has four new worlds for players to explore either solo or with companions, each boasting new features. These include Adventures, shorter missions with self-contained stories, scattered enemy dungeons known as Lost Sectors that each have their own unique bosses and treasures, and optional, dynamic Public Events that players can join on the fly.
The game’s new Director will allow players to pick a landing zone and explore an area and its offerings, as well as allowing them to “seamlessly jump into other activities in game.”
Here’s the details on the four new areas:
Bungie also revealed some of Destiny 2’s multiplayer content, which includes a new game mode called Countdown. In this competitive, 4v4 mode, one team tries to plant a bomb and then defend it, while the other team tries to stop them. Players will only be able to revive a fallen teammate by using a Revive Token, and Power Ammo will only be available to the player that pulls it.
Unlike the original game, Destiny 2 is set to release on PC as well as Xbox and PlayStation consoles, but instead of releasing on Steam, Activision will forgo Valve’s distribution platform in favour of Blizzard’s Battle.net service. The PC version of the game will feature 4K support, unlocked framerates, and full mouse and keyboard support with custom key mapping.
Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment, said: “We're pleased to support Destiny 2 as the first non-Blizzard game on our platform, and we look forward to joining fellow Guardians in their fight against the Red Legion."
Destiny 2 is out 8 September on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC. Let us know your thoughts on the livestream and new footage below.
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Square Enix have announced they are looking for a buyer for IO Interactive, the development team behind the Hitman series.
According to the note, Square Enix have already entered discussions with potential new investors, but said there are “no guarantees that negotiations will be concluded successfully”, leaving the future of Hitman and IO in some doubt.
Hitman isn’t the only franchise under operating under Square Enix’s umbrella to have its future cast into doubt after Mankind Divided’s less than stellar sales numbers led to the Deus Ex series being put on hold while Square Enix focusses on other projects, such as a new Tomb Raider and an unnamed Avengers game.
What do you think this means for the future of Hitman? Let us know in the comments.
Sources close to Kotaku are suggesting EA have decided to put the Mass Effect series on hiatus after Mass Effect: Andromeda’s bumpy launch earlier in the year.
Remaining BioWare Montreal employees are said to be either working on Andromeda’s multiplayer, or supporting development of other BioWare titles, including the project currently operating under the codename Dylan, which is being headed up by the main studio in Edmonton.
As Kotaku point out, it is highly unlikely EA is killing off the Mass Effect series entirely, with the publisher seemingly keen to let the series “sit” for a while after the lukewarm reception of Andromeda.
Let us know your thoughts on the future of Mass Effect below.