Sony have announced their plans to enable cross-play for "select third party content", wasting no time getting started with the release of an extended Fortnite beta.
The Fortnite beta will allow "cross platform gameplay, progression and commerce across PlayStation 4, Android, iOS, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows, and Mac operating systems."
He went on to state that this is the first step to opening up the platform for other titles and promised to enlighten us further on the specifics regarding the beta in due time.
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Today Codemasters announced that a sequel to DiRT Rally is in the works and set to release early next year.
A Deluxe Edition will be made available which includes the first two seasons of post-launch content, each with three locations providing a mix of both rally and rallycross, and five early vehicle unlocks (Ford Escort MkII, Lancia Stratos, Subaru Impreza 1995, AUDI Sport quattro S1 E2 and Ford Fiesta OMSE SuperCar Lite). The Deluxe Edition will allow players to dive in four days early and also includes upgraded starter cars for My Team, in-game bonuses and high reward events. More details on the game's seasons will be revealed soon.
As an additional bonus, pre-orders of any edition will grant access to the Porsche 911 RGT Rally Spec.
“We are thrilled to finally be able to talk about DiRT Rally 2.0,” said Ross Gowing, Chief Games Designer at Codemasters.
“Rally is incredibly important to Codemasters and the entire team is absolutely dedicated to creating the most authentic experience possible in a game.
“Our passionate, knowledgeable community helped to make DiRT Rally a special title. We have been working with a selection of that community alongside a roster of real world rally drivers to ensure that we meet their high standards. We are not afraid to make a challenging game. Driving a rally car down a stage is not easy and we want players to experience that same adrenaline rush from driving on the edge.”
DiRT Rally 2.0 releases worldwide on 26 February.
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Warner Bros. and IO Interactive today released a new trailer for HITMAN 2, showcasing the exotic jungle environment of Santa Fortuna. Unique kill opportunities, along with unexpected hazards, can be found amidst the dense vegetation.
Sniper Assassin, a new mode bringing co-op play to the HITMAN series for the first time, is available now for those who pre-order. There's currently a competition running around this standalone feature and the grand prize winner will see their name and likeness included in future content. Details can be found on the official site.
HITMAN 2 will launch 13 November on Xbox One, PS4 and PC.
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Ubisoft are bringing classic board games Risk and Trivial Pursuit to Nintendo Switch next month.
Both games will be available as separate downloads from the eShop next month, or can be bought together as part of the Hasbro Game Night bundle, which also includes the previously released Monopoly for Nintendo Switch.
Risk, Trivial Pursuit Live! and the boxed edition of Hasbro Game Night are scheduled to release on 30 October.
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With the release of Red Dead Redemption 2 only a month away, Rockstar Games have shared some info on Red Dead Online, an "online connected experience set against the backdrop of Red Dead Redemption 2's enormous open world."
The duo didn't give away any gameplay details but they did state that GTA Online was a source of inspiration and lessons have been learned from the rocky start they had when GTA V's multiplayer component went live.
They went on to say that we can expect Red Dead Online to be handled in a similar fashion, with regular themed content drops.
Interestingly, Sarwar claimed they really want to focus on "role-playing and morality" but admitted that direction could change when the game is released.
You can read the full interview here.
Red Dead Redemption 2 releases 26 October and Red Dead Online is due to go live in November.
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In VR news: thriller Blind out now, MOBA DARK ECLIPSE coming next week, puzzler Arca's Path slated for December
A trio of VR titles have been detailed this week and the mixed bag of genres ensures there'll be something to suit any and all tastes.
Jean awakes in a strange room with little memory of how she got there. Robbed of her sense of sight, she must use a cane to send out soundwaves, briefly illuminating her surroundings and highlighting the outlines of objects.
“Point of view is integral to the first-person gaming experience, since players need to feel like they’re accurately observing and living in the world around their character,” said Matteo Lana, CEO of Tiny Bull Studios.
“A lot of first-person games can operate on an ‘out of sight, out of mind’ approach to the environment, but this wasn’t the case for Blind. Since the fundamental core of our game is based on redefining the player’s sight, we focused on creating an environment where players really get to engage with and keep tabs on their surroundings, becoming familiar with the mansion as they would with their own home.”
Blind is out now for PS VR, Oculus Rift, HTC VIVE and Open Source Virtual Reality.
A blend of MOBA and RTS, DARK ECLIPSE offers fast-paced battles with easy controls and unique perspectives.
Using three Leaders from the roster of Heroes and Dominators, players fight it out in 1v1 skirmishes, achieving victory by destroying their opponent’s towers, defeating their Leaders and gaining ground on the battlefield.
DARK ECLIPSE will be free-to-play when it hits PS VR on 25 September and developer SUNSOFT have promised regular, free updates to the game, along with starter packs containing unique cosmetics.
Arca's Path stars a young girl who finds herself in a beautiful new world. As you journey onwards through the land, that beauty begins to crumble and the path grows ever more treacherous.
The innovative new title can be played without a controller; to navigate the world, you simply look towards where you want to go and your avatar will roll in that direction.
"The team have worked together to build this simple, accessible game mechanic," said Dr Dave Ranyard, CEO of developer Dream Reality Interactive.
"We wanted to make something that was just really engaging, that everybody could play."
Arca's Path releases 4 December on all major VR platforms.
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Bonfire Games have announced that Pitfall Planet, a co-op puzzler which first released on Steam in 2016, is coming to Nintendo Switch thanks to Abstraction Games (Verdun, Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number, Awesomenauts Assemble!).
Pitfall Planet boasts intriguing puzzles, dangerous enemies, secrets aplenty and hidden gems on each level, which unlock new hats and costumes.
The title has been optimised for Switch, allowing two people to play on one console with a single Joy-Con each, or one person to go solo and control both robots.
Pitfall Planet is expected to launch on Nintendo Switch sometime this autumn.
Does this quirky puzzle game take your fancy? Let us know below or over in the forums.
Sony have announced the PlayStation Classic, a miniature console that mirrors the look of the original machine, which will release in early December.
Also included are 2 controllers, an HDMI cable and a USB cable, but you'll need a USB AC adapter for the power supply.
PlayStation Classic will cost £89.99 and is due for release, in limited quantities, on 3 December, exactly 24 years after the original.
Are you interested, or are you waiting to see what other games feature in the line-up? Let us know below or over in the forums.
Following the bundle’s successful release on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 earlier in the year, SEGA are bringing Mega Drive Classics to Nintendo’s hybrid console.
Other features such as online multiplayer, achievements and rewind and save states found in the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions of the game will also be included in the Switch release.
SEGA Mega Drive Classics will be available to purchase both digitally and as a boxed edition later this year.
Are you looking forward to revisiting some old-school titles on Switch? Let us know below.