Deep Silver and 5 Lives Studios (Satellite Reign) have announced Windbound, a new survival-adventure title launching on PC and consoles later this year.
Resources in Windbound are scavenged from the land and local fauna, but with finite supplies on each island, players will have to brave “tempestuous winds, monstrous waves, and deadly sea creatures” in order to seek out untapped environments.
While exploring further islands, it sounds like we’ll occasionally come across mysterious scattered ruins that are said to offer up “more than just your way home.”
Windbound is out 28 August on Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PS4 and PC.
Let us know your thoughts on Windbound below or in the forums.
Surgical Scalpels’ space-set multiplayer shooter, Boundary, got a new trailer today alongside news that “if all goes well” there might be potential for a next-gen version.
We were fortunate enough to go hands-on with Boundary late last year, and while the zero-g combat took some getting used to, the tight gunplay, attention to detail and unique setting left us eager for more.
You can read up on our experience with the preview build here, and learn more about the thought process behind the game in Sam’s interview with Surgical Scalpels CEO and co-founder, Frank Mingbo Li.
No release date has been revealed just yet, though Boundary is said to be coming to PlayStation 4 and PC sometime later this year.
According to the press release, a possible next-gen version could also be on the horizon. That’s not currently definite, however, and there’s been no clarification on whether that’d entail a release on PS5 and/or Xbox Series X.
Let us know your thoughts on the new trailer and whether you’d like to see a next-gen version of Boundary below or over in the forums.
Musical action-adventure game No Straight Roads is coming to PlayStation 4 and PC via the Epic Games Store this June.
James awarded No Straight Roads his pick of the show when he went hands-on with the game at last year’s EGX Rezzed. You can see more of the game in action in his video round-up above (head to the 4:00 mark for NSR) where he also spoke to developers Hazmer and Dziauddin.
A special PS4 only Collector’s Edition of the game is currently available to pre-order for £59.99/€69.99/$69.99 RRP. It includes the following goodies:
No Straight Roads is out 30 June on PlayStation 4 and PC via Epic Games Store.
Epic Games have announced a new partnership deal with three studios that will see them handling publishing duties for their upcoming titles across multiple platforms.
Once a game has been released and the initial development costs have been recouped, Epic and the development team will be splitting all profits made, with studios said to be getting “at least 50% of all profits.”
"gen DESIGN, Remedy, and Playdead are among the most innovative and talented studios in the industry, with strong visions for their next games. They will have full creative control, while Epic will provide a solid foundation of project funding and services,” said Hector Sanchez, Head of Epic Games Publishing.
While there’s no details on what the three studios who have partnered with Epic are working on, more information will be announced “in the coming months.”
What do you think of Epic’s new take on publishing? Let us know below or in the forums.
M2H Games’ WW1 shooter Tannenberg is getting a limited-time event that introduces wolves to multiplayer matches.
If the beasts do decide to show up during a match, players are able to form a truce to fend them off, with special in-game medals handed out to survivors who uphold the temporary peace. With the game not actually enforcing the truce, however, players can also use the confusion caused by the wolves to make gains on the battlefield.
Tannenberg is available now on PC, while news of the Xbox One and PS4 versions is said to be coming “soon.”
Looking forward to battling wolves in Tannenberg? Let us know below.
Capcom will allow players to go hands on with their highly anticipated Resident Evil 3 remake when a demo for the game launches later this week.
While working through the demo, players can also attempt to complete a bonus challenge of finding and destroying Mr. Charlie statues, with a total of 20 to locate.
Later on in the month Resi fans will also be to try the open beta for the game’s asymmetrical 4 vs 1 multiplayer mode, Resident Evil Resistance, which is set to begin on 27 March.
Participants will be able to play as either Daniel Fabron, one of the game mode’s four Masterminds, or as a Survivor.
The former is able to set traps, utilise bioweapons and generally make life harder for the latter group, who have to team up and use their unique abilities in order to try and escape the Masterminds’ devious experiments.
Resident Evil 3 is out 3 April on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC.
Looking forward to going hands on with the remake? Let us know below.
Activision have officially confirmed the existence of Call of Duty: Warzone, a stand-alone Battle Royale mode for Modern Warfare, following a number of high-profile leaks in recent weeks.
Warzone comes with two game modes: the classic Battle Royale and a new mode called Plunder, which is said to be a “race to deposit the most in-game cash.” Cross-platform play will be supported, and progression from Modern Warfare, including Operators, Battle Pass items and weapon unlocks, is carried over, and vice-versa.
It sounds like players will also be able to take on in-game “contracts” that task them with completing specific objectives, such as securing a location or opening a series of supply boxes, for extra rewards, including loot, cash and XP.
There was also confirmation of the Gulag, a previously leaked Battle Royale-only feature that allows eliminated players a chance to re-enter the fight by winning a 1v1 duel with another player who has also been taken out.
Modern Warfare owners will be able to access Warzone directly from the in-game menu, with the new mode coming in as a 15GB – 20GB download, while new players will have a much larger 80GB – 100GB download.
Call of Duty: Warzone is available from 10 March on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC.
What do you think of the new mode? Let us know below.
Kluge Interactive have released a free update for their action-dance virtual reality rhythm game, Synth Riders. It overhauls the game’s UX/UI and adds a brand-new multiplayer mode.
Modifiers such as “Prismatic Notes” and “Sudden Death” can be applied to matches beforehand in order to spice up the competition, while PC VR users can now create custom avatars to set themselves apart.
“Synth Riders has continued to be developed in active conversation with our community, and we knew early on that we had to give them a way to play together, not only to compete but to have fun with each other. We are excited to be one of the first VR rhythm games with multiplayer support, it is a tribute to our community!” Said Creative Director Abraham Aguero Benzecri, who we interviewed about the game last year.
Arriving alongside the new multiplayer mode is a reworked “UX and visual style” that includes redesigned menus and “smoother, quicker and more intuitive interactions” when it comes to browsing music packs and selecting songs. There’s also a new visual stage and a free bonus song: Nutronic by Cold War.
Kluge Interactive are planning further updates to Synth Riders in the near future, including an “Electro Swing Essentials” DLC pack that features songs from Parov Stelar, Electric Swing Circus and Jamie Berry.
To celebrate the update’s roll out, the game is currently discounted on the Oculus Store.
Are you looking forward to some VR dance-offs? Let us know below.
Focus Home Interactive and New World Interactive have revealed the release date for the console version of their tactical shooter, Insurgency: Sandstorm.
“The console market has been craving a hardcore modern-day tactical shooter for a long time. Expanding our tried and tested PC formula to the console market is a huge step in our company’s evolution and we are excited to bring our signature style of tactical FPS to the console market for the very first time,” said Keith Warner, President of New World Interactive.
Insurgency: Sandstorm launches 25 August on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 and is available now on PC.
Are you looking forward to Insurgency’s console debut? Let us know below.
tinyBuild have released new gameplay footage of the upcoming food-based multiplayer title, RAWMEN.
Described as a mix between Katamari and Rocket League, RAWMEN’s Meatball mode sees players trying to direct giant balls of meat into the opposing team’s goal to score points. Players can attach themselves to the ball to help steer it towards their objective, while the opposition can lay down walls of biscuits to try and stop them.
PAX East attendees will be able to try the game mode at the event, which kicks off today in Boston and runs until 1 March.
RAWMEN is coming to PC sometime this year, with future platform plans to be announced “soon.”
What do you think of the new game mode? Let us know below.