System Era Softworks’ “interplanetary survival sandbox” title, Astoneer, is set to leave early access at the beginning of next year.
Dedicated servers and cross-play between the two platforms will allow players to “build their bases asynchronously through Xbox One and PC” when the game fully launches, as per System Era’s intended vision.
A new exploration-focussed adventure is also set to debut alongside the game’s full release, featuring seven new planets that are home to “dangerous flora, treacherous terrain and immense, mysterious structures.”
Astroneer can currently be picked up through the aforementioned early access programmes for $19.99 (or regional equivalent) but it will rise to its launch price of $29.99 in just two days’ time, on 16 November, so act quick if you’re tempted.
Astroneer launches 6 February on Xbox One and PC.
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Rebellion have released the first video of a four-part series showcasing new gameplay and behind-the-scenes footage of upcoming virtual reality title, Arca’s Path VR.
“The simplicity of control of just using your head means it’s very engaging, very gettable, and you really focus on moving forward,” said Dream Reality Interactive CEO, Dr Dave Ranyard. “You can navigate these full 3D landscapes and platforms just by looking around.”
Opening environments are relatively easy to navigate, but as the story progresses and the world becomes more hostile, players will come across much more challenging levels.
“We’re trying to create a range of different emotions in Arca’s Path,” said Design Lead John Foster.
“Certain levels are very relaxing, beautiful gardens that are fun to explore at a slow pace. Later on, there’s some environments that are quite intimidating and some very hazardous gameplay that you need to overcome.”
Arca’s Path VR is out 4 December, and will be available across multiple platforms, including PS VR, Oculus Rift, Oculus Go, HTC Vive, Samsung Gear VR and Windows Mixed Reality.
Ubisoft have shared the first details of Rainbow Six Siege’s upcoming Season 4 content, known as Operation Wind Bastion.
The Operator in question is the base’s Commander, a Defender who is “as stoic as the mountains are immovable” and has taken it upon himself to shape the future of Moroccan special forces.
The second Operator is an Attacker who “travels wherever the wind takes her” and also happens to be an expert on environmental operations with a talent for pushing the enemy back.
Full details will be revealed during the Pro League Finals, which take place in Rio de Janeiro on 18 November.
Square Enix has become a shareholder in Battalion 1944 and The Turing Test developer Bulkhead Interactive, snapping up 20% of the Derby-based studio.
In the meantime, Bulkhead are said to have begun working on a brand-new IP for Square Enix. While no details were provided, more information about the game will be announced later in development.
“I’m really excited that we’re taking this step to deepen our partnership with the team at Bulkhead,” said head of the Collective programme and director of Indie Publishing at Square Enix, Phil Elliott.
“From the first meeting we had back in 2015 it was clear to me that the team had a great deal of potential, and we’re really looking forward to helping them continue to unlock that in the years to come.”
“It’s been a great experience working with Phil and the team at Square Enix,” added Bulkhead Interactive CEO, Joe Brammer .
“They’ve always been supportive, looking out for the interests of us as well as the games we’ve worked on, and this opportunity to build on that relationship is a great next step for the studio as we expand and search for new talent to join our team.”
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Holospark have detailed the latest update for their co-operative shooter, Earthfall, which rolled out across all platforms earlier this week.
The new progression system introduces “over 50 levels of new cosmetic and player abilities” that can be unlocked by completing in-game tasks. Rewards include the ability to dual-wield MP5s, a self-revive ability and a perk that sees you shove a grenade down a threshers’ throat to escape when pinned.
Also arriving with the update are improved weapon sounds, created by renowned Hollywood studio, Formosa Group, whose credits include Deadpool 2, John Wick 3, Blade Runner: 2049, Uncharted, God of War and The Last of Us.
The Invasion Update is available now for free on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC via Steam.
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Caged Element and Wired Productions' high-octane racer, GRIP: Combat Racing, is coming to Steam and consoles early next month.
The game supports split-screen and online multiplayer, with Switch users able to make use of the system’s Joy-Cons for some on the go racing.
GRIP: Combat Racing is out 6 November on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Switch and PC via Steam.
Be sure to keep an eye out for our upcoming review and let us know what you think of the game below or in the forums.
Developer Secret Location (Blasters of the Universe) have revealed the release date for their previously announced VR puzzle title, Transpose.
Transpose is out 6 November on PS VR, HTC Vive and Oculus Rift. Those picking up the game via Steam can add it to their wishlists now.
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Funcom and Swedish developer The Bearded Ladies have released a new video explaining the concept behind their upcoming tactical adventure game, Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden.
The seamless transition between combat and exploration means players are sometimes able to sneak into enemy camps, setting up advantageous positions before entering a fight.
The video also looks at the game’s hub world, known as the Ark, where players can relax and upgrade weapons and equipment, and mutations - abilities that grant special powers to characters during combat.
PC players who pre-order the standard version of the game will be granted three days early access ahead of release, while pre-ordering the digital deluxe version also gets you access to an exclusive beta next month. More information on both editions can be found here.
Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden is out 4 December on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC.
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THQ Nordic and Darksiders III developer Gunfire Games have revealed two separate DLCs for their upcoming hack-n-slash adventure.
Set during an apocalypse on Earth, Darksiders III follows the story of Fury, the fiercest of the Four Horsemen, as she sets out on a quest to restore the balance between good and evil. The game will feature an “open-ended, living, free-form planet Earth” that’s been dilapidated by war and reclaimed by nature.
Darksiders III is out 27 November on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC. Two rather extravagant special editions are currently available to pre-order, which you can check out here.
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Warhorse Studios have revealed the release date for their latest batch of Kingdom Come: Deliverance DLC.
Alternatively, those who prefer the clash of steel to mushy poems can take part in the newly added Rattay Combat Tournament, with “unique armour parts” up for grabs for players who emerge victorious.
The Amorous Adventures of Bold Sir Hans Capon is available to purchase digitally from 16 October on PC, Xbox One and PS4.
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