Wired Productions and Storm in a Teacup have announced the release date for their first-person horror title, Close to the Sun.
Players have no weapons or means to defend themselves whilst exploring – save for the help of an ally who helps Rose navigate the ship - and instead must use “running, hiding and quick thinking” in order to survive.
Close to the Sun is out 2 May on PC via Epic Games Store with an RRP of €29.99 (or regional equivalent). Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions are scheduled to arrive later in the year.
What do you think of the game? Let us know below or over in the forums.
11 bit studios (This War of Mine) have announced plans to bring the Bafta-nominated Frostpunk to Xbox One and PlayStation 4 later this year.
While there’s no release date just yet the game “should be out in the summer,” according to lead designer Kuba Stokalski, with the studio currently focussing on ensuring the console versions’ control scheme feels “natural” and “intuitive.”
Both the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 editions of the game come with all previously released updates and content found on the PC version, including The Fall of Winterhome scenario.
Did you play Frostpunk on PC? Looking forward to the console release? Let us know below.
The Game Bakers have rolled out a free update for their boss rush title, Furi, across all platforms.
One of the most notable new additions is Invincible Mode, which lets players skip a particularly tough boss fight or repeat a certain phase of an encounter to practice it. As the name suggests, you can also become immune to damage.
The mode is targeted at those who want to practice fights before attempting speed runs or players that want to better experience the game’s atmospheric setting and narrative.
“We’ve been listening to Furi’s community about the features and improvements that they were hoping for and we have been releasing some of those over the months in our Steam version,” said Audrey Leprince, co-founder of The Game Bakers.
“With the Freedom Update we’re happy to be able to share them with players regardless of the platform they play on.”
To celebrate the update’s launch, Furi is currently discounted by up to 70% on Switch, Xbox One and PC.
Let us know what you think of the new content below or in the forums.
2K and Gearbox have confirmed a September release date for Borderlands 3 and shared new footage of the game in action.
The game supports drop in/drop out co-op for up to four players, including local split-screen action for you and a friend, with the experience scaled to each player. Loot will be instanced individually, with rewards that are “yours alone.”
Fans of the series will be glad to hear there’s no shortage of over-the-top weapons available, including rifles that spawn volcanoes and guns that chase enemies whilst hurling insults.
Head on over to the official website to pre-order and take a look at the special editions on offer.
Arriving alongside news of the release date is the remaster of the original game. Borderlands: Game of the Year Edition is available as of today on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC, and boasts improved visuals and includes all previously released DLC.
Gearbox also released a free Ultra HD Texture Pack for Borderlands: The Handsome Collection, which offers improved visuals and textures for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel and Borderlands 2. The pack is completely optional, with players able to download it from the games’ relevant store pages.
Borderlands 3 is out 13 September on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC.
Warhorse Studios and Deep Silver are celebrating the first anniversary of Kingdom Come: Deliverance with a new special edition.
Other DLC includes unique treasure maps and armour, plus The Amorous Adventures of bold Sir Hans Capon questline, in which players must help the young lord win the heart of his latest love interest.
There’s also the chance to build and run your very own slice of medieval Bohemia with the expansion From The Ashes.
Kingdom Come: Deliverance Royal Edition is out 28 May on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC.
Have you tried KCD yet? Tempted by the Royal Edition? Let us know below and be sure to read our thoughts on how the game is holding up one year after release here.
Deep Silver and Nine Dots Studio have released their fourth and final dev diary showcasing Outward’s cooperative gameplay.
In Outward, you play as a simple adventurer, not some all-powerful hero, as you explore a vast open world. The game features a “unique magical system” and survival elements, such as the need to eat and rest.
Outward launches today on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC.
Let us know what you think of the game below or in the forums, and be sure to keep an eye out for our upcoming Outward review.
Sony’s debut Nintendo Direct-like broadcast went live last night, bringing us a look at some of the content heading to PlayStation 4 and PS VR in the coming weeks and months.
There was plenty more PS VR news, including confirmation of upcoming virtual reality support for No Man’s Sky and a 28 May release date for London Studios’ Blood & Truth. We also got brief looks at first-person adventure title Falcon Age (9 April), tabletop-inspired fantasy RPG Table of Tales (16 April) and Rick & Morty creator Justin Roiland’s bizarre Trover Saves the Universe (31 May).
Robot Entertainment’s multiplayer dungeon crawler, ReadySet Heroes, was announced during the show as a timed exclusive for PS4. In the game, two players must quickly make their way through levels whilst collecting loot and weaponry, ready to face off against an opposing team of two (who’ve ran an identical version of the dungeon themselves) in a final arena showdown.
It’s been purposefully designed as a “short session game” for local or online multiplayer, with no PlayStation Plus required to engage with the latter. ReadySet Heroes is out sometime later this year.
Moody science-fiction thriller Observation is out later this spring (21 May) and sees players stepping into the role of a self-aware AI known as SAM on a stricken space station. Using SAM’s connections and various systems, players must help the last remaining crew member uncover the mysterious downfall of the station.
You can catch up with the entirety of the inaugural State of Play below.
Share your thoughts on all the big announcements with us below or over in the forums.
MercurySteam has unveiled the latest addition to the ever-growing roster of Spacelords, the free-to-play title formerly known as Raiders of the Broken Planet.
“Sööma is a truly interesting character to play with,” said Joosten. “She can absorb the damage suffered by her allies, but that power comes with a price for her to pay. It is really exciting seeing my character coming to life, and I can’t wait for Sööma to be released!”
Sööma will be released Q2 (April – June) this year.
Let us know what you think of the new character below or in the forums.
Hello Games have revealed the first details of No Man’s Sky’s next big update, which releases sometime this summer.
Murray was keen to stress that the addition of an online component does not mean the game is becoming an MMO.
“Whilst this [No Man’s Sky Online] brings people together like never before, and has many recognisable online elements, we don’t consider No Man’s Sky to be an MMO – it won’t require a subscription, won’t contain microtransactions, and will be free for all existing players.”
For the time being, there’s little information about what else Beyond will feature, but more details are set to be unveiled “in the coming weeks.”
What do you think No Man’s Sky’s “most ambitious chapter so far” will include? Let us know below or in the forums.
Rebellion have confirmed a follow up to Sniper Elite 4 is currently in development, along with a standalone VR title that’s being worked on by Just Add Water (Oddworld, Gravity Crash).
The remaster will have “stunning new visuals and a host of new features,” including 4K and HDR support. It’ll also include new playable characters, a photo mode, online multiplayer for up to 16 players and comes with all previously released DLC.
Sniper Elite V2 Remastered launches sometime later this year. You can check out the trailer below.
Sniper Elite 3 Ultimate Edition also arrives in 2019, along with all previously released content and a few Switch-exclusive features, such as local wireless multiplayer and motion control support.
Be sure to let us know what you think of all the Sniper Elite news below or over in the forums.