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.”
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Deck 13 Spotlight, the publishing arm of Deck 13 (The Surge, The Surge 2), have brought Playwood Games’ tabletop-inspired Wartile to consoles.
A paid expansion for the game, Hel’s Nightmare, will be released on 5 May. It includes five new battle boards and a new hero, Ogier the Dane, for $9.99 (or regional equivalent). The expansion sees players taking on an undead threat in the form of Draugr Warriors that are invading the Norse regions.
Wartile is out now on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 for £16.74 and £15.99, respectively.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Published by tinyBuild and developed by We’re Five Games, Totally Reliable Delivery Service is a multiplayer-ragdoll-physics game that’s coming to PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch later this year.
There are seven sandbox islands, each with their own set of deliveries, points of interest, secrets and “personality,” for players to explore. Up to four friends can play together via online or split-screen multiplayer, with public and private lobbies also supported.
Totally Reliable Delivery Service is coming to Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch and PC on 1 April.
Deep Silver and Nine Dots Studio have announced the first paid expansion for their role-playing title, Outward.
Here’s some of the challenges and features players can look forward to in the new content when it launches sometime this spring:
Corruption: Hungry, thirsty and cold. A terrible situation to be in, but one you often find yourself in while playing! If that wasn’t enough for you now your character can get corrupted. The level of corruption affects you in different ways and if you can’t shake it you could meet an untimely end. The world just got a whole lot scarier!
Enchantments: What’s better than your favourite weapon by your side? What about your favourite weapon with a whole new effect on it! Weapons and Trinkets will now be able to be changed with the new enchanting system!
New Skills and Status Effects: Introducing new skills and status effects for your character. These will help with the new situations you find yourself in with the corruption affects. These add a new element to the game and can completely change your gameplay. Time to start a new character?
While there’s no solid release date or details just yet, a further series of developer diaries is on the way that will reveal more about the upcoming DLC.
Outward is currently available on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC.
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Deep Silver and 4A Games have released the second major story expansion for their post-apocalyptic shooter, Metro Exodus.
Sam’s Story is available to purchase digitally on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC and Stadia, or as part of the game’s expansion pass.
Also announced was the return of Metro Exodus to Steam following its removal last year and subsequent timed exclusivity deal with the Epic Games Store. The game will once again be available to purchase on Steam from 15 February.
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Easy Day Studios’ physics-based skateboarding sim, Skater XL - currently available through Steam Early Access - has received an update introducing new tricks and technical upgrades.
All of the new features are available through the public beta branch of the game, which players must download and opt into. Updates from the previous public beta, including the Encinitas Skatepark map, have been rolled into the current public version of the game.
Skater XL is coming to PC, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch. While there’s no solid release date just yet, the developer stated that the game will be out sometime in 2020 in response to a fan question on twitter.
"We don't have an exact date yet but we'll be announcing it as soon as it's confirmed. Will be this year though," read the tweet.
Have you been playing the game in Early Access? Looking forward to the update? Let us know below.
Two Point Studios and SEGA have released a video showing just how Two Point Hospital will transition to consoles when it releases on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch next month.
To make expanding a more streamlined process, constructed rooms can be copied and multiplied with a single button press, and there’s also a new overview mode that allows players a bird’s eye view of their hospital so they can spot potential choke points.
Two Point Hospital is out on 25 February for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch, and is currently available on PC via Steam. All three console editions will come with the two previously released expansion packs, including the Bigfoot DLC.
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