Richard Benoit is our Agony giveaway winner!
Sony have confirmed that Guerilla Games’ open world title, Horizon Zero Dawn, is getting a PC release.
“I can confirm that Horizon Zero Dawn is coming to PC this summer,” said Hulst. “There will be more information coming from Guerrilla, from the new studio directors (Michiel van der Leeuw, JB van Beek, and Angie Smets) pretty soon.”
Hulst also stated that Sony were open to new ideas of how to “introduce people to PlayStation,” but said it does not necessarily mean that all future AAA titles exclusive to the platform will be making their way to PC.
“To maybe put a few minds at ease, releasing one first-party AAA title to PC doesn’t necessarily mean that every game now will come to PC,” said Hulst.
“In my mind, Horizon Zero Dawn was just a great fit in this particular instance. We don’t have plans for day and date [PC releases], and we remain 100% committed to dedicated hardware.”
You can read the entire interview with Hulst here.
Are you looking forward to seeing Horizon Zero Dawn on PC? What other PlayStation exclusive titles would you like to see made available on the platform? 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.
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Our INVERSUS Deluxe giveaway winner is Denis Pavlov!
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.
Endre Kiraly is our giveaway winner this week!
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.
Torn Banner Studios have opened sign-ups for the Chivalry 2 closed alpha that’s taking place in March.
The game features “enhanced player expression” such as new voice lines and character customisation and a “revamped, faster and more fluid” combat system that allows players to find and perfect their preferred playstyle. Certain multiplayer matches will support up to 64 players.
Those lucky enough to be attending PAX East will be able to try a 36-player setup of Chivalry 2 at the Tripwire Interactive Booth #18011 ahead of the closed alpha.
There’s no solid release date just yet, with Chivalry 2 said to be coming to PC via the Epic Games Store sometime later this year.
Did you play the original? Will you be signing up for the alpha? Let us know below.
This week’s giveaway winner is Boris Soloninko. Congratulations!