UK developer/publisher Codemasters has confirmed the closure of its Malta-based studio, which was responsible for making Battle Decks; a mobile strategy game. They've expressed that their main goal is to focus on the stuff they like and know how to do best - which is, obviously, racing games.
"While it's been great to explore projects outside of racing, we know that our hearts belong to racing in all its many glorious forms. The success of DiRT Rally's Early Access programme has been incredible, F1 2015 was very successful reaching number one in many territories, we've recently announced that Micro Machines will come to mobile and we have a strong road map ahead of us that keeps racing as its razor focus," said Codemsaters.
Now give me a CMR-style Dirt game, if you please.
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Okay, so now, here's the latest word from the folks at EA:
Best of all, this is just the beginning. We have lots of new content coming over the next several months that will provide new ways to immerse yourself in Star Wars.
In two weeks, The Battle of Jakku launches. Taking place 29 years before the events of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, The Battle of Jakku is a free DLC pack* that adds two new maps (including one for popular modes like Walker Assault and Supremacy) and a new mode to the game. The coolest thing is that it’s the only place you’ll be able to experience the pivotal events that help shape the look of one of the next iconic planets in the Star Wars universe. We can’t wait for you to step onto Jakku for the first time with us.
Of course, we are also planning to support Star Wars Battlefront with new content well into the future. We will be adding more of what you love about the game, like new maps and Star Cards, for free in the coming months, in addition to all of the content we have coming with Season Pass. We’ll have more to share soon.
|"Did y'all see the graphics modded version of the game? Nearly looks like a movie in quality:... - DRAVNT"||11|
Well now, this is isn't much of a shocker. During September this year, Sony announced that their console, the PlayStation 4, has sold 29,3 million units since it launched in November 2013.
Today, it was confirmed that 30.2 million units were as of November 22, 2015, making the PS4 is the fastest-selling PlayStation console ever - well, that's according to Sony anyway. The console evidently hit the 30m mark 2 months faster than the old PlayStation 2 console. This is even before the Black Friday and Christmas sales peaks, so go figure.
Meanwhile, we have learned that Microsoft won't be reporting on the sales of their gaming platform at all.
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|"(edit) you should all be watching Season 2 of Fargo. - Ballistica"||15|
Don't forget to check out our review of SWB.
|"It's nice to see that nothing has changed in FPS multiplayer since Quake. - im_stardust"||7|
Here's a snip:
Now, the diametrically opposite stance would be the old: “fuck you, this is Star Wars, and I want a heck of a lot more than that. So, I want depth. I want content. I want heroes.” Well, you get the drift. Star Wars: Battlefront is not much of a package in terms of quantity, if you want the truth and I just know you want the truth. The thing we kind of feared pretty much happened; which was EA holding back on content or not making it at all, so that they could charge us later on for it, via much-hated DLC, Season Pass schemes. The most obviously hideous move they made is trying to lure buyers with their Deluxe Edition and similar crap, where basically players pay extra cash to get a game with specific items and weapons unlocked (like Han Solos blaster). The items aren’t even exclusive to them, but are available to every player who plays for a certain amount of time. None of this stuff has anything to do with the gameplay itself, but it’s there. It’s in the back of your mind as you fucking play; ever gnawing at you. The ever-present thought that “this could’ve been so much better.”
Read our review of Star Wars: Battlefront.
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Yesterday Steam released details on the first PC patch for Fallout 4 (the patch is out in the form of beta update v1.2.33). Check it out:
- Number pad keys can now be used for remapping.
- Remapping Activate now works on Quick Container.
- General memory and stability improvements.
- Fixed issue where equipped weapons become locked after completing Reunions.
- Fixed issue with When Freedom Calls where the quest would not complete.
- During Confidence Man, fixed issue where player's health would continuously regenerate.
- Fixed crash related to jumping into water and reloading saved games.
- Fixed issue where Launcher would not save God Rays Quality setting properly.
That it? I thought there was a lot more bugs.
Anyway, it's a shame I don't have more time for this game next to Game of Thrones (Telltale), Star Wars: Battlefront and StarCraft 2: Legacy of the Void.
|"The actual shooting gameplay/combat in this iteration is much better than FO3/NV. Subtle but... - Cheddar"||16|
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