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Hellblade II Gets First Mods to Play in VR or Remove Black Bars, Chromatic Aberration, Film Grain and More - wccftech.com
wccftech.com
23.05.2024

Hellblade II Gets First Mods to Play in VR or Remove Black Bars, Chromatic Aberration, Film Grain and More

It's been just a day since the official launch of Senua's Saga: Hellblade II, and PC gamers can already improve their experience with the first few mods.

Fallout TV Show Popularity Got Bethesda at Least $80 Million, Says Report - wccftech.com - Britain
wccftech.com
23.05.2024

Fallout TV Show Popularity Got Bethesda at Least $80 Million, Says Report

We've already reported in multiple instances about the overwhelming popularity of the Fallout TV show. The fact that it proved financially beneficial to Bethesda was inevitable following the incredible surge in sales of games like Fallout 4, Fallout 76, and even Fallout New Vegas.

Helldivers 2 Dev Wants to Become the Next FromSoftware or Blizzard - wccftech.com
wccftech.com
23.05.2024

Helldivers 2 Dev Wants to Become the Next FromSoftware or Blizzard

Helldivers 2 developer Arrowhead Game Studios has released the biggest hit of 2024 (alongside Palworld), surpassing everyone's expectations with 12 million units sold in 12 weeks, which makes the game the fastest-selling Sony exclusive ever.

The Midnight King, the Final Content Update for Guild Wars 2: Secrets of the Obscure, Is Out Now - wccftech.com
wccftech.com
22.05.2024

The Midnight King, the Final Content Update for Guild Wars 2: Secrets of the Obscure, Is Out Now

Yesterday, ArenaNet released The Midnight King, the third and final free content update for Guild Wars 2: Secrets of the Obscure. The story continues right after the events narrated in the previous update, The Realm of Dreams, but there's much more.

Delta Force: Hawk Ops Shows Off Impressive Unreal Engine 5 Black Hawk Down Campaign Teaser - wccftech.com - county Black Hawk
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22.05.2024

Delta Force: Hawk Ops Shows Off Impressive Unreal Engine 5 Black Hawk Down Campaign Teaser

Tencent's Team Jade (formerly known as TiMi Studio Group) has released a brief Summer Game Fest teaser for its upcoming tactical first-person shooter Delta Force: Hawk Ops. A special stream event is scheduled for June 7th at 14:00 PDT, and the game will be playable during Summer Game Fest Play Days from June 8th to June 10th.

Final Fantasy IX Remake Is Happening, Confirms Leaker, Unlike FFX - wccftech.com
wccftech.com
22.05.2024

Final Fantasy IX Remake Is Happening, Confirms Leaker, Unlike FFX

It's been nearly three years since the memorable GeForce NOW leak confirmed the existence of a Final Fantasy IX Remake. While most of the games included in NVIDIA's list ended up being announced, some of them never were.

Crime Boss: Rockay City Lands on Steam on June 18 with New DLC; More Content Coming Through 2025 - wccftech.com - city Rockay
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22.05.2024

Crime Boss: Rockay City Lands on Steam on June 18 with New DLC; More Content Coming Through 2025

INGAME STUDIOS announced that its 'organized crime shooter' Crime Boss: Rockay City will land on Steam on June 18 after around fifteen months of Epic Games Store exclusivity on PC.

Unreal Engine 5 Horror Game Still Wakes the Deep Unveils PC Requirements and Voice Talent - wccftech.com - Britain - China - city Sandy
wccftech.com
21.05.2024

Unreal Engine 5 Horror Game Still Wakes the Deep Unveils PC Requirements and Voice Talent

Today, UK developer The Chinese Room (which is also currently busy with Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2) unveiled the PC system requirements for Still Wakes the Deep. The upcoming first-person horror game is powered by Unreal Engine 5, but the minimum and recommended requirements listed on the Steam page don't appear to be too high:

The Witcher 3 REDkit Q&A – CDPR and Yigsoft Confirm Steam Workshop Support; Further Improvements Planned - wccftech.com - Hungary
wccftech.com
21.05.2024

The Witcher 3 REDkit Q&A – CDPR and Yigsoft Confirm Steam Workshop Support; Further Improvements Planned

Today, as promised earlier this month, CD Projekt RED has released The Witcher 3 REDkit to the public. It is now available for free download on PC across GOG, Epic Games Store, and Steam.

Need for Speed Unbound Vol. 7 Is Out Now, Adding Drift & Drag Modes + Underground-Inspired League Progression - wccftech.com
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21.05.2024

Need for Speed Unbound Vol. 7 Is Out Now, Adding Drift & Drag Modes + Underground-Inspired League Progression

Today, Criterion Games announced the release of Need for Speed Unbound Vol.7, an update that adds modes and progression systems inspired by Need for Speed: Underground.

Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty Wins Best Polish Game Award at Digital Dragons - wccftech.com - Poland - city Boston
wccftech.com
21.05.2024

Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty Wins Best Polish Game Award at Digital Dragons

CD Projekt RED proudly announced that Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty has won awards for Best Polish Game and Best Polish Narrative at this year's Digital Dragons.

NVIDIA Launches F1 24, Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II Game Ready Driver While DLSS Technology Continues to Spread - wccftech.com
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21.05.2024

NVIDIA Launches F1 24, Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II Game Ready Driver While DLSS Technology Continues to Spread

NVIDIA has released a new Game Ready driver (version 555.85) today, optimized for the upcoming launch of F1 24. As Codemasters told Wccftech in our exclusive interview on the racing game, on its launch day (May 28), F1 24 will support DLSS Super Resolution, Frame Generation, DLAA, Reflex, and ray tracing with the new Ray Traced Dynamic Diffuse Global Illumination that will reportedly improve the light response in shaded areas.

Stellar Blade PC Port and Sequel Planned, Confirms Dev - wccftech.com - South Korea
wccftech.com
20.05.2024

Stellar Blade PC Port and Sequel Planned, Confirms Dev

Stellar Blade is certainly one of the most successful games released this year. The PlayStation 5 action game developed by South Korean developer Shift Up garnered widespread acclaim from critics and users alike when it launched last month. Our Kai Tatsumoto rated the game 9 out of 10 in his review:

Larian Studios Opens New Office in Warsaw to Help Make Its Two Very Ambitious New RPGs - wccftech.com - county Early - Poland - city Dublin - city Warsaw, Poland
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20.05.2024

Larian Studios Opens New Office in Warsaw to Help Make Its Two Very Ambitious New RPGs

Today, Baldur's Gate 3 developer Larian Studios announced the opening of a new office in Warsaw, Poland. Swen Vincke, CEO of Larian Studios, said:

Ghost of Tsushima Sets New Concurrent Player Peak Record for Sony’s Single Player Games on Steam - wccftech.com - Japan - city Santa Monica - Chad
wccftech.com
20.05.2024

Ghost of Tsushima Sets New Concurrent Player Peak Record for Sony’s Single Player Games on Steam

It's been just four days since Ghost of Tsushima DIRECTOR's CUT launched on PC, and already, it looks like another win for Sony.

Black Myth: Wukong Gets Short But Sweet New Trailer - wccftech.com - China
wccftech.com
20.05.2024

Black Myth: Wukong Gets Short But Sweet New Trailer

Chinese developer Game Science has published a short but sweet new trailer for its debut action RPG title, Black Myth: Wukong.

Deadlock Might Be Valve’s Upcoming Third-Person Hero Shooter - wccftech.com
wccftech.com
19.05.2024

Deadlock Might Be Valve’s Upcoming Third-Person Hero Shooter

According to several credible reports, Valve is developing a new game called Deadlock. Leaked screenshots from the ongoing Closed Alpha playtest have even been shared on Twitter/X by content creator Gabe Follower.

Fallout London Team Hopes It Won’t Be Long Now Before Launch - wccftech.com - Britain - Usa
wccftech.com
18.05.2024

Fallout London Team Hopes It Won’t Be Long Now Before Launch

The Fallout London total conversion mod for Fallout 4 was supposed to launch on St. George's Day, April 23rd, but Bethesda's next-generation update disrupted those plans.

Fallout Enters Fortnite in Chapter 5 – Season 3 - wccftech.com - Usa
wccftech.com
18.05.2024

Fallout Enters Fortnite in Chapter 5 – Season 3

Yesterday, Epic Games teased an upcoming Fallout crossover with Fortnite in Chapter 5, Season 3. This is entirely unsurprising, as Epic has always tried to bring the hottest entertainment franchises across all media to Fortnite in an attempt to maintain interest in the game.

Total War: Star Wars Game on the Way, According to Report - wccftech.com - city Rome
wccftech.com
18.05.2024

Total War: Star Wars Game on the Way, According to Report

According to a new report published by DualShockers, Creative Assembly is working on a Total War: Star Wars game. The sources actually mention this is one of three Total War projects and they do not know exactly when each game will be released.

Next Xbox Console Might Launch in 2026, According to New Rumor - wccftech.com
wccftech.com
18.05.2024

Next Xbox Console Might Launch in 2026, According to New Rumor

The next generation of consoles might be closer than we thought, at least for Xbox fans. Today, Call of Duty leaker TheGhostofHope relayed a rumor from trusted sources that the next Xbox console might launch in late 2026, way earlier than most analysts and fans predicted, with Call of Duty as a launch day title.

F1 24 Q&A – Codemasters Talks AI Improvements, Confirms NVIDIA DLSS 3 (Frame Gen) Support - wccftech.com
wccftech.com
17.05.2024

F1 24 Q&A – Codemasters Talks AI Improvements, Confirms NVIDIA DLSS 3 (Frame Gen) Support

With two weeks left before the launch of F1 24, the latest installment in the licensed Formula 1 racing game series, we have sent a few questions to Codemasters to discuss some of the new features and improvements that fans will find in the game. The answers were provided by Senior Creative Director Lee Mather and Senior Producer Simon Lumb.

NVIDIA RTX Remix NFS: Underground Mod Looks Stunning in New Video; GeForce NOW Adds Palworld and More - wccftech.com
wccftech.com
16.05.2024

NVIDIA RTX Remix NFS: Underground Mod Looks Stunning in New Video; GeForce NOW Adds Palworld and More

One of the most impressive NVIDIA RTX Remix mods currently in development is certainly the Need for Speed Underground RTX remaster by alessandro893, which received another showcase video recently.

Dragon Age: Inquisition Game of The Year Edition Is Now Free to Grab on Epic Games Store - wccftech.com
wccftech.com
16.05.2024

Dragon Age: Inquisition Game of The Year Edition Is Now Free to Grab on Epic Games Store

Starting today through next Thursday, the Epic Games Store is offering a free digital copy of Dragon Age: Inquisition Game of the Year Edition. This version of BioWare's RPG includes all the post-launch DLCs: Jaws of Hakkon, The Descent, and Trespasser. The last two, in particular, are absolutely vital to fully understanding the storyline, which is expected to continue in the upcoming Dragon Age: Dreadwolf.

Italian Soulslike Enotria: The Last Song Gets Another Short Delay; Demo Out Next Week on PC and PS5 - wccftech.com - Italy
wccftech.com
16.05.2024

Italian Soulslike Enotria: The Last Song Gets Another Short Delay; Demo Out Next Week on PC and PS5

The Italian Soulslike game Enotria: The Last Song has had its release date moved again. Originally slated to launch on June 21, it was first delayed to August 21 because of the nearby launch of Elden Ring: Shadow of the Erdtree.

Starfield May Update Live Now – Improved Maps, Gameplay Options, Display Settings and Much More - wccftech.com
wccftech.com
16.05.2024

Starfield May Update Live Now – Improved Maps, Gameplay Options, Display Settings and Much More

Following a brief testing phase via the Steam beta branch, Bethesda Game Studios has now released the Starfield May update on both PC and Xbox Series S|X.

The Division Heartland Has Been Canceled, Ubisoft to Reinvest in XDefiant and Rainbow Six - wccftech.com - Taiwan
wccftech.com
15.05.2024

The Division Heartland Has Been Canceled, Ubisoft to Reinvest in XDefiant and Rainbow Six

Today, in the middle of its full-year financial report, Ubisoft announced that the free-to-play game Tom Clancy's The Division Heartland has been canceled. The publisher will reinvest in XDefiant and Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six instead. Here's the full quote:

Xbox Cloud Gaming Rolls Out Mouse and Keyboard Support for 26 Games - wccftech.com
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15.05.2024

Xbox Cloud Gaming Rolls Out Mouse and Keyboard Support for 26 Games

Today, Microsoft announced that Xbox Cloud Gaming (available as part of Game Pass Ultimate) has received initial mouse and keyboard support for the following twenty-six games:

Wayfinder’s Upcoming Echoes Update Changes It Into a Premium Game with Offline Option - wccftech.com - state Texas
wccftech.com
15.05.2024

Wayfinder’s Upcoming Echoes Update Changes It Into a Premium Game with Offline Option

Today, Austin-based studio Airship Syndicate (Battle Chasers: Night War, Darksiders Genesis, Ruined King: A League of Legends Story) announced a major shift for its online action RPG Wayfinder. The upcoming Echoes update will change the once free-to-play, online-only game to a premium game with a full-fledged offline option.

Long Awaited Valheim Ashlands Update Is Out Now, Though Microsoft Store and Xbox Versions Are Delayed - wccftech.com - county Ashland
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15.05.2024

Long Awaited Valheim Ashlands Update Is Out Now, Though Microsoft Store and Xbox Versions Are Delayed

Around three weeks after the beginning of public testing, indie developer Iron Gate released the long-awaited Valheim Ashlands update on live servers. However, the Microsoft Store and Xbox versions have been delayed due to unforeseen issues:

Yoko Taro Is Working on a Game That Might or Might Not Be NieR - wccftech.com - Japan
wccftech.com
15.05.2024

Yoko Taro Is Working on a Game That Might or Might Not Be NieR

Visionary game director and writer Yoko Taro is working on a game with Yosuke Saito and composer Keiichi Okabe, as revealed in the latest issue of the Japanese magazine Famitsu (via Gematsu).

PS5 Sold 5x as Much as Xbox Series S|X Last Quarter, Though It’s Slightly Behind PS4 in the Same Time Frame - wccftech.com - Usa
wccftech.com
15.05.2024

PS5 Sold 5x as Much as Xbox Series S|X Last Quarter, Though It’s Slightly Behind PS4 in the Same Time Frame

Yesterday, Sony Interactive Entertainment revealed that its PS5 console had sold 59.2 million units as of March 31, slightly below Sony's own forecast.

Tomb Raider Series Confirmed to Be Coming to Amazon Prime Video - wccftech.com - India
wccftech.com
14.05.2024

Tomb Raider Series Confirmed to Be Coming to Amazon Prime Video

In late January 2023, The Hollywood Reporter revealed that Amazon was developing an interconnected Tomb Raider universe made of games, film, and TV.

XCOM’s Jake Solomon Q&A – Building a Narrative-Driven Life Sim Game at Midsummer Studios - wccftech.com - Norway - city Baltimore - county Valley - state Maryland - county Hunt
wccftech.com
14.05.2024

XCOM’s Jake Solomon Q&A – Building a Narrative-Driven Life Sim Game at Midsummer Studios

Today, former XCOM and Marvel's Midnight Suns designer Jake Solomon announced the foundation of Midsummer Studios, a small indie company established with the help of several industry veterans who worked on games like Civilization (Will Miller) and The Sims (Grant Rodiek). This startup has already raised $6 million from investors like Transcend Fund, Tirta Ventures, Betaworks Ventures, 1Up Ventures, F4 Ventures, Krafton, and Day Zero Productions.

Inworld Reckons Costs Are Going to Go Down a Lot, and Its Gen AI NPC Tech Will Run Locally, even on Consoles - wccftech.com
wccftech.com
14.05.2024

Inworld Reckons Costs Are Going to Go Down a Lot, and Its Gen AI NPC Tech Will Run Locally, even on Consoles

While the generative AI technology for NPCs (non-player characters) demonstrated at GDC 2024 by Inworld is very exciting for its potential applications in games, one of the main drawbacks is the cost associated with it. The simulation currently has to run on Inworld's servers, which comes at a price.

Crimson Desert Rumored to Launch Early Next Year Following Gamescom Demo - wccftech.com - South Korea
wccftech.com
14.05.2024

Crimson Desert Rumored to Launch Early Next Year Following Gamescom Demo

Crimson Desert might be nearing its release window at long last. The game was originally announced by Pearl Abyss (the South Korean developer behind Black Desert) at G-Star 2019 alongside DokeV and PLAN 8.

PlayStation Announces Its Two New CEOs: Hermen Hulst and Hideaki Nishino - wccftech.com
wccftech.com
14.05.2024

PlayStation Announces Its Two New CEOs: Hermen Hulst and Hideaki Nishino

Today, alongside its financial report, Sony announced a new leadership structure for its PlayStation division (Sony Interactive Entertainment). Following the departure of Jim Ryan, they had been looking for a new Chief Executive Officer; as it turns out, they found two.

Assassin’s Creed Shadows Pricing and Season Pass/DLC Plan Have Leaked - wccftech.com - Japan - Los Angeles
wccftech.com
14.05.2024

Assassin’s Creed Shadows Pricing and Season Pass/DLC Plan Have Leaked

Following the release date leak, Assassin's Creed Shadows also got its pricing and season pass/DLC plan leaked, although through another source.

Fallout 4 Next-Gen Update 2 Is Out, Adds More Options to Tweak Graphics/Performance on Consoles and Fixes Bugs - wccftech.com - Britain
wccftech.com
14.05.2024

Fallout 4 Next-Gen Update 2 Is Out, Adds More Options to Tweak Graphics/Performance on Consoles and Fixes Bugs

As promised last week, Bethesda Game Studios has just released the second update for Fallout 4 Next-Gen, the latest version of the RPG originally launched in 2015.

The Big Inworld AI Q&A – ‘Everyone in Gaming Sees the Potential of Generative AI’ - wccftech.com - state California
wccftech.com
14.05.2024

The Big Inworld AI Q&A – ‘Everyone in Gaming Sees the Potential of Generative AI’

Shortly after generative AI became the hottest topic in pretty much every industry, Inworld started making headlines in 2023 with its Character Engine technology that was first implemented in a series of PC games (Mount and Blade II: Bannerlord, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, and Grand Theft Auto V) by modder Bloc.

Square Enix Unveils New Business Plan with Aggressive Multiplatform Strategy and Quality Over Quantity Focus - wccftech.com - Japan
wccftech.com
13.05.2024

Square Enix Unveils New Business Plan with Aggressive Multiplatform Strategy and Quality Over Quantity Focus

Today, Square Enix reported financial results for the fiscal year that ended on March 31. The results weren't great, as the Japanese publisher narrowly missed the revenue target and majorly missed the operating income target, with the latter also down 26.6% compared to last year.

Dragon Age: Dreadwolf Has Everyone at BioWare Really Happy with How It Turned Out - wccftech.com
wccftech.com
12.05.2024

Dragon Age: Dreadwolf Has Everyone at BioWare Really Happy with How It Turned Out

The wait for Dragon Age: Dreadwolf has been extremely long for fans, but it sounds like the end of the line is finally in sight, and it might have been worth it.

Perfect Dark Will Be Shown Next Month, Recent Rumors Might Have Been Outdated, Says Insider - wccftech.com - county Cloud
wccftech.com
11.05.2024

Perfect Dark Will Be Shown Next Month, Recent Rumors Might Have Been Outdated, Says Insider

Following Xbox's decision to close down three studios (Arkane Austin, Tango Gameworks, and Alpha Dog Games) and roll Roundhouse Studios into ZeniMax Online, Jeff Grubb's rumor that the Perfect Dark reboot was in rough waters made things look even more dire for Xbox fans.

State of Decay 3 Is Reportedly Coming Along ‘Very, Very Well’ - wccftech.com - county Story
wccftech.com
11.05.2024

State of Decay 3 Is Reportedly Coming Along ‘Very, Very Well’

It's been a rough week for Xbox following multiple studio closures decided by Microsoft and the severe blowback from fans and fellow developers alike, not to mention reports of Perfect Dark having a rough time, but a new rumor suggests State of Decay 3, at least, might be coming along well.

Shenmue IV Still in Planning Phase, Needs a Partner to Be Made; UE5 Remakes of First Two Games Might Be ‘Fun’ - wccftech.com - China - Switzerland
wccftech.com
10.05.2024

Shenmue IV Still in Planning Phase, Needs a Partner to Be Made; UE5 Remakes of First Two Games Might Be ‘Fun’

It's been a while since we heard anything about the continuation of the Shenmue series. Back in April 2022, there were some hints that Swiss publisher 110 Industries might be looking to partner with developer YS NET, but that didn't happen after all. Where does Shenmue IV stand right now, then? Series creator Yu Suzuki answered the question himself in a new interview with fan site Shenmue Dojo.

Xbox to Launch Mobile Store via Web in July; Microsoft Sees ‘Tremendous Growth’ in Cloud Gaming - wccftech.com - county Cloud
wccftech.com
10.05.2024

Xbox to Launch Mobile Store via Web in July; Microsoft Sees ‘Tremendous Growth’ in Cloud Gaming

President of Xbox Sarah Bond announced during yesterday's Bloomberg Tech talk with Dina Bass that the long-awaited Xbox mobile store will debut this July via Web (to avoid the limitations of the App Store and Play Store while regulators around the world enforce new guidelines). The first games to be added to the store will be Microsoft-owned franchises, like Minecraft and Candy Crush, though the store will be opened to partners shortly afterward.

Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League Contributed to $200 Million Lower EBITDA for WB - wccftech.com
wccftech.com
10.05.2024

Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League Contributed to $200 Million Lower EBITDA for WB

Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League was already known to be commercially unsuccessful, but it's now facing a truly humbling comparison with last year's Warner Bros. hit, Hogwarts Legacy.

CAPCOM Registers New Record of Net Sales and Seventh Consecutive Year of Record Profits - wccftech.com - Japan
wccftech.com
10.05.2024

CAPCOM Registers New Record of Net Sales and Seventh Consecutive Year of Record Profits

CAPCOM's yearly financial report has been released, showing that the Japanese company has registered a new record of $979 million when it comes to net sales. It's a major increase (21%) year-over-year, and it also comes with a boost in operating income ($366 million, up 12.3% compared to last year) and ordinary income ($381 million, up 15.7% year-over-year).

Xbox Likely Sees Studio Closures as ‘Eggs Broken to Make Omelet’ Situation; An Impressive Showcase Could Mostly Eclipse Anger, Says Analyst - wccftech.com
wccftech.com
09.05.2024

Xbox Likely Sees Studio Closures as ‘Eggs Broken to Make Omelet’ Situation; An Impressive Showcase Could Mostly Eclipse Anger, Says Analyst

The news that Microsoft's Xbox division shuttered three studios and folded a fourth into ZeniMax Online is still ringing throughout the entire games industry at a time when layoffs and studio closures are almost a weekly certainty.

Ghost of Tsushima: Director’s Cut Game Ready Driver Released by NVIDIA - wccftech.com - Japan - city Big
wccftech.com
09.05.2024

Ghost of Tsushima: Director’s Cut Game Ready Driver Released by NVIDIA

NVIDIA has just released a new Game Ready driver (version 552.44) optimized for Ghost of Tsushima: Director's Cut, a full week ahead of the game's release on PC (which comes four years after the original launch on PlayStation 4).

Kingdom Come Deliverance II Already Runs Up to 80FPS with DLSS at 4K - wccftech.com - Hungary - county Story
wccftech.com
09.05.2024

Kingdom Come Deliverance II Already Runs Up to 80FPS with DLSS at 4K

Earlier this week, Kingdom Come Deliverance II Game Director and Warhorse Studios founder Daniel Vávra uploaded a lengthy video on his personal YouTube channel where he briefly discussed the game's current level of performance.

Lossless Scaling’s Universal Frame Generation 2.0 Out Now – Improves Efficiency & Noticeably Reduces Artifacts - wccftech.com
wccftech.com
09.05.2024

Lossless Scaling’s Universal Frame Generation 2.0 Out Now – Improves Efficiency & Noticeably Reduces Artifacts

The software Lossless Scaling has just received a major update to its universal Frame Generation component. Originally introduced on January 10, 2024, the FG feature is now considered in version 2.0 thanks to efficiency improvements and noticeable reductions in artifacts. The flip side is that the GPU load caused by Lossless Scaling's FG has increased, too, although there's also a new Performance mode that retains the performance of the previous version.

Microsoft Still Evaluating Whether to Put CoD on Game Pass (and a Game Pass Price Increase), Hellblade II PS5 - wccftech.com - Usa - Diablo
wccftech.com
09.05.2024

Microsoft Still Evaluating Whether to Put CoD on Game Pass (and a Game Pass Price Increase), Hellblade II PS5

Following the unexpected move to shut down three game studios and merge another with ZeniMax Online, we learned that Microsoft is still planning more cuts to its Xbox division. But that's not the full extent of the company's re-evaluation of its gaming strategy.

Arkane Austin Studio Director Gives Emotional Goodbye to Colleagues, Wonders about the ‘Sweet Spot’ Team Size - wccftech.com - state Idaho - city Austin
wccftech.com
09.05.2024

Arkane Austin Studio Director Gives Emotional Goodbye to Colleagues, Wonders about the ‘Sweet Spot’ Team Size

Arkane Austin is officially no more, and Studio Director Harvey Smith, who has worked at Arkane for over sixteen years, shared all his emotions in a long and heartfelt thread on Twitter/X. Over the course of his 30-plus-year-long career in the industry, Smith was a lead designer at Ion Storm on Deus Ex, a director on Deus Ex: Invisible War, and a designer on Thief: Deadly Shadows. After a brief stint at Midway, he joined Arkane to be a creative director, designer, and writer on the first Dishonored.

Generative AI Will Allow Bigger, More Immersive Worlds, Says EA, and Developers Were ‘Hungry’ for It - wccftech.com
wccftech.com
08.05.2024

Generative AI Will Allow Bigger, More Immersive Worlds, Says EA, and Developers Were ‘Hungry’ for It

Ever since last year, generative AI has been on everyone's lips as it promised to disrupt most industries. The highly tech-based games industry is, of course, no exception.

V Rising Won’t Have PC-PS5 Crossplay; ‘Never Say Never’ to Other Consoles - wccftech.com
wccftech.com
08.05.2024

V Rising Won’t Have PC-PS5 Crossplay; ‘Never Say Never’ to Other Consoles

The popular vampire survival game V Rising has finally launched out of early access on PC, getting a flattering 9/10 score from our Francesco De Meo in Wccftech's review.

UE5 Powered Action MMORPGs ArcheAge 2 and Chrono Odyssey to Launch in 2025 - wccftech.com - South Korea
wccftech.com
08.05.2024

UE5 Powered Action MMORPGs ArcheAge 2 and Chrono Odyssey to Launch in 2025

Today, in its Q1 2024 financial report, South Korean publisher Kakao Games revealed that both of its hotly anticipated UE5 powered action MMORPGs, ArcheAge 2 and Chrono Odyssey, are slated to launch globally next year.

Xbox Shuts Down Arkane Austin, Tango Gameworks, and a Couple More Bethesda Softworks Studios - wccftech.com - Japan - city Tokyo - France
wccftech.com
07.05.2024

Xbox Shuts Down Arkane Austin, Tango Gameworks, and a Couple More Bethesda Softworks Studios

Microsoft's Xbox division has decided to shut down four Bethesda Softworks studios, the most prominent being Arkane Austin and Tango Gameworks.

F1 24 Unveils Track and Driver Updates, Talks Raytraced DDGI - wccftech.com
wccftech.com
07.05.2024

F1 24 Unveils Track and Driver Updates, Talks Raytraced DDGI

Today, Codemasters has unveiled the track and driver updates fans can look forward to in the upcoming game F1 24. To begin with, Silverstone has undergone a significant update aimed at delivering authentic track accuracy on and around the track so that players may feel every bump, curb, and elevation change (11.3m!), just as the track's designers intended.

Windstorm: The Legend of Khiimori Is an Open World Game with Realistic Equine Physics Set in Ancient Mongolia - wccftech.com
wccftech.com
07.05.2024

Windstorm: The Legend of Khiimori Is an Open World Game with Realistic Equine Physics Set in Ancient Mongolia

Today, publisher Mindscape Games and developer Aesir Interactive announced Windstorm: The Legend of Khiimori, a new entry in the equine-focused franchise that also features Windstorm: Start of a Great Friendship (which is getting a remaster in June) and Windstorm: An Unexpected Arrival.

Remedy Cancels Co-Op Multiplayer Game Project Kestrel (Formerly Vanguard), Will Focus on Alan Wake and Control - wccftech.com - China - Finland
wccftech.com
07.05.2024

Remedy Cancels Co-Op Multiplayer Game Project Kestrel (Formerly Vanguard), Will Focus on Alan Wake and Control

Today, Finnish developer Remedy Entertainment decided jointly with Tencent to cancel the cooperative multiplayer game they were developing.

V Rising 1.0 Q&A – Stunlock on the Future of the Hit Vampire Survival Game - wccftech.com - county Early - Sweden
wccftech.com
06.05.2024

V Rising 1.0 Q&A – Stunlock on the Future of the Hit Vampire Survival Game

Nearly two years ago, Swedish indie developer Stunlock Studios (mostly known for the action MOBA Battlerite) released a vampire survival game called V Rising on Steam Early Access. The game quickly rose to the very top of Steam charts, selling over a million units in just over a week since launch.

Lords of the Fallen and Sniper: Ghost Warrior Contracts 2 Confirmed to Be Coming to Game Pass - wccftech.com - Poland
wccftech.com
06.05.2024

Lords of the Fallen and Sniper: Ghost Warrior Contracts 2 Confirmed to Be Coming to Game Pass

In a press release published on the Polish financial website Bankier.pl, CI Games confirmed to have reached an agreement with Microsoft to bring Lords of the Fallen and Sniper: Ghost Warrior Contracts 2 to Game Pass.

Skyblivion Looks Gorgeous in the Latest Developer Diary - wccftech.com
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06.05.2024

Skyblivion Looks Gorgeous in the Latest Developer Diary

Mere days after Skywind got its first progress update in a long time, the sister project Skyblivion was also shown by the TES Renewal team in the fifth entry of the developer diary series.

DLSS 3 Won’t Be in Homeworld 3 at Launch After All - wccftech.com
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05.05.2024

DLSS 3 Won’t Be in Homeworld 3 at Launch After All

In late November, Blackbird Interactive revealed that the long-anticipated real-time strategy game Homeworld 3 would support NVIDIA DLSS 3. However, we've since received confirmation that this will not be the case.

Helldivers 2 Steam Reviews Crash Following News of Mandatory PSN Account - wccftech.com - city Rome
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04.05.2024

Helldivers 2 Steam Reviews Crash Following News of Mandatory PSN Account

Following the news that Helldivers 2 on PC will soon require a PlayStation Network account to play, the community reacted by review bombing the Steam page. Whereas the game previously enjoyed a Very Positive aggregate user score, it has now dropped to Mixed for overall reviews and Mostly Negative for recent reviews. In the span of a few hours, over 57K negative reviews have been left for Helldivers 2 on Steam.

Next Tomb Raider Rumored to Be Open World, Set in India, Out Soon; Lara Has a Motorcycle - wccftech.com - India - Los Angeles
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04.05.2024

Next Tomb Raider Rumored to Be Open World, Set in India, Out Soon; Lara Has a Motorcycle

It's been over two years since Crystal Dynamics announced the next Tomb Raider game. Powered by Unreal Engine 5 instead of the studio's Foundation Engine, it will be published by Amazon, which also has plans to create an interconnected universe of games, films, and TV based on Lara Croft's franchise.

Helldivers 2 Will Soon Require a PSN Account Even on PC - wccftech.com
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03.05.2024

Helldivers 2 Will Soon Require a PSN Account Even on PC

Today, Helldivers 2 publisher Sony Interactive Entertainment announced with a brief Steam blog post that Helldivers 2 PC players will soon need to register a PlayStation Network account (unless they already have one) to keep playing the game.

Unreal Engine 5 NvRTX Branch Has Been Updated with Experimental ReSTIR GI Support - wccftech.com - Usa - China - Singapore
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03.05.2024

Unreal Engine 5 NvRTX Branch Has Been Updated with Experimental ReSTIR GI Support

NVIDIA has announced an update to the NvRTX branch of Epic's Unreal Engine 5. The major new feature is the addition of experimental support for ReSTIR Global Illumination, the ray tracing algorithm first discussed by NVIDIA researchers in the seminal paper Spatiotemporal Reservoir Resampling for Real-Time Ray Tracing with Dynamic Direct Lighting released at ACM SIGGRAPH 2020.

The Forever Winter Co-Op Looter Shooter Gets Showcased in Debut Gameplay - wccftech.com
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03.05.2024

The Forever Winter Co-Op Looter Shooter Gets Showcased in Debut Gameplay

Yesterday, independent game developer Fun Dog Studios (composed of industry veterans who worked on such games as Horizon: Zero Dawn, DOOM Eternal, Killzone, Hawken, The Witcher 3, and Mass Effect) shared the debut gameplay trailer for their first game, The Forever Winter.

Elden Ring Is Only Getting Shadow of the Erdtree for DLC - wccftech.com - China
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02.05.2024

Elden Ring Is Only Getting Shadow of the Erdtree for DLC

Whereas most FromSoftware received two DLCs, Elden Ring will only get Shadow of the Erdtree, FromSoftware president and Game Director Hidetaka Miyazaki confirmed to the Chinese website Campfire Camp, thus effectively denying previous rumors of a second expansion slated for 2025.

GeForce NOW Can Now Be Installed More Easily on Steam Deck - wccftech.com - city Big
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02.05.2024

GeForce NOW Can Now Be Installed More Easily on Steam Deck

NVIDIA announced that GeForce NOW has a new beta installation method that automatically configures GeForce NOW's browser in Steam Deck's Gaming Mode. The installation script automatically installs Google Chrome to the device, then adds all the settings needed to help members log into NVIDIA's cloud platform and stream their favorite games.

Batman: Arkham Shadow Is an Exclusive Meta Quest 3 VR Game - wccftech.com - Japan - state Washington
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02.05.2024

Batman: Arkham Shadow Is an Exclusive Meta Quest 3 VR Game

Yesterday, Meta announced Batman: Arkham Shadow, a VR-only game coming exclusively to the Meta Quest 3. Batman: Arkham Shadow is in development at Camouflaj, a developer with offices in Bellevue, Washington, and Kamakura, Japan. Camouflaj was founded in 2011 by Ryan Payton, who had previously worked at KONAMI as Assistant Producer on Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots.

Xbox to Go Full Multiplatform with Halo and Forza on PlayStation, Says Corden - wccftech.com - state Indiana
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02.05.2024

Xbox to Go Full Multiplatform with Halo and Forza on PlayStation, Says Corden

Around three months ago, a flurry of rumors suggested that Microsoft was preparing many Xbox exclusive games to go multiplatform, including heavyweights like Gears of War, Starfield, and the upcoming Indiana Jones and the Great Circle. Shortly after those rumors, Microsoft broadcast a 'business update event' where Xbox executives revealed that a few games were indeed making the jump to PlayStation and/or Nintendo Switch consoles. These games turned out to be Hi-Fi Rush, Pentiment, Grounded, and Sea of Thieves. Phil Spencer labeled this an experiment and warned it didn't mean other, bigger games would definitely appear on other consoles:

Skywind Gets First BTS Progress Update Video in 3 Years – Team Shows Progress in Each Department - wccftech.com
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01.05.2024

Skywind Gets First BTS Progress Update Video in 3 Years – Team Shows Progress in Each Department

Today, on the 22nd birthday of The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind, the team behind the Skywind total conversion mod has shared the first first behind-the-scenes progress update video in three years (though last year we got a gameplay demo).

Sins of a Solar Empire II Launches This Summer on Steam - wccftech.com
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01.05.2024

Sins of a Solar Empire II Launches This Summer on Steam

Today, Stardock and Ironclad Games have announced that Sins of a Solar Empire II will finally arrive on Steam this Summer after launching in early access Technical Preview around a year and a half ago on the Epic Games Store.

Diablo IV Season 4: Loot Reborn Is Out on May 14, Finally Reducing Item Drops Quantity in Favor of Quality - wccftech.com - Diablo
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01.05.2024

Diablo IV Season 4: Loot Reborn Is Out on May 14, Finally Reducing Item Drops Quantity in Favor of Quality

During yesterday's official live stream, Blizzard revealed that the much anticipated Season 4 of Diablo IV will be released on May 14 across all platforms. Titled Loot Reborn, the new season makes major changes to how players can obtain and improve equipment. So far, the community's feedback on the Public Test Realm has been very positive.

DLSS 3 & Unreal Engine 5’s Lumen GI Added to Everspace 2 - wccftech.com
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30.04.2024

DLSS 3 & Unreal Engine 5’s Lumen GI Added to Everspace 2

NVIDIA DLSS 3 has been added to the open world spaceship shooter game Everspace 2 with the major free Incursions update that dropped yesterday, adding new events, legendary gear and catalysts, new treasure boxes called reliquaries, and improved controller support. Developer ROCKFISH has also upgraded the game from Unreal Engine 4 to Unreal Engine 5.3, offering Lumen Global Illumination as an option for high-end PC users looking to improve the visuals.

Starfield to Get Really Big Update with Ship Building Improvements Soon; Shattered Space DLC Coming This Fall - wccftech.com
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30.04.2024

Starfield to Get Really Big Update with Ship Building Improvements Soon; Shattered Space DLC Coming This Fall

During the lengthy Kinda Funny Gamecast interview mainly focused on Fallout, Bethesda's Todd Howard revealed a big Starfield update coming this week to the Steam beta branch. The first story expansion, Shattered Space, will be released this Fall.

Fallout In-Development Projects Teased by Todd Howard - wccftech.com
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30.04.2024

Fallout In-Development Projects Teased by Todd Howard

Bethesda's Todd Howard was featured in an hour-long video interview on the latest episode of the Kinda Funny Gamescast and, of course, the Fallout franchise was one of the most prominent topics.

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