EA’s Battlefield franchise never really blossomed in the esports scene, nor did it ever have a dedicated competitive mode for players to compete and showcase their skill. Well, even the promised competitive 5vs5 game mode is now cancelled.
Remnant: From the Ashes breaks one of game design’s rules in an interesting way: You only see about half of it in a single playthrough. There are worlds, characters, and even bosses you might not encounter on your first journey through its formidable world, since it generates a brand new one every time you create a character.
When Borderlands 3 comes out September 13, it’ll be a six-month Epic Games Store exclusive and be packaged with Denuvo’s anti-piracy software, a one-two punch that has some PC gamers pretty annoyed. On the DRM issue at least, developer Gearbox is sympathetic to players’ concerns.
Bungie’s unexpected split with publisher Activision at the beginning of the year seemed like a dramatic turn for the studio that’s been making Destiny games for nearly ten years. And while Bungie has announced some massive changes coming to Destiny 2 since then – moving from Battle.net to Steam, allowing cross-saves, and a free-to-play version – parting ways with Activision hasn’t had as big an impact on how the studio works as an outsider might naturally think.
CD Projekt Red surprised the world when Keanu Reeves took the stage to announce he’d be playing Johnny Silverhand in Cyberpunk 2077 during Microsoft’s Xbox E3 briefing earlier this year. And when the creator of the Cyberpunk universe and tabletop roleplaying system Mike Pondsmith found out, he was surprised too – although perhaps not quite as much as the developers had hoped.