Crytek claims to have its own real-time ray tracing tech up-and-running on an AMD RX Vega 56 graphics card, sans Nvidia or Microsoft technology. And no, it’s not quite April Fool’s day yet. The company that bought you such hits such as Crysis, Crysis 2, and Crysis 3, among others, has now set its sights on showing Nvidia up with its own experimental ray tracing feature built into CRYENGINE 5.5.
Fortnite developer Epic Games has confirmed via an in-game message that the recently leaked Flintlock pistol will be released into the game very soon. The gun, which was uncovered during the v.8.10 patch by prolific dataminer Lucas7yoshi is said to have been hidden in the games files.
After multiple rumours, Halo: The Master Chief Collection’s PC release was revealed last week. It’s still some way off, but 343 Industry’s announcement – which included a confirmation of the game’s Steam release, as well as its arrival on the Windows store – was met with plenty of excitement from the community. Which means it’s time to celebrate.
A player has recreated much of Middle Earth as part of a huge mod for Skyrim, nearly eight years after the game first hit shelves. The mod, The Elder Scrolls V Middle Earth, allows you to explore fan favourite locations such as Bree, the Mines of Moria, The Shire and Rivendell entirely in Bethesda’s Creation Engine.
Halo: The Master Chief Collection being announced for the PC platform is a big deal. This franchise has been around since the early years of the original Xbox and even saw a release on the PC platform, but as time went on the video games became more or less Xbox exclusives. When Microsoft revealed a few years ago that Xbox exclusives would become Microsoft exclusives meaning that gamers could enjoy Xbox One games on the Windows 10 platform, most of us were eager for Halo. However, the Halo games never came, that is until now.
We’re living in the age of subscriptions and while some of you may not be interested in tossing on another subscription service to pay for, this latest rumor may just sway you to throw in a few more bucks to the monthly bill cycle. EA Access, a subscription-based service that is available through Xbox One along with the PC platform under Origin Access, may finally release on the PlayStation 4. A new image surfaced online that showcased the EA Access app on a PlayStation 4 which is leaving many to believe that perhaps Sony and EA has struck a deal.
Halo is a massive franchise and needless to say, both development studio 343 Industries along with Microsoft are looking to bring out each new installment a bit seamless with as few problems as possible. One way to ensure this is by offering a means for gamers to test out new features to even full games early before they launch for general public use. Previously, 343 Industries offered a means to do this with the Halo: The Master Chief Collection, but it looks like they are making some changes. Instead of having an exclusive program that directly only links to the Halo: The Master Chief Collection, the development studio is opening it up for all future Halo releases.
It doesn’t come to much of a surprise to see that a new Sonic the Hedgehog video game is in development. There’s a constant flow of Sonic titles released into the market, but we recently got the announcement of Sonic currently being developed during a panel at SXSW 19. Sega didn’t give any details at the moment so it seems that either this untitled Sonic the Hedgehog video game is not very far into development or perhaps the news is being unveiled at a later date such as this year’s upcoming E3 expo.
After several years of waiting and hoping, earlier this week Microsoft finally confirmed that the Halo Master Chief Collection – the Xbox One remaster and re-release of all the Halo FPS games, barring Halo 5: Guardians and (previously) Halo Reach – would be coming to PC. After that, the one question on every fan’s lips is: when’s it coming out? We still don’t know a release date, but you can sign up to play Halo MCC PC early.
For the old-school FPS fans who have played it, Blood is one of the most entertaining shooters ever made. The only problem is that it’s tough to play now using anything but DOSBox – and even that’s got many issues – which is why Night Dive Studios’ announcement of a Blood Remastered edition a few months ago was such a welcome one. Now it’s looking likely that the remaster will be released as soon as next month.