Antimatter Games, the studio behind Killing Floor and Rising Storm: Vietnam, has revealed it is working on a high player count first-person military shooter named ‘83, that sees players fighting as part of a force of over 40 players against the opposing team. Set in an alternate timeline where the Cold War became volatile in the early eighties, ‘83 sets to offer players a massive battle like those enjoyed in popular battle royale games, but with teamplay offering a return to FPS traditions from the likes of Call of Duty and Battlefield.
There is always this pure sanctification when you watch your sniper bullet hit the skull of your enemy or right in their crotch, and Sniper Elite franchise is known for capturing this moment perfectly with their trademark slow-motion impact camera.
Over at the Open Compute Project Global Summit 2019 Intel’s Jason Waxman announced a collaborative effort with social media giant Facebook to develop the upcoming Cooper Lake server CPUs. Available with up to 112 cores across a four-socket design and the bfloat 16 format, these Xeon chips are built to accelerate machine learning and AI smarts.
At a high-performance computing event this month AMD has given a little more detail about the 3D chip-stacking techniques it’s looking at to mitigate the slowing of Moore’s Law. The multi-chip, or chiplet architecture that’s propping up the AMD Ryzen 3000 processors launching this year looks to only be a step on the road towards fully 3D stacked, heterogeneous processor designs.
Retail figures from the UK have revealed that The Division 2’s physical launch has only managed 20% of the sales of Division 1, which launched back in 2016. While this is a huge gap in the numbers, it isn’t to say that the game is unpopular. So what exactly has caused the drop in physical sales?
Paradox has posted a series of teasers that are likely to point towards their upcoming Vampire: The Masquerade game. The images, which you can check out further down this article, seem to show off locations seen throughout the RPG series.
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.