May 16, 2022 CuttingEdgeTech

Peacock’s Twisted Metal TV series is taking shape, with more stars signing up for the live-action adaptation of the classic PlayStation video game.It was revealed in 2019 that Sony was developing a Twisted Metal series, but now the wheels are firmly in motion. Cobra Kai writer and producer Michael Jordan Smith is showrunning, writing, and executive producing the half-hour series, which will be based on an original story from the Twisted Metal universe written by Deadpool scribes Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick.Series star Anthony Mackie is onboard as an exec producer alongside Will Arnett and Marc Forman of Electric Avenue,…

May 16, 2022 CuttingEdgeTech

Ubisoft has announced that its Game Pass-like service, Ubisoft+, is coming to PlayStation. Furthermore, a version of it will be available as part of the new PlayStation Plus Extra and Premium subscription tiers. Ubisoft+ will first be available on PlayStation in the form of Ubisoft+ Classics, which comes bundled with PlayStation Plus Extra and Premium tiers. This version of Ubisoft+ features a “curated selection of popular games” (27 available at launch) that will include Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla, The Division, and For Honor. Ubisoft+ Classics will be available from when the new version of PlayStation Plus launches (June 13 in America,…

May 16, 2022 CuttingEdgeTech

Sony has announced several games coming to its new PlayStation Plus Extra and Premium tiers, including Red Dead Redemption 2, Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla, Ghost Of Tsushima Director’s Cut, and more.There are now 56 PS4 and PS5 titles confirmed for the $99.99 a year Extra and $119.99 Premium tiers. The Premium tier also has 29 Classic Catalogue games confirmed and another 29 PS3 games.Sony has also announced that “time-limited game trials” will be available on the Premium tier that allow users to sample games including Horizon Forbidden West, Cyberpunk 2077, and WWE 2K22 for a few hours at no extra cost.PlayStation…

May 16, 2022 CuttingEdgeTech

It took developer Tantalus Media a year and a half to turn The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword’s original Wii motion controls into regular button inputs for Nintendo Switch HD version.CEO Tom Crago shared the trials and tribulations of the game’s development with the Fragments of Silicon podcast (as spotted by Nintendo Everything) and also dismissed rumours of a Zelda: Twilight Princess port for Switch.The original Wii version of Skyward Sword used the console’s Motion Plus accessory, meaning protagonist Link’s sword swings would match the direction of the player’s Wii Remote. While the Switch does support motion controls, the Switch…

May 16, 2022 CuttingEdgeTech

Marvel’s Midnight Suns may be due to release soon following an official rating in South Korea.As reported by Video Games Chronicle, Reddit user LongJonSiIlver spotted the rating (below) which pegs the XCOM-style game as suitable for those aged 15 years and over.Games are usually only presented to ratings boards (like the ESRB and PEGI) once they’re in a complete or near-complete state so that an accurate assessment of suitability can be given, meaning Midnight Suns may almost be ready to be released.The Game Rating and Administration Committee gave Midnight Suns its “suitable for 15 years and over” rating as it…

May 15, 2022 CuttingEdgeTech

A leaked marketing guide appears to confirm that Arma 4 will not be the next entry in the franchise from Bohemia Interactive, but that it instead will be a PC and console game called Arma Reforger.As reported by PC Gamer, the marketing guide was posted on Reddit’s Gaming Leaks and Rumors and appears to be credible, especially since Bohemia is gearing up to reveal the “Future or Arma” on May 17, 2022.The guide says that, due to the “complexity of developing Arma 4,” Arma Reforger will be a “bridge” between Arma 3 and what will eventually be the official fourth…

May 15, 2022 CuttingEdgeTech

After nearly 40 years away from the games industry, Van Mai, the pioneering woman who wrote on Atari 2600’s Wabbit and helped create the first console game to star a human girl, has been found.As reported by the Video Game History Foundation, Polygon began searching for this developer that went by the name “Ban Tran” – a Vietnamese woman who worked at Apollo to develop Wabbit before the company declared bankruptcy in 1982. Tran would leave the company and work on an unreleased Solar Fox conversion for the Atari 5200 at MicroGraphic Image, but then she seemingly disappeared from the…

May 14, 2022 CuttingEdgeTech

In celebration of Friday the 13th, founder and CEO of Striking Distance Glen Schofield has not only teased that news for The Callisto Protocol is on its way next week, but he also shared a terrifying close-up of one of the game’s creatures.Schofield, who was also the creator of Dead Space, shared the news on Twitter for the game that is set in the universe of PUBG and is scheduled to be released on PC and consoles in 2022.If you don’t already follow @CallistoTheGame now might be a good time to start. Look for some news next week. Until then,…

May 14, 2022 CuttingEdgeTech

I’ve had a bad case of the post-Elden Ring blues lately. After 130 hours of non-stop FromSoft adventure, I was struggling to find another game that compelled me enough to do more than pick it up for an hour or two before sighing and putting it back down again. Then I played Citizen Sleeper, and ravenously devoured the entire thing in two days.Citizen Sleeper scratches the parts of my brain that loved Disco Elysium, but it’s both shorter and (despite its dystopia premise) gentler overall. You play as a Sleeper, an artificial vessel created by a mega corporation to work…

May 13, 2022 CuttingEdgeTech

Genshin Impact developers HoYoverse have officially announced their latest ARPG titled Zenless Zone Zero, a brand-new urban fantasy HoYoverse IP set in a world in which contemporary civilization has been destroyed by a supernatural disaster known as the Hollows. Players in the game take on the role of a Proxy, a special professional who guides people in their exploration of Hollows. Players are tasked with helping them explore the Hollows, battle their enemies, and achieve their goals. In the process, they’ll come to learn more about their story and their place in it. “We would like to invite players to…