September 4, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Sorry, Netflix. Before the games, but after the books written by Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski, The Witcher was adapted into a movie, and a TV series. Netflix is now developing the franchise into a new TV show starring Henry Cavill as monster-hunting hero Geralt. The original film was known as Wiedźmin in Poland, which translates into The Witcher in English, although the film was renamed The Hexer internationally. As the story goes, the film was released in 2001 and was panned by critics. The biggest problem being the movie wasn’t actually a movie, it was a 13 episode TV series…

September 4, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

It seems like we won’t be seeing any portals, Meeseeks or cameos from Rick and Morty themselves during Trover Saves the Universe. In an interview at PAX West, Justin Roiland (creator of both Trover and the popular sci-fi show) told IGN that the new PS4/PSVR game is “it’s own thing.” That’s not to say that there isn’t a connection between the two, however. One of Rick & Morty’s key plot points is that there are infinite universes and realities, and Roiland acknowledges that. “We’ve seen Rick & Morty find themselves on a planet chairs that are the sentient dominant species……

September 4, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4’s battle royale mode, Blackout, will feature 80 players when the beta launches next week, although that number may change for launch or at some point in the future. Speaking to Game Informer, Treyarch co-studio head Dan Bunting said that while they “they had tested internally with 100 players, the studio is putting the quality of gameplay first over hitting an arbitrary number.” “What’s really more important to us than a number is that the gameplay experience is as refined as it can be, that’s it the ideal perfect format for what players are going…

September 4, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Bungie shared last words from the beloved Hunter as we say goodbye to Cayde-6 on the bittersweet day that marks Destiny 2’s Forsaken launch – Tuesday, Sept. 4.   Ikora, Zavala: If you’re reading this, shame on you. You didn’t notice me slip out the back door. Step up your game, my buddies.  Here’s the play. I’m going back to the Reef. Not just for a mission or two—I’ll be staying there for a few days to help out our old pal Petra Venj with a few things. Nothing too serious, just picking up some patrol slack. As always, you…

September 4, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Last week, developer Double Damage announced Rebel Galaxy Outlaw, a prequel to the popular space-combat action game from 2015. Today, IGN has the very first gameplay trailer for Outlaw, which you can see above. Double Damage calls Outlaw “a blue-collar space combat adventure packed with outlaws, explosions, gleefully unrealistic spaceflight, and a hell of a soundtrack.” It is due out in Q1 2019. ABOVE: Watch the awesome animated reveal trailer for Rebel Galaxy Outlaw. If you’re not familiar with Rebel Galaxy, check out IGN’s review of the first game. Continue reading…Powered by WPeMatico

September 4, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

The International Olympic Committee is still unsure of whether esports have a place in the future Olympic landscape, and Thomas Bach, the IOC President, is clear that esports “promoting violence or discrimination” will not be accepted. The news came as Bach spoke with Associated Press reporters at the Asian Games this weekend, where esports featured for the first time, albeit as a demonstration sport (meaning that any medals achieved would not count towards a country’s final tally). Arena of Valor, Clash Royale, Hearthstone, League of Legends, Pro Evolution Soccer and StarCraft II all featured as tournaments. Continue reading…Powered by WPeMatico

September 4, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

It looks as though Noctis and co may be making their way to consoles in chibi form in the not too distant future. The UK PSN store is currently showing the icon for an HD console edition of the game, although attempting to purchase it results in an error message. Originally announced back at Gamescom 2017 and released earlier this year, Final Fantasy XV Pocket Edition is an abridged version of the console RPG designed specifically for mobile devices, retelling the original game’s story with chibified character designs and a more streamlined approach. Continue reading…Powered by WPeMatico

September 4, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Bungie has confirmed that although there will be new locations included as part of Destiny 2’s new Annual Pass, these will not include any new planets. The news comes courtesy of Polygon, who report on a recent Q&A with game director Steve Cotton and project lead Scott Taylor. During the session, the developers were asked whether the Annual Pass would feature new locations to visit, with Taylor confirming that there would be new places to visit but that these would be restricted to what the developers call “bubble” locations as opposed to new planets. Cotton affirmed that there will be…

September 4, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

A Sony executive has seemingly poured cold water on the idea of an upcoming cross-play solution. According to The Independent, Sony CEO Kenichiro Yoshida said during Germany’s IFA electronics convention, “On cross-platform, our way of thinking is always that PlayStation is the best place to play. Fortnite, I believe, partnered with PlayStation 4 is the best experience for users, that’s our belief.” “But actually, we already opened some games as cross-platform with PC and some others, so we decide based on what is the best user experience. That is our way of thinking for cross-platform.” Continue reading…Powered by WPeMatico