January 30, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Update: SEGA PR and social media manager Aaron Webber has come forward to shoot down the recent rumors that a new entry in its kart racing series is on the way. “Hi guys – saw rumors floating today about another SART game. Just wanted to confirm it’s not a thing,” Webber said in a post on Twitter. Original story follows: A leaked internal presentation suggests that Sumo Digital has a new karting game in development. Could it be another Sonic & SEGA All-Stars? Slides from the presentation were posted on ResetEra  after the link to the original was removed. As well as the karting…

January 30, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Electronic Arts has confirmed previous reports that BioWare’s upcoming game Anthem has been delayed to 2019, and in its place a new Battlefield game will debut this fall. EA officially confirmed Anthem will release in Q1 2019, or Q4 of its 2019 fiscal year, during the company’s Q3 earnings call today. However, EA denied to The Wall Street Journal that the delay was due to the game’s development being behind schedule, as reported in a previous Kotaku piece. Instead, the 2019 release is, according to WSJ, a factor of EA’s decision to release a new Battlefield game this October. Continue…

January 30, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

The latest Overwatch patch sees a nerf for two of the game’s popular heroes across all platforms. The patch notes for the update detail changes to Junkrat and Mercy, which had been previously available for PC on the Public Test Realm server. Overwatch’s most-played hero Mercy is no stranger to changes after having her ultimate completely reworked last year to change her Resurrect into a secondary ability. Last November we saw more attempts to balance the mechanic and now this latest patch nerfs her new ultimate ability Valkyrie. Continue reading…Powered by WPeMatico

January 30, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

14 games are being released on PlayStation platforms this week, including Dissidia Final Fantasy NT and EA Sports UFC 3. Check out the week’s releases, including platforms and release dates, as well as official descriptions as provided by the PS Blog’s The Drop, in the gallery below, and stay tuned to IGN for reviews of some of this week’s titles. Briks 2 (Available on PS4 on Jan. 30) Cold Iron (Available on PSVR on Jan. 30) Continue reading…Powered by WPeMatico

January 30, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Minecraft’s Xbox characters are finally coming to the Switch and Wii U versions of the game. The popular skin pack will bring a plethora of Xbox exclusive character skins to the Nintendo platforms. The latest update on Minecraft’s official site details that the character skins include Master Chief, Banjo, Cole Train, ‘Splosion Man, heroes from the Fable series, and more, all ready for their first trip to Nintendo consoles. Continue reading…Powered by WPeMatico

January 30, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Killer Instinct developer Iron Galaxy has confirmed that Extinction will be released on April 10. Iron Galaxy announced their new title Extinction last year. Described as God of War meets Shadow of the Colossus (by us), the combat is fast-paced and oriented around combos, while the story will have you take down giant ogres that are menacing walled towns, much like Attack on Titan. Continue reading…Powered by WPeMatico

January 30, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

In one moment, I see a field of empty grass; the next, I’m looking at a thriving elven village with blocks of cozy shops sprawling over a sea of cobblestones. Rome may not have been built in a day, but this joint went up in a fraction of a second. Steven Sharif, creative director for the upcoming Kickstarter-funded MMORPG Ashes of Creation, warns me this kind of growth should normally take days. Through developer magic, he and lead designer Jeffrey Bard are showing me the way the game’s various invisible “nodes” can transform into entire cities based on heavy player…

January 30, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Square Enix has made a number of improvements to Project Octopath Traveler following its September demo. The company released a video, which you can watch below, detailing all of the changes made to the game in response to the feedback survey for the demo, which has been downloaded over a million times. Square Enix has made changes to map traversal, the game’s user interface, the battle system, and more. Players can now run automatically by pushing the analog stick all the way, and you can run even faster by also holding down the B button on the Nintendo Switch Joy-Con controllers. However, running…

January 30, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

We’ve got a sneak peek at a new card coming to The Elder Scrolls: Legends. Tullius’ Conscription is an Epic Neutral Action with the following text: “Summon one of each creature from your deck that costs 2 or less.” You can see it in the video above, or just below: Tullius’ Conscription is one of 12 new promotional cards to be added on January 31 as part of the Forgotten Hero Collection. It will have three unique legendaries card, three epics, and six rares and cost either $10 or 1500 Gold. Purchasing the Forgotten Hero Collection will get one copy…

January 30, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

thatgamecompany co-founder Jenova Chen talks about his fascinating game development career, from growing up as a gamer in China to what it took to create Journey, as well as his quest to bring games to more people, his new project Sky, and more! Check out the video above for the entire interview! If you’d rather listen than watch, here’s an audio-only download link of the full episode. Here is a preview clip, with Chen explaining how his personal and professional struggles inspired Journey’s final sequence: And if you missed it, here’s the last episode of Unfiltered, in which former FASA Studio head…