July 2, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Fallout 76 won’t feature cross-play because of Sony, Todd Howard confirmed. In an interview with GameStar, Howard was asked why the upcoming online Fallout title won’t feature cross-platform play, and it’s because Sony is “not as helpful as everyone would like.” “We would love to have that, but currently this isn’t possible,” Howard said. Currently, cross-play between PS4 and other consoles, most notably Switch and Xbox One, isn’t possible. If you had created your Epic Games account on PS4 to play Fortnite, the account can’t be used on other consoles. Continue reading…Powered by WPeMatico

July 1, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

The open-world genre – if you can even call it a genre, given how, well, open that descriptor is – continues to evolve and go from strength to strength, giving gamers around the world massive sandboxes to play in and stories to discover. I’ve always played a lot of open-world games, and lately I’ve been thinking about the things my favourite games of this type have in common. Have a read, then let me know what you think the best open-world games have in common in the comments. You Construct Your Own Stories One of the most obvious trends we’ve…

June 30, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

The countdown is over and the rocket has launched, ending Fortnite’s first one-time event. As expected, the rocket launched from the evil lair and headed straight up into the sky. Soon after, a red laser touched down on Tilted Towers and the rocket returned to supposedly destroy the infamous town. Just before impact, the rocket hit what looked liked an invisible shield. The rocket vanished and reappeared a little distance away where it began to move out of control. At the end, the rocket shot back up where it tore a large rip in the sky. So what changed? For…

June 29, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

When Overwatch’s 28th hero was revealed to be a hamster in a spherical, robotic killing machine, some people genuinely thought it was a joke. But this fuzzy-faced friend is very real, and after spending some time trying him out on the PTR, may stand as one of my favorite Overwatch heroes to date. His ability to roll around the map and then shoot out a grappling hook to start swinging through the air feels completely unique within Overwatch’s roster. It’s wildly different from the Pharah’s flying, D.Va’s jets, and even Widowmaker’s own hook despite the visual similarities. Frankly, it’s hard…

June 29, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

All in all, Call of Duty: WW2’s United Front DLC feels experimental and exciting in some ways, while safer and dull in others. The changes to the Zombies mode dramatically shake up the formula and make it a high point worth visiting, but otherwise, the mostly underwhelming new maps aren’t breaking any new ground. When I first played Call of Duty: WW2 at release, it felt like a bizarre omission to not visit Stalingrad as a multiplayer destination. Over the years I feel like I’ve fought battles on that field countless times, because as the largest conflict to take place…

June 29, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

After teasing Star Wars Battlefront II Clone Wars DLC at the EA Play 2018 press conference, EA has released a more expansive roadmap of Battlefront II’s future through the end of the year. Much of the future updates include Clone Wars content teased during E3. Starting in July, Star Wars Battlefront II will feature a new Hero Starfighters mode that pits two team of four players against one another in the cockpits of famous Star Wars ships, like the Millennium Falcon or Poe Dameron’s T70 X-wing. Continue reading…Powered by WPeMatico

June 29, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Of the nearly 150 hours I have in Rise of the Tomb Raider, I spent plenty of them jumping off ledges, investigating corners, staring up at empty ceilings, and trying to get just the right angle to peek into a crack in a room to find the next obscurely hidden collectible. Exploration and all the challenges area that came with it were a great post-game activity in Rise of the Tomb Raider – that is, until exploration eventually became tedious and I realized how bloated Rise was with collectibles and other extra tasks. Shadow of the Tomb Raider touts a…