September 18, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

With the discussion of PlayStation 4’s lack of cross-play for games like Fortnite, Minecraft, and more bubbling up in recent months, one industry executive now says it’s only a matter of time until cross-platform play is more universal. GameSpot reports Take-Two Interactive CEO Strauss Zelnick recently spoke of a fully cross-platform future during last week’s Goldman Sachs Communacopia Conference. Zelnick stated Microsoft is “basically already there” when it comes to cross-platform, but he thinks this is just the beginning of a shift away from walled gardens. Continue reading…Powered by WPeMatico

September 18, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Bandai Namco has officially confirmed that Goku’s Super Saiyan Blue form will be featured in the upcoming Jump Force fighting game. Revealed on the official Bandai Namco Twitter account, Dragon Ball’s Goku will appear in his blue SSGSS (Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan) form. Though unconfirmed, it’s likely that Goku Super Saiyan Blue will simply be a powered up version of the Goku fighter, and not a separate fighter on the roster. S-S-G-S-S #JUMPFORCE pic.twitter.com/qTELhJJePE Continue reading…Powered by WPeMatico

September 18, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Blizzard announced today that it’s putting development of Hearthstone: Heroes of WarCraft’s tournament mode, which Blizzard had previously planned to release this year, “on hold.” According to Blizzard, the company felt the tournament functionality it was creating would only appeal to a small audience of players. But the publisher still sees tournaments as “an important part” of expanding Hearthstone’s social features. “Tournaments can serve many different audiences, but the implementation we’d arrived at catered to a very specific audience of players. Instead of broadening Hearthstone with an exciting new way to play, it felt ‘tacked on,'” reads a post on Hearthstone’s website…

September 18, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

CD Projekt Red has announced that Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales, the standalone single-player campaign for GWENT: The Witcher Card Game, will be released on PC via GOG.com on October 23, 2018, and for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on December 4, 2018. Thronebreaker “combines narrative-driven exploration with unique puzzles and card mechanics” and is set to be a 30-hour RPG set in the world of GWENT and The Witcher. It was originally expected to be released last year, but due to the size and scope of what the team was creating, CD Projekt decided to release it as a standalone…

September 18, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

World of Warships has just celebrated its third-year anniversary, and it’s come a long way since it’s 2015 debut. Over 28 million registered users, a development team that has grown from 40 members in the beginning to more than 300, and a raft of new modes and monthly content supply drops have collectively ensured that the free-to-play naval combat game is healthier and more fully featured today than it’s ever been. But the team at Wargaming’s Lesta Studio in St Petersburg, Russia, are currently prepping two major additions that could fundamentally reshape the World of Warships experience as fans know…

September 18, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Square Enix has revealed the box art for Kingdom Hearts 3, designed by series director Tetsuya Nomura. The cover art for Kingdom Hearts 3 has been unveiled ahead of its release early next year, over on the game’s official Twitter account. The artwork, created by Kingdom Hearts series director, Tetsuya Nomura, features a handful of iconic characters from the games, including Xion from 358/2 Days, whose presence has provided the basis for a quips from fans. Continue reading…Powered by WPeMatico

September 18, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Microsoft and 343 Industries are planning to include microtransactions in Halo Infinite and some sort of anti-cheating tech in the PC version, according to a pair of job listings first spotted by GameSpot. The first job posting is for an Online Experience Design Director who will oversee microtransactions as well as in-game and “out-of-game” progression. 343 is looking for someone who will put “the player first,” while encouraging “players to return again and again with their friends.” Halo Infinite will allow players to “express their passion” for Halo, which includes but is “not limited to” the aforementioned microtransactions. Continue reading…Powered by…