February 15, 2020 CuttingEdgeTech

Ubisoft has announced Operation Void Edge, the first season of Rainbow Six Siege Year 5. As is tradition, the season adds DLC in the form of two new Operators – Iana and Oryx – a map rework, and a few tweaks to keep the game balanced. Unlike Siege’s previous operation, which introduced new Operators designed to be fresh alternatives to pre-existing roles, Operation Void Edge’s characters bring wholly new gameplay elements to Rainbow Six. In short: controllable decoy scout holograms and the ability to leap through walls and hatches. First up is Iana, who is perhaps Siege’s most sci-fi attacker…

February 15, 2020 CuttingEdgeTech

I’ve been developing video games as a career for the past 11 years, working on well-known franchises like Total War and Sniper Elite, to more niche games like Girl’s Life: Sleepover Party and PDC World Championship Darts. Most of my career was spent working in AAA as the Lead Technical Artist on fantasy epics Total War: Warhammer and Total War: Warhammer II, then as Technical Art Director on Total War: Three Kingdoms. As of late 2018, I work at Teazelcat Games, the independent studio I founded to create narrative games exploring the kinds of gameplay and stories I wasn’t able…

February 15, 2020 CuttingEdgeTech

Remedy Entertainment has hinted at the possibility of more projects set in the world of Control, saying “this is just the start” of its work in the weird, wild setting. Speaking to IGN at D.I.C.E. 2020, Remedy communications director Thomas Puha addressed whether the development team wanted to continue creating projects set in the world of Control now that the game has been released: “A lot of [our recent work] was about getting Remedy into a position where we can create Control, and we can hopefully keep making more Control. So yeah, absolutely – and especially with all the love…

February 14, 2020 CuttingEdgeTech

While the Pokemon Sword and Shield video games came out last year, cards featuring new Pokemon from the Galar region are just now hitting the Pokemon TCG. The new Sword and Shield expansion is on sale now and the cards become tournament legal on February 21, and coming with this are a lot of important changes for the game. Every time a new Generation hits the TCG it may as well signal the start of a new era for the game, as that is traditionally when new mechanics and card-types are introduced, and Sword and Shield is no different. We’re…

February 14, 2020 CuttingEdgeTech

It seems that Remedy Entertainment has a few more tricks up its sleeve, including a new, as-of-yet unannounced game. According to the company’s most recent financial report, the Control developers are working on several projects at varying stages of completion. One of which is nearing release: an expansion for Control, titled The Foundation, is set to launch on March 26, with another expansion later in the year (which may tie into Remedy’s Alan Wake series). The second is the single-player portion of CrossfireX, the sequel to the 2007 mutliplayer shooter from Smilegate, who is developing the multiplayer aspect of the…

February 14, 2020 CuttingEdgeTech

Marvel’s Avengers may have been pushed back to September, but we potentially just learned a whole lot of new details about it – including a major villain – thanks to what is seemingly its full Xbox One achievement list. The list was posted on Exophase, but has not been confirmed as authentic by Square Enix as of yet. It’s worth nothing that Exophase does typically post accurate achievement lists ahead of game launches, though this is noticeably much earlier than usual. Spoiler warning! From here on out we are going to dig into the details of what’s on this list, including…

February 14, 2020 CuttingEdgeTech

Warning! Spoilers ahead for Netflix’s The Witcher. This article also mentions storylines from The Witcher novels and game series. [ignvideo url=”https://www.ign.com/videos/2019/12/27/the-witcher-season-1-review”] [poilib element=”accentDivider”] Netflix’s The Witcher is reportedly set to feature two new witchers, Lambert and Coën, in the upcoming second season of the fantasy drama. Redanian Intelligence reports that Lambert will be played by Peaky Blinders actor Paul Bullion, while Strike Back star Yasen Atour will be stepping up to portray Coën. It is expected that these two characters will join Henry Cavill’s Geralt of Rivia for three episodes. [ignvideo url=”https://www.ign.com/videos/2019/12/20/the-witcher-game-vs-netflix-scene-comparison”] Lambert should be a familiar name to fans of CD Projekt Red’s Witcher video game…

February 14, 2020 CuttingEdgeTech

New details have leaked for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare’s rumored battle royale mode called Warzone, including that there will be a version of Apex Legends’ “ping” system. As reported by GameSpot, Twitter user @CaptainBadfoot claimed they were playing the latest Call of Duty on the new Rust map when they were randomly put into this new Warzone lobby, complete with a “training” mode and other menus that hint at what’s to come. Some of @CaptainBadfoot’s tweets are no longer live, but a video from Warzone reportedly including the previously mentioned “ping” feature from Apex Legends. There were also screens…

February 14, 2020 CuttingEdgeTech

Devil May Cry 3: Special Edition on Nintendo Switch will have a completely new and exclusive co-op mode. Capcom has spent the past few weeks announcing the three new features it’s added to the Switch version of Devil May Cry 3. Now the third one has been revealed and it’s local co-op for the game’s Bloody Palace mode. The time has come… for the reveal of the final addition to #DevilMayCry 3 Special Edition for #NintendoSwitch! Here’s producer Matt Walker (@retrootoko) again with the news: pic.twitter.com/Qj16uVW1oO — Devil May Cry (@DevilMayCry) February 13, 2020   The co-op will work with…