January 20, 2021 CuttingEdgeTech

Sony Santa Monica’s unannounced second project looks like it’s still in the works, according to a job listing for an Art Director position at the studio. A tweet from the official Sony Santa Monica account (below) notes that the studio is “seeking an experienced Art Director for the development of a new unannounced title”. There’s not much else to go on in the job listing itself, beyond the fact that it’s aiming to be a “genre-defining” game, and that it will involve “characters and creatures”. HOT JOB: ART DIRECTOR We are seeking an experienced Art Director for the development of a…

January 19, 2021 CuttingEdgeTech

The new Lucasfilm Games publishing umbrella once again dominates our conversation this week, as the first new non-EA Star Wars game in a decade gets announced. We discuss Ubisoft and Massive’s upcoming open-world Star Wars adventure, including what it might be, what we hope it is and isn’t, what it means for The Division, and more. Plus: Ninja Gaiden’s creator would be “honored” to work with Microsoft again, and more! Subscribe on any of your favorite podcast feeds, or grab an MP3 download of this week’s episode. For more awesome content, check out the latest episode of IGN Unfiltered, featuring an interview…

January 19, 2021 CuttingEdgeTech

Guerrilla announced on Tuesday that they will release patches for Horizon Zero Dawn on PC at a slower rate as they work on the game’s sequel. In a post on Guerrilla’s website, Guerrilla announced that Patch 1.10 is now live for Horizon Zero Dawn Complete Edition on PC, which “introduces crash fixes and performance improvements.” Guerrilla also said that more updates will come to the PC version, but more focus is going towards Horizon Forbidden West. “As our team continues development on our upcoming title Horizon Forbidden West, we are shifting to less frequent updates for Horizon Zero Dawn Complete…

January 19, 2021 CuttingEdgeTech

Hacker Mike Choi, who you might know as the engineer and co-designer of the Nintendo Flip Grip, revealed his latest unofficial Nintendo peripheral last week, complete with its own Nintendo Direct-style reveal. It’s called the Labo Fit Adventure Kart. The Labo Fit Adventure Kart is a multi-part invention that combines the Ring Fit Adventure Ring-Con, Nintendo Labo-inspired cutouts, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, and an exercise bike, into a single workout game hybrid. The basic mechanic of the Labo Fit Adventure Kart is that the pedaling on the exercise bike will accelerate your kart in-game, while items and directional controls are…

January 19, 2021 CuttingEdgeTech

The Hearthstone team today revealed the game’s first “mini-set” – The Darkmoon Races, which is a collection of 35 brand new cards that will be hitting the game on January 21 in NA (January 22 in Asia Pacific). Typically, the Hearthstone team releases three large sets of cards each year, with balance adjustments and special events in-between to help keep the game feeling fresh, so this mid-meta card injection represents a fresh approach. The cards feature mechanics from all three sets released during the Year of the Phoenix – Ashes of Outland, Scholomance Academy and Madness at the Darkmoon Faire…

January 19, 2021 CuttingEdgeTech

Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town will release exclusively for Nintendo Switch on March 23. The farm life sim will be available in two different editions, one of which includes a buffalo plushie that’s so adorable it may sway your purchasing decision. It’s up for preorder now at a number of retailers (see it at Amazon). Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town Premium Edition Get it at Amazon – $59.99 Get it at Best Buy – $59.99 Get it at GameStop – $59.99 The premium edition of Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town comes with the game,…

January 19, 2021 CuttingEdgeTech

Multiplayer survival game Rust has skyrocketed in popularity recently, which has seen a load of huge Twitch streamers return to it. That’s led to the streaming platform teaming up with Rust for a selection of Twitch Drops. Rust Twitch drops are sets of in-game gear, which you can unlock after linking your Steam account and your Twitch account. [widget path=”global/article/imagegallery” parameters=”albumSlug=all-rust-twitch-drops&captions=true”] How to Unlock Rust Twitch Drops First, you’ll need to link your Steam account and Twitch account. To do this, go to the Twitch Connections page, and click “Connect” in the Steam section. From here, enter your Steam login details…

January 19, 2021 CuttingEdgeTech

Fortnite’s next collaboration brings in the world of Soccer to the battle royale game, and it includes a partnership with the soccer legend Pelé and outfits from some of the biggest clubs in the world. While the Kickoff Set of club outfits and Pelé’s Air Punch Emote will be available to everyone on January 23, players will be able to participate in the Pelé Cup on January 20 for a chance to win both Pelé’s emote and the Kickoff Set for free. Top scorers will also have a chance to win a customized signed shirt. [ignvideo url=”https://www.ign.com/videos/2021/01/19/fortnite-pel-air-punch-emote-trailer”] Much like the…