June 15, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Cyberpunk 2077, the upcoming game by Polish developer CD Projekt Red, will have more diverse romance options than the studio’s previous game The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. In an interview with Game Informer, quest designer Patrick Mills confirmed that romance options for protagonist V will far exceed those that Geralt had available to him in The Witcher 3. Because players can choose V’s gender and background, a whole host of options will open up that weren’t available to Geralt, whose gender and sexuality were previously set by the books the game series is based on. Continue reading…Powered by WPeMatico

June 14, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Bethesda didn’t show off any new Fallout 76 gameplay on the E3 2018 show floor, but it did have an elaborate booth for attendees to see what it’s like to be in Vault 76 on Reclamation Day. In this experience, attendees were given party hats, party blowers, a creepy Vault Boy mask, and a bottle of the Nuka Cola Quantum before getting some final instruction before leaving the “vault.” Actors played the part of Vault-Tec employees and tested us dwellers on our survival knowledge and problem-solving skills with short puzzles. They also reminded us constantly to try not to die. Check…

June 14, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Cyberpunk 2077 may look incredible, and the next generation of consoles may be coming as soon as 2020, but you probably won’t need new hardware to play the highly anticipated RPG. In fact, CD Projekt Red is targeting a current-gen release. “I’ve heard a number of people say that,” Quest Designer Patrick Mills told Game Informer at E3 today when asked if Cyberpunk might be a next-gen game. “The current console generation is what we’re aiming for. We are aiming for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and of course PC as well.” Continue reading…Powered by WPeMatico

June 14, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Square Enix’s Final Fantasy 7 Remake was one of the biggest no-shows at E3 2018, and it may still be a long ways off from release. But Tetsuya Nomura today gave fans a sliver of hope, stating that the remake has at least moved past the conceptual stage and into full development. Nomura told IGN during an E3 interview that Final Fantasy 7 Remake is being developed “in parallel,” to Kingdom Hearts 3, which he’s also directing. The director added that he’s putting a full effort into Final Fantasy 7 Remake – when he’s not working on Kingdom Hearts 3,…

June 14, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Actor and HitRECord director Joseph Gordon-Levitt responded Thursday to criticism of his company for utilizing “spec work” in its partnership with Ubisoft. “Honestly, this concern was sorta painful to hear,” Gordon-Levitt wrote in a post on Medium. “It’s not at all how I think of our community’s creative process. I do think that part of this disconnect is simple misinformation.” During Ubisoft’s E3 2018 press conference, Gordon-Levitt announced that HitRECord and Ubisoft are partnering to collaborate on in-game art assets and “pirate radio” music for Beyond Good & Evil 2, the first time HitRECord has contributed to a video game….

June 14, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

The Entertainment Software Association has announced the dates for next year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo. E3 2019 will take place from June 11-13 at the Los Angeles Convention Center, the ESA announced today. This year’s expo comes to a close today after drawing in more than 69,200 attendees who saw over 200 exhibitors, 85 of which were showing at E3 for the first time. ESA President and CEO Michael D. Gallagher called E3 2018 “an enormous success that “reinforced the cultural prominence of video games for a global audience.” Cyberpunk 2077 has been one of the most-talked about games at this…

June 14, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

My Friend Pedro is a gun-fu ballet 2D action-platformer in which a talking banana assists a man with glowing eyes in the mass execution of, from what I’ve seen so far, geriatric gangsters. Are you having trouble visualising what that might actually mean? Yeah, I thought as much, so I brought some gifs. The problem for your humble video game writer is that the sheer, beautiful excess of My Friend Pedro is extremely hard to put into words. It’s a game that presents you with all the tools to do incredible things almost immediately, and turns its snaking levels into…

June 14, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Through Nintendo’s E3 2018 Direct did include several surprise announcements and details, the company has seen some leaks of first-and third-party titles in recent months. With the proliferation of them, it’s something Nintendo is disappointed in, as the company is disappointed in, especially as it endeavors to expand and deepen its relationships for the Nintendo Switch. Speaking to IGN at E3 2018, Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime discussed Nintendo’s love of surprising fans, but admitted the advances of phones — and everyone having their own camera — has made that more difficult to preserve. This has been evident with…

June 14, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Halfway through my interview  with Hidetaka Miyazaki, a panel in the Sony booth fell to the floor and crashed to the ground. It ripped some wiring from the wall, so the lights went out. We continued the interview in the dark. It was a fitting second phase for the creator of the Souls series. But we weren’t there to talk about Souls. We were there to talk about Déraciné,  FromSoftware’s new VR title, that suffered from unfair obscurity due to the fact it was was announced after Sony’s press conference. But I’ve played it, it’s real, and it’s beautiful. “Déraciné is…