February 16, 2020 CuttingEdgeTech

Ubisoft has announced a new roadmap for Rainbow Six Siege, which covers the next two years of updates. The content plan includes 10 new operators, eight reworked maps, a new system to tackle player toxicity, a battle pass for every season, and a plethora of core gameplay tweaks. The plan, announced at the Six Invitational 2020, deviates from the traditional 12-month Siege roadmap typically outlined in February of each year. Instead, Ubisoft has opted for a 24-month plan that gradually shifts away from what players usually expect from each season. The key difference is that Siege will start to offer…

February 15, 2020 CuttingEdgeTech

Only released a few days ago on PlayStation 4, players are already hard at work designing their own creations in Media Molecule’s Dreams. One of the most impressive creations so far is a complete 3D recreation of Stardew Valley’s Pelican Town. Creator Tooshi, a YouTuber who produces a ton of Stardew Valley videos, shared the remake on Twitter, taking viewers on a quick tour of Pelican Town which features some of Stardew Valley’s most recognizable locations like Jojomart and Stardrop Saloon. Check out the trailer he created at the top of the page. The Dreams recreation is almost identical to…

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

Sony caused quite a stir this week, as reports emerged (originating with Bloomberg Tech) about the cost of the PlayStation 5. Not the price consumers will pay, but the price Sony is paying, which is reportedly $450 per machine. Consoles are typically loss leaders—meaning the manufacturers take a hit on hardware and make it up by taking a 30 percent cut of software sales—but even so, it’s hard to imagine the PlayStation 5 coming in at less than $500. Hell, it’s hard to imagine it costing less than $600.To read this article in full, please click herePowered by WPeMatico

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

Microsoft has scheduled a long-overdue refresh of the Surface Book and Surface Go lineup for this spring, according to a report, which also claims the Surface Book 3 and Surface Go 2 won’t deviate much from their current designs.According to Petri, the Surface Book 3’s focus, however, will migrate from “creators” to those who are working with artificial intelligence. Instead of offering Nvidia GeForce RTX designs with ray tracing, the 2-in-1’s internals will include Nvida Quadro cards, based on the Nvidia GTX 16xx series GPUs rather than the more advanced, and future-proofed, RTX GPUs. The Surface Book 3, then, will…

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…