A reputable leaker with a largely solid track record claims that eye catching PlayStation exclusives are coming to PC in the near future.
In its first post in just over half a year, the CrazyLeaksOnATrain Twitter account jumped right back into the thick of things to claim that Bloodborne, an Uncharted collection (presumably Uncharted: The Nathan Drake collection, a remastered bundle of the series’ three PS3 games), Ghost of Tsushima, and God of War are heading to PC.
The account has claimed several times in the past that a Bloodborne PC version is on the way. The reputable leaker correctly predicted the Epic Games Store exclusive debut of Kingdom Hearts on PC, the Ninja Gaiden Trilogy remaster, and Nioh 2 getting a PC port (though their predicted release date was a few months off), among others.
PlayStation boss Jim Ryan confirmed last month that “a whole slate” of PlayStation games are headed to PC, starting with Days Gone some time this spring. If that slate includes the leaked lineup of games, PC players are going to throw a party.
The Diablo II Resurrected PC requirements have been revealed, and Blizzard has confirmed that the upcoming title will support mods.
Blizzard finally announced the highly-anticipated full remaster of the Diablo entry that changed the action-RPG genre back in 2000 – Diablo II Resurrected.
As listed by Blizzard on the game’s official Battle.net product page, PC players will need at least an Intel Core i3-3250 or AMD FX-4350 CPU and 8GB of memory alongside an NVIDIA GTX660/Radeon HD7850 to be able to play the game in 720p.
For folks that wants to play in 1080p resolution will require at least 16GB of RAM and Intel i5-9600K/AMD Ryzen 5 2600 CPU combined with an NVIDIA GTX 1060 or Radeon RX 5500 XT GPU. Below is the full official specifications.
OS: Windows® 10
CPU: Intel® Core i3-3250/AMD FX-4350
GPU: Nvidia GTX 660/AMD Radeon HD 7850
Memory: 8 GB RAM
Internet: Broadband Internet connection
Resolution: 1280 x 720 (720p)
OS: Windows® 10
CPU: Intel® Core i5-9600k/AMD Ryzen 5 2600
GPU: Nvidia GTX 1060/AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT
Memory: 16 GB RAM
Storage: 30 GB
Internet: Broadband Internet connection
Resolution: 1920 x 1080 (1080p)
In other Diablo II Resurrected news – Blizzard has also confirmed that the upcoming title will offer mod support in order to manipulate this hellish game. No further details about modding were released yet, but we’ll keep you posted..
📜 PC & CONSOLE CROSS-PROGRESSION
So Diablo has spread his reach from PCs to consoles and can now travel amongst them? They call it cross-progression, I call it the dark forces stalking you wherever you go. My bones ache with fear. pic.twitter.com/RcVfsn5DrO
While, some folks are finding it so difficult to get their hands on $500 Sony next-gen console, a YouTuber ZHC has been able to purchase the world’s biggest PS5 for a whopping $70,000. The best part? It’s a functioning console. Are you doubting? Ok then watch the video below (thanks to GamesRadar).
Standing 10-feet tall and weighing over 500 pounds, ZHC’s console has been certified as the world’s biggest PS5 by the Guinness World Records. ZHC and his friends apparently spent over a hundred hours just customizing the thing. While one may question the practicality of this PS5 beyond goofing off in short spurts with friends and family, we can’t deny that the customization looks pretty rad.
As far as the regular PS5s are concerned, the situation still looks pretty bleak for folks who haven’t been able to find one. Retailers continue to fall prey to scalpers and console manufacturers have said that they’re struggling to procure components amid worldwide shortages, leading to supply constraints. According to a report from Gamefok, United Kingdom will be restocking the PS5 by next week and don’t be so happy because the console shortages could continue throughout the year.
The next Mass Effect welcomes back a number of BioWare veterans onto the project, including the original art director, cinematic director, and narrative designer. The new Mass Effect trailer premiered during The Game Awards 2020, and while it doesn’t show its hand regarding the story or setting, it’s enough to revive long standing love for the series, video added below…
“We can’t wait to continue our adventure together – revisiting our favorite memories in the Mass Effect universe, and creating brand new ones!” said series director Casey Hudson in the announcement.
BioWare has got Derek Watts on board, who is the original art director for the series.
Oh, and lets not forget Derek Watts. Original Art Director for Mass Effect. He’s back too. Ready to rock.
That sleekness of a Star Trek set combined with the starkness of the Alien movies, you’ve got Derek to thank for that, and their input into the fifth game will not go unnoticed.
Parrish Ley has also returned, and they were the cinematic director on the three games.
Parrish was the cinematic director for the Mass Effect Trilogy. Many of the amazing moments you had were crafted from him and the team. Parrish decided to rejoin BioWare to bring this vision of a new Mass Effect to life. https://t.co/DxsuCqlAuR
Cue lots of moments where you go “ooo” and “aaa” when your ship cuts through the swirling darkness of storm clouds on an uninhabited (?) planet.
The next Mass Effect game (presumably Mass Effect 5) will benefit from Brenon Holmes’ “ingenuity” from his experience on the Mass Effect series, Dragon Age Origins and Inquisition, and even back to Baldur’s Gate 2.
Brenon is a veteran of 3 Mass Effect games. His ingenuity and work helps to bring amazing gameplay systems to the Mass Effect Universe. Brenon is one of many who want to bring you the game you deserve. As time goes on, you’ll get to know more of us. https://t.co/1jp3BJPGoQ
It was their brains that brought “amazing gameplay systems to the Mass Effect Universe,” so we’ll definitely be looking forward to a lot in the next game.
And, last but not least, Dusty Everman is back after departing the studio five years ago.
Dusty was one of the key people responsible for bringing the original Normandy to life. Dusty decided to rejoin BioWare to work on the next Mass Effect game. There are more like him. We’ve heard what Mass Effect means to you. https://t.co/8dfGPV17iS
Their vision of the Normandy ensured it would become an iconic ship in gaming, and in the sci-fi genre itself. All in all, it’s very exciting news for fans. affirmed that turbulent times are in the past.
A report from Kotaku revealed that the poor performance of Mass Effect Andromeda and Anthem caused the first iteration of the game to be binned not long into its production. “We were working towards something very cool, a hugely reactive game, smaller in scope than Dragon Age: Inquisition but much larger in player choice, followers, reactivity, and depth,” said an anonymous employee. “I’m sad that game will never get made.”
Battlefield 6 is set to release in 2021, and by all accounts it sounds like we’re in for the biggest and most ambitious Battlefield adventure.
According to a new rumour, the BF6 will move away from the historical focus of the previous two games and take us squarely in the middle of a modern conflict once again. Specifically, it sounds like a World War 3 scenario is on the cards.
William_Fichtner posted on Reddit, claiming that Battlefield 6 will take place during a NATO vs. Russia conflict in World War 3 They also suggest that War Stories will return as part of the campaign, and will “track several soldiers from different countries as the war rages in every corner of the world.”
“One will feature a US Army squad fending off a Russian attack in the suburbs of America,” they explain. “Another war story will feature a MI6 agent embedded in a rebel group in Eastern Europe, with the objective of stopping a Russian advance into NATO territory.”
The post also touches on “massive” 64 VS 64 multiplayer, which is something we’ve previously heard. Modes are said to include TDM, Domination, Conquest, Breakthrough and Grand Operations, with Grand Operations now taking place over the course of five days. They also touch on three large-scale maps, which apparently include an American suburbs setting, a European city, and a Russian forest.
EA recently shared a few concrete details about Battlefield 6 during an investors call. We learned that the next entry in the popular FPS series is coming to next-gen consoles by holiday 2021, which means we’ve got about a year to wait. It also looks like DICE will be sharing more details – which, presumably will include a first-look – in the spring.
Some folks are more amusing, like the one in which Cyberpunk 2077 players can’t get their characters to keep their massive hogs in their pants. You can customize the genitals for your character, V — you can choose to have a p*nis or a vag*na, with two different penis options and a size slider. For some players, the customizable genitalia are causing issues: Their p*nis just won’t stay in their pants.
Apparently, this is not only a problem for p*nises. Br*asts cannot be contained, either.
Clearly, this is a problem, unless there is something I don’t know and needs explanation. CD Projekt Red has not spoken publicly about the widespread launch problems.
Cyberpunk 2077 is out now on Google Stadia, PlayStation 4, Windows PC, and Xbox One. (It’s playable on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X, too — but an enhanced version specifically for those consoles is scheduled to be released in 2021.)
CD Projekt RED first announced the game back in 2012, but it wasn’t really until 2018 that we started to see the game in action and get a taste for just what it could be. Gameplay trailers promised a sprawling, thriving city the likes of which we’d never seen before, with a huge emphasis on player choice and freedom.
After the long delay and hyping, console fans was disappointed how the game runs on console.
CDPR was faced with a fanbase that was expecting a perfect game, but would also get incredibly annoyed at any further delays. In the end, Cyberpunk 2077 released after its third delay… and there are inevitably people now complaining that it wasn’t ready.
To be clear, Cyberpunk 2077 is a monster on high-end PCs and the first wave of reviews (all of which played the game on PC), had a lot of praise for the RPG. However, the game is now available on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles too, and this is where the majority of complaints have been levelled. Fans are running into countless bugs, pop-in, poor quality textures, and other such issues (while some fans is complaining that the game graphics looks like 2006 GTA Auto on PS4 & Xbox One) meanwhile, the game runs well on next-gen PS5 and Xbox Series X but graphics ain’t that impressive.
Grand Theft Auto fans, who have clearly been looking at Cyberpunk’s messy console release and have come to a conclusion: Rockstar should take as much time as it needs to develop/work on Grand Theft Auto VI to avoid experiencing such disappointment.
In a post entitled “After Playing Cyberpunk 2077, R* Should Take Its Sweet Time”, Reddit user ExoBoot describes CDPR’s console launch as a “mess”, and expresses hope that Rockstar doesn’t fall into the same issues. “I don’t care if GTA VI is coming out in 2024,” they wrote. “Just don’t be rushed and give us an amazing experience.”
Others in the thread were quick to agree. “Can all of you NOW finally stop bitching about R* being so quiet? They’re doing us a favor,” said one user. Another pointed out that maybe it’s better not to announce a game eight years before release – although of course we all know that GTA VI is coming, regardless of the fact it hasn’t been officially announced yet.
“Rockstar are the masters of not rushing though,” one commenter assured the rest of the thread. “RDR2 took what, 8 years of development? and it released in a pretty damn good state.
“I still maintain that no matter what patches upgrades CDPR do, RDR2 will always look better than Cyberpunk. I’ve played about 10 hours and boy it’s an amazing world and story but golly the graphics are abysmal, RDR2 had it all amazing story, amazing world and amazing graphics.”
A new study conducted at one of the UK’s foremost universities has concluded that the playing of video games could be beneficial to an individual’s mental health.
The Oxford University study – headed by lead author Professor Andrew Przybylski – states that playing games can be good for your wellbeing and mental health. The study focused on games such as Animal Crossing: New Horizons and Plants vs Zombies: Battle for Neighborville, and its findings are based on 3,274 participants. They add that the study reveals “much-needed evidence to policymakers on the link between play and mental health”.
Przbylski said, as previously reported by Sky News: “Play can be an activity that relates positively to people’s mental health – and regulating video games could withhold those benefits from players.”
The study discovered that the social side of games like New Horizons contributed positively to players’ wellbeing. Of course, the games used in this study are both pretty chilled experiences; but I know plenty of folk who blow off steam with shooters, or use sports games to socialise with pals they can’t see in real life, right now. With some 2.7 billion people regularly playing video games worldwide.
Cyberpunk 2077 came out today for all platforms. The game is now confirmed to run at an unlocked frame rate on next-gen consoles but suffers as a result.
The game supports the PS4 Pro and Xbox One X in addition to the new generation consoles: PS5 and Xbox Series. There is a strange technical limitation placed on almost every platform. In the case of the PS4 and PS4 Pro, the game targets 30 FPS but fails to achieve this target especially when roaming around in the Night City.
Meanwhile, the Xbox One and Xbox One X, the performance is beyond terrible, especially on the original Xbox One. The game is seen running at a frame rate as low as 15 FPS and even on the powerful Xbox One X, it fails to hold a steady 30 FPS. CD Projekt Red has already confirmed that the day one patch which is out now is the real deal and there likely isn’t a further update, at least for this week.
This offers a toggle between a stable 30 FPS at a higher resolution on the Xbox Series X and an unlocked 60 FPS with a lower resolution that appears to run at dynamic 4K on both PS5 and Xbox Series X.
The performance of the game on the PS5 is inconsistent with the frame rate struggling to hold 60 FPS and there is no way to lock it at 30, unlike the Xbox Series X. As a result, the controller response is all over the place which is crucial for a game like Cyberpunk 2077.
There is no clear winner in this race here, but we have to give the edge to the Xbox Series X for offering a locked 30 FPS option compared to no choice for the PS5. It does lead to a slightly better controller response because the frame rate is steady in this mode.
But hey, It’s the game launch day, so there is a good chance that CD Projekt Red will work on the performance issues on all platforms in the coming weeks.