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Hello Games is quietly working on a huge new game
No Man’s Sky is definitely a shining example of a game that did a complete 360. From being universally panned at release to one of the most feature-rich space-exploration games out there. Hello Games have really shown their dedication to improving their game, thus proving they are a capable and hard-working studio with a bright future ahead of them. To further cement that fact, the studio will apply the lessons learned with No Man’s Sky to their new, upcoming game. Thus, this mysterious project will remain mysterious right up until its launch so as to not overhype it too much as they did with No Man’s Sky. The only detail Sean Murray cared to reveal is that game will be similarly huge in terms of scope like their previous game. Whether that entails a healthy dose of procedural generation or a hand-crafted world remains to be seen. Hopefully, they take their time and wow us with something unique that won’t be a simple shell of a game at launch. For more details on this announcement, check out our original news coverage.
Baldur’s Gate 3 will be a full-priced Early Access game
Sure, Baldur’s Gate is a big thing but we aren’t sure it’s big enough to be sold at a full price even in early access. The developers of the game – Larian Studios justify this decision by saying that Baldur’s Gate 3 will be a much much larger game than Divinity: Original Sin 2. Their team has doubled since that game and their budget is substantially larger which will result in a mechanically and narratively deeper game that will require a lot of time to finish. They add that players should consider Early Access of the game like a playable pre-order and that they’ll use it to make the game better through feedback from the fans. It’s an interesting take on the development process which will hopefully result in a much better game. For the full explanation from Larian and more info on Baldur’s Gate 3, check out our original news coverage.
Ubisoft Gods & Monsters has a new name and a possible release date
Ubisoft’s upcoming Gods & Monsters has gone through a name change and is now called Immortals: Fenyx Rising. I really liked the original title as it was short and straight to the point while the new one makes it sound like a mobile game. Nevertheless, along with the name change, we got some details as to what the game will be all about and possible release date. Players will take on the role of a new demigod named Fenyx who’ll have to save the Greek gods. In typical Ubisoft fashion, the game will feature a large open world divided into different areas inspired by different gods of Greek mythology. The protagonist will wield numerous magical powers against famous mythological beasts and figures. Thanks to another Microsoft Store mishap, we also know a possible release date for the game being December 3. More information will be revealed during the upcoming Ubisoft Forward but until then, check out our original news coverage for more information.
Super Mario 64, Sunshine & Galaxy remasters are coming soon
Nintendo just finished celebrating Super Mario Bros.35th Anniversary and confirmed a whole slew of awesome remasters coming to the Nintendo Switch. They’ll come in the form of a collection titled Super Mario 3D All-Stars and will feature higher resolution, smoother-performing versions of Super Mario 64, Super Mario Sunshine and Super Mario Galaxy. The release does come with a heavily criticized drawback in that the collection will have an extremely limited release, both in terms of physical copies and the time it will be available on the digital storefront. So mark your calendars, because if you don’t purchase it by the end of March 2021 – you’ll probably never get the chance again. For the full trailer and more information on the remasters, be sure to check out our original news coverage.
EA will try to salvage Madden NFL 21 with numerous updates
Madden NFL 21 recently released and became one of the worst user-reviewed game over on Metacritic. While we don’t think there’s much EA can do to make the game much better, they promise they will try. They plan to devote most of their attention to the game’s franchise mode and improve it through a series of updates. These include implementation and improvements to the x-factor/superstar ability customization, player card career stats UI, dev trait regression tuning, and the playoff bracket. The publisher is already swarmed with “too little, too late” comments and it’s really sad that a fan outcry of this proportion was necessary in order for them to implement something the fans have been asking for a really long time. The general consensus is that the license should go to another developer who’ll finally innovate and make Madden into something more than a yearly cash grab. For more information on the game and the upcoming updates, check out our original news coverage.
Witcher 3 will be available for the next-generation of consoles
Being one of the best games of the decade, it’s no wonder CD Projekt Red is looking to bring The Witcher 3 to the next generation of hardware. According to the developer, the game will be available on both the PS5 and the Xbox Series X with “a range of visual and technical improvements — including ray tracing and faster loading times — across the base game, both expansions, and all extra content.” It’s definitely great news for the two people that never played the game when it originally released as well as those looking to have another go at this amazing RPG. While no release date has been given, CDPR could ride the wave of popularity of Cyberpunk 2077 and release it at the tail end of this year. Fingers crossed. For more information on The Witcher 3 coming to PS5 and Xbox Series X, check out our original news coverage.