The past week didn’t feature any groundbreaking news but it did bring some interesting ones nonetheless. Chief among them were the showcases of new gameplay footage for Tom Clancy’s XDefiant and Forza Horizon 5. Along with that, we got word that Dead Space is going the God of War route in regards to cinematics, Diablo 2 Resurrected beta details, and more.
Tom Clancy’s XDefiant new gameplay footage showcased
Imaginatively named Tom Clancy’s XDefiant is a free multiplayer first-person shooter from Ubisoft. The game was revealed in July and the company is now picking up the pace on marketing it and showing what it’s all about. First player testing began just last week and we got a good look at what the game’s going to play like via a 6-minute beta gameplay trailer.
In the beta, 10 maps and 5 game modes are available and players get to choose between a ‘Defiant’ from 4 different groups. The matches feature two teams of six players each duking it out in all-out warfare. In real free-to-play fashion, the game features tons of cosmetics for characters and weapons that will no doubt be purchasable with real cash. The gameplay does look promising although we’ll see how the game stacks up against the heavy competition.
Dead Space is going to be an extremely cinematic experience
2018. God of War was somewhat of a milestone in story presentation, featuring almost no cuts in following the adventures of Kratos and his son Atreus. While the original was also highly cinematic, the Dead Space remake is going to aim higher when it comes to story presentation and will also feature little to no camera cuts.
This was confirmed by the game’s creative director Roman Campos-Oriola. The team also reinforced the fact that they won’t be blindly following the original. Sure, the main story and the visual identity will be there but expect improvements and changes to the in-game systems that look and feel old when compared to modern games.
Take-Two Interactive remaking and/or remastering its older games
Take-Two Interactive has graced us with news that they plan on remaking or remastering three games from their extensive catalog. As you might know, Take-Two owns numerous juicy franchises, chief among them being Grand Theft Auto. While we can eliminate the Mafia franchise which got its refreshers last year, there are still numerous contenders to consider.
There’s the Civilization, Borderlands, Max Payne, Red Dead Redemption, and of, course the aforementioned GTA. The latter seems particularly enticing seeing as GTA 3 is celebrating its 20th anniversary while Vice City and San Andreas remain huge fan favorites.
New Forza Horizon 5 gameplay comes with a map reveal
The sequel to what is arguably the biggest arcade racer around is soon upon us. With that in mind, we are getting more and more information with each passing day. Just recently we got treated to the full map of Forza Horizon 5 and now we got to see much of it up close in an 11-minute gameplay video.
The video features numerous locations that once again showcase the absolute eye-candy visuals that are sure to be a huge draw for the game. The video also shows a bit of car modifying as the player turns regular ol’ Toyota Supra into an absolute beast. You can check the video out for yourself here.
Diablo 2 Resurrected Beta Details revealed
Diablo 2 Resurrected is right around the corner and things are heating up with its beta testing. The test itself comes in two flavors: early access beta testing for everyone who preordered the game and an open beta test right after. The beta will be available across all platforms except the Nintendo Switch.
As far as content goes, the beta will allow players to play through the first two chapters of the game without restrictions. PvE or PvP, they’ll be able to do this with five classes. The test will also be available for pre-load and the progress made in the beta won’t carry over into the full game.
Rocket League yeehaw’s into a new season
Rocket League just entered into a brand new, wild west themed season. The highlight of the season is the new Deadeye Canyon arena as well as the slew of new rewards included in the season pass. While that’s great and all, the new season brought about one significant change to the game’s casual mode.
Previously, you could exit any casual mode without any penalty and now you’ll have to vote to forfeit the match instead. If you still decide to quit the matches early, you’ll get banned from the mode for a certain amount of time. This change will bring the casual mode much closer to competitive and many players aren’t too happy about it. They reason that, with this change, casual mode lost its meaning and are calling for Psyonix to change it back. The company nevertheless remains adamant that this will improve the gameplay experience for all players going forward.