The latest The Division State of the Game Broadcast has just wrapped up with a frank discussion of a game needing attention. Rather than release the next DLC, Ubisoft and the development team will spend the next couple of months working on hotfixes to address the most pressing issues, and that v1.4, rather than being the Survival DLC, will be a patch dedicated to addressing larger, more encompassing bugs in the game.
My.com has sent out a brand new trailer for Revelation Online that spotlights the Vanguard class, complete with game play action. Most notably, however, My.com also announced that the first round of beta testing will kick off in October and that Founders' Packs will come in a trio of varieties including Explorer (17.99), Founder (59.99) and Deluxe (89.99). Each will include closed beta access.
Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV is basically a 2 hour story trailer for the upcoming long-wanted Final Fantasy XV video game. We also all remember the last time Final Fantasy was a movie... and it didn't go well. Leading up to the release of Final Fantasy XV, Square Enix created a full length feature film set in the new universe, and well, frankly... it's pretty good.
With National Golf Month in "full swing" (haha!), Winning Putt players are scoring some nifty rewards through game play. Each day logging in sees players getting hold of items to assist in their game. The more days logged in, the better the prizes.
The World of Warcraft team traveled to Taiwan to create a massive piece of street art featuring Legion's signature character, Illidan. The video below shows the huge piece from creation through its nighttime debut as a glow-in-the-dark figure. It's awesome! Check it out!
Of Kings & Men, a collaborative effort between Green Man Gaming, Northern Ireland Screen and Donkey Crew, has been released on Steam Early Access. The game features medieval game play and combat with battles between up to two hundred players at once. Of Kings & Men has been developed using Donkey Crew's proprietary 'bespoke' engine.
Edge Case Games has announced that Fractured Space will be emerging from Early Access and straight into beta beginning September 15, 2016. More information about the beta launch will be provided during next weekend's PAX West in Seattle.
The Black Desert Online forum has been updated with a new post about the forthcoming release window for all class Awakenings. The first, the Warrior, will take place on August 31st, followed by the Sorceress two weeks later. The interval between will allow the development team to address any potential balance issues and to ensure that updates fire off without a hitch.
Conflicting information about the Dark & Light revenue model has emerged. 2P.com has reported that Snail Games representatives tweeted that the game would be "p2p game" indicating that it would run via subscription. However, another representative named "Horsejoke" wrote in the Dark & Light Discord channel that "you can consider PC (version) B2P confirmed" seemingly indicating that it would require a one-time purchase.
MMOs have been around for a long time and have morphed and changed over the decades now as we enter 2017. We're in a period which I would consider the second era of MMOs with Ultima Online for all intents and purposes kickstarting the genre back in 1997. Games began simple and expanded over time, breaking off into sub genres, independent projects, and huge AAA titles. But we're going back to the drawing board...
Fallout Shelter has been updated with a ton of new quests as well as new quest types including weekly quests, special event and holiday quests. Players can also spend Nuka-Cola Quantum to skip quest altogether.
WG Labs and NGD Studios have announced that Master of Orion, the remastered version of the original, will be released at 10:00 am Pacific / 1:00 pm Eastern today. Players can get hold of a Standard Edition ($29.99) or a Collector's Edition ($49.99) either on Steam or GoG. Players who link Master of Orion to a Wargaming account will also receive a free copy of Total Annihilation.
The thirst alpha playtest of NCSoft's MXM begins later today. It comes packed with tons of improvements based on player feedback from the past events. Players can also find French / German localized versions and the new mini-games.
Final Fantasy XIV has been in its reincarnated second state for three years now. Each year to celebrate the game's relaunch, an event called The Rising is held. This year, the celebration will kick off on Saturday, August 27th and will run through Monday, September 12th.
Funcom has posted a warning to players of all of it's games (The Secret World, Anarchy Online, Age of Conan, Longest Journey) that forum account data has been accessed by a third party. This includes email addresses, user names, encrypted passwords and came at the hands of a security flaw in the company's vBulletin forums.
Star Trek Online players will get another chance to take part in a Mirror Invasion when it makes its return beginning Thursday, August 25th. The event will run through September 15th. During the Mirror Invasion, players will be able to earn Dilithium, Marks and a special Admiralty Card after completing a new reputation project.
Overwatch Season Two kicks off on September 6, but players can already sample the upcoming changes on the game's PTR (public test realm). Last week, we discussed the basics of the new map, Eichenwalde, as well as the changes coming to competitive, but Blizzard is also including some fairly significant balance tweaks with the season two patch. We've spent some time digesting the tweaks, so read on for our take on what's to come.