GamesIndustry.biz is reporting on what cduld easily be one of the biggest stories in gaming so far in 2017. It appears that Twitch will begin selling digital versions of games this Spring pitting it in a head-to-head fight for dominance with Steam. While a big revelation, in a sense it comes as no surprise given that Twitch is owned by Amazon.
The Ashes of Creation team has released a new trailer called "A Mage's Life" that expands on the one released earlier this month. It is taken during pre-alpha and shows a female mage character working through the world, applying abilities via interface and using them as well. In addition, you get a look at some of the creatures that inhabit the world as well as a warrior character that accompanies her.
The Ship of Heroes guys are moving along with production pretty rapidly these days, and asked us to share with you a quick look at the game's work-in-progress combat. We've already seen character creation, so this shows the game in action at an early stage. Readon for the video and an interview with the team about how SoH will hold up to City of Heroes.
For those of you in the game industry, GDC or Game Developers Conference in San Francisco marks a yearly crusade for new developers, highlighted speeches, and business meetings. If you are breaking into the industry, it is a great place to make connections. If you are an accomplished developer, perhaps it is your chance to give back and advise some of the younger generation on design.
Ship of Heroes is an upcoming spiritual successor to the MMORPG City of Heroes (http://www.shipofheroes.com). This video represents a work in progress look at the combat in this unique MMO. The Kickstarter for Ship of Heroes is set to begin on April 4th.
Target is probably in a bit of hot water after leaking an image with a brief description of the Shadow of Mordor sequel, Shadow of War. Quick-fingered Imgr users got a snap of the XBox One price point of $59.99 and shows a release date of August 22, 2017.
Nexon has announced that Nexon Korea has made a "strategic investment" in IMC Games, creators of both Tree of Savior and Granada Espada. This investment provides the opportunity for Nexon to assist IMC with continued development of Tree of Savior and to see the launch of Tree of Savior: Mobile Relaunch come to fruition in the coming months.
Bluehole Studios and Kim Ji-Hon are hard at work on a new virtual reality title called Valkyrie Blade. The game is an first person fantasy RPG that is being natively developed for the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive and is further anticipated to be headed to Steam sometime in the first six months of 2017.
Darkfall: Rise of Agon is the first of the Darkfall revivals to get an official launch date. During this weekend's Playthrough Convention in Raleigh, North Carolina, the team announced that the official launch date for Darkfall: Rise of Agon will take place on May 5th 2017.
The Rift site has been updated with a short note to let players know that update 4.1: Forged in Flame has been delayed until March 29th. Developers cited the need to "invest a few more weeks" into both internal and PTS testing. As a result, Carnival of the Ascended is also delayed until after the deployment of 4.1, hopefully, March 30th.