Adding a new dimension to game play, Gloria Victis players can now literally set the world on fire. Thanks to the addition of the ability to burn anything in the game made of wood, players now have a new way to take the pain to opponents.
JRPG fans will be pleased to see a brand new trailer for Edge of Eternity, a new game in its alpha phase of development. Midgar Studio, a 6-developer studio, is bringing Edge of Eternity on the road to GDC and sent out this "work in progress" trailer to show off the latest look of the game.
The latest developer blog has been posted to the Neverwinter site that lays out the first details about artifact equipment. Artifact gear will be found in the River District once The Cloaked Ascendancy launches. According to the post, Artifacts are abandoned items left behind that can be restored by using specific items and supplies. These are gained by completing the campaign and taking part in the events surrounding the Cloaked Ascendancy.
Bioware's Ian Frazier has confirmed that Mass Effect: Andromeda will be playable offline in single-player mode. It remains to be seen if, like Dragon Age: Inquisition, an Origin "check in" will be required for MEA but it's good news indeed for those who do not wish to be "always online" when playing through the single player campaign.
GameInformer.com has a big new screenshot gallery that shows off the big wide world of Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. The screens cover a wide variety of locations including grasslands, snowy environs, forests and a murky undead-filled location. One of the screens even shows Link riding a horse. How's that for cool?
Funcom has announced that the Conan Exiles Dev Kit that allows players to make and distribute mods for the survival title. Players will be able to upload custom mods via the Conan Exiles Steam Workshop for other players to plug into their version to enhance their game play experience.
In case you missed it in our post about Activision-Blizzard's Q4 2016 earnings, the gaming giant has informed fans that Bungie's Destiny 2 is coming sometime in 2017, though the exact timing of the release remains unknown.
The Activision-Blizzard earnings report for Q4 2016 that contains some record earnings for the gaming giant. A-B generated operating cash flow of $2.01 billion, up over 40% over Q4 2015 ($1.35B). GAAP earnings per share went up 57% in the same time period. Activision-Blizzard earned $6.61B over the entirety of 2016, up 42% from 2015.
The World of Warcraft forum has a new, lengthy post from Josh "Lore" Allen who defends the Blizzard team and its continuous attempts to improve its presence and responsiveness to the community. The post comes in answer to a stinging thread called "What happened to improved communication" that likens developer presence across a broad variety of perceived issues with Legion to a mythical unicorn: Everyone talks about it, but it doesn't truly exist.