Earlier today, an image popped up on Reddit that heavily suggests that French development outfit Arkane Studios is working on a sequel to the critically acclaimed 2012 title, Dishonored.
Allegedly titled simply Dishonored II, the image states that a “full reveal” is slated for this year’s E3 in June.
In the full image, a supposed promotional hashtag for the game mentions the “Darkness of Tyvia.” Some intrepid redditors connected the dots, linking to a Dishonored Wikia that describes the region of Tyvia as a cold, unforgiving land that “utilizes penal labor camps located in the nation’s center for incarceration.”
To really hammer the harsh characteristics of Tyvia home, some of those prisons don’t have any walls, letting prisoners escape if they so choose. Doing so, however, is considered a death wish, as “no escaped prisoner has survived the trek to civilization in recorded history.”
In the past, the folks at Arkane have said they would definitely make a sequel to Dishonored if it sold enough, so considering its popularity, it doesn’t seem completely far-fetched that a Dishonored II would be in the works.
Also, it would make sense considering the way the stories of both the full game and the DLC for Dishonored ended that neither Corvo nor Daud would be the main protagonist for this reported sequel.
So what do you think? Would you be interested in a new Dishonored game? Let us know in the comments.
It’s hard to imagine, but Valve has been building its games on the same Source engine for nearly a decade now. Everything from Half-Life 2 to Portal 2 run on the same foundation, just with updates that have come along over the years.
Well, according to a post by NeoGAF user crazy buttocks on a train (yes, really), Valve is steadily getting closer to releasing a brand new game engine known as Source 2.0.
In the alleged leaked presentation shown above and in more detail after the break, Valve has reportedly been testing the new engine by rendering the Plantation level from Left 4 Dead 2.
According to one of the slides, Source 2.0 will sport new features that will mostly appeal to developers, including: a “powerful GUI front end for content authoring”; a “browser for quickly finding, managing, editing assets”; and a “simple, automatic compiling of content.”
While the leak is definitely to be considered a rumor at this time, fan site ValveTime reports that CBOAT has been accurate with his rumors in the past, citing an instance where he revealed details that the Xbox One would support resolutions up to 900p, rather than 1080p.
Sony’s forgotten but beloved orange marsupial may be returning for next gen.
The news of the bandicoot’s return is just a rumor at the moment, but there does seem to be enough evidence to back up the claim.
In the PS4 launch commercial, a small sign in the background appears to have Crash’s silhouette next to an arrow that points to an orange square–which of course resembles Sony’s home entertainment logo. The Easter egg was hard to make out but being that the whole video is full of references to other games, it wouldn’t be too far of a stretch.
Additionally, Activision’s Crash Bandicoot website is no longer active. Which could mean one of two things: the return of Crash under the Sony umbrella or the retirement of the orange marsupial.
Other than for nostalgic reasons, it’d be interesting to see Crash make a move to this modern era of gaming. Naughty Dog has moved on to making mature titles, but we’ll see if they return to their kid-friendly roots.
Personally, I’d be content with simply a HD remake of the original trilogy. Leave some of your thoughts below, and check out the PS4 launch commercial after the jump.
If a recent conversation that a well-known YouTuber had with SCE president Shuhei Yoshida is true, then PlayStation 4 users can now rest easy: MP3 support for the newly-launched console will be implemented in an upcoming patch.
This has been confirmed by YouTube user boogie2988, known for his comedic rants about the game industry via his “Francis” character. In a recent video, he talked about a conversation he allegedly had with Yoshida at Sony’s launch event in New York City, where he was told that it would be implemented in a future firmware update.
Prior to this bit of news, Yoshida was quick to address the issue on Twitter after many fans brought up their dissatisfaction when it was revealed that the console wouldn’t have MP3 support or DLNA media streaming at launch. In a tweet a few weeks ago, Yoshida stated that he would share fans’ feedback with the PS4 development team for future consideration. It looks like the outcome of that feedback arrived a little sooner than originally believed, although there’s still no exact timeframe on when the update will roll in.
All I know is, with Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes being announced as supporting custom soundtracks, it’d be wise to implement it at some point before that game’s release next Spring.
Despair, wallets of gamers everywhere. If an alleged email from Steam Support is true, the Steam Summer Sale 2013 is nigh.
For weeks, many Steam users speculated on a potential start date for the sale. Traditionally, the savings would start on a Thursday somewhere between late June and early July.
Last month, people thought the advent of the Steam Trading Cards system coming out of beta was a sign that the deep discounts were not far behind.
If legit, this is the first time anyone from Valve has commented on it at all.
While Ubisoft had plenty to show at E3 earlier this month, overall they kept mum on which game was hitting which console.
While the push for next-generation games is in full effect, evidenced by Ubisoft’s The Crew and The Division coming to both PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, it is currently unknown if these games will come to the PS3 or Xbox 360 as well. However, a recent leak might have confirmed that they will be ported to current-gen consoles.
As reported from the same source that broke the news on The Crew weeks before it was announced, they are saying that both games will be getting ports to PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. With both games relying heavily on a persistent online world, we are left to wonder how will this affect the gameplay, scope and size of the game on the increasingly outdated current-gen consoles.
While The Crew was already announced for PC, The Division mysteriously wasn’t. This missed opportunity was picked up by gamers in the form of online petitions. However, these gamers can be reassured that the leak also mentions a PC port of The Division.
Nintendo Wii U owners may not be as lucky. When Examiner asked about a Wii U version, they were told “I’m not sure, but I seriously doubt it.”
Do you think Ubisoft should make current generation versions of their games for more gamers to enjoy them, or do you think they should focus all of their resources on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions to make the greatest experience possible? Let us know in the comments down below.
Ace Combat, Namco Bandai’s long running combat flight simulator, may finally be returning to its roots.
Namco Bandai recently updated its official Ace Combat Facebook fan page. The new image brings back the Project Aces logo, along with what seems like debris falling from space, possibly from the Ulysses asteroid which leads to the events of Ace Combat 4.
The Ace Combat series is well known for its story on the fictional planet of Strangereal, a planet similar in ecology and history to Earth. However, much to many a gamer’s chagrin, the last game in the series, Ace Combat: Assault Horizon, mixed it up by placing the story on Earth.
If the image change is a sign of things to come, then it looks like we can expect either a new Ace Combat game or possibly an HD collection of the older titles.
The Internet sleuths over at Neogaf discovered a help center page for Mirror’s Edge 2 on the Electronic Arts website. Of course, the page was quickly pulled. This follows a two previous slip-ups of the title as it has been listed on Amazon Germany and Amazon Italy.
The EA page clearly shows Mirror’s Edge 2 written in several different places, including the URL and header. While no information on the game was leaked other than the title popping up, the previous two Amazon links appeared to have it listed for the Xbox One. E3 is only 12 days away, so expect to see an announcement then if these leaks are legitimate.
Update: Destructoid has discovered that Human Defiance refers to the movie adaptation that is planned for the Deus Ex series. DeusExHumanDefianceFilm.com is a domain registered to CBS Films. Phooey!
Pro sleuths at NeoGAF have noticed a recent trademark filing from Square Enix entitled Deus Ex: Human Defiance.
Speculation on the thread suggests either a new game in the Deus Ex series or a Wii U port of Human Revolution. Neither one seems very far-fetched.
Whatever it is, more Deus Ex news is always welcome in my book. Oh, and Eidos Montreal? I hear Warren Spector’s in need of a job.
When a new console is released on the market, it needs a strong set of varying videogame genres at launch to rake in as many gamers as they can. Racing games are often part of the launch lineup and more often than not end up consisting of popular series, such as Wipeout, Ridge Racer or Project Gotham Racing.
On the PlayStation 4/Orbis front, it seems like Evolution Studios has acquired great talent for their upcoming launch day racer. Ged Talbot, lead designer of Blur and Project Gotham Racing, along with a few other developers from Bizarre Creations and Studio Liverpool have joined Evolution Studio to make their next gen racing game.
This dream team is said to be working on an upcoming title that is said to play “like Project Gotham Racing.” Apparently, they wanted it to be a Gran Turismo, but SCEJ declined the idea. Whatever they’re working on, it’s certain to be on a big scale, as they claimed that it will be “Europe’s biggest racer in the past decade.” Keep an eye out on Sony’s Feb. 20 announcement for the possibility of getting more information.
Microsoft on the other hand is armed with Lucid Dreams, the development studio that was formed from the ashes of Bizarre Creations. Lucid Dreams is comprised of a team of returning devs from Bizarre Creations along with some of the crew from Criterion. The studio is reportedly working on a new Project Gotham Racing for the next Xbox console.
Although both consoles are set to get their own launch day racing games from development teams that have a similar background, both games are certain to use technology that are exclusive to each console. To say the least, it will be interesting to see what the next step of racing games is going to be for the next generation of consoles.