It’s been the worst kept secret in the industry for quite some time, but the latest game in the long running ‘Battlefield’ won’t be called ‘Battlefield 6’, instead it’s ‘Battlefield 2042’, it’s future combat, and it’s coming this year.
EA and Dice are referring to Battlefield 2042 as the next-generation of Battlefield, and with that, it will have 128 players on the biggest maps the company has ever made. Levolution will return, meaning you can still break buildings and break through things in your conquest to come out on top.
Being able to play with your friends no matter what their console preference is seems to be slowly becoming the norm, and we couldn’t be happier. The next game to add cross-play is Blizzard’s ‘Overwatch’, and a beta is coming soon for it.
If you’re of a certain age and have kids, it’s almost certain you have seen or heard ‘Roblox’ being played in the background. For a long time it was the game that isn’t ‘Minecraft’ in many households, but it gained a massive following and became a huge success all on its own.
That said, it is also a host to so much content that is dubious, copyright wise. It’s not uncommon to see games like ‘Pokémon’ replicated in ‘Roblox’, or to hear music that definitely hasn’t been cleared for use in the game by very popular artists. And it seems the music industry has noticed, and isn’t happy.
The incredibly unpopular Denuvo anti-piracy software has been removed from the Steam version of ‘Mass Effect Legendary Edition’, as spotted by eagle-eyed reddit users who noticed that changes had been made on the SteamDB tracking website. This website checks for any changes to Steam games, and on Monday June 7, the base executable file for ‘Mass Effect Legendary Edition’ changed.
One of the biggest events in the yearly gaming calendar is fast approaching, and that means the biggest publishers in the industry are getting out in front and setting expectations for what they’ll be showcasing at E3. Capcom are the latest to reveal plans, and while it’s not hugely unexpected, there sounds like there will be some surprises to come from the Japanese publisher.
The story of the ‘Far Cry’ series is a bit of a strange one, and while it’s always been a first-person shooter, the first game in the series really was different to how the game is nowadays. But don’t think back too hard on the early days of the series, or you’ll end up remembering how ‘Far Cry 2’ had a mechanic whereby you had to get malaria injections every now and then to keep going.
But ‘Far Cry 6’ looks more like the games in the series that made it hugely popular. A very strong narrative direction with stand-out characters. This time Ubisoft has even drafted in famed actor Giancarlo Esposito for a leading role, known for playing characters in Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul to name but a few. That doesn’t mean it’s sticking to the mould entirely, though.
The upcoming ‘Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart’ from Insomniac Games and Sony is one of the most hotly anticipated games of the year, partly because of the developer pedigree and the fact it’s a PlayStation exclusive, but also because it’s set to be one of the first tests to see powerful the PlayStation 5 truly is.
It really is becoming a game and a story that feels more unpleasant as time goes on, but it seems that the data breach developer CD Projekt suffered back at the start of the year has gotten worse, and hackers have done what they said they’d do, and leaked stolen data.
Right now, Guerilla Games and Sony’s ‘Horizon Forbidden West’ is one of the biggest and most anticipated games around. Given that the ‘God of War’ sequel has been delayed into 2022 and ‘Gran Turismo 7’ hasn’t been mentioned for quite a while, it’s also fans of PlayStation’s last big hope for a banger in the current year.
And speaking to GameInformer.com, the narrative director for the game, Benjamin McCaw has given away a few more details of the plot, and what everyone can expect from the sequel.