Tagged: E3 2016

Although it’s not due to drop until 7th March 2017, Ubisoft have been slowly drip-feeding us information about the upcoming Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands – and today we got a chance to see a demo of a stealth takedown mission in the campaign’s story mode. You can check out the walkthrough demo right here: It’s the same mission as featured at E3, although rather than a hail of bullets, this time we’ll see how the quest can be completed rather more quietly. Ubisoft have a plan, see, to offer you ‘total freedom of choice’ as you takedown the Santa … Read More »

Now that the release of Microsoft’s Xbox One S has caused a serious stir, with stores rapidly selling out of the slimline console, eyes are starting to dance towards the company’s next console. Unveiled at E3 2016, after months of rumours and speculations, Project Scorpio has captured the attention of those looking for a high-end console; the most powerful console ever shipped – according to Phil Spencer, anyway. So how is the project coming along? Asked by a fan on Twitter, Phil Spencer told it like it is… @truexboxfann Yes, hardware, platform and games. — Phil Spencer (@XboxP3) August 4, 2016 … Read More »

One of the most interesting games shown at the recent E3 in the City of Angels was We Happy Few from Compulsion Games. Set in a 1960s dystopian England, We Happy Few is the tale of a plucky bunch of moderately terrible people trying to escape from a lifetime of cheerful denial in the city of Wellington Wells. You’ll have to blend in with its other inhabitants, who don’t take kindly to people who don’t abide by their not-so-normal rules. “We Happy Few is about surviving in and escaping from a procedurally generated world, where you must learn to hide … Read More »

If you don’t own Xbox One’s Elite controller, there are a few more good reasons to pick one up: Scuf Gaming, who create custom accessories and controllers to ensure you can ‘play like a pro’, have announced a new line of accessories specifically crafted for the Elite. Frequently cited as the best controller in the world ever by some sections of the industry, the Elite controller features tons of upgrades built for hardcore gamers. This includes different stick types for ultimate control and mappable paddles that make sure players quickest on the draw. If their past work is anything to … Read More »

Play Anywhere, the Microsoft initiative that allows gamers to buy one copy of a game that plays on both Xbox and PC, has finally been given a release date. The feature, first announced at this year’s E3, further pushes Microsoft’s plan to bridge the gap between the two platforms. Mark the date in your calendar – Play Anywhere launches on 13th September 2016. The cross-buy plan also had a major boost after the Redmond tech heads announced that all games published by Microsoft will be Play Anywhere-compatible. That announcement came courtesy of Yusuf Medhi, who drew attention to the long-term … Read More »

In this series of semi-regular posts we take a closer look at new and upcoming features for Xbox, and speculate on what they might mean for the console and the brand. At their E3 2016 briefing, Microsoft announced a handful of new features coming to Xbox, but in the glitz and glamour of the City of Angels detail was, predictably, light. Let’s take a closer look at one of those new features, Clubs. Clubs are exactly whet they sound like – little gangs of like-minded folks who have some common interest. That might be a particular game, or it might … Read More »

The file size for Sea of Thieves, the latest game from much-loved development studio Rare, has been revealed over on the Xbox Store – a good six months before the game drops. Sea of Thieves is one of those games where the more we hear about it, the more excited we are to see what the studio behind Banjo-Kazooie, Perfect Dark and Donkey Kong Country has created. When it was first revealed at last year’s E3, information was thin on the ground. It was pitched a cartoonish pirate shared-world game with an incredibly distinct art style. Since then, we’ve learned … Read More »

Resident Evil 7 certainly caught the attention of gamers when it was revealed during E3 2016, not least because, with its first-person POV, it’s so utterly different from anything we’ve seen in the series before (and we’re not counting those FPS spin-offs with their emphasis on hot lead over horror). And according to a Capcom Unity interview with the game’s director, Kōshi Nakanishi, and producer, Masachika Kawata, the game’s not a reboot, but a return the series’ horror roots. During the interview, Nakanishi stated that: It’s not a reboot and we’re not throwing away the series’ canonical storyline. It’s the … Read More »

The head of Bioware Studios has hinted that there may be a Mass Effect Andromeda reveal coming this year. Fans have been eagerly awaiting further news on the latest game in the sci-fi series since it was first announced in 2015. Since then we’ve been teased with concept art and a couple of making-of trailers, showing the Bioware team hard at work crafting the fourth Mass Effect game. Those that were expecting something big at E3 were left pretty disappointed – during the EA press conference, they delivered another video of the developers, interspersed with a few quick shots of … Read More »

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