A lot of people of have been talking about a lot of DLC’s. And that is not necessarily a bad thing. Here are the top 5 of this week’s gaming news that we care about.
5. Ubisoft announces season pass for Assassin’s Creed Syndicate, introduces Jack The Ripper
Ubisoft released a trailer earlier this week, starring the notorious serial killer Jack The Ripper, along with season pass details. The season pass will give you access to the Jack The Ripper campaign, extra unique missions, an xp boost and some gear. You can find out further details here.
Assassin’s Creed Syndicate is set to be released on October 23, 2015 for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One and on November 19, 2015 for Microsoft Windows.
4. Free stuff! Yay!!
Once again making the headlines, Ubisoft has announced that all the post release maps for its upcoming multiplayer FPS game Rainbow Six Siege will be free. The game will initially ship with 11 maps with day and night cycle and more downloadable maps will be added which will all be free. No information was given on whether or not the game will have paid DLC.
EA on the other hand, went a step further and revealed that there will be no paid DLC or micro transactions in the upcoming NFS Reboot. All the cars will be unlocked from the beginning, you will only need to have sufficient in game cash to buy them. This is the first time where EA and DLC have been in the same sentence for a good reason.
It is not all rainbows though as EA has announced that the PC version of NFS has been postponed to spring 2016.
Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege will be released on December 1, 2015 for PS4, Xbox One and PC whereas Need for Speed will come out on November 3, 2015 for PS4, Xbox One.
3. We have no idea what you are going to pay for. That is a good thing.
The gaming community was divided into two awkward groups when Bethesda announced its plan for Fallout 4’s DLC two months before the base game’s release date. They announced that the season pass will cost around 40$. However, they made it very clear that work on the DLC will only begin after the base game is completely done with. Which is kind of the point. While some people have no problem with this, given the history Bethesda has had with DLCs, others feel that the focus shouldn’t shift to DLC in such an early stage. If the content isn’t ready yet then why put a price tag on it? a few ask.
When asked on twitter whether talking about DLC before the game’s release was responsible, Hines sensibly replied saying that letting people know their post launch plans was indeed a responsible thing.
Fallout 4 will be released on November 10, 2015 for the PS4, Xbox One and the PC.
2. The Last of Us 2 might have been accidentally confirmed.
During an Uncharted: Nathan Drake’s collection live stream event, which had Writer Josh Scherr, Lead Animator Eric Baldwin, and Community strategist Eric Monacelli, Scherr referred to The Last of Us as ‘The first The Last of Us’ and lost his bearings for a few seconds, recognizing what he had just said. Further details can be found here.
We will keep you updated on this story as it progresses.
1. Konami ceases production of all AAA releases, except PES
It was reported by Gameblog, a French website that Konami had ceased all its AAA productions except for Pro Evolution Soccer. This came right after the site reported that the Fox engine technical director, Julien Merceron, has left the company. According to the report, all console and AAA projects have either been stopped or cancelled. You can find more details here.