It has been a rather dull week. Here are this week’s top 5 gaming news.
5. Just Cause 3 is HUUUUGE!
In a dev diary video recently released, it was revealed that Just Cause 3 will have a 400 square mile map. 400 square mile. Holy Cow.
I just hope it isn’t too big if you know what I mean.
4. Half Life 3 will not be in VR
If we ever get Half Life 3, that is. *Sighs*
Valve crushed rumors about Half Life 3 being made for virtual reality with a single ‘no’. What it means about the development of Half Life 3? No one knows. All we know is that Half Life 3 is NOT being developed as a virtual reality game.
I hate negations.
Further info can be found here.
3. Assassin’s Creed Syndicate will come with micro transactions
It is hardly news. And it is hardly good. Ubisoft’s upcoming Assassin’s Creed installment will be having micro transactions. Ubisoft however clarified that these micro transactions won’t be paywalls as all the content can still be accessed through normal gameplay. The micro transactions will to act as a by pass for players who want to speed up game progress and unlock special gear faster. And since there is no multiplayer in Syndicate, it is basically harmless. As for now.
2. Konami to continue AAA development and Metal Gear franchise
Trashing (metaphorically) the report that came out a few weeks ago stating that Konami had ceased all AAA development, Konami’s representative clarified that they will be continuing AAA development. When asked about the Metal Gear franchise, the representative said that they would continue working on the series despite the absence of Hideo Kojima and cited Metal Gear Rising as an example, a game developed by a different team, which turned out to be a fine game. Further details can be found here.
1. Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5 comes out………………………..broken
Probably the biggest news of this week is Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5 pathetic state at launch. Polygon put out a video which showed how bad the game was, with below average textures, glitches and unbelievably bad physics. Yes, bad physics in a skating game. Not a good time to be an Activision representative. You can find the video here.
This trend of games being downright broken at launch is scary so let us all hope that it ends soon.
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