PlayerUnknown”s Battlegrounds – a game of paradoxes. It seems that the game starts breaking, what happens with very beautiful girls, who saw that men pay less attention.
On the one hand, sales are growing. The total circulation has exceeded 30 million. Such can boast only a select few like GTA 5. But on the other, the number of negative reviews is growing dramatically. Steam rating the game for the last month has dropped to 49%. The number of cheaters is growing, despite the measures, and most importantly – began to fall heavily online.
A record 3 million at the same time sitting in the game, it seems, is not to beat. Online is falling rapidly and is already at around half a million, which, however, is still a shooter first place in the list of popular Steam games.
It seems that many over in Fornite, which is not Steam, so the statistics on it can’t be seen, and there is only word for Epic Games, where he said that recently the game has also crossed the three million online.
The announcement was held in a rather unusual game called Alder”s Blood, which coincided with the hit it on Kickstarter, where the project we need to raise is $60,000.
Alder”s Blood is a turn based tactical role-playing strategy with the mechanics of XCOM, but made in a monstrous mixture, something in between Bloodborne and Darkest Dungeon. The developers reported the presence of psychosis, system lighting and system odors. The characters will need to hide in the darkness and go to the sectors where the enemies will be harder to find them, because in the darkness to focus falls on the nose. There will be bosses and upgrading weapons Arsenal and will take on medieval, destroyed the world consisting of abandoned villages, dense forests and gloomy castles.
To release all of the plan only on the PC already next March, but if the money is sufficient, do not rule out porting to the PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch.
In General, cool, of course, if we accept the generally lackluster picture, for where there is darkness, there is no place for the beautiful graphics.
An interesting interview was given by one of the leaders of the CD projekt RED, Marcin Iwinski.
First, he said that plans for the development of a fourth Witch they have not yet, and for those who missed vadimcha of the universe, proposed a card-trading game Quint, who very soon will get the plot, pay addition.
Secondly, it is said that satisfied gamers – the main thing you need company, so no luchboxes in Cyberpunk 2077 will not. If the person paid the money, he should get a big piece of polished content that will last for many, many hours.
Well, and thirdly, Mr. Iwinski hinted at the duration of a single campaign of Cyberpunk: 50-60 hours for the main story, and more than a hundred hours, if you perform secondary objectives.
In conclusion, the Director said that “a healthy relationship with the players” is very important, and last year they had disputes about these micropayments. And, apparently, defeated those who were against them.
Usually, when we learn that some game studios have problems with money, then there is a reason to be sad. But not in the case when we are talking about Hangar 13 studios, which released the third Mafia is the worst game of 2016, which managed izvalyalsya in the mud the name of a great franchise.
Now, with undisguised glee to announce that Hangar 13 mass layoffs. Rightly so. There is nothing to release the hack, hoping to leave on a good name. By the way, the statement about the layoffs happened is remarkable: the boss of 2K Games said that “the cost reductions agreed, and will not affect the development of future projects”, but from the camp of the Studio itself screams that fired more than half of the staff, which, as you know, affect more as. So, about a fourth of the Mafia you can forget, of course, if it does not pass on to other developers.
Hangar 13 – a young Studio, which is artificially created specifically for the development of Mafia 3. And after the game acknowledged commercially disastrous – and the other could not be decided to act in the spirit of “I gave birth to you, I’ll kill you.”
Most hated gaming company in the United States is the canadian Electronic Arts. Hard to argue with that. When it comes to the most hated man in the gaming business, then there is also no competition for Ajit Pai – head of the Federal Communications Commission, it is difficult to compete.
Mr. Pai became famous for the murder of American Internet, allowing ISPs to monitor subscribers, to impose them, set restrict traffic, and to do things like that. Well, it turns out that he and his team pushed through the Senate a law for waiver of ownership restrictions broadcasting companies. And, if earlier body-the giants could not afford to expand indefinitely, it is now possible, and immediately after the adoption of the law, the company is Sinclair Broadcasting purchased, for $ 3.9 bn company Tribune Media, Supervisory authorities suspected the head of the Federal Commission of bias.
He could get a bribe from Sinclair Broadcasting for the abolition of this law, and now the citizen, as well as the participants in the transaction, is under investigation, about which all gamers of America are very happy. You see, suddenly it turns out that the law on the abolition of net neutrality was also adopted by the order of the providers.
One of the main drawbacks of both parts of The Evil Within the complexity of aiming. Paradoxically, the closer the enemy is, the harder it is to get it. Well, there is also a shortage of ammunition. However, this feature of the game can be circumvented by switching to first-person.
This feature was added to the The Evil Within 2 in the form of a formal modification submitted to it by the Bethesda Softworks. Judging by the promotional video, looks updated The Evil Within 2 is excellent, and if you add a cheat for infinite ammo, can be quite a good shooter in a very intimidating atmosphere.
The first-person view can be set directly within the game, in the settings, after receiving an update to version 1.04. He exhibited in the section Settings – General.
As reported from the field, after the transition to first-person perspective, the game works fine. No performance problems or any technical errors that were not previously encountered in the game, at first to meet was not necessary.
Not versed in the inner workings of the computer but would like? Want to assemble your own PC, but not solved? Sadly looking at the price tags of the video? If you are interested in a game called PC Building Simulator, whose output is scheduled for March 27th early access.
PC Building Simulator will provide you with a virtual opportunity to build the computer of your dreams, whatever the configuration. And the most important thing is that he has very modest specifications. Just what you need for owners of old PCs, dreaming of a new, powerful gaming machine.
Sorry, but this is an indie game, and indie games usually have problems with translations in foreign languages. PC Building Simulator is no exception. English only, so prepare for the fact that all the technical documentation, conditions and purposes will be put to the bourgeois, the specific dialect, which will somewhat complicate the development of gameplay.
The Network was laid out a new gameplay action Vampyr, according to which we can say that Dontnod Entertainment time in vain did not lose, and if you compare it with the gameplay a year ago, the progress is obvious.
The first thing we can say, the graphics were not as bad as you think. Then finally, it became clear that the combat mechanics are almost exactly-in-exactly the same as in the third Witcher. Someone will like it and others not so much. Optimization, looks like a full order, in any case, the PC-version. Oh, and also showed us the tree NPCs that we, so to speak, edit as you see fit, killing some, and leaving others alive, thus developing the campaign on some special channel.
The output of Vampyr is scheduled for June 5th. Game events will unfold in Victorian London in the plague, and a little vampirism. It is the latter and will catch the main character – yesterday a military doctor who will have to experience firsthand all the delights of vampire life.
Google has decided to start his own Yeti. It will be called the streaming game service, whose entry to the market should be very subotici Sony and Microsoft, are vying to claim the only future of game making, which is inextricably linked to streaming.
At the moment it is known that the Yeti will work until the end of the year, and will be inherently very similar to PlayStation Now. If you recall, Google wiped his nose Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, starting giving away free Google cardboard VR, it can be assumed that the company will be able to kill the PS Now prices, the use of which at the moment costs about 15 dollars a month. It may be even cheaper than Microsoft, whose Xbox One Pass costs $ 10 per month. However, there is a problem: Google is not a normal, “big” games, and would be very interested in what I can play on this Yeti.
Streaming implies a complete rejection of the standard view of the modern slot machine. No expensive graphics cards and powerful processors. All you will need: high-speed Internet and timely payment of the subscription service.