There’s quite a lot to discuss before we head into the weekend.
The Nintendo Switch version of L.A. Noire received a trailer – aside from the touchscreen, you’ll also be able to utilize the Joy-Cons to control the game, which also got a wide and an over-the-shoulder camera angle. The port, along with the PlayStation 4/Xbox One version, is out on November 14.
Via WCCFTech‘s interview, we learned that Mafia III, Hangar 13’s game, will run on a 1720p resolution on the Xbox One X, and it will upscale to 4K from that. Aside from the graphical tune-up, it will also feature HDR, which is not planned to be available on PlayStation 4 and PC. How much money did Microsoft pay?
Sticking to the Xbox One X, DigitalFoundry compared Assassin’s Creed: Origins on the stronger Microsoft and Sony console with the PC port. The Xbox One X offers a 44-96% bigger resolution (minimum 1656p, mostly between 1700p and 2160p) than the PlayStation 4 Pro (minimum 1350p). If you want to put Bayek, the game’s protagonist, into the clothes of a Roman Centurio, you can do so with the Roman Centurion Pack, which will earn you a lion pelt, two weapons, a shield, and a horse. However, it costs seven dollars… isn’t that a bit too much, Ubisoft?
Interestingly, The Witcher 3 already runs at sixty frames per second on the Xbox One X before its patch even arrived. It’s possible because CD Projekt RED had an uncapped frame rate, which now helped the X.
The developers of PlayerUnknown’s BattleGrounds announced a new game: Bluehole will bring a steampunk-high fantasy MMORPG, called Ascent: Infinite Realm, to Western territories, and it will be published by Kakao Games. The beta will be held in the first half of 2018. What a massive surprise this announcement is!
Pure Farming 2018 (which was formerly called Pure Farming 2017: The Simulator) got an interesting trailer: the farming simulator, which will be published by Techland in March, introduces the machines which you will use to reap your farm’s benefits. The video’s called Heroes of the Farm.
Star Citizen, which now has over 164 million dollars of crowdfunding (doesn’t it raise by a million each week?), now introduces quantum travel in the new video, and it also shows how it will change in the third alpha from the previous versions. Obligatory question: when will Star Citizen release?
ARK: Survival Evolved compared the Xbox One port with the Xbox One X version – the difference is significant, although the dinos do not look that good on the old X1. The Xbox One X offers two modes: 1440p/30fps, 1080p/60fps.
The Elder Scrolls: Online also shows how much of improvements you could gain by running the MMO on the Xbox One X. Native 4K resolution is one of those upgrades. Before you ask, the Xbox One X launched this week, and we can’t wait to see how its sales perform.
A violent FPS that is straight from the 90s? That’s what Saibot Studios has announced. Hellbound is inspired by games such as Doom, Quake, Blood or Duke Nukem 3D. Even its protagonist, Hellgore, looks like he’s straight ripped out from two decades ago. You can register for its closed beta here, and it will launch shortly on PC.
Microsoft’s Game Pass is advertised by a funny trailer: games served via a drive-through – you can acquire about a hundred Xbox One and Xbox 360 games (rotated on a monthly basis) for ten dollars per month, and you need no streaming to acquire them: all you need is just space on your hard drive and play them. When will Sony do a similar service to Microsoft’s?
Telltale shows up on the Nintendo Switch for the first time with Batman: The Telltale Series (or in other words, the first season) on November 14/17 (North America/Europe). The 40 dollar release will be both digital and physical, and it will obviously contain all five episodes – the devs (who got cut down by roughly 25%) are now working on the second season.
How did The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim step into the world of virtual reality? Bethesda talks about the subject in the video below. Skyrim VR will launch on November 17 on PlayStation VR, followed by other platforms (Oculus Rift, HTC Vive) in 2018. This RPG launched six years ago already… wow.