Valve hired the Kerbal Space Program developers

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Valve hired the Kerbal Space Program developers

Valve has hired the team behind Kerbal Space Program to work on... something.

What the Kerbal developer, Squad, is doing at Valve is anyone's guess, but one can only speculate that they're working on a new game with the Half-Life 2 and Portal studio.

News of the Kerbal devs moving from their base of Mexico City to Valve's Redmond, Washington headquarters came courtesy of the Game Dev Unchained podcast (via PC GamesN) where former Valve environmental designer Roger Lundeen mentioned the acquisition.

Red Dead Redemption 2 delayed until spring 2018

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Red Dead Redemption 2 delayed until spring 2018

Red Dead Redemption 2 has been delayed until spring 2018, Rockstar has announced.

Previously Rockstar had the western sequel (or more likely prequel) slated for an autumn 2017 release, but that's no longer in the cards.

"This outlaw epic set across the vast and unforgiving American heartland will be the first Rockstar game created from the ground up for the latest generation of console hardware, and some extra time is necessary to ensure that we can deliver the best experience possible for our fans," the developer said of its highly anticipated adventure.

Grasshopper Manufacture's sequel to The Silver Case is getting an English remake

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Grasshopper Manufacture's sequel to The Silver Case is getting an English remake

Last October Grasshopper Manufacture released an English language remake of its very first game, a 1999 visual novel called The Silver Case. Now that game's previously Japan-exclusive mobile sequel, The Silver Case: Ward 25, is getting an English remake as well.

Renamed The 25th Ward: The Silver Case, this will continue the story of the first Silver Case, a sci-fi mystery about a spec ops soldier and a journalist on the trail of a serial killer.

To prep for this impending sequel, Grasshopper is adding two new free chapters to the PC version of The Silver Case on 30th May. Entitled White Out and Yami, one new chapter will be in the game's Transmitter act, while the other will flesh out the Placebo scenario.

Angry Birds movie is getting a sequel

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Angry Birds movie is getting a sequel

The Angry Birds Movie is getting a sequel to coincide with the game's 10-year anniversary.

Launching on 20th September, 2019, this sequel will be another joint collaboration between developer Rovio and Sony Pictures.

The film's existence shouldn't come as a surprise given that the first Angry Birds movie earned $350m worldwide since its launch last May.

Resident Evil films to receive a reboot

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Resident Evil films to receive a reboot

Resident Evil: The Final Chapter may not be the final chapter in the zombie film saga after all, as the production company in charge of the series, Constantin Film, has unveiled its plans to reboot the sci-fi horror franchise.

Speaking to Variety at this year's Cannes Film Festival, Constantin Film's chairman of the board Martin Moszkowicz said that a reboot of the Resident Evil series is currently in development.

This makes financial sense as the Resident Evil films have been big boosters for Constantin. The series has earned $1.2bn overall, while the last entry in the franchise, The Final Chapter, grossed $312m worldwide since its January release.

Injustice 2 on PS4 Pro is the best way to play

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Injustice 2 on PS4 Pro is the best way to play

Injustice 2 is a truly impressive release: featuring some of the best facial animations seen in a fighting game, some insane over-the-top super moves bolstering an ambitious single-player mode, developer NetherRealm Studios confirms the use of Mortal Kombat X's engine - a customised Unreal Engine 3 - has a big role in improving its visuals since the last Injustice title. Disappointingly, there's no PC version of the game available at launch, but analysis of the PlayStation 4 Pro release gives us some idea of how this impressive engine scales up on more capable hardware.

Among the main improvements over the first Injustice are improved effects work, reworked character models, and a push for more destructible physics to background objects. However, despite the substantial improvements, console gameplay is still tightly tuned for 60fps gameplay, though non-controllable intro sequences and super-moves are locked at half-refresh 30fps instead. The switch between these two refreshes is certainly jarring - a point we'd hoped a prospective PC version might address - but outside of very occasional, mostly unnoticeable tearing, the performance metrics are faultless during actual combat. Occasional stutter can kick in during online play, but for the most part, the experience is rock-solid.

Far Cry 5 official trailer teases new setting

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Far Cry 5 official trailer teases new setting

The rumours are true: Far Cry 5 will be set in Montana, Ubisoft confirmed in a teaser trailer for the next entry in the open-world shooter series.

More specifically, it will be set in a rural wilderness known as Hope County, which based on a cursory Google search does not appear to be a real place.

Another teaser trailer suggests a modern setting due to the use of power lines adorning the countryside. Look closely in this trailer and you'll see a man repeatedly slamming another person's skull into a church bell.

Splatoon 2 Switch bundle sells out in Japan, but you can still buy the cardboard box

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Splatoon 2 Switch bundle sells out in Japan, but you can still buy the cardboard box

In Japan, Nintendo's Splatoon 2 Switch console bundle has already sold out - but you can still buy the pack's cardboard box.

Nintendo will sell you the cardboard box for the bundle, flatpacked, with nothing else, for 540 yen (that's about £3.75).

Splatoon 2 will launch in Japan on 21st July, and the Switch bundle included the console, game, plus green and pink Joy-Con controllers. Oh, and the box it comes in.

Spider-Man actor to play Nathan Drake in Uncharted movie - report

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Spider-Man actor to play Nathan Drake in Uncharted movie - report

Marvel's Spider-Man, aka Tom Holland, has been tapped up to play a young Nathan Drake in the upcoming Uncharted movie.

The film will apparently act as a prequel to Naughty Dog's game series, Deadline reports, and show Drake meeting his pal Sully for the first time.

It's a meeting we saw via Uncharted 3 in playable flashback form - where the young treasure hunter even looks a bit like Holland.

LawBreakers coming to PS4, promises no "pay-to-win" mechanics

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LawBreakers coming to PS4, promises no

LawBreakers, the upcoming multiplayer shooter from Cliff Bleszinski's new studio Boss Key Productions, will be released simultaneously on PC and PlayStation 4.

Following last year's announcement that LawBreakers would no longer be pursuing a free-to-play business model, we now know the base game will cost £24.99. There'll be no season pass, says Boss Key, and all future updates will be free of charge.

Similarly to Blizzard's Overwatch, the game will allow players to purchase loot boxes, although the press release we've received stresses these will only feature cosmetic items. There are no "pay-to-win" mechanics in the game, it states.