Shooter Get Even Postpones Release Date Following Manchester Attack

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Shooter Get Even Postpones Release Date Following Manchester Attack

The Farm 51's Get Even, an upcoming shooter that was planned to come out on May 26, has postponed its release following the Manchester terrorist attack yesterday evening. Get Even is now planning to release a month later, on June 23.

Get Even is narrative-focused with an emphasis on psychological horror. In the game, which has photorealistic visuals, the protagonist makes his way through derelict environments with only a phone and gun on hand. You can view the trailer, which features an abandoned warehouse and a young woman tied up and strapped to a bomb, by heading here. Because of the game's themes, Farm 51 felt it was ill-suited to release so quickly following the Manchester attack.

"Given recent events and out of respect we have decided to postpone the commercial release of Get Even," writes developer Farm 51 in a statement. "We would like to express our deepest condolences to everyone concerned."

Hitman Developer IO Interactive Announces Layoffs

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Hitman Developer IO Interactive Announces Layoffs

IO Interactive, the Square Enix owned studio behind both Hitman and Kane & Lynch, announced today that it is cutting down on its staff. These layoffs come after the news of IO Interactive being sold by its publisher and owner Square Enix.

"We're sad that great talent and good friends will be leaving the studio," reads a statement from IO Interactive that was posted on Twitter today. "We are doing everything possible to look after everyone affected." You can read the full statement below.

An update from the studio: pic.twitter.com/k0aoms5cOQ

Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen Coming To PS4, Xbox One

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Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen Coming To PS4, Xbox One

Capcom has announced that Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen is coming to the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One later this year. 

Dark Arisen was an expanded version of the original Dragon's Dogma, which was released five years ago on PlayStation 3, Xbox One, and PC. News of the Dark Arisen re-release came via a tweet from the game's official Twitter account.

Reclaim your heart in the epic Action RPG “Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen”. Coming to PS4 and XB1 this fall!

Save On Overwatch For Anniversary Event

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Save On Overwatch For Anniversary Event

Blizzard has announced some Overwatch savings for the game's anniversary event, including a deal on the Game of the Year edition if you already own the game.

The Game of the Year Edition is going for $39.99 (PC, PS4, and Xbox One) as a digital bundle, with the regular title priced at $29.99 and the chance for those who already own the title to upgrade to the Game of the Year Edition for $9.99. These savings end on June 5, 11:59 p.m. Pacific time.

The Anniversary event itself, which features 100 commemorative loot box items, three new Arena maps (see the trailer below for more), and more, runs now through June 12.

Bethesda Announces Global Launch Time For Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind

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Bethesda Announces Global Launch Time For Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind

The Elder Scrolls Online is getting its first major expansion in a few weeks – June 6, to be exact. If that's not exact enough for you, Bethesda has revealed precisely when they'll be flipping the switch that pushes the update live.

If you're in North America, you may need to set your alarm. The Morrowind expansion goes live at 5 a.m. Eastern, just after a maintenance update that pushes the new content to the live servers.

To get a glimpse of the expansion – as well as a refresher on why people are so excited to be heading back to Vvardenfell – take a look at our most recent preview.

Zack Snyder Steps Down From Justice League Film After Tragedy; Joss Whedon To Helm Project

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Zack Snyder Steps Down From Justice League Film After Tragedy; Joss Whedon To Helm Project

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Watchmen director Zack Snyder has given the reins of the upcoming Justice League movie over to Joss Whedon. Snyder has quit the project to be with his family after the tragic death of his daughter Autumn, The Hollywood Reporter reports.

"We decided to take a step back from the movie to be with my family," Snyder said in a statement  to The Hollywood Reporter, "be with my kids, who really need me."

Batman V Superman, the film that served as the set up for Justice League, grossed over 878 million dollars. Justice League was set to be the director's eighth feature film.

Torment: Tides Of Numenera Trailer Showcases Major Update

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Torment: Tides Of Numenera Trailer Showcases Major Update

If you’ve been waiting for the right time to dive in and explore Torment: Tides of Numenera, it seems like now you have even more reason to check out the acclaimed role-playing game. A new free update adds a host of new features, all built around offering a more robust play experience for new or returning players. 

A new party member can now join the crew; Oom is a shapeshifting living artifact that looks very much like a sentient slime – a weird twist that is entirely in keeping with Torment’s odd worldbuilding. The update also includes the addition of the Voluminous Codex, an in-game encyclopedia that helps to flesh out the characters and locations you encounter during the journey. 

We’re also promised a new questline, revised encounters (called crisis) throughout the game, and an improved experience on console, where the game had previously suffered from some technical problems.

Report: Writer Confirms More Dragon Age On The Way

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Report: Writer Confirms More Dragon Age On The Way

Dragon Age has been a successful franchise for BioWare, so it's not surprising that there's more in store for it. In a recent interview with Eurogamer, writer Alexis Kennedy, who created Sunless Sea and worked on the text-based browser game Dragon Age: The Last Court, confirmed he's working on something related to the franchise. If you've been following the creators on Twitter, this isn't a best-kept secret as many key team members have been teasing something is in the works.  

Kennedy is working on a project with Dragon Age creative director Mike Laidlaw and writer Patrick Weekes, but nothing has been revealed about what it is. In the interview, Kennedy confirmed he's indeed working on the franchise, telling Eurogamer, "What I can say is I have been given considerable autonomy to work on a storyline bit of lore which is well-segregated from other parts of the game. And yes, if you've seen a lot of my work before you will probably not be surprised by the choice of subject matter. It's familiar stuff." Kennedy also teased, "It's a bit of lore which has not been addressed much to date in Dragon Age."

This information led to speculation that this might be the next Dragon Age game, but Kennedy took to Twitter to say don't assume anything, which Laidlaw also supported.

No Grimoire Website For Destiny 2

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No Grimoire Website For Destiny 2

Committed lore enthusiasts know that the first Destiny had plenty of deep and complex science-fiction storytelling to uncover, but much of it was hidden away in Grimoire cards that could only be read in a separate online website. Bungie hopes to translate more of that narrative experience into the game proper with Destiny 2, and so there are no current plans for an expansion of the current site, or a new Grimoire website for this fall’s release. 

“There is no grimoire on the website in Destiny 2,” says project lead Mark Noseworthy in an interview with Game Informer. “But in no way is it our intent to get rid of deep lore in the game. We just want to put it in the game. We want to tell the story of the places. We really want to flesh out the story of the world. A lot of the stuff that was in the Grimoire before, we want just regular people to just play and encounter in the game. For instance, after playing for hours in the European Dead Zone, they can clearly tell you what happened there.” 

Red Dead Redemption 2 Delayed To Spring 2018

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Red Dead Redemption 2 Delayed To Spring 2018

Many gamers (and competing game companies) have been planning their fall schedules around the release of Rockstar’s Red Dead Redemption 2. The follow-up to the wildly successful game was originally planned for a fall 2017 release, but Rockstar Games has just posted an article declaring that the game is coming in the spring of 2018. 

“We are very sorry for any disappointment this delay causes, but we are firm believers in delivering a game only when it is ready,” reads a statement from the developer. 

The announcement came along with several new screenshots that show off the game, which you can check out in the gallery below.