How EA Sports UFC 4 Evolves The Franchise

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How EA Sports UFC 4 Evolves The Franchise

If you ask any UFC champion how they compare to their former self, they're likely to bring up the term "evolution." Fighters are constantly in pursuit of knowledge and improvement as they seek to not only become the best in the world, but continue to build their legacy as among the greatest to ever do it. As the only UFC-licensed video game in town, EA Sports UFC 4 doesn't need to worry about outpacing the competition, but rather demonstrating that it still deserves to be the de facto champion. EA Sports UFC 4 looks to evolve the areas that worked with UFC 3, while completely revamping the areas that didn't to create a game worthy of carrying the franchise forward.

As players fire up UFC 4, they have several options of where to go if they want to step into the Octagon. However, analytics showed the team of EA Vancouver that career mode has long been the most popular mode for players, so in order to get players right into the action, the first time you turn on the game, you start by creating your own fighter and working through your amateur career.

Answers To Our Biggest Questions

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Answers To Our Biggest Questions

Arkane has made a name for itself with the gameplay freedom, creative abilities, and detailed worlds in the Dishonored and Prey franchises. Now Arkane Lyon is working on a new IP called Deathloop, bringing together the studio's strengths with some new twists. The first-person shooter tasks you with eliminating eight targets in a single day to break a time loop. But beware! A rival assassin, who can optionally be a PVP opponent, also hunts you. Deathloop was announced at E3 2019, and we got our first look at the gameplay in action recently. However, there’s still a lot we don’t know about this intriguing sci-fi experience. We recently sat down with Arkane Lyon to get some clarity on what to expect. 

Answers To Our Biggest Questions

about X hours ago from
Answers To Our Biggest Questions

Arkane has made a name for itself with the gameplay freedom, creative abilities, and detailed worlds in the Dishonored and Prey franchises. Now Arkane Lyon is working on a new IP called Deathloop, bringing together the studio's strengths with some new twists. The first-person shooter tasks you with eliminating eight targets in a single day to break a time loop. But beware! A rival assassin, who can optionally be a PVP opponent, also hunts you. Deathloop was announced at E3 2019, and we got our first look at the gameplay in action recently. However, there’s still a lot we don’t know about this intriguing sci-fi experience. We recently sat down with Arkane Lyon to get some clarity on what to expect. 

Superhot: Mind Control Delete Coming Next Week, Free If You Bought The Original

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Superhot: Mind Control Delete Coming Next Week, Free If You Bought The Original

Superhot delivered a unique twist on the first-person shooter when it originally launched in 2016, making it so that when you stood still, everything else in the world did as well. The formula led to a new, more tactical way to approach shootouts, with the cherry on top being the intriguing lore found in the world of Superhot. While players could expand the experience in virtual reality through Superhot VR, an all-new title called Superhot: Mind Control Delete has been announced, and best of all, those who buy the original Superhot before the new title's release get the game for free.

Superhot: Mind Control Delete began development three years ago as a free expansion to Superhot, but the scope of the game quickly expanded to become larger than that of the original. What started out as a rogue-lite experience quickly turned into something else entirely. Mind Control Delete features similar gameplay to the original, but the levels are far less linear. This entry adds new enemy types, weapons, abilities, and power-ups. According to a PlayStation Blog post from co-director Cezary Skorupka, it features a, "'non-existent' story that is waiting for you to explore and experience rather than being rammed at you in high-speed like in the original Superhot."

Superhot: Mind Control Delete Coming Next Week, Free If You Bought The Original

about X hours ago from
Superhot: Mind Control Delete Coming Next Week, Free If You Bought The Original

Superhot delivered a unique twist on the first-person shooter when it originally launched in 2016, making it so that when you stood still, everything else in the world did as well. The formula led to a new, more tactical way to approach shootouts, with the cherry on top being the intriguing lore found in the world of Superhot. While players could expand the experience in virtual reality through Superhot VR, an all-new title called Superhot: Mind Control Delete has been announced, and best of all, those who buy the original Superhot before the new title's release get the game for free.

Superhot: Mind Control Delete began development three years ago as a free expansion to Superhot, but the scope of the game quickly expanded to become larger than that of the original. What started out as a rogue-lite experience quickly turned into something else entirely. Mind Control Delete features similar gameplay to the original, but the levels are far less linear. This entry adds new enemy types, weapons, abilities, and power-ups. According to a PlayStation Blog post from co-director Cezary Skorupka, it features a, "'non-existent' story that is waiting for you to explore and experience rather than being rammed at you in high-speed like in the original Superhot."

Test Drive Unlimited Solar Crown Announced

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Test Drive Unlimited Solar Crown Announced

The Test Drive Unlimited has been dormant for years; the last installments were Test Drive Unlimited 2 in 2011 and Test Drive: Ferrari Racing Legends in 2012. Since then, the IP has changed hands – today it is owned by Nacon. Now, with developer KT Games behind the wheel (the team behind the recent WRC titles), Test Drive is racing back to relevance with a brand new entry.

Apart from confirming the game's existence and name (Test Drive Unlimited Solar Crown), not much solid info is available beyond the brief teaser trailer above. According to a Nacon press release, the game "retains the DNA of the series, which is based on a love of beautiful cars and the joy of driving around a luxurious island world recreated at 1:1 scale."  

More info regarding platforms and a release date are undoubtedly in this game's future, so keep your eyes on the road.

Test Drive Unlimited Solar Crown Announced

about X hours ago from
Test Drive Unlimited Solar Crown Announced

The Test Drive Unlimited has been dormant for years; the last installments were Test Drive Unlimited 2 in 2011 and Test Drive: Ferrari Racing Legends in 2012. Since then, the IP has changed hands – today it is owned by Nacon. Now, with developer KT Games behind the wheel (the team behind the recent WRC titles), Test Drive is racing back to relevance with a brand new entry.

Apart from confirming the game's existence and name (Test Drive Unlimited Solar Crown), not much solid info is available beyond the brief teaser trailer above. According to a Nacon press release, the game "retains the DNA of the series, which is based on a love of beautiful cars and the joy of driving around a luxurious island world recreated at 1:1 scale."  

More info regarding platforms and a release date are undoubtedly in this game's future, so keep your eyes on the road.

Steelrising Is A New Action/RPG With A Historical Twist

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Steelrising Is A New Action/RPG With A Historical Twist

Developer Spiders is the studio behind games like The Technomancer and Greedfall, and today it revealed a new action/RPG with a historical twist.

Steelrising is set in an alternate version of Paris during the French Revolution. Controlling the automaton Aegis, players fight against the robotic armies of King Louis XVI. You can get a general flavor for the characters and campaign by watching the reveal trailer above.

Previous titles from Spiders have toyed with player agency and even taken inspiration from Souls games, but have had a general lack of polish bring the experiences down. Only time will tell how Spiders will blend action/RPG conventions this time, and how it addresses feedback from earlier efforts.

Steelrising Is A New Action/RPG With A Historical Twist

about X hours ago from
Steelrising Is A New Action/RPG With A Historical Twist

Developer Spiders is the studio behind games like The Technomancer and Greedfall, and today it revealed a new action/RPG with a historical twist.

Steelrising is set in an alternate version of Paris during the French Revolution. Controlling the automaton Aegis, players fight against the robotic armies of King Louis XVI. You can get a general flavor for the characters and campaign by watching the reveal trailer above.

Previous titles from Spiders have toyed with player agency and even taken inspiration from Souls games, but have had a general lack of polish bring the experiences down. Only time will tell how Spiders will blend action/RPG conventions this time, and how it addresses feedback from earlier efforts.

Get A Long Look At Windbound's Gameplay

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Get A Long Look At Windbound's Gameplay

Windbound is an upcoming survival game with stylish visuals and exploration-focused gameplay. Ahead of the game's August 28 release, publisher Deep Silver and developer 5 Lives Studios have released a lengthy look at the game in action.

As protagonist Kara, Windbound has players scavenging for resources, fighting creatures, and sailing a ship between islands in a seafaring adventure. By watching the video above, you can learn more about how all of that works, as well as how the game is structured.

Windbound is releasing for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC.