Uncharted 4 coming to PC, Sony tells investors

about X hours ago from
Uncharted 4 coming to PC, Sony tells investors

Sony Interactive Entertainment plans to launch Uncharted 4 on PC, according to a presentation Sony Corp. showed to investors on Thursday.

A slide noting “more PC releases planned” listed Days Gone, which launched on PC on May 18, and Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, which debuted on PlayStation 4 in May 2016. Sony offered it to PlayStation Plus subscribers in April 2020, and again with the PlayStation Plus Collection of backward-compatible games for PlayStation 5 buyers.

Sonic Team teases new 3D Sonic game coming in 2022

about X hours ago from
Sonic Team teases new 3D Sonic game coming in 2022

Developer Sonic Team revealed its next mainline game in the Sonic the Hedgehog series on Thursday. It’s a new 3D adventure — Sega did not announce the game’s title — and it’s coming in 2022.

A cinematic teaser for the next Sonic game that debuted during Sega’s Sonic Central livestream shows our heroic hedgehog running through a forest, blasting forward with a burst of speed that implies some sort of digital effect. Sonic sprints in a loop and disappears, forming what appears to be a stylized rune shape (or maybe it’s the word “zap”?). Regardless, it appears that Sonic will continue to go fast in the coming year.

Sonic Colors is getting an Ultimate remaster this September

about X hours ago from
Sonic Colors is getting an Ultimate remaster this September

Sega is remastering Sonic Colors, the beloved Sonic the Hedgehog game originally released in 2010 for Nintendo DS and Wii, for modern platforms. A remastered version of that game is coming to Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows PC, and Xbox One on Sept. 7, under the name Sonic Colors: Ultimate.

Sonic Colors: Ultimate will include upscaled visuals, a new game mode, refined controls, and other upgrades, Sega announced during a presentation Thursday called Sonic Central. The game will be playable on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X through backward compatibility.

Among Us is free on the Epic Games Store

about X hours ago from
Among Us is free on the Epic Games Store

Among Us is the latest “mystery game” in the Epic Games Store’s Mega Sale. Any registered user can acquire the game on their account for free between May 27 and June 3.

As part of its latest sale, the Epic Games Store is revealing a new, free mystery game each week. Over the next week, players can pick up the impostor-hunting multiplayer game and another free mystery game that Epic will unveil later on Thursday, at 6:30 p.m. EDT.

Borderlands 3 maker forced to block cross-play on PS5, PS4

about X hours ago from
Borderlands 3 maker forced to block cross-play on PS5, PS4

Borderlands 3 players will soon be able to group up together to hunt for loot across the galaxy across platforms — unless their friends are on PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 5.

Randy Pitchford, president and CEO of Borderlands developer Gearbox Software, tweeted on Thursday morning that he had “good news” and “bad news.” Pitchford’s good news was that Gearbox has readied an update for the game that will add cross-play support across “all platforms.” The bad news? 2K Games, Borderlands 3’s publisher, required Gearbox to “remove crossplay support for PlayStation consoles” in order to obtain certification to release the patch, said Pitchford.

Watch Sonic the Hedgehog’s new digital showcase, Sonic Central

about X hours ago from
Watch Sonic the Hedgehog’s new digital showcase, Sonic Central

Sega will reveal “a plethora” of new projects, partnerships, and events to celebrate Sonic the Hedgehog’s 30th anniversary during a livestream titled Sonic Central. Expect new game announcements and updates on previously announced projects, like the Sonic animated series coming to Netflix and Paramount Pictures’ new feature film, Sonic the Hedgehog 2.

Sonic Central will kick off at Thursday at 12 p.m. EDT/9 a.m. PDT on the official Sonic the Hedgehog YouTube and Twitch channels. Sega’s Sonic Team will make an appearance, as will unannounced special guests. You can watch the debut episode of Sonic Central, via YouTube, above.

Square Enix reveals Dragon Quest 12, Dragon Quest 3 ‘HD-2D’ remake

about X hours ago from
Square Enix reveals Dragon Quest 12, Dragon Quest 3 ‘HD-2D’ remake

Square Enix announced the new mainline game in the Dragon Quest series during a livestream presentation on Thursday: Dragon Quest 12: The Flames of Fate. Little is known about the follow-up to 2017’s Dragon Quest 11: Echoes of an Elusive Age, however; Square Enix did not announce a release date or platforms for the new Dragon Quest.

But Dragon Quest fans have plenty more to look forward to, including a newly announced remake of 1988’s Dragon Quest 3, which will be rendered in the “HD-2D” style of games like Octopath Traveler and Project Triangle Strategy. The aptly titled Dragon Quest 3 HD-2D Remake is coming to unspecified consoles, Square Enix said in a news release.

Pokémon Go Fest 2021 hits in July with a music festival theme

about X hours ago from
Pokémon Go Fest 2021 hits in July with a music festival theme

Pokémon Go Fest will return this July as an online event, similar to the virtual Go Fest held in 2020 in response to the pandemic. Pokémon Go developer Niantic announced Thursday that the two-day virtual event will run take place July 17-18, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. local time each day, and will feature a reduced ticket price of just $4.99.

Tickets for last year’s Pokémon Go Fest cost $14.99, and this year’s lowered price marks the fifth anniversary of Pokémon Go, which launched July 6, 2016.