Starbreeze has a brand new CEO and a plan to get again on cast flooring. And that plan? The heist of our age: Reviving Payday 2 construction after a yr’s hiatus. Someone get the drill, the C4, and the windowless van.
That information, plus Battlefield V heads to Wake Island, Ubisoft delays Watch Canines Legion and the remainder of its 2020 lineup, 28 seconds of the Command & Overcome remaster, and Agent 47 dons a pumpkin for Halloween.
That is gaming information for October 21 to 25.
It’s nice to peer Bloober Group getting a bit love. After making a gift of Observer closing week, Epic’s again with Layers of Worry as one in every of this week’s loose sport choices. ‘Tis the season finally, with Halloween proper across the nook—although if frights aren’t your favourite, you’ll be able to additionally seize a replica of the Portal-esque puzzler Q.U.B.E. 2.
The Marble Nest
After all, Epic’s now not the one one engaging in Halloween. Pathologic 2 is freeing its standalone enlargement The Marble Nest subsequent week, a spin-off tale that still serves as form of a demo for the entire revel in. As such, it’s loose for Pathologic 2 house owners and $10 for everybody else. The trailer is suitably unsettling, in the event you’d like a glimpse at what awaits.
Borderlands three is within the horrifying spirit as neatly, striking out its first post-release content material this week. Dubbed “The Bloody Harvest,” it introduces a brand new planet (“Heck”) filled with zombies and different seasonally suitable foes. The surroundings seems to be neat sufficient, although the cosmetics aren’t just about as bizarre as I anticipated in a post-Overwatch, submit-Fortnite technology.
Hitman, too? Certainly, Hitman 2’s working a Halloween match as neatly, an escalation contract that apparently casts Agent 47 within the function of the Headless Horseman, albeit sans-horse. It’s fairly a trailer, with our bodies being dragged into ritual circles and a screechy violin to punctuate the motion. Nearly makes me want for a Hitman sport that leans into the weirdness on show right here.
Delays, delays, delays
A distinct form of horrifying: Ubisoft this week introduced myriad delays. So far as I will be able to inform, it impacts each sport in construction over there. Watch Canines Legion is getting driven again a couple of months, whilst Rainbow Six Quarantine and Gods and Monsters have been driven to later in 2021.
And it sort of feels like Ghost Recon Breakpoint used to be the inciting incident right here. Whilst I take care of it’s a extra fascinating sport than Wildlands, it bombed sales-wise—which Ubisoft’s Yves Guillemot chalks as much as, partially, it being “tougher to generate passion for a sequel to a Reside multiplayer sport, when prior iterations benefited from years of optimization.”
I’d pass one step additional and say that is the anticipated end-result of games-as-a-service. Why purchase the brand new sport when the brand new one is designed to stay you taking part in perpetually? Looks like an issue publishers created for themselves right here.
No longer each replace is geared round Halloween festivities. Battlefield V breaks from the fad, taking October 31 to drop its “Warfare within the Pacific” replace. There’s a brand new cinematic trailer, although in point of fact all you want to grasp is that Iwo Jima and Wake Island are coming within the close to long run, and that you just’ll in any case have the ability to play as the nice ol’ US of A. Nonetheless preserving out for Halfway, individually.
Petroglyph introduced a Command & Overcome remaster closing yr, and this week we were given the briefest glimpse of the up to date visuals in motion. The video beneath begins with the unique graphics, then flips to the brand new (and far smoother) sprites a couple of seconds in, an impact that’s a little like cleansing all of the gunk off your glasses.
Rip and tear
Some other ‘90s remaster, Bethesda introduced a couple of weeks in the past that Doom 64 might be coming to PC for the primary time subsequent yr. Why would you need to play the Nintendo 64 model of Doom? No concept. However you’ll be able to, and now there’s a trailer for it.
Simply closing week Starbreeze introduced it’s operating on Payday three for a 2022 launch, and I assumed “That’s a very long time to attend for a corporation on demise’s door.” Seems Starbreeze has a plan for the meantime, and the plan is to restore energetic construction on Payday 2. It’s a shocking about-face after a few yr’s hiatus, however perhaps an indication of excellent issues to come back from Starbreeze? Perhaps.
Some other sequel that turns out too a long way away, Dawn this week showed it’s operating on Planetside three and defined some elementary design tenets. Will they arrive to fruition? Smartly…
Don’t get me unsuitable, I’d love to peer a right kind next-gen Planetside. I’m merely now not satisfied Dawn has the runway to make it occur at this level. It’s an actual race in opposition to time over there, and citing Planetside three this week seems like a lifestyles preserver tossed blindly within the ocean after the disappointing release of Planetside Area and next layoffs.
Climate outdoor is frightful
Capcom’s tightened the window between the console and PC releases of Monster Hunter, however there’s nonetheless going to be a couple of months’ extend sooner than we see the Iceborne enlargement over right here. Launched in September console-side, this week Capcom tagged the PC model with a January nine release. All that ice positive seems to be lovely although.
Not anything can ever be simple for Fallout 76, eh? We solid some sidelong glances at Bethesda’s new $100-a-year subscription carrier previous this week, as a result of charging for quality-of-life options gave the impression doubtful. Seems the quality-of-life options don’t even paintings as marketed although, which is…neatly, a multitude. The Scrapbox, an infinite garage container, has apparently misplaced some folks’s crafting fabrics, and so-called “personal servers” aren’t in truth all that personal, as any individual to your pals record can sign up for despite the fact that now not particularly invited.
Bethesda advised Polygon it’s operating to rectify each problems, however woof, now not a really perfect first (or eighteenth) influence.