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Blizzard Will Launch Crossplay In Overwatch On All Platforms – PC, Xbox, PlayStation And Switch

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Blizzard Will Launch Crossplay In Overwatch On All Platforms - PC, Xbox, PlayStation And Switch

Game Director Aaron Keller announced the imminent launch of beta testing of the function in the online shooter in a video message from the development team. The beta does not yet have an exact launch date, and it is not yet clear when the full launch will take place.

All the details about preparing for crossplay for console owners, as well as matchmaking, were described in a special note on the official website.

  • Crossplay will be available in all game modes except competitive. In it, console users and PC users will play separately from each other.
  • On a PC, crossplay will be enabled by default and will not be allowed to be disabled.
  • PC players will not be allowed into matches that only have console owners – regardless of whether they are using a gamepad or mouse and keyboard.
  • On consoles, this feature may be opt-out, but matchmaking will work differently. In a “mixed” match, where users of all platforms are playing, the owner of the console will be able to get into only if he starts the game in a group with friends, where there is already at least one PC player.
  • If a console user turns off crossplay, they will only be able to play with players who have the same console.
  • Aim Assist will only be enabled for matches where there are no PC players.

Beta testing of crossplay will begin before the end of the current season, that is, until July 1. For PC players, the function will launch automatically, while console users will need to create their own Battle.net account, connect their platform in the account settings and log in to their platform.

At the same time, it is still impossible to transfer progress from one platform to another. Blizzard does not deny that it can add such a feature later, but it will not appear even before the release of crossplay from beta.

In honor of the start of testing the function, the developers will also give all players one gold loot box. They will be received by everyone who enters the game by the end of 2021.

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Leak: Video of a working PlayStation 5 dev kit appeared

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Leak: video of a working PlayStation 5 dev kit appeared

Before the official release of the PlayStation 5 design last year, images of devkits, a version of the console for game developers, were repeatedly leaked online. Someone merged photos, someone made renders, or simply redrawn the silhouette of the PS5 dev kit. Now the video has appeared with the included console.

A TikTok user posted a video of the PS5 devkit and noted that the console gets so hot that it can be used as a heater in cold weather. A few hours later, the account with the video was deleted, but someone managed to make a copy.

Debug information is displayed on the left side of the console. The devkit from the video is connected to a gigabit network and is equipped with some firmware 1.0.0.9.

Apparently, the author of the video was allowed to take the console home for the duration of the remote work. The final design of the PS5 is strikingly different from the working studio version, both inside and out.

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Insider: Microsoft and Bethesda are working on Quake reboot

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Insider: Microsoft and Bethesda are working on Quake reboot

The company Microsoft and publisher Bethesda allegedly begun work on a reboot of the legendary franchise the Quake. This was announced with reference to his sources by the author of the XboxEra.com portal Nick Baker.

According to preliminary data, id Software studio ( Doom Eternal ) is responsible for the development of the new shooter, MachineGames studio ( Wolfenstein: The New Order ) acts as the support team. The game should receive not only multiplayer but also a single-player campaign in which a woman will act as the main protagonist.

The story of the war between earthlings and cyborgs from the planet Stroggos was revealed in the shooters Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, Quake 2, and Quake 4. And the last game in the series is still the competitive arena-shooter Quake Champions from iD Software and Saber Interactive, which failed to gain popularity in the gaming community.

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The developers of S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 responds to fan criticism of poor AI

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The developers of S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 responds to fan criticism of poor AI

After watching the debut gameplay trailer of STALKER 2: Heart of Chernobyl, many fans noted the strange artificial intelligence of opponents, when they cannot hit the main character with a weapon, being only a few meters away from him.

Developers of STALKER 2 decided to reassure fans, assuring that everything is in order with the artificial intelligence, and that shown in the video was done deliberately to give it a more cinematic look.

For the trailer, we deliberately turned the AI ​​down to a minimum for maximum cinematography. In the game itself, you can choose How many bullets, and how often you catch them.
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Previously STALKER 2 was compared with the previous parts and showed the differences. And also the developer of an unofficial remake of the first STALKER on the Unreal Engine 4 has revealed a new atmospheric teaser with Lab X16.

The release of the second part will take place on April 28, 2022, for PC and Xbox Series X / S.

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