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First trailer and details of Battlefield 2042 – the game will be released on October 22

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First trailer and details of Battlefield 2042 - the game will be released on October 22

The video was presented during an Electronic Arts stream, three hours after the details of the game “leaked” to the network.

Before the event kicked off, there was a countdown, intermittently interrupted by digital clutter and snatches of talks and news coverage of a “massive crisis” and natural disasters around the world, including the “first-ever Category 6 hurricane.”


The trailer showed large-scale battles in megacities, ports, and near glaciers, as well as hurricanes. Four-legged combat robots with machine guns, missiles, and helicopters appeared in the frame. In one scene, a fighter pilot ejects from the cockpit, knocks down the enemy with a grenade launcher, and returns to the plane.

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  • There will be no plot campaign in the game – only multiplayer with some “narrative elements”.
  • Online mode has been significantly expanded in comparison with previous parts and promises “the largest maps in the history of the series.”
  • The multiplayer was divided into three “formats”: two of them are called “Full-scale war” and “Dangerous zone”, and the third will be discussed later.
  • On PC, PS5, and Xbox Series X | S, up to 128 players can participate in a single match. On PS4 and Xbox One – up to 64.
  • Play in “Full-scale war” will be allowed with bots.
    There will be seven maps at the start, including South Korea, Singapore, Egypt, Qatar, and Antarctica.
  • Each location will have dynamic weather, including active tornadoes and sandstorms, as well as destructibility, including deformation of the earth.
  • Classes will be replaced by “specialists” – there will be ten of them at the start.
  • They are going to support Battlefield 2042 for several years, and the developers already have a plan for the first year.
  • They are going to monetize the shooter according to the system of “battle passes” for seasons, each of which will last about three months. Only “cosmetics” will be paid.
  • Alpha testing will take place in early July (by invitation only), and an open beta for anyone who has pre-ordered will take place closer to release.
  • A full gameplay presentation will take place on June 13th.
  • The game will be released on October 22. The leaked date, October 15th, marks the start of Early Access for EA Play Pro subscribers.

 

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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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