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Epic Games today announced that its behemoth battle royale title Fortnite is receiving DirectX 12 support in the upcoming 11.20 update, offering another option over DirectX 11. This is coming on the heels of the Fortnite Chapter 2 update, which brought in a wealth of new features to the title, including a new map. Epic says in its announcement blog post that when using DirectX 12, Fortnite ...read more
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Bing gave Microsoft Flight Simulator a hand when it came to recreating the planet as we know it, and in return, the simulator team fixed their clouds. Somewhere in collaboration between the two development teams, the Microsoft Flight Simulator team noticed that some aspects of Bing’s world build were inconsistent and so have lent a hand fixing them. IIn an interview at X019 with PCGamesN, ...read more
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Xbox's Phil Spencer says they won't prioritize Project Scarlett's price over its hardware. In an interview with Eurogamer, Xbox’s Phil Spencer says the company won’t prioritize Project Scarlett’s price over its hardware. “If you remember at the launch of Xbox One, we were $100 more expensive and less powerful. So, I won’t be in that position. There’s no doubt about that,” says ...read more
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Street Fighter V: Champion Edition releases next year and includes the new V-Skill mechanic and Street Fighter III villain Gill joining the roster. The official Street Fighter Twitter account revealed some big news, news hinted at since last month by the producer Yoshinori Ono. Street Fighter V: Champion Edition will be launching on February 14th of next year. Champion Edition will included 40 ...read more
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When it comes to Xbox, one thing that this year’s X019 showed is that the company is looking to create a lot of different experiences. In the time of Game Pass, content is king and it means that they will need a diversified portfolio of games to catch anyone and everyone. One area of focus the head of the division wants to see is RPGs. In an interview with Xbox UK, which you can see below, ...read more
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The Torchlight franchise seemed poised for a comeback in 2019 with the release of Echtra Games’ Torchlight Frontiers. Unfortunately, it seems that the title has been delayed. Echtra CEO Max Schaefer, who was also a co-founder for Blizzard North, confirmed the delay to PC Gamer at the recent ExileCon. Schaefer said that the title would not release in the “2019 time frame that was indicated ...read more
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Sony’s PlayStation 4 recently celebrated its sixth anniversary, having first launched on November 15th 2013 in North America. Sales have only been rising ever since – the company recently reported 102.8 million units shipped worldwide as of September 30th 2019. This makes it the second highest selling console of all time, trailing just behind the PlayStation 2. With the PlayStation 5 ...read more
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Counter-Strike: Global Offensive’s next operation is out right now – as if Valve’s announcement of Half-Life: Alyx out of nowhere on a Monday night weren’t enough. Operation Shattered Web brings a whole bunch of features to the game, including new maps, agents to unlock, an accolade system to highlight your accomplishments, and a battle pass. Shattered Web’s progression system is ...read more
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Microsoft finally unveiled gameplay for Relic Entertainment’s Age of Empires 4 at X019 and it was something. Showcasing Medieval times, it was the perfect mix of city building, armies and stellar unit animation. Even better is the fact that the RTS won’t have any microtransactions or in-game purchases. Speaking to PCGamesN, creative director Adam Isgreen said that, “The idea of ...read more
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Twitch is looking to make streaming easier for beginners with its newly launched Twitch Studios. Currently in beta, Twitch Studios is free software that aims to simplify the set-up process required for streaming games, and to manage streams overall. Most gamers rely on third-party streaming programs like OBS or Xsplit to stream content. And it can be a bit of a barrier to entry for those ...read more
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