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You Need to Up Your Skills to Steal Cars in Cyberpunk 2077

In certain respects, Cyberpunk 2077 will be a lot like Grand Theft Auto 5 – you’ll be able to kill people, you can run around an open world doing as you please, and you can even steal cars. But, that’s pretty much where the similarities stop. How do we know? During an interview after the latest Night City Wire, Senior Level Designer – Miles Tost – shared a little bit of insider information about the mechanics of Cyberpunk 2077. You Can Steal Cars in Cyberpunk 2077 But Not Right Away Just like in GTA V, you can steal cars from all the different classes of vehicles in the game. But, you won’t be able to do it right way, as you’ll have to boost certain character tats to make it possible. To pull people from vehicles, for example, you’ll need to build up your body stat. To break into parked vehicles, you have to have a good enough technical stat. The latter will probably determine...

Military Jets Are Making Their Way Into Microsoft Flight Simulator

Microsoft Flight Simulator might be all about civilian planes, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t a place for the cooler stuff – like fighter jets. Now, there’s a new military aircraft available for MFS. I’m talking about the Aermacchi MB-399 jet trainer, which you might recognize as it’s used by the Frecce Tricolori military aerobatic team. The plane you see above can be purchased from the SimMarket for €24.40 including VAT in Europe. For that price, you’ll get the plane itself, along with plenty of liveries, including those that represent the UAE, Argentina, Malaysia, and – naturally – Italy. We also have a couple of videos showing it in action embedded below, but for those of you in the U.S., it’s probably not the most important news that I’m bring you today. IndiaFoxtEcho – the folks behind the Aermacchi MB-399 – aren’t the only ones designing military aircraft for Microsoft Flight Simulator. DC Designs is working on something you might recognize: The F-15 Fighter Jet. As...

Ghost of Tsushima’s Multiplayer Mode Didn’t Happen By Accident

The Ghost of Tsushima multiplayer update has just launched (See how to download and play co-op) and now we’re learning that Sucker Punch developed the online multiplayer aspect of the game in parallel with the main game. The multiplayer element has, in fact, been in development for years and wasn’t thrown together as an afterthought. This holds true for the four-player raid mode that will be launching soon as well. This news comes straight from Legends lead, Darren Bridges, who explained that Sucker Punch wanted “cooperative multiplayer to be a pillar of the game” from “the very beginning.”  In fact, the online co-op mode was backed in from the very beginning, dating all the way back to the game’s original pitch. “We probably spent six months to a year thinking about different ideas. and ultimately, we came to Legends. We've been working on it really in parallel, both on the engine side and the content side from the beginning of the project.” With...

10 Years In, Blizzard Ends Development of StarCraft 2

StarCraft 2 has been around for a long time – 10 years, as a matter of fact. And, while the game is quite competitive, even now, it’s time for Blizzard to move on to bigger and better things. As such, the company will no longer develop or release major updates for StarCraft 2, although it will continue to release balancing fixes as needed. Going forward, Blizzard will set its sights on “what’s next.” This news comes via. a new dev update, in which Blizzard VP, Rob Bridenbecker, broke the news. The game will continue to be supported to some extent, but there will be no new for-purchase content and there won’t be a Q4 balance update due to the recently released update. “We’re going to continue supporting StarCraft II in the same manner as we have with our previous longstanding games, such as Brood War, focusing primarily on what our core and competitive communities care about most. What this means is that we’re not going to...

The List of Xbox Series X Launch Games Isn’t As Good As You Hoped

With just a month to go before the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S officially launch, Microsoft has finally announced its list of day-one launch games along with cross-gen releases. The full list also include games that support Smart Delivery – games that will be upgraded for free to next-gen hardware – and what games will be available on Xbox Games Pass. It should be noted that this list doesn’t include any brand-new first-party Xbox Games, but it does mark the arrival of Gears Tactics to console after its PC release earlier in 2020. Console exclusives like Tetris Effect: Connected and Yakuza: Like a Dragon, but these games are available on current-gen platforms – they just won’t be available on the PlayStation 5 until mid-2021. In addition, you can count on all the games currently available on Xbox Games Pass unless Microsoft adds or removes titles between now and launch day. Xbox Series XS Day-One Launch Games Assassins Creed Valhalla (Smart Delivery)Borderlands...

Resident Evil 8 Producers Just Got Us a Lot More Interested

Resident Evil 8, aka Resident Evil Village, isn’t the game industry’s best kept secret. As far back as March, we learned that the game will be such a departure from the series that it will piss you off and that we’d play through a first-person perspective. There were plenty of other rumors, too, but this time, we have news straight from RE8 producers Tsuyoshi Kanda and Peter Fabiano via the magazine Famitsu and translated by Twitter user @cvxfreak.   Arguably, the most important news is that Chris Redfield will, in fact, be returning, and he’ll play a huge rule in the game. He’s the run that brings protagonist Ethan Winters to the village in RE8. Ethan himself will wake up to find himself in the village after an unknown amount of time has passed. This week's issue of Famitsu (10/29) features a bit of new information regarding Resident Evil: Village. Details translated into English in this thread: pic.twitter.com/fSMEIM0rXP— Alex Aniel (@cvxfreak) October 14, 2020

Ghost Of Tsushima Gets Double Boosted For the PS5

Following confirmation from Sony that all but 11 PS4 games will be playable on the PS5, Ghost of Tsushima developer, Sucker Punch, has confirmed that the game will get quite the boost on the PS5, including 60 FPS performance, and you’ll have the ability to easily transfer your progress to the PS5 and pick up exactly where you left off. #GhostOfTsushima will be playable on PS5 on day one via backward compatibility, and you’ll be able to transfer your save from PS4 to pick up where you left off! Find out more info on the @PlayStation Blog: https://t.co/zirVETqRje https://t.co/2iblq4q1EJ— Ghost of Tsushima 🎮 OUT NOW (@SuckerPunchProd) October 9, 2020 Running Ghost of Tsushima at 60 FPS comes courtesy of the PS5’s Game Boost feature that will make PS4 games look just a bit better. But, that’s not all, as the Game Boost feature will also enable faster loading, something confirmed in a subsequent tweet: “PS5 owners playing with Game Boost will...

A New Outer Worlds Game Could Be Coming, But You Might Not Be Able to Play It

Fresh on the heels of news that The Outer Worlds is launching on Steam on October 23, new word has surfaced that game studio Obsidian is working on a new game that could be a sequel or a spin-off. Word comes from senior video games industry analyst, Daniel Ahmad of Niko Partners via Twitter. Last I heard a new entry in the franchise is being explored, currently in pre-production. Could change into something else ofc, but this is the current status. https://t.co/OGvfHjycNu— Daniel Ahmad (@ZhugeEX) October 11, 2020 With that in mind, we do know that The Outer Worlds will make the transition to the PS5 and Xbox Series X, with Obsidian working hard to make it happen sooner than later. However, Obsidian is now an Xbox Games studio, and that’s where problems with the next game in the series might lie. With Obsidian being an Xbox Games studio, there’s a chance that the next game might not be available on the...

Night City Wire Returns With a Deep Dive Into Cyberpunk 2077 Cars

As it turns out, there will be another episode of Cyberpunk 2077 Night City Wire, and this episode will be all about the cars in Night City. The 4th episode of Night City Wire is coming next Thursday, October 15 at 6PM CEST! This time, we'll go into details about the looks, sounds, and specs of #Cyberpunk2077 vehicles. As usual, you can expect new gameplay footage, announcements, and more!📺 https://t.co/y8iUIM0gBv pic.twitter.com/CbENAuOCEj— Cyberpunk 2077 (@CyberpunkGame) October 8, 2020 As you can see from the short teaser above, part for of Night City Wire will kick off on Thursday, October 15 at 6PM CEST – 9AM PDT, Noon EDT, and 5 PM BST. The entire focus is on the vehicles that you’ll drive around, and how much you’ll be able to interact with the environment with them. We expect to see new gameplay footage, among other things. This is big news considering that we’ve seen precious little about the vehicles of Night City. Is...

The PS5 Is Backward Compatible For Almost All PS4 Games

Sony has finally spilled the beans on backward compatibility, and we have some good news. In a blog post, Sony has confirmed that all PlayStation 4 games, with the exception of 11 games will be playable on the PS5. That’s 11 unplayable games out of more than 4,000, so we’re going to go ahead and write this one off as a win. Of all the games that aren’t compatible with the PlayStation 5, the only one that you’ll probably even recognize is Hitman Go: Definite Edition. The rest are, well, not important anyway. PS4 Games Not Backward Compatible on PS5 DWVRAfro Samurai 2 Revenge of Kuma Volume OneTT Isle of Man - Ride on the Edge 2Just Deal With It!Shadow Complex RemasteredRobinson: The JourneyWe SingHitman Go: Definite EditionShadwenJoe's Diner Just to make sure that you’re aware, when Sony updates the PlayStation Store for the PS5, these 11 games will be marked as “Playable on: PS4 only.” It should...

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