Back in June, former Epic Games co-founder Cliff Bleszinski expressed
a desire to return to game development. In a podcast interview, he announced he was pitching a new "old school" shooter.
John Carmack, formerly of id Software, has revealed a little about the happenings at the studio he co-founded, specifically surrounding the development of Doom 4. He couldn't talk too much.
He did reveal that the hardest part of tackling a new Doom has been for id "deciding exactly what the essence of Doom is," as such an endeavour is "heck of a lot harder than you might think."
DICE has today released the latest PC patch for Battlefield 4 with multiplayer going offline for "a few hours" in order to bring the changes to the servers. Xbox One's title update is yet to be released.
This December 9th PC patch tackles "one of the most frequently occurring" crashes for gamers, and helps grenades sail through open doors instead of 'bouncing back'.
Dead Space dev Visceral Games has already been involved in some Battlefield development as they helped out DICE with Battlefield 3 DLC. Now they might be tackling something far more substantial.
This is the belief held by Wedbush Morgan analyst Michael Pachter, who initially said it was Criterion Games that was getting in on the military series. This would suggest an annual launch.
It seems the official title for Creative Assembly's Alien IP game is 'Alien Isolation' as leaked artwork bursts on the Internet ahead of an official announcement. An image shows a young woman in a space suit.
This is believed to be lead character Amanda Ripley, daughter of Ellen Ripley. Alien Isolation is reportedly a first-person stealth horror with a melee focus aboard a station stalked by a lone Xenomorph.
Respawn showed off two types of mechs, called "Titans", that will be in their upcoming multiplayer shooter Titanfall. The Stryder is a light, mobile mech, whereas the Ogre is a sturdy, heavy machine.
One of the most intriguing games being published by Ubisoft for PC and next-gen is their MMO shooter Tom Clancy's The Division, which takes place in the aftermath of an epidemic that has swept NYC.
At the Spike TV Videogame Awards 2013, the publisher released a video showing off the power of their Snowdrop Engine, giving advanced lighting and particle effects.
Bohemia Interactive has announced the Make Arma Not War contest which will be offering €500,000 in prizes for developers who create the best mods for ArmA III.
Big Robot has announced that a new "Teapot" update has been released for their open world shooter Sir, You Are Being Hunted, which adds a new robo-enemy, the Poacher, wildlife, and professions.
Overkill has announced that the Gage Weapon Pack #1 will be coming to Payday 2 today. which will add weapons such as the Eagle Heavy Rifle and the Signature .40 pistol. The DLC also adds new mods, masks (with new patterns and materials) and increases player inventory as well.
Vostok Games has announced that their spiritual sequel to S.T.A.L.K.E.R., Survarium, will be getting a UK release sometime in the second half of 2014.
There's only so far the current cert system in Planetside 2 can carry players before it runs out of unlocks, and so now the Sony Online team is looking into "personal progression systems" for long-term aspirations.
It's a "tough design challenge," says creative director Matt Higby. They can't "gear out" newcomers and so have to look at other customisation options besides just adding more 'gear to the treadmill'.
DICE has announced the next PC update will be arriving tomorrow for Battlefield 4, so it launches alongside the China Rising expansion for all Premium members. Roll out begins 1.00am PST/10.00am UTC.
No new changes have been made to the earlier update notes for PC. It addresses the 'one-hit kill bug' where a single bullet's damage would be "applied multiple times".
Battlefield 4 supports a geo-leaderboard, says CEO Patrick Soderlund of DICE, which tells you the best players in your local area. What if they could pull your local weather too and have it appear in-game?
Soderlund says that's "frankly one dumb idea from me, but it's kind of cool!" The cloud-based world we now inhabit allows for so many more experiments with features.
The metagame of Clan Wars for Call of Duty: Ghosts is explained some more in a recent blog by Infinity Ward who say the system of nodes was designed to "ensure no one Clan can dominate" every node.
The important thing to remember is that wins are counted on a "per-player basis," and aren't dependent on using a Clan vs. Clan playlist. If you're in a Clan then you're already fighting the good fight.
Battlefield 4 developer “Trydling” has announced that a PC patch will be coming for Battlefield 4 on the 2nd December. The patch will fix such issues as the "one hit kill bug" and EMP attack blur effects.
A stellar looking remake of Command & Conquer: Renegade is near full release as the Unreal engine powered Renegade-X has gone through extensive testing to bring back the now classic online shooter.
Pitting GDI and Nod forces against each other, each team has a base to protect and utilise while they try to destroy the enemy. The community remake began in 2007 and releases in 2014.
PhysX in Call of Duty: Ghosts has been beefed up by Nvidia and Infinity Ward as the latest PC patch includes the new next generation fur technology, giving Riley the dog a shiny new coat to dazzle us with.
The fur tech was teased a while back with The Witcher used as an example where earlier versions of wolf fur looked ridiculously N64-era compared to the new simulated fur.
Ubisoft has revealed the new Ghosts Pack arsenal for the free-to-play online shooter Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Online in a new developer diary, which includes weapons from "the ruggedly reliable PP19 to the hybrid M1014."
Last July, a 19 year old modder Alexander Velicky produced
a Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim mod called "Falskaar", which took him a year to produce. The mod was a land mass a third the size of the game's main continent and included new quests, NPCs and soundtrack.