Category Archives: Developer Coverage

What is The Quarry? New Trailer Shows You How to Survive Summer Camp

Today, 2K and Supermassive Games released a new gameplay overview trailer for The Quarry, which launches on June 10 across PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and Windows PC via Steam.

Narrated by Will Byles, director of The Quarry at Supermassive Games, the gameplay overview trailer covers a wide range of topics including the premise behind the game, types of gameplay features, accessibility options, and game modes. Included as part of the overview trailer is a quick peek at the new online multiplayer mode, in which the host invites up to seven friends to watch and vote on key decisions to create a story shaped by the whole group.

The Quarry is currently available for pre-order and doing so grants the Horror History Visual Filter Pack*. This adds three cinematic visual filters to The Quarry, replicating different eras and styles of iconic horror filmmaking including 8mm-style film grain (indie horror), a retro VHS aesthetic (’80s horror), and classic black-and-white (classic horror).

Developed by Supermassive Games, The Quarry is rated M for Mature by the ESRB. For more information on The Quarry, visit the game’s official website, Instagram, and TikTok, and follow 2K on YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook.

New action-adventure title Jurassic World Primal Ops Revealed by Behaviour Interactive and Universal Games

Behaviour Interactive, in collaboration with Universal Games and Digital Platforms, today revealed Jurassic World Primal Ops, a new free-to-play mobile action-adventure game where players rescue, collect and fight alongside their favorite dinosaurs. Expected to launch soon on the App Store and Google Play, the game puts players in the boots of battle-trained handlers who use their combat skills to save dinosaurs from enemies and create a peaceful coexistence with humans. With deep dinosaur collection systems and incredible action-packed missions, Jurassic World Primal Ops is a can’t-miss experience on mobile for fans of the Jurassic World franchise.

In Jurassic World Primal Ops, dinosaurs roam the earth as they once did millions of years ago. While many have embraced their return, others have seized the opportunity to use them to fulfill their own greedy agendas. In the game, only players can save the dinosaurs from another extinction. As elite battle-trained dinosaur handlers, their mission is to travel across North America, rescuing dinosaurs from malicious mercenaries, deadly poachers and sinister laboratories.

Luckily, they can call on their newly rescued companions to fight by their side. Using their unique abilities, these dinosaur companions can overcome any challenge standing in the way and turn the tide in any mission. From a trampling Triceratops to supply-dropping Pteranodons to the mighty T-Rex, every rescued dinosaur brings a new dynamic to the adventure.

“We’re extremely proud of Jurassic World Primal Ops, and we strongly believe players will love it. The game offers a new and unique mobile gameplay experience in the Jurassic World universe, and the twist on collecting dinosaurs provides a ton of varied gameplay,” said Jason Millena, Senior Creative Director, Behaviour Interactive. “Since the inception of the Jurassic World franchise, we’ve been on a journey that evolves this fantastic relationship between dinosaurs and humans. It’s exciting to showcase how not only do they coexist peacefully, but how they can work together to save other dinosaurs.”

Jurassic World Primal Ops lets players immerse themselves in the Jurassic World franchise, allowing them to deepen their connection with dinosaurs in thrilling, new ways,” said Jim Molinets, SVP of Production, Universal Games and Digital Platforms. “The game is reflective of the brand’s signature storytelling, intense action, compelling environments and diverse characters, and promises to be engaging for new and long-time fans alike.”

Jurassic World Primal Ops will be available on iOS App Store and on Android Google Play soon. The game is free to download and offers in-app purchases. The latest film in the Jurassic World franchise – Jurassic World Dominion – debuts in theaters on June 10, 2022.

EXPLORE ‘THE ART OF STEALTH’ IN SNIPER ELITE 5

Rebellion, one of the world’s most successful video games developers and publishers, has today released a new Sniper Elite 5 video that reveals further details about the stealth options that will be available to players when the game is released on May 26. Offering insight from the development team as well as from the game’s military advisor and motion capture artist Paul Biddiss, the new Spotlight trailer features interviews and gameplay footage showcasing the new traversal, sneaking and takedowns in Sniper Elite 5, including new non-lethal options. The new Spotlight video is available to watch here: 

Paul Biddiss, the military advisor and action coordinator for a number of high-profile movies and TV shows, provided his expertise to the Sniper Elite 5 development team as well as being the motion capture artist for Karl Fairburne, helping to ensure the highest possible level of authenticity to his movements and takedowns. Speaking about his involvement in the game Paul said: “All the takedowns are realistic to the training that was given to SOE operatives… everything is realistic. There is no embellishment.”

The new video also gives details of the other stealthy options open to Karl including new traversal mechanics which open up hidden areas of the maps as well as giving the player alternative routes to approach their objectives. The player will also have to consider the audible distance of both their weapon and ammo when taking a shot if they want to remain undetected.

For Sniper Elite 5 the player will have a host of non-lethal options at their disposal including the ability to incapacitate the enemy with non-lethal takedowns and ammunition. These options provide the player with even greater scope to approach each mission and game scenario in a way that best suits their playstyle and their objective.

The latest game in the award-winning franchise, Sniper Elite 5 will release simultaneously on Xbox Game Pass, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Steam and the Windows Store on May 26, 2022. Players that pre-order Sniper Elite 5 will receive an additional Target Führer campaign mission entitled “Wolf Mountain.” A Deluxe Edition is also available, which will include Season Pass One, as well as the P.1938 Suppressed Pistol for pre-orders.

To keep up to date with all the latest Sniper Elite 5 news please visit sniper.com and follow the game on social media: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.

Classic Sci-Fi Survival Horror Is Back When Dead Space Launches January 27, 2023 for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S and PC

Motive, a studio of Electronic Arts Inc. today announced during their Crafting the Tension Art Developer Livestream that Dead Space™will officially launch on January 27, 2023 for PlayStation®5, Xbox Series X|S and PC. Dead Spaceis a remake of the classic sci-fi survival horror game that is being rebuilt from the ground up leveraging the Frostbite™ game engine. Still remaining true to the original game’s thrilling vision, the remake offers enhanced audio and crisp, harrowing visuals that have been carefully reimagined to evoke a new level of immersion and quality.

“Developing this remake has been a lot of fun for us at Motive, as we’re true fans of the franchise and want to treat it with the respect it deserves. It’s been equally exciting to see players’ reactions as we’re taking them on this development journey with us,” said Phillippe Ducharme, Senior Producer of Dead Space. “We’re making great progress on our road to hitting Alpha and we’re happy to announce that the game will be launching in January next year. We can’t wait for players, both old and new, to see how we’ve elevated the original experience in the remake to be just as impactful for this generation.”

Dead Spaceputs players in the boots of Isaac Clarke, an everyman engineer on a routine mission to fix a gigantic mining starship, the USG Ishimura. But aboard the Ishimura, a living nightmare awaits. The ship’s crew has been slaughtered and infected, and Isaac’s girlfriend, Nicole, is missing somewhere on board. Alone and trapped, with only his engineering tools and skills, Isaac faces a battle for survival – not only against terrifying monsters called Necromorphs, but his own crumbling sanity.

Also revealed today in the Dead Space livestream, the team at Motive showcased an early look at how the remake visually evolves and updates the original with in-game props, tools, environments and more being reconstructed to a level of polish and details fit for the next generation of hardware and PCs. Moreover, by combining enhancements like dynamic, volumetric lighting with atmospheric and environmental VFX rendered in full-HDR, Dead Space allows players to confront the frighteningly tight corridors and shadowed hallways of the USG Ishimura with unprecedented levels of immersion for the beloved franchise.

Will Isaac live to unravel the dreadful mystery of what happened to the slaughtered crew and ship, or be forever lost to the cold vacuum of space? Find out when Dead Spaceofficially launches worldwide on January 27, 2023 for PlayStationⓇ5, Xbox Series X|S and PC.

For more information and to stay up to date on the remake, visit the official website, like Dead Spaceon Facebook and Instagram, follow the franchise on Twitter and subscribe to its YouTube channel.

Gotham Knights Official Nightwing & Red Hood Gameplay Reveal; Pre-Orders Available Today

Warner Bros. Games and DC today revealed the first official gameplay of Nightwing and Red Hood in Gotham Knights, the upcoming open-world, third-person action RPG in development by Warner Bros. Games Montréal. Narrated by Game Director Geoff Ellenor, the new video debuts an extended look at both playable characters as they bring justice to Gotham City’s criminal element, while also investigating clues around the mysterious Court of Owls. In this gameplay walkthrough, each hero’s distinct fighting style and open-world traversal abilities are on full display, from Nightwing’s unique acrobatic combat and aerial glider to Red Hood’s twin firearm skills and powerful leaping capability.

Gotham Knights is scheduled to launch worldwide on Oct. 25, 2022. Please note, to provide players with the best possible gameplay experience, the game will release on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S and PC and will not be available for PlayStation 4 or Xbox One consoles.

Starting today, Gotham Knights will be available for pre-order on all launch platforms via the PlayStation Store, Microsoft Store, Steam and Epic Games Store. Players can pre-order the Gotham Knights Standard Edition for $69.99 (SRP). The Gotham Knights Deluxe Edition can be pre-ordered for $89.99 (SRP), including the base game and Visionary Pack downloadable content (DLC) with exclusive gear, cosmetics, Beyond Suitstyle character skins inspired by the Batman Beyond animated series and more. The Gotham Knights Collector’s Edition can be pre-ordered for $299.99 (SRP), featuring the Deluxe Edition, augmented reality collectable pin, 16-page media book, exclusive Gotham City map, four-character statue diorama and more. Additionally, pre-orders will receive the 233 Kustom Batcycle Skin at launch, based on the vehicle’s first appearance in DC’s Detective Comics #233. For more information on how pre-order Gotham Knights, visit GothamKnightsGame.com.

Gotham Knights features the Batman Family as players step into the roles of Batgirl, Nightwing, Red Hood and Robin, a new guard of trained DC Super Heroes who must rise up as the protectors of Gotham City in the wake of Batman’s death. From solving mysteries that connect the darkest chapters in the city’s history to defeating notorious villains in epic confrontations, players will confront an array of challenges as they evolve into their own version of the Dark Knight.

To learn more about Gotham Knights, visit GothamKnightsGame.com or connect with us online via Twitter (@GothamKnights), YouTube (GothamKnights), Instagram (@GothamKnights), Facebook (GothamKnights) and Discord (GothamKnights).

Discover Warstride Challenges’ new Gameplay Overview Trailer!

Warstride Challenges, the high-octane fast-paced FPS by Dream Powered Games and Focus Entertainment, shows up in a new Gameplay Overview Trailer. Playable right now in early access on Steam, discover this intense and fun speedrunning game and learn how to shred demons into pieces in crazy trials with powerful abilities and weapons. 

Gear up and race against the clock

Available on early access since April 19, Warstride Challenges’ easy-to-learn but hard to master gameplay has already conquered a solid and growing community, and today’s video should now help newcomers take their first step, learn some tips and prepare to join the battle!

A community driven game

Compete with the ghost of any player with the Nemesis Mode, a simple feature that lets you add anyone as a competitor. Thanks to the level editor, and the amazing growing community of Warstriders, create and share your own challenges and show your skills on fully customizable and deadly trials.

Warstride Challenges You!

The community contest is still on! Beat our Nemesis, affectionately named Patrick, in Level 5 of the Crypt (Crypt-5) for a chance to win prizes! Take a screenshot to prove your success and share it on Twitter by Tagging “@Focus_entmt” and a friend with the #WarstrideChallenges. This contest will end with a random draw among winners on May 5th, don’t miss your chance!

Warstride Challenges is available on Steam in Early Access with a 25% limited time discount to celebrate the Launch of the Early Access!

ROGUE SNAIL AND GEARBOX PUBLISHING ANNOUNCE RELIC HUNTERS LEGEND

Rogue Snail and Gearbox Publishing are proud to announce their partnership in bringing Relic Hunters Legend to life. The upcoming top-down, looter-shooter, is full of shooting, looting, and having fun with friends.

“It was here at PAX East, almost two years ago to the day when we started conversations with Gearbox – now we’re unveiling our partnership to the world, and we couldn’t be more excited,” said Mark Venturelli, CEO of Rogue Snail and Creative Director on the Relic Hunters Legend. “We’ll have a lot more to share on Relic Hunters Legend soon and how everyone can get involved.”

Relic Hunters Legend is an in-development free-to-play online looter-shooter RPG featuring exciting, fast-paced gameplay, a variety of powerful equipment and weapons with tons of customizable options, and a cast of rowdy rebels with different skills and abilities that you can fine tune to match your playing style! Dive into an epic adventure with the Relic Hunters to recover lost Relics and “Duck, Duck, Loot” some Ducans!

  • Be A Rebel – Online cooperative play for up to four players! Play the campaign solo, play with your friends, or make some new friends in this exciting and fun-filled galactic adventure! Enhance your experience by joining the Relic Hunters Legends Official Discord channel. Be among the first to learn about in-development features and talk directly with the Rogue Snail team – let your voice be heard!
  • Power Up – Choose from several Hunters with unique abilities, upgrade your equipment, and customize skills to perfect your Relic-Hunting machine! Relic Hunters Legend is an exciting looter-shooter RPG where you can customize each Hunter to fit your playstyle. Enjoy theory-crafting and tons of stats that will satisfy the most hardcore players!
  • Adventure Awaits – Run and gun online in full 3D environments with smart enemies, cool abilities, and upgradable weapons and armor. Chill out solo, with people you know, or help out some fellow rebels in need! Put on your game face and tackle some serious challenges or a kick-back looting mission whenever you feel like it.
  • PC Optimized – Featuring 4K Resolution, unlocked framerate, ultrawide support, as well as fully customizable controls and many options to make your gameplay smooth like butter.

Stay in the loop with all upcoming announcements and reveals on the Relic Hunters Legend Steam page.

A Closer Look at the Weapons and Customization in Sniper Elite 5

Rebellion, one of the world’s most successful independent studios, has today released a new video for Sniper Elite 5 which gives in-depth insight from the development team about the variety of weapons in the game as well as the incredible customization options available to the player. The new Weapons & Customization Spotlight also reveals the steps the team at Rebellion takes to recreate the authentic weapons in minute detail and is available to view here:

Rebellion worked with renowned military historian and star of the Combat Dealers TV show, Bruce Crompton, as well as the Imperial War Museum and Royal Armouries Museum to capture thousands of reference images and audio recordings of World War 2 weapons and vehicles to help ensure maximum authenticity. The new video takes you behind the scenes and shows the meticulous level of detail that goes into creating the game.

Sniper Elite 5 offers a level of customization never seen before in the franchise with players able to change a weapon’s stock, magazines, receiver, barrel, scopes and iron sights as well as the materials. This enables the player to finesse their weapons to best suit their playstyle, whether that is stealthy and methodical, ‘run and gun’ or a mixture of the two. Customization options can also be accessed during gameplay as the player discovers Workbenches in the game maps. These will in turn unlock further customization options.

The latest game in the award-winning franchise, Sniper Elite 5 will release simultaneously on Xbox Game Pass, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4 & 5, Epic, Steam and the Windows Store on May 26, 2022. The game is available to pre-order now and players that do pre-order will receive an additional Target Führer campaign mission titled “Wolf Mountain.” A Deluxe Edition is also available, which will include Season Pass One, as well as the P.1938 Suppressed Pistol for pre-orders.

To keep up to date with all the latest Sniper Elite 5 news please visit sniper.com and follow the game on social media: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.

The EVERSPACE 2 Stinger’s Debut Update is Now Available

Independent AA developer ROCKFISH Games is excited to share non-April Fools news today as their latest EVERSPACE 2 update goes live to players on Steam, GOG, and will be coming soon to the Microsoft Store. As part of this update, early WIP localization has been added, bringing EVERSPACE 2 to eager space pilots all over the globe.

Stinger’s Debut, previously titled Rogue’s Debut in the 2022 roadmap, adds the Stinger, EVERSPACE 2’s third light fighter class. This new ship focuses on electronic warfare, making devices a critical component for pilots who favor agile, ability-focused spacecraft. When using ship devices, a third weapon hardpoint underneath the Stinger’s hull is activated, dealing 50% more primary damage. The Stinger’s Void Swarm Ultimate instantly resets device cooldowns and releases a swarm of aggressive micro-bots that consume everything in their way, prioritizing the locked target. Upon return, these bots restore the player ship’s hull and armor based on damage dealt. Stinger vessels can take flight with random perks like 20% reduced cooldown for support or warfare devices, Void Swarm radius increased by 25%, or become cloaked for five seconds after its shield is depleted.

Along with a new hostile subfaction, the Okkar Prime, the update also brings improved crafting, and resources gathering features as well as new equipment, story content, perks and additional challenges scattered throughout the EVERSPACE 2 star systems. Along with these improvements, the ROCKFISH Games team has rebalanced portions of the game and added experimental difficulty levels that can be changed any time.

“While Stinger’s Debut does not add a new star system to explore like in previous updates, the added features and substantial changes deepen the overall experience, especially when starting a new game,” said Michael Schade, CEO of ROCKFISH Games. “We’ve set up a new player data pool analyzing the impact from this update’s changes and additions to core game systems like crafting, mining, ship devices, and new game progression curve. We can’t wait to see how many catalysts and blueprints will be found, and what new builds top pilots will come up with.”

The Stinger’s Debut Update will also include experimental UI and text language support for German, French, Italian, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, Polish, Czech, Simplified and Traditional Chinese, Japanese, and Korean so the international EVERSPACE 2 community can join in the fun at full capacity. As the early implementations of localization may not be perfect yet, localization for EVERSPACE 2 will be continuously updated along with any missing text and required fixes for the full release in early 2023.

The content-gated EVERSPACE 2 demo on Steam has been updated with all relevant changes, including WIP localization. In the updated demo, players from all over the globe can explore the first sector of EVERSPACE 2’s first star system and carry their save game over to Early Access.

A full list of features and fixes can be found on the Stinger’s Debut Update Steam community post.

EVERSPACE 2 has two additional major updates planned to release in 2022. Drake: Gang Wars will add the massive star system Drake to the game, throwing pilots into the middle of a three faction battle over fire and ocean planets. Ancient Rifts, planned for this fall, will give players their first taste of endgame content with high-risk, high-reward challenges.For more details on both the Drake: Gang Wars and Ancients Rifts updates, check out the EVERSPACE 2 roadmap Steam news update.

EVERSPACE 2 is currently available on Steam, GOG, and the Microsoft Store, and is planned to release on Xbox and PlayStation consoles when the full game is launched in early 2023. This is when also a fully optimized version for Steam Deck will be available.

Follow EVERSPACE 2 on Twitter, Facebook, and join the game’s Discord to stay in the loop on the latest developments and join the ROCKFISH Games team Fridays as they show off content from their latest EVERSPACE 2 dev build on the ROCKFISH Games Twitch and YouTube channel from 8 pm to 10 pm CET / 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm ET / 11:00 am to 1:00 pm PT. Viewers are encouraged to ask questions directly to the dev team.