At the esteemed Tokyo Game Show 2023, Capcom gave fans a tantalizing glimpse into the future with an 8-minute gameplay showcase of the much-anticipated Dragon’s Dogma II. Guided by game director Hideaki Itsuno, the preview offered a deep dive into a sprawling world of exploration, epic battles, and diverse character classes.
The sequel's universe is slated to be four times larger than its predecessor, with a mix of returning beasts and brand-new monsters. This expansive realm is set to be peppered with hidden secrets and challenges.
The game will feature a slew of professions including sorcerer, warrior, thief, and archer, each boasting unique gameplay dynamics. A highlight of the showcase was the game's physics, allowing players to interact with the environment, such as toppling bridges.
Developed using the RE Engine, Dragon’s Dogma II will be available for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC. While a release date remains under wraps, it's noteworthy that the sequel was initially announced in 2022, marking the series' decade-long journey.
Today marks a pivotal moment for Cyberpunk 2077 enthusiasts. CD Projekt RED rolled out a substantial 2.0 patch for PC, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series. The update touches upon myriad game facets, ranging from balance adjustments and performance to visual and audio enhancements.
The developer team emphasizes that there's a trove of additions and refinements for players to discover on their own. While gamers can proceed with their existing save files, it's suggested to embark on a fresh journey to genuinely relish the game's revamp. A word of caution for mod users: potential compatibility issues might arise.
Lastly, come September 26th, fans can delve into a narrative expansion titled "Phantom Liberty", which, according to early feedback, is well worth the wait.
NVIDIA continues to ramp up gaming quality for its users with the release of its new Game Ready driver version 537.42. A significant focus has been placed on supporting the avant-garde DLSS technologies, including DLSS 3.5 and DLSS Ray Reconstruction. These enhancements promise heightened gaming experiences, especially evident in titles like Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty.
Moreover, this driver broadens its backing for other titles such as Warhaven and Witchfire with DLSS 3, and Party Animals which now harnesses DLSS Super Resolution and NVIDIA Reflex.
In terms of rectifications, NVIDIA addressed glitches within Octane Render related to shaders and erratic movement keys. However, users should be apprised of known issues, like performance hitches in Halo Infinite on Maxwell-based chips and interim challenges in DaVinci Resolve.
AMD has released its latest software update, Adrenalin Edition 23.9.2, for its range of graphics cards. This fresh installment introduces support for a slew of new games including "Lie P.", "Party Animals", and "Moto Festival The Crew™".
A spotlight feature of this update is the AMD Radeon™ Anti-Lag+. Users can expect up to a 45% reduction in lags in certain games, encompassing hits like Starfield, Witcher 3, and ELDEN RING. For convenience in monitoring lags and frame rates, the developers have integrated specific hotkeys and on-screen overlays.
The update also entails a series of significant fixes addressing issues like the Baldur's Gate 3 game on the Vulkan® API and various crashes when deploying specific graphic card models like the Radeon™ RX 7900 XTX. However, some known challenges persist and will be tackled in upcoming patches.
Call of Duty enthusiasts, gear up for an exhilarating addition! Activision has announced the integration of the legendary anti-hero from Todd McFarlane's comics, Spawn, into the roster of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone 2. The news was released on the prominent social platform X, where the developers showcased some captivating artwork and gave a glimpse of what’s to come.
Fans will be able to get their hands on the Spawn bundle starting September 27th. This addition is anticipated to bring distinctive animations, capabilities, and possibly exclusive missions to the game.
The Astronauts studio is gearing up for the full release of their roguelite shooter, "Witchfire", across various gaming platforms. At present, the game is exclusively available on PC via the Epic Games Store. However, the developers have confirmed plans to expand the list of platforms, including gaming consoles.
According to preliminary data, "Witchfire" will be in early access for roughly 12 to 16 months. During this period, the team promises to actively work on improving the game, adding new levels, enemies, and weapons. The Astronauts place particular emphasis on player feedback, aiming to tailor the game to their desires as much as possible.
The core gameplay of "Witchfire" revolves around battling witches in a dark, fantasy world. Players will control "sinners" - immortal witch hunters who utilize both firearms and magic. A unique feature of the game is that, upon death, the character loses their items and "witch fire", which serves as the game's currency for improving hero traits.
The developers aim to provide players with a deep exploration experience, offering several extensive locations filled with various enemies, bosses, and treasures.
Ubisoft has recently dropped a trailer for their upcoming blockbuster, Assassin’s Creed Mirage, highlighting the advantages of the PC version tailored for Intel hardware enthusiasts. If you're equipped with the latest Intel processors and graphics cards, the game promises a stellar experience.
Key features to look forward to in the PC version:
Experience the world in 4K resolution, running smoothly at 60 fps or even higher.
Enhanced visual depth with HDR rendering.
The inclusion of Intel's cutting-edge scaling technology, XeSS, for sharper image details.
Tailored optimization for the new Intel Arc graphics cards and 13th generation Intel Core processors ensures stability and peak performance.
Integration with the MSI Ambient Link lighting systems and the groundbreaking OWO Haptic Gaming System vests, offering an immersive gaming feel like never before.
We are eagerly awaiting the release of Assassin’s Creed Mirage on October 5th!
NVIDIA continues to impress gaming enthusiasts with their cutting-edge technology. A recent trailer for the expansion "Phantom Liberty" of the renowned game "Cyberpunk 2077" was unveiled, emphasizing ray tracing and the DLSS 3.5 feature.
It's worth noting that CD Projekt RED's "Cyberpunk 2077" will be among the vanguard of games to support this version of DLSS, introduced to the world this past August. This means players can anticipate 4K quality visuals with top-tier ray tracing details. For PCs equipped with the GeForce RTX 4090 graphics card, NVIDIA claims the game will deliver performance exceeding 100 FPS.
The wait is almost over with the expansion's release slated for September 26, 2023. Additionally, a significant 2.0 update to the core game, packed with gameplay enhancements, is set to drop on September 21.
The recently released game "Lies of P", inspired by the classic tale of Pinocchio, has quickly captured the hearts of players. This splendid story unfolds in the techno-revolutionary world of Krat during a temporal era, charting the journey of a puppet crafted by Geppetto. The primary objective of our protagonist is to save the city from a machine uprising and an impending epidemic.
Since its release, the game has gathered numerous reviews and has been included in Game Pass, allowing Microsoft subscribers to enjoy it on both Xbox and PC. On Steam, the game debuted with 13,421 players online, yielding a user rating of 90% based on over a thousand reviews.
AMD has released a fresh update for their graphics driver, now available for download from their official website, bringing significant tweaks for its users.
Among the priority issues AMD aims to tackle in upcoming driver versions are:
In-game performance monitoring tools occasionally encountering display hitches for FPS.
Video recordings made with Adrenalin Edition using the AV1 codec may face audio-video desynchronization.
Furthermore, the return-to-factory settings feature for the video card has been temporarily disabled following user-reported inconsistencies.
The highlight of this release is the optimization tailored for the upcoming game "Lies of P", set to launch on September 19th. The game’s developers highly recommend utilizing the latest AMD driver for optimal performance and stability.