Facebook is a massive company that has arguably dominated social media and more than dabbled in gaming, creating several VR headsets over the years. According to a new report, Facebook wants to take its gaming side of the business to a new level, and has accordingly penned deals to bring Assasssin’s Creed and Splinter Cell to VR for the first time. Facebook has been putting more money and time into expanding into gaming, and allegedly, it now appears that the company is taking one more leap. According to the report from The Information, Facebook wants to add known, popular game franchise VR experiences to encourage players to try out the Oculus line of VR headsets. Gamers who like the franchises and haven’t yet tried out VR may decide to make the leap with these additions. The deal struck with Ubisoft is being headed by the Vice President of Special Gaming Initiatives, but Facebook CEO Zuckerberg is said to be ‘personally involved,’ as well. Until Facebook or … [Read more...] about Splinter Cell, Assassin’s Creed VR Games Reportedly in the Works
Where is Fortnite Fortbyte 11? Another day has dawned, and that means a new computerised puzzle piece has arrived in Epic’s byte-filled battle royale game. A new one turns up each and every day in season 9, and today you’re going to want to find a Fortnite circling jungle parrot. This is the latest development in the Fortnite Fortbytes locations challenges. Fortbyte 11 in Fortnite is the next one of these to go live, and we’re going to tell you precisely where you need to go to pick it up. This is a tricky one to get, really, as the Fortnite circling jungle parrot is easy to miss and hardly an obvious point of interest. But, on the plus side, you don’t need to have a certain cosmetic like a special Fortnite skin equipped to get the eleventh puzzle piece. Like a few of the more recent pieces, this may have involved a little grinding, but you can grab this at any stage of the Battle Pass. So, without further ado, here’s where to find a Fortnite circling … [Read more...] about Fortnite Fortbyte 11: circling jungle parrot location
It’s looking pretty certain now that at least one of those “multiple Diablo projects” teased by developer Blizzard last year is on the way. Following recent reports that devs were being moved off a Starcraft FPS to work on Diablo 4, the studio has now put up two new job adverts for a Diablo title – a lead character artist and a lead concept artist. Excitingly, it also seems that the game already exists, at least in part – Diablo 4 has been shown to Blizzard employees. The job adverts state that the studio is working on a “new, unannounced Diablo project”, emphasising that knowledge of the series universe is key. Given that these roles would probably be important in a title’s development from the get-go the adverts could suggest that the project is not very far along yet. However, it would seem from another source that this isn’t the case. According to French publication Le Monde (via user Damien at forum IcyVeins, as the full … [Read more...] about Diablo 4 has reportedly already been shown to Blizzard employees
FACEBOOK is launching its own cryptocurrency next year with plans of allowing people to move money from their smartphone. But what is cryptocurrency, and how will Libra work? Here's what you need to know. What is Facebook's cryptocurrency Libra? Facebook is launching the cryptocurrency next year that will allow people to move money from their smartphone. The currency is known as Libra, which the social network says it has "no special role" in governing and will manage the reserve equally with a group of big companies. Experts have branded the move a dangerous power grab that marks Facebook's "most invasive and dangerous" form of surveillance yet. So far, Facebook has enlisted 28 firms, including Spotify and Uber, who each had to invest a minimum of £8million to be a founding member of the Libra Association, an independent not-for-profit membership organisation. It wants to attract 100 businesses in time for launch, which it is aiming for the first half of 2020. Libra is supported … [Read more...] about What is Facebook’s cryptocurrency Libra and how does it work?
Cyberpunk 2077 has been confirmed with real-time ray tracing support at launch. Powered by Nvidia’s RTX 20-series graphics cards, the futuristic RPG’s stunning neon world will utilise the Turing architecture’s dedicated RT and Tensor Cores to deliver real-time accurate, more realistic lighting, joining other major upcoming titles such as Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, Wolfenstein Youngblood, and Watchdogs Legion in the RTX club. While the pool of supported titles for RTX and Microsoft’s DirectX Raytracing remains relatively small as it stands today, real-time ray tracing is set to become more ubiquitous in the gaming world over the course of 2019. Many major game engines have announced future support for the rendering tech, including Unreal, Unity, with game developers now starting to take advantage of that baked in support. Now it seems even CD Projekt Red can’t resist the lure of luscious lighting, which is unsurprising considering Cyberpunk 2077 takes … [Read more...] about Cyberpunk 2077 will launch with Nvidia RTX ray tracing support