FINAL FANTASY XIV is getting its third major expansion next year. The game's producer and director, Naoki Yoshida, revealed the first details of the new expansion, which he says contains as much content as an entire new game, at the Final Fantasy Fan Fest in Las Vegas. The expansion, called Shadowbringers, will bring new areas to explore, beasts to slay and new roles for players to take on when it comes out in "early summer" 2019. Final Fantasy XIV is a massively multiplayer online game that has over 14 million players across the world. Unlike most such games it is actually growing its player base to such an extent that the five-year-old game is getting a host of new servers and datacentres to boost capacity ahead of the expansion. Talking in front of a cheering crowd of thousands of eager fans at the first of three Fan Festivals being thrown for the game Yoshida revealed a teaser trailer for the game as well as details of the new locations and some upcoming changes. He also … [Read more...] about Final Fantasy XIV Shadowbringers revealed – new expansion on the way for Warcraft-killing online game
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IT'S been over a year since Blizzard released Diablo 3: Rise of the Necromancer in the summer of 2017, and we've not really heard much new about the dungeon crawler since. The game has been ported to Nintendo Switch, but news about new content has not been forthcoming. In an update posted ahead of Blizzcon 2018, Blizzard confirmed they "currently have multiple teams working on different Diablo projects" which they would release more information "when the time is right". That update followed rumours that Diablo IV was set to be announced at Blizzcon, and seemed intended to shut them down. This is the latest hint from Blizzard that Diablo IV is coming -- but what do we know about the game? When will it be released? The latest iteration in the much-loved old-school mace-em-up franchise was announced back in 2008 and released four years later after eleven years of development, so even though Blizzard are hiring for a new project there's no guarantee it'll be out any time soon. Blizzard is … [Read more...] about Diablo IV – is it being announced soon, will it be massively multiplayer, and what else do we know about it?
IT'S been almost a year since Blizzard released Diablo 3: Rise of the Necromancer in the summer of 2017, and we've not really heard much officially about the dungeon crawler since. Now a job listing has surfaced for a dungeon artist on 'a new, unannounced Diablo project'. This is the latest hint from Blizzard that Diablo IV is coming -- but what do we know about the game? When will it be released? The latest iteration in the much-loved old-school mace-em-up franchise was announced back in 2008 and released four years later after eleven years of development, so even though Blizzard are hiring for a new project there's no guarantee it'll be out any time soon. Blizzard is also still bringing new content out for Diablo III. Just this week they announced details of season 14 and overhauling how they work by introducing themes for each three-month-long season. Will it be 'World of Diablo', a Massively Multiplayer Online game? Possibly. A job listing in 2017 from Blizzard showed the firm was … [Read more...] about Diablo IV – when is it coming out, will it be massively multiplayer, and what else do we know about it?
Professional Jason players in Friday the 13th: The Game are a special breed of diabolical tricksters. Taking gleeful advantage of the game’s proximity-based voice chat, in which you can only hear and talk to other players when they’re in plausible range of your character, these in-game killers exploit the power of sound to terrifying effect. Some will inflict dischorantly unsettling music through their microphone, like the time I once found myself hunted by a Jason singing along to the theme tune to Friends. You haven’t experienced true fear until you’ve witnessed a six-foot-four psychopath screaming “I’ll be there for youuuu” as he breaks down the door with a meat cleaver. Others will use proximity chat as an opportunity to commit to the part, either by putting on their creepiest voice (this usually amounts to a bad Pennywise impression) or by making no noise at all and just breathing heavily down the mic instead, releasing the odd … [Read more...] about Friday the 13th, Sea of Thieves, and how proximity chat continues to be online gaming’s most exciting evolution in years
Some of the games below haven't been officially announced, yet circumstantial evidence has pointed to their definite existence in years past. Others have been confirmed, but have little concrete details known about them apart from official logos or trademark renewals. And some have even moved a significant way down the development track, with playable versions demonstrated in previous events. But one thing each of the games below have in common is that we've heard very little about them in recent times. Are these games still coming? Are they stuck in development hell? Will we ever get to play them, or have they gone away completely? Our GameSpot editors have joined together to look back at what we know about The Last Guardian, Blizzard's Titan, Starcraft: Ghost, Rockstar's Agent, Rainbow Six Patriots, Brothers In Arms: Furious 4, Beyond Good and Evil 2, and of course, the ever mysterious Half-Life 3. The Last Guardian -- Peter Brown The Last Guardian is a game that chronicles the … [Read more...] about Missing In Action: The Biggest Games To Have Never Been Released