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Far Cry 5 Developers Reportedly Still Waiting on Xbox One X Devkits

Though the hotly anticipated and highly controversial Far Cry 5 is scheduled to come out on the current top-end consoles, Xbox players may want to temper expectations — whether in terms of the port quality, release timeliness, or both. According to Gamer Headquarters, the team actually hasn’t gotten a chance to work on the Xbox One X version yet. I was surprised to hear that they hadn’t received Xbox One X dev kits yet and …

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Third-Party Developers Are the Key to Nintendo Switch Success

We’re on a first-name basis with Nintendo games. Mario. Zelda. Donkey Kong. But in today’s multi-billion dollar video game industry strong first-party brands aren’t enough. Nintendo knows this all too well. It’s previous console, the Wii U, was dogged by criticism that it didn’t have much to offer other than Nintendo games. So getting third-party support for the Nintendo Switch was a huge deal for the company when it formally revealed the hybrid console back …

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Apple Offers External GPU Enclosure to Developers As Valve Opens Door to VR Mac Gaming

Apple announced a new version of its Metal graphics technology during Monday’s keynote at the Worldwide Developers Conference. As part of macOS High Sierra, Metal 2 will officially support external GPUs, allowing any Mac with a Thunderbolt 3 port to benefit from graphics hardware powerful enough to run demanding virtual reality applications and games. The native VR support in macOS High Sierra also opens up the possibility for Mac owners to hook up VR headsets …

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Square Enix and Bulletstorm developers People Can Fly are working on a game together

They might have dropped Hitman developers Io Interactive, but Square Enix aren’t done partnering with development studios. They’ve just announced a partnership with People Can Fly, developers of showboating FPS Bulletstorm and cover-hugging TPS Gears of War: Judgement.  For more future hits, check out our list of upcoming PC games.  “We’re massively excited to be working with the talented team at PCF in Warsaw, a studio filled with people who really know their craft,” said …

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Pyre, the next game from the Bastion and Transistor developers, is out in July

It’s not long now until you can escort a band of exiles through purgatory, as Pyre is launching on July 25. From the developers behind Bastion and Transistor, the RPG will make you live with your decisions – there’s no hard fail state and the game will carry on regardless of what happens.  For more like Pyre, check our list of the best RPGs.  The story begins with you on the brink of death, before …

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The Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs developers want to “stray away” from horror

If you’ve played Amnesia, you’ll know Frictional Games can do horror very well. In fact, they could be credited with popularising that genre of horror – you know, skulking down corridors unarmed and slowly opening doors until a jump scare happens.   Check our list of upcoming PC games so there are no surprises hidden beneath your bed.  Their next game, Soma, proved there was more to Frictional than that, though. Soma’s best scares come …

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According to some indie developers, Nintendo hasn’t changed all that much

Poor curation and communication are allegedly still a thing Nintendo has greatly evolved since the launch of (the now dead) DSiWare platform. While its initial batch of developers were either folks who merely ported their existing mobile games on the DSi (like Gameloft) or were foaming at the mouth to get their projects onto a Nintendo platform as life long fans, the market plateaued and crashed with WiiWare. There were too many problems — maximum …

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CD Projekt Red developers name their favorite PC games of all time

The Witcher 3 bestrides our list of to play today, and also ranks high on , so it’s always interesting to learn more about its influences. Our colleagues over at TechRadar did just that when they asked the developers at CD Projekt Red to name . The Witcher 3 was presumably out of the running for this question, or the devs were humble enough to pick different games. Lead level designer Mateusz Piaskiewicz got nostalgic …

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What Xbox Scorpio developers can learn from the world of PC games

High speed, high-resolution. We’ve noted a few times recently how the impending launch of Scorpio is making the Xbox ecosystem look more and more like the tiered PC gaming space. A couple of Microsoft’s first-party developers made that connection more explicit recently, telling Gamasutra that making games for the Scorpio is very similar to the multiple hardware targets seen in PC game development. Forza developer Turn 10 got a head start on this process by …

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Unity Update Adds Native Nintendo Switch Support for Developers

Konami’s team utilised Unity for Super Bomberman R The Nintendo Switch has been supported by Unity from the start, we knew that already, but nevertheless there’s been a small step forward in the latest update. The blog post for version 5.6 of Unity has outlined native Switch support, which should allow for quicker and easier porting processes and smoother testing of builds. It’s one thing for game engines to function with a system like the …

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Developers, why aren’t you using the Nemesis system? Making a case for the generation’s best new mechanic

There are game mechanics that define a generation. The regenerating health bar. The two-weapon limit. Dialogue wheels. In 2014, Shadow of Mordor’s Nemesis system appeared to be the new idea that would soon become game design 101. Yet, three years later and at the dawn of sequel Shadow of War, no other developer has attempted it. And I’ve got a simple question: why not?  When will our list of the best upcomming PC games feature a …

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Game developers respond to harassment by donating to Girls Make Games charity

Those guys have been at it again. You know, the ones who say they want ethics in games journalism but actually spend their time shouting at women online – those guys. This time GamerGate have been harassing Alexandria Neonakis, an artist over at Naughty Dog.  This follows a spate of harassment aimed at another developer (also a woman, obviously) who was attacked over Mass Effect: Andromeda’s animations. It was so bad that BioWare had to …

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Ex-World of Warcraft developers announce Rend, a fantasy survival RPG

Subscribe to PCGamesN on YouTube A trio of developers who met 15 years ago working on the original World of Warcraft have set up a new indie studio and announced their first game. Frostkeep Studios will launch Rend, a fantasy survival game, on Steam early access this spring.  Need to gather food right now? Try one of our favourite survival games. Rend is a survival game in the vein of DayZ and Rust, but with …

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Resogun developers Housemarque are bringing their cyberpunk shooter, Nex Machina, to PC

Subscribe to PCGamesN on YouTube If you’re a fan of swanky particle effects, snappy arcade action, and battling for a place on the leaderboards, I’ve got some good news for you – Nex Machina is coming to PC. Check out our list of the best indie games for more small studio hits.  You might not have heard of Nex Machina. That’s because it’s from Housemarque, creators of some brilliant arcade games over on PS4, the …

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