The recently revealed Deus Ex: Mankind Divided will bring back a classic feature from the franchise which many fans missed from Human Revolution – ghost playthroughs.
Game director Jean-François Dugas has been answering questions about the as yet un-dated PS4, XB1 & PC game on twitter, and had the following to say:
The ability to “ghost” your way through Deus Ex: Mankind Divided will come well received to fans of the series, many of who criticised returning hero Adam Jensen’s previous outing – Human Revolution – for having confrontational boss-fights, seemingly ignoring many players’ stealthy character choices up to that point.
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided is set two years after the events of Deus Ex: Human Revolution and follows on from the ‘Incident’ that resulted in the death of millions of people. The first trailer for the game can be seen below:
2K Australia, the Canberra based studio which most recently brought us Borderlands The Pre Sequel, have closed their doors for good, it has been confirmed.
The company – founded in 2000 as a division of Irrational Games – had previously worked on the Bioshock Games, as well as 2013’s The Bureau: XCOM Declassified, and was Australia’s last remaining AAA-style game studio.
In a statement confirming the sad news, 2K said:
We can confirm we have taken steps to begin the studio closure process for 2K Australia in order to better manage ongoing development costs while improving the working proximity of our creative teams. We are very grateful for the team’s valuable contributions to numerous 2K projects, and are working with affected staff to explore reassignment opportunities where possible.
Thankfully, for those whom 2K’s “reassignment opportunities” are not viable, many of the nation’s smaller studios, including mobile developer Halfbrick have rallied in support of the talented folks let go by 2K with an online list of job possibilities springing up here.
As with any news of this nature, I wish all those affected by the studio’s closure the very best for the future.
Just over a month before Farming Simulator 15 is due to plough its way onto home consoles, and a brand new trailer for the game has cropped up.
ve got to admit, that teaser has me strangely interested, and the promised “excitement of owning your own collection of authentic tractors” and “the joys of animal husbandry” being “brought to life by a brand new graphics and physics engine” mean I may never leave the house again.
The title promises an immersive virtual farming experience, and, exclusively on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, Farming Simulator 15 introduces playable multiplayer for consoles, allowing would-be Wurzles amongst us to “increase [your] daily productivity by working together and cooperating on the bigger challenges of farming life, allowing you to build a successful farm quicker than ever!”
And finally, if you’re still not in the mood…
Farming Simulator 15 will be available for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One & Xbox 360 from May 19.
A product page over at Amazon.de has seemingly leaked the as-yet unnanounced PS4 port of Broken Sword 5: The Serpent’s Curse.
The kickstarter funded point-and-click game – which has been available on other platforms including PlayStation Vita for quite some time – was originally released as a two-part episodic adventure, however, with this new listing being for a “Premium Edition”, it’s fair to assume that we’ll see both episodes, quite possibly alongside something new altogether.
The Ravenscourt published title has a tentative release date of June 26, at a €29.99 price point.
As part of the latest Direct presentation, Nintendo have announced the forthcoming create-your-own Mario title, Mario Maker, will release this September for Wii U.
The game which, as the name suggests, lets you make-a-Mario, will feature level designs themed around all your favourite plumber-centric platform games, from the original Mario outing on NES, right up to the New Super Mario Bros series on WiiU.
Check out the new footage below: