Lara Croft’s next adventure will be named Shadow of the Tomb Raider, if the apparent leak posted to reddit earlier today is to be believed.
While there’s been no official comment, Kotaku verified the name as accurate according to their sources, and have also reported how Shadow will not be developed by Crystal Dynamics, the studio behind Tomb Raider (2013) and Rise Of The Tomb Raider, but instead be headed up by Eidos Montreal, of Thief and Deus Ex fame.
It’s worth pointing out that Eidos Montreal had previously worked on the rather under-appreciated multiplayer aspect of 2013’s Tomb Raider reboot, so aren’t completely fresh to the franchise as a whole.
Does the new studio mean a split team and yearly development cycle? It’s certainly a possibility, given that between 1996-2003 we saw no less than 8 original Tomb Raider titles, with another yearly output through 2006, 7 and 8 before the reboot.
This is certainly a franchise the publishers want to milk for every penny – so one can only assume Shadow Of The Tomb Raider, if that is it’s real name, won’t be getting a timed exclusivity deal.
Sony Pictures have signed up Tim Miller – director of the recent Deadpool movie – to serve as Executive Producer on the upcoming Sonic The Hedgehog motion picture, reports suggest.
Miller will partner with long time collaborator Jeff Fowler on the project, saying “Jeff is an incredible director with strong story instincts […] The world of Sonic presents the perfect opportunity for him to leverage his experience in animation to bring new dimension to this iconic character.”
The Sonic The Hedgehog movie, set to mix live and CG action, is currently scheduled to hit theaters some time in 2018.
Tim Miller will not be attached to the Deadpool sequel, as a result of ‘creative differences’.
Xbox’s Larry Hryb has posted news of more Xbox 360 games for Xbox One, and there’s an absolute corker in the latest trio of ‘Backwards Compatible’ titles.
2011’s RAGE, the post-apocalyptic open-world FPS from Doom creators id Software, mashes together Borderlands, Fallout and Mad Max to create a rich world of looting, shooting, crafting and drafting. It looked bloody good too, aside from a bit of pop-in.
I’m off to pick this one up again at the weekend, it certainly deserves another playthrough.
Respawn Entertainment, developers of Titanfall 2 have announced that there’s to be no “hidden costs” within the game. Titanfall 2 will not have a Season Pass, and any maps or modes DLC will be made available free for all players.
“This means no splitting up the community and it all starts with the legendary Angel City map, remastered from the original Titanfall. This means once you’ve purchased Titanfall 2, your investment includes a full single player campaign, the full multiplayer maps and modes, and long-term support with no hidden costs.”
This news is fantastic for gamers, with the trend for Season Pass content often splitting the player-base. Here’s hoping other developers take notice and follow suit.
Titanfall 2 will still feature cosmetic DLC at a cost, although this is entirely optional and will have zero bearing on gameplay.
Nintendo have today revealed their plans to hold a presentation regarding the newly announced Nintendo Switch games console.
The presentation will be streamed worldwide live on January 13th 2017, Nintendo Co., Ltd. president Tatsumi Kimishima has said.
During the Nintendo Switch Presentation 2017, we’ll be talking about the exact launch date and showing off the line-up of games currently in development.
Nintendo Switch, Nintendo’s next home gaming system, will be released in March 2017.
Microsoft have revealed they’ve teamed up with various hardware makers to develop virtual reality headsets, many of which are expected to release next year.
The headsets are part of the wider Windows 10 ‘Creators Update’, as seen in the video below.
Powerful and affordable virtual reality is coming to everyone with the Creators Update. HP, Dell, Lenovo, ASUS, and Acer will ship the first VR headsets capable of mixed reality with the Windows 10 Creators Update. And these accessories will be the first and only with inside-out, six-degrees of freedom. Unlike every other virtual reality headset in the market today, there will be zero need for a separate room and complicated setup. While the less immersive VR accessories today cost more than $500, or require a new expensive device, these accessories will start at just $299 and work with affordable laptops and PCs.
At current there’s no more information on specs or any additional details, however we do know that the headsets are due to market around Spring 2017.
Some things are as sure to be as the daily sunset, or the changing of the seasons. Another such certainty is the annual Call Of Duty, and it’s associated trailers and PR, which always feature a famous face or two.
This year’s offering is no exception to the rule, with Olympian Michael Phelps appearing alongside Danny McBride to take a cheeky look at 2016, and decide “Screw it, let’s go to space.”
Call Of Duty Infinite Warfare releases November 4, 2016 on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC.