Posts Tagged ‘Microsoft Studios’

Gears of War 4’s PC Exclusive Features Detailed

Microsoft have been promising for years that they’re going to stop treating PC like their least favourite cousin and they seem to be following through more than usual of late. They announced at E3 that Gears of War 4 is coming to Windows 10 and now its developers have been talking about its PC-specific features, such as an unlocked framerate and remappable controls.

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Cover This: Gears Of War 4 Vid Shows Physics Traps

After years of only being able to see the shadow of Gears of War on PC – innumerable games about crouching behind waist-high concrete blocks – we’re getting to play it again. As part of their latest commitment to PC gaming for ever and ever for really real this time, Microsoft released the first game’s remaster for Windows 10 and have Gears of War 4 [official site] coming too. What’s exciting in 4? In a new seven-minute gameplay trailer, at least, the answer is wacky Dark Messiah-style physics deathtraps in one section of a level. Well, I wouldn’t say no!

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Oh, Whoops! Crackdown 3 Is Coming To Windows 10

Oh! Here’s some late news: Crackdown 3 [official site] is also coming to Windows 10. I know, I know This was announced a month ago. Whoops. But you can grump that I’m late or be glad that it’s coming.

Crackdown, for folks who didn’t see the earlier games on Xbox 360, is about a super-powered futurecop dispensing violent futurejustice in a sandbox open-world futurecity. What’s fancy and new with 3, beyond its first appearance on PC, is destructible futurebuildings. Kerfutureblammo!

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Comcept & Armature’s ReCore Coming In September

Keiji Inafune and his new studio Comcept drew squillions of dollars in crowdfunding for megamanner Mighty No. 9 but ooh I’m digging the look of their other game way more. ReCore [official site], a collaboration between Comcept and Armature Studio, is an action-adventure doodad about a lone human in an alien desert who befriends robot animals and duffs up other robots. E3 has brought a release date – September 13th – along with a trailer showing a bit of roboduffing:

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State Of Decay 2 Announced, Adding Co-op

State of Decay developers Undead Labs today announced a sequel to their community-building zombie apocalypse survival game, coming to Windows 10 in 2017. The big feature for State of Decay 2 [official site] is online co-op, letting up to four players join up to romp around the end of human civilisation. Between this and Dead Rising 4’s announcement, it has been a good day for co-op zombiefun. Have a look at SoD2:

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Bayonetta Devs Platinum Bringing Scalebound To PC

Look, I admit it: I’ve been over-excited about games like games like Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles because I’m so desperate to have PlatinumGames on PC. They are one of the very finest developers around, but most of their best work is on their own creations: Bayonetta, Vanquish, and the like. So huzzah! Scalebound [official site], an actual Proper Platinum Game, is coming to Windows 10 as well as Xbone.

It’s a game about a young lad and his dragon pal duffing up nasties, including the honking great crab seen in this E3 gameplay video:

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Forza Horizon 3 Announced, Coming To Windows 10

Coo ‘eck, will Microsoft be bringing everything to Windows 10 now? After confirming Gears of War 4 for PC, they announced Forza Horizon 3 [official site] during their E3 press event and yep, it’s also coming to Windows 10 as well as Xbone. Forza Horizon is a spin-off from the Xbox racing series, an open-world zoomer about a wacky car festival. Which means that drivers (and Drivatars!) get to zoom around rainforests, along beaches, and over dunes in a colourful little slice of Australia. It’s due in September.

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