Shortly after it was revealed that Avalanche Studios would be partnering with Id Software for Rage 2, Avalanche has announced a new title. Generation Zero will be the studio’s first self developed and published game with no licenses or big publisher.
As cinematic technology improves so should the storytelling techniques that guides the picture. While modern cinema has gotten more immersive and in depth from a visual standpoint, it’s clear that some directors and producers don’t know how to leverage those visuals to serve the story.
Back in 1993, Universal released Jurassic Park to great critical and commercial success. Directed by legendary director Steven Spielberg, the film went on to make over 356 million dollars domestically, according to the NPD group. It pioneered special effects in the 1990s and was one of the first films to use CGI, computer generated images, to successful effect.
Arc System Works, following a series of teasers over the week of E3, has officially unveiled it’s next project. In collaboration with anime studio Trigger, Kill la Kill the Game was announced.
One of the most striking reveals at the EA Play 2018 conference was the game Sea of Solitude. As the newest EA Original (EA’s independent games initiative) it joins Fe from Zoink! Games and A Way Out from Hazelight Studios.
This new game from small developer Jo-Mei Games was shown off by it’s creative director Cornelia Geppert. In Sea of Solitude, players will control Kay, a young woman who that is suffering from the “loneliness of isolation.”
Back in the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 era, indie games were seen as distractions from what people wanted, those being ‘triple-A’ experiences. Fast forward to 2018 and the word “indie game” does not have the same negative connotation it used to.
Indie games’ prevalence and importance on the big stage of the Electronic Entertainment Expo continues to be clear. At Microsoft’s E3 2018 Press Conference, the push to show Xbox’s commitment to indie games was in full force.
Consumer virtual reality has been available since 2016. While striking up lots of positive coverage upon release, the excitement for VR has died down since. At E3 2018, VR is alive and well, though it’s not the paradigm shift some though it could be.
Two of the three main producers of VR had a presence at E3 this year: Sony with its Playstation VR and Oculus with its Rift, and each had something to show off during their press conferences.
id Software’s Doom games are responsible for pioneering first-person shooters. They didn’t invent the concept, but delivered a fast paced, graphically amazing (at the time), and ultra-violent experience that led to countless imitators.
The series was revived in 2016 with a new entry, simply called DOOM. It brought back the stylized ultra-violence and lightning-quick action of the old games while still offering modern gameplay conveniences.
The sequel to that revival, Doom Eternal, was unveiled and teased during the Bethesda E3 conference.
The critical darling of 2017 NieR: Automata is coming to the Xbox One on June 26, 2018. At the Microsoft E3 Press Conference showed off what will be called the “Become As Gods” edition.
At Microsoft’s E3 2018 press briefing, From Software showed a trailer and gave a full name for its new game. Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice. The game was revealed and teased originally at 2017 Video Game Awards.
Microsoft’s E3 2018 conference started off with an intriguing look at the world and setting of Halo Infinite, the next game in 343 Industries’ long running shooter series.