Bethesda at the “one-pager outline” stage for Fallout 5

Today: Gamers start sharing Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy gameplay on YouTube – Scorn Director is sorry for delay comments – You’ve only got a few hours to grab Steamworld Dig 2 on Steam

Todd Howard talks Skyrim, Elder Scrolls 6, Starfield, Fallout and more in interview

Concept artwork of Starfield

Bethesda Softworks’ Todd Howard sat down for an interview with IGN and discussed topics across The Elder Scrolls series, Fallout, Starfield, and even game systems and mechanics.

On Starfield he revealed they have a mix between Elder Scrolls and Fallout for player skill progression, which is a hardcore RPG. Todd also admits their AI has been ‘less than stellar' at times.

  • Starfield seems to be ‘on track’ for Nov. 11, 2022
  • Barely mentions anything Fallout 76 related
  • Fallout unlikely to be ‘handed off’ to Obsidian/inXile
  • Bethesda has a “one-pager” outline for Fallout 5

Musical: They also “start with music” beside concept art when beginning as it “gives you more of a complete feeling of ‘this is the tone of the game’”, and it’s what they’ve done with Starfield too.

Start over: He also touched on their approach to new games in established franchises: “Don’t think about making a sequel – start fresh.” Each entry is its own ‘original game’ with this approach.

What was DigiFX Interactive’s final game? 

a) Exile
b) Mission to Nexus Prime
c) The Fortress of Dr. Radiaki
d) Harvester

The answer will be revealed at the bottom of today's issue. Join up with our community on Twitter and Facebook to discuss what the answer could be.

Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy footage shared online ahead of official release

Recreated ‘here we go again’ meme from the trilogy

People are already on their crime sprees with Rockstar Games’ remastered Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition, and people are sharing hours’ worth of gameplay on YouTube.

It’s hardly in danger of spoiling anything since all three Grand Theft Auto titles have been out for years, but it does offer an unfiltered glimpse at all three games in motion with their improvements.

Countdown: The actual official launch of the remastered trilogy takes place today for all platforms from 10am EST / 7am PST / 3pm GMT, and 2am AEDT tomorrow (Nov. 12) for those in Australia.

Look & feel: Each of the trilogy gets major visual overhauls with control schemes brought in line with Grand Theft Auto V, but there’s been some pruning of the official radio tracklist over licensing. MJ has been ditched, for example. 

Scorn developer apologises over “hostile tone” of Kickstarter update

Screenshot of first-person horror Scorn

Ebb Software CEO and Scorn creative director Ljubomir Peklar has apologised for his “hostile tone” in an update to Kickstarter that triggered a growing number of backers requesting refunds.

Initially Peklar was giving a lengthy explanation of ‘development hell’ he and his studio are going through as they make their ambitious horror game Scorn, even having to scrap work due to mistakes.

Hostility: However it was his ending to the update on November 7 that ruffled feathers: “If lack of communication is so bothersome just ask for a refund and be done with it. It’s just a game,” he wrote.

Refunds: It backfired hard with comments piling up beneath from those who pledged to the Kickstarter project asking, if not demanding, they get a refund so they can ‘be done with it’ as advised.

We are giving away Encodya for Switch

Animation of ENCODYA’s Neo Berlin

Get the blood pumping with the Adrenaline Rush Bundle on Humble Bundle where no less than 11 games worth about $172 can be yours if you spend $8.12 or more.

Test your mettle with the Survive or Die Game Bundle which offers up 7 survival games worth $159 if you pay at least $11.

Limited ‘3 for the price of 2’ at Amazon

Amazon US store page of eligible items

A time-limited promotion over at Amazon right now is offering a bunch items in a Get 3 for the price of 2 sale with some big named games present amidst board games and even a book or two.

Games included in the offer are Call of Duty Vanguard, Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle, Madden NFL 22, Riders Republic, Far Cry 6, NBA 2K22 and more.

Escape From Galaxen free pre-release

It’s 1985 and you’re stuck in an arcade machine trying to find your way back out in Escape From Galaxen, which is offering its pre-release version for free. Use 1980’s inspired toys in this virtual reality adventure full of retro synth-wave and pixelated aliens.

Iron Rebellion public alpha demo

Built solely for virtual reality, Iron Rebellion is a team-based immersive mech sim currently in Early Access with a free public alpha. Fulfill your mech piloting dreams as you clash in these mighty titans of war.

R.E.A.L. VR ‘fully converts’ Mafia trilogy

LukeRoss of the R.E.A.L. VR project announces you can now enjoy the Mafia Definitive Edition trilogy in glorious VR using the mod as the latest version 2.1.2 adds Mafia III to the mix, letting you roam the Bayou as Vietnam vet Lincoln Clay as he builds his own crime family.

  • Bandai Namco sunsets Jump Force services with digital purchases ending February 7, 2022, worldwide
  • Phil Spencer celebrates Forza Horizon 5 as Xbox Game Studios’ biggest launch day with 3x Forza 4’s concurrent peak
  • Elden Ring network test access auctioned with PlayStation and Xbox codes going for over £100 through eBay
  • Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl update weighs in around 3GB for Switch if using a retail copy
  • SteamWorld Dig 2 is available to keep for free on Steam, and you've only got until 7pm GMT this evening to claim it

What was DigiFX Interactive’s final game? 

The Order of the Harvest Moon, a cult-like organization

ANSWER: Harvester!

You might not remember DigiFX, but you might know of its final game. Widely considered one of gaming’s most controversial titles, Harvester is notorious for its bloody violence, surreal atmosphere, and tasteless humor. The game stars Steve, an amnesiac waking up in the 50s town of Harvest. The only way he’ll find out the truth is by joining the Lodge, but will it be worth joining such a malevolent order? 

Unfortunately, the controversy wasn’t enough to save DigiFX. Due to the game’s delays, Harvester was released to little fanfare and the company shut down. But just because the studio died doesn’t mean you can’t play the game. It has since been re-released on Steam and GoG and is pretty cheap if you want to have your sensibilities shocked.

Today's issue of DailyBits was written by Gavin Herman, Erlend Grefsrud, Simon Priest, and Jamie Davey. If you have any feedback or news tips for the team, please email us!