PlayerUnknown has “pretty big dreams” for the mysterious Prologue
PlayerUnknown Productions, the creator of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, showed off a short teaser for their new project Prologue at The Game Awards.
The short clip doesn’t really reveal much, except that someone is deep in the woods and frantically looking around. One thing is certain: It’s not Battlegrounds 2, and it’s apparently not even a shooter. Brendan ‘PlayerUnknown’ Greene appears to be trying something different with Prologue.
“This is the first step in the journey for me,” Greene explained. “We set up the studio, and founded it with the goal of experimenting with new technology. Now we’re taking that first step towards building new technologies, and Prologue is the first step into the new world for us. I wanted the chance to deliver something new on a global scale.”
Brendan Greene wants to avoid ‘being put in a box’
“I’ve got some pretty big dreams about what I want to achieve, that I’m not quite ready to achieve. It will require some new tech,” he explained. Battlegrounds was released on Early Access in 2017 and quickly turned into a phenomenon. Greene called the game’s success and impact “humbling” and hopes Prologue will inspire as much enthusiasm.
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Next Forza Motorsport already playable
As we reported last week, Turn 10 recently had a studio-wide playtest of their next Forza Motorsports game. It still has no official name and no target platform has been announced, and we will most likely have to wait until next year to hear any more information. It seems likely to be an Xbox Series X launch title, though, and creative director Chris Esaki has already revealed a few tidbits about the game.
Apex Legends goes festive with time-limited Holo-Day Bash Event mode
You are cordially invited to the Mirage Voyage party boat to celebrate a brand new Apex Legends game mode where you battle for control of the Winter Express, a special holiday train. Check out the new Holo-Day Bash trailer to see some festive costumes and get the low-down on the new mode.
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories featured a proper celebrity appearance
Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto games are legendary for their violence, amorality and wide-open worlds – but also for their absurdist portrayals of American society and sharp satire.
This often involves parodies of real-world celebrities, and sometimes the real world bleeds into Grand Theft Auto’s wacky parallel universe thanks to the radio stations, which feature famous artists.
Vice City Stories is a prequel to Vice City, and goes so far as to feature a real-world celebrity as himself. Phil Collins, former frontman of Genesis, was involved in the game’s promotion and soundtrack, but also makes an appearance in one of the game’s missions.
Collins is visiting Vice City to hold a concert, but his manager owes $3,000,000 to the Forelli family – and you got to stop them from whacking him. You can even buy a ticket to the concert and enjoy a performance of In the Air Tonight.
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Dungeons & Dragons is cool again
Time to whip out those d20s and get rolling, because Dungeons & Dragons is coming back with a vengeance, with Wizards of the Coast bringing out over half a dozen new games.
There have been games based on the iconic pen-and-paper role-playing game for as long as there have been home computers, but it seems like Wizards of the Coast is making a huge effort to establish the brand in the videogame space now. For instance, Larian Studios is working on Baldur’s Gate 3, the sequel to the legendary Baldur’s Gate 2: Shadows of Amn, which apparently was “one of the easiest first decisions” Wizards of the Coast has ever made.
Dungeons & Dragons was first published in 1974
A new Dark Alliance developed by Wizards of the Coast’s internal studio Tuque Games was just revealed at The Game Awards, and it marks the first part of the wave of new Dungeons & Dragons games.
“We want each game to have a point of view, and to really keep on just a couple of things and do it really, really well,” says Wizards of the Coast president Chris Cocks. Since it’s pretty much impossible to replicate the freedom and spontaneity of a pen-and-paper session, each game will maintain a narrow focus and identity and avoid trying to do everything at once.
Nintendo eShop to start ‘Festive Offers’ sale from December 19
Nintendo has forecast a blizzard of discounts on the Nintendo eShop when their European holiday sale begins on December 19th. The US eShop will most likely get festive too, and Nintendo promises discounts of up to 80% on over 700 games. There’s no word on exactly which titles will be on sale, but we will find out on Thursday. Major titles like Nintendo’s own The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild are usually discounted around 33%.
The frugal Nintendo gamer has probably already enjoyed discounts from various physical and digital retailer’s holiday sales, but the eShop sale is sure to inspire some last-minute impulse purchases before everyone settles down for Christmas.
Nintendo UK and Nintendo of Europe both announced Festive Offers
Hopefully Nintendo will discount classic first-party gems like Super Mario Odyssey, which would be a terrific excuse to get a Switch if you haven’t already – and don’t forget that the cheaper, handheld-only Switch Lite makes a tremendous stocking-filler.