The Siege Has Been Halted…Until December
Hey everyone! So Rainbow Six: Siege has the privilege of becoming the first delayed game of the 2015 fall line-up, although luckily it will be short-lived.
Ubisoft’s tactical first person shooter was originally scheduled for an October 13th release, however the newly announced December 1st release is a result of “adjustments and improvements” to all game modes. For those who are eager to get their hands on the game, the beta will still take place on September 24th as planned. A six week delay is not too big a deal and, in addition to the extra polish, the game might benefit from this slightly later release as it avoids the October/November madness.
One game that is definitely not being delayed is Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. I think I may have mentioned once or twice how excited I am to get my hands on this game when it releases on September 1st. In anticipation of the pending release, Konami has released a trailer showcasing the history of the Metal Gear Solid series on PlayStation. You can enjoy the trip down memory lane below:
Another 2015 release is EA’s Need For Speed. This reboot in the series had already revealed details about the story-driven experience, the open world, the racing, and car customisation, but not much about the cars we will be driving…until now. On the game’s official Twitter, they revealed the first 17 cars that will be making their way onto the streets of Ventura Bay, including the Lamborghini Diablo SV, Porsche 911 Carrera RSR, and 1965 Ford Mustang. They also teased that there were “many more [cars] to come.” This is a good start to the list, and it does appear to be a very pretty racer, but the key to me is how well the cars handle, and how much run will it be to actually race.
So Kickstarter has played a significant part in allowing developers to finance their games – Yacht Club Games’ Shovel Knight is a prime example. Well it appears that Kickstarter may have a new competitor in the form of Fig – a crowd-funding service which allows its backers to receive an equity investment. I believe that this type crowdfunding is a good thing, as people will now see the potential for an actual return on their investment. However, it will likely be something that is more geared towards the larger budget games. It will be interesting to see what this means for the future of crowdfunding – especially now the idea of raising $10 million plus is within the realms of possibility.
Remember when we all got angry with Warner Bros. for demanding £32 ($40) for the Batman: Arkham Knight season pass? Well, based on the latest DLC announcements, I think those gamers may finally be getting some content to be excited about. In addition to the two new packs available today – the 1989 Movie Batmobile Pack and The Bat-Family Skins Pack — and some story driven content available next month, called GCPD Lockdown, gamers will be able to use the Tumbler Batmobile from 2008 movie ‘The Dark Knight.’ Driving the Tumbler would be pretty awesome, but I wonder if it actually has new features and handles differently, or if it’s effectively just a skin…
That’s it for today. Until tomorrow.