Game industry for a week. 6-12 March 2017 / Games

# INDUSTRY FOR THE WEEK


Dawn started on the first place in the list of bestsellers in the United Kingdom.

The adventure game The Dawn started on the first place in the list of bestsellers in the UK. Zero . The project showed the best result among the exclusives for the PlayStation 4, based on the new franchise. The novelty appealed to both users and critics: the average score of the game is 89 out of 100.

In the second place debuted The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild . The game received very high marks in the profile press, earning an average score of 98 out of 100 in the version for Nintendo Switch. The third position is occupied by the criminal thriller Grand The Auto V .

The full list:

  1. Horizon Zero Dawn
  2. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  3. Grand Theft Auto V
  4. 1-2-Switch
  5. For Honor
  6. FIFA 17
  7. Super Bomberman R
  8. Rocket League
  9. Sniper Elite 4
  10. Battlefield 1

In the digital distribution service Steam, the most sold game was H 1 Z 1: King of the Kill . The second place was taken by the multi-user project on pirate themes Blackwake – the game is in early access, but already has a lot of positive user feedback. Closes the top three leaders For Honor .

The full list of bestsellers:

  1. H1Z1: King of the Kill
  2. Blackwake (early access)
  3. For Honor
  4. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
  5. 7 Days to Die
  6. Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Wildlands
  7. Torment: Tides of Numenera
  8. NieR: Automata (pre-order)
  9. Conan Exiles (early access)
  10. theHunter: Call of the Wild

The American film company Original Film in conjunction with Square Enix and United Front Games is working on the adaptation of Sleeping Dogs . The authors did not disclose the details of the project, but they named the name of the performer of the main role – they will become a Chinese actor and stage director Donnie Yen. The plot of the film is closely related to the events of the game and will tell the story of the Hong Kong detective under cover, which is being introduced into one of the criminal triads.

Jason Momoa will star in the film on the motives of Just Cause 3 . The star of the series "The Game of Thrones" will reincarnate in Rico Rodriguez, an operative of the secret Agency, which is sent to another crazy mission. Brad Peyton (Brad Peyton) will take the director's chair – he previously worked on the paintings "The Rift of San Andreas" and "Journey 2: The Mysterious Island". The script will be written by John Collie (John Collee), known for the film "The Master of the Seas: on the Edge of the Earth". At this stage, the project is at the stage of work on the script, so Just Cause fans should not expect a speedy premiere.

Microsoft announced the imminent release of the first batch of Windows Mixed Reality sets manufactured by Acer. Last year, the company announced a partnership with Acer, ASUS, Dell, HP, Lenovo and 3Glasses. The main goal of the partnership was the development of inexpensive helmets of virtual and augmented reality. The debut kit from Acer is equipped with two displays with a resolution of 1440 × 1440 points and a refresh rate of 90 Hz and allows you to connect a microphone through a 3.5 mm audio jack. The device has two ports HDMI 2.0 and USB 3.0. Acer noted that the first batch will be distributed among the creators of the software.

SEGA acquired the Bulgarian studio Crytek Black Sea. It became part of Creative Assembly and changed its name to Creative Assembly Sofia. The staff of the new unit includes more than 500 employees, who will work on unannounced projects. In the past, they created a strategy Knights of Honor and tactical role-playing game WorldShift .

Game Developers Choice Awards took place within the framework of Game Developers Conference 2017. The title of the best game of the year won the multiplayer shooter Overwatch which was also noted for the best design. The prize for the long-term contribution to the gaming industry (Lifetime Achievement Award) was awarded to Tim Sweeney, founder of Epic Games and one of the developers of the engine Unreal Engine. The full list of winners is presented below.

  • game of the year: Overwatch ;
  • the best design: Overwatch;
  • the best debut: Firewatch ;
  • the best narrative: Firewatch;
  • the best sound: Inside ;
  • the best work of artists: Inside;
  • award for innovation: No Man's Sky ;
  • The best technology: Uncharted 4: A Thief's End ;
  • The best game for virtual or augmented reality: Job Simulator;
  • best mobile / portable game: Pokemon Go;
  • Audience Choice Award: Battlefield 1;
  • award for many years of contribution to the game industry: Tim Sweeney (Epic Games).

Author DayZ Dean Hall announced the cancellation of the MMO Ion announced for PC and Xbox One in 2015. The creators described Ion as "not a game," but rather a universe – with their own laws of physics, biology and chemistry. " Developed by Improbable and RocketWerkz. Since then, no new information about the project has been received. In a recent interview Dean Hall confirmed that after moving to New Zealand in August last year, his team RocketWerkz and colleagues from Improbable did not deal with Ion. Both companies participate in other projects and do not plan to return to Ion in the near future.

Capcom has not yet planned to release new games of the series Dino Crisis . At the end of last year, representatives of the company announced that they intend to revive their famous franchises. In this regard, journalists of the Daily Star asked the producer Resident Evil 7 Masachika Kawata, whether the developers are going to revive Dino Crisis. He replied that he hoped for the return of the series, at least in the format of the reissue. But now Capcom does not have any plans on this score. "But I think that if we could create Dino Crisis using modern technologies, it would be very promising Project "," Kavat stressed.

In the world Overwatch a new hero – Oris will soon appear. A massive four-legged robot was created by the young inventor Iphi Oladele on the basis of the defensive bot OR15 and artificial intelligence of its own design. Orisa performs the role of a "tank", if necessary protecting the host with a power barrier and attacking opponents with graviton charges from the energy gun, and can also place on the ground an installation that increases the damage caused by all allies within the line of sight. At this stage, Orisa is on test servers, but will soon be available to all users.

Fatshark Studio reported that the sales of Warhammer: The End Times – Vermintide exceeded a million copies. To celebrate this event, the developers released a free add-on Lorebook for the PC version. With his release in the game, scrolls appeared with a story about the world and events. Holders of the consoles received a free collection of Quests and Contracts which was previously only available on PC. It includes additional tasks and special contracts to kill certain enemies with different conditions. Note that Warhammer: The End Times – Vermintide was released in October 2015 for the PC, and a year later appeared on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

NetherRealm Studios spoke about the system of character equipment in Injustice 2 . In the sequel, users can not only raise the level of the hero, but also improve its characteristics. In total, four parameters are available: health, strength, protection and ability, as well as five items of equipment. If you collect a complete set, then the character will receive a bonus. For example, Batman will be able to throw betarangs for longer distances. This will allow players to change the characters in the light of their fighting style. If desired, the function with the characteristics of the costume can be turned off – in this case, the system will take into account only the level of the player. Injustice 2 will be released on May 19 for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

BioWare Studio canceled beta testing of the multiplayer mode Mass Effect : Andromeda . The reasons for this decision, the developers did not say anything, but they reminded that visitors to the PAX East exhibition (March 10-12) will be able to try out the online mode. All other fans of the project will have to wait for the release. Mass Effect: Andromeda will be released on March 21 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

The creators Mass Effect : Andromeda also told about the station "Nexus", the analog of the "Citadel" From the original trilogy. On the space base you will learn the history of various races, you can explore weapons, armor and amplifiers, inspect your father's room and visit a local bar. In the last location you will find interesting quests and tasks. In addition, the "Nexus" must be developed and improved: in the course of the story the hero removes new residents of the station from the state of cryosn. You choose who is more important for you at the moment – scientists, soldiers or engineers. Those in turn do not always approve of the protagonist's decisions and can even organize a conspiracy against Ryder.

Bethesda has opened applications for closed beta testing Quake Champions . You can register for this on link . Details of the test, the list of modes and maps is not yet reported. It is only known that the event will start in the coming weeks on the PC. Also on the site users can find information about the champions, arenas and weapons. Quake Champions will be released this year.

Studio Red Barrels announced the release date of the horror Outlast 2 – in Europe the game will appear on April 28 (versions for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One). On the same day on physical media, a collection Outlast Trinity will be on sale. It will include the first part of the series, the downloadable add-on Whistleblower and Outlast 2.

The company SEGA called the release date Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War 3 – the game will go on sale for the PC on April 27. In addition to the standard version, users will be able to purchase a collector's edition that includes a disc with a game in a metal box, a stereographic postcard, a digital soundtrack, a God Splitter hammer replica and a set of characters for characters.

Square Enix company published the system requirements of the PC-version Nier : Automata . To run the game on minimum settings, users will need:

  • operating system: Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 (64-bit only);
  • processor: Intel Core i3-2100, AMD A8-6500 or equivalent;
  • graphics card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 or AMD Radeon R9 270X with 2 GB of memory;
  • RAM: 4 GB.

To fully appreciate the quality of graphics and spectacular battles, the developers recommend to acquire the following system:

  • operating system: Windows 8.1, Windows 10 (64-bit only);
  • processor: Intel Core i5-4670, AMD A10-7850K or equivalent;
  • graphics card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 or AMD Radeon R9 380X with 4 GB of memory;
  • RAM: 8 GB.

The game will be released on the PC on March 17.

Electronic Arts Company announced the release date of the first addition to Battlefield 1 . Not Pass will be available to the holders of the They

Shall Season ticket season on March 14, and everyone else will have to wait until March 28. The addition will add to the game missions for the French army, new weapons, military equipment and four maps.

The companies Deck13 and Focus Home Interactive announced the exact release date of the futuristic action The Surge – the game will be put on sale on May 16 in versions for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The events unfold in a gloomy future, in which the spasmodic development of technology and pollution of the environment led to the decline of human civilization. Users will try to survive in the research complex of the corporation CREO. In the fight against robots and distraught employees of the company will help you exosuit and cybernetic implants, which give the hero superhuman strength. The authors promise interesting mechanics of battle, extraction and creation of objects, the original system of character development and exciting battles with bosses.

The Activision publishing house presented the downloadable add-on Variety Map Pack to reissue of the action movie Call of Duty : Modern Warfare . The collection includes four updated maps from the original Modern Warfare: Broadcast, Chinatown, Creek and Killhouse. Also users will receive ten rare chests of supply. The cost of the set is $ 15. The first to be able to buy the owners of PlayStation 4: on this platform, the addition will be released on March 21. Owners of PC and Xbox One will be available in a month.

Turn 10 Studios has released a new downloadable addition to Forza Horizon 3 . The collection is called the Duracell The car Pack and includes seven cars:

  • 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
  • 2015 Jaguar XES
  • 1992 Ford Falcon GT
  • 1983 Volvo 242 Turbo Evolution
  • 1995 Nissan NISMO GT-R LM
  • 1959 BMW 507
  • 1972 Land Rover Series III

As a bonus, absolutely all players can download 2016 GTA Spano for free.

# THE ANNOUNCEMENTS OF THE WEEK

Independent British studio Inkle has announced a science fiction game Heaven ' s Vault . The novelty will be released on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Heaven's Vault tells about the journey of archaeologist Alia Elasra, which explores the forgotten corners of the universe through a mysterious interplanetary stream called the Nebula. The girl is accompanied by a robot Six (Six). The heroine studies the history of different places and will reveal a secret that can influence the future. The authors drew inspiration from the films about Indiana Jones, the space star "Star Wars", the novels of Raymond Chandler, the works of Egyptologist Monica Hanna, fine arts, Islamic architecture and a whole series of games, beginning with Shadow

Colossus and ending with The Witness . Heaven's Vault uses the capabilities of the Unity engine. The authors gave preference to the animation graphics: the 2D models of the heroes are drawn by hand. However, the environment will be completely three-dimensional. The exact release date of the project has not yet been reported.

The company Codemasters announced the mobile version of GRiD : Autosport . The racing game will be released on the iPad and iPhone this spring and will be adapted for management on the touch screen. The kit includes all the add-ons: a fleet of 80 cars, more than a hundred racing tracks and 22 locations. The approximate cost of the set will be 700 rubles.

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