A List of Release Dates for Anticipated Titles until the End of 2017

We are in the final few months of 2017 with many games releasing every week.

I have prepared for you a list of release dates for the anticipated titles until the end of the year on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC platforms.

October 2017

  • South Park: The Fractured But Whole – Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC – October 17th
  • WWE 2K18 – Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC – October 17th
  • Gran Turismo Sport – PlayStation 4 – October 17th
  • Dungeons 3 – Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC – October 17th
  • ELEX – Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC – October 17th
  • Real Farm Sim – Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC – October 20th
  • Just Dance 2018 – Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3 – October 24th
  • Destiny 2 – PC via Battle.net – October 24th
  • Assassins Creed: Origins – Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC – October 27th
  • Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus – Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC – October 27th
  • Spintires Mudrunner – Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC – October 31st
  • Disneyland Adventures – Xbox One, Windows 10 – October 31st
  • Rush: A Disney-Pixar Adventure – Xbox One, Windows 10 – October 31st
  • Zoo Tycoon Ultimate Animal Collection – Xbox One, Windows 10 – October 31st

November 2017

  • Call of Duty: WWII – Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC – November 3rd
  • Xbox One X Console Release – November 7th
  • Super Lucky’s Tale – Xbox One, Windows 10 – November 7th
  • Nioh: Complete Edition – PC – November 7th
  • Sonic Forces – Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC – November 7th
  • Need for Speed: Payback – Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC – November 10th
  • Football Manager 2018 – PC – November 10th
  • L.A Noire – Xbox One, PlayStation 4 – November 14th
  • Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2 – Xbox One, PlayStation 4 – November 14th
  • Star Wars Battlefront II – Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC – November 17th
  • The Sims 4 – Xbox One, PlayStation 4 – November 17th
  • Τhe Elder of Scrolls V: Skyrim VR – PlayStation 4 VR – November 17th
  • The Impatient – PlayStation 4 VR – November 22nd

December 2017

  • Doom VFR – PlayStation 4 VR, HTC Vive – December 1st
  • Horizon: Zero Dawn: Complete Edition – PlayStation 4 – December 5th
  • Dead Rising 4: Frank’s Big Package – PlayStation 4 – December 5th
  • Bravo Team – PlayStation 4 VR – December 6th
  • Fallout 4 VR – HTC Vive – December 12th
  • Okami HD – Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC – December 12th
  • Resident Evil 7: Gold Edition – Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC – December 12th

 

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Destiny 2 PC Launch Trailer is Out Now

Bungie and Activision have released the Official PC Launch Trailer for Destiny 2. The video has been captured on PC.

In Destiny 2 players will experience an all-new cinematic story campaign, innovative cooperative gameplay, and intense competitive multiplayer as they journey across unexplored worlds to discover an arsenal of weapons and devastating new combat abilities. The PC version of Destiny 2 offers up to 4K resolution and un-capped framerates to the applicable computers.

Destiny 2 will release on Tuesday, October 24th on PC exclusively on Blizard’s Battle.net and it’s available right now on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 consoles.

South Park: The Fractured But Whole Season Pass Details

Ubisoft has announced the Season Pass Details for South Park: The Fractured But Whole on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

DLC’s available to Season Pass owners will be as followed:

  • Danger Deck: where players will have to face the ultimate combat challenge in Doctor Timothy’s Danger Deck. They will be able to unlock exclusive costumes and artifacts. Danger Deck will be available in December 2017.
  • From Dusk till Casa Bonita: a new story where players will team up with The Coon and Mysterion to defeat a demonic presence at Casa Bonita. This content will be available in 2018.
  • Bring the Crunch: which will introduce a new story, including an all-new superhero class. It will be available in 2018.

In addition, the Season Pass will also include free Day One content:
Relics of Zaron (costume and perks pack), available on October 17th
Towelie: Your Gaming Bud (in-game buddy giving tips), available on October 24th  

The Season Pass will be available for purchase on October 17th for PC, PS4, and Xbox One platforms.

South Park: The Fractured But Whole is set to release on October 17th on Xbox One, PS4, and PC.

 

Spintires: Mudrunner Gets a New Gameplay Video

Focus Home Interactive and Saber Interactive have released today a new gameplay trailer for Spintires: Mudrunner and it will be available for PC and for the first time on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 consoles.

Spintires is an off-road vehicle simulation game taking players on the most hostile roads and harsh environments.

You can watch the new Gameplay Trailer for Spintires: Mudrunner below:

Spintires: Mudrunner will release on Tuesday, October 31st on PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

 

F1 2017 New Sports Update is Live Now on PC and Soon for Xbox One and PS4

Codemasters has announced yesterday on Codies blog the patch 1.8 for F1 2017 and it is called Sports Update. The update is containing the much-requested updated liveries for F1 2017 cars and some new features such as a much more refined Spectator mode and more features. The Update is live now for PC players and it will be available very soon on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms.

Updated Liveries

Codemasters has updated the liveries with the new patch. You can take a look at the updated liveries down below courtesy of Codemasters:

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Spectator Mode

The new patch includes an all-new and refined Spectator Mode. You can take a look at it below:

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The left side of the screen will feature a TV style broadcast element, which, along with showing the current running order, can also show different information, such as:

  • gap to the race leader
  • gap to the car ahead or behind
  • positions lost or gained
  • fastest lap times
  • current tyre compound
  • in the pits
  • number of pit stops

As a spectator, you’ll be able to control what information is shown. You’ll also be able to see live timing for the car you’re spectating, fastest laps, as well as sector specific yellow flags. If you don’t want to see any of this information as a spectator, though, you will be able to disable or enable as you please.

Photo Mode for Consoles

Codemasters is rolling out the Photo Mode for consoles. Photo mode allows players to capture amazing pictures and show them off to anyone they want. This mode was previously available only for PC players.

Patch Notes

Codemasters is also fixing some nasty bugs with 1,8 patch and you can take a look at the full patch list below:

New Features

  • New Spectator UI has been added to game.
  • LAN Mode has been added to PS4 and PC versions.
  • New Grid editor available in custom multiplayer modes.
  • Photo Mode is now available on PS4 & Xbox One.
  • Sports Update – Updated car and driver liveries.
  • Sports Update – Updated car performance levels.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where continuing an online championship resulted in a crash.
  • Fixed an issue in multiplayer where blue flags were occurring at the start of a race once OSQ had finished.
  • Fixed issue where players could be disqualified at the end of a race if they were disqualified during the formation lap.
  • Fixed an issue in Multiplayer where the player position panel was showing incorrect positions when the spectating qualifying sessions.
  • Fixed a multiplayer issue where players were starting a race in the wrong cars after OSQ if host migration had occurred.
  • Fixed an issue where using an instant replay in practice and qualifying could cause the tyre models on all cars to disappear.
  • Fixed an issue with a flickering skybox during dynamic weather events.
  • Fixed an issue with lod popping on drivers heads when looking backwards with the camera during a race.
  • Fixed an issue where changing display resolution or Alt-Tabbing during gameplay caused severe lighting and graphical issues.
  • Fixed an issue where a white object was clipping through the players helmet.
  • Fixed an issue where tabbing out during a race in heavy rain caused water kick-up to stop working.
  • Fixed an issue with incorrect car images being shown in the standings screen after resuming a classic championship.
  • Fixed an issue where Jeff repeated that he didn’t receive your last message.
  • Fixed an issue where Jeff would use the wrong VO lines when requesting to box this lap pitting during practice programs.
  • Fixed an audio issue with the end of race commentary incorrectly stating a SC made an impact in the race after only a VSC was used in race.
  • Improved AI drivers ability when defending the inside line.
  • Improvements to AI pace balance between qualifying and race sessions.
  • AI Difficulty is now applied correctly in multiplayer sessions.
  • AI will now pit under the SC for optimal strategy instead of waiting for the SC to go in.
  • Player no longer told to catch SC when leading the race and already behind the SC.
  • Fixed an issue where the AI attempts to overtake a player with FW damage under SC conditions and then receive no penalties.
  • Increased the likelihood of SC & VSC periods occurring in online championships.
  • Fixed an issue where double points were being awarded for the AI when a player retired with terminal damage.
  • In career mode, players can now use the laptop and not lose the opportunity to compete in a invitational event.
  • Fixed an issue which could show incorrect development time in weeks on R&D parts.
  • Driver number No 1 appears on car instead of 0 after winning drivers championship.
  • Fixed an issue where stop-go penalties could be ignored without receiving a penalty.
  • Achievement / Trophy – Up to Eleven will now unlock correctly.
  • Added the 2nd DRS detection zone to Baku and updated track map video.
  • Added pre-set controls for Heusinkveld pedals.
  • Fixed an issue where the Thrustmaster TX wheel was displaying Xbox Icons for all rim presets.
  • Fixed an issue where gearbox wear would stay at 0% when using no assists and manual gears during a 100% race weekend.
  • Fixed an issue where tyre allocations were defaulting to balanced after returning to weekend set-up screen.
  • Rebalanced medium traction control performance.
  • Fixed an issue with the ‘Find Me’ button on the leaderboard scrolling 100 places rather than to the player’s position.
  • Fixed an issue where Sauber and Mercedes were always the most interested teams when reputation levels are maxed out.
  • Various other fixes and improvements.

 

The Sports Update for F1 2017 is now available on PC and it will be available soon for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 platforms.

In case you missed, my review on F1 2017 you can read it here!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DiRT Rally macOS release has been announced

Codemasters and Feral Interactive have announced that the 2016 Dirt Rally will be released for MacOS systems later this year.

DiRT Rally is the most authentic rally game ever made, with a highly sophisticated handling model that perfectly captures the exhilaration of driving cars at the edge of control while tearing along treacherous, undulating tracks at breakneck speed. Its high-risk, high-reward gameplay challenges players to learn and master three different disciplines: the point-to-point races of Rally, the tight circuits of Rallycross, and the legendary slopes of Hillclimb.

Players will hurtle down the most dangerous tracks in the world, from the crumbling hillsides of Greece to the icy forest trails of Sweden and on to the rain-drenched dirt roads of the Welsh countryside. As they get to grips with rain, snow, and fog as well as hairpin bends, slippery asphalt, and loose gravel, players will fine-tune their cars to suit the terrain, weather, and their own driving style.

David Stephen, Managing Director of Feral Interactive said:

“DiRT Rally offers players a thrilling, mud-splattered racing experience, but under the bonnet, it’s a meticulously-crafted game. As they tweak the brake bias and gear ratios of their cars, and take their skill and concentration to the limit on every combination of road surface and weather condition, players will discover a great game that’s driven by detail.”

System requirements will be confirmed closer to release.

DiRT Rally for macOS will be available from the Feral Store and Steam for $59.99/£39.99/€49.99, and from the Mac App Store for $44.99/£43.99/€49.99.

For more information regarding the macOS release, you can visit the dedicated minisite for the game.

In case you missed my review on DiRT Rally you can read it here!

F1 2017 Game Review

Formula 1 is the golden apple of the motorsport which features history, speed, strategy, tension, glory, passion and glamour. There are lots of going on in a regular F1 season and even things that aren’t available for viewers and fans. This year, Codemasters capture every single element that an F1 season can offer in their latest F1 2017 game.

Codemasters is bringing new features and elements to their Formula 1 games every year, but in this year’s game, there are lots of things going on, in comparison to the previous F1 games.

Let’s dive in the F1 2017 game review!

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F1 2017 features all the F1 season changes including driver roster changes, new cars, and liveries. This F1 season is very shaky in real life, as there are driver changes in the last races, but Codemasters can’t really do anything about it, so players will drive with the drivers in their respective teams that started the 2017 season.

Codemasters offers also new driving experiences with eleven classic cars (one more car which was available with Day One Editions of the game and it will be available as individual DLC soon for those who missed it) which you can drive in special events throughout your career in the F1 2017 game.

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The F1 2017 Career mode is more refined than ever before. You will start by picking an F1 team to drive for, each team has their own expectations from you and your teammate. If you pick a team, your agent will guide you through your contract in her office. Yes, you heard that right, players will have a look how things are done behind closed doors in F1 2017 game. You will also have for the first time your own engineer and discuss behind closed doors R&B upgrades for the car. Codemasters in addition to all of these new changes, they have added access to hospitality suites, and the motorhome giving F1 fans a better look at the F1 motorsport.

The career mode features all Practice, Qualifying, and Race sessions in the F1 2017 game. Players will be able to complete a variety of programmes in Practice sessions that will help you and your team to evaluate the car on the track and you will be able to pull data for your team to set strategies. Codemasters has added more programmes in the practice sessions of F1 2017. On the sessions, players will also have numerous objectives as well which they can complete, earning more Research Points. Research points are earned by completing each programme in Practice sessions and completing the sessions and beating the objectives that your agent will give you throughout your season. Research Points can be used for R&D development of your car, you can choose what to upgrade and how you want to develop the car further.

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Throughout the career season, players can research and equip several vehicle components. Each component can give you a much better performance on the track, but also they can fail to perform like intended. There are thousands of R&B upgrades that players can equip in their car and they can unlock them all by playing through ten seasons.

The vehicle components this time play an immersive role in the F1 2017 game just like the real thing. The components, like the power unit, gearbox, MGU-K, MGU-H and much more components can wear on the sessions. If you don’t make the necessary changes you will get less power and you will be unable to control the car. Some changes can also get you penalties just like the real rules of the motorsport, for example, you will receive a grid-penalty when you will get a gearbox change.

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Throughout your career, you will be invited by a millionaire to drive some F1 classic cars from his collection on special invitational events. You will be able to drive cars like the legendary 2006 Renault R26 which earned Fernando Alonso his championship title in the 2006 season, the 2008 McLaren MP4-23 which earned Lewis Hamilton his first championship title in the 2008 season and much more legendary classic cars from 80’s, 90’s and 2000’s. In addition, to the invitational events in the Career mode, there are more championship events which you can win by driving the classic cars.

Codemasters has also added the F1 logos and the introduction statistics of the tracks which they air in F1 sessions on TV broadcast, just like the real thing. There are also some more realistic touches in the game, like the air horns and the on-track local commentators which viewers can listen on the track. The British commentator David Croft and a former F1 driver and now commentator Anthony Davidson are back on duty on the latest F1 game, but there is actually a big problem, sometimes the commentary is repeated and some other times it feels out of place, for example at the end of a race without safety cars they talk about a safety car in the session, but in reality there wasn’t.

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The career mode feels more immersive and it’s much more fun and realistic for the F1 enthusiasts than ever before.

F1 2017 features a Multiplayer Mode where you can race on any track of the F1 2017 season by driving the F1 2017 cars and F1 Classic cars as well. You can race with friends and random people. The Multiplayer Championship is back on F1 2017 where you can play a full F1 season driving with random people and friends online.

Codemasters, in addition to the twenty official tracks from the current season, they have added four brand new short circuits at Britain, Bahrain, USA, and Japan. They have also added the ability to drive the Monaco Circuit at night which it looks very gorgeous!

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F1 2017 includes also the Event mode which offers events that are weekly or monthly which put you through many different scenarios. You can also play the classic Time Trial mode in which you can set lap times on any track and finally you can play the Grand Prix mode in which you can create an individual race weekend or build a series of races.

The handling of the cars in F1 2017 game has been refined and it’s enjoyable to drive the F1 cars as always on gamepad and steering wheels.

The physics of the cars work very well and they are pretty realistic, however, the T-Wings introduced in this season don’t shake when you go through a curb very clumsily. The rain model has been upgraded and it’s superb to drive under those conditions. In general, everything works pretty well on the track.

The damage model looks pretty realistic on the 2017 cars, however the same can’t be said for the F1 Classic cars. For the first time in an F1 game, you can get flat tires if you step on debris at fast speed. Generally, there weren’t many changes to the model, but it looks pretty well-made.

The technical department of the game is impressive. The graphics are spectacular, the tracks and the cars look great, however, there is still room for improvement on the face models. Codemasters’ engine offers wonderful textures in general.

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The audio department of the game is just excellent like every year. The F1 2017 sounds pretty well and you can get goosebumps once again by listening to those engines of the F1 Classic cars that made history on the motorsport. Players can also listen for the first time the on-track surroundings like the on-track local commentator and the air horns just like the real thing.

F1 2017 has exceeded my expectations once again, as I haven’t thought that we will ever see the day to have so many details and content to an F1 game. F1 2017 has definitely improved over its predecessor. The developers have made an exceptional work on the F1 2017 title and I’m really looking forward seeing how they can top all of this next year. The game is very accessible to everyone whether you are an F1 enthusiast or not. The assists that are included in the game can help many new players.

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I give F1 2017 an amazing 9/10 because it’s a very fun and enjoyable F1 game that offers so much content for the current season but it includes also the history of the motorsport with the F1 Classic cars. I can strongly recommend it to the F1 motorsport enthusiasts and I can suggest to new viewers of the motorsport, to check it out.

***Reviewer’s note: The game copy was provided by the developer/publisher for the purpose of the review.

 

 

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Halloween Event is Live Now

Infinity Ward and Activision have announced a Halloween Event for Call of Duty Infinite Warfare on all platforms.

The Halloween limited-time Event for Call of Duty Infinite Warfare called Halloween Scream allows players to acquire all-new Halloween-themed loot, participate in XP-boosting events, play through a new zombies mode and receive exclusive free items only available during the event. The Halloween Scream Event is live now and it will end on November 1st.

The Gesture Warfare Comeback

Infinity Ward has brought the Gesture Warfare mode back. Gesture Warfare gives players the opportunity to kill enemies with deadly gestures. The mode is live now until October 12th.

New Boss Battle Mode for Zombies

Boss Battle mode, which starts on October 13th, allows players to take on their favorite final bosses from each of the Infinite Warfare zombies modes. It begins with the first chapter, Zombies in Spaceland, and continues with the following chapters becoming available, two per week, ending with the ultimate battle in The Beast from Beyond (players must own DLC packs to access DLC chapters).

Carnage Playlist

Carnage is a Multiplayer map that is part of the Call of Duty Infinite Warfare DLC 4 Pack – Retribution.

The Carnage map will be free to play on its own playlist and many modes in the rotation and with Double-XP for all players from October 12th to November 1st.

New Customization Items and Free Gifts for all players

Infinity Wars has added Halloween-themed loot on customization items that are available via Supply Drops like new skins for Rigs, Camos, weapon variants and much more.

Players will receive a free Halloween-themed Supply Drop at the beginning of each week and a free Halloween-themed cosmetic item every Friday, along with one final gift on October 30th.

To receive the free items during Halloween Scream, players need to log into multiplayer between Monday and Friday morning while online and visit the Quartermaster. Each week, the Supply Drop will be available between Monday morning and Friday morning, Pacific Daylight Time, and the cosmetic items will be available between Friday morning and Monday morning, PDT. Exact times may vary.

You can visit the official website of Call of Duty Infinite Warfare for a much better illustration of the Halloween Screm Event.