House of Wolves, the forthcoming downloadable episode for Destiny releasing on May 19th, will not feature a new raid event.
“House of Wolves will not have a Raid activity,” said Bungie.
“We didn’t make this decision lightly. Our team has been humbled by the reception of Raids in Destiny and we are creating a new Raid for a release later this year.”
Instead, House of Wolves will feature a new cooperative end game activity focused on “variety, replayability, and skill – a new battle Arena called The Prison of Elders.”
However, Destiny currently features raids features its standard raids, which shipped with the game, in addition to raids from the Vault of Glass and Crota’s End downloadable episode.
Last week, Microsoft and 343 Industries announced Halo Online, a first person multiplayer shooter available for PC in Russia. However, since its announcement, a team of modders have obtained the Halo Online code.
Known as El Dorito, the group plans on making the game playable outside of Russia, besides Microsoft issuing a DCMA content claim against the reproduction and storage of the code.
“The game was going to be free in the first place,” modder Neoshadow42 told TorrentFreak. “The PC audience has been screaming for Halo 3 for years and years, and we saw the chance with this leak. The fact that we could, in theory, bring the game that everyone wants, without the added on stuff that would ruin the game, that’s something we’d be proud of.”
Some may indeed question the ethics behind El Dorito moves, however the group doesn’t believe its in the wrong. “At the end of the day, El Dorito aims to deliver exactly what everyone wants. The closest thing to a Halo 3 experience as possible, but on PC. If we can manage that, I’ll be more than happy.”
An attendee of WonderCon, the annual science fiction convention, Jenny Pratt tweeted that she heard reports of Disney and Microsoft producing a Banjo-Kazooie movie circling around the convention.
Microsoft seems to be shifting away from its “Xbox Video” and “Xbox Music” platforms with the applications simplify being renamed Music and Video.
Yesterday. Microsoft demoed these rebranded applications running on Windows 10 marking a huge brand change for Windows.
Though the functionality of these apps will remain the same, Microsoft made some key UI changes which can be viewed and noted on the right.
Although a sequel isn’t in development, BioWare states that fans should “never say never” when it comes to returning to the Jade Empire universe.
“Well there’s always hope,” BioWare Edmonton and Montreal general manager Aaryn Flynn said in a Q&A with Kotaku. “Both [BioWare developers Mark Darrah and Mike Laidlaw] worked on Jade Empire, so they’re advocates for it in the studio (so is Matt Goldman, DAI’s Art Director). I worked on it too!”
“Our plate is awfully full right now, but the idea to go back to the universe does come up pretty regularly,” he added. “Mark and I spent a solid two hours in my office talking about it not long ago…” Continue reading
“The next couple of weeks should be verrry interesting,” teases 343 Industries studio head Josh Holmes, when talking about the Halo 5: Guardians countdown site.
Yesterday, a teaser site appeared with a countdown and the hashtag #HUNTtheTRUTH. However, exactly what the countdown leads to it’s still up in the air. Continue reading
Telltale Games, at SXSW, revealed that its upcoming “Super Show,” which combines a traditional television show and interactive entertainment, won’t be with Lionsgate Entertainment.
Recently, Lionsgate made a “significant investment” in the developer. Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer even joined Telltale’s board of directors,
Lionsgate had said the investment will allow “the two companies to explore opportunities to co-develop existing and original IP into episodic games and television.” Continue reading
The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman, at his SXSW panel, revealed that Telltale Games have some The Walking Dead related new to share.
“BTW, look for @telltalegames TWD news really soon. Or harass @kevbru or @jobjstauffer until they break,” tweeted Skybound Entertainment, who delegated the panel.
Back at the San Deigo Comic Con, Telltale Games confirmed that there would be a third season of The Walking Dead. “There will be a third season of The Walking Dead,” confirmed CEO Kevin Bruner alongside Robert Kirkman at the time.
During a developer session at EGX Rezzed, developer Dontnod Entertainment revealed that the second episode of Life is Strange will release on March 24th on all platforms.
Double Fine Productions’ Tim Schafer, at the 2015 British Academy Games Awards, reflected on his career and the titles he would most like to revisit in the future.
“The world of Psychonauts is so interesting because you can just keep creating more brains every time you meet somebody and wonder what the world inside their brain looks like,” Schafer told Destructoid.
Schafer also mentioned Brutal Legend, as the title holds an amount of promise. “It’s kind of already designed because we had to throw away half that game to get it done two years late,” said Schafer who insinuated that he wanted to work with Jack Black again. “It’s a lot easier to imagine going forward with that or Psychonauts.” Continue reading