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GDC 2020 Officially Postponed Until Summer

The right decision has finally been made.

The organizers of the Game Developers Conference announced on Friday, February 28 that the 2020 show will be rescheduled. This shifts the dates of GDC 2020 from March 16 - March 20, 2020 to an unspecified time in the Summer. This announcement comes after numerous studios withdrew their plans to attend the annual trade show event. These studios all cited a growing fear of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and a desire to keep their employees, friends,...
 

CD Projekt RED Entices Xbox One Owners with a Free Cyberpunk Upgrade

How does a free upgrade to next-gen sound?

On February 24, 2020, Microsoft outlined some of their features and plans for their next-generation Xbox. That platform, currently online known as the Xbox Series X, will have a very welcome feature that has, so far, not been announced by other platforms yet.

Microsoft is calling it "Smart Delivery." This new initiative by Microsoft will ensure that every single one of their Xbox Game Studios titles will only need to...
 

Metro Exodus is Back on Steam and at 40% Off

525,600 minutes...

Last night, perhaps when you were snuggled up under your blankets, a little miracle happened. It was in the midnight hour (ET) when Metro Exodus returned to being sold on Steam. Normally, this isn't quite the monumental occasion, but it certainly is in the case of Metro Exodus.

It was Metro Exodus that really kicked off the season of the Epic Games Store exclusive. This was a period in which a fair number of games that were slated to be released on Steam,...
 

Geoff Keighley to Skip E3 for First Time as Troubles Mount for Dying Trade Show

This comes the same day the exhibitor list was leaked.

Geoff Keighley, creator of The Game Awards, revealed today that he will not be attending E3 2020. His decision to not attend this year's event will mark the first time in 25 years that the industry veteran will not be in attendance. It also means that he will not host the annual E3 Coliseum show. This was a regular event where Keighley would host a series of game developers in a rather informal Q&A, allowing them to talk freely...
 

The Division 2 Warlords of New York Expansion Confirmed

A dangling plot thread from the first game is finally going somewhere.

Ubisoft has officially announced the Warlords of New York expansion today for Tom Clancy's The Division 2 (affiliate link btw) after details about it leaked yesterday evening. We now know for certain that this expansion launches on March 3. We also know for certain that players are returning to New York, specifically four new named zones in Lower Manhattan.

In today's announcement, Ubisoft confirmed...
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  • GDC 2020 Officially Postponed Until Summer

    GDC 2020 Officially Postponed Until Summer

    The right decision has finally been made.

    The organizers of the Game Developers Conference announced on Friday, February 28 that the 2020 show will be rescheduled. This shifts the dates of GDC 2020 from March 16 - March 20, 2020 to an unspecified time in the Summer. This announcement comes after numerous studios withdrew their plans to attend the annual trade show event. These studios all cited a growing fear of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and a desire to keep their employees, friends,...
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  • Amazon and Blizzard are Latest to Cancel GDC 2020 Plans

    Amazon and Blizzard are Latest to Cancel GDC 2020 Plans

    Somehow GDC itself still isn't cancelled.

    Two more companies announced today that they are cancelling their GDC 2020 plans over fears of the coronavirus (COVID-19). Earlier today, Amazon announced that they would no longer be headed to the latest installment of the annual event.

    Amazon said that they would host a "global online event" to share news about what they were going to show off at the conference. This is actually similar to what other companies have...
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  • Capcom Cancels Three Pro Tour Events

    Capcom Cancels Three Pro Tour Events

    Fears over the coronavirus are to blame.

    Capcom officially cancelled three Capcom Pro Tour events today. The company made the announcement via Twitter. The reason for the cancellation should be obvious by now if you have been following some our latest stories.

    The cancelled events include:
    • Brussels Challenge 2020 (was March 20 - March 22, 2020)
    • Norcal Regionals 2020 (was April 10 - April 12, 2020)
    • April Annihilation 2020 (was April 10 - April 12, 2020)
    Capcom says...
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  • CCP Cancels EVE Fanfest Over Coronavirus Fears

    CCP Cancels EVE Fanfest Over Coronavirus Fears

    Another event has been cancelled.

    Another company just announced their plans to cancel an event or appearance due to growing concerns over the coronavirus (COVID-19). The latest comes from CCP. The EVE Online developer, CCP, announced today that they are cancelling EVE Fanfest 2020.

    EVE Fanfest 2020 was slated to run from April 2, 2020 through April 5, 2020 in Reykjavik, Iceland.

    A statement from CCP details this cancellation:...
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  • On Site Attendance Forbidden at IEM Katowice Due to Coronavirus Fears

    On Site Attendance Forbidden at IEM Katowice Due to Coronavirus Fears

    Viewing is limited to online only.

    While the Intel Extreme Masters (IEM) Katowice event is still to continue as scheduled, nobody will be allowed to watch the action in person. This almost literal eleventh hour change of plans came directly from an order issued by Polish authorities. This is all being done as a precautionary measure against the coronavirus (COVID-19).

    In short: Find something else to do with your time. Those running the event say that they are currently...
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  • Microsoft, Epic, and Iron Galaxy Cancel GDC Plans Due to Coronavirus

    Microsoft, Epic, and Iron Galaxy Cancel GDC Plans Due to Coronavirus

    More studios pull plans over fears of the deadly disease.

    Earlier this week, we reported on how multiple game developers and publishing studios have pulled out of planned Game Developers Conference appearances. These studios cancelled their plans due to fears about the growing coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic. Today, three other major studios announced that they have also pulled out of going to this year's GDC event.

    The first announcement today came from Microsoft. The...
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  • Baldur's Gate 3 Gameplay Screens, Opening Cinematic, and First Features Revealed

    The moment many D&D fans have been waiting for.

    Larian Studios and Wizards of the Coast showed off Baldur's Gate 3 for the first time ever today. They did so with a live demo that, while it didn't go quite as smoothly as they probably would have liked, still ended up looking amazing.

    Below you will get your first details about Baldur's Gate 3 features and gameplay. We also have the opening cinematic intro to share with you along with a number of gameplay screenshots....
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  • Baldur's Gate 3 Early Access Plans Confirmed

    Baldur's Gate 3 Early Access Plans Confirmed

    Early Access begins later this year.

    Developer Larian Studios announced that an Early Access release for Baldur's Gate 3 is coming later this year. The studio has been fairly quiet about their plans despite a few leaks here and there.

    An Early Access period for Baldur's Gate 3 probably won't come as much of a surprise to fans of the development team. Their previous games, Divinity: Original Sin and its direct sequel Divinity: Original Sin II, both had Early Access releases....
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  • The Dark Pictures Anthology Continues this Summer with Little Hope

    The Dark Pictures Anthology Continues this Summer with Little Hope

    The follow-up to Man of Medan is around the bend.

    The Dark Pictures Anthology: Little Hope was teased a bit more today thanks to a new trailer. This not-quite-a-direct-sequel follow-up to The Dark Pictures Anthology: Man of Medan is currently slated to be released at some point during the Summer of 2020.

    Those who played through Man of Medan actually got a sneak peak at this next chapter after finishing the game. This co-op focused horror series is developed by Supermassive...
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  • Borderlands 3 Steam Page is Live - Confirms March 13 Release

    Borderlands 3 Steam Page is Live - Confirms March 13 Release

    The looter shooter is coming to PC.

    Exactly six months after the initial release of Borderlands 3 on the Epic Games Store (affiliate link), it will be released on Steam. Confirmed today during a panel at PAX East, Borderlands 3 will be out on Steam on March 13, 2020. Though the Steam Store page is now live for the game, you are not yet able to pre-order the game. You can, however, add it to your Steam Wishlist if you so desire.

    If nothing else, the Steam page does confirm...
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  • Insurgency: Sandstorm Coming to PlayStation and Xbox in August

    Insurgency: Sandstorm Coming to PlayStation and Xbox in August

    The tactical modern warfare FPS is jumping from PC to consoles.

    Insurgency: Sandstorm is a tactical shooter that has made some decently sized waves in the PC world. In its first year of availability, Insurgency: Sandstorm has amassed one million players, won a fair number of awards, seems to be generally liked by its fanbase. Developer New World Interactive and publisher Focus Home Interactive hope that success will translate well to the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One when it releases...
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