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Uncharted 4 completed
According to Uncharted 4 and The Last of Us co-director and writer Neil Druckmann, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End is complete.
The game is set to launch May 10 on PlayStation 4.
Canceled Bungie game ‘Gypsum’ revealed
During an interview with IGN, former Bungie composer and audio designer Marty O’Donnell revealed a cancelled project blending fantasy and mythology into an action game.
Codenamed Gypsum, the game was built on the Halo engine and went into development between Halo and Halo 2 alongside Phoenix, another cancelled project.
“[Gypsum was] a game, very much mythical fantasy, there was a mythical creature that you played as in third-person – a Minotaur, believe it or not – and you ran around and smashed things with a hammer and magic stuff happened. It went very, very far. There was a playable prototype that was a blast. I did music for it, sound effects, everything.”
-Marty O’Donnell, former Bungie composer/audio designer
The game was eventually cancelled due to the decision to create Halo 2, with the project’s developers being moved to the sci-fi shooter.
343 reveals first look at Halo 5’s Firefight
343 Industries revealed the first look at Halo 5: Guardians’ Warzone Firefight during the 2016 Halo World Championship Finals on Sunday.
The multiplayer experience expands on Halo 5’s Warzone multiplayer.
Eight players will team up in Warzone Firefight to complete five increasingly difficult rounds of gameplay. 343 Industries will include lots of enemies, like its new tier of Mythic bosses. According to Microsoft, they’re more dangerous than the Warden Eternal, and will include “the most on-screen enemies in the history of the franchise.”
Warzone Firefight will give players access to all REQ weapons, vehicles, power-ups, and armor mods.
“With dynamic objectives making each game different, you can play thousands of matches before seeing the same objective combination.”
-Microsoft, Halo 5: Guardians publisher
Warzone Firefight will launch this summer.
First Telltale Batman details revealed
Telltale Games unveiled the first details for its upcoming Batman series during a panel at South by Southwest.
The series will take place in modern-day Gotham, but won’t be tied to any existing adaptation of Batman. The story will focus on both Bruce Wayne and Batman, with player decisions shaping the city Bruce encounters during the day, and the criminals Batman encounters at night.
“Each night, Bruce Wayne chooses to change Gotham for the better. The team wants to explore what the consequences are of the player’s actions when decisions made as Bruce have a critical impact on his nightly crusade as Batman, and vice versa. Certain key situations will give the player the decision to approach a scene as Bruce or Batman with consequences for both sides.”
-Telltale Games, in a blog post
Key secondary characters in the Batman series will be featured including Alfred, James Gordon, Vicki Vale, and Renee Montoya. Characters will be affected by player choices made as Bruce of Batman, which will alter “their paths towards corruption or redemption.”
The series will feature a “non-photorealistic interpretation of the universe to deliver a more seamless living comic book art direction.”
The series will be rated M (Mature 17+).
Evolution Studios closed by Sony
Sony has confirmed the closure of Evolution Studios, which was responsible for MotorStorm and DriveClub.
“Where possible we will try to reallocate people onto other projects. If appropriate opportunities are not possible within the company, we will assist staff in any way we can, including speaking with local employers and with other development companies.”
-Sony, in a statement