2018 PS4 Exclusives Due In First Half Of Next Year


Sony fans wouldn’t have liked that the company didn’t release provide confirmed release dates for the 2018 PS4 exclusives that it unveiled at the E3 2017 gaming expo in Los Angeles earlier this month. On the other hand, Microsoft was forthcoming with the release dates for many of the exclusive titles for the Xbox One. Sony merely said that the new games would be out next year, but we now know that at least these 2018 PS4 exclusives will be released in the first half of next year.

Some of the 2018 PS4 exclusives detailed at E3 2017 include Spider-Man, God of War, Days Gone, and Detroit: Become Human. Sony merely said that these titles would be out next year without confirming whether they will be available in the first quarter or later in the holiday season.

The president of Sony Interactive Entertainment America Shawn Layden has provided some clarity on the matter. He confirmed in an interview with The Telegraph that the 2018 PS4 exclusives like Spider-Man, God of War, and Detroit: Become Human are going to be released in the first half of next year.

“The stuff coming in 2018, all of that is coming in the first half of the year,” he told the scribe. We can expect Sony to provide detailed release the pricing information for these titles towards the end of this year when these titles will merely be a few months from release.

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Splatoon 2 For The Switch Will Run At 1080p @ 60fps Docked

When the Nintendo Switch was launched, many were a little skeptical about the console’s capabilities especially given its specs which seemed like a souped up version of the NVIDIA SHIELD tablet. Then again Nintendo’s games were never really meant to be ultra realistic to begin with.

However for those who do care about performance, then you might be pleased to learn that the Switch is more than capable of handling its own. During Nintendo’s Treehouse Live Stream, the company shared a technical update about Splatoon 2 and according to one of the staff who demonstrated the game, it seems that Splatoon 2 will be capable of running at 1080p Full HD @ 60fps when docked to a TV.

That changes to 720p when undocked, which we guess has been the case with most Switch games so far. The game’s producer Hisashi Nogami confirmed that this information is correct, so it looks like gamers who are planning to get Splatoon 2 will be able to enjoy relatively crisp graphics at a buttery smooth frame rate.

Splatoon 2 is currently set for a release on the 21st of July, 2017 where it will be finding its way onto the Nintendo Switch. You can check out a demonstration of Splatoon 2 in the video above.

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Bungie Explains Why Destiny 2 For PC Is Released At A Later Date

When the folks at Bungie first announced Destiny 2, it was revealed that the game would be arriving on console first before being released on the PC. It was unclear why that was the case, but during an interview with Polygon at E3, Bungie and Vicarious Visions revealed the reason why and that is because they wanted to get it right.

Destiny 2’s launch on the PC marks the first time in the Destiny franchise that the game will be arriving on the computer (although to be fair it is only the second title in the series). According to Vicarious Visions’ Thomas Gawrys, “The honest truth is we want it to land super solid. We want to meet the expectations of PC gamers — they have expectations for what they want and we want to make sure we hit as many of those as we can.”

Bungie’s David Shaw adds, “It really is as simple as ‘we want to get it right.’ That’s the reason there was no PC version of Destiny 1 is because we didn’t feel we could do it in a way that could honor the PC gamer [and] would really nail it. With Destiny 2, we had the team, we had the talent, we found great partners in [Vicarious Visions]. One more extension of being able to do it right is that we needed that extra bit of time.”

Destiny 2 is currently set for a release on the 6th of September for consoles, while the PC version is expected to launch on the 24th of October a month and a half later.

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New Xbox Live Avatars Release Due This Fall

Microsoft first hinted at the possibility of its Xbox Live Avatars being revamped back in 2015. Two job listings were posted at that time which suggested that the company wanted to bring its avatars to the next level. Hints about the new avatars were dropped from time to time but no definitive announcement was made. Microsoft has now confirmed that the new Xbox Live Avatars will be released later this year in the fall.

Microsoft’s Xbox boss Phil Spencer said last year that additional customization options for Xbox Live Avatars were “not far off,” when he was requested by users to add wheelchairs to the customization options.

An image of how the avatars would look like with wheelchairs was released the very next day by Microsoft’s Mike Ybarra but the company didn’t really confirm when it would be launching the new avatars.

Microsoft has confirmed at E3 2017 that it’s going to release the new Xbox Live Avatars in the fall this year. The new avatars are going to feature a lot of customization options and will have better graphics.

Aside from more customization options and the ability to add wheelchairs to avatars, all clothing is going to be gender neutral which means the avatar can don anything that’s available in the store regardless of the gender.

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Naughty Dog Explains Why ‘The Last Of Us 2’ Wasn’t At E3

As expected during E3 2017, there were plenty of games that were revealed during the event, but if there was one title that was conspicuously missing, it was Naughty Dog’s The Last of Us 2. The game was officially announced towards the end of 2016, which meant that E3 would have been a perfect venue for the developers to share some updates and show what they’ve got so far.

Obviously that did not happen, and Naughty Dog’s Neil Druckmann has since tweeted out an explanation. According to Druckmann’s tweet, basically it sounds like maybe the studio wasn’t quite ready to show what they’ve got. His tweet reads, “Believe me, we’re super excited to show you more of Ellie and Joel’s 2nd journey, but right now it’s Chloe and Nadine’s time to shine.”

Believe me, we’re super excited to show you more of Ellie and Joel’s 2nd journey, but right now it’s Chloe and Nadine’s time to shine.

— Neil Druckmann (@Neil_Druckmann) June 13, 2017

It is possible that maybe the game is still in the early stages of development to the point where they might not have anything new beyond what we’ve seen so far. However not all is lost because there are still events like Gamescom and the PlayStation Experience event where Naughty Dog could unveil the goodies.

There is still no release date set for The Last of Us 2, although it does feel like maybe it might be skipping 2017. Details are also scarce, but the initial launch trailer did reveal that the game would be focusing pretty heavily on Ellie, with some speculating that maybe Joel could be dead and that she is talking to a ghost/memory, either way we’ll just have to wait and see how this pans out.

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Metal Gear Survive Has Been Delayed to Early 2018

In 2016, the folks at Konami announced a new Metal Gear game in the form of Metal Gear Survive. What makes this game interesting isn’t so much the gameplay itself, but rather this marks the first Metal Gear title that will be released by Konami following Hideo Kojima leaving the studio.

Unfortunately if you were hoping to get your hands on the game this year and see if maybe Konami has what it takes to carry on the Metal Gear legacy Kojima-less, you will have to wait as the developers have announced during E3 2017 that Metal Gear Survive will be skipping its initial 2017 release and will be released in early 2018 instead.

The company announced that they will need the extra time to polish up the game. They also revealed that it will feature a “dense single-player mode”, so if you wanted more story, you’re in luck. Unfortunately there was no mention of when exactly in 2018 we will see the game, other than it being “early 2018”, so for now gamers will just have to wait and see.

Metal Gear Survive is currently set for a release across multiple platforms which includes the PS4, Xbox One, and the PC.

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