What’s New in Gaming?

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You might be wondering what’s new in gaming or what the latest news is. Let me tell you, there’s plenty of new stuff being revealed in upcoming games especially in the open world arena and a new game has been announced (which is a sequel of sorts or just a continuation of the series). Well time to get to it!

Horizon: Zero Dawn

I haven’t talked about this game, but it is a PS4 exclusive as well as a very large open world game. It is being developed by Guerrilla Games and will be published by Sony. The game looks really good graphically and the open world you get to explore sounds amazing.

The premise of the game is that you’re a character named Aloy who basically hunts and is really good with arrows apparently. The world that she lives in has been pretty much taken over by these giant robotic creatures.

Horizon: Zero Dawn is a role-playing game with very heavy action elements in it. Aloy will get to make use of all kinds of weapons that are mainly of the melee variety to combat these giant robots. One of the neat things about this game is that once you take down these massive robots, you can loot them to craft different things such as weapons.

The game also will allow you to set different kinds of traps such as tripwires and hidden explosives. I certainly would love to put mines down and then lure one of those giant robots towards me only for them to step on the mine and taken down in a large explosion (would this have worked in Tom Cruise’s War of The Worlds?).

There will be a day and night cycle as well as a supposedly well done weather system. The developers have promised that there will be no loading screens when exploring this massive world. I’ll definitely have to wait and see how that plays out.

IGN recently released an article where one of their members got to try out a demo of the game and see what the large open world is like. They were very impressed by seeing remains of large cities and their once occupied high rises, watching the giant robots moving about, and just finding other random things that can surprise you. You’ll definitely want to read the full article.

The release date of this game is not that far away and it is slated to come out on February 28th. There’s of course the standard game and the Collector’s Edition which runs at $119.99.

Horizon Zero Dawn pic from flickr

Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands

There’s some more news from this game which is going to be released in March. The website Dream Team FC has released an article giving you a better idea of what to expect from this game.

They mention things such as Ghost Recon Wildlands being in development for around 5 years, total freedom when it comes to gameplay choices/how you want to play and over 11 different eco systems in the large country of Bolivia.

It’s also said that it is just much more fun to play the game with a friend in co-op mode. You can play in single player as well but the computer will control your teammates. You can read more at the link above. It is definitely worth the read.

Grand Theft Auto 5 Online News and the return of Need For Speed

Rockstar has finally broken their silence after much speculation of the developer moving away from releasing new content for the online portion of their most popular game.

The good news is that they announced on their blog that they have no intention to stop releasing content for GTA Online even with the impending arrival of Red Dead Redemption 2. That is certainly very good news to hear and they even mentioned that December was their best month in terms of online play in GTA 5.

They haven’t said exactly what new content will be released in 2017, but they have said to stay tuned as there will be announcements coming in the future.

In the meantime, they’ve announced special deals for GTA Online such as over 50% off Executive Offices, 25% off Vehicle Warehouses, and 25% off of some of the vehicles from Warstock Cache and Carry. If you already have the game, you might want to get in on those special deals while you can and save (in-game) money.

Last but not least, a brand new Need For Speed game has been announced by Electronic Art’s CEO. He has said that they want to release it sometime in their 2018 fiscal year and that the developer is aiming to push the boundaries of action driving.

He’s basically saying that this will be the most ambitious Need For Speed they’ve ever produced. It will be interesting to see since their last Need For Speed game was not quite the hit they were hoping even though I did it enjoy it some. I’m sure there will be more info coming soon so keep checking back.

Well there you have it! Now you know what’s new in gaming especially for open world games. It is getting more and more exciting as each days passes with new announcements of games and new details of other upcoming ones. Feel free to post your thoughts below!

PS: I forgot to mention that there is a new Ace Combat game coming and it looks spectacular. Check out the trailer below as it looks very promising!

4 thoughts on “What’s New in Gaming?

  1. I can’t wait for Ghost Recon Wildlands! You can never go wrong with the Ghost Recon games.This game is going to be awesome. Open world shooter?! Yes please. And how about the fact that GTA 5 is still in the news? Can you believe it came out in 2013?! There aren’t very many developers that consistently release new content for their games, let alone 4 years into it. Red Dead Redemption 2 is going to be epic! The first one was awesome and I can’t wait to see what they do with this new one.

    1. Hi there J.R! Yeah, the more I hear about this game, the more interested I am in it. It sounds like will really be epic. You are definitely right that there is still news about GTA 5 to this day. What I really love about Rockstar is that all the content they release for the online part is completely free. Most developers these days won’t do that.

  2. Hey there!

    First of all, I gotta say that I love gaming in general. I grew up with video games and bonded with some pretty great people as a result of that, spending hours talking about games and heading out to social gaming events. Driving and open world games are some of my favorite categories actually, especially when there is a massive world to explore that the developer has provided, it is so eeasy to lose track of the time.

    What would you say is your all time favorite game?

    1. Oh gosh, my all time favorite game? That’s a tough one! I’ve played so many wonderful and fun games over the years that I just can’t pick one. My gaming days go all the way back to the original Nintendo! It’s hard to choose just one game, but probably my most favorite game series of all time is Grand Theft Auto. I’ve had SOOOO much fun in some of their past games!

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