Recently reported by Android Headlines is a new patent registered by Sony, concerning a new and potentially unique way to play VR together locally. It would appear the system seems to be some kind of wireless base hub that connects to multiple headsets in a localized area.
There are a few things to unpack about this. For one thing, it shows Sony is at least eyeing up some form of potentially wireless solution for a future iteration of it’s popular PSVR system. For another, it would mean some form of room scale tracking (similar to the HTC Vive) would be necessary in this situation, not least to stop people from walking into each other. That camera system would also have to recognize multiple headsets in 3D space at the same time.
If this is something Sony could pull off, it would mean a giant leap forward for the future of VR gaming, which remains in a kind of constant state of flux due to hardware limitations and developers having to balance the risk of developing for a smaller install base.
However, with what we now know about Sony’s focus on mediating motion sickness and improving their VR kit in general – this all adds up to the possibility of a very impressive showing whenever the next iteration of Sony’s VR hardware hits shelves – presumably alongside or shortly after the Playstation 5.
Sony recently posted an updated list of game release timeframes to their official Blog and we couldn’t help but notice that the vague “2019” date that was previously used during the announcement for their much anticipated VR golfing adventure has been tightened to “Spring 2019” – so sooner, rather than later!
They again reiterate on the page that you can use both the analogue stick (very awkwardly we imagine) or the Move controller for the game, but haven’t given away much more than that.
Déraciné also gets another nod for its November 6th release, as well as a slight delay on the fan favorite Days Gone – which is now to be expected on April 26th, 2019.
It’s worth mentioning they do point out that we can expect a date for the Beta release for Dreams (another one PSVR fans are looking forward to) and Blood & Truth some time in the hopefully near future. They aren’t quite ready to share those yet though.
We are very excited for Everybody’s Golf here at Level 2 – and hope to cover the game in full come Springtime next year.
Press Release: CD PROJEKT RED, creators of The Witcher series of games, have published today a brand new, gameplay-focused trailer for Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales — the upcoming RPG adventure set in the universe of professional monster slayer Geralt of Rivia.
The trailer showcases exploration of The Witcher world, the game’s choice-driven narrative, and teases new locations and characters. The video also features a closer look at the mechanics of managing your army and upgrading the battle camp, as well as the story-driven battles players participate in.
Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales releases on October 23rd on PC via GOG.COM. A console release for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One will follow on December 4th. Pre-orders for the game are available on the official website — witchertales.com.
Press Release: Farming Simulator 19 is the most complete farming experience ever, coming November 20 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC/Mac. In this new gameplay trailer, explore one of the many activities on your farm: raising and tending to your various animals. For the first time, care for and ride horses around the beautiful environments of your home and the surrounding areas.
As part of creating the largest Farming Simulator ever, many animals are available to be reared on your custom-designed farm. Cows, pigs, sheep, and chickens each have unique needs and rewards for effective farming, and which you choose is entirely up to you. React to the market and focus on the most in-demand produce or have a broad strategy with many more machines, processes, and area requirements.
Horses are a brand new addition, rideable for the first time as a new means of traversing the land in and around your farm, allowing you to train them up for sale at a high price. Keep them healthy with the new oat crop, and transport them between locations in unique equipment. They join over 300 vehicles and tools, including the John Deere brand for the first time, new environments, and new crops in cotton and oat to make Farming Simulator 19 the biggest and best Farming Simulator of all time.
Farming Simulator 19 releases November 20 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC/Mac. Pre-order the game and get a bonus vehicle!
Press Release: Call of Cthulhu, the official videogame adaptation of Chaosium’s pen-and-paper RPG, has gone Gold, ready for its release on October 30th for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Today, dive into the ‘Preview To Madness’ trailer for a taste of the press’ first impressions, joined by a dose of Lovecraftian madness.
With Call of Cthulhu releasing in under two weeks, members of the press have already gotten their hands on the early hours of Detective Pierce’s haunting investigation. Today’s trailer explores praise for the game’s distinctly Lovecraftian atmosphere, mesmerizing audio and visual design, as well as the RPG-investigation mechanics that allow players to discover clues, draw conclusions, question locals, and survive the island’s cosmic horrors.
In Call of Cthulhu, nothing is as it seems. Terrible creatures, conspiracies and cults await on Darkwater Island, lining the path to the horrifying truth behind the island. Pierce’s mind will suffer – solving the case will bring him to brink of insanity, to a place where death may appear the most favorable outcome. The player’s senses will be challenged to the point of questioning whether everything and everyone is real or illusory. Creeping shadows hide lurking figures… and all the while, the Great Dreamer prepares for his awakening.
Call of Cthulhu releases for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC on October 30. Digital and retail pre-orders are available on PC and consoles.
Press Release: On December 4th, in just under two months, Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden will make its debut on PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4. The game combines XCOM-like tactical combat with real-time exploration, stealth, and story as it puts players on a journey across a post-human Sweden where anthropomorphic animals scramble to survive in the remains of human civilization. Throughout the game, players can seamlessly jump between real-time exploration and tactical combat.
Since the game’s announcement in February (where the characters Dux and Bormin undoubtedly stole the show), Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden have been collecting both awards and praise from press who have gotten hands-on time with the game. But, if you’ve been living under a rock for the past few months, the developers at The Bearded Ladies’ studio in Sweden are ready to show you what the game is all about.
In the brand-new video released today, the team takes you behind the scenes at their Malmö studio as they give you the overview of what the game is all about and what players can look forward to. You can also find a written overview posted on www.mutantyearzero.com.
Now available for PC pre-order on buy.mutantyearzero.com, the game will be available in a Standard Edition ($34.99) and a Deluxe Edition ($54.99). The Deluxe Edition includes a desktop wallpaper, digital artbook, digital soundtrack, and a digital copy of the Mutant Year Zero pen-and-paper RPG book. Pre-ordering the Standard Edition will give you a three-day head start at launch while pre-ordering the Deluxe Edition gives you the same head start as well as access to a Beta version of the game before launch. The game will also launch on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on December 4th, simultaneously with PC.
Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden is developed by The Bearded Ladies and published by Funcom. For more information, please visit the official website at www.mutantyearzero.com.
Press Release – Mech-based party brawler Override: Mech City Brawl has unveiled a riotous features trailer ahead of its December 4th launch. The new video displays in detail the enormous devastation players can unleash playing solo or in online and local multiplayer, as well as a wide range of epic and legendary skins players can earn and equip in the Garage. The game is available now to pre-order and Wishlist on Steam.
The Garage offers players the chance to customize their mechs with shiny skins that can be earned and equipped across all mech heroes. These skins vary in rarity and style, from animal stripes to shining metal in every color under the sun. Additionally, players can select from different accessories to make their mech truly one of a kind.
Today’s Features Trailer also highlights the brawler’s story campaign that will see players fighting fellow mechs and hordes of grotesque alien invaders through sprawling cityscapes and exotic locales. Thankfully, each mech is armed with a multitude of combat abilities, including a spectacular Ultimate attack that can be activated in especially hairy situations.
- Explosive Battles. Take control of a gigantic mech and lay waste to entire cities as you fight other massive opponents.
- Supercharged Mechs. Pilot 12 outrageous mechs of epic, skyscraper-sized proportions, each with diverse fighting styles and unique skills.
- Real-World Locations. Destroy 3D arenas modeled after actual cities and countries, including Tokyo, Egypt, San Francisco, and Mexico.
- Multiple Game Modes. Challenge other players in local and online Versus & Co-Op modes and experience Override’s story in a single-player campaign.
- Party Co-Op. Gather 2 to 4 friends to engage in party co-op where each player is responsible for one part of a towering mech!
- The Garage. Customize your mechs in the Garage, changing their accessories and skins to create your own unique style.