Last years E3 conference saw the dramatic reveal of Ubisoft’s Tom Clancy’s The Division. Hit with development issues and unrealistic release date in 2014, news and announcements surrounding this anticipated title dwindled. At Gamescom this year, Ubisoft gave a closer look at how the development is coming.

Also the dev team gave a nice update about the progress of the game on their official website.

“Agents,

Today we announced that Tom Clancy’s The Division will be available in 2015 for Xbox One, PS4 and PC.

Working on The Division is a once in a lifetime opportunity for all of us at Massive, Reflections, and Red Storm Entertainment. We are creating something we are really proud of and we don’t want to compromise on quality. We are going to release the game when it’s ready.

We want to thank you again for the exceptional ongoing support. Community is at the heart of what we are doing and we’re very much designing the game with you in mind, so your involvement means a lot to us.
The production is getting stronger every day and we can’t wait to show you what we’ve been up to at this year’s E3. :)

Massive love,

The Dev Team”

http://tomclancy-thedivision.ubi.com/game/en-us/home/

Recently Black Desert completed its second closed beta event in April and is about to enter its third beta event later on this month.  I wanted to show some highlights of Black Desert and why we should be paying attention to this title.  So what is Black Desert ?  Black Desert is a an upcoming sandbox-oriented, free 2 play, massively multiplayer online role-playing, being developed by Korean based Pearl Abyss.  Black Desert was originally announced  in late 2012 but has been in development since 2010, with closed beta starting in late October, 2013.  With so much buzz surrounding this title, many people here in the states have been asking if this game would be published in North America.  On Jul 24th, Black Desert Korean publisher Daum, announced it will also be publishing Black Desert in North America and Europe.  With Black Desert being 80% completed for the Korean version and translation for the English version already in the works, a possible alpha or beta could be right around the corner.

More news and videos to come !

 

Now I know we have been through the trial and tribulations of DayZ and RUST and have had our eyes glancing over to Sony to see when H1Z1 is coming out.  Well still no new news but as development continues, we try to keep our members informed.  Recently on other sites Sony announced H1Z1 will be heading to PlayStation 4, but that left the door open for everyone to ask, PC or PS4 first?  Well I can answer this question as SOE’s president John Smedly  went on to tell GameZone

“It’s PC first, only because we haven’t started on the PS4 version,” Smedley told GameZone. “The PlanetSide 2 engine, the version of Forgelight, and H1Z1 are identical. So the reason we’re waiting is that H1Z1 – 80 percent of the works is going to be done by launching PlanetSide 2 because all of the PlayStation 4 specific stuff will have been taken care of with the engine. Porting H1Z1 over after that will take a few months.”

What else has been happening with H1Z1, well to me its stating to really look like a cross hybrid of DayZ and RUST.  Can anyone say AIR DROP !!!!!!!

I know its a few days past, but if you guys still don’t know SMITE, a free-to-play MOBA is coming to Xbox One !

Today during the gamescom 2014 Xbox news briefing, Hi­-Rez Studios announced that SMITE, the acclaimed free-to-play 3rd Person Action MOBA for the PC, will arrive on Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, via the [email protected] self-publishing program in 2015.

“SMITE’s high-action gameplay makes it unique among leading MOBAs in that it is incredibly fun and engaging to play on a console controller,” said Todd Harris, Chief Operating Officer of Hi-Rez Studios. “The Xbox One provides the perfect platform for us to bring the Battleground of the Gods to console gamers around the world.”

http://www.hirezstudios.com/smite/latest-news/view/smite-blog/2014/08/12/smite-arriving-soon-on-the-xbox-one

ArcheAge Races

It was my privilege to ‘attend’ ArcheAge’s  closed Beta event this past weekend. I paid for the Gold membership so I could play this weekend, however, I did win a beta key also that I gave to one of the other Emerald Empire members to play with. ArcheAge  is a Free to play MMO that uses a tab based combat and play styles, however, ArcheAge  is more of a hybrid game in my opinion. There are options in the menu that you can make your combat style more like other action based games. Which is a SUPER high plus for me since that’s the style I’m use to. On that note, I switched back to the tab based style since I kept hitting other NPCs AFTER I killed my original target. Maybe since the game’s first use is for a tab base the hybrid version of game play still has some kinks to work out, but it could be just a user issue since a few other members had no such issues with the action based combat.

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As we said good by to CBE3 we were stuck scratching our head, wondering when CBE4 will happen.  Well we do not have to wait long, announcing CBE4 !!!

ArcheAge’s fourth Closed Beta Event begins this week, starting Friday, August 22 at 10:00 AM PDT (GMT-7) and running until the same time on Wednesday, August 27! Players who participated in CBE3 will not need to redownload the entire game client, only an incremental patch to Build 4.6 which will be on our Alpha servers tomorrow.”

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