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Posted 15 May 2019 - 05:30 PM

Ubi financials report announced that Skull & Bones is delayed... again. Will not be shown @ E3

Ubi is planning to release FOUR AAA games before April 2020. Only confirmed one is Ghost Recon Breakpoint, launching Oct 4th. The other 3 are yet to be revealed.

Hmmm. Loads of speculation on Watch Dogs 3 out there, but ionno. Seems too similar to Breakpoint to release two open-world AAA stealth-shooters in a close succession (even if one is more co-op based).
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View PostJump Around, on 23 October 2011 - 11:04 AM, said:

And I want to state that Ment has out-weaseled me by far in this game.
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Posted 17 May 2019 - 01:50 AM

Oh shit, Dying Light 2. Would like to know more about it. I rank Dying Light right up there in the top 5 / top 10 titles released this console cycle.
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Posted 17 May 2019 - 01:47 PM

View PostMentalist, on 15 May 2019 - 05:30 PM, said:

Ubi financials report announced that Skull & Bones is delayed... again. Will not be shown @ E3

Ubi is planning to release FOUR AAA games before April 2020. Only confirmed one is Ghost Recon Breakpoint, launching Oct 4th. The other 3 are yet to be revealed.

Hmmm. Loads of speculation on Watch Dogs 3 out there, but ionno. Seems too similar to Breakpoint to release two open-world AAA stealth-shooters in a close succession (even if one is more co-op based).



Skull and Bones not just delayed, but delayed significantly. From the little info given, it seems to be that they're adding new mechanics to do with boarding ships, but which they're having trouble implementing. I remember when the game was first shown, boarding was just a cutscene which played briefly and then the enemy ship was taken/sunk. So this was not in the original concept and is based on feedback they've been given since.

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Posted 17 May 2019 - 02:42 PM

View PostGalactic Council, on 17 May 2019 - 01:47 PM, said:

View PostMentalist, on 15 May 2019 - 05:30 PM, said:

Ubi financials report announced that Skull & Bones is delayed... again. Will not be shown @ E3

Ubi is planning to release FOUR AAA games before April 2020. Only confirmed one is Ghost Recon Breakpoint, launching Oct 4th. The other 3 are yet to be revealed.

Hmmm. Loads of speculation on Watch Dogs 3 out there, but ionno. Seems too similar to Breakpoint to release two open-world AAA stealth-shooters in a close succession (even if one is more co-op based).



Skull and Bones not just delayed, but delayed significantly. From the little info given, it seems to be that they're adding new mechanics to do with boarding ships, but which they're having trouble implementing. I remember when the game was first shown, boarding was just a cutscene which played briefly and then the enemy ship was taken/sunk. So this was not in the original concept and is based on feedback they've been given since.

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There's also rumours that they're basically making this another Black flag with on-foot gameplay off the ship and stuff.

And I mean, there's loads of pressure to make a game with decent amount of content at launch- after Sea of Thieves and No Man's Sky launch debacles.

In any case, it's interesting what else Ubi got in store. Watch Dogs or Splinter Cell are the obvious answers (new PoP is a Longshot), but I'd like them to come out of nowhere with a new decently-sized IP.
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View PostJump Around, on 23 October 2011 - 11:04 AM, said:

And I want to state that Ment has out-weaseled me by far in this game.
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Posted 17 May 2019 - 02:47 PM

The fact that they weren't intending to just make Skull and Bones a proper Black Flag spin-off franchise with all that entails bathled me when it was revealed.
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Posted 17 May 2019 - 02:57 PM

View PostAptorian, on 17 May 2019 - 02:47 PM, said:

The fact that they weren't intending to just make Skull and Bones a proper Black Flag spin-off franchise with all that entails bathled me when it was revealed.


I think that's what a lot of people expected because it was by the developers who had done the Black Flag naval combat. But actually S&B - or its original vision anyway - really has more in common with Ubi's For Honor than with AC4. I wasn't much interested in the game when it was first announced, but neither does the addition of further mechanics make me more enthused. I'm worried that it has the feel of feature creep rather than necessary additional content. A game doesn't have to have a million things to do in order to be worth playing, as long as its key feature is compelling.
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Posted 17 May 2019 - 03:18 PM

I just wanted a pirate adventure with out the poorly written AC garbage.
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Posted 18 May 2019 - 06:36 AM

View PostAptorian, on 17 May 2019 - 03:18 PM, said:

I just wanted a pirate adventure with out the poorly written AC garbage.


you'll prolly still get that... in 2021-22

I'm still waiting for AssCreed to go full RPG and tackle medieval India. There were like 50+ decent-sized states there at the time, and Europeans were establishing first colonies to seize control of the Indian ocean trade routes... if they doubled down on the RPG elements and make a true"ahistoric" RPG where you could pick what states you'd work for, I could see it being a truly epic game. There's all kinds of problems with how they'd have to tiptoe around religious conflicts of the era and so on, but I still want to see it happen.

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View PostJump Around, on 23 October 2011 - 11:04 AM, said:

And I want to state that Ment has out-weaseled me by far in this game.
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Posted 18 May 2019 - 06:47 AM

How do you mean "proper RPG" instead of what we have now? Just curious.
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Posted 22 May 2019 - 02:39 AM

View PostTiste Simeon, on 18 May 2019 - 06:47 AM, said:

How do you mean "proper RPG" instead of what we have now? Just curious.


I thought I responded to this, but must've not hit "post", sorry!

SO, I haven't played Odyssey yet, but my general impression is that the choices you make when it comes to who you support in the Pelopponesian war don't really impact the outcome of the game that much. What i'd like to see is more factions with mutually exclusive goals and a reputation system, like the ones used by a lot of space sims- where doing things for certain groups makes other groups dislike you.
That's why I feel a diverse setting like Middle-ages India would work for that- there were so many conflicting factions and so many ways things could've gone. Give each faction a unique questline and write interesting characters for it, and have other factions react to your actions by forginf alliances, or seeking your favour (and then maybe betraying you)

I mean, I realize that sounds like a tall order, but Ubi's got like 20 studios around the world stamping out content for its open world games like an assembly line. If any one publisher could pull something like this off (though I'll admit this would be almost like tossing in elements from a Total War, or a grand strategy game into it), it'd be them.

In other news, EA will be streaming gameplay from Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order (I still have no clue what punctuation marks are supposed to be in that title) On June 9th, 12:30 EST. That's Sunday, a few hours before Microsoft gets rolling.

Also, Psychonauts 2 will be at E3 despite having to pull out of the publishing deal with the ailing Starbreeze who are spiraling into bankruptcy. Maybe they'll announce a new sponsor, or maybe even a release date?
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View PostJump Around, on 23 October 2011 - 11:04 AM, said:

And I want to state that Ment has out-weaseled me by far in this game.
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Posted 22 May 2019 - 07:58 AM

That makes sense, thanks. I'd like more of a choices/multiple endings type system in AC too, now that they're heading that way. Kind of like Mass Effect but with better variety of endings.
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Posted 22 May 2019 - 08:39 AM

I want to see an india total war, based on the Rome engine obviously, not rome 2 which sucks balls
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Posted 22 May 2019 - 03:05 PM

Saw headline that GRRM is working with the Dark and demony, bloody, shadowy borne souls maker (titled 'Great Rune' ?). Didn't read it. Might they have an announcement/tease @ E3?

Wait, is FromSoftware one of 'them' who don't do E3? \_(ツ)_/

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Posted 22 May 2019 - 03:24 PM

FromSoft do E3. Dark Souls 3 and Sekiro were both revealed at the Microsoft stage. With Bandai Namco reportedly in charge of publishing FromSoft's next title, it's entirely likely we will see it on the Xbox stage.

That being said, rumours about GRRM working with From have been around for over a month. A few days ago GRRM blogged about "consulting on a video game in Japan" , which is what re-fuelled speculation. Whether it was actually FromSoft, and whether it may have anything to do with ASoIaF remains to be seen. Insiders seem to indicate that there's a lot of misinformation floating around with these "leaks" , and while a new FromSoft game IS likely, and it's multi-plat (so no Bloodbourne 2 this time), anything other than that is pure speculation at this point.
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View PostJump Around, on 23 October 2011 - 11:04 AM, said:

And I want to state that Ment has out-weaseled me by far in this game.
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Posted 28 May 2019 - 09:01 PM

Sony will not be at E3 (is that right?). So, I guess they will try to interject their presence by leaking these teases as E3 approaches and kicks off? dunno really. But I do want to see this reveal they have announced for tomorrow.

New 'Death Stranding' Trailer Coming Tomorrow, With Possible Release Date And Online Reveal

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Posted 28 May 2019 - 09:11 PM

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Posted 28 May 2019 - 11:24 PM

Apparently FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE is going to get a big presentation, and a likely release date for Part I (almost certainly early 2020). CYBERPUNK 2077 is also going to get both a huge splashy reveal and a behind-the-scenes walkthrough for the press, and a likely mid-to-late 2020 release date announcement.

Bethesda are going all-in on DOOM ETERNAL, but they will apparently also reveal what Arkane are doing next (DISHONORED appears to be done and dusted). No ELDER SCROLLS VI, at all, apparently. There may be a brief tech demo of the engine powering both STARFIELD and ES6, but that'll be about it. That leads to the conclusion that we won't see STARFIELD before late 2020 at the earliest, with Bethesda more likely to drop a big reveal at E3 next year.

THE OUTER WORLDS sounds like it will have a big presence, and there'll likely be a release date announcement.
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Posted 29 May 2019 - 02:47 AM

All I want from tomorrow is confirmation that Malkavians are the last of the starter clans in Bloodlines 2 (it'll probably be Nosferatu, but hope dies last)

That being said, yeah, pre-E3 we're supposedly still getting something from death Stranding, a reveal for the new COD, and possibly some TLoU2 news. There might be a State of Play stream in the works. or maybe not.

Ubi apparently had a leak about a sports title, RollerBall

THQ Nordic might be publishing a "Red Faction: Evolution", according to some Nvidia database screw-up. Then again, the Saints Row twitter account has apparently been active recently, promising big news, so can't be sure what volition is working on.

Also, Dead Island 2 is apparently, not dead, and might surface during E3 as well. Sumo Digital wrapped up work on Crackdown 3 and Sonic team Racing, so maybe they'll have more hands to devote to this almost-vapourware now.
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View PostJump Around, on 23 October 2011 - 11:04 AM, said:

And I want to state that Ment has out-weaseled me by far in this game.
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Posted 29 May 2019 - 03:04 AM

That FF 7 is pissing me off. $59.99 x who knows what for a story Ive already went through.

Id totally rather FF16.

I also totally want TES6 asap and on current consoles but Im now having sever doubts that will be the case with it.
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Posted 29 May 2019 - 03:08 AM

TES6 Is at least 5'ish years away. Don't hold your breath.
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