Metal Gear Release Date Confirmed, Two Editions Announced
Yesterday’s leak proved correct and Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain will indeed release on September 1st for Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS4, or PS3. The PC version will arrive at a later date on PC via Steam September 15th alongside the competitive multiplayer mode, Metal Gear Online.
•Half-scale Replica of Snake’s Bionic Arm
•Behind-the-Scenes Documentary and Trailers Blu-Ray Disc
•Weapon and Shield Pack (Windurger S333 Comba Special Weapon, Adam-ska Special Weapon, Maschinen aktische Pistole 5 Weiss Special Weapon, Rasp Short-Barreled Shotgun Gold Special Weapon, and a Personal Ballistic Shield in Olive Drab, Silver, White, and Gold)
•Cardboard Box (Rocky Terrain, All-Purpose Dryland, and Wetland)
•Snake Costume (Fatigues in Black Ocelot, Gray Urban, Blue Urban, and All-Purpose Dryland)
•”Venom Snake” Emblem
•Metal Gear Online XP Boost
•MGO Items (Metal Gear Rex Helmet, Golden AM MRS-4, and Golden WU S.PISTOL)
The other edition available will be the “Day One Edition.” Including:
•Adam-Ska Special Weapon
•Personal Ballistic Shield (Silver)
•Cardboard Box (Wetland)
•Fatigues (Blue Urban Snake Costume)
•Metal Gear Online XP Boost
The Steam version will launch with all the DLC content mentioned above. Surprisingly creator Hideo Kojima has stated that The Phantom Pain will be the final game in the “Metal Gear Saga.”
In the interview with IGN he claimed that this will be the last ‘Metal Gear’, though this something he has claimed in the past.
“I always say ‘this will be my last Metal Gear,'” Kojima said, “but the games in the series that I’ve personally designed and produced — Metal Gear on MSX, MG2, MGS1, 2, 3, 4, Peace Walker, and now MGSV — are what constitute a single ‘Metal Gear Saga.’ With MGSV, I’m finally closing the loop on that saga.”
“In that sense, this will be the final ‘Metal Gear Solid,'” Kojima continued. “Even if the ‘Metal Gear’ franchise continues, this is the last ‘Metal Gear.'”
GameOnDaily Opinion: Let’s put aside that we already knew the release date, we now can get excited that there is only 181 days until we get to play open world Metal Gear. That collector’s edition looks sweet but I wanna see what the price is first. Oh and as for it being the last Metal Gear, I’ll believe it when I see it.
Standalone Wolfenstein Prequel due out in May
“The year is 1946 and the Nazis are on the brink of winning World War II. In an effort to turn the tide in the Allies’ favour, B.J. Blazkowicz must embark on an epic, two-part mission deep within Bavaria.”
“Part one of Wolfenstein: The Old Blood – Rudi Jäger and the Den of Wolves – pits BJ Blazkowicz against a maniacal prison warden as he breaks into Castle Wolfenstein in an attempt to steal the coordinates to General Deathshead’s compound.”
“In part two – The Dark Secrets of Helga Von Schabbs – our hero’s search for the coordinates leads him to the city of Wulfburg where an obsessed Nazi archaeologist is exhuming mysterious artefacts that threaten to unleash a dark and ancient power.”
The game will be made available as of May 5TH for the PS4, Xbox One and PC for the low price of £14.99.
GameOnDaily Opinion: This is awesome news as I loved the original when it was released last year (our editor Gaz was slightly less impressed). Will be cool to see what MachineGames has got in store for everyone’s favourite Nazi killing soldier.
GTA Online Getting Other Modes in Addition to Heists
Next week the long awaited heists will make their debut on GTA Online, but Rockstar has revealed that they won’t be the only addition to the game. GTA Online will also be receiving Adversary Modes, Daily Objectives and new Freemode activities.
The Daily Objectives will come three at a time and will be given out by popular characters in the game. Tasks can be stacked and will give players the chance to earn up to $500,000 of in game money every week.
Freemode Activities will be given to players by Lester, Lamar, Trevor and Ron who will task them to cause chaos by destroying vehicles and blowing up planes earning both GTA$ and RP.
The Adversary Modes will be PvP that unlocks via player progression in Heists. There will be three separate Adversary Modes for now at least; Come Out To Play, Siege Mentality and Hasta La Vista and you can read a full description of each mode below.
Come Out To Play: A team of three Runners just trying to make it home, and a team of Hunters are out for blood. Runners are well-armed but limited to movement by foot, while the opposition wield free-aim shotguns and ride motorbikes or ATVs. Hunters must stay on their bikes and have access to unlimited lives, while the Runners have just one life but all their weapons available to pick off the Hunters at will.
Siege Mentality: Up to four players stand their ground, outnumbered but not outgunned as they fight to survive against up to 6 determined attackers in a location defence mode, GTA style. Attackers have unlimited lives but fight only with sawn-off shotguns. Defenders have full use of all their weapons.
Hasta La Vista: The chase is on as Truckers in big rig cabs hunt down a team of Cyclists. The Cyclists’ goal is simple: reach the final checkpoint without getting crushed under the wheels of the pursuing trucks. Without traditional weapons the Truckers must rely solely on their vehicles to crush the Cyclists. Meanwhile, the Cyclists must harness the manoeuvrability and acceleration of their bikes to evade the trucks, while keeping an eye over their shoulder. If one of the Cyclists reaches the checkpoint, the Cyclists win. If all Cyclists are terminated, the Truckers prevail.
Look out for the update next week on March 10TH.
GameOnDaily Opinion: Only a week to go people and we can all finally dig out our copies and get down to some bank robbing. That is of course if you didn’t give up hope ages ago and got rid of your copy. Good to see that we’ll get a bunch of extra modes and challenges too to encourage us to come back every day.
Mad Max Gets Release Date and Pre-Order Bonus
Warner Bros and Avalanche Studios’ Mad Max game will be blasting its way onto PC, PS4 and Xbox One this September. Judging from this then it looks as though the last gen versions have been canned and will no longer be released.
For those who feel they can’t wait for the post-apocalyptic open world blaster and decide to pre-order the game will receive a DLC code for The Ripper, a spiky body kit for the Magnum Opus, Max Rockatansky’s car. The vehicular DLC will pimp Max’s ride with V8 engine, upgraded exhaust, custom off-road tyres, a pointy ramming grill and tuned suspension. All of this should make it easier to traverse the wastelands and allow you to spear some enemies along the way.
Mad Max will be out on September 4th for PC, Xbox One and PS4.
GameOnDaily Opinion: Normally I would have welcomed this game at a time when games are usually thin on the ground after the summer holidays, but the news that MGS V will release three days before hand means Mad Max will have to be picked up at a later date I’m afraid.
Nvidia announce 4K Android Console and Streaming Device at GDC2015
Firstly we have an Android based console simply titled Nvidia Shield. The device is capable of 4K playback and capture and will be allow access to movies, games and more.
“First, it’s based on the most popular OS in the world. Second, the richness of the Google Play store, with it huge range of applications,” Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang said. “Third, it syncs with all my other devices. Finally, it has an incredible voice search capability.”
The Nvidia Shield will be able to play games stored on the device or they can be streamed via Nvidia Grid, a subscription based service capable of streaming games up to 1080p and 60fps.
“What we need is a great store,” Huang said. “Well, Google Play will have thousands of games. We created a store to curate the best of the best games, the ones designed for Shield.”
50 games will be available on the service when it launches in May and will include ports of Crysis 3, Portal, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, Half-Life 2: Episode 1,Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, The Witcher 3, Dead Rising 2, Metro Last Light Redux, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, Batman: AO and Ultra Street Fighter 4.
According to Nvidia, new games such as Batman Arkham Knight or MGS V will be available at launch as quickly as the “press of a button,” providing you subscribe to the Premium Tier of GRID.
The device will ship bundled with the Shield Controller for USD$199.
Also announced was Steam Link, a small set top box that allows the streaming of games from your PC, Mac, Steam Machine, or Linux-based computer on the same home network. Valve state the Steam Link machine is capable of streaming game with a “low latency” in 1080p and a 60hz resolutions. The device will available in North America this November for the low price of $50 and will launch alongside the long awaited Steam Controller, which will also cost $50.
There is not yet any info on launch or pricing details for the devices in other regions outside the U.S.
GameOnDaily Opinion: Both devices sound pretty nifty if you ask me. I personally wouldn’t mind getting hold of the Steam Link so I can start getting through all of the games I buy in sales on my big screen TV and a comfortable chair.
Project Morpheus out first half of 2016
The news comes from the SCE Worldwide boss Shuhei Yoshida, who revealed the news via the PlayStation Blog. Yoshida also ran down a list of changes that has been made to the headset. One of the main changes is that Morpheus will now include an OLED screen, which can produce 120fps with a lower latency. You can see the full list of changes below.
“About a year ago, we unveiled a prototype for Project Morpheus, the virtual reality system for PS4. Since then, we’ve been hard at work making the system even better,” said Yoshida.
“We believe VR will shape the future of games, and I can’t wait for you to try Project Morpheus when it launches in the first half of 2016.”
Project Morpheus Our goal with VR is to deliver a sense of presence, making the player feel as though they’ve stepped inside the world of a game.
The new Project Morpheus prototype brings us closer to that goal, as it improves the visual experience and tracking accuracy, both of which are critical to achieving sense of presence.
OLED display: In exchange for the 5 inch LCD, the new Morpheus VR headset is equipped with a 5.7 inch 1920 X RGB X 1080 resolution OLED display. This new screen expands the field of view and enables low persistence, removing motion blur.
120hz refresh rate: The previous refresh rate spec has been doubled for this new prototype, which means games for Morpheus can be rendered at 120fps. When combined with the OLED display’s high refresh rate and the power of PS4, Morpheus is able to output amazingly smooth visuals.
Super low latency: We know how critical low latency is to delivering a great VR experience, and we’ve reduced latency to less than 18ms, about half of what the first Morpheus prototype had. Low latency is critical to deliver a sense of presence, at the same time making the VR experience comfortable to players.
More accurate tracking: To make positional tracking more precise, we’ve added three LEDs to the headset – one on the front and two on the side – for a total of nine LEDs to support robust 360 degree tracking.
User-friendly design: We’ve made the Morpheus VR headset easier to put on and take off, with a single band design and quick release button. The headband supports the weight of the unit on the top of your head, so there is no pressure on your face. Other components have also been adjusted and configured to make the headset lighter, so that players do not find the headset cumbersome or uncomfortable to use.
GameOnDaily Opinion: Like the re-emergence of 3D a few years back, I am still not fully sold on the idea
March PS Plus Free Games Announced
For PS4 owners can look forward to the remake Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty and the beautiful Valiant Hearts from Ubisoft. PS3 owners can get their sleuth on in Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishments and enjoy some fantasy adventure in Papo & Yo. Lastly for PS Vita owners you can snap up CounterSpy and Olli Olli 2: Welcome to Olliwood is a cross buy title that can also be played on PS4.
Leaving PS Plus:
4th March: Apotheon
4th March: Transistor
4th March: Thief
4th March: Yakuza 4
4th March: Rogue Legacy (PS4/PS3/PS Vita)
4th March: Kick and Fennick
Entering PS Plus:
4th March: Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty
4th March: Valiant Hearts
4th March: Papo and Yo
4th March: Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishments
4th March: OlliOlli 2: Welcome to Olliwood (PS4/PS Vita)
4th March: CounterSpy (PS4/PS3/PS Vita)
GameOnDaily Opinion: Another great month of free games from Sony. Can’t wait to finally play some of these.
Microsoft Show off several titles coming to Xbox One via ID@Xbox
As they did last year, Microsoft were delighted to share the titles coming to the platform via their Indie Program.
“At GDC last year, we debuted some of the first ID@Xbox games making their way to Xbox One,” the company said. “A year later, the response from independent developers to the program that enables them to self-publish their games on Xbox One has been both humbling and awesome. Dozens of games have shipped via ID@Xbox, and there are hundreds more in development.
“More than 1,000 studios across the globe are creating games using ID@Xbox development kits, and we’re shipping more kits weekly.”
Out of all the titles the most surprising, most welcome addition is that of Wasteland 2. The game is an old-school, turn-based, squad-based RPG and in ways a spiritual successor to the first two Fallout games. The game made its way to PC last year after a successful Kickstarter campaign and got some positive reviews.
Bedlam (RedBedlam): Based on the novel by award-winning British author Christopher Brookmyre, this is a shooter for everyone who remembers gaming in the ‘80s and ‘90s!
Beyond Eyes (Team17): How does a blind person navigate the world? This unique title might give you some sense of what it’s like to live in a world without sight, as you control a young girl in search of her lost cat.
ClusterPuck 99 (PHL Collective): This competitive sports game features eight-player local competitive action.
Cuphead (Studio MDHR): A run-and-gun adventure, with plenty of 1930s style animation to keep things interesting! It will make its console debut on Xbox One!
Earthlock: Festival of Magic (Snowcastle Games): An exciting, nonlinear role-playing game.
The Flame in the Flood (The Molasses Flood): A rogue-lite river journey through the backwaters of a forgotten post-societal America. It will make its console debut on Xbox One.
Fortified (Clapfoot Games): An exciting new take on action-strategy games that combines shooter, real-time strategy, and base defense mechanics.
Game 4 (The Behemoth): One of the weirdest turn-based strategy games you’ll ever play, with plenty of The Behemoth’s unmistakable style.
Goat Simulator (Double Eleven): You are a goat, and you are on a rampage. What more do you need to know? More goat to the people!
LA Cops (Team 17): This top-down strategy shooter celebrates everything awesome about ‘70s cop fiction.
Magic Duels: Origins (Wizards of the Coast): The world’s most beloved collectible card game goes free-to-play! It will make its console debut first on Xbox one
Mighty No. 9 (Comcept): This Kickstarter darling is the brainchild of acclaimed developer Keiji Inafune, the creator of Mega Man. True side-scrolling perfection!
Pixel Galaxy (Serenity Forge): It’s one heck of a hectic shoot-’em-up, inspired byKatamari Damacy. Grow, make friends, and survive together!
R.B.I. Baseball 15 (MLB.com): The legendary Major League Baseball franchise returns with fresh game modes, authentic ballparks, improved animations, and deep stat-tracking.
Rivals of Aether (Dan Fornace): This fighting game challenges you to uncover the elemental mysteries of Fire, Water, Air, and Earth.
Shadow Blade: Reload (Dead Mage): Guide a young ninja on his journey to seek the teachings of the last remaining ninja master as he embarks on a quest for revenge.
Shovel Knight (Yacht Club Games): Steel thy shovel! The amazing retro sidescrolling adventure is coming to Xbox One!
SMITE (Hi-Rez Studios): The next evolution in multiplayer online battle arena space. Assemble your team, choose your hero, and destroy your opponents. Stay tuned for details on the Xbox One beta, coming very soon!
Submerged (Uppercut Games): You’re trapped in an ancient, half-submerged city, with next to nothing. Explore the flooded cityscape and scale its buildings in a fight to survive!
Super Dungeon Bros (React! Games): A multiplayer dungeon-crawling extravaganza with a rock music theme. Get your bros together and get ready to rock out!
SWORDY (Frogshark): In this multiplayer physics brawler, you will hit your friends until they explode. You really have to see this one to wrap your head around this craziness. We’re pleased to say Swordy will debut first on Xbox One.
The Sun and Moon (Digerati Distribution and Marketing): It’s a platformer with a twist: You can dive into the ground, reversing your gravity while conserving your momentum. Winner of the Ludum Dare 29 competition!
ZHEROS (Rimlight Studios): This 3D action brawler – set in an alternative future universe – is rife with engaging combat and outrageous characters.
GameOnDaily Opinion: Great bunch of titles here and I am really eager to see how Wasteland 2 turns out on consoles. Oh and who doesn’t want to play goat simulator?