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  • More Darksiders Games May Come From Gunfire Games

    new darksidersCrytek have been undergoing a lot of pressure recently, but the former CEO for the USA division of the company, David Adams, has revealed plans to keep marching on through the video games industry.

    David Adams has recently established a new independent development studio by the name of Gunfire Games, and with various assets acquired at Crytek, we may even see some familiar franchises being revived from the newly formed Gunfire Games.

    At this point in time, everything is still early days though, especially considering Adams only left Crytek just three weeks ago amidst claims about Crytek's financial troubles.

    If Gunfire Games grows into a fully fledged development studio, Adams has revealed that they have put some consideration into working on a new Darksiders title, and would think more about creating a game within the franchise. Gunfire Games have already approached Nordic Games, the owner and publisher of the franchise IP, so we may be hearing more about Darksiders in the near future.

    It's important to note that everything is til in idea phase at this point. David Adams himself stated, "That is one of the options we are exploring," when asked about a new Darksiders game. "But we don't want to jump into something immediately. We want to weigh our options.

    Nordic Games has already revealed that they are currently looking for a creative team to take the reigns of the Darksiders franchise in the future, so it's very likely something will come of the series in the future, whether it's from Gunfire Games or not.

  • Sony May Be Looking Into Buying Crytek

    Sony Buys CrytekA lot of information has hit the world recently regarding Crytek's current financial struggles, and whilst it's clear that they're in the rough right now, details surrounding their fate in the future are very cloudy.

    It could be possible that a company or a group of companies decide to buy out Crytek's assets, in a similar fashion to the THQ buyout in 2012. However, it would be unexpected for a company like Sony to come along and outright buy Crytek and all of it's worth.

    Surprisingly though, a well-renowned insider by the name of Tidux has suggested that Sony may actually be considering purchasing Crytek in the near future.

    Tidux made it very clear that what he's heard is just a rumor, but Sony are reportedly looking in to buying Crytek at this point, and assessing whether making such a move would bring in profit for them.

    Personally, I believe it's very possible that Sony are considering to buy Crytek, but I would be surprised if they actually followed through with it. We'll have to keep our eyes and ears peeled. It's likely something will happen to Crytek, but right now nobody really knows what that is.

    If Sony does buy Crytek, they'll have access to a few different franchise names including Crysis, Homefront, and maybe even Ryse, despite the fact that the only current game from the IP is an Xbox exclusive.

  • Ryse 2 Cancelled Due to Crytek Financial Struggle

    ryse 2 cancelledI was surprised to hear that a second Ryse title was ever even planned in the first place, but it turns out that Ryse 2, the sequel to the first Xbox One exclusive by Crytek will most likely be canned, due to various financial issues Crytek is currently dealing with.

    Rumors about Crytek's financial struggle have been spreading for a few months now, and it seems all we hear from the company today are in regards to their inability to pay the bills.

    However, the true cause behind the alleged cancellation of Ryse 2 simply comes down to a disagreement between Crytek and Microsoft. It seems Microsoft was happy to fund the cost for a Ryse sequel, but only if Crytek gave the full rights to the IP to Microsoft.

    Despite lots of talk about Crytek's bad financial position, it seems they are still going full steam ahead with their latest announced title, Homefront: The Revolution. However, it's possible the new Homefront game may never make it to retail either, as many developers working for Crytek are complaining about lack of pay, and many have left various Crytek studios across the world due to these issues.

    It's likely Crytek won't have a very bright future ahead of them unless they can somehow recuperate their current financial losses. I'm not too bothered about a lack of a Ryse sequel, but it would be nice to see Homefront: The Revolution make it to reality.

  • Gameplay for Homefront The Revolution Shown

    homefront the revolutionCrytek are best known for the Crysis series, along with their very powerful range of game engines by the name of CryENGINE, which have allowed developers to reach beautiful graphic standards incredibly easily, but recently Crytek have been working on a brand new project.

    The project in question is called Homefront: The Revolution, and it follows in the footsteps of the first Homefront title that was published by THQ. Crytek recently bought the rights for Homefront after THQ went bankrupt, so this new Homefront title could be considered a sequel, despite being under a new name.

    Homefront: The Revolution is set in a world set after a fictional invasion of the United States by North Korea, and it gives players the control of survivors who are still putting up a fight against the North Korean forces.

    Like everything by Crytek, Homefront: The Revolution looks pretty decent graphically-wise, but so far I can't get an idea about the gameplay. The gameplay shown so far looks quite scripted, so it will be interesting to see how the full game plays like when it is released.

    Speaking of release dates, so far nothing is known, but we'll probably see it late this year, or early next year. A PS4 and Xbox One release is definite, and an old gen version could well be possible, although all of this is just speculation on my part. We'll let you know as more information comes in about Homefront: The Revolution.

  • Crysis 3 Patch 1.3 is Now Live

    Crysis 3 Patch Live

    Crysis 3 has now received the 1.3 patch and it will update to all platforms very soon, although the times and patch details for each platform vary slightly. The patches help to fix some issues including bandwidth problems, bugs with player combat, and other annoying features that ruin the overall gameplay experience.

     

    Although the patch changes are slightly different across the board, Crytek has worked hard to smooth out as many glitches and bugs as possible across all three platforms.

     

     

    Some patch features have also fixed and balanced some gameplay elements to make multiplayer fairer for all players, and overall the patch has covered a lot of spoken-about issues.

     

    Here are the full patch notes, with details-

     

    All Platforms

    • Reduction in bandwidth usage
    • Fixed issue where other player's weapons may not be visible when joining the game
    • The "Scout" perk now saves progress correctly
    • Fix for rip & throw items occasionally entering a state where players cannot interact with them
    • Fix for Relay not capturing correct if the carrier is within the cap zone when the friendly relay is returned
    • End of round audio now works correctly
    • Fix for nanovisor becoming locked in some cases
    • Fixed crashes/freezes of the game after the boss fight (some save games still might not be functioning 100% so a restart of the last level might be required)
    • Fixed issue with boss not being triggered correctly and thus not appearing at all (some save games still might not be functioning 100% so a restart of the last level might be required)
    • Fixed extended magazine attachment of the SCAR to not lose 10 clips anymore after each death of the player
    • Fixed secret email not unlocking properly after collecting all Intel in the levels
    • Fix for after match award dogtags failing to unlock

     

    PC

    • Option to turn off squad & clan support when balancing
    • Anti-cheat improvements
    • Ability to customize ADS sensitivity through console commands
    • Fixes for weapon customization when bound to a non-default key
    • Fix for vsync not applying on first boot of the game (even if on in menus)
    • Fix drawnear fov being reset every player spawn
    • AMD feature updates for Eyefinity, DBT and HD3D support
    • Improvements made regarding the SLI performance issues
    • Additional Fix for Limit number of muted DX debug runtime error to bare minimum to help tracking issues early

     

    Xbox 360

    • Minimised risk of crash when transitioning from SP to MP when in a party with active VOIP
    • Fix for aim assist not working correctly in some areas of maps
    • Fix for an issue that could cause host migration failures
    • Potential fixes for issues related to audio stuttering
    • Dog tags now unlocking properly

     

    PS3

    • Fix for aim assist not working correctly in some areas of maps
    • Fix for an issue that could cause host migration failures
    • Dog tags now unlocking properly

     

    Update: The Crysis 3 1.3 patch is now live. Are you excited to see new changes within the game?

  • Crysis 3 to Have Graphics 2 Years Ahead of Current Games

    Crysis 3 Info

    Great graphics and high definition gameplay adds to immersion, and Crytek seem to think that this is a large selling point.

    Crysis 2 was renowned to be one of the most graphically pleasing games in its time, and Crytek said Crysis 3 will be no different. In fact, Crytek have even gone so far to state that their new FPS will be more graphically impressive than any game released so far, and any other game releases for the next two years after that.

    That's a big statement to make, but Cervat Yerli, chief executive of Crytek seems pretty confident with it.

    In comparison to Epic Game’s Unreal Engine 4, Crysis' engine does look spectacular according to those who have witnessed gameplay from Crysis 3 firsthand. We can't say for sure what will happen in gaming in the next two years, but Crysis 3 definitely will be a great example of top-end 3D graphics.

    What effect does this have on gameplay other than overall appearance? In an interview with venturebeat, Cervat gave his views on how great graphical content can make for more engaging gameplay.

    "What Crytek is about, as a studio, is technology inspiring gameplay in different ways. Technology opens up new ways of playing the game. With the Fields level, we wanted the effects of the grass to be part of decision-making. How do you traverse grass? How do you negotiate grass? How does the AI negotiate it? The interplay of all those factors gives us a new emergent gameplay experience. It's not just beautiful. It's part of the gameplay experience. We've done that for all of the Seven Wonders. The visual identity is not just visual. It's actually a gameplay driver."

    So far it's clear that Crytek are working hard to create a more engaging environment for players to immerse themselves in, and hopefully we'll see more content regarding Crysis 3 soon.

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  • Halo 4

    A Screen cap of an Xbox.commishapreveals that Halo 4 is a confirmed upcoming release for the Xbox 360, and we couldnt be more excited. It marks another installment in the already excellent track record of the Halo series. This is the news that millions of gamers have been waiting for, and it is sure to create a buzz throughout the gaming world. The Halo series has been a consistent part of the Xbox community, and with the pending release of Halo 4, the series proves to continue its solid footing. Halo 3, Halo ODST, and Halo Reach introduced new game-play types and new character classes, which launched the titles forward above their competitors, and we expect the same level of progression with the release of Halo 4. With the leak of the upcoming Halo 4 release, one must wonder as to the specifics surrounding the game.

    The release of Halo 4 imminent debut only adds fuel to the fire surrounding new Xbox products. Rumors of a new gaming console from Xbox, go hand in hand with the level of excitement we have at Evil Controllers for the new products. Could a new console support Halo 4? Will it only add to the fever of the Xbox 360 community? When is it due to be released? All questions that have no definite answers, but, nonetheless, we are excited to hear new details, and we are keeping our ears to the grindstone, waiting with anticipation for more juicy details.

    Xbox has also given word of some other upcoming releases that Evil Controllers is getting geared up for. Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary, Dance Central 2, and Ryse. Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary edition brings the original Halo title back, remastered for the masses to enjoy a second time, and bring the buzz back to the Halo universe. Dance Central 2 provides an exciting sequel to Harmonixs first title in the series, and, again, will utilize the Xbox Kinect to put you directly into the game-play. It extends the intensity of the original title with new songs and game-play for your enjoyment, and at Evil Controllers we are excited to get back to using the Xbox Kinect. Another game title set for release that we are geared up for is Ryse, from the developers of graphic powerhouses: Crysis 1 and 2. The developer, Crytek, is supposed to have developed Ryse as a first-person shooter for the Xbox Kinect, which should be a very interesting gaming experience.

    This is all exciting news for the Xbox community, and at Evil Controllers will keep up to date on all the new developments on these games. Happy gaming and keep an eye out for these awesome new titles.

    -Written By Andrew Waterhouse

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