Dirt Rally download pack adds VR support, Co-Driver Mode for PS4

Codemasters has released a for-pay pack adding PSVR support to the PS4 version of Dirt Rally. The $12.99 download pack not only allows for the entire game to be played with the virtual reality headset, but it also introduces the new Co-Driver Mode. By choosing the mode, a second player is capable of giving pace note calls via the controller and the social screen.

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Deck13 narrates 14 minutes of gameplay from The Surge

Deck13 has released 14 more minutes of gameplay from The Surge. The footage is accompanied by commentary by designer Adam Hetenyi, who talks viewers through the abandoned laboratories that they will explore in the upcoming action role-playing game. Within their exoskeleton, players will battle strange creatures and use a limb-targeting combat system to either deliver a death blow or preserve an appendage to further augment their own suit.

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Halo Wars 2: Ultimate Edition launches through early access

Gamers who purchased the Ultimate Edition of Halo Wars 2 can now play it via early access. The 343 Industries and Creative Assembly co-developed real-time strategy game follows the events of the original Halo Wars. Set 28 years later, players awake from cryosleep to answer a distress call that kicks off a new battle. As an Xbox Play Anywhere title, gamers can play the game on PC and Xbox One, as well as a swap data between the two, with a single digital purchase. To get a better look at the game in action, over an hour of gameplay has been released as an archive from a recent stream and can be found below.

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Birthdays the Beginning’s second interview video released, Nurture

The second release of a three-part video series interviewing Birthdays the Beginning’s Yasuhiro Wada has gone live. The debut covered Creation, while the newest, titled Nurture, focuses on the types of different worlds that players can create. In addition, he also highlights how to create an optimal ecosystem for the world’s many lifeforms.

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Ghost Recon’s Wildlands open beta highlighted in new trailer

Ghost Recon’s Wildlands’ open beta is scheduled to kick off on February 23, and today, Ubisoft has released a new video detailing the event. The beta will run through February 27 and allow players to join a squad to fight against the Santa Blanca cartel in an open world. Additional details can be found at UbiBlog, and a live-action video is set to air on Ubisoft’s Twitch channel today at 4 p.m. (CST).

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Sea of Thieves alpha getting gravity, islands, more in next update

Microsoft has sent word that Rare will be expanding the alpha of their multiplayer-centric sea-faring action-adventure title Sea of Thieves this weekend with Update 0.1.1. Titled Taming New Seas, the patch will introduce several elements, including gravity, additional regions and islands, voyage system navigation, and among several other unnamed items, skeletons armed with machine guns. The studio is also taking the opportunity to invite more Sea of Thieves Insiders to try out the alpha. Players interested in becoming an inside can sign up on the official site.

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Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy to be released this June for PS4

Gaming’s most famous bandicoot is set to return on June 30 in Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy. The set, which will be exclusive to PS4, bundles together Crash Bandicoot, Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back, and Crash Bandicoot: Warped. All of the games are set to feature remastered high-definition graphics.

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Shiness: The Lightning Kingdom’s world explored in overview trailer

A new overview trailer has gone live for Enigami’s upcoming action role-playing game Shiness. The latest footage highlights some of the gameplay, including the characters’ powers, such as telekinesis and electromagnetic field manipulation, as well as the universe in which the story takes place. Partially funded through Kickstarter, the game’s development phase is said to be nearing its end. Take a look below to check out their progress.

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Knights, vikings, samurai, oh my! For Honor out for console, PC

Ubisoft’s latest action release For Honor has launched in stores and online for PC, PS4, and Xbox One. In the brawler, players take control of one of three factions (Knights, Samurai, or Vikings) as a hero character to battle for supremacy in melee combat. In addition to a single-player campaign, the game also supports cross-platform multiplayer. Versus is centered on a persistent mode called Faction War. After joining a faction, every multiplayer session will earn War Assets based on player performance that are used to aid in conquering and defending territories. Factions attempt to one-up each other during a 10-week season, with rewards doled out based on their ranking. Three seasons are scheduled, with new heroes, gear, maps, and modes set to be released at the start of each season.

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PSVR action-adventure title Unearthing Mars coming stateside

Winking’s virtual reality title Unearthing Mars will be coming to North America for PSVR. Currently available on PSN in Asia, the planetary-exploration adventure is currently being localized in English and is slated to be released “soon.” The game begins shortly after entering Mars’ orbit, with players taking control of their spaceship as a crew of explorers attempts to land on the planet’s surface during a sandstorm. Subsequent chapters add additional challenges in the form of puzzles, environmental hazards, and hostile aliens.

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