Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: PC

Gears of War 4 December update to add PC split-screen, maps, more

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Gears of War 4’s impending December Update has been detailed by The Coalition. Following last month’s release of Checkout and Drydock, two more maps will be added to the roster: Speyer, a pre-Locust War district offering close combat in its sanctuary and longer range combat in its academy, and Glory, a COG battery fortified with a mounted turret overlooking a courtyard. The update will also add vertical split-screen support for Windows 10, a daily rewards system, and other fixes, along with Gearsmas items. Season Pass holders get access to the maps at all times when they launch on December 13, while everyone else can play them while they are in rotation as part of public playlists. Players looking to grab the game can get it for 33% from December 1 to 28. Videos for both maps can be found below.

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King Art’s tactical-RPG The Dwarves out for console, PC

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THQ Nordic has released King Art’s latest strategy title The Dwarves for PC, PS4, and Xbox One. Based on Markus Heitz’s first novel, aptly titled The Dwarves, players take on the role of Tungdil as he leads a party on a mission to save the realm of Girdlegard from evil. The game is said to offer “massive-scale, tactical battles in real-time and a brand new, physics-based ‘crowd combat system’,” with the latter highlighting the scale of combat when the heroes battle hundreds of smaller enemies. King Art funded the game via Kickstarter last year.

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Red Dead Redemption, Undead Nightmare joining PS Now next week

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Rockstar has announced that two of their PS3 titles will hit PS Now next week. Beginning on December 6, players will be able to stream Red Dead Redemption and Undead Nightmare on PC and PS4. Red Dead Redemption 2 is on schedule to launch next fall.

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Styx explores Korrangar in new Styx: Shards of Darkness screens

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Cyanide Studios has released some new screenshots from Styx: Shards of Darkness. The sequel to Master of Shadows, launching early 2017, once again finds Styx on a mission to acquire more Amber by doing what he does best: stealing. This time, it’s an ambassador’s scepter. The four screens showcase the Port of Korrangar, a heavily guarded waystation for airships. The sequel will feature a crafting system for traps and devices, a teleport ability, and an emphasis on non-linear play with an open-ended approach to tackling objectives.

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Titanfall 2 multiplayer trial announced for console, PC

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EA has announced a free multiplayer trial for Titanfall 2. Respawn’s recently released shooter allows players to once again take control and pilot a giant mech or battle on foot. Soon, everyone will get the chance to try out all of the multiplayer modes, as the demo period is set to kick off on November 30 for Origin Access members and on December 2 for everyone else. Progress made during the trial will carry over into the full game. Players who decide to purchase the game will be able to download all post-launch downloadable content, including maps and modes, for free.

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Watch Dogs 2 launches online for Windows PC

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Ubisoft has released the PC version of Watch Dogs 2. The computer version features a few system-specific extras, including support for 4K, ultra textures, multi-monitor support, uncapped FPS, three save slots, and the ability to add extra details. The minimum and recommended specs can be found below. As tech pro Marcus Holloway, players must clear their name after being framed for a crime by the predictive program ctOS 2.0. In doing so, they will uncover a city-wide conspiracy that causes them to link up with the hacktivist group DedSec. The group will take on the city’s security forces by hacking the local infrastructure and taking down gunmen by using stealth or force.

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Forza Horizon 3 – Blizzard Mountain detailed, going live December 13

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Playground has released new details about Forza Horizon 3’s first add-on, Blizzard Mountain Expansion. Scheduled to launch on December 13, the pack will introduce several elements to the series, including blizzards, ice, snow, and high-altitude courses. Players will compete in a 50-plus-event campaign set around Blizzard Mountain to be crowned King of the Mountain. Several of which will involve new race types, including Descent and Hill Climb, while series staples return, such as Blueprints, Bucket Lists, and Rivals. Seven new cars will also be added to the garage: the 2016 Ford Gymkhana 9 Focus RS RX, 1965 Ford F-100 Flareside Abatti Racing Trophy Truck, 1975 Lancia Stratos HF Group 4, 1985 Lancia Delta S4 Group B, 2016 Nissan Titan Warrior Concept, 2016 RJ Anderson #37 Polaris RZR-Rockstar Energy Pro 2 Truck, and 2016 Subaru #199 WRX STI VT15r Rally Car.

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Puzzle-heavy adventure OneShot launching next month for PC

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Degica will be releasing a new puzzle-adventure title next month for PC, OneShot. As Niko, players must make their way through a strange world as they attempt to save it. The characters that inhabit the world will remember the player’s actions, and while some will also help them along the way, not everyone wants them to succeed. Check out a handful of screenshots and its launch trailer below.

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Gears Pro Circuit MLG Columbus Open prize pool now $300,000

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Microsoft and The Coalition have sent word that the Gears Pro Circuit MLG Columbus Open’s winnings has been increased by $50,000. The bump is being attributed to “the overwhelming support of our player community and sales of Gears of War 4 eSports Supporter Packs.” The additional cash has pushed the prize pool up to $300,000. Gamers can try their hand at the Open LAN event by going to the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio, on November 25. Everything kicks off at 4 p.m. (CST), and will run until the 27th. This is the first open event of the Gears Pro Circuit, and can be watched at the official site, with subsequent open events are set to take place in Paris, London, Mexico City, and Las Vegas. Team passes are still up for grabs, and allow for up to five players and a coach or manager to participate; additional info can be found here.

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Star Wars Battlefront getting Rogue One: Scarif, X-Wing VR on Dec. 6

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Star Wars Battlefront will be receiving its final download pack, Rogue One: Scarif, on December 6. The drop will add four maps set in a new location—the Beaches of Scarif—a multi-stage mode that mixes space- and ground-based combat, and two new playable heroes, Jyn Erso and Orson Krennic. Launching alongside the add-on is the free PSVR-exclusive mode Rogue One: X-Wing VR Mission.

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