Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: PC

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


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


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

Gears of War 4 (Xbox One) MP Trailer and PAX Announcement - Screenshot 4

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


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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Fallout Shelter – Update 1.9 to add new quests, Thanksgiving extras


Fallout Shelter will receive an update later this month for the mobile and PC versions. Update 1.9 is slated to add several regular and weekly quests as well the caves from Fallout 4 as a new location. Thanksgiving-themed goodies will also be added, with timed quests, room visuals, seasonal outfits, and extra stickers for iOS 10 iMessage.


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Ubisoft releases trailer for Rainbow Six Siege – Operation Red Crow


Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege’s upcoming free update, Operation Red Crow, has received a new trailer. The drop marks the end of the first season of add-on content for Siege, and will add the map Skyscraper, two Japanese Special Assault operators, and new weapon skins. The download will also debut Elite sets, with Kapkan, Sledge and Thermite having access to bundles that include a matching uniform and headgear, an operator card, a charm, an operator name, and a victory animation. The second year of content will begin in February, launching alongside the Six Invitational, an event that will host Pro League matches and gameplay reveals.


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A Rose in the Twilight coming stateside for PC, PS Vita


NIS will be releasing a new puzzle platformer next spring, A Rose in the Twilight. Released in Japan as Roze to Tasogare no Kojou, the game will be available digitally and physically for PS Vita and digitally for PC. In it, players take on the role of a girl who finds herself afflicted by the Curse of Thorns and stuck in a castle without color and outside of time. She has the ability to absorb blood and transfer it to objects, restoring their color and place in time. To make her way through the castle, she must team up with a powerful giant to help her navigate puzzles and environmental hazards. The game will be available as a standard release and and limited edition, both exclusive to NIS’ online store.


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Birthdays the Beginning dated March 7, developer stream, AMA today


NIS has sent word that their upcoming god-game-like sandbox title Birthdays the Beginning will be released on March 7. The PC, PS4 title’s development is being headed by Yasuhiro Wada, who will be on a stream today on the studio’s Twitch channel, from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. (CST), to discuss the project. Shortly after that, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. (CST), he will take part in a Reddit AMA.


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Daedalic releases launch trailer, demo for adventure title Silence


A playable demo has been released for Silence on Steam. The trial from Daedalic’s latest adventure offers players the chance to explore a world between life and death, the titular Silence, as a 16-year-old named Noah who is in search of his lost sister, Renie. The two find themselves in a land haunted by strange creatures that are being held at bay by a band of rebels. If the duo can help the rebels save the world, they can survive long enough to make it back home.


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Dishonored 2 launches online, in stores for console and PC


After releasing earlier this week for pre-orders, Dishonored 2 is now available for all through retail and digital outlets. The assassin Corvo, protagonist of the original Dishonored, returns to fight alongside his daughter, Emily. The pair is in a battle to restore Emily to the throne, as they take down the usurper’s forces in the city of Karnaca. As in the original, players have access to melee abilities, firearms, and special powers.


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