Visceral Games has just announced that an open beta of Battlefield Hardline will hit our machines starting February 3rd and ending February 8th.
Since it’s an open beta, there’s no need to register. Just download the game from Origin and start playing. The size of the download will be between 10 and 11 GB. Pre-loading will be possible from Monday, February 2, 7pm CET on.
In case you’re wondering about the specs, Visceral has confirmed that seasoned BF4 players won’t have an issue playing Battlefield Hardline.
See you on the Battlefield!
Yesterday afternoon, during the Blizzcon 2014 opening ceremonies, Blizzard announced Overwatch, a character-driven competitive first-person shooter. That’s what Blizzard makes of it. I would stick to a shameless remake of Team Fortress 2 but that might just sound too harsh and does not reflect my actual excitement. But let’s cut the crap, and take a look at the cinematic trailer and first gameplay footage.
A beta will be available somewhere next year. That’s all we know right now.
With more and more gameplay footage and details readily available and a big alpha run that has just been concluded, the time is right to put Evolve in the spotlight. After all, Evolve is the upcoming shooter from Turtle Rock Studios, the guys who brought us the excellent Left 4 Dead series. Built on the foundation that is L4D, Turtle Rock is introducing a refreshing 4vs1 multiplayer gaming experience. Set on an alien planet in the distant future, a team of four hunters, playing cooperatively, face off against a single, player-controlled monster.
Evolve will be available in February 2015.
Today DICE announced that the latest DLC for BF4 -which was slated for release today- will only appear on consoles. The launch for PC will be postponed because of “an issue that needs to be solved”. Chances are high that the issue at hand is a recently discovered security exploit that is linked to BF4’s Commander mode causing servers to crash.
Hang in there!
By the way, watch the kiddo’s cry in the comments while checking out the source link below. So pathetic!
Titanfall is upon us. The big question has been answered. Is Titanfall able to break the Call Of Duty/Battlefield hegemony in PC FPS land? The short answer? No. The reason? Let’s say that Titanfall is nothing more than -but although a pretty enjoyable- Call Of Duty mod. The game could easily be shipped as Call Of Duty: Robot Warfare. Maybe it would have been a better idea for Activision Blizzard to hire Respawn Entertainment, skip COD:Ghosts and have Titanfall released as the next installment (who the hell is playing Ghosts on PC anyway?). But as you all know that might just be like totally impossible, given the Infinity Ward history. Still, the idea is not that crazy given the fact that Activision recently announced to switch from a double studio approach to a triple studio approach.
Should I buy the game? Well, if you’re into Call Of Duty’s playing style, Titanfall will keep you hooked for a while. Battlefield players will have a bigger hurdle to take. But even if the game can keep you hooked for a while, I doubt the DLC buy-in will be significant. Maybe the story is different on the console platform. Time will tell.
No need to write my own review. Ars has one that tells my story. I would just like to add the following. No singleplayer! OMG, finally a developer that feels me. Why do we ever get a singleplayer campaign in an FPS? If I want a story, I’ll watch a movie! Ofcourse that is my own subjective opinion and I understand not everyone is on the same level. Also, worth mentioning is the fact that the net code is surprisingly stable. But then again, maybe that’s normal as the ex-Infinity Ward team has loads of experience on that level. Nonetheless, we’re still stuck with bloody matchmaking. The everlasting screams of some to bring back clan running dedicated servers seem to echo in the dark. Hence, you’re not able to select the map you want to play.
Tip: hardpoint domination is the most fun. And I like to disagree on Ars’ point of view here stating all modes can be reduced to deathmatch. Defending and attacking points in hardpoint domination does give you a significantly higher score.
See you on the battlefield, pilot!
Call Of Duty Ghosts is almost upon us. To celebrate that Activision is turning on double XP for the last two COD titles in the franchise. Enjoy 2XP in both Black Ops 2 and Modern Warfare 3 for the entire week starting today!
I hope you all have made the necessary arrangements because November is gonna be a tough one with Ghosts and Battlefield 4 on the horizon. See you all on the other side!
Yep. It’s that time. Closing time. The last DLC part has been released for Black Ops 2. This concludes the life of the ninth installment in the Call Of Duty franchise as a huge chunck of the current BO2 audience will shift to Ghosts when it releases in November. Say bye bye to matchmaking and hello to dedicated servers again.
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