Adrian is the old man of the TiX team but has the enthusiasm for gaming as someone half his age (So, mid 20's then).
He has a strong passion for the gaming industry, hates fanboyism and holds a strong belief that you should treat your fellow gamers with respect!
After the disappointment of Trials of the Blood Dragon, Ubisoft and RedLynx have announced a return to the original format of the series with Trials Rising. It will release in February 2019 on PS4, Xbox One, PC and Switch.
The Square Enix E3 show consisted of a thirty minute pre-recorded segment instead of the live spectacles that we have witnessed from EA, Microsoft and Bethesda. They kicked off showing more gameplay footage of the forthcoming Shadow Of The Tomb Raider, with Lara taking the role of a killing machine as she stalks her enemies in an overgrown jungle. There were also re-caps of a few of the games featured in yesterday’s Xbox show, with Just Cause 4, Kingdom Hearts 3, Captain Spirit and Nier Automata all featuring, however further information was very scant.
The other games that were featured in very quick trailers were three Final Fantasy XIV Online monikered titles – Stormblood: Final Fantasy XIV Online, Under the Moonlight and Final Fantasy XIV Online X Monster Hunter World (coming in Summer 2018).
We then moved onto Dragon Quest XI – Echoes of an Elusive Age followed by a new Platinum Games title called Babylon’s Fall which is launching in 2019 on PS4 and Steam. Then we saw Octopath Traveller on the Nintendo Switch.
Finally we saw a trailer for The Quiet Man which is coming to PS4 and Steam. This was completely different to everything else seen as it started as a CGI trailer that seamlessly moved into gameplay footage. More footage of this to come in August.
Overall, this felt like a very rushed and thrown together thirty minutes, that didn’t give us any further details on games that we hadn’t seen before.
Bethesda have revealed a new game called Elder Scrolls Blades, a mobile game set in the Elder Scrolls universe.
However, Bethesda also plan to release on PC, VR, Consoles and will allow crossplay between all the versions so you can be playing on your phone at work against another player who may be at home on VR.
Todd Howard took to the stage to detail Fallout 76 to the world at the Bethesda E3 conference.
Fallout 76 is an online game only and every character you meet in the world is another human player. However it can be played solo with the playe able to take on quests much like any other Fallout game. Each world will only contain dozens of other players, not hundreds and thousands. Death doesn’t mean that progression is lost, as it will simply carry over to another server.
There is also the building mechanic, much like the settlement feature of Fallout 4, which can also be moved around. Also included are Nuclear Missiles, the ultimate defence against attacks! To use these will require multiple characters to gain the launch codes.
Vault 76 opens on reclamation day and was home to the best and brightest minds. Your character leaves the vault to the world of West Virginia. It features an all new rendering and lighting system to give the best quality graphics ever seen in a Fallout game. Fallout 76 also features all new enemies and will run on 100% dedicated servers.
A beta will be available as a Break-it Early Test Application. Fallout 76 will have a Collectors edition with a Glow In The Dark map, figures and a useable T-51 Power Armour Helmet. Fallout 76 will launch on November 14th 2018.
Fallout Shelter was also confirmed to be released on PS4 and Nintendo Switch for free and are available now!
Machine Games appeared on the Bethesda E3 stage to announce Wolfenstein Youngblood, a new game where you play as BJ Blazkowicz’s twin daughters in a mission to save the world from those pesky Nazi’s. Youngblood is a single player or co-op game and is set in Paris in the 1980’s.
Wolfenstein Youngblood will be released later in 2018.
It’s been a year since Prey was unleashed on the world and is about to get a huge update in the addition of Moon Crash, a new roguelike mode which changes everytime you play.
Later this summer another update will drop called Typhon Hunter, which is a Hide and Seek 5 v 1 multiplayer mode where three players get to play as mimics and hide themselves from the single human player. Sounds fun!
Elder Scrolls Legends is getting a visual facelift and will also make its debut on Xbox One, PS4 and Nintendo Switch later in 2018. Any progress made in the current releases of the game on PC and Mobile will be carried over to the console versions on their release.
The Bethesda E3 show got off to an energetic start, with Andrew W.K. rocking out on stage to promote the release of Rage 2, after Bethesda’s Pete Hines had made a dig at Walmart Canada for their inability to keep a secret!
Rage 2 by Avalanche Studios (Just Cause 3, Mad Max) is set in a dystopian future where society has fallen, and you play as Walker, the last ranger of the Wasteland. A lovely new trailer has been launched detailing the gameplay, which is as manic as that opening Rock act! It sees you breaking into the Eden Space Centre to initiate the return of a satellite.Rage 2 will release in Spring 2019.