On the back of requests for console footage we recieved earlier today an email message from our friends at Evolve PR letting us know there is some brand new footage of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt running on Xbox One using dynamic scaling from 900p to 1080p. The introduction reads as:
The video you’re now watching is grabbed directly from an Xbox One console. We’ve been working to give gamers an even better experience on Xbox One and, on day 1, we’ll bring you dynamic scaling from 900p to 1080p. We’re not much more than a week before launch, but we’re still fighting for every line of code — we want gamers to get the best possible experience we can deliver.
Here’s the footage. Let us know your thoughts below.
Techland has today announced Hellraid, a brand-spanking new first-person co-op slasher that offers two games in one: a single-player, story-driven campaign of hack & slash action; and a co-operative multiplayer that pits four players against the denizens of hell – and each other – in a battle for points, rewards and fame.
The armies of Hell brought pain and destruction to the realm of man, and only a select few have the fighting skills necessary to confront the devilish monstrosities. Combining elements of hack & slash RPGs, first-person shooters and online multiplayer games, Hellraid features an advanced, immersive combat system with melee, ranged and magical weapons. The engaging Game Master system makes each game a different experience, placing loot and enemies while generating random online challenges.
With exploration, looting, questing, weapon crafting, boss fights, armor customization, character development, leaderboards, magic and so much more, Hellraid is set to drag you straight to hell later this year on PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.
We’ll update with more details when the news drops.
What do you get when mix up a bag of senior industry professionals from Blizzard, Hasbro, Radical and More – you get Switchblade Monkeys, who are soon to release their debut game on the Xbox LIVE Arcade.
Secret Ponchos, a game that aims to blurs the line between gameplay genres and conventions and creates its own original feel for multiplayer combat that pits players against each other in an intense Wild West battle. Engage in one-on-one duels or all-out gunfights as one of several unique and customizable outlaws – each with his or her own strengths, weapon types, special moves and play styles – in a game that rewards tactical awareness, precision timing and player skill. Add in melee attacks, an original line-of-sight mechanic, cover fire, destructible cover objects and more, and Secret Ponchos is a game with exceptional depth.
When the team at Switchblade Monkeys began development of the game, they left behind the overtly corporate, money-driven world of commercial game development and set out to create something of a passion project between a group of friends. They studied elements from their favorite games, including team shooters, fighting games and isometric action-RPGs, as well as the style and flair of graphic novels and classic spaghetti westerns, to create a game they could call their own.
Scheduled for release on consoles later this year, a pre-alpha preview of Secret Ponchos will be playable in booth 1031 at PAX East in Boston, March 22 to 24.