Developer Flashbulb Games have announced that their vehicle-building adventure game Trailmakers is on the way to Xbox One Game Preview very soon. What is Trailmakers? Well, Flashbulb describe it as “part creative vehicle-building sandbox, and part open-world rally expedition. You begin your journey on a distant planet far from civilization, and must scavenge for resources to build a vehicle. Your goal is to reach the finish line at the far end of the world!”
To me, it looks like the video game equivalent of opening a massive box of mixed up Lego and creating a monstrosity of a car before driving that car over tables, sofas and the cat!
Trailmakers is about building very awesome vehicles and machines, but you don’t need an engineering degree to get started. The intuitive builder will get you going in no time. Everything you build is made from physical building blocks.Each block has unique features like shape, weight and functionality. They can be broken off, refitted and used to build something new. Individually the blocks are fairly simple, but combined the possibilities are endless.
Trailmakers is now available on Steam but is coming to Xbox One Game Preview as a console launch exclusive.
Publisher No More Robots have announced that Descenders, the downhill mountain biking game from Action Henk studio RageSquid, is coming exclusively to console on Xbox One in Xbox Game Preview.
Descenders is essentially an extreme downhill mountain bike freeriding game, where you race and jump through procedurally generated worlds, filled with the fear that a single wrong move could end it all. The game plays out across four unique worlds, starting in the Scottish Highlands, weaving through dense forests, opening out into gaping, humid canyons, before chucking you out of a helicopter on the highest and most dangerous mountain peaks.
Because each world is procedurally generated you won’t see the same course twice, meaning that riders will have to rely on their own skill as they improve at the game. There’s no memorising courses to get quicker here! Everything you do in Descenders earns you rep points, and the bigger the stunts the more points you will earn. Failing will also lose your rep points so there is a definite risk vs reward strategy to be considered.
Danger, Darkness, Dwarves! Possibly the only game ever that will have this tagline! Deep Rock Galactic has been given a release date of February 28th for it’s debut on Xbox One Game Preview.
Deep Rock Galactic is a first-person co-operative sci-fi shooter for up to 4 players brought to you from Ghost Ship Games. Featuring fully procedural and destructible environments to explore, mine, and explode your way through to reach your objectives. As a team of veteran dwarven space miners, you must take on perilous missions for the interplanetary mining corporation DEEP ROCK GALACTIC and go where no-one else dares – into the deepest, most dangerous cave systems of the most hostile planet ever discovered.
It has also been confirmed that it will run at 1800p on the Xbox One X, falling slightly short of true 4K to maintain a consistent 60fps. This is in comparison to the 1080p resolution at 60fps set for standard Xbox One consoles. Deep Rock Galactic will also be an Xbox Play Anywhere title, meaning you can also play on your PC as well as your Xbox One.
This looks like there will be loads of co-operative fun to be had with a group of friends. Keep an eye out on TiX for further updates and a final review once it gets a full release.
Announced as coming first to PC and Xbox One via the just announced Game Preview Program, ION; from the creator of “DayZ”, and inspired by the cult favourite “Space Station 13” looks incredible already!
ION is an emergent narrative massively-multiplayer online game in which players will build, live in and inevitably die in huge floating galactic constructions as humanity takes its first steps colonizing the universe.
Technology from Improbable allows ION to have a massive interconnected universe with fully simulated environments such as power grids, air pressure and heat; all to help stave off the unending vacuum of space.