It is safe to say that open-worlds have become this generation’s defining gameplay feature. Immersive worlds, diverging paths, exploration; these buzzwords and phrases characterize a large portion of the AAA gaming space. Games like The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion and Grand Theft Auto 3 paved the way for The Witcher 3 and Metal Gear Solid V to capture the time and imaginations of the gaming community. The success of these titles has caused the feature to percolate into the rest of the industry, leading to a landscape dotted with sprawling worlds and open air.
Welcome to the first Geekend Update of February! Check out what some of the Middle of Nowhere Gaming crew is up to this weekend:
Earlier today, Sony announced that there will be a new update coming to PlayStation 4. As of now, selected members will get a way to try out the new beta of software update patch 4.50. This new patch will have several new features and some requested features.
From its opening moments, Final Fantasy XV is a game that is completely built upon the bond of its four protagonists. The game drops players into a relationship that has been seasoned and seared over many years and experiences. While supplemental material, namely the Brotherhood anime, fleshes out the individual characters and their relationships with player character Prince Noctis, the game is designed in a way that even those with no prior knowledge can sense their deep connections through mechanics and acting. The result is the most real friendship that I have ever seen in gaming.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is set to receive a new patch tomorrow to coincide with the release of the game of the year edition. The update will come preloaded with the GOTY edition, and will be available to download for free for everyone else.