Good morning dear people! Nice to see that most of you have survived that hellish storm and are already eagerly ready for a portion of game news from the Night Watch. With Tonight: A new name for the studio behind BioShock, film news about Uncharted, trailers and more!
Irrational Games continues as Ghost Story
Since Irrational hasn’t been around for years, it’s crazy that it hasn’t happened before, but BioShock creator Ken Levine’s studio has finally gotten a new name: Ghost Story! The developer announced this yesterday via Twitter and on a brand new website, where you can already register for the community.
Ghost Story was founded by twelve former members of the Irrational Games team, including Shawn Robertson, Emma Clarkson and of course Ken Levine. According to the message on the site, the goal is to create “immersive, story-driven games” for “people who love games that ask something of them”. In addition, they state that these games will certainly appeal to BioShock fans, but that their new focus allows them to make the gameplay as challenging as the story. What exactly they mean by that is unclear, because unfortunately we have to do without information about the new game for now.
Originally founded in 1997, Irrational Games was highly successful in 2007 with BioShock, when it was bought by 2K Games the year before and renamed 2K Boston. In 2010, Irrational took back its original name and soon announced BioShock Infinite, only to release it three years later, much to the regret of this over-hyped Wait. Less than a year after the (quite successful) release of BioShock Infinite, Ken Levine decided to close the studio and kick out all employees, except for a close-knit group of 15. Presumably twelve of these have now continued under the name Ghost Story.
The fact that the big Irrational Games came to an end has everything to do with the fact that Ken Levine is no longer in the mood for AAA productions. In an interview with Rolling Stone, he indicated that the making of BioShock Infinite has taken too great a toll on his health and personal life and that is why he has decided to continue as a smaller company to focus on smaller games. Is Ghost Stories a bit of an okay name and what are you hoping for Levine’s next game? Tell us in the comments!
In Prey you can turn into anything, really
If we are to believe Samuel’s first impressions of Prey, the new shooter from the Texan division of Arkane Studios promises to be a mighty interesting mix of beautiful things. One of the things that makes Prey so interesting is the Mimic Matter power. With this, main character Yu can transform himself into all kinds of things like a true Barbapapa, in order to… er… well, why? At the very least because it hasn’t been done in a game before and it looks really cool, as demonstrated in this new gameplay video. Floating around like a banana in zero-g has never been so awesome.
Prey will be released on May 5 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC
Behind the Scenes at Mass Effect: Andromeda with Natalie Dormer
Thursday afternoon was of course all about BioWare’s latest space epic, with Wouter checking the game extensively and a brand new gameplay trailer. But hey, there is more! Well, not much more, but something the Guard didn’t want to keep from you. A video featuring none other than actress Natalie ‘Margaery Tyrell’ Dormer, who talks about her experience playing Lexi T’Perro, an asari doctor aboard the Tempest. The fact that you can make the face of a blue alien dozens of times less captivating than that of her voice actress with complete creative freedom may say more about Natalie than about the skills of the developer, but it certainly doesn’t make this video less interesting. nice on.
Mass Effect: Andromeda will be released on March 21st for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.
Uncharted movie is going to be R-Rated and nobody at Naughty Dog knows anything about it
Perhaps disturbing for fans, but sadly not very surprising about the filming of Naughty Dogs blockbuster: the developer of the popular game series has no idea what the Uncharted film is about. While most of us can probably imagine it, Neil Druckmann tweeted today that no one at his studio has read the script:
No one at Naughty Dog has read the script. No idea what the movie is about let alone its tone. https://t.co/lc64Pevqyk
– Neil Druckmann (@Neil_Druckmann) February 23, 2017
The message from Naughty Dogs creative director can be seen in response to this interview with Joe Carnahan, the writer of the film. He says he wrote the script as completely R-rated, where the main characters just swear and rant, just like in the games. According to Carnahan it is madness to go for a lower age rating purely for the sales figures, adult R-rated is what we want! In addition, he is able to reveal that he only takes the games as a template and does not specifically copy any of the three games one on one. Joe Carnahan prefers to come up with “new ”. And that means, for example, four of the greatest action scenes he has ever written.
All sounds nice and well, but if we can believe Druckmann, Naughty Dog itself has not had a finger in the pie! Whether that’s good or bad news is up to you. The Guard itself will be a mighty sausage, the games are actually a bit too much film for his taste. He secretly believes that the above main theme alone is more interesting than the gameplay of the series, but that aside.
What’s nice is that the film is directed by none other than the executive producer of Stranger Things and Night at the Museum, Shawn Levy! When Uncharted should appear on the silver screen is unfortunately still unknown.
Cyborg confirmed for Injustice 2 in Shattered Alliences Part 1 trailer
Damn, almost every time this Guard has the Guard, there seems to be a new trailer for Injustice 2! The whole of YouTube is now completely full of videos well before release, but that is not bad at all. Today we find out why the different superheroes want to hit each other’s hasses. Although a comic layman like the Guard still doesn’t understand much. What we now know for sure thanks to this trailer is that Victor Stone, aka Cyborg, can be chosen as a playable character in the game!
Injustice 2 will be released on May 16 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, of course with accompanying mobile game on Android and iOS.
Sea of Thieves dev diary about the game world
Another game we’ve seen a ton of videos of, but we can’t get enough of either, is Sea of Thieves, Rare’s pirate MMO! In this new dev diary, part 12 of the so-called Inn-Side Story series, the developers go deeper into how the world works. Conclusion: get that protethical hook out of the grease, because this is great terrain for kick- swashbuckling adventures with your best pirate buddies! Aaaargh !!!
Sea of Thieves will be released sometime this year for Xbox One and PC.
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided – A Criminal Past launch trailer
The Guard feels that this game has become a bit buried under all the other AAA violence from 2016, but Deus Ex: Mankind Divided still happens to be a very fat title, which has also just been expanded with a second mighty exciting-looking story DLC pack thingy! See A Criminal Past’s launch trailer here, in which Jensen goes undercover in a prison for augmented figures.
Horizon Zero Dawn time lapse
Look, Digital Foundry does all kinds of intelligent things with testing performance and graphics and stuff, but what they are also pretty good at now is making time-lapse videos of your favorite game worlds! Because hey, for the less stupid people among us there is no better way to test your open world game than to play it fast with epic music in the background. Isn’t it so? Admittedly, this one from Horizon Zero Dawn isn’t necessarily their best work ever, because in most images the beautiful vegetation is suspiciously still, indicating that they just had a bit of a time-of-day slider. fooling around in the game’s photo mode.
That such a thing is possible at all is super awesome and that makes the Guard even more interested in pushing that game into its SpeelStation Four. Is it March 1 already?