Every little piece of information we learn about video games can't be classified as a story in itself. While we'd love to talk more about everything, the fact is that resources don't permit us to discuss titles beyond ones we feel will resonate with our readers. Keeping that in mind, the stories still deserve attention so we've invented the daily briefing to get you up to speed.
Ark: Survival Evolved
Ark: Survival Evolved got a futuristic Mega Ten Tier update on Xbox One. The game also passed 7 million copies sold on all platforms.
Bethesda will hold their conference on Sunday, June 11 too. I wonder if we'll see Project Scorpio games during their event.
JanduSoft announces their new game, Caveman Warriors, will be released in Q2 2017 for Steam, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Back in a time where we still lived in caves, four heroes find themselves robbed of their children by a strange extraterrestrial creature that has gotten a liking to them. They embark on an adventure in chase of the alien through unknown lands, facing different dangers on the way that they must overcome. But they will give it their all to get their critters save back home.
Paradox Interactive today announced that Cities: Skylines, the award-winning management game will release for Xbox One this year. Cities: Skylines: Xbox One Edition, optimized for play on a controller by Tantalus Media, will bring the game to new audiences worldwide when it launches in spring 2017, allowing players to build and manage everything from small towns to sprawling metropolitan cities. Along with the core Cities: Skylines game, the Xbox One Edition will also include Cities: Skylines: After Dark, the game's first expansion, which adds tourism and nightlife options to the robust feature list.
Madden NFL 17 is entering the free Vault on February 24.
2008's Lock's Quest is the newest entry in THQ Nordic's MAP (meaningful asset program). The MAP is THQ Nordic's internal game plan on which franchises to focus mid to long term, but that's not important right now. Lock's Quest is one of those hidden gems that will profit from MAP and will be released in April 2017 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
A few days ago we posted news that a game called Lost Region was coming to Xbox One. Well, it looked a lot like DayZ so we thought we'd provide more information. Lost Region doesn't have zombies but it takes place in a setting where clans fight against each other in an anarchic world. There are wild animals too. The game will have multiplayer but it also give gamers the ability to play in closed sessions with friends. Lastly, much like State of Decay, you can build bases and much more. Think of the game as State of Decay where the zombies have been replaced by anarchy.
NPD revealed the best-selling games for January and they include:
1. Resident Evil 7
2. Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
3. Battlefield 1
4. Grand Theft Auto 5
5. NBA 2K17
6. Madden NFL 17
8. Watch Dogs 2
9. TitanFall 2
10. Rainbow Six Siege
Payday 3 is coming and I imagine it'll come to consoles too just like Payday 2.
Rainbow Six Siege
Sumthing Else Music Works, the premier record label dedicated to licensing and distributing video game soundtracks, proudly presents the release of the official soundtrack for Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege, the latest installment in Ubisoft's tactical first-person shooter franchise. Featuring the game's original score composed by Ben Frost and Paul Haslinger, the Siege soundtrack will be released on in stores and available for digital download on February 17.
Sea of Thieves
Sea of Thieves is getting new content for alpha testers.
Shiness: The Lightning Kingdom
Shiness: The Lightning Kingdom, from Enigami, reveals its deep gameplay and enthralling universe in a brand new video. While Shiness releases in just a few weeks on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC, its universe was born over twenty years ago from the pen strokes of Samir Rebib, Artistic Director of the studio. Composed of passionate people, independent studio Enigami went through a successful Kickstarter campaign, allowing the project to grow and gain momentum, until it was picked up by Focus Home Interactive. Now the development phase is nearing conclusion, the studio keeps pumping all its energy and passion into Shiness, and a child's dream is finally becoming a game with a bold personality!
One-man development studio Wizard Fu and publisher Double Eleven announced Songbringer, a procedurally=generated action role-playing game set in a 13,000 BCE Milky Way, coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Steam (Windows, Mac and Linux) this summer. When Roq accidentally awakens an ancient evil army, the galaxy as he knows it is thrown into war. Now it's up to Roq and his trusty sidekick, Jib, to save the galaxy from total annihilation.
Ultimate Chicken Horse
Ultimate Chicken Horse, the family-friendly party platformer from Clever Endeavour Games, will launch on Xbox One in Q3 2017. In Ultimate Chicken Horse, players build a level with friends as they play, making a stage too difficult for others to complete, but not too hard for themselves to beat.
Our score: /10
Great - An excellent piece of kit that offers value for money and adheres to high quality standards.