We’ve had quite a busy day in terms of news, so let’s get right into it! In today’s Gaming Daily, Uncharted 4 has been delayed again, Mass Effect Andromeda‘s release has been pushed to early 2017, Ubisoft details server information for The Division, I played the first four hours of Dark Souls III and shared what I learned, and Microsoft revealed the next Forza cover car.
Uncharted 4 delayed…again!
Welp, if you were hoping to get your hands on Uncharted 4 next month, I have some bad news for you– it’s been delayed again. The news was revealed via a PlayStation blog post published late last night. According to PlayStation president Shawn Layden’s remarks in the post, the game’s official launch is being postponed two weeks to May 10, 2016, in order to “allow for extra manufacturing time.” Creative director Neil Druckmann echoed Layden’s remarks about “meeting worldwide demand” in a statement on Twitter (above).
Just in case you’re having a hard time keeping track (I know I am), the game was originally slated to release last fall, but was later delayed until March 2016, and then again to April 2016 (for various reasons).
You won’t have to wait until May to try the game out however, as Naughty Dog recently revealed that they would be running a stress test this weekend, from Friday, March 4 at 9:00am PST until Sunday, March 6 at 11:59 PST.
Image Credit: Sony/Naughty Dog
Mass Effect: Andromeda pushed to early 2017
Speaking of delays, EA finally confirmed that Mass Effect: Andromeda won’t be releasing until early 2017. The game (which we haven’t heard much about) was originally slapped with a Holiday 2016 release. The news came to light when EA CFO Blake Jorgenson’s remarks at the Morgan Stanley’s Technology, Media & Telecom Conference was documented on NeoGAF.
Image Credit: EA/Bioware
Here’s when The Division‘s servers are going live
With The Division releasing next Tuesday, March 8, Ubisoft took to their blog to update fans on when the servers are going live and why it means you won’t be seeing reviews on day one.
The statement reads: “since it’s impossible for us to populate the servers in a way that would adequately replicate playing The Division on launch day, reviewers will start playing the game along with everyone else when it’s released on March 8 – after the servers go live officially and globally at 00:01AM Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT). We anticipate there may be some impressions posted online within the first few days of launch that were based on experiences with The Division Beta, and we look forward to seeing streams, videos, and opinions that provide accounts of final, in-game conditions.”
The developer also revealed that those who’ve purchased digital copies will be able to preload starting: today for Xbox One; Thursday, March 3 at 6PM CET / 9AM PT for PC (Steam/Uplay); and March 6 at 00:01AM local time on PlayStation 4 – except Japan where it will be available on March 8 at 00:01AM. In the US, digital copies of The Division for Xbox One, PS4, and PC will be active at 12:01AM EST on March 8.
Are you planning on playing?
HT: Ubisoft Blog
Image Credit: Ubisoft
We shared what we learned from four hours of playing Dark Souls III.
Last week, I had the pleasure of playing the first four hours of Dark Souls III–which launches worldwide on April 12–and am more excited for it than ever. To find out what I learned about the Firelink Shrine, the starting classes (and stats), and returning characters, head on over to my full feature (linked below)!
Image Credit: FromSoftware/Bandai Namco
Next Forza game announced, Lambo Centenario will grace the cover.
The next Forza game was announced today. Well, kind of. With the 86th annual Geneva International Motor Show kicking off this week, Microsoft got into the spirit of the event and revealed that Turn 10 Studios partnered up with the folks at Lamborghini to feature the new Lamborghini Centenario as the cover car for theirr next entry in the series. The best part is that players will be able to experience the virtual version of the car before its available in the real world.
As for the game itself, Microsoft explained in a post on Xbox Wire that they’re “not quite ready to unveil the title or any big details on the next Forza game yet” and that they will be revealing more details during their media briefing at E3 this year.
HT: Xbox Wire
Featured Image Credit: Naughty Dog/Sony
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