Video game budgets are higher than they’ve ever been, and the new Tomb Raider is yet another example of that inflation, helping illustrate why big publishers are so desperate to get players to spend more than $60 on their games.
At a Square Enix event in London yesterday evening, I played through an hour of Shadow of the Tomb Raider, the final game in a trilogy, which comes out September 14 for PS4, Xbox One, and PC. Though the action felt very familiar, the tone was a little different.
A new teaser countdown from Square Enix promises big Tomb Raider news tomorrow, but a quick HTML check will give it to you right now: Shadow of the Tomb Raider is coming out this September.
We may be waiting a long time for the next big Deus Ex game. The developers of the iconic franchise have moved on to other big franchises, according to sources speaking both to Kotaku and other outlets. Sources say Eidos Montreal has cancelled a planned sequel to Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, which came out last year.
Marvel’s move back into console gaming takes a huge step today, as the comic book company announces a multi-year, multi-game partnership with Square Enix, beginning with The Avengers Project.
Some advice for professional game developers and marketers: Don’t open up confidential information in public. Especially don’t do it a on a crowded subway.
Adam Jensen has a lot of work to do in Deus Ex: Mankind Divided. Side quests and smaller stories are where the game really shines. “The Harvester” questline has all the things required for a great experience. We take a closer look in this video.
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided is delayed to August 23, 2016, Eidos Montreal just announced. It was originally planned for February. Insert all jokes about asking for things here.
Square Enix has given a launch date of February 23 for Deus Ex: Mankind Divided in a recent press release.
Not that Deus Ex: Human Revolution didn't already look great. It did. But the game's unique environment, and the room we start in, Megan Reed's office, recreated in CryEngine 3 by fan artist Jovcem, just look super.
Remember the outcry over Deus Ex: The Fall, the mobile side story to Square Enix's hit Deus Ex: Human Revolution? The game just hit Steam, so everyone can be happy now. Yay!
One would think a series with its roots firmly planted in the seminal transhumanist science fiction of the 20th century would be a bit more respectful of the whole book-reading thing. Alas.
UPDATE (4:15pm): Thief developer Eidos Montreal laid off 27 employees today. Here's the full statement from their parent company, Square Enix:
Thief comes out next week. No idea who that guy in the thumbnail is... This new trailer shows a bit more about the new adventure that Garrett will get caught up in, with heavy occult overtones and some glimpses of the environmental puzzles players will have to navigate.
Here's a start-to-finish look at the first mission in Thief, 10 days away from its Feb. 25 launch. Garrett's trying to make his way back to his hideout during "Lockdown," when, well, opportunities arise, as they usually do.
Here's a new Thief trailer that shows the why, how
and what you'll be breaking into and sneaking out of. It'll be out Feb.
28 25 for PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One.
Eeehhh, we're a bit uneasy about the new Thief game. But hey, we won't know until we get our hands on the finished product. Until then, here's a story trailer, which given its airing during the VGX should have been just cinematic fluff. So it's nice they also stuck some gameplay in there.
Eidos Montreal, the studio behind Deus Ex: Human Revolution and Thief, has just cancelled a third game they had planned, multiple sources have informed Kotaku.
Deus Ex is going next-gen, and although the next game in Eidos's popular sci-fi series won't be here for a while, at least we've got some concept art.
Release Date Announcement: We just got word from Square Enix that Thief will release on February 25 of next year. You can watch the new Gamescom trailer released in tandem with the news right here.