The Week In Videogames:
Open the Gate Edition
By Matthew Arcilla
Undiscovered secrets, videogames at the gates and what’s happening with release dates are all covered in this week’s edition of videogame news.
8. Nier: Automata creators say there’s an “unpleasant” secret in the game
Read more at Too Much Gaming
According to the team behind the action role-playing game about a robot proxy war, there’s one more secret that even the most determined fans have not discovered. Calling it, “the final secret,” they said that they won’t say what it is only that it’s “unpleasant” and that “problems may occur,” if they try to explain it. How enigmatic, but what do you expect from a guy who insists on wearing a creepy mask.
7. Sony Santa Monica swears no microtransactions in God of War
Read more at Eurogamer
Intrepid Internet sleuths on places like Twitter and ResetEra noticed screenshots depicting some form of currency in the next God of War. That lead to concerns that premium coinage was in the game that could be bought with real world money, i.e. microtransactions. When asked whether that was the case, God of War creative director Cory Barlog unequivocally said, “No freakin’ way!!!”
6. Open-world zombie game Days Gone bumped to 2019
Read more at Polygon
Oregon-based Sony Bend has been working on Days Gone since 2015, but never really gave it an official release date. A Sony representative confirmed to major media outlets that the game’s release has been delayed into next year. The game is one of the more hyped titles from E3 2016 and stars Sam Witwer as Deacon St. John, a motorcycle officer with skills for survival and leadership.
5. Original Tomb Raider trilogy is being remastered on Steam
Read more at PC Gamer
The first three Tomb Raider games are being remastered. If you buy Tomb Raider on outlets like Steam and GOG today, you’ll get them as DOS ports running through an emulator, which can lead to problems with controls and performance. Said remasters will use this same code, so anyone who has these games legally will get new 1080p, 60fps versions with controller support for free.