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    Dead Space Remake WON’T HAVE Camera Microtransactions or Cuts

    Dead Space 3 disappointed fans for many reasons and one of those reasons was its inclusion use of microtransactions. Electronic Arts was heavily criticized for its reliance of in-game purchases after that as well, but the upcoming Dead Space remake won’t contain any microtransactions as well as any camera cuts.EA revealed this through an interview with IGN. In it, EA Chief Studios Officer Laura Miele explained that this type of business model is not fit for every game and it’s all about matching the right approach with the right title.RELATED: Dead Space Remake Officially Announced“We want to make games that deliver the experiences our players are looking for. Sometimes that is a single-player story-focused experience, where players can immerse themselves in another world,” she said. “Other players want us to show up every day with new content and events in our live services like Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes, The Sims, Apex [Legends], and FIFA to name a few. We want players to choose an EA game or experience, and that means we need to make the type of games they want to play. Focusing on just one genre or model limits the number of players we can reach.”It seems like EA is reigning it in and not forcing microtransactions in every one of its games regardless of context. Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order, another EA single-player title, also did not have microtransactions and was quite successful. Respawn Entertainment said in June 2021 that over 20 million people have tried the game since releasing in November 2019.RELATED: Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order Free PS5 & Xbox Series X/S Upgrades Out NowDead Space 3‘s microtransactions weren’t originally part of the pitch and seem forced to those on the outside. They allowed players to bypass the need to collect materials necessary to craft weapons, which allowed users to spend real money to buy some help and get stronger weapons.The game is also strategically dismembering its loading screens and camera cuts, a feature afforded to Motive Studios by the SSDs of the new consoles.“There’s not going to be any moment where we’re going to cut your experience, where we’re going to cut your camera,” said Creative Direcotr Roman Campos-Oriola. “You can play it from the start screen to the end credits seamlessly.”The other titles in the series were mostly seamless with only occasional cuts and visible loading screens and were applauded for their immersive qualities. The first Dead Space was divided into specific chapters with a loading screen between each. Dead Space 2 was mostly free of cuts and loads, except for a few scenarios. Dead Space 3 was also relatively seamless, but did contain a few fades here and there. The most recent God of War heavily advertised its no-cut camera so it’s only natural that new games doing the same thing would also make it more visible.

    Knockout City Season 2 Would go to Hollywood, Week releasing Next

    Knockout City has been a smashing success for Electronic Arts and the publisher showed off the second season of the multiplayer dodgeball game at its EA Play Live event. Knockout City’s second season will begin on July 27 for all platforms, which includes PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Windows PC via Steam and Origin, and Nintendo Switch.RELATED: Grid Legends Announced, Launching In 2022Season 2 of Knockout City, titled “Fight at the Movies,” will see players getting some brand new rewards to claim as they play, including new skins, dodgeballs, animations, and more. While we already knew that some more maps and playlists would be coming, the EA Play Live trailer gives us a sneak peek at what to expect.[embedded content]Thanks to the video, we can see that the newest season will feature a map that looks like a Hollywood set, complete with appearances from giant robots, castles, and gigantic set pieces from films. Of course, it wouldn’t be Knockout City without some chaotic battles taking place across all of these locations. Players can still try out the game for free up to Street Rank 25.RELATED: Assassin’s Creed Valhalla: The Siege of Paris Trophies Appear Online, Release Likely Soon

    Dead Space Remake Officially Announced

    After multiple reports and the small yet noticeable revival of an old social media account, it turns out that Dead Space is indeed back. Electronic Arts is remaking the first game in the horror series with a game simply titled Dead Space. It doesn’t have a release date or window, but it will be coming out on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC.RELATED: Skate 4 Teaser Trailer Showcases Gameplay ReactionsEA showed off the new trailer for the game. In it, the camera pans through a ship, presumably the Ishimura, while “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star” plays. A necromorph is shown at a distance before cutting to someone in a suit hovering over a workbench, as a Plasma Cutter is right beside them. No gameplay was shown, but the trailer did confirm that Motive Studios is behind it, which is what the reports had been pointing to.According to the video’s description, it will be on the Frostbite engine, an engine most closely associated with DICE and the Battlefield games, and be a remake that will be “true to the original” while containing gameplay improvements. Those improvements were not mentioned. The rest goes through the story, which mirrors the 2008 original.MORE: Aliens: Fireteam Elite Seems Like Just Another Bug HuntSenior Producer Phillippe Ducharme spoke about the game in a press release, stating the impact of the first game and how it influenced him to join the team to make this game.“The Dead Space franchise made a huge impact on the survival horror genre when it was released [about 13] years ago, and I came to Motive as a fan first to specifically work on this game,” he said. “We have a passionate team at Motive who are approaching this remake as a love letter to the franchise. Going back to the original and having the opportunity to do so on next-gen consoles excited everyone on the team. As we look to modernize the game, we’ve reached out to dedicated fans and invited them to provide us with feedback since the early stages of production to deliver the Dead Space game they want and for new players to enjoy as well.”GamesBeat reporter Jeff Grubb, who is mostly responsible for the earlier and accurate reports of this game, tweeted that we should have more information about it more soon and that he’s heard it “looks incredible.” He also stated that it will have multiple elements from other entries, too.This is the first Dead Space release since early 2013, when Dead Space 3 and its only expansion, Awakened, came out.[embedded content]

    Grid Legends Announced, Launching in 2022

    During Thursday’s EA Play Live event, developer Codemasters showcased its newest entry in the Grid racing series, with Grid Legends, a game that seems to center heavily on the cinematic and narrative aspects of racing. It’s unknown what systems Grid Legends will be launching on, but the website showcases the logos for all major consoles, so expect PlayStation, Xbox, and PC owners to get the chance to play it. Grid Legends is set to launch sometime in 2022. RELATED: Assassin’s Creed Valhalla: The Siege of Paris Trophies Appear Online, Release Likely SoonIn the debut trailer for the game, three main characters seem to be battling it out for the title of the best driver in the world. We’re also shown a handful of racing shots, with a ton of different vehicle classes being used as well. According to the official website of Grid Legends, races in the game are multiclassification competitions, meaning giant big rigs can compete right alongside more compact, speedy cards. You can check out the trailer for Grid Legends below:[embedded content]Racing locations will include Alpina, Moscow, and London, with more likely to come. According to Codemasters, the developers also used the same impressive extended reality technology that shows like The Mandalorian used. This method allows the creators to envelop the set with a virtual one, opening up the potential for more natural performances as the actors can more realistically place themselves in the scene.RELATED: Konami Renames PES to eFootball, Makes Game Fully Free-to-PlayThe story mode will also star Ncuti Gatwa, who stars in Netflix’s Sex Education. The story mode is there to “bring [players] deeper in the Grid world than ever before.” It’s also a “classic underdog” tale.

    Skate 4 Teaser Trailer Showcases Gameplay Reactions But No Actual Footage

    Electronic Arts delivered on its promise from yesterday and released a video about its Skate 4 game. However, the brand new teaser trailer was released on Monday doesn’t show any gameplay and is more of a reaction video of those watching video.RELATED: HBO’s The Last of Us Series Budget Exceeds Eight Figures Per EpisodeIn a new teaser for the game, Full Circle – the studio developing the upcoming game – didn’t exactly answer many questions about the upcoming game, but did show off some behind-the-scenes looks at motion capture actors skating around on a set while we learned that gameplay of the newest Skate game does indeed exist, and has been seen by those featured in the video.You can check out the newest Skate 4 teaser below:[embedded content]Yesterday, EA teased the update, stating that the game was still being worked on and that the crew behind it had grown even larger.“What have we been up to? Well, we formed a studio back in January, got a bunch of super talented people to join the family, and we’ve been working hard on the new game,” wrote the official Twitter account. “Now, we know many of you were hoping to see more from us this week but we’re not ready for prime time just yet and we won’t be part of the EA Play Live show on Thursday. It’s still early and we are committed to doing this thing right which means it’s gonna take some time. Our number one goal is not to blow it.”RELATED: Full Power Jiren Arrives in Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 This FallSkate 4 is the latest skateboarding game from EA. The previous three entries all received critical and commercial acclaim for providing a more realistic alternative than the over-the-top action in Activision’s Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater series. No release window has been set for the latest installment just yet.

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