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Valkyria Chronicles 4 Announced for 2018

Sega has announced that Valkyria Chronicles 4 is in development and has been set for a 2018 release date. The game is confirmed for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.

Check out the announcement video for the game below:

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CD Projekt Red Promises “No Hidden Catch” For Cyberpunk 2077

Microtransactions have been at the forefront of gaming news in the recent weeks. In response to this,  CD Projekt Red has gotten ahead of things with their upcoming RPG, Cyberpunk 2077. In response to a tweet saying that they were considering the”games as a service” model for Cyperpunk , CD responded by promising “no hidden catch” for the upcoming RPG.

With all of the negativity around in-game purchasing, it is good to see CD get ahead of this discussion. CyberPunk 2077 is currently in development.

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Free Content and Updates Coming to Middle-earth: Shadow of War

A slew of new free updates and features are coming later this year to Middle-earth: Shadow of War. This content will be available for all players, regarldess of whether or not they have purchased the Expansion Pass. Check out the full list of updates below:

  • Endless Siege – Defend fortresses against Sauron’s forces in the Endless Siege. (Available 21stNov)
  • Rebellion – Crush the rebel Ologs and Uruks in your forces as they seek to undermine the Bright Lord. (Available 21st Nov)
  • Enhanced Photo Mode – New filters, frames, and textures will be added to photo mode (Available 21st Nov)
  • Online Fight Pits – Challenge another player’s Orc follower, Overlord vs. Overlord, to a fight to the death in the arena to earn powerful rewards and upgrades. (Available 5th Dec)
  • Brutal Difficulty – A new higher difficulty level even more challenging than Nemesis with no last chances. (Available 12th Dec)

Middle-earth: Shadow of War is available now for PlayStation 4, PC, and Xbox One. Check out the latest trailer for the Expansion Pass below:

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EA Cuts Price of Battlefront II Heroes by 75%

In response to extreme backlash by fans over the cost of heroes in Star Wars Battlefront II, EA has quickly made adjustments to the pricing structure. An update will be pushed out today, cutting the cost of heroes by 75%.

The cut comes after feedback by players in EA Access, as well as a Reddit thread that resulted in EA posting the most downvoted comment in the history of the site. The announcement of the new hero prices came in a post to the Battlefront II blog earlier today:

“Making games great comes from regular tuning. As one example, today we’re making a substantial change based on what we’ve seen during the Play First trial. There’s been a lot of discussion around the amount of in-game credits (and time) it takes to unlock some of our heroes, especially Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader. Unlocking a hero is a great accomplishment in the game, something we want players to have fun earning. We used data from the beta to help set those levels, but it’s clear that more changes were needed.

So, we’re reducing the amount of credits needed to unlock the top heroes by 75%. Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader will now be available for 15,000 credits; Emperor Palpatine, Chewbacca, and Leia Organa for 10,000 credits; and Iden at 5,000 credits. Based on what we’ve seen in the trial, this amount will make earning these heroes an achievement, but one that will be accessible for all players.”

Check out the full blog post by clicking here. Star Wars Battlefront II launches for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC for all players on November 17.

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EA’s Battlefront II Comment Sets Record as Most Downvoted Ever on Reddit

In recent months, EA has not been the in the best light with gamers. Following the cancellation Visceral’s Star Wars game(and subsequent studio shutdown) and a controversial loot system for the Battlefront II open beta, things are continuing to go south. EA has now set the record as having the most downvoted comment in the history of Reddit.

Battlefront II is now in EA Access for Xbox One and PC. As people have started to dive into the game, they have discovered that unlocking certain heroes costs a lot of in-game credits. This requires them to either grind for a long time, or use real money to purchase the heroes. This led to Reddit user MBMMaverick posting the following message:

Seriously? I paid 80$ to have Vader locked?

That comment was replied to from EACommunityTeam:

“The intent is to provide players with a sense of pride and accomplishment for unlocking different heroes,” said EACommunityTeam. “As for cost, we selected initial values based upon data from the Open Beta and other adjustments made to milestone rewards before launch. Among other things, we’re looking at average per-player credit earn rates on a daily basis, and we’ll be making constant adjustments to ensure that players have challenges that are compelling, rewarding, and of course attainable via gameplay. We appreciate the candid feedback, and the passion the community has put forth around the current topics here on Reddit, our forums and across numerous social media outlets. Our team will continue to make changes and monitor community feedback and update everyone as soon and as often as we can.”

At this time, the response is now at -429,000 points, making it the most downvoted comment ever in Reddit history. Check out the full thread by clicking here.

Star Wars Battlefront II releases for all gamers on November 17 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

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Noctis Coming to Tekken 7

Noctis, the main playable character from Final Fantasy XV is coming to Tekken 7 as the next guest character. He was revealed in a trailer during the Tekken 7 World Finals.

The trailer shows Noctis fighting Tekken opponents using his signature Energy Blade. Along with his weapon, a new stage was shown off. Noctis will release in spring of 2018. Tekken 7 is available now on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.  Check out the reveal trailer for Nocits below:

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“The Last Jedi Season” Coming as DLC to Battlefront II

EA and Dice have announced a new set of DLC that will be coming to Star Wars Battlefront II. “The Last Jedi season” will bring new multiplayer and single-player content to the game for free after it releases.

Starting on December 5, players will be able to choose a faction, siding either with the First Order or the New Republic. From there, they will be able to complete faction quests to earn rewards. On December 13, new heroes and maps will make their way to multiplayer. Finn and Captain Phasma will be released as new heroes, while Crait and D’Qar will be the new maps.

On the same day, a new single-player mission will be released. This will keep players in the shoes of the game’s main playable character Iden Versio.

Star Wars Battlefront II launches on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on November 17. Check out the gameplay trailer for the game below:

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GTA V Becomes Best Selling Game of All Time In USA

Anyone that follows NDP’s monthly video game sales numbers will notice that regardless of new releases, sales, or trends, Grand Theft Auto V always finds its way into the top ten. Take-Two Interactive has announced that the game has surpassed 85 million units shipped worldwide. This announcement puts GTA V ahead of Wii Sports as the best selling game ever in the United States.

GTA V was originally released in 2013 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. It was then re-released on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC in 2014. Along with its single-player campaign, the success of GTA Online has been pivotal in the game’s ability to become the best selling game of all time in the United States.

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Guacamelle 2 Playstation Paris Week 2017

The first game that was show during PlayStation Paris Week is Guacamelle 2 by Drinkbox and it will be coming out “soonish” on the PS4. While playing the game you will encounter some dimensional waves. The blue waves you are safe and in the red wave dimensions you face some dangers. Guacamelle 2 has a strong combat system. The chicken has been improved from the first game and has new abilities like the Chicken Shot. There is a 4 player co-op in this game, while they showed a 3 player in the demo.

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Call of Duty: WWII Breaks $500 Million in Sales

To put it mildly, Call of Duty: WWII had a successful three-day launch. In these first few days, the game has already eclipsed $500 million in sales worldwide. These sales numbers come out to about twice as many units sold compared to last year’s Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare.

Along with worldwide sales, Activision has also announced that the game has “set a record as the best-selling digital full game by units sold on its first day of availability” on PlayStation 4.

Finally, WWII has set the record for the highest number of connected users for current generation consoles and PC. Call of Duty: WWII is available now on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.  Check out the full sales announcement from Activision by clicking here.

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PlayStation Gamers Can Now Buy Games Using Trophies

The Sony Rewards program is now allowing players to earn PSN credit through trophies earned by playing games.

Sony Rewards members will now collect points as they earn in-game trophies. These points can be used as credit towards new games, or credit on their PSN account. The program will include silver, gold, and platinum trophies. 100 silver trophies will equal 100 points, 25 gold trophies equal 250 points, and 10 platinum trophies will give players 1000 points. 1000 points will equal $10 in PSN credit.

However, there will be some rules for the program. Previous trophies earned from before joining the program will not count. Additionally, the program is only available in the United States. Click here to see more details about the program.

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Owlboy Coming to Consoles

SOEDESCO has announced that Owlboy, the PC platformer developed by D-pad Studio is coming to consoles on February 13.

The game will release simultaneously for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch. Owlboy is a story-based platformer, giving players the ability to mix platforming and flight based movement with combat. Check out a trailer for the game below:

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Worms Battlegrounds and Bound Highlight PlayStation Plus Free Games for November

In a post on the PlayStation Blog, Sony has announced the free games that will be coming to PlayStation Plus members starting on November 7.

Highlighting the list of games are Worms Battlegrounds and Bound, coming to PlayStation 4. Along with these two games, Until Dawn: Rush of Blood, the PSVR arcade shooter will also be free to download as a bonus game. Click here to see the full blog post,  and check out the full list of games below:

  • Worms Battlegrounds (PS4)
  • Bound (PS4/PSVR)
  • Until Dawn: Rush of Blood (PSVR Required)
  • That’s You! (PlayLink)
  • R-Type Dimensions (PS3)
  • Rag Doll Kung Fu: Fists of Plastic (PS3)
  • Dungeon Punks (PS Vita & PS4)
  • Broken Sword 5: The Serpent’s Curse [Ep. 1 & 2] (PS Vita)

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EA Announces Changes to Battlefront 2’s Crate and Progression System

After receiving a fair amount of criticism for the structure of loot boxes and progression in the beta for Star Wars Battlefront 2, EA has announced some changes to the system before the launch of the game.

The main complaints against the system were that some of the best weapons and abilities for multiplayer could be accessed through loot boxes. In response to this, the following changes have been made to the system:

  • Epic Star Cards, the highest tier of Star Cards available at launch, have been removed from Crates
  • Players will need to reach a certain rank to craft upgraded Star Cards
  • Weapons are locked behind specific milestones
  • Class-specific gear and items can be unlocked by playing as them

Check out the full list of changes by clicking here. Star Wars Battlefront 2 launches on November 17 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. Check out the latest trailer for the game below:

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Ghost of Tsushima Announced by Sucker Punch

Sucker Punch has finally broken its silence and revealed their new project. Ghost of Tsushima, an open-world game set in feudal Japan has been announced as the next game coming from the studio. It will be exclusive to PlayStation 4.

The reveal trailer for the game introduces us to the main playable character, a samurai, and also the potential villain of the game. The video shows off multiple environments and stunning visuals, although no gameplay was shown. Check out the reveal trailer for the game below:

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Spelunky 2 Announced

The cave diving, Rope Climbing, Jet-pack Flying Rouge like is coming back with a sequel. Spelunky 2 was announced today for PS4 and confirmed to also be releasing on PC. If the original is any indication it’ll make its way to every platform under the sun eventually. Not many details were dropped about the sequel but it looks like you’ll be playing the daughter of the protagonist in the original Spelunky.

Follow a game that helped bring Rouge-likes to into the spotlight, Spelunky 2 has some big shoes to fill. Here’s hoping it delivers. I’m looking forward to seeing more of this in the near future. Check out the teaser trailer below.

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PlayStation Paris Game Week 2017

PlayStation Paris Game Week 2017 has started and we go an insight of all the games that are coming out this year and in 2018. There were games that made their world debut during the Press Conference along with some PlayStation VR games that are coming out. Some of the games that were shown in the Press Conference we have seen when Sony showed us at E3 this year.

The games that will be making their world debut for PlayStation are The Hong Kong Masacre, The Gardens Between, Loco Roco 2 Remastered Pre-order now available on (12/9/17), Sims 4 and Tennis World Tour coming out in 2018. The PSVR Highlights are Resident Evil Biohazard Gold Edition, Star Trek, Far Point and Super Hot are now out on PSVR.

Two PSVR games that made their world debut at the Paris Games Week for PlayStation are MEgalith that is an action pack shooter game and Bow to Blood. Some of the PSVR games that are out already for you to play are Resident Evil Biohazard Gold Edition with addition free content Not a Hero, Star Trek: Bridge Crew, Super Hot and Far Point. New games that will be coming out in 2018 are UltraWings, Sprint Vector, Moss is being released on VR in February 2018, Invector and Star Child. Two games that will be released on Halloween for PSVR are Dead Hungry and Stifled.
Two games will be released in November, they are League of War will be released on 11/7/17 and Final Fantasy XV will be released on 11/21/17 Monster of the Deep which is a stand a lone game and in December Episode of Ignis will be released on the 13th of December of this year.

Oure (pronounced oh-re), is a game that you explore as a child who turns into a dragon. The game is release 10/30/17 in the PlayStation store.

Games that will be released to PlayStation 4 in 2018 are: Spluenky 2, Ghost of Tsushima, Concrete Genie and Erica.

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Gamestop Announces Power Pass: 60 dollar 6 Month Rental Program

Though not formally announced, the Power Pass will allow those who buy in to go into Gamestop and swap out used games an unlimited amount of times over the course of six months. At the end of the 6 month period you’ll get to keep one game. How that last bit works is up in the air at the moment. What if I get a game I don’t like? Am I forced to keep it unless I re-up my subscription? What if I wanted “Popular new release X” But end up with two year old garbage.

Hopefully the formal announcement is a bit more detailed. At the moment this seems like a pretty underwhelming deal unless you’re lucky enough to get the newest of the new releases at the end of your six month sub.

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Sony to Announce 7 New Games at Paris Games Week

In a post to the PlayStation Blog, Sony has announced that they have big plans for next week’s Paris Games Week.

Sony’s Media Showcase will start at 9 a.m. Pacific time. However, the hour leading up to that, starting at 8 a.m., Sony has said that they will be revealing seven new games coming to PlayStation 4 and PlayStation VR. There will also be updates on 14 other games in the first hour.

To check out the full blog post, click here. Be sure to stick with Proven Gamer for all the PlayStation news at Paris Games Week.

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Fortnite Gets PvP and PvE Update

Epic Games has announced a new list of updates coming to Fortnite Save the World(PvE) and Fortnite Battle Royale(PvP). The updates went live today(October 26).

Save the World will see a variety of Halloween themed changes through November 4. Spooky new enemies, candy, and new quests are just some of the things that players will come across.

Battle Royale has been updated to include leaderboards, a locker where players can customize their character, season levels, voice-chat on console versions, a new consumable item(Slurp Juice), and a ton of gameplay improvements.

Check out the full update list by clicking here.