10 Gamescom 2018 News You Might Have Missed
Gamescom 2018 News: More Than Just An Event
Gamescom 2018 has just ended, after a week of gaming updates. The gaming event of the year has set the future for the industry for the next 2 years. Even news which do not look important turn out to be key, in the end. Here’s some of 10 hot news we missed in our previous post, and that you may have missed last week.
1. Our 2019 without Assassin’s Creed
During Gamescom 2018, no 2019 Assassin’s Creed announcement was made. Apparently, Ubisoft has stepped back on its previous decision to have yearly releases of Assassin’s Creed. This might not look like the news you were waiting for. Indeed, Assassin’s Creed has always been one of the most awaited video game release during the year. However, Ubisoft’s change of philosophy actually improves Assassin’s Creed quality, contents, and storyline. While we’ll be missing yearly releases, the game franchise will truly benefit from this decision.
2. Facebook Gaming, Valve, or Twitch?
After Valve challenging Twitch, we now witness to Facebook bringing gaming to another level. Indeed, Facebook Gaming gets bigger than ever. From new contents and games,to live stream,VR and so on. FB gaming is undergoing a revolution.
The most important part of this latter is the extension of its ‘Level Up Program’. This program allows content creators to stream and receive support from their fans. Level Up also allows content creators to access a better-quality streaming, and better products and features. Among those, they find a customizable dashboard and a FB customer support channel.
Not only do creators’ fans support them through likes and follows, but they also can donate or pay the content creators with a virtual currency. At the moment, the program available in the U.S., the U.K, Philippines, Malaysia, Germany, France, and Ireland.
3. Game Play from the Surge 2
First official gameplay for the Surge 2. Deck13 showed how elements from the past organically integrate with the new. However, many new features are there, and many new weapons, gears, and drones help you on your path. The movement of players look faster and smoother, but we cannot know until the game is out. The graphics and settings are promising. Here’s the trailer:
4. Devil May Cry 5
To be released on March 8th 2019, the latest game of the Devil May Cry 5 looks a major improvement in the DMC franchise. 10 years later, DMC 5 integrates the past to illuminate its present. Many hints about enemies are there too. With the best technology at the Capcom’s hands, the video games will probably be one of the best for 2019. Take a look at the trailer:
5. Call of Cthulhu
The thriller-horror game is set to be released on October 30th, but the trailer makes us impatient. The new trailer follows Edward Pierce’s investigations (1924) in the eerie Hawkins Mansion. What is it going to happen?
6. Ace Combat 7
During Gamescom 2018, we got to know something more about the story behind Ace Combat 7. The story takes place in Usean, respecting the trend of the franchise since Ace Combat 2, during Usean Continental War II. As usual, you will be a member of the air force, faced with many combats and challenges.
We can witness to several innovations in this edition of the game. First of all, the weather conditions, which shape the destiny of the air force. From rain to ice tempests, your life won’t be much easier this time. Still, easiness and accuracy in movements are at the heart of Ace Combat 7 as much as action is.
Color, music and emotions are the key aspect in one of the biggest surprises during this Gamescom, GRIS. Sound is extremely important, probably as much as the contents and graphics are. The game is deprived of the concept of death. You never die. Which is cool, but..? The game objective is to dip the player into the game’s atmosphere, its music, colors, and emotions. GRIS is not for the masses, but rather for the few. It is has a strong artistic component, which is difficult for everybody to appreciate. However, it is potentially one of the best video games that will be released in 2019.
8. Torchlight Frontiers
One of the big announcements of this Gamescom season was Torchlight Frontiers. Old creators but new franchise for the game. Indeed, this shared-world action game is just the sequel of the famous Torchlight series. The difference stands in the label: Echtra Games instead of Runic Games.
While the game preserves many elements from its predecessors, the creativity – and colorfulness- of its creators is better expressed. Here’s the gameplay:
9. Sekiro:Shadows Die Twice
While announcements about the game took place before Gamescom, we were able to watch the gameplay just during Gamescom. Being a Samurai has never looked this amazing. But probably has been this brutal. The game setting is 15-century Japan, and the design looks just stunning. Here’s why:
10. Dying Light 2
An ambitious project filled with adrenaline, set in a post-apocalyptic zombie-survival world. Apart from the four-player co-op, nothing is truly new from its previous release. Still, it looks very interesting to play as an action-survival game and surely good to watch.