Another day, another round of news:
SALES & DEALS
Subnautica has sold over 5 million units worldwide on all platforms, has around 9.5 million players
Unknown Worlds’ founder, Charlie Cleveland, revealed that Subnautica has sold over 5 million copies worldwide on all platforms. This figure does not include the free downloads that the game gathered on Epic Games Store.
Subnautica is an underwater adventure game set on an alien ocean planet. Players can craft equipment, pilot submarines and out-smart wildlife to explore lush coral reefs, volcanoes, cave systems, and more.
It’s worth noting that the free downloads during the two-week free giveaway on EGS were around 4.5 million. Thus, the game has around 9.5 million players in total.
GOG, that has released some info about its Winter Sale, has a new Midweek Sale with up to 80% discounts on Dragon games for the next 3 days: https://www.gog.com/promo/20200115_midweek_sale
Steam has two new deals as well as the Midweek Madness deals:
The new Humble Sweet Farm Bundle will be available for the next 20 days: https://www.humblebundle.com/games/sweet-farm
Fanatical has two new sales:
SOFTWARE & DRIVERS
Vulkan 1.2 is now available, improving GPU acceleration functionality and performance
The Khronos Group announced today the release of the Vulkan 1.2 specification for GPU acceleration. This release integrates 23 proven extensions into the core Vulkan API, bringing significant developer-requested access to new hardware functionality. This new version will also improve application performance, and will enhance API usability.
Epic Games Store now has OpenCritic reviews (updated)
Reviews were one of the most notable omissions when the Epic Games Store launched last year. While Steam features both user and critic reviews, the latter provided by Metacritic, Epic customers have had to do their own research. This has finally changed, with many games now featuring OpenCritic reviews.
Update: OpenCritic has clarified how the reviews displayed on the Epic Games Store are selected. It's done through Epic's algorithm, which determines what to display based on "publication notoriety," the disparity between the outlet's score and the average, as well as a few other factors like swearing (they're "generally tossed out") and if the review mentions non-PC platforms.
First screenshots and gameplay trailer for the upcoming free-to-play MMO Action RPG, Magic: Legends
Perfect World Entertainment and Cryptic Studios revealed a first look at gameplay for Magic: Legends; the new free-to-play MMO Action RPG based on the iconic strategy card game, Magic: The Gathering.
New in-engine trailer released for Resident Evil 3 Remake, focusing on Nemesis
Capcom has released a brand new in-engine trailer for Resident Evil 3 Remake. This new trailer focuses on the main enemy that players will have to face, the Nemesis. Nemesis is a towering humanoid bioweapon designed for both brutality and high-functioning intelligence.
>> CaptainExplosion has a thread about it.
DOOM Eternal gets a new story gameplay trailer
Originally, Doom Eternal was planned for a release in November of 2019, but Bethesda delayed the game in order to give more time to id Software to further polish the title.
The delay was not a surprise at all, since all the recent Bethesda releases were not very successful. Now, with only two months away from the release, we have a brand new story gameplay trailer.
Official Mod Editor released for MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries
Piranha Games has released a new update for MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries that adds a Mod Editor to the game. According to the team, this initial release of the Mod Editor will let you dig in and get started on planning and creating your MW5 mods.
First screenshots released for the upcoming classic isometric CRPG, Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous
Owlcat Games has released the first screenshots for Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous; the classic isometric CRPG based on Paizo’s famous tabletop RPG. In addition, the team announced that it will launch a Kickstarter campaign on February 4th at 8 AM PST.
Upcoming Monster Hunter World patch will resolve the CPU utilization and Save Data compatibility issues
Capcom has announced that a new patch for Monster Hunter World will come out in the next few days. According to the team, this patch will resolve the game’s CPU utilization and Save Data compatibility issues.
Fallout 76 Update 1.33 released, includes Graphics, Performance & Stability fixes, full patch notes
Bethesda has released a brand new update for Fallout 76. This patch is 1GB in size for the PC and will update your game’s version to 126.96.36.199. According to the changelog, this update comes with various Graphics, Performance and Stability fixes.
APEX Legends January 14th Update released, adds Limited-Time Mode Arcade & Event Prize Track
Respawn has released a brand new update for APEX Legends. According to the developers, the January 14th update adds Limited-Time Mode Arcade that offers fresh game modes every two days. Furthermore, the patch introduces an Event Prize Track.
New gameplay trailer for PUBG Season 6 showcases the new 64-player destructible map, Karakin
PUBG Corporation has released a gameplay trailer for the sixth season of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds. This trailer will give you a first look at the new 64-player map, Karakin. Alongside the new environments, Karakin will feature new weapons and new ways to play.
Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot gets launch trailer, featuring “We Were Angels” and Vegeta’s confession
Bandai Namco has released the launch trailer for Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot. Similarly to the Character Trailer of Dragon Ball FighterZ, this trailer features the “We Were Angels” outro song from the anime.
New in-game trailer released for the action RPG Battle Royale hybrid game, Hunter’s Arena: Legends
Mantisco released today a new in-game trailer for the first-of-its-kind multiplayer mashup game, Hunter’s Arena: Legends. Players will also be able to sign up later this month for a chance to participate in its Closed Beta.