Let's start this week's new with the Monday edition:
SALES /PLAYER COUNT & DEALS
Here's how many copies Satisfactory has sold on Steam and Epic
First-person engineering sandbox Satisfactory launched in early access on Epic in March of 2019. A month ago it became available on Steam as well. In the interests of transparency, Jace Varlet, community manager at Coffee Stain Studios (who are also responsible, lest we forget, for first-person tower defense series Sanctum, and Goat Simulator, as well as publisher of Deep Rock Galactic and Huntdown) has shared the numbers.
I recommend watching the entire video to see Jace humbly thank players for their support, it's very wholesome and nice. But if you just want the data, here you go: 1,326,518 copies sold total, with 958,917 on the Epic Games Store and 367,601 on Steam. As Jace explains, "Epic sold in about three months or something 500,000. The total number sold on Steam in a month or whatever is 360,000 so it's slated to probably overtake what Epic did at that time."
GOG brings two new deals:
Fanatical has four new deals:
SOFTWARE & DRIVERS
MODS, EMULATORS & FAN PROJECTS
Latest RPCS3 build brings major improvements in Metal Gear Solid 4, inFamous 2, Ninja Gaiden & more
Back in June 2020, the RPCS3 team released a new version of RPCS3 that brought major performance improvements in various games. And today, a brand new version of the best Playstation 3 emulator came out, bringing major graphical improvements in Metal Gear Solid 4, inFamous 1 and 2, Ninja Gaiden and other games.
Going into more details, this new RPCS3 version improves the lighting and shading in Metal Gear Solid 4. It also improves lighting and shading in Ratchet & Clank Future games, Resistance 1 & 2, and all the inFamous games.
Furthermore, this latest version of RPCS3 fixes the skybox and reflections in Bioshock Infinite. Additionally, it improves lighting on clouds in Red Dead Redemption. Killzone 2 also sees some lighting and smoke improvements, though it still suffers from performance issues.
Prototype 2 receives a HD Texture Pack, overhauling almost all of its textures
Andrea Gennaro has released a HD Texture Pack for Prototype 2. This HD pack basically improves the textures of all the three zones (Red, Green and Yellow) of the game. As such, it’s a must-have mod for all those that want to replay this title.
Going into more details, this texture pack features new textures for roads,papers on the ground and rubbish, Graffiti, roofs and ground. It also packs new textures for virus and Heller arms, cars that are damaged or burned, car components and the military base wall and props. Additionally, this HD Texture Pack has new textures for street objects and props, walls, advertising boards and sky.
>> You can grab it from Nexus Mods.
New Super Mario 64 PC mods add retro HD models, fix Mario’s HD model head glitch
Back in May, we informed you about the release of a native DX12 version of Super Mario 64 for the PC that is available for download. And today, we are happy to report that there are some new mods that you can use with it.
>> There are 4 mods/videos showing the mods, and the links are in those videos.
New The Witcher 3 HD Reworked Project 12.0 Ultimate Textures Quality Preview Video
Modder ‘Halk Hogan’ has released a new textures quality preview video for The Witcher 3 HD Reworked Project 12.0 Ultimate. This video showcases and highlights the improvements that the modder has made in some of the game’s textures.
The Team Fortress 2 Classic mod is a skillful homage to '08-era TF2
Ambitious and much-wanted mod Team Fortress 2 Classic released today. It's a delicious serving of retro TF2 to those who hanker for such things, or a heady throwback to times long-lost for those who never experienced it. Per its developers, Team Fortress 2 Classic is "a re-imagining of the 2008-2009 era of the original Team Fortress 2, of which is what we consider the 'Classic Era', featuring old features that were scrapped and worked upon, or new content such as new weapons and gamemodes."
>> Available from its homepage.
Horizon Zero Dawn is coming to PC on August 7th, PC features & PC Requirements revealed
Sony Interactive Entertainment and Guerrilla Games have announced that Horizon Zero Dawn is coming to the PC on August 7th. In order to celebrate this announcement, Sony released a brand new PC trailer that you can find below.
>> And here you can see a comparison with the PS4Pro. Spoiler: they're almost identical.
Devolver will announce a new Shadow Warrior game on July 11th, first in-engine screenshots
As we’ve already reported, Devolver Digital will hold its Direct show on July 11th. And, from the looks of it, the publisher will officially reveal a new Shadow Warrior game during that event. Moreover, Flying Wild Hog has shared the first in-engine screenshots from this Shadow Warrior game.
NACON will officially reveal the next Test Drive Unlimited game on July 7th
Back in March 2020, we informed you about Kylotonn Games working on the next Test Drive Unlimited game. And today, the game’s official Twitter account revealed that NACON will officially unveil this game on July 7th.
Ubisoft will reveal Far Cry 6 on July 12th and Breaking Bad’s Giancarlo Esposito will be in it
We’ve known for a while that Ubisoft will reveal Far Cry 6 during its E3 2020 event. And today, Gamereactor has just leaked this new Far Cry game. Not only that, but Gamereactor confirmed that Breaking Bad’s Giancarlo Esposito will be in it.
Monster Hunter World Update 14.00.00 releases on July 9th, full patch notes revealed
Capcom has announced that the Monster Hunter World Update 14.00.00 will release on July 9th. Furthermore, the Japanese company has also revealed the full release notes for this upcoming patch.
Vesper is a new puzzle platformer, coming to the PC in 2021
Deck13 and Cordens interactive have announced a new puzzle platformer that will be coming to the PC in 2021, Vesper. In order to celebrate this announcement, the teams have also released the game’s debut trailer that you can find below.
4K/Max Settings Screenshots from the Zelda: BOTW-inspired RPG, Genshin Impact
The latest closed beta phase for Genshin Impact is currently under way and miHoYo has provided with a preview code. As such, we’ve decided to share some 4K screenshots from the PC version at Max settings.
Mortal Shell Open Beta available now to everyone on Epic Games Store
Cold Symmetry has announced that the Open Beta build for its Dark Souls-inspired action RPG, Mortal Shell, is now available on Epic Games Store. PC gamers can go ahead and download this open beta right now.
Undaunted: The First Heresy is a new roguelike FPS, inspired by Heretic and Hexen
Crescent Moon Games and Trimatra Interactive have announced Undaunted: The First Heresy; a new first-person shooter that is heavily inspired by Heretic and Hexen. The game will mix old fast-paced combat with the rogue-lite elements of progression and procedural dungeons.
Here are 20 minutes of gameplay footage from upcoming survival game, Windbound
Deep Silver has released a new video, showing 20 minutes of gameplay footage from its upcoming survival game, Windbound. In this gameplay first look Mitch Clifford, the co-founder and lead animator at 5Lives Studios, takes us through a few parts of the first two island chapter.
Here are 30 minutes of leaked gameplay footage from Assassin’s Creed Valhalla
A lot of Assassin’s Creed fans were disappointed with the E3 2020 gameplay trailer of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. As we wrote in that article, that was an in-engine and not a gameplay trailer. However, and prior to the UbiForward event, the first gameplay footage for this new Assassin’s Creed game has been leaked online.
>> Because of the low quality of the leak, the first video could almost be confused with The Witcher 3. Now it's just one video, but the beginning still looks like The Witcher 3.
Rockstar and Video Games Deluxe are working on a new triple-A VR game
Video Games Deluxe has announced that after finishing L.A.Noire: The V.R. Case Files, the team is working with Rockstar for a new triple-A VR game. Unfortunately, though, VGD has not provided any additional details about this project.