We've made it until Friday, and these are the last news of the week:
SALES /PLAYER COUNT & DEALS
Killing Floor 2, Lifeless Planet & The Escapists 2 are free to own on Epic Games Store this week
Epic Games has announced that Killing Floor 2, The Escapists 2 and Lifeless Planet are free to own on Epic Games Store this week. From today and until July 16th, PC gamers can visit their EGS pages and acquire their free copies.
>> Next week the free game will be Torchlight II.
The Humble Store has three new sales:
It turns out that Fanatical didn't update its flash deals because it was the end of the Red Hot sale. Now that things go back to normal, they have 4 new sales:
SOFTWARE & DRIVERS
NVIDIA GeForce 451.67 WHQL driver released, optimized for Death Stranding & Horizon Zero Dawn
NVIDIA has just released a brand new driver for its graphics cards. According to the release notes, the NVIDIA GeForce 451.67 WHQL driver is optimized for Death Stranding, F1 2020 and Horizon Zero Dawn.
Going into more details, the NVIDIA GeForce 451.67 WHQL driver provides the latest performance optimizations, profiles, and bug fixes for Death Stranding. Death Stranding will support DLSS 2.0 from the get-go, and NVIDIA recommends using this driver.
Moreover, this driver fixes the refresh rate of 144Hz-capable HDMI displays that could not be set above 120Hz. It also resolves some random crashes in Detroit: Become Human. Additionally, it fixes some noise issues that would appear in Adobe Premiere when users made adjustments in Lumetri color panel.
>> Available from here.
AMD Radeon Adrenalin 2020 Edition 20.7.1 Driver fixes numerous bugs, optimized for Disintegration
AMD has released a brand new driver for its graphics cards. According to the release notes, the AMD Radeon Adrenalin 2020 Edition 20.7.1 driver is optimized for Disintegration. Moreover, this driver packs numerous bug fixes for various games.
Going into more details, the AMD Radeon Adrenalin 2020 Edition 20.7.1 driver fixes hitching or stutter in some games when Instant Replay is enabled on Radeon RX 5000 series system configurations. Additionally, it resolves intermittent corruption and crashes in Doom Eternal. It also addresses some crashes in Deus Ex: Mankind Divided.
Custom tuning profiles now load or apply correctly after some system boot. Also, fan speed does no longer report as zero when GPU-Z is running alongside a 3D application. Not only that, but custom fan and clock tuning no longer reset to default values.
>> Available from here.
MODS, EMULATORS & FAN PROJECTS
Q3A-Reloaded, graphics overhaul mod for Quake 3, released, has been in development for 10 years
Modder ‘I-Iemn’ has been working on a HD graphics overhaul for the past ten years. And today, we are happy to report that this mod is available for download.
Going into more details, Q3A-Reloaded features high resolution textures, high resolution HUD and high resolution weapon skins. It also has customized shader effects, and re-designs the console/Main Menu. Additionally, it improves weapon and item sounds, and packs some modified feedback sounds.
According to the modder, this mod works with versions 1.11-1.16n of Quake 3 Arena. The modder claims that some people were able to run this mod with 1.32, though he does not know the exact method via which you can accomplish it.
>> You can get it from ModDB.
Here are some new screenshots from the STALKER Remake in Unreal Engine 4
Modder ‘Ivan_Sorce’ has shared some new screenshots from his upcoming remake of the first STALKER game in Unreal Engine 4. These screenshots showcase the Rookie Village that Ivan Sorce is currently implementing in his fan remake.
Here are all of Valve’s cancelled games, including Half-Life 3 & Left 4 Dead 3
Geoff Keighley has released Half-Life: Alyx – Final Hours on Steam. Half-Life: Alyx – Final Hours is an interactive storybook, in which Keighley has detailed all the cancelled games from Valve. These cancelled games include Half-Life 3, as well as an open-world Left 4 Dead 3 game.
>> Here's the link, if you're interested in buying it.
Microsoft Flight Simulator Closed Beta begins on July 30th
Microsoft has announced that the closed beta phase for Microsoft Flight Simulator will begin on July 30th. According to the team, all Alpha testers will be automatically granted access to the Closed Beta.
New developer diary for Humankind focuses on its sound design
SEGA and Amplitude Studios have released a new video in which they explore the process that has gone into creating the sound design of our upcoming historical strategy game Humankind.
Playstation Store leaks first details and release date for Far Cry 6
It appears that Playstation Store has just leaked the next part in the Far Cry series, Far Cry 6. As we’ve already reported, Far Cry 6 will feature Breaking Bad’s Giancarlo Esposito. And, according to the store, the game will come out on February 18th, 2021.
Deathground is a new multiplayer dinosaur survival horror game, heavily inspired by Alien Isolation
For years gamers have been asking for a Jurassic Park survival horror game. And while Universal Pictures has not announced any plans for such a game, we’ll be soon getting a game that can come as close to this as possible. Jaw Drop Games has just announced a new dinosaur survival horror game, Deathground, and below you can find its first screenshots and details.