Another day, another round of news:
SALES /PLAYER COUNT & DEALS
Wasteland 3 has reached 1 million players
inXile Entertainment has announced that Wasteland 3 has reached 1 million players. In order to celebrate this announcement, the team released a short live-action film it shot a few years ago.
Blair Witch and Ghostbusters: The Video Game Remastered are free to own on Epic Games Store
Epic Games has announced that Blair Witch and Ghostbusters: The Video Game Remastered are currently free to own on Epic Games Store. From today and until November 5th, PC gamers can visit their EGS pages and acquire their free copies.
>> And next week the free game will be "Wargame: Red Dragon".
GOG sees the release of two new games:
And Fanatical has launched the new Reaper Bundle 7, with 10 games at a 98% discount: https://www.fanatical.com/en/bundle/reaper-bundle-7
SOFTWARE & DRIVERS
NVIDIA GeForce Game Ready 457.09 WHQL driver offers optimal performance in Watch Dogs Legion
NVIDIA has released a brand new driver for its graphics cards. According to the release notes, the NVIDIA GeForce Game Ready 457.09 WHQL driver offers optimal performance in Watch Dogs Legion.
Furthermore, this driver provides optimal day-1 support for DiRT 5, Ghostrunner, Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit Remastered, and Xuan-Yuan Sword VII.
It’s also worth noting that this driver fixes a number of crashes. For instance, it resolves a crash to the desktop when starting a race in Forza Motorsport 7. It also fixes some crashes when launching when For Honor on GeForce RTX 30 series graphics cards.
>> Available from here.
MODS, EMULATORS & FAN PROJECTS
Crytek shuts down unofficial Crysis Remaster in Cryengine 5.6.6
Back in September 2020, we informed you about an unofficial remaster of the original PC Crysis game in Cryengine 5.6.6. This remaster was promising to introduce a lot of new graphical features, and bring the original game to a brand new version of Cryengine. However, it appears that Crytek has shut down this project.
Spotted by Reddit’s balubalai, the creator of this mod has confirmed that Crytek has not approved this project (which basically means that it shut it down).
>> They can't stand that someone else could make a better remaster than them.
Multiplayer action-RPG, The Ascent, is coming to the PC in 2021
Curve Digital announced today that multiplayer action-RPG The Ascent will launch on the PC in 2021. To celebrate this announcement, developer Neon Giant has put together a short video to showcase an update on development and illustrate a variety of features.
Far Cry 6 and Dirt 5 will support Ray Tracing Shadows & Variable Rate Shading
AMD has announced that Far Cry 6 and Dirt 5 will have real-time Ray Tracing effects via DirectX 12 Ultimate. Alongside these two games, AMD confirmed that Godfall, WoW: Shadowlands and The Riftbreaker will also have Ray Tracing effects.
Serious Sam 4 Update 1.05 released, brings Halloween content, improves animations, fixes bugs
Croteam has released a brand new “Halloween” update for Serious Sam 4. According to the release notes, this patch adds some new content related to Halloween. Moreover, it improves animations (during cut-scenes), performance and stability.
Action RPG, Xuan-Yuan Sword VII, is now available on Steam
Now here is a pleasant surprise. SOFTSTAR has just released its latest action RPG, Xuan-Yuan Sword VII, on Steam. In order to celebrate this release, the company has also shared a launch trailer for this game that you can find below.
Watch Dogs Legion October 30th Update promises to improve PC & RTX performance
Ubisoft has announced that Watch Dogs Legion will receive a brand new update tomorrow. According to the team, this patch will bring RTX and overall performance improvements on the PC.
Star Wars Squadrons Mandalorian Update fixes the high refresh rate/framerate issue
Earlier this month, we informed you about a bug that prevented Star Wars Squadrons from running with high framerates on high refresh rate monitors. And today, we are happy to report that the Mandalorian Update has finally resolved this issue.