Now that Anthem has officially launched, BioWare is ready to take the lid off the plans that they have in store for players during the first 90-days of “live service”. The community can look forward to new Legendary Missions, events, the Mastery System, leaderboards, guilds, strongholds and much more. These all come in addition to QoL improvements, bug fixes as well as daily, weekly and monthly challenges that can see players earn some sweet rewards.
This week, top-down co-op shooter Trident’s Wake hit Steam Early Access hoping to capture the imaginations of sci-fi action game fans everywhere. Created by Argentinian development company Bacus Studios, the game lets players jump into advanced combat mechs and join the fight to defend humanity’s last hope of survival. We had some hands-on time with the game earlier this month and from what we’ve seen so far, Trident’s Wake is shaping up to be the kind of action game shooter fans live for.
While in-game weddings have been available in Final Fantasy XIV for a long while, it’s not something that the players themselves could have a similar wedding “in real life”. That’s all changed with the arrival of Bridal Hearts that was shown off by Square Enix on Valentine’s Day. Reservations for the $31,500 FFXIV-themed extravaganza will open in the next several weeks according to game producer Naoki Yoshida.
Earlier this week, Darkfall: Rise of Agon developers soft launched a “freemium” version of the game “to test the limitations of the free accounts to tweak any changes” prior to a more extensive launch that will come complete with advertisements, a launch video and more. The post provides a detailed look at the free and premium features that are being tweaked. These include the speed of crafting and combat skills, speed of meditation and many others.
Bethesda has unleashed a pair of development roadmaps for Fallout 76. One is an overview that provides basic information about what is going to happen throughout 2019 across “seasons” of content upgrades. The other is a more specific look at what players can expect from the Wild Appalachia season including information about when each piece will be released and what it will contain. See both after the jump.
The newest Lord of the Rings Online Producer’s Letter is posted to the official site that provides the community with a forward look at what they can expect throughout 2019. Most notably, the game is moving to its next expansion. The story will wend its way to the Vale of Anduin to explore its lore and secrets before heading “back towards Mordor to Minas Morgul” where players will face off against Shelob to discover “how she is influencing the future of Middle-earth”.
Silicon Knights and Precursor Games veteran Denis Dyacks is back in business after an extended absence from game development. Dyacks started with Silicon Knights before leaving to form Precursor Games where he lost a court fight with Epic Games leading to bankruptcy. He’s back and reinventing himself yet again by forming Apocalypse Studios in Canada and working hard on a free to play ARPG / multiplayer game where the player is undead and fighting the living.
From February 28th to March 13th, Final Fantasy XIV players can take part in the Little Ladies’ Day seasonal event. “As ladies stroll the avenues of Ul’dah, dancing among drifting peach petals and faces aglow with delight, one cannot help but remember what Sultan Baldric Thorne knew so well?that each and every girl deserves to be treasured. On this Little Ladies’ Day, however, one in particular will need a kind adventurer’s help if the festival is to be a dream come true.”