With a winter chill in the air, we have braved the cold to bring you the finest gaming news from the last couple of weeks. From games announcements to the latest updates, we’ve got the biggest and best news stories ready for your visual delectation, so sit back, relax, and take in this week’s Green Man Gaming News Roundup.
Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves coming to PC in 2022
We’ve known about it for a little while but it’s now been confirmed – Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection is coming to PC in 2022. This remaster of Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End and Uncharted: The Lost Legacy may be unusual choices for the first Uncharted games to grace our venerable platform, but frankly we’ll take what we can get!
Final Fantasy XIV hits highest Steam concurrency ever
It’s fair to say that the latest expansion for Final Fantasy XIV has been a hit. Endwalker is now out and according to SteamDB, the game has hit the highest number of people playing over the weekend with 95,150 players on Steam playing it all at once! Of course, this only counts people who own the game through Steam, so those playing solely through Mog Station or on other platforms aren’t even counted. Whatever the true number of people playing FFXIV, it looks like there’s a new king of the MMO hill.
Dragon Age 4 looks to be Single-Player focused
Whilst details are still rather scant about the next in the Dragon Age series, BioWare’s Dragon Age post for Dragon Age Day has shed a tiny light on what form Dragon Age 4 may take. In their post, a brief note at the bottom speaks of the game being a single-player focused experience. That’s great news for those hoping for more in the vein of the previous games and not a departure from the narrative-led RPG formula. Other than that we simply don’t have more details just yet, but we’ll be keeping a beady eye on Thedas over the coming months.
The Rock comes to Fortnite
Sometimes it feels like The Rock – or Dwayne Johnson, as he tends to go by these days – is in everything. Now he’s entered the ranks of those appearing in Fortnite, playing the role of The Foundation. He comes equipped with both his Samoan tattoo and trademark eyebrow raise, making him the most Dwayne it’s possible to be. In other Fortnite news, Season 1 of Chapter 3 has kicked off with a huge amount of changes to the map as well as some key gameplay differences. You can read more about these developments over on Epic’s blog.
Ambitious Morrowind Mod releases roadmap
Modding is utterly integral to the PC gaming experience. Being able to make a game truly yours has a long history and is entwined with what it means to play games on PC. And whilst many games can be modded, there are none more modded than Morrowind…and one of the game’s most ambitious mods has received a key update.
Tamriel Rebuilt is a nearly-20-year-old mod that’s been in active development all that time. Now the team behind it have just shared a roadmap showing what’s on the cards for it as we move into 2022. Looking to add the rest of the nation of Morrowind to the game, the Velothi Mountains are the current area of focus, a name you may recognise from Skyrim. Whatever happens next, it’s exciting to see fans working so tirelessly on a project for so long, with more to come.
Horde Mode comes to Quake
Finally this week, we circle back to Quake – the king of 3D shooters – which has just received another update adding yet more features to the 25-year-old game. This time, MachineGames have added a new Horde Mode in which players can team up to face off against waves of enemies and bosses. In addition, some quality of life adjustments have been made, a new pair of levels have been added, and there’s a few different bug fixes. Read more over on Bethesda’s site to get up to speed on what’s new for this fast and frantic FPS.
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