Five months in and despite many of us still being stuck in the house the gaming industry hasn’t stopped moving. The gaming train never stops, but we’ve been aboard its rollercoaster of rolling revelations and have returned, full of all the news you need to know.
So grab your ticket, take a seat, and let us tell you about all the top updates you might’ve missed from the last two weeks.
The Witcher Season 2 is in Post-Production
It’s fair to say that season 1 of The Witcher was a surprise – mainly because it was actually good. We don’t have a definitive date for season 2, but it may be sooner than we might’ve expected as showrunner Lauren Hissrich stated over on Twitter that the series is deep in post-production. Exciting times for fans of brooding sword-swingers, stabbing action, and irritating songs about tossing coins which worm their way into your head and never leave.
Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance Coming to PC for the First Time
Way back in 2001 a spinoff from Baldur’s Gate appeared on consoles. Titled Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance, it was a more action-focused entry in the RPG series. Now, twenty years later, it’s making an appearance on PC for the first time. Developers Black Isle Studios announced its arrival on Twitter. Now, we just need to see Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel receive a similar treatment, please.
Over 100k Concurrent Players for Resident Evil Village
It looks like the recently released Resident Evil Village is doing quite well indeed as over on Steam, according to SteamDB, the game saw 106,631 people playing the game at the same time on the game’s launch day. As PC Gamer notes, this isn’t just a huge number for the game, it’s a high for the series too, beating out the Resident Evil 2 and 3 remakes as well as Resident Evil VII.
New Borderlands Game may be in the Works
Gearbox head Randy Pitchford has confirmed that the company is working on ‘amazing stuff that, I hope, will surprise and delight you’ and in the same tweet mentions that they’re looking for people to help them work on some ‘Borderlands action’. The first official stirrings of Borderlands 4 or maybe something else? Watch this space for more updates.
Graphics Overhaul and Cool Crane come to Rust
Veteran survival game Rust has received a huge overhaul, upgrading its visuals across the board. You can check out what’s new with their overhaul trailer, which shows off the new look to the world, the improved monuments and world generation, and more. Also, there’s a new junkyard which lets you drive a crane to pick up cars and shred them for scrap. Sounds like it’s time to head back into the wilds for a spot of survival, or just take in the sights.
Return to Outland in World of Warcraft: Burning Crusade Classic
Finally this week, we’re going back to Outland. World of Warcraft’s Classic mode was a resounding success, and now Blizzard is taking players back to the first expansion for the game in World of Warcraft: Burning Crusade Classic. Coming on the first of June, this new version of the game will run alongside World of Warcraft :Classic, allowing players to decide if they want to hop over to Outland, play concurrently, or stay in the old version. Maybe, this time, we will be prepared.
That look back in time ends this week’s news roundup, now we’re looking forward to the next roundup in two weeks. Until then, why not head on over to our Community Forum to get talking.