This week in gaming news, we look to the future, and the various additions, expansions, and products coming up from some of the world’s most popular games and developers.
Bethesda announce expansion for The Elder Scrolls Online
Fans of the Elder Scrolls series will soon be able to revisit some familiar locations in Bethesda’s MMO, with the studio announcing that Morrowind will be the game’s next expansion.
Venturing to the location of The Elder Scrolls III, players will be able to return to many of the “key points of interest” of the original game.
Along with the ability to journey into Morrowind itself, the expansion will include a new, nature-based magic class, the Warden, and a new War Bear combat ally, as demonstrated in the fantastic new cinematic trailer.
Sabotage DLC released for Infinite Warfare
The first downloadable content pack for this year’s iteration of Call of Duty is now available on PlayStation 4.
The pack contains four new multiplayer maps, including ‘Dominion’: a remake of the map ‘Afghan’ from Infinity Ward’s much-loved Modern Warfare 2. Meanwhile, Zombies players will have access to the next chapter in the Zombies in Spaceland story, ‘Rave in the Redwoods’
With PlayStation 4 players enjoying the map pack exclusively for thirty days, other platforms will have to wait until the start of March to experience much more than the trailer.
BioWare releasing new IP before March 2018
The creators of the epic Mass Effect series have revealed that, in little over a year’s time, they’ll be bringing out a brand new game.
As the studio puts the finishing touches on Mass Effect: Andromeda, it seems they’ve already got an eye on what’s next. At EA’s recent investor meeting, CEO Andrew Wilson said that BioWare would be focusing on “A clean-sheet design with new concepts, new gameplay mechanics, and new stories set in a unique new universe.”
The ideas behind the new game apparently began development in 2012, but the studio has since been working on the aforementioned addition to the Mass Effect series. They believe the new game has “the potential to fundamentally disrupt the way people think about an action title”.
Titanfall 2 Live Fire DLC on the horizon
In more FPS downloadable content news, Respawn Entertainment’s Titanfall 2 is also due some DLC later this month. The Live Fire DLC will not only be introducing new maps, however, but also a frenetic new game mode.
Live Fire mode will be a fast-paced, round-based, pilot only mode, to be played six versus six. Each round will be just sixty seconds long, and per round each player will have only a single life. The objective is fairly simple – kill all of the enemies, or end the round holding the initially neutral flag.
On the basis of the recent gameplay trailer, the mode looks fast and exciting. Along with the new mode, Respawn are releasing two maps designed for Live Fire, a map for the Coliseum game mode and a remake of Colony, a map from the original Titanfall – and they’re giving it all for free.
Psyonix reveal Rocket League toy cars
The developers of Rocket League have announced that the vehicles of their hit game are to be immortalised in physical toys.
The miniature cars will be off the variety that are cranked up by being pulled back across the floor before being let loose. Twelve are to be released this spring, with each also coming with a miniature Rocket Ball.
For those that prefer to remain in the digital realm, there’s still an incentive to go and pick up a couple of the toy cars – some will also contain a code for a unique Rocket Trail and Wheel within the game.