Bonsai Collective announced that its deep story-driven game, Luna Abyss, is currently in development and will be coming to console and PC as the studio's debut project.
With an arsenal of weapons and advanced mobility and traversal mechanics, this bullet-hell FPS will send players into the depths of an unnatural space beneath a fallen colony to face the secrets, horrors, and revelations of the Abyss. It’s an adventure that tells the story of a convict sentenced to explore a derelict megastructure deep beneath the surface of an alien moon.
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“Luna Abyss takes place on a moon that used to house a prosperous colony of the New British Empire, but is now wiped out and sealed following a mysterious event known as the Scourge,” says Benni Hill, Creative Director at Bonsai Collective. “In the prison atop the Abyss, your one companion is Aylin, an artificial prison sentry watching your every move. She sends convicts deep below for reconnaissance, extraction, and investigation of the collapse. We can’t wait to see what players make of this mysterious world.”
Is Aylin as invested in your survival as she claims? Should you trust her words? Players will have to fathom where her loyalties lie as they delve deep to uncover the secrets of the derelict megastructure.
Worlds are colliding in Sonic the Hedgehog’s newest high-speed adventure! In search of the missing Chaos emeralds, Sonic becomes stranded on an ancient island teeming with unusual creatures. Battle hordes of powerful enemies as you explore a breathtaking world of action, adventure, and mystery. Accelerate to new heights and experience the thrill of high-velocity, open-zone platforming freedom as you race across the five massive Starfall Islands. Jump into adventure, wield the power of the Ancients, and fight to stop these new mysterious foes. Welcome to the evolution of Sonic games!
Technology company Modulate (@modulate_ai) announced the completion of a $30 million Series A funding round led by Lakestar with participation from existing investors Everblue Management, Hyperplane Ventures, and others. In addition, Mika Salmi, Managing Partner of Lakestar, will join Modulate’s Board of Directors. The company will use the funds to expand its team and continue scaling its groundbreaking proactive voice moderation platform, ToxMod.
“ToxMod is changing the way game developers attack toxic behavior in their communities and this funding is a real validation of our mission to make online communities safer,” said Mike Pappas, CEO of Modulate. “We’re thrilled to welcome Mika and his vast store of experience to the Board as we grow our team and ramp up the development and deployment of ToxMod.”
ToxMod uses sophisticated machine learning models to go beyond transcription and understand not just what each player is saying but how they are saying it - including their emotion, volume, prosody, and more. This is crucial, as what's harmful in one context may be friendly trash talk or genuinely supportive in another. ToxMod uses its nuanced understanding of voice to differentiate between these types of situations, identifying the worst actors while leaving everyone else free to enjoy their own approach to each game. Thanks to this sophistication, ToxMod can detect offenses with greater than 98% accuracy (which further improves over time), and enable moderation teams to respond to incidents over 25 times faster.
“Modulate’s technology to identify toxic behavior is light years ahead of anything else in the market,” said Mika Salmi, Managing Partner at Lakestar. “We at Lakestar are excited to be a part of Modulate's mission to stop toxicity in games and in other social applications.”
Modulate is a team of world-class audio experts, gamers, allies, and futurists who are eager to build a better online world. For additional perspective on the announcement and to learn more about the company, read today’s blog post or visit Modulate.ai.
Triterinon's medieval first & third person multiplayer slasher MORDHAU is coming to XBOX and PlayStation this year!
Enter a frenzied battlefield with up to 64 players where you can fight hand-to-hand using free-form melee and ranged attacks. Whether wielding a greatsword, raining arrows from above, or even sitting back to build fortifications, nowhere on the battlefield is safe. Players can lead cavalry charges, fight on ladders, and take control of catapults and ballista to help secure victory.
Console players can fully customize their character through sculpting, right down to how they sound, what weapons they wield and which armor they wear, all with the aim of creating the perfect warrior ready to charge into battle.
Quench your bloodthirst in a range of game modes. Participate in large-scale battles where players can attack and defend in ‘Invasion,’ fight for territory in ‘Frontline’ with up to 64 other players, or defend the Noble against enemies in ‘Horde’. Console players will also brawl on smaller maps such as ‘Deathmatch’, ‘Team Deathmatch, and ‘Skirmish’.
Techland revealed that Bloody Ties, the first major story DLC for the best-selling open-world action-RPG Dying Light 2 Stay Human, will beckon the fiercest fighters to Carnage Hall worldwide on October 13. Bloody Ties, launching for PC alongside Xbox and PlayStation consoles, debuts thrilling new challenges and quests, brutal arena fights, new weapon fights, and more.
In Bloody Ties, players will embark on a new story adventure. Reach the epicenter of death, wealth, and absolute splendor in a stunning location: The Carnage Hall. This old opera building is full of challenges and quests, surprising new weapon types, character interactions, and discoveries to uncover.
Before experiencing this extravagant new DLC, Techland invites the community to revisit the last bastion of humankind in Dying Light 2 Stay Human and download the community update, available now. This new type of update is based upon feedback received from the community, containing updates they are Dying 2 Have.
This first community update will introduce key fixes and changes for players, including improved behavior of infected during the night and fights, increased spawn rates of special infected, distance tracker, many technical improvements (including for co-op and PS5 balanced mode) and last but not least—E3 2019 color grading presets.
Dying Light 2 Stay Human: Bloody Ties will be available for Xbox, PlayStation and PC on October 13, 2022. Players who pre-order will get access to the Aristocrat Pack, including an exclusive weapon and outfit!
Saber Interactive and Saber Porto announced that DAKAR DESERT RALLY, the official game of the Dakar Rally Raid Event, will be launching on Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PS5/4, and PC on October 4th, 2022. This next-generation racer features true off-road rally action from the official 2020-2022 Dakar raids with authentic vehicles, realistic physics, dynamic seasons, and weather.
Dakar Desert Rally is the biggest and most epic off-road rally racing adventure ever developed. Dakar Desert Rally captures the genuine speed and excitement of Amaury Sport Organisation’s largest rally race on the planet, featuring a wide variety of licensed vehicles from the world’s top makers, including motorcycles, cars, trucks, quads and SSVs. The game offers unique challenges for off-road simulation diehards and casual racing fans alike. Compete in fierce online multiplayer races or navigate the vast wilds in single-player offline.
Watch the official pre-order trailer below:
The game is available to pre-order on the official site today. Pre-order Saber Interactive’s open world rally racing game today to get the exclusive Audi RS Q e-tron off-road futuristic prototype vehicle.
DAKAR Desert Rally will be available for consoles and PC on October 4, 2022.
October 2022's Games with Gold lineup includes: Windbound and Bomber Crew Deluxe Edition.
Xbox Live Gold members get exclusive access to these games for a limited time as part of Games with Gold. With Xbox Live Gold, you get the most advanced multiplayer service, free games, and exclusive member discounts on games in the Microsoft Store — get Xbox Live Gold today to get in on the action or join Xbox Game Pass Ultimate which includes all these fantastic benefits plus access to over 100 great games with Xbox Game Pass.
Shipwrecked alone on an uncharted island, explore, adapt and navigate the land and perilous seas to stay alive. You’ll need to craft weapons and tools to survive. Spend time building a new boat which you can use in an immersive tactile sailing experience to reach the other islands. Explore the hidden history of each island to unlock their mysteries. Enjoy this delightfully surprising game that takes the survival genre in a totally new direction.
Bomber Crew is a strategic simulation game, where picking the right crew and keeping your bomber in tip top shape is the difference between completing your mission or losing it all! Take to the skies in this immersive flight simulation where each mission is a high-risk expedition. Manage everything from fuel, ammo, hydraulics and more in your very own physics based Bomber, which can be customized with an array of liveries and paint jobs!