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  • Skyrim Remaster Will Be “As Next Gen As Possible” skyrim remasteredTo those who’ve been assuming that the port of Skyrim to current-gen systems like the PS4 and XBox One will just contain the regular-looking game at a higher framerate, think again. Bethesda is aiming to bring Skyrim on par with current graphical standards — or at least as close as they can get.
    As Bethesda’s Pete Hines told IGN, “We haven’t gotten into the full, ‘Here’s all the things we’re doing.’ But the basic idea is, in all the ways possible we’re trying to improve it and make it as next-gen and appropriate for these consoles as possible. Performance, effects, or ...
  • Fallout: New Vegas Now Compatible With XBox One fallout new vegasMicrosoft has been working diligently to increase the number of XBox 360 games that its XBox One game console can play. They’ve been adding new titles on a weekly basis, and this week it was Fallout: New Vegas’s turn. Originally released in 2010 as a stopgap spinoff of sorts between Fallouts 3 and 4, it proved popular enough to satisfy fans.
    If you’re still waiting for Fallout 3, you’re going to feel like quite the fool when I tell you that game was part of Microsoft’s initial list when backwards compatibility was introduced last November. But now Vegas joins it, and ...
  • Final Fantasy XV Director Reacts To Hardware Upgrades final fantasy xvDuring E3 last month Microsoft formally announced Project Scorpio, an advanced version of the XBox One with 4K output, VR support and “six teraflops of performance.” This announcement wasn’t a surprise to anyone who follows the company’s frequent leaks. In fact, the one person who DID find out about Scorpio from this presentation turned out to be…..Hajime Tabata, director of Final Fantasy XV. Go figure.
    Tabata made an appearance at the conference to introduce FFXV, and as he was waiting backstage, the console’s teaser trailer was broadcast. “I was there waiting in the green room and I go ‘Ooh wow, what’s ...
  • E3 2016: How Many Hours Of Gameplay Does Final Fantasy XV Have? final fantasy xvHajime Tabata, director and head of development on Final Fantasy XV, has been asked before how many hours of gameplay the latest FF has within it. Now that the game is almost done, we have a definitive answer.
    Speaking during Square-Enix’s E3 livestream, Tabata told those watching that if they just completed the main game, if they just went in the directions the story told them to go and ignored any distractions…FFXV could be finished in around 40 hours. “In terms of clearing the main story, we’re anticipating about 40 to 50 hours of gameplay,” Tabata said. “So at the very ...
  • Final Fantasy XIV Might Be Coming To XBox One final fantasy xivIt had a rocky beginning, but Final Fantasy XIV has remained steady on Playstation 3, Playstation 4 and PC since 2013. Now Square’s MMO could be growing further, as rumor has it an XBox version of the game could finally become a possibility.
    What held up FFXIV’s release on XBox One was the lack of cross-platform play. Three years ago, it was unheard of on the console. Now, however, Microsoft is much more open to the idea and has already allowed it for several third-party games.
    “Microsoft actually approached the Final Fantasy 14 team about the cross-platform opportunity,” director Naoki Yoshida said ...
  • E3 2016: Dragon Quest VII For 3DS Almost Wasn’t Released Here dragon quest viiDragon Quest VII originally came out for the Playstation in 2001. Now a new version with upgraded visuals (and stereoscopic 3D) is heading to the 3DS this September, thanks to a localization partnership between Square and Nintendo.
    The Nintendo Treehouse spent a half-hour’s time with Dragon Quest VII at E3 along with members of the development team. One of the more interesting things they mentioned had nothing to do with the gameplay at all: this version of DQ VII almost never made it outside Japan.
    https://youtu.be/MYjtx8xIsgY
    The team from Square mentioned that there were no plans for the company to release Dragon Quest ...
  • E3 2016: Star Ocean 5 Has Several New Trailers star ocean 5The majority of games being shown off at E3 are slated for the fall or later, but you can have Star Ocean 5 in less than two weeks. I’m grateful there’s at least one non-Final Fantasy property Square isn’t willing to banish to phones just yet. Star Ocean 5 contains everything fans come back for: non-realistic stylized characters, the rarely-used sci-fi setting, real-time battles, and of course, customization and item-crafting out the wazoo. If you’re smart enough in some of these games you can make yourself invincible.
    This is the launch trailer, released for E3. It remains to be seen if ...
  • E3 2016: Eight-Minute Persona 5 Preview persona 5Atlus invited the press to preview eight minutes of clips from the new Persona 5. Unfortunately the English translation is still a work in progress, so the entirety of the footage was in Japanese. Even worse, they provided no method of directly capturing the video, so IGN had to record the screen to bring everyone this:
    https://youtu.be/oqcl-GRkVVU
    Looks pretty great, doesn’t it? You’ll have to wait until Valentine’s Day 2017 to find out how great. Persona 5 is one of the few games present at this year’s E3 that will also have a last-gen version — since it was originally developed for ...
  • E3 2016: Final Fantasy XV’s Fights Contain A Breather Option Square-Enix broadcast a livestream of Final Fantasy XV today, and director Hajime Tabata was present. About fifty minutes into the playthrough, he mentioned that some features in the game were a result of player feedback, and that they were watching one such feature at the moment: battles in the game can be paused.
    Tabata says the feature was added due to the common comment that many players were frustrated with the ATB battle system and that it did not provide them enough time to think. The FFXV dev team’s solution was Wait Mode, which can be turned on in the options ...
  • According to Bethesda, All Existing Mods Will Work With Skyrim Remastered skyrim remasteredE3 broke the news that Skyrim was coming to current-gen consoles, and that mods would be allowed. Presumably, all existing mods would have to be ported or reconfigured to work with the new versions, right? …Wrong. Bethesda says they should all work with no modifications. Pete Hines, who works for the company, was asked this question on Twitter and replied “Basically, yes.”
    Quite the feat if they can pull it off. But does the mod community agree it could happen? For the most part they do.
    “The only thing that will need porting/updating is Skyrim Script Extender,” says MichaGhost, who’s working on ...