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  • Final Fantasy XV Delayed To November 29 final fantasy xvRemember that big press event Square held where at the end, the big countdown clock rolled through numbers and FF-related symbols like a slot machine, until finally resting on November 30, 2016 before comically “correcting” itself to September 30? It was still broken, just the second time.
    Final Fantasy XV has been pushed past Thanksgiving and will now be released November 29. Rumors of this delay were flying around all weekend with no solid confirmation, but we’ve got it now. Director Hajime Tabata offered an apology this morning, both in text form and in person.
    https://youtu.be/Wepgwx_9kto
    “From the moment we joined this project, ...
  • Elder Scrolls 6 Will Get Here When It Gets Here elder scrolls 6People apparently won’t stop asking Bethesda marketing executive Pete Hines about the next Elder Scrolls game, which currently doesn’t exist in any form. He told MMORPG.com there’s a reason for that.
    “This studio is not a vending machine,” he said. “They’re not a two-button vending machine, where first we press Elder Scrolls and then we press Fallout, and then we press Elder Scrolls and then we press Fallout… They’re an incredibly talented studio of creative people. They’ve now made four games in a row, all of which were named Game of the Year, and they have a right to decide what ...
  • Bethesda Would Only Approve An Elder Scrolls Movie Under Specific Circumstances bethesdaThere are announcements for new movies based on video games all the time, but if you haven’t noticed, none of them involve Bethesda properties. Marketing executive Pete Hines says the game studio is approached with offers to make movies out of its franchises ALL THE TIME, but usually those offers are refused. They’ve seen what Hollywood has done to other game franchises and are not pleased.
    “Are we going to let some other person do their own interpretation of what Fallout is, or Elder Scrolls is, or Dishonored is? Or are we going to hold onto it and let the developers ...
  • Why We Won’t Be Getting Oblivion or Morrowind Remastered morrowindIf we’re getting a remastered, upgraded version of Skyrim soon, could remakes of the previous two Elder Scrolls games be far behind? Actually, no….Bethesda has no current plans to bring either of them back. As marketing boss Pete Hines explained, the reason is because getting the graphics in those two games up to snuff would require much, much more work.
    “Oblivion is 10 years old, so the amount of work for that engine and that tech to bring it and remaster it and do all the things we wanted to do was significant,” Hines explained. “It’s not impossible, but it was ...
  • Big Bethesda Blowout Sale Includes Fallout, Skyrim And More dogmeatBoth Steam and Humble Bundle are hosting a big sale this week on all Bethesda-published titles, aka the titles readers of this site are presumed to be most interested in. This is the week of QuakeCon, so to celebrate, the company that makes that game is offering its wares at reduced prices.
    Fallout 4 is $30, Doom is $30, and The Elder Scrolls Online is $20. The original Skyrim, Wolfenstein: The New Order, Wolfenstein: The Old Blood and The Evil Within are less than the price of a night out ($10). Skyrim’s Legendary Edition has also been deeply discounted and costs ...
  • Existence Of Final Fantasy XV Season Pass Leaked season passAha! Looks like Square is planning some bonus DLC content over the twelve months after Final Fantasy XV comes out. Or at least that’s the standard span of time for such things. For the first time ever, a Final Fantasy game will offer a Season Pass.
    This fact came to light today when Sony stuck an item called the Season Pass Upgrade on the Playstation Store. “This Upgrade is a special deal for customers who have already preordered the FINAL FANTASY XV digital edition,” it says. A method of buying the digital edition AND the Season Pass was also made available ...
  • Another Persona 5 Gameplay Video persona 5We’ve seen the main title, we’ve seen the first 18 minutes (which were mostly cutscenes)…now, finally, here is what Persona 5 looks like when you actually play it. This is about a minute’s worth of gameplay footage from a typical, ultra-stylish Persona 5 fight.
    This isn’t completely what Persona 5 will be like once Westerners get it. Naturally, the voices will sound different and you’ll be able to understand what everyone is saying. But that version won’t be coming for a while. Persona 5 won’t be out in Japan until September and the English version won’t be complete and in stores ...
  • Nova Covert Mission Pack 2 Arriving For StarCraft II Tuesday With expansions of the Starcraft races done, Starcraft 2 continues to get new content through Blizzard’s Mission Packs. The next one to arrive is the second addition to the Nova Covert Ops missions line. With that, Blizzard has made a post on their website about the new missions.
    Spoilers ahead if you have not played the fist mission pack.
    “In the first mission pack, Nova awakened in a strange facility owned by the Defenders of Man with no recollection of her last mission . . . or of being wanted for terrorist strikes against the Dominion.
    Through much effort, she infiltrated a Defenders ...
  • Christopher Tin Returns To Civilization To Compose New Theme Music is an important aspect of any game, as it’s the music you’re listening to that helps get you through boring sections of gameplay like going from one place to another. Or, it can help sell the emotions that are meant to be felt in a cutscene.
    Though Civilization is a series more known for its gameplay than its music, Firaxis isn’t skimping out on making it as good as they can. For they have hired Grammy Award-winning composer Christopher Tin to write the theme for Civilization VI. Ironically, it was a song for Civilization IV that earned him the only ...
  • Qin Shi Huang Leads China In Civilization VI For many, China has been one of the most powerful countries in the world for hundreds, if not thousands, of years. So it’s no surprise that they have been announced to be returning to Civilization VI.
    Joining the country is not only some unique history units and buildings, but also famous leader Qin Shi Huang. It was he who helped expand China to its massive size that stands to this day, so it’s fair for him to be leading the country in the game.
    “UNIQUE UNIT: CROUCHING TIGER CANNON
    Gunpowder, discovered in China around 9th Century AD, was initially only used for fireworks ...