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Treyarch defends Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 engine

Wednesday, 10 October 2012 14:40 GMT By Stace Harman

Treyarch has defended its use of the seven-year-old engine being used to power CoD: Black Ops 2, saying “It runs at 60 and it’s gorgeous. What exactly is there to be upset about with the engine?”

Speaking to OXM, Treyarch game design director David Vondehaar said he’s happy both with the modifications made to Infinity Ward’s original IW engine and the performance that the team has eked from it for Call of Duty Black Ops 2:

“Anybody who comes at the engine needs to remember it’s the 60 frames they love in the first place,” Vondehaar said.

“And we can make it beautiful – that’s through years and years of working with the engine, improving upon it and improving the pipeline and improving our approach, our lighting rendering.”

“People like to talk about the engine, but the truth of the matter is that this isn’t like something that was invented six years ago,” he went on. “At this point that engine doesn’t resemble anything like any engine – we’ve ripped out the UI system, the rendering and the lighting are all new, the core gameplay systems are all new.”

“To me, it’s like I never really understood,” said Vondehaar. “It runs at 60 and it’s gorgeous. What exactly is there to be upset about with the engine?”

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 runs on the IW 3 engine and launches on PS3, 360 and PC on November 13. It launches on Wii U at the console’s launch.

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41 Comments

  1. CyberMarco

    What exactly is gorgeous…?

    #1 3 years ago
  2. Hcw87

    What’s there to be upset about? Is he serious?

    It looks, sounds and plays exactly like the previous 5 games, that’s what’s wrong with it. they don’t even bother making new sounds for the guns, just tweaking the sounds they currently have. It’s lazy.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. deadstoned

    Same, brown, grey game we’ve been playing for 7 years now.

    #3 3 years ago
  4. Dimaco

    Hahahaha! Love it!! That guy is so funny!!!

    … ’cause he was joking, right?

    #4 3 years ago
  5. twisted89

    who cares if it renders 60 fps, running a game at 800 x 480 is still going to look like crap.

    #5 3 years ago
  6. Ali

    I am all for defending your work, but to act as if only a few people are criticizing it is just not the way to go.

    That said, I really love their characters’ models and how good their awesome facial animation is in cutscenes.

    #6 3 years ago
  7. zinc

    Reminds me of Triggers broom :-)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cPJO99bFGQ8&feature=youtube_gdata_player

    #7 3 years ago
  8. Fin

    I enjoy CoD, everyone else can go fuck themselves.

    #8 3 years ago
  9. G1GAHURTZ

    I wonder what people are going to say if the next-gen CoD engine puts everything else to shame…

    #9 3 years ago
  10. Phoenixblight

    @9

    THats unlikely since COD is using a 10 year old engine that is heavily modified. I doubt Activision would put money into making a new engine to make a COD it goes against their philosophy. Rockstar put in 100 million into their RAGE engine along with Konami and EA putting money into Frostbyte 2 and Fox engine. Activision wants quick and cheap.

    ““And we can make it beautiful – that’s through years and years of working with the engine, improving upon it and improving the pipeline and improving our approach, our lighting rendering.””

    I laughed at this. I went to visit my brother in the summer and him and his friends were playing MW3 and had to do a double take because I swore I thought he was playing on a Xbox because it looked absolutely horrible. People don’t play COD for the graphics they go for the gameplay.

    #10 3 years ago
  11. zinc

    I’d assume next gen CoD would use a modified Unreal 4 engine…

    #11 3 years ago
  12. Phoenixblight

    @11

    “I’d assume next gen CoD would use a modified Unreal 3 engine…”

    Fixed.

    The original engine of COD was open source. THere is no reason to think they will spend money on using a completely new engine even if it is 3rd party where Unreal 3 has a lot of resources and everyone knows what they can do with it and is easy to modify and change.

    #12 3 years ago
  13. CPC_RedDawn

    I used to have respect for Treyarch being the underdog always in the shadow of IW, but after they come out like this and defend something that simply can not be defended. The engine is complete and utter shite!! No arguments, it is. It DOES NOT look beautiful, the textures are a mess low res crap, the frame rate IS NOT 60FPS all the time, this is only achievable on PC on consoles BO1, MW1,2, and 3 and all the rest clearly dropped below 60fps on many many occasions. This engine NEEDS to die, along with Unreal 3 as its used FAAAAAR too much (but at least they are showing off UE4 now). I bet they will still be using the same engine for MW4 and the rest until the next consoles come along and even then they will just modify this engine to accommodation some new features and power the new consoles will have.

    #13 3 years ago
  14. CPC_RedDawn

    @11 and 12

    Why Unreal? The current COD engine is a modified Quake 3 engine ID Tech 3 with elements from ID Tech 4. When we are now onto ID Tech 5 in RAGE. That’s how old this engine really is. It has no connection with Unreal engine, if anything it would use ID Tech 5 but that is if ID software and Bethesda want to license it out.

    #14 3 years ago
  15. ManuOtaku

    If Rage did look gorgeous with ID tech 5, i cannot wait for seeing COD on it, i hope they go that route, which seems the most logical one to me too.

    #15 3 years ago
  16. Phoenixblight

    @14

    They go where its the cheapest as I said the engine is based off the open source that ID released.

    ID Tech 5 won’t happen since ID is now out of the engine business.

    #16 3 years ago
  17. roadkill

    Guys whoever is so dumb that they actually enjoy the game then let them enjoy the game. There are plenty of other games that look, sound and play better.

    Also @9 There is no one left at Activision that knows how to code a new engine. :)

    #17 3 years ago
  18. ManuOtaku

    You know i will always prefer loving the unpopular than hating the popular, it is more cool and rewarding, but i grant is just my preference.

    #18 3 years ago
  19. Dave Cook

    Loving how negative some people are without actually having played it. It looks brilliant when playing, it handled superbly and it’s got an incredible multiplayer.

    This game could look like an 8-bit shooter and I wouldn’t care. Gameplay > visuals in my book. It is always more important.

    #19 3 years ago
  20. G1GAHURTZ

    @19:

    +1

    #20 3 years ago
  21. Phoenixblight

    @19

    I have played the games at parties and get togethers. THe gameplay is really good but I am not going to be delusional and say that its beautiful because its not and Vondehaar should be talking about the gameplay instead of defending the visuals.

    #21 3 years ago
  22. Dave Cook

    @21 agreed completely. Gameplay is king, but to call it ugly or shit like some people have is just mental.

    #22 3 years ago
  23. ManuOtaku

    I think is a darn good compliment to make the game just as good looking as it is with such an old tech, from a development point of view, so we should also give them some props for that, while at the same time criticizing the uninvensment in a new tech with such strong profits this series had this generation, but this hasnt anything to do with calling it bad looking, though, it looks good for such an old tech, and i think in the next gen they will get a new engine for sure.

    #23 3 years ago
  24. Phoenixblight

    @22

    I was being a bit extreme but I agree gameplay should always be top priority.

    #24 3 years ago
  25. G1GAHURTZ

    @22:

    Sure, that’s obvious. The game pales in comparison to some other, newer games on completely different formats, but that doesn’t mean that it looks bad.

    And tbh, even though people try to dismiss it, 60fps is very important here.

    I’m certain that any impartial reviewer would give this game at least an 8 for visuals.

    It’s never a 10, but I’m pretty sure that the other 20m regular players don’t care either.

    #25 3 years ago
  26. Phoenixblight

    @25

    You are right and with Activision there should be no real reason to change the engine unless the sales dip so much that they have to do something to get the fanbase back.

    #26 3 years ago
  27. Omelette

    Those who love graphics need to remember that the current consoles ARE LIMITED IN COMPUTING POWER. That means they will stick with the current engine because it fits the consoles perfectly. Did you see what happened with Battlefield 3? They had to dumb it down a lot to make it work with the consoles, and the graphics of that game ended up looking at least as bad as CoD’s look, and they don’t even look that bad. They look great imo, FOR A CONSOLE GAME. Now, I wouldn’t want them to keep the same quality of graphics in the next-gen consoles.

    Edit: Fixed nonsense

    #27 3 years ago
  28. G1GAHURTZ

    @26, 27:

    Agreed.

    If each new version keeps selling more and breaking new records, then from a business perspective, why would you change anything at all?

    However, I’m sure that they’re aware that they’re in huge danger of getting left behind in the next gen unless they make big changes.

    Next gen, the current IW engine simply isn’t going to be enough.

    I’m sure that they’re aware of that.

    #28 3 years ago
  29. absolutezero

    Who are Treyarch defending this game against? The people that are’nt going to play it anyway, the people that are going to buy it and play it regardless or the dedicated fanbase that love it anyway?

    Either one makes not very much sense because all groups don’t really give a shit about what CoD looks like.

    #29 3 years ago
  30. G1GAHURTZ

    The people that aren’t going to play it anyway

    To anyone involved in selling games, this category cannot exist.

    They have to try and convince everyone, no matter how much they hate the franchise.

    They have to see everyone as a potential customer.

    #30 3 years ago
  31. ManuOtaku

    ^the ones in between, perhaps

    #31 3 years ago
  32. Dimaco

    Hello?

    “It runs at 60 and it’s gorgeous. What exactly is there to be upset about with the engine?”

    Doesn’t seem to me he’s talking about the gameplay here.

    And, NO, it IS NOT gorgeous. You can love its gameplay (which I did, but it’s been too long since it became more of the same for me), still you cannot tell that it freaking “looks gorgeous”.

    #32 3 years ago
  33. zinc

    I still believe MW4 will use Unreal 4. But time will tell.

    #33 3 years ago
  34. Phoenixblight

    “I still believe MW4 will use Unreal 4. But time will tell.”

    That won’t be happening. The game is already in development. No one has access to Unreal 4 except EPic.

    #34 3 years ago
  35. zinc

    ^ huh, your *facts* won’t sway my belief ;-)

    #35 3 years ago
  36. G1GAHURTZ

    I’m not sure if any engine developer in their right mind would turn down CoD…

    Whether their engine is finished or not.

    #36 3 years ago
  37. dagla

    The most you can expect from next-gen CoDs is same engine at 1080p.. Tech 3 will live forever.

    #37 3 years ago
  38. viralshag

    I love gamers, gameplay is the most important thing… Unless its CoD.

    #38 3 years ago
  39. Dimaco

    Ehm, I don’t exactly think graphics are the only thing being criticized about cod.
    Basically they’re selling the same game every year, with some minor changes.
    I used to be a COD enthusiast, too, but it all started to stink after MW2.
    That said, since none of us has played it, I don’t think we can criticize blops2 for that matter (yet), but please don’t come around blabbering that it looks great because, quite simply, it doesn’t.

    #39 3 years ago
  40. TheWulf

    It’s a terrible game, that’s a given. It relies on familiarity and it’s just a spectacular yawnfest. There’s never been a good Call of Duty game, really, just a familiar one. And people frequently mix up familiarity with good.

    With that out of the way, Half-Life was actually good. The original one, that is. And as I recall, that used a heavily modified Quake 2 engine. So it’s not the engine that matters so much, but it’s whether the game sucks. And what people are finally beginning to realise after seven years of familiarity is that the games of the Call of Duty franchise are really, truly bad. Just bad. They’re bad like bad film tie-in games.

    And that has nothing to do with the engine, people. They’re just bad games.

    #40 3 years ago
  41. Dimaco

    @40 I actually loved COD4, you really cannot say it was a bad game.
    It was a milestone as for online gaming (on consoles at least).
    Problem is, once they relialised they had a goldmine in their hands, they ended up milking it with annual releases, basically watering it down to the extent that it really became just a bad old game.
    And of course, then that “familiarity mechanism” you described kept it alive.

    #41 3 years ago

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  • Destiny: Xur location and inventory for April 24, 25 – MIDA Multi-Tool edition

    The weekend Exotics market run by Xur: Agent of the Nine is now open for business. Destiny’s bizarre vendor, Xur, has arrived at the Tower. Xur is your man if you’re looking for Exotic armour or weapons. Not only that, but he will also let you exchange your old Exotic gear for new, upgraded versions. […]

  • Warcraft movie delayed yet again

    The Warcraft movie will no longer hit theatres in March 2016. The release date of the Warcraft movie has been pushed back by three months. The movie was expected in March 2016, but Legendary Pictures announced yesterday that it is now due on June 10, 2016. No reason was given for the delay. This is […]

  • Destiny: Iron Banner returns on April 28

    Destiny’s Iron Banner PvP event will return this Tuesday. Bungie has announced that the Iron Banner, it’s once-every-few-weeks PvP event, will make a return with next week’s weekly reset. It was initially due this week, but because of the recent Crucible changes that were implemented with patch 1.1.2, Bungie wanted to wait and see. That […]

  • Deus Ex devs take the piss out of Black Ops 3

    Deus Ex developers have been having a bit of a laugh at the expense of Call of Duty’s official Twitter account. You would be forgiven to think that yesterday’s Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 ‘Ember’ teaser was part of an ad campaign for a Deus Ex game, with all the biohacking, wearable tech, augmentation, […]

  • Bungie weekly update: Commendations begone

    Destiny’s weekly update is here to determine the fate of all those Commendations you’ve been earning in the past few months. Bungie started off this week’s update with a recap of the details revealed during the recent livestream. There wasn’t really anything on this front that they haven’t talked about already. With the exception of […]

  • This GTA 5 trainer lets you play as almost anything and it’s the best thing ever

    Want to play GTA 5 as a monkey, a cat, a fish, a deer or some other non-human thing that we eat or keep as a pet? ScriptHook has you covered. Not only can you play as critters, it change other game values, according to an explanation from PC Gamer. These values include making changes […]

  • EA Sports moves Rory McIlroy PGA TOUR release date to July

    EA Sports has announced Rory McIlroy PGA TOUR will be released in July. Originally announced for June, the golf game will now release the same week as the Open Championship at St. Andrews, on July 14. EA also provided some more color on gameplay features such as the ability to customize the game by borrowing […]

  • Jason Voorhees joins Mortal Kombat X in May, Kombat Pack owners get first dibs

    Jason Voorhees will arrive for Mortal Kombat X players in May, NetherRealm Studios announced today during the latest Kombat Kast. Jason will be shown for the first time on Monday, May 4 during a special Kombat Kast. According to EventHub which watched the livestream, the developer will also show off the character’s move and Variations. […]

  • The Witcher 3: Nvidia heads to Poland for a behind-the-scenes look – video

    A video for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has been released, taking you behind-the-scenes with CD Projekt RED. Nvidia’s GeForce crew went to the firm’s studio in Poland to talk with the game’s executive producer John Mamais, who provides a look at the PC version of the upcoming RPG. CD Projekt, according to the video […]

  • Microsoft notes decline in Xbox unit sales for Q3 FY15 to 1.6 million

    Microsoft reported its Q3 FY15 earnings today, citing growth in Xbox Live usage as one of the contributing factors to the firm’s reported revenue. However, the firm noted a decline in units sales for its Xbox consoles during the quarter. Microsoft Q3 2014 (yoy comparison) Microsoft Q1 fiscal 2015 Microsoft Q2 fiscal 2015 The firm […]

  • Powerplay is a new feature included in the Elite: Dangerous May update

    The next update for Elite: Dangerous is coming next month and it includes a new feature called Powerplay. According to Frontier Developments, Powerplay allows players to participate in an ongoing battle that “enhances every aspect” of the game. Players can become allies with a number of galactic Powers and guide their strategy, pursue objectives in […]

  • Facebook says it’s “too early” to discuss large-scale shipments of Oculus Rift

    Facebook has said it is “too early” to discuss large-scale shipments of Oculus Rift as the VR headset is still in the development stages. Speaking during a call to investors, Facebook CFO David Wehner said the company had nothing to announce regarding the amount of stock it expected to ship. “We have not announced any […]

  • Battlefield Hardline’s first patch and rental server program hits next week

    Battlefield Hardline’s first patch has a release date for both consoles and PC. PC & Console patch and RSP for Consoles coming April 28th. Fixes include TDM spawns and more: http://t.co/BZYJeomPlr pic.twitter.com/27TCiY8hmf — Battlefield (@Battlefield) April 23, 2015 The update will include fixes to Punkbuster, Nvidia DirectX drivers, TDM spawns, contains weapon balance tweaks and […]

  • Modders can now earn money through Steam Workshop starting today with Skyrim

    Valve has introduced a new functionality within Steam Workshop which will allow mod makers to earn money for their creations, starting with Skyrim. The update will allow content such as mods, items, or maps to be sold through Steam Workshop for titles which have the feature enabled. A new “streamlined process for listing” has been […]

  • Play Skyrim for free this weekend on Steam and take 75% off while you’re at it

    Skyrim is free this weekend on Steam providing wanna-be Dragonborns who have procrastinated on wetting their blades with Stormcloak blood the perfect opportunity to give the RPG a try. Head over to Steam and download the game and play for free until April 26 at 1am PDT. The game is also 75% off if you […]

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 “Ember” teaser video released ahead of full reveal

    Activision has released a Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 teaser video titled “Ember” and you can watch it right here. Here’s the video blurb: “In the next 50 years, technological advancements will lead us into a world where only those who risk going too far, will find out how far we can actually go.” […]

  • Dragon Age Keep update includes more customizability and control

    Bioware has updated Dragon Age Keep after listening to community feedback. The update includes more customization and control over heroes, world states, career and more. Players can now customize hero portraits or delete Dragon Age: Inquisition heroes from the Hero section. They can also remove playthrough states from the World State Manager and keep up […]

  • Here’s a look at some Conker community creations in Project Spark

    Conker’s Bug Reunion releases today, and below is a video showing some of the community creations you will be able to download using the creation pack. Project Spark is a free download on Xbox One and Windows 8.1, and you can download the Conker Creation Pack today. It contains 350 assets in order for users […]

  • Rainbow Six: Siege video shines spotlight on the British Counter Terrorist Unit

    Ubisoft has released a Rainbow Six: Siege video which gives you a look at the British Counter Terrorist Unit which features “the best of the Army, Navy, and Air Force.” The firm said that over the next few weeks it will introduce the public to each of the units in the game. Rainbow Six Siege […]

  • Mario Kart 8 DLC and Mewtwo for Super Smash Bros. headline eShop update in North America

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with an update and new DLC for Mario Kart 8 and the Mewtwo DLC for Super Smash Bros. Other highlights include Mario Kart DS on Wii U Virtual Console, the continuation of International StreetPass Week and more. Full update is below. Nintendo eShop Mario Kart […]

  • Square Enix host E3 2015 conference this year on June 16

    With Final Fantasy 15, Rise of the Tomb Raider and Deus Ex: Mankind Divided on the horizon, it should come as no surprise to learn that Square Enix will be hosting a dedicated E3 2015 conference this year. The presentation will take place Tuesday, June 16 at 9am PDT/12pm EDT/5pm UK. It will be broadcast […]

  • Final Fantasy 4: The After Years 3D remake releasing on Steam next month

    Final Fantasy 4: The After Years has been given a makeover and will be released on Steam of PC next month. You can now pre-order it on Steam and take 10% off for the time being. The game will be released on the digital service May 12 and will include trading cards and achievements. Thanks, […]

  • This Project Cars video shows off the racer’s multiplayer

    Project Cars developer Slightly Mad has released a new video giving you a look at the game’s multiplayer. The game is out next month, and if you would like to refresh yourself on the tracks included,  give this a look. While you are clicking links, here’s the minimum and recommended PC specifications which dropped last […]

  • Looks like Logitech is getting out of OEM mouse production business [Clarification]

    Logitech will no longer produce “low-end” mice, citing a decline in PC accessories. This story has been updated to include a clarification. According to a Reuters report, per MCV, the firm will instead focus on video accessories and streaming music, as its wireless Bluetooth speakers are now its best-selling product rage. This will help offset […]

  • Win! We have 1,000 Heroes of the Storm beta keys to give away

    Must have more MOBA? Win one of our 1,000 Heroes of the Storm beta keys and see if you’re more Blizzard than LoL. Can’t wait for June 2? Of course you can’t. We have 1,000 closed beta keys for Heroes of the Storm to give away this week, allowing you access before Blizzard’s MOBA goes […]

  • Xenoblade Chronicles X Nintendo Direct airs tomorrow, April 24

    A Nintendo Direct devoted entirely to Xenoblade Chronicles X will air this Friday, April 24. The video showcase will start at 11am PDT/2pm EDT/7pm UK. After the showcase, a new Nintendo Treehouse: Live presentation featuring the game will air. This is the second Xenoblace Chronicles X Nintendo Direct, but the first in English. The first […]

  • Blizzard will have 500 game stations set up at gamescom 2015

    Blizzard is heading to gamescom 2015 in August and it will have 500 game stations set up for attendees to get their hands on five of its titles. The developer will be set up in Hall 7 and those who stop by will be able to get hands-on with the latest content for Heroes of […]

  • PS4 price cut to £299 in UK

    Sony has dropped the price of the PS4 in the UK. For a limited time only, you can grab the console for £299.99 from Argos, Game, Tesco and Very. Go to Amazon.co.uk and you’ll get it for £289. You’ve only got until April 28, then it goes back up to £349. Go, go, go. For […]

  • Mad Max: first ever gameplay footage revealed

    Today, we get to finally take our first look at gameplay from Mad Max. Avalanche and Warner Bros. have shown off the first gameplay trailer for Mad Max today. The trailer below offers a look at melee combat, car combat, customisation and much more. Give it a watch below: There are a few new screenshots […]

  • Overlord: Fellowship of Evil has four-player co-op like we figured

    Codemasters has pulled the veil back on the next Overlord game, and its a four-player co-op game called Overlord: Fellowship of Evil. Rhianna Pratchett is back to write the story. The game may be co-op at its core, but it can still be played single-player. Each of the four playable character have strengths and weaknesses, […]

  • Update now available for Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, Pokemon X and Y

    Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire along with Pokemon X and Y are being updated by Nintendo to fix a few bugs and in-game text. There’s also the possibility of a few hacks and exploits being fixed. Per Nintendo Life (via Serebii), both patches are 250-270 blocks in size, and it’s a mandatory update which […]

  • Side-scrolling cover shooter Not a Hero gets a demo

    Not a Hero, the upcoming game from OlliOlli developer Roll7, has received a demo. The demo for Not a Hero was made available today on Steam. In the game, you play as Steve, the campaign manager for BunnyLord. A time-travelling rabbit who’s running for mayor of London. Think this is an absurd premise? This trailer […]

  • You have until April 30 to export your Green Day: Rock Band tracks to Rock Band 3

    Harmonix has announced that those looking to export their song collection from Green Day: Rock Band into Rock Band 3 can only do so until the end of the month. April 30 will be the cutoff date for anyone who wants to export tracks from Green Day: Rock Band into their Rock Band 3 library, […]

  • Batman: Arkham Knight minimum, recommended, and ultra PC specs revealed

    Batman: Arkham Knight is looking like it’s going to be quite a taxing game. Nvidia has released a list of the minimum, recommended, and ultra PC requirements for Batman: Arkham Knight. Here’s the full thing: Minimum OS: Win 7 SP1, Win 8.1 (64-bit Operating System Required) Processor: Intel Core i5-750, 2.67 GHz | AMD Phenom […]

  • Bloodborne patch 1.03 is live, reduces loading times, fixes suspend/resume bugs, more

    Patch 1.03 is now live for Bloodborne. The patch reduces loading times, adds item descriptions to loading screens, and fixes other various bugs. From Software has pushed update 1.03 live to all Bloodborne owners. As promised, it reduces loading times by approximately 5 to 15 seconds. Another new addition is showing item descriptions instead of […]

  • Battlefield 4: first look at Community Map in action

    Get your first look at the map designed by the community of Battlefield 4. Battlefield 4′s community-designed map is a reality. DICE has recently updated CTE to include an early version of the map. It’s not fully textured as Westie is about to show you, but the layout is nearly finalised. Westie goes over the […]

  • Microsoft apologises for uploading misleading Witcher 3: Wild Hunt footage

    Xbox’s YouTube channel uploaded a video of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt yesterday that was captured from the PC build. The most recent gameplay video for the The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt appeared on the Xbox YouTube channel and showed a quest from the game’s opening section. A few minutes after it had gone live, […]

  • Assassin’s Creed creator’s new game is Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey

    Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey is the game Assassin’s Creed creator Patrice Desilets has been working on. Patrice Desilets has just announced that the next game his indie studio Panache Digital Games is making is called Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey. The announcement comes from Desilets’s keynote at the Reboot Develop event in Croatia. The trailer started […]

  • Bloodborne: Cathedral Ward closed door mystery solved

    The mystery of the locked door at the bottom of the Cathedral Ward in Bloodborne has been solved. Bloodborne, like earlier From Software games, is filled with doors that don’t open the first time you try them. Some will give you “locked” messages, others “does not open from this side”. Some of these will open […]

  • Assassin’s Creed creator Patrice Desilets is revealing his next game now [UPDATE: ended]

    Patrice Desilets, one of the original creators of Assassin’s Creed is hosting a presentation where he’s expected to talk about his next project. Patrice Desilets has emerged once again. This time he’s attending development conference in Croatia. Desilets is giving a live keynote and there’s a good chance we’re going to hear about his next […]

  • Destiny House of Wolves: everything you need to know about gear upgrades & The Reef

    Bungie revealed plenty of important details in last night’s Destiny stream. Let’s go over everything. Alex wants to make sure you don’t miss any of the information revealed yesterday. Most of it affects all Destiny players too, even those who don’t intend on buying House of Wolves. During the first stream, Bungie explained the armour […]

  • Mod-friendly Galactic Civilizations 3 will leave Steam Early Access in May

    Galactic Civilizations 3 will leave Steam Early Access next month for a full release, Stardok has announced. The developer called the game the “largest and most diverse strategy sandbox to date,” as players have a variety of tools such as diplomatic treaties to resource exchanges, and United Planets resolutions to hundreds of research directions for […]