New Red Dead Redemption 2 Gameplay Video Coming Tomorrow

Rockstar tweeted earlier today that the second gameplay demonstration for the highly anticipated Red Dead Redemption 2 will drop tomorrow morning.

 

The first gameplay video came out at the beginning of last month, and it ended with a teaser for more videos to follow, but Rockstar had been silent on when those would be coming until now. The post simply reads “Gameplay Video Part 2 coming tomorrow 9am Eastern”, which doesn’t tell us much, but if the first gameplay video is anything to go by, then we should get a pretty decent look at the world of Red Dead Redemption 2 clocking in at about 5 or 6 minutes. The first video ended with a tease for missions, side activities, and the Dead Eye system, Red Dead Redemption’s signature sharpshooting mechanic, so expect to see an in-depth look at those tomorrow.

In the meantime, you can check out the game’s initial gameplay reveal below.

Red Dead Redemption 2 launches on October 26 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The public beta for Red Dead Online, the game’s multiplayer component is set to launch sometime in early November.

 

Minecraft: Dungeons Announced For PC

A dungeon crawling game set in the world of Minecraft is coming to PC in 2019, Mojang announced today during Minecon Earth 2018.

The game is described as an “action-adventure game inspired by classic dungeon crawlers.” It’ll support up to four players cooperatively and feature new weapons, items, mobs, and environments as players embark on a journey to defeat the Arch-Illager.

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Dungeons appears to be the first of a series of Minecraft games. After the trailer debuted, Lydia Winters, the Chief Brand Officer for Mojang, said, “this is the beginning of our expansion of the Minecraft universe to new game genres.” Minecraft is no stranger to spin-offs, with studios like Telltale Games having already put their own unique spin on the blocky universe.

Minecraft: Dungeons is slated to launch in 2019 on PC. No word was given on other platforms. Mojang also detailed their new Village and Pillage update (which adds Pandas!) today, and you can read all about that here.

Will you be playing Minecraft: Dungeons? Let us know down below and stay tuned to Circle Square Games for all things Minecraft.

 

Pandas Are Coming to Minecraft

Minecon Earth 2018 is currently underway, and with it comes a lot of block-related news.

Announced today, the Village and Pillage update will introduce a slew of new villagers, including the Librarian, Butcher, Cleric, Cartographer, Leatherworker, Fletcher, Shepherd, Farmer, Fisher, Armorer, Toolsmith, and Weaponsmith. These villagers will have unique designs depending on the biome they’re from. Alongside these new villagers come Pillagers, new hostile mobs that will attack villagers and players with their dangerous beasts.

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Ahead of this big update, Mojang is adding two new animals to the game: pandas and stray cats. Bamboo forests will also be added to the game, along with the ability to harvest bamboo and create scaffolding with it.

“We recorded real pandas in China to help create these,” said Jen Bergensten, lead developer at Mojang.

The Village and Pillage update is scheduled to launch sometime next year, and the pandas and cats are due “very soon”. You can get a sneak peek of the creatures in the video above.

Mojang also announced a new dungeon crawling game set in the Minecraft universe called Minecraft: Dungeons during today’s stream. You can read all about that here.

 

There Won’t Be A PlayStation Experience This Year

PlayStation Worldwide Studios Chairman Shawn Layden has confirmed in this week’s PlayStation Blogcast that PSX 2018 is not happening.

“For 2018,” said Layden, ” I know this is going to be a disappointment to some people, but we decided to not hold PlayStation Experience this year.”

“We wouldn’t have enough to bring people all together in some location in North America to have that event. We don’t want to set expectation really high and then not deliver on that. It was a hard decision, but we have determined that this year we will not hold PlayStation Experience.”

Last year’s PlayStation Experience was not as packed with announcements and news as previous years, which disappointed some fans. Years like 2016 saw the announcement of both The Last of Us Part 2 and Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, new entries in two of Sony’s flagship franchises.

Layden also mentioned PlayStation’s increased use of the PlayStation Blog and social media channels to convey announcements, and we’ve seen PlayStation break some pretty big news in that fashion this year, with blog posts revealing the release dates for God of War and Detroit: Become Human, and the PlayStation Classic debut came largely via social media outlets.

Unfortunately, this does raise some questions about the changing of PSN names. At PSX 2017, Layden told Kinda Funny’s Greg Miller that, in regards to name changes, “I hope we’ll see events occur so that you don’t have th ask me that question next PSX.”

At least they’ve got more time to work on that now.

 

Fortnite Cross-Play Comes to PS4 Today

Sony is finally backing down on their anti cross-play stance starting with Fortnite.

In a post on the PlayStation Blog, John Kodera, President and Global CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment said that “following a a comprehensive evaluation process, SIE has identified a path toward supporting cross-platform features for select third party content.”

“The first step,” continued Kodera, “will be an open beta beginning today for Fortnite that will allow for cross platform gameplay, progression and commerce across PlayStation 4, Android, iOS, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows, and Mac operating systems.”

The cross-play debate was set in motion earlier this year when Fortnite was released on Nintendo Switch during E3. Fans quickly discovered the bad news: if you had played a single game of Fortnite on PS4, you couldn’t carry over your existing account to Nintendo Switch. All your skins, dances, and battle pass progress was locked behind Sony’s wall.

“Today, the communities around some games have evolved to the point where cross-platform experiences add significant value to players,” Kodera explained. “In recognition of this, we have completed a thorough analysis of the business mechanics required to ensure that the PlayStation experience for our users remains intact today, and in the future, as we look to open up the platform.”

Epic Games was commented on the situation and told players what they can expect in the coming months. Players will be able to unlink a console from a Fortnite account in the coming days, and in November, an update will be released that will players to merge accounts if they created a secondary account to play on another platform.

For many years, people have dreamed of being able to play with their friends on rival consoles. Today, that dream is finally a reality.