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Inside ‘Alone in the Dark’: THQ’s Re-Imagining of the ‘90s Survival Horror Game

Before Resident Evil, there was Alone in the Dark — a Lovecraftian survival horror game from Frédéric Raynal, that relied on fixed, pre-rendered backdrops upon which 3D characters would scurry about. The game design impressed creator Shinji Mikami to adapt it into RE’s early model, prior to which it was planned as a first-person shooter. …

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Overwatch 2’s PvE Hero Mode Has Been Cancelled to Focus on Live Game

Overwatch 2’s long-awaited PvE Hero mode has been scrapped. During a developer livestream detailing the roadmap for the game, executive producer Jared Neuss confirmed that the work on the PvE Hero mode — involving talent trees and long-term power progression — is no longer in their plans. Understandably, it’s disappointing for the fans since that …

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The Witcher Multiplayer Spin-Off Studio Hit With Layoffs After Reboot

The Witcher multiplayer spin-off game — codenamed ‘Sirius’ — underwent a major overhaul last week, thanks to a developmental restart that defined a ‘new framework.’ In the process, developer The Molasses Flood has reportedly laid off 29 employees — 21 team members in the US and eight from Poland. The Boston-based studio, best known for …

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Immortals of Aveum System Requirements Are Quite Demanding

Immortals of Aveum, EA’s upcoming magic shooter, just got a gameplay trailer and it feels overwhelming. Developer Ascendant Studios dropped six minutes of raw, HUD-less footage, showcasing its fluid spell-based combat and visuals built on Unreal Engine 5.1, which without context, one could easily mistake for a first-person Forspoken. But its similarities don’t just end …

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Street Fighter 6 Free Demo With World Tour Mode Out Now on PS4 and PS5

Street Fighter 6 just got a free playable demo on the PS4 and PS5. During the Street Fighter Showcase, held early Friday, developer Capcom unveiled a chock-full of new details about its upcoming fighter, ranging from Year 1 DLC characters to its single-player World Tour mode, and dropped a surprise demo, featuring Ryu and Luke …

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Ark 2 Delayed to Late 2024, Next-Gen Remaster of Ark: Survival Evolved Announced

Ark 2 has been delayed until the end of 2024, Studio Wildcard confirmed in a roadmap. The dinosaur survival sequel starring Vin Diesel was originally set for a 2023 release, but has now been postponed because the developers need more time to ‘ensure the betterment of the final product’. The game is still on track …

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The Witcher 3’s Next-Gen Patch Improves Performance Across PC and Console

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt just got a new patch that brings several bug fixes and improves the overall performance of the game. The update to version 4.02 is out now on PC, PS5, and Xbox Series S/X, which received the much-delayed “next-gen upgrade” in December that was plagued by reports of technical issues. The …

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