Author: Eurogamer

Eurogamer is a British video game journalism website owned by Gamer Network, both formed alongside each other in 1999. Its editor is Oli Welsh.

Ubisoft has delayed its long-awaited pirate game Skull and Bones yet again – this time until 9th March 2023. Originally revealed back in 2017 and in development since 2013, the project’s launch has been repeatedly pushed back – and was most recently expected to arrive in November this year. In a press release this afternoon, Ubisoft said it had made the decision to delay Skull and Bones once again following player feedback from its recent testing programme. Eurogamer Newscast: How damaging are video game leaks? “While the game development is finished at this stage,…

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UPDATE: EA’s servers are coming back online after an outage that lasted roughly two hours. Players are now able to log into Ultimate Team. Players should now be able to connect to EA Servers again, thanks for your patience.— FIFA Direct Communication (@EAFIFADirect) September 27, 2022 To see this content please enable targeting cookies. Manage cookie settings ORIGINAL STORY: FIFA 23 officially launched its early access period today for those who bought the Ultimate Edition, and already the servers have gone down. At the time of publication, Ultimate Team was unplayable on both PlayStation and Xbox. FIFA 23…

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Today is The Last of Us day, an annual occasion formerly known as Outbreak Day that marks the in-universe date in which the Cordyceps infection spread throughout humanity. This year, to celebrate the occasion, Naughty Dog and HBO have released a new trailer for their upcoming TV adaptation, which stars Pedro Pascal as Joel and Bella Ramsey as Ellie. This new trailer gives us all a closer look at Ellie and Joel in action as they make their way across America. Along with seeing more of the two protagonists, we now also have a better,…

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The British Film Institute has announced a new 10-year plan designed to “support film and the moving image”, including video games. The new initiative, entitled Screen Culture 2033, will “advocate for the value of the full breadth of screen culture, including video games and interactive work”. Screen Culture 2033 | BFI. Describing screen culture as “young, dynamic and expanding”, the BFI says “it presents a wider screen landscape that encompasses film, television, digital media, extended reality (XR) and video games” and says “it has become the dominant means of communication, information and storytelling for Gen Z and beyond”. Amongst other…

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A phone number hidden in a recent The Callisto Protocol teaser has led to the discovery that something may be happening next week. Twitterer Shinobi602 – a games industry brand manager – found themselves intrigued enough by the sci-fi horror’s most recent promotional video that they texted the number that pops up in the latest trailer. Eurogamer Here’s a new trailer from Gamescom featuring a few shorter snippets of gameplay. After texting the number, Shinobi received a mysterious video response. The secretive teaser flashes words like “secrets, answers, ARCAS, lies” and ends with a date: 29th September. Here, check it…

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PUBG developer Krafton has released a new visual teaser for its unannounced project based upon the Korean fantasy novel, The Bird That Drinks Tears. The developer says the trailer “illustrates” what audiences can expect from future entertainment projects based on the IP” as well as “guide the aesthetic and tonal directions of various multimedia projects based on The Bird That Drinks Tears, including a graphic novel and motion picture”. The Bird That Drinks Tears Visual Concept Trailer. “The visual concept trailer was created using Unreal Engine 5 and highlights the mystical tone Krafton is aiming for with entertainment projects…

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Deathloop has finally appeared on Xbox Series consoles. The time-travelling caper from Microsoft-owned Arkane Studios debuted as a PS5 and PC release last September – a time-limited console exclusive owing to a pre-acquisition agreement with Sony. That original PS5 release had some flaws but has been patched since release with additional content, visual fixes, and a new 120fps graphics mode. But with a fresh start on new consoles, has Arkane finally delivered a properly calibrated version of their first-person adventure? Is this the definitive Deathloop experience? Deathloop is a curious game. Like many prior Arkane titles, it’s…

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This week on the Eurogamer Newscast we’re discussing video game leaks, following last weekend’s devastating hack of Rockstar Games which saw almost an hour of in-development Grand Theft Auto 6 footage spilled onto the internet and promptly dissected by the masses. The sheer fact Rockstar had been hacked in this manner was itself shocking – but the damage felt worse due to the negative comments this work-in-progress content then received. The hack has robbed Rockstar of its oppurtunity to show the game on its own terms – and for what benefit? We discuss. After that, we turn our…

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Developer Asobo has released its latest Sim Update for the majestic Microsoft Flight Simulator, this one bringing, among other things, long-awaited DLSS support for PC. Alongside DLSS anti-aliasing and upscaling, Asobo says Sim Update 10 should deliver “stability, performance, and memory usage” improvements for those using Flight Simulator’s in-development Direct X12 support – although it notes the new memory allocator will only be activated once Nvidia’s next GPU driver is released. Elsewhere in today’s update, moving boats in the world now have a wake effect on PC, there’s a new cloud layer system – said to provide…

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Star Citizen, the controversial space sim from developer Cloud Imperium Games, has now raised more than half a billion dollars in funding from backers. Star Citizen’s exceedingly lengthy development is well-documented, with the game still in alpha over a decade after production began. And while it’s attracted some private funding in that time, the overwhelming bulk has come via crowdfunding, beginning with a successful $2m USD Kickstarter in 2012 and ballooning from there. As of today, Star Citizen has amassed $500,075,150 USD in crowdfunding from a total of 4,096,384 backers, according to the official Roberts Space Industries…

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