Okay, making the E3 schedule and…wait, Netflix? Really? Netflix is at E3 this yr?

That information, plus Ubisoft delays one recreation and jokes about one other, a second Vampire: The Masquerade recreation is introduced, World of Warcraft Classic opens beta signups, Metro particulars its two expansions, and KFC will get put as a replacement by Respawn. Sigh.

This is gaming information for May 13 to 17.

Ski Free

It’s mainly summer season, which makes this timing a bit humorous—like shopping for a winter coat on-sale on the finish of the season—however in the event you’re eager for the slopes and want one thing to tide you over till subsequent fall, Steep is at the moment free via Uplay. That’s Ubisoft’s ski/snowboard/wingsuit/paraglide simulator, in the event you want a refresher. Released in late 2016, I performed it for an hour or two again then and located it a bit stiff, however it’s laborious to fault free. You can nab your copy here, anytime earlier than May 21.

Piracy, prevented

There’s a lot extra Ubisoft information this week, so let’s get proper into it. First up, Skull & Bones is delayed yet again, this time to some indeterminate date. Pretty stunning, given I had a hands-on demo with it at E3 2017. Word is, it gained’t even present up at E3 this yr, which sounds dire certainly.

That stated, it’s most likely for the higher. Last time I performed, it was much less the Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag spinoff I needed and extra a combat-centric multiplayer recreation that includes that very same ship fight. Maybe the delay signifies a Sea of Thieves-style world is being constructed out, albeit grounded within the extra lifelike Assassin’s Creed artwork fashion. That…may be fascinating. Maybe.

Raid redemption

On a extra optimistic observe, The Division II’s first eight-player raid went stay this week. Dubbed “Operation Dark Hours,” it provides a Black Tusk-controlled model of what I assume is Washington DC’s Reagan National Airport to the sport. The first staff to beat it did it in simply over 5 hours, so prepare for an actual slog in the event you select to aim it—and I hope you could have loads of very devoted pals, as a result of sadly for us loners there’s neither matchmaking nor a built-in looking-for-group function. Not but, a minimum of.

Not very stealthy

Closing out this week’s Ubisoft information, a inventive director named Julian Gerighty tweeted concerning the existence of a brand new Splinter Cell recreation this week earlier than Ubisoft rapidly lined with uh, “Julian was obviously joking.” No critically, that’s the assertion Ubisoft gave to PC Gamer.


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