Bethesda Game Studios via their Twitter account today verified that, unlike Fallout 3 and Fallout: New Vegas, the upcoming Fallout 4 will have no level cap, and will allow players to continue exploring and adventuring after the main storyline is over.
Fallout 3 had an experience cap of level 20, with an additional ten levels available through the Broken Steel expansion. New Vegas started with 30 levels and could reach as high as 50 as players added four DLC releases for five levels each.
Fallout 4 from Bethesda Game Studios will release on 10 November 2015 for Windows PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
At Gamescom today in Cologne, Germany, Colossal Order & Paradox Interactive announced the first expansion for their blockbuster city builder Cities: Skylines. Entitled Cities: Skylines After Dark, the expansion will bring a number of new features to the game: a day/night cycle, leisure and beach specializations for commercial zones, expanded city services, and new transportation options.
No release date or price has been revealed as yet. Cities: Skylines released for Windows PC in March 2015 to rave reviews, reaching one million copies sold in the first month. Paradox also recently announced that Cities: Skylines would be coming to consoles, with Microsoft’s Xbox One getting limited exclusivity for the title when the console port is released.
Blizzard Entertainment announced the sixth expansion to their decade-old World of Warcraft MMORPG today at Gamescom in Cologne, Germany. Entitled World of Warcraft: Legion, the expansion continues the demonic invasion narrative first hinted at during the Mists of Pandaria storyline and begun in earnest during the current expansion, Warlords of Draenor.
Legion will raise the experience cap by ten levels to 110, as well as add a new Hero Class: the Demon Hunter. Blizzard detailed a number of new features in the coming expansion during their 90 minute conference at Gamescom, e.g. an overhauled PvP reward and ability system, new customizable artifact-class weapons, and a storyline that reads like a fan-service brochure. The World of Warcraft: Legion preview site is already online with details.
No release date was announced for Legion, but a beta is said to be coming later in 2015. World of Warcraft: Legion will likely release sometime in 2016 on Windows PC and Mac OS X.
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2K Games and Firaxis Games announced Monday the latest title in the Sid Meier’s Civilization universe, Sid Meier’s Starships. The game is scheduled for release in “early 2015” as a digital title for Apple iPad, Mac OS X, and Windows.
Set in the post-game world of Civilization: Beyond Earth, Starships promises to allow players to “build a planetary federation” in order to secure peace for the galaxy. PLayers take the role of starship commanders with the ability to customize their fleet of vessels for exploration and combat. Firaxis is planning cross-connectivity between Beyond Earth title and Starshps.
The third part of Blizzard Entertainment’s StarCraft II trilogy, the Protoss-centered Legacy of the Void, has been officially announced at BlizzCon 2014 today. The RTS will feature the conclusion to the epic story arc started in StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty and continued in its expansion Heart of the Swarm. Legacy of the Void will be a standalone title, not requiring either the previous StarCraft II games be present to play. Continue reading StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void To Be A Standalone Game→