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Dying Light 2’s Lead Developer Discusses Upcoming Title

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Dying Light 2’s lead designer, Tymon Smektała, recently took part in an interview with Digital Foundry to discuss the sequel to the 2015 open-world zombie game, including the game’s brand new engine.

“It’s called C Engine. We changed the name on purpose because some time ago at Techland we decided we wanted [to make] first-person, open-world games. We wanted to create games that deliver high fidelity graphics so that you can really be immersed in that world,” explains Smektała.

“So for that we knew that we needed to create a new engine – new technology – so we took all of the smart minds from our company, all of the people that worked on Chrome Engine, and we told them, ‘hey guys, we will be making these kinds of games in the future. So we need that kind of engine to be able to create those worlds,’ and the they gave us just this with C Engine.”

The AI has also been improved from the first game, making the sequel that much more exciting for fans of the popular title.

“So the AI algorithms for humans got way more complex, and we also introduced something called the moral system which tries to simulate how a person will behave, and they can pull off something quite unexpected when they fight you.

“So for example, you fight a guy, you’re pressing on him, he’s really down on his knees, and then he understands that it’s his last moment – perhaps his last chance to save his life – so he gathers his strength and then answers you with a flurry of furious attacks.

“And to give you another example of the moral system, sometimes a person who’s pressed by you can just grab his weapon, throw that weapon at you, and start escaping, hoping that you will take interest in that weapon and pick it up, and this will give him [the chance to escape].

“So there are a lot of those things that make the combat emergent and unexpected.”

Along with other changes, and the goal of the console version of the game to reach the PC version of the game running at 60 fps, the animation system has been reworked.

“The new animation system allows us to create a lot of custom looking animations with ease, because all of the animations of characters are combined, from small moves, small emotions, small reactions, and our level designers [and] story designers can now put those things together to create a quite realistic-looking animation and behaviour on the NPC side.”

You can see the interview below:

 

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Football Manager 2023 Arrives in November

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SEGA has announced that Football Manager 2023 will be making it’s official arrival on October 8th, across Playstation 5, Apple Arcade, Nintendo Switch, and on day one through Xbox Game Pass and PC Game Pass.

Additionally, Football Manager 2023 Mobile for iOS and Android will also arrive on November 8th.

“FM23 marks another significant step forward for the Football Manager series as we debut on two new platforms,” said Miles Jacobson, Sports Interactive’s studio director. “Fans have been calling for us to produce a PlayStation title for a number of years, so I’m excited for those players to now get the chance to experience the closest thing to being a real football manager.”

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September Xbox Game Pass Games Announced

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Xbox is rolling out their select slate of games for Xbox Game Pass for the month of September and is highlighted by the Disney farming life sim Disney Dreamlight Valley. Opus Magnum (PC) and Train Sim World 3 (console, PC) are also available.

Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation on PC, and DC League of Super-Pets: The Adventures of Krypto and Ace on PC, console and cloud, arrive on September 13th.

You Suck at Parking will release day one on cloud, console and PC on September 14th while Rhythm FPS Metal: Hellsinger (PC, Xbox Series X/S) and rogue-like tactics game Despot’s Game (console, PC) arrive the following day.

Additionally, Game Pass subscribers will also gain access to updates and DLC (and discounts) for Dead by Daylight, Grounded, The Elder Scrolls Online, Halo Infinite and more.

Here are a list of games departing on September 15th:

  • A Plague Tale: Innocence (Cloud, Console, and PC)
  • Aragami 2 (Cloud, Console, and PC)
  • Bug Fables: The Everlasting Sapling (Cloud, Console, and PC)
  • Craftopia (Cloud, Console, and PC)
  • Final Fantasy XIII (Console and PC)
  • Flynn: Son of Crimson (Cloud, Console, and PC)
  • I Am Fish (Cloud, Console, and PC)
  • Lost Words: Beyond the Page (Cloud, Console, and PC)
  • Mighty Goose (Cloud, Console, and PC)
  • SkateBird (Cloud, Console, and PC)
  • The Artful Escape (Cloud, Console, and PC)

 

 

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God of War Ragnarok Shows Off Gameplay within Svartalfheim

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A brand new gameplay video for God of War Ragnarok, which is one of the most anticipated games coming to Playstation this fall, has showed off some of the action within Svartalfheim, one of the Nine Realms of the World Tree.

Fans have been waiting for some glimpses into the new game, and now they can check out Kratos and Atreus finally venturing into all nine realms.

Check out the new video, courtesy of Game Informer:

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