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PS4 video shows you one game a second from the start of the generation to now - GamesRadar+ AU
Seven years and hundreds of games
PS5 is nearly here, and there's no better time to look back at the good times we've had with PS4 in this clever video from PlayStation UK. The video spends about 1 second highlighting many of the games that defined the PS4, from Killzone: Shadow Fall to The Last of Us 2 and parts in between. It's 3 minutes and 40 seconds of nostalgic bliss. I'm sure we'll all have a game or two that makes us say, "Hey, where's X?!" but it was a long generation - and the important thing is that both Yakuza 0 and Yakuza 6 made the cut. Also that Kratos gets a good, solid "booooy" in there. 1 second from nearly every game that's defined the #PS4 generation. 💙 pic.twitter.com/ZdXgO0RnbLOctober 19, 2020 We'll send you pre-order details and the best PlayStation 5 deals as soon as they're available. Send me details about other relevant products from Gamesradar and other Future brands. Send me details about other relevant products from third parties. No spam, we promise. You can unsubscribe at any time and we'll never share your details without your permission. Sony has confirmed that PS4 isn't going anywhere right away, and you can expect more games - including further off, big-name exclusives like Horizon: Forbidden West - to come to the venerable console. But there's no denying that the torch will be passed, and the focus of both the industry and gaming community will forever change, once PS5 comes out next month. While you're eagerly awaiting the arrival of your new console (and maybe keeping an eye out for some early deliveries of the best PS5 accessories ) you might as well pass the time by revisiting the classics. Check out our list of the best PS4 games if you want some more inspiration of where to head first. It's bittersweet to say goodbye to an older generation, but hey - PS5 backwards compatibility means you'll be able to take almost all of those games with you.
This Cyberpunk 2077 motorcycle is made by Keanu Reeves' company - GamesRadar+ AU
Arch Motorcycles get some far-future representation
One of the vehicles in Cyberpunk 2077 is inspired by Keanu Reeves' very own motorcycle company. In today's Night City Wire episode, CD Projekt Red offered a closer look at the game's collection of vehicles, including one attributed to Arch Motorcycles. If you're not familiar, Arch is the company that Reeves founded in 2011 with custom bike builder Gard Hollinger, which offers vehicles kitted out with plenty of personal touches. During today's stream, CDPR showed off some of the time its developers spent with the pair, recording sound effects for the in-game bike in California. More of a two wheels fan? No worries, we got you covered! Go behind the scenes of our cooperation with Arch Motorcycle with the company's co-founders, Keanu Reeves and Gard Hollinger. pic.twitter.com/SrHVKRkhsyOctober 15, 2020 During that video, Reeves said that "when CD Projekt Red approached me about doing Cyberpunk 2077 [...] they were fans of Arch Motorcycle, so they broached the idea of creating a kind of specialised Cyberpunk 2077 version of the Arch Motorcycle." According to Reeves, "I thought that was a very fine idea." In-game, the body of the bike is mostly grey, but its golden wheels draw on the colour scheme that CDPR has opted for in most of Cyberpunk 2077's trailers. There's also no mistaking where it's from - the name ARCH is emblazoned across the vehicle multiple times, and Hollinger says he'd recognise the bike's signature purr anywhere. Exactly how you're supposed to get your hands on the bike remains to be seen; this does feel like the kind of thing that CDPR won't want to stay hidden for long, but we'll likely find out more after the release date on November 19. There's not long to wait now, but here are some more upcoming games to check out before we head to Night City.
Destiny 2 PS5 and Xbox Series X release date set for early December - GamesRadar+ AU
The next-gen version will arrive roughly a month after the new consoles themselves
Destiny 2 and all of its expansions will be playable on PS5 , Xbox Series X , and Xbox Series S starting December 8, Bungie announced today. With Destiny 2: Beyond Light launching on November 10, right alongside the Xbox Series X and just two days before PS5, many players have wondered if the next-gen version of the game would also arrive in November. As it turns out, this was just a happy accident; the delay for Beyond Light just so happened to push it into the holiday console window, but Bungie needs a smidge more time to ready its next-gen version. The PS5 and Xbox Series X/S version of Destiny 2 sounds worth the wait, though. Bungie previously confirmed 4K/60FPS support, but it's only just now outlined the full range of upgrades that the new consoles afford. Most importantly, the next-gen version will have a field of view slider, which has been highly requested ever since Destiny 2 came to PC and players realized just how beneficial a higher FOV can be. This will be joined by free next-gen upgrades and cross-generation multiplayer (both within the same console family), as previously announced. The studio also stressed that "there will be noticeable improvements to things like loading the game and inspecting character inventory. However, some load times are dependent on networking and matchmaking. So, loading activities still takes time while you search for opponents." The new Xbox Series S details here are especially valuable. With it being the weakest next-gen console, players were understandably unsure about how it would compare to the Xbox Series X when it comes to Destiny 2. Bungie says that the only real difference is its resolution; the Series S will play Destiny at 1080p/60FPS, while the Series X will support 4K/60FPS. Both Xbox consoles will offer the same FOV sliders and loading improvements. Destiny 2: Beyond Light is changing and improving the game's intro mission to help welcome new players . We'll send you pre-order details and the best Xbox Series X deals as soon as they're available. Send me details about other relevant products from Gamesradar and other Future brands. Send me details about other relevant products from third parties. No spam, we promise. You can unsubscribe at any time and we'll never share your details without your permission.
How to play the Genshin Impact Elemental Crucible Co-op event and claim your rewards - GamesRadar+ AU
Gather Elemental Clots and boost your Character Levels in this Genshin impact co-op event
The new Genshin Impact Elemental Crucible co-op event will let players participate in a Domain-like battle on the grounds of the Thousand Winds Temple. As the title says, the event will be co-op, meaning that you will be part of a team of four players. Story-wise, you will be helping a character called Timaeus, who is an aspiring Alchemist and has a plan to win more resources by using his Elemental Crucible. This online event is a great way to boost your Character levels, as well as your Adventure Rank. You will also be able to gain several rewards in the form of in-game currencies and item enhancements. In this article, we will give you some tips on how to make the most out of this limited-time event. Genshin Impact tips | Genshin Impact Anemoculus | Genshin Impact Wishes How to start the Genshin Impact Elemental Crucible co-op event (Image credit: miHoYo) To take part in Elemental Crucible, you need to be a bit advanced in the game. First of all, players need to have an Adventure Rank level of at least 20. You can check your AR under your character name in the main menu. You have probably already done this if you’re level 20 or higher, but you also need to complete all of the quests from Act II of the Prologue: ‘For A Tomorrow Without Tears’. Finally, you have to do Timaeus’ quest ‘One Giant Step For Alchemy?’ before you’re able to proceed with the event. Do you meet all these requirements? Then you can open the event menu by using F5 on the PC, by clicking the compass on your mobile phone, or through the Shortcut Wheel on the Playstation 4. Teaming up in the Genshin Impact Elemental Crucible event (Image credit: miHoYo) This event requires four-player teams. You can join a friend’s game, but beware that the rewards for all party members will be based on the World Level of the host, and the host might be a lower level than you. A player with a lower World Level can’t join a player with a higher World Level. You should also make sure that all party members have spoken with Timaeus, or the Elemental Crucible cannot be ignited and the rest of the party has to wait for that one player. Don’t know anyone to team up with? That’s not a problem; matchmaking will start automatically when you ignite the Elemental Crucible. If you’re playing with a friend, the other two slots will be automatically filled as well. How to feed the Elemental Crucible in the Genshin Impact Elemental co-op event (Image credit: miHoYo) If you haven’t completed ‘One Giant Step for Alchemy?’ yet, start by talking to the quest-giver, Timaeus, in the Alchemy Shop in Mondstadt. He will ask you to go to the Thousand Winds Temple, which is located east on the map. Once you’re there, you will find Timaeus next to the Elemental Crucible. Talk to him to complete ‘One Giant Step for Alchemy?’ and the event will start. You will then find yourself on the battlefield together with the three other players. Enemies will pop up everywhere around you. Defeat them to collect the Elemental Clots they drop. You need to feed the Elemental Clots to the Elemental Crucible in order to trigger an alchemic transmutation. Remember that you only have 15 minutes to fill up the Crucible. The bar in the middle of the screen will tell you how much Elemental Energy is still needed. Be careful while picking up and transporting Elemental Clots; they will react with other elements. Elemental reactions may shrink your Elemental Clots, so try to avoid this. Always carry the same type of elements at a given time. Furthermore, the more Elemental Clots of the same type you carry (up to three at the same time), the easier it will become. The Crucible can enhance your character to help you to fill the bar faster. How to claim Genshin Impact Elemental Crucible co-op event rewards (Image credit: miHoYo) Of course, players will get some nice rewards in return for all this effort. Scaled according to your World Level, you will get an amount of Character Experience and Adventure Rank Experience. However, you will need to spend 40 Original Resin in order to claim these rewards. If you’re low on Resin, and you don’t want to wait, you can always use Primogems for a refill. Otherwise, Original Resin fills up at a rate of 1 per 8 minutes and has a maximum of 120. So, unless you don’t mind missing out on Character and Adventure Rank experience, make sure to check your Original Resin before igniting the Elemental Crucible! Additionally, you should open your Alchemy Handbook to collect rewards from the event achievements. The achievements will range from completing transmutations to defeating a certain number of enemies and reaching higher levels of alchemical efficiency. The rewards consist of Ascension materials, Primogems, enhancement materials and more. Note that you don’t need to spend any Original Resin to collect achievements! Genshin Impact Elemental Crucible co-op tips (Image credit: miHoYo) While all that should help you find start and complete the Genshin Impact co-op eventm, here are a few general Elemental Crucible tips should also help you out.
- The Elemental Crucible event grants a lot of Experience. Running it several times is therefore a good idea if you want to level your Characters and Adventure Rank quickly.
- The best way to successfully charge the Elemental Crucible, is by great teamplay. It will help a lot if every player has a different elemental type. Teammates should also consider dividing the elemental types they’re going for, as well as covering a certain part of the temple grounds each, to avoid missing Elemental Clots.
- For this event, you will want to do high damage and be fast. Consider using some food for extra stamina. After all, the objective is to feed the Elemental Clots to the Crucible as fast as you can, so extra speed will come in handy.
- Elite enemies will drop bigger Elemental Clots! To fill the Crucible as quickly as possible, make sure to prioritize the important enemies.
- Make sure you have already selected the character you want to play with or be very quick and change it at the very beginning of the battle though your party selection screen.
- A final tip: if you’re playing with random teammates, don’t be afraid to use the chat in the lower left corner of your screen. If someone if running the event for the first time, they may focus too much on killing enemies instead of powering up the Elemental Crucible, for example. Best to help them out!
11 things you (probably) didn't know your Xbox Series X could do - GamesRadar
From automatic HDR to Halo Easter Eggs, these Xbox Series X tips uncovers the hidden secrets of your new console
When it comes to pitching the Xbox Series X, Microsoft's focus has been on the big, system-selling features that look good on the back of the box, but this next-gen console isn't just a machine of broad strokes. On the contrary, the Xbox Series X includes a number of smaller but no less impressive features that give it the edge over its predecessor, the Xbox One, many of which have been lost amidst the next-gen marketing frenzy. You might not have heard of these Xbox Series X features until now, then, but you'll be thankful that you did, as all of them are super handy for getting the most out of your new console. From enhancing your social experience to utilising the most customisable dashboard in Xbox history, here's 11 things you (probably) didn't know you can do with your Xbox Series X. Choose which parts of games you want to install (Image credit: Microsoft) Microsoft has confirmed that Xbox Series X users will be able to "selectively uninstall" parts of games they don't want, in order to save both their time and storage space. This was a feature on Xbox One for selected games, but Xbox's Jason Ronald has revealed that the feature will be more streamlined and accessible for this next generation. We'll send you pre-order details and the best Xbox Series X deals as soon as they're available. Send me details about other relevant products from Gamesradar and other Future brands. Send me details about other relevant products from third parties. No spam, we promise. You can unsubscribe at any time and we'll never share your details without your permission. So, let’s say you play a campaign as an example, and then you want to focus exclusively on multiplayer," explained Ronald on a recent episode of Major Nelson's podcast . "If the developers choose to support it you can actually uninstall the campaign itself so that you can be more in control of how you’re actually using your storage." It's unclear how many games will support this feature, of course, but here's hoping the majority of big budget titles (where storage demands are highest) make use of it, for the sake of our hard drives. Stream and record 4K gameplay at 60fps (Image credit: CD Projekt) Sharing and streaming footage has become a core part of the user experience on Xbox, and Microsoft has confirmed its continued support for this emerging culture for the Xbox Series X, which is capable of capturing gameplay at a steady 60 frames-per-second in 4K resolution. The Xbox One, in comparison, recorded footage in 1280X720p. The Xbox One X could record in 4K, but even then the capture was locked at 30fps, even when the game itself was running at double that framerate, so this marks a significant upgrade for those who like their game capture to look as silky smooth as possible, all made super easy with the new Xbox controller's Share button. Enjoy remastered Xbox One and Xbox 360 games with auto-HDR (Image credit: Microsoft Xbox) Thanks to a clever form of machine learning, the Xbox Series X can, in essence, automatically remaster Xbox One and Xbox 360 titles supported by backwards compatibility, upgrading their resolutions with High Dynamic Range without any extra work needed from the developers. HDR diversifies the range of contrast and color on display in a video game, creating a richer, visual picture which often breathes new life into old titles. So long as your TV supports HDR, and you have the option enabled in the console's systems settings, the Series X will implement the tech into the backwards compatible games, perfect for enjoying your favourite titles in quite literally an all new light. Pre-load games before you've even paid for them (Image credit: Microsoft) Microsoft will now let you download any game from its digital storefront onto your Xbox Series X, even if you don't own it. You won't be able to access it until you pay for it, of course, but it's technically there, sitting in your library, ready to be unlocked as soon as you've hurdled the paywall for entry. Why is this a thing? So that Xbox Series X users can pre-install games onto their hard drive ahead of launch, even if they've pre-ordered a physical copy that can then be booted up as soon as the disc is inserted into the drive. It's a pretty nifty workaround for all those frustrating download times that get between you and your next big game on launch day. Send capture straight to your phone (Image credit: Microsoft) Want to share your latest feat of wonder onto Whatsapp? No problem. The new Xbox smartphone app is seamlessly integrated with the Xbox Series X, meaning that any gameplay capture you record on the console can be instantly accessed from your phone as soon as it's saved onto the hard drive. No more faffing about with OneDrive or social media just to get your captures onto your computer. Simply hit the capture button on the Xbox Series X controller, whip out your phone, and you can access your entire library of footage from the comfort of your thumb and forefinger. Enjoy dynamic dashboard backgrounds (Image credit: Microsoft) Profile Themes are a new addition to the next-generation of Xbox's user interface, allowing players to express their identity more easily via a number of dynamic dashboard options that'll bring more personality to your menu navigation. Several of these themes are even inspired by titles from Xbox Game Studios, including Sea of Thieves and Gears 5, allowing you to show support for your favourite Xbox exclusives in a whole new way. Change the volume of individual party members (Image credit: Microsoft) We all have that one friend in our Call of Duty: Warzone squad who just speaks a little louder than is necessary, but with no way to turn them down without reducing your ability to hear the rest of the team, we simply had to grin and bear it. With Xbox Series X, that niggling frustration is a thing of the past, as the console now lets you adjust the volume of individual party members, rather than the party as a whole. Finally, our eardrums can rest. Lord over your children with Xbox Family app (Image credit: Microsoft) Proud parent of a new Xbox Series X owner, but a little nervous about what they might get up to in the big, scary world of online gaming? Check out the Xbox Family app, which gives you easily accessed control over what your children can play on the console, and who they play with. The new application performs a number of functions, such as giving users permission to grant friend and party invitations, set time limits for how much time the Xbox Series X can be played for, and much more. If you're one of those kids, then sorry, but your parents are about to have a much healthier degree of oversight on your gaming time. It's for the best, really. Customise the Guide Tab (Image credit: Microsoft) In an effort to streamline its user interface, Microsoft now lets you customise your Xbox's Guide bar; a.k.a. the selection of tiles at the top of your Tab. This means you can prioritise your most important and frequently used tiles in the order of your choice, ensuring you have better access to them at all times. That includes tabs for Parties, Achievements, and more, so be sure to check out the Customise Guide option in your Profile Settings to see which ones are most relevant to the way you use your Xbox. Use Happening Now to instantly get to the life of the party (Image credit: Microsoft) A new option within the Friends tab of the Xbox Guide is called "Happening Now", and is designed to present users with a quick and clear overview of who's playing what within your Xbox community. This removes the frustration of finding the right party to join, or figuring out where everyone is (both game-wise and party-wise), and simply jumps you right into action where it's joinable, focusing on the main hubs of activity at that moment. This is also where you'll be able to use Xbox's Looking for Group function, which matchmakers with other players enlisting for the same multiplayer activity. Find the hidden Master Chief Easter egg (Image credit: Austin Evans) As with the Xbox One, a secret engraving of Halo's Master Chief can be found on the side of the Xbox Series X's internal fan system. Now, granted, in order to find this for yourself, you'll need to disassemble the console, or at least remove its outer casing, which we wouldn't recommend unless you know what you're doing, and need to do so anyway, such as to replace the system's hard drive. Either way, it's a cool little nod to Xbox's poster boy, and a nice continuation of a tradition for Microsoft's gaming hardware. For more, be sure to check out all the biggest upcoming games of 2020 on the way, or watch the latest episode of Dialogue Options below.
PS5 commands more than 80% of next-gen pre-orders according to survey - GamesRadar+ AU
The Xbox Series X is lagging way behind
The PS5 is looking a lot more popular when it comes to pre-orders than the Xbox Series X, according to a new survey. Data collected from US-based respondents by market-research company VGM (via Gamesindustry.biz) says that more than 80% of those who had managed to pre-order the new console had opted for Sony's hardware. Of those surveyed, only 15% had locked in a successful pre-order, an indication of the difficulty many faced when early purchases became available last month. Of those, 72% chose a disk version of the PS5, with another 10% opting for the all-digital version. Some people bought hardware from both console families, but the next generation of Xbox has proved far less popular, with 30% buying a Series X, and only 8% getting a Series S. Among those who had tried to pre-order a console but hadn't managed to bag one yet, the Xbox was slightly more popular - 51% of those surveyed had tried to buy either a Series X or Series S - but the PlayStation still won out, with 79% saying they'd tried to buy a PS5. The PS5's roster of games seems to be driving that increased interest. 52% of respondents said their purchasing decision had been driven by Spider-Man: Miles Morales, while 42% said they would be buying God of War: Ragnarok and 32% were looking ahead to Final Fantasy 16. Over on Xbox, Halo Infinite was a major attraction for 45% of those surveyed, with Fable and Forza Motorsport 8 also getting fans excited. If you still haven't made up your mind about your next-gen purchase, here's what we think about the PS5 vs the Xbox Series X. We'll send you pre-order details and the best PS5 deals as soon as they're available. Send me details about other relevant products from Gamesradar and other Future brands. Send me details about other relevant products from third parties. No spam, we promise. You can unsubscribe at any time and we'll never share your details without your permission.
PS5 will outsell the PS4 launch with over 7 million sales by April, Jim Ryan says - GamesRadar
Sony is betting big on PS5's early sales
Sony expects PS5 to outsell PS4 in its first four months, which will be no small feat given the previous console moved 7 million units in that time. Sony Interactive Entertainment head Jim Ryan shared the expectation in an interview with Korean news site Naver , as translated by Eurogamer : "We think the PS5 will sell more in its first fiscal year than [we] sold in the first fiscal year at the time of PS4 launch," Ryan said. For reference, Sony's fiscal year ends on March 31. Since PS5 is launching first on November 12, 2020, it will have about the same total length of time to make those sales as PS4, which first launched on November 15, 2013. PS5 will have a slight advantage in terms of market availability: while PS4 took several months to roll out internationally, the PS5 launch is planned for major regions across just two weeks. Granted, PS4 didn't launch in the middle of a historical pandemic that's depressing economies and probably making people reconsider lining up overnight for a new game console. But Ryan was still confident about how the console will do in its early months. He also discussed why Sony has bumped up the price range for how much PS5 games cost . "It is difficult to talk about the overall game market or other game consoles, but I think the value is obvious in the case of the PS5," Ryan said. "We'll excite fans around the world with the best exclusive games on the market today and deliver a truly next-generation device experience that will captivate them." If you want to own one of those millions, keep an eye on our PS5 pre-order guide. We'll send you pre-order details and the best PS5 deals as soon as they're available. Send me details about other relevant products from Gamesradar and other Future brands. Send me details about other relevant products from third parties. No spam, we promise. You can unsubscribe at any time and we'll never share your details without your permission.
PS5's X and Circle buttons are switching uses in Japan, but only for the hardware - GamesRadar+ AU
Yes, this is a confusing deal
In what can only be described as a historic change, Sony is switching around the X and Circle buttons on the PS5's DualSense controller in Japan, meaning X is now used to confirm, whereas Circle is used to decline. If you weren't aware, in Japan PlayStation uses the X and Circle buttons to mean the opposite of what they mean in the west. So Japanese PlayStation players would traditionally use Circle to confirm something and X to cancel something, a direct opposite of what we're used to in the west. That's all changing with the PS5 controller, according to Famitsu. In terms of hardware, PS5 users in Japan will now use the X button to confirm an action, and the Circle button to cancel something. But, even more confusingly, the buttons will retain their traditional corresponding actions in PS5 games. So, for example, if a Japanese PS5 user was playing Demon's Souls, they'd use X to boot up the game just like we would. But in Demon's Souls itself, they'd use Circle to confirm things, and X to cancel an action. That's pretty confusing, without factoring in over two decades of muscle memory for the most seasoned PlayStation customers in Japan. Understandably, this change has caused discomfort among Japan's PlayStation audience. Below, you can see Famitsu editor Kenji Iguchi remarking on the change from Sony, who cites the "O = Good, OK, Correct" symbolism in Japan as having been common knowledge for decades. It's easy to see why many Japanese players would be confused by the sudden departure. Wow, this is big news for UI/UX. PlayStation 5 will use the X button to confirm by default for ALL REGIONS including Japan, who previously used O to confirm for the past 26 years. Muscle memory frustration for the nearly 10M PS users in Japan coming up.https://t.co/Heo7XaWjskOctober 4, 2020 These new details about the PS5 surface after members of the Japanese press and YouTube content creators got their hands on the console itself for the first time over the last few days. Additionally, it's emerged that the PS5's cooling fans remain pretty much silent even while playing games, and the DualSense controller has four LED lights in the front, that indicate which player you are. If you're still looking to reserve your own PS5 for later on this year at launch, head over to our complete PS5 pre-orders guide for more.
Retailers are emailing customers to advise them that not all Xbox Series X pre-orders can be honoured - GamesRadar+ AU
"We regret to inform you that we will not be able to fulfil your pre-order on day one/release date"
Just days after retailers were forced to write out to customers who'd thought they'd successfully secured a PS5 pre-order, retailers are similarly having to email people the bad news that not all Xbox Series X pre-orders can be honoured. According to UK retailer ShopTo, the retailer's allocation of the next-gen console system was not enough to fulfil the number of pre-orders it had taken when early orders for the Xbox Series X went on sale. We have received the allocation details from Microsoft and, unfortunately, we regret to inform you that we will not be able to fulfil your pre-order on day one/release date,” ShopTo said in an email sent to customers on Friday (thanks, VGC ). It then advised customers they could keep their pre-orders for when further stock came in or, alternatively, cancel their orders entirely. This follows news that Sony has started to let retailers know how much stock they will get come launch day, too, with both Gamestop and ShopTo reportedly contacting customers to let them know if they'll be able to receive a pre-ordered console on November 19, with some unfortunate customers being told they won't get their machine on day one. Amazon also recently emailed customers to let them know that some consoles may not arrive on release day. If you haven't managed to pre-order a PS5 or Xbox Series X , don't lose hope yet. Certain retailers have been able to secure more stock since pre-orders went live and as our features editor Josh West argues, 2021 is when next-gen will really start to deliver . Here are all the upcoming Xbox Series X games that we know about so far. We'll send you pre-order details and the best Xbox Series X deals as soon as they're available. Send me details about other relevant products from Gamesradar and other Future brands. Send me details about other relevant products from third parties. No spam, we promise. You can unsubscribe at any time and we'll never share your details without your permission.
Starbreeze wants to remind you that yes, Payday 3 is still on the way - GamesRadar+ AU
There's no release window as yet, though
Starbreeze has dropped a timely tweet to remind us that yes, Payday 3 is still in development. While the tweet from the official Payday 2 account didn't go into specifics sadly, the release date is still listed as "TBA" it reported that the status of Payday 3 was "confirmed", albeit still in the "design phase". It also revealed that the team has moved from developing the co-operative shooter in the engine Diesel 2.0 and instead, confirmed it is being developed in Unreal Engine. Here's the tweet and accompanying image (thanks, wccftech): ACCESS: PAYDAY TWITTER MANMEMBER COUNT: 100,000REQUEST RECEIVED, ACCESSING CRIMENET...CONNECTING...ONLINE. TIME: 13:37STATUS PAYDAY 3☑️CONFIRMED ☑️DESIGN PHASE☑️RELEASE DATE TBA☑️UNREAL ENGINE pic.twitter.com/fqnWYEaCSgOctober 3, 2020 Starbreeze has been having difficulties for quite some time, with 2018 seeing its project Overkill’s The Walking Dead get cancelled and withdrawn from Steam following disappointing sales and the loss of backing from Skybound Entertainment. The studio then went under reconstruction in December 2018 in a bid to recover but continued to struggle. “The company currently lacks sufficient secured funds to continue operating for the coming 12 months,” Starbreeze stated in a financial report at the time, “and a liquidity shortfall is expected before mid-year 2019 if no additional funds are provided.” "Payday 2 offers a lot of bang for a below-average asking price," we said in the GamesRadar+ Payday 2 review . "Its co-op action is gangbusters with the right crew of like-minded individuals. Better AI and a few more clever gameplay flourishes could have pushed it into must-play territory, but as it stands it’s still worth putting a team together and hopping in. Just make sure to say, 'please crack the safe', and 'would you kindly hand me that loot'. You’re gonna need your buddies around when the heat comes looking for you." Looking for something new to get stuck into? Here are the best PC games right now.