Dead Space spiritual successor The Callisto Protocol severs its connection to PUBG

The creators of Dead Space have a new sci-fi horror game coming later this year, The Callisto Protocol, that was at one point connected to the fiction of PUBG (née PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds). But that’s no longer the case, says Glen Schofield, founder and CEO of developer Striking Distance Studios. According...

The Quarry creates a cast of compelling campers to torment

The protagonists of The Quarry are a delightful set of dipshits. They straddle the line between being fun and obnoxious, running the teen-archetype gamut from shy bookworms to Riverdale-esque drama queens. Some of these kids are a little more realistic, while others aren’t here to make friends — they’re here...

Replaced delayed to 2023, Belarus-based dev cites war in Ukraine

Developer Sad Cat Studios and publisher Coatsink announced today that the release of Replaced, the upcoming sci-fi, retro-futuristic action platformer, has been delayed to 2023. Replaced was revealed for Windows PC, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X during Xbox’s E3 2021 showcase. It’s scheduled to launch on Game Pass. In...

Gloomhaven is coming to consoles

Over the last couple of years, Gloomhaven has become the gold standard for tabletop gamers looking to have a Dungeons & Dragons-esque experience without a Dungeon Master. Then, the game’s PC version made it among the best ways to have a dungeon-delving experience without a table, cardboard, or even friends...

Battlefield 2042 patch gets rid of ‘chaotic’ 128-player Breakthrough

Battlefield 2042’s latest update, available Thursday, removes the 128-player version of Breakthrough, leaving the large-scale multiplayer battles for which the series is known to Conquest, a mode played on larger map layouts. In a blog post describing update 4.1, EA DICE acknowledged “the increased intensity and chaos of the combat”...

Go ‘glamping’ with the coziest kit to hit The Sims

Have you ever been worried that you aren’t quite spoiling your Sims kids enough? Well, you’re in luck. On Thursday, the developers announced a set of two new expansion packs for The Sims 4. The first expansion, “Little Campers Kit” will allow you to go glamping in your own backyard...

Cult classic RPG GreedFall gets a sequel to be released in 2024

GreedFall was a 2019 RPG release that flew under the radar for many people, but became enough of a cult classic to sell two million copies. The game found success due to its classic western RPG staples like dialogue trees, romanceable companions, and a complex, long-running narrative. GreedFall put the...

Arma 4 announced, but its ‘preview’ game Arma Reforger is out now

Bohemia Interactive announced two games on Tuesday: Arma 4, the follow-up to its military franchise, and Arma Reforger, a standalone “preview” game using Bohemia’s new Enfusion tech engine. Arma Reforger is out Tuesday in early access, Bohemia said in a news release. It’s the first time an Arma game will...

Jurassic World Evolution 2, Vampire Survivors lead Xbox Game Pass in May

Twelve more games will be added to the Xbox Game Pass subscription service for the back half of May, Microsoft announced Tuesday on the Xbox Wire, Five of those games are available starting Tuesday: Sam Barlow’s Her Story, Frontier’s Jurassic World Evolution 2, EA’s Skate, Origame Digital’s Umurangi Generation, and...