Big day for releases, Ashen, Kingdom Come Deliverance, more

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How’s it going everybody, Adrian Simple here from The Gaming Observer, for Tuesday August 27 th, 2019. thegamingobserver.com for links and a transcript. We’ve got lots to get into today so let’s jump right into it.

Tons of game releases today

So today is actually an insane day for new video game releases. I’ll go in depth on all of them on Sunday, but here’s a taste of what you can get your hands on today. Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey from the creator of Assassin’s Creed. Control from Remedy, their first game since Quantum Break. World of Warcraft Classic, of course an insanely popular game. And if you’re on consoles, there are two PC ports here, one is Wreckfest and the other is The Bard’s Tale 4: Director’s Cut. If you are playing any of these, let me know and tell mewhat you think of it.

More details on dedicated Age of Empires studio

So a while back, Microsoft had announced that they created a new studio that was focused entirely on the Age of Empires franchise. People had at first thought they’d be making the games, but it turns out that instead they are overseeing all the other studios that are making them. This includes Forgotten Empires, Relic Games, and Tantalus Media, all of which are working on some type of Empires game. So really this new studio is there to make sure everything is on-brand and suited for the franchises’ audience. It’s an interesting approach, and it definitely tells you how much they value the IP.

Ashen leaves EGS exclusivity in December. Bandai Namco comments on EGS

Ok here are two notes about the Epic Games Store. First of all, the exclusive game Ashen is also going to be heading to Steam and GOG, alongside Hades in December. I’ll be keeping my eye on them when the time rolls around to see what kind of a splash they make on new platforms. Also, Bandai Namco have commented on their views of the storefront. Their senior VP of marketing has said that htey’re really excited about it and what it will do for the industry. On the flip side, they’re not interested in joining them on exclusives, even if its more profitable, because they are wanting to engage the widest possible audience. So you won’t be seeing Tekken or Dark Souls on there any time soon.

Kingdom Come: Deliverance‘s last hurrah is official mod support

The end has come for Kingdom Come: Deliverance. The last thing that developers Warhose Studios will be implementing for the game is official mod support. Essentially now that all of the DLC is completed, the last of which came out in May, they’re putting the game in the community’s hands. There are already lots of mods out there for the game, but this should make it easier and more robust for the creators.

Ok that’s all for today. I would like to thank you very much for tuning in. If you haven’t already it would really mean a lot to me if you could tell a friend or online communites about my show, it really helps out a ton. I’ll be back tomorrow with the news, and until then, Happy Gaming everyone!