Not sure if many of you are still following Gamescom or not, but today brought some interesting news to many gamers.
One huge news tidbit came out of the Konami camp for Metal Gear fans. Metal Gear: Phantom Pain is of course not exclusive to the PS4 and was earlier announced for the Xbox One as well…But today Hideo stunned the people and made alot more very happy. In their media showcase, Konima revealed that Metal Gear will also be coming to PC via Steam as well which is huge to lovers of the franchise who no longer play on Sony consoles or console in general.
The other bit of news came out of EA’s corner. Earlier in the week a teaser trailer for EA and Bioware’s new game came out but it didn’t reveal much as it was rather a short tease. Today they released a longer trailer/gameplay footage and more details.
Shadow Realm, created by Bioware and published by EA is a 4 versus 1 online co-op RPG where 4 players will pit themselves against 1 human player as the “Shadowlord”, which is supposed to be controlling “every aspect of the game”. While it isn’t quite RPG-esque looking in the gameplay and trailer (It more resembles a RPG Dungeon Crawler style), it still holds true to some RPG aspects.
We all know and love Bioware for their story telling, and EA assures us that will be nothing short in Shadow Realm with their “Episodic” story content. EA Promises that the larger story will play out across episodes of Shadow Realm. Does this mean something similar to A wolf among us? Or just similar to the story telling of other Bioware games like The Old Republic?
There is no release date for this game, but some news articles are mentioning sometime later next year. What do you think about this news? Do you think this is EA’s way of combating against the Evolve train?