Also Read: Gamers Found Rare Sonic 3 Prototype, New List Of Games For Google Stadia, Uncharted Writer Opens Her Studio.
Valve announced Half Life: Alyx for VR
At the beginning of the week, it was rumored that Valve were going to announce Half Life: Alyx, their flagship VR project. Now that's not a rumor, the studio officially confirmed the development last night.
This was announced on the official Twitter of the developer, and soon there were several new rumors about the next game Vavle. The action will take place between the first and second part of the series, the gameplay is based on the fact that we will grab certain things, and the symbol of the series - the mount, will not be in the game ... What a grievance. We'll provide more details in the second weekly digest.
Sony patented Dualshock 5
It became known that Sony has patented a new controller, which is most likely intended for the Playstation 5. Its official photos have already appeared.
The Video Game Chronicle reporting the news mentions that the device description has a built-in microphone. Changes: enlarged triggers, reduced sticks, USB port, but the indicator light is gone. The name Dualshock 5 is a conditional, the gamepad has no official name yet.
Let's remind that earlier the Wierd site leaked information about the new gamepad. They said the controller would have better tactile feedback, as well as adaptive triggers that mimic resistance. The Internet has already compared the new model of the gamepad with the Dualshock 4.
Red Dead Redemption 2 launched on lowest settings
Rockstar ported their cowboy action game to PC with the hope that players will try to crank up the graphics to the maximum, but they did not even suspect that there would be those who, on the contrary, would try to launch their game not just at low settings, but turn the game to the lowest graphics quality.
The author of the LowSpecGamer channel explained in his new video how to lower the graphics settings in RDR 2 below the available threshold. No matter how difficult it is to guess, for this you need to go into the folder with the game and dig into the files there, namely in system.xml.
At the lowest quality of graphics, the game changes dramatically, turning into a stream of minimalistic bacchanalia: all textures disappear from horses, some objects and objects in the game disappear completely, and people become faceless. You will hardly be able to play this for a long time, but you must watch.
Gamers find rare Sonic 3 prototype for Sega Mega Drive
The gaming community has such a hobby - collecting prototypes of games for old consoles. Some prototypes are especially difficult to find, and when someone finds another rarity, they willingly share information with the community. So, the subject of discussion was Sonic The Hedgehog 3.
At one time, the game was developed in pauses, cut and divided into several parts. So she had many prototypes, which collectors have been hunting for a long time. The Hidden Palace and The Cutting Room Floor community managed to find the rarest pre-release version.
The game has been in production hell since 1993. Initially, it was supposed to be an isometric 3D platformer, which was released specifically for the release of the Virtua Racing chip on the SEGA Mega Drive. The chip never came out, and development had to be stalled. However, the company agreed with McDonald's for marketing support and the game was supposed to be released in 1994 by whatever happened.
The developers decided to take the gameplay of the second part as a basis and make a sequel. There was a lot of work, so Sony hired outsourcing, but this did not help the case. It became clear that by the fall of 1994 the game would not be in time.
It was decided to split it into two parts. So Sonic 3 Part 1 came out under the name Sonic The Hedgehog 3, at the end of 1993, and Sonic 3 Part 2, called Sonic & Knuckles, made its way to users in 1994. The developer gave gamers the ability to combine two cartridges together. Between the production of these two parts was our prototype, which even had its own storyline.
To hide the production hell, reporters were not sent the game in advance for reviews. Instead, they collected editions for an exclusive secret display. Due to the severity of the event, the previews were not published until the end of 1993. The exception was the British Sega Magazine, which just described the gameplay of the prototype, attaching the original screenshots obtained from the working version of the game. And it was her that the community members managed to find.
It has locations cut from the original game, pieces of text, bonus levels, and a location like Angel Island Zone looks different from the release game. You can download rum for the emulator of this version by this link.
Google Stadia adds 10 more games at launch
Google Stadia, the cloud gaming platform, launched this week. While a number of features are not available [they will be introduced later], and of the exclusives there is only one game. Now Google has added 10 more projects that will be launched: Attack on Titan: Final Battle 2, Farming Simulator 2019, Final Fantasy XV, Football Manager 2020, GRID, Metro: Exodus, NBA 2K20, RAGE 2, Trials Rising, Wolfenstein: Youngblood.
Watch Dogs: Legion, Cyberpunk 2077, DOOM Eternal will be added at the end of the year and early 2020.
The launch of the platform itself can be called a test one, because not only is it missing a part of the function, but only users who bought a subscription along with the controller and the Google Chromecast Ultra media player get access. We will not get the family library, Stream Connect [directing game flow from one user to another] State Share, [the ability to capture the state of the game and share it] Crowd Play [the ability to get into the streamer's game].
Also read our review on Google Stadia.
Amy Hennig opens her own studio
Amy Hennig is the writer of the Uncharted series, and Skydance Media has hired film company Skydance Media with former EA CEO Juliana Bica to open their own studio to produce side-by-side games.
In a press release, Hennig reveals that the gaming division will tackle experimental projects for traditional streaming platforms for both gamers and those who don't play often or at all. That was all news from the beginning of the week, stay tuned.
Skydance Media Studios are known to you for films such as Mission: Impossible and Star Trek. We wrote about Ani Hennig in detail in our article about the mothers of the gaming industry.
This was all news from the beginning of the week, stay tuned.
The Topic of Article: Announcing Half Life: Alyx, Dualshock 5, RDR 2 at the lowest settings - this week's game news digest from Cadelta. Part one.