Top RPG News Of The Week: April 7th (Borderlands, Fallout 76, Paranoia and More!)

Happy weekend from Fextralife! If you’ve been too busy to keep up on the latest in the games we cover or are looking for a refresher we’ve got you covered! Here’s a bite-sized version of the Top RPG news of the week. Taste all the latest news across the Fextralife Wiki Network.

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Bethesda

  • While we’ve been speculating what Bethesda will be showing at their E3 2019 show since they have confirmed they would be attending, Bethesda Todd Howard puts a damper on more The Elder Scrolls VI or Starfield details.
  • During The Elder Scrolls’s 25th anniversary stream, the director of Bethesda Todd Howard shared that The Elder Scrolls VI and Starfield will not be a part of their E3 2019 lineup.
  • During the event Howard said: “Before everyone asks, please be patient. It’s going to be a long time. It’s not something we’re going to be talking about at E3, either of those games, this year…”
  • It was at last year’s E3 when both games were confirmed to be in development. While their “save the date” tweet image includes a star studded #BE3 and a dragon flying in the background, looks like they were not teasing more ES6 or Starfield.

For more about this news find it here in Bethesda Confirms The Elder Scrolls VI And Starfield Will Not Be At Their E3 Show.

Dead Cells

  • Only releasing last year, Dead Cells fast gained its own community of players who enjoyed its roguelike features and gameplay. Motion Twin are continuing to develop content for Dead Cells.
  • In an interview with DualShockers and Motion Twin at PAX East 2019, the producer and studio head, Steve Filby discussed its overall success and what their plan is with the title.
  • With their recent release of the free DLC update “Rise of the Giant” which launched on PC and Switch, Filby expressed that they are “not planning on stopping anytime soon” when it comes to new content. Also sharing that a new update is in progress  with an estimated release time of this summer, as well as new levels that will release sometime this year.
  • As well as sharing new details about upcoming content, Filby also talked about the new platform debuted by Google called Stadia. It looks like the developer is all on board for this new technology when it comes to gaming, stating is was “definitely something we’re looking into”, and that they were “excited” by the prospects of what Google Stadia could bring.

For more about this news find it here in Dead Cells Developer “Not Stopping Anytime Soon” For New DLC And Open To Google Stadia.

Netflix’s The Witcher

  • With filming underway for Netflix’s The Witcher series, so far we have had a peek into the cast for the series including Henry Cavill in Geralt garb and the announcement of Anya Chalotra as Yennefer and Freya Allan taking up the role of Ciri.
  • In a post on Twitter, we also get to see some of the breathtaking location for the series including a spot in Hungary. One particular amazing location includes Vajdahunyad Castle, in Budapest which is where a lot of production is taking place along with Poland.
  • A short clip was released on Reddit via the r/neflixwitcher subreddit which included a short clip on set, but it didn’t reveal much. However, a Twitter account for r/netflixwitcher scoured the footage for spots shown in the short video which shared this castle was in fact the place.

For more on this news find it here in Netflix’s The Witcher Series Filming Locations Include Stunning Views In Hungary.

Kingdom Come Deliverance

  • Developers of the medieval action-RPG Kingdom Come Deliverance have shared some new details for upcoming DLC A Woman’s Lot that focuses on the adventure of the character Theresa and is the largest chapter yet.
  • The upcoming premium DLC A Woman’s Lot for Kingdom Come Deliverance will allow players to take on the role of Theresa, who not only gains her own story that takes place before the attack, but gains access to weapons and even her own part of the map. Theresa‘s story although continues throughout the ambush of Skalitz, her priority in the aftermath is to take care of the wounded that have managed to flee from the event.
  • According to a recent interview with Iron Lords Podcast, Warhorse PR Manager Tobias Stolz-Zwilling outlines some of the features players will expect to experience in the new chapter which includes a new dog companion named Tinker. The dog has its own set of abilities which you can level up, including “sense of smell” this will help in sniffing out the enemies that cross your path. But don’t expect the dog to stay loyal if he isn’t treated well, the ability “obedience” will determine if your sidekick will continue to follow you. Praising, feeding and keeping the dog from getting continually attacked by those who pose a threat, will also play a part in your budding canine friendship.
  • Kingdom Come Deliverance recently announced their Royal Edition which will release on May 28th for PS4, Xbox One and PC. This will include the base game plus all previously released content and the upcoming A Woman’s Lot. The DLC will also release on May 28th.

For more on this news find it here in Kingdom Come Deliverance Developer Warhorse Studios Outlines Details For A Woman’s Lot DLC.

The Outer Worlds

  • Its not been long since Stadia was announced by Google at GDC 2019, sharing a new gaming streaming platform set to allow players to play on a variety of devices. However, according to developer directors of Obsidian, Tim Cain and Leonard Boyarsky Stadia may not be the ones to set this type of platform in motion.
  • In an article by Dualshockers, directors of the sci-fi RPG The Outer Worlds talked about the future of gaming. When asked at PAX East about the new Stadia platform, Tim Cain explained this is the direction that gaming was headed: “I think something like that is inevitable [but] I’m curious if we’re there yet.”
  • While this in Cain’s opinion is where the industry is going, in terms of what technology can handle at this point, there might need to be a catch up. Leonard Boyarsky also had his own two cents on the matter, expressing: “I just remember people tried to do online gaming before it was time for it. People tried to do things on the Internet just in general and everything crashed and burned. Five years later, everyone is doing it…Like Tim said, [streaming] will happen it’s just who knows if it’s the right time yet.”
  • It definitely seems like Obsidian are open to streaming games, but which company will lead this change is still uncertain.

For more details about this news find it here in The Outer Worlds Directors Say Game Streaming Is The Future But Stadia May Not Take Off Yet.

Playstation Plus

  • If you’ve been wondering what free games are coming for Playstation Plus this April, well wonder no further as they reveal a couple of games that are free this month. These include Deck 13‘s action sci-fi RPG The Surge and adventure survival Conan Exiles.
  • The Surge takes on souls-like genre but revolves around using an exoskeleton to fight enemies, choose to upgrade your suit as you level giving an array of possibilities. Focusing on melee combat and weapons that can slice off limbs, dismember anyone that gets in your way.
  • Conan Exiles will send players on a brutal survival journey where you will need to do everything you can to endure hot deserts and the freezing north. Gather materials, build shelter, hunt for your food, defending yourself and live out your days in exile.
  • Both of these titles will be available from April 2nd to May 1st for Playstation Plus subscribers.

For more on this news find it here in Playstation Plus Line Up For April Includes The Surge And Conan Exiles Free.

Fallout 76

  • Celebrating the release of the Wild Appalachia and Survival Mode Beta, Bethesda are launching two double XP weekends for Fallout 76 this April 2019.
  • How will you spend your double XP weekends? There’s questingcrafting or even taking on the ferocious Scorchbeasts to earn double the usual experience points during your ventures out in the Appalachia. The first weekend has been announced by Bethesda which starts on April 4th for Survival Mode. The second weekend starts on April 25th for both Adventure and Survival mode.
  • The Wild Appalachia update which launched earlier last month adding the new boozy crafting system, where players can learn to brew a range of alcoholic beverages with some interesting effects.
  • The Survival Mode introduced new competitive PvP rules where all teammates or even groupmates are automatically are treated as hostile to each other by default.

For more details about this new find it here in Fallout 76 Double XP Weekends Starts April 4th.

Paranoia: Happiness is Mandatory

  • Publisher Bigben Interactive and developers Cynaide Studio have announced Paranoia: Happiness is Mandatory described a “darkly humorous CRPG”.
  • The newly announced game is based on the tabletop Paranoia originally released in 1984. The title follows a strange world where citizens of the Alpha Complex are under the rule of the Friend Computer that puts joy, cheerfulness and cleanliness above all else and have been cloning its residence. The title has been adapted into a CRPG where questioning the almighty is grounds for “termination”, doing anything including overstepping the red zone clearance level will end up with dire consequences.
  • In this game you will be responsible of leading a crack team of Troubleshooters, whose job is to track down “traitors” that are causing chaos, to stop them and ultimately shoot them. While the Friend Computer watches your every move, rewarding you for a swift solution or will punish you if anything you do is seen as treason.
  • Paranoia: Happiness is Mandatory will release on PS4, Xbox One and PC in 2019.

For more details about this new find it here in A Darkly Humorous CRPG Paranoia: Happiness Is Mandatory Announced For PS4, Xbox One And PC.

Borderlands 3

  • It was only last week that we got a reveal for Borderlands 3 at PAX East 2019, but now a launch date of September 13th on Playstation 4, Xbox One and it will be an exclusive to the Epic Games Store on PC.
  • It looks like the Epic Games Store has snapped up another exclusive on PC and this time it’s the newly announced action shooter Borderlands 3. Upon launch the title will be exclusive to the Epic Game Store for six months, meaning if you want to choose another platform, you will need to wait until April 2020.
  • But due to the announcement that its exclusivity at launch for PC, many have taken to the Steam platform to have their voices heard.
  • In an effort to draw attention to the fact many fans of the Borderland series are not quite thrilled that Borderlands 3 will be an exclusive at launch for the first 6 months, it has resulted in review bombing previous titles. Leaving masses of negative reviews to express their disappointment in not gaining the next instalment on Steam.
  • However, some are also leaving positive reviews to express their love of the game and not to be swayed by the reviews that are bombing the games based on the recent news. While this does bring attention to the consumer opinion, simply down voting a game that was well received may not be the way to go.
  • Review bombing is not something new to the Steam platform, just last month Valve introduced a way to deal with the problem with a system where a team of humans will diligently sift through reviews, that are picked up by an automated program that picks out suspicious entries.
  • What do you think of the response from Borderlands fans? What are your thoughts on the exclusivity to Epic? Let us know in the comments below.

If you want to read more about this news find it here in Borderlands 3 Release Date September 13th Launching Exclusively On The Epic Games Store; Pre-Order Editions and Borderlands Gets Review Bombed On Steam Due To Exclusivity News.

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