Xbox One VS PlayStation 4: at the dawn of exclusivity
In 2016, a real fight is going to take place between Sony and Microsoft. Recently, the two companies almost simultaneously revealed their upcoming line of world exclusives for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Windows 10. The owners of PS4 this year will be able to play Uncharted 4, Horizon: Zero Dawn, The Last Guardian, Gran Turismo Sport, Gravity Rush 2, Ratchet and Clank, The Tomorrow Children, Drawn to Death and the beta version of Dreams. Whereas the list of Xbox One exclusives is much smaller. It consists of three games only: Gears of War 4, Quantum Break and Crackdown 3. However, neither Sony nor Microsoft did not feel like putting all their cards on the table, therefore both of the lists could easily alter in the future. If you want to learn more about the consoles and games, we also suggest you read this great article on video console industry.
Leaked Mafia and Doom
This week, two of the most anticipated games of 2016 – Mafia III and the new Doom seeped through the net. According to some large stores, Mafia 3 will appear on their shelves on April 26. And that week, in this case, is going to be really hot, because on April 27 comes out an Uncharted 4 exclusive for PlayStation 4. As for Doom, this hellish shooter from id Software and Bethesda, according to some info, will be out on 30 June. However, we should point out the fact that these are just rumors, because the developers have not announced any official dates yet.
In the game world there are two things that never change:the release date of Half-Life 3, and the production of Assassin’s Creed. However, this year, Ubisoft, may change one of their old traditions. The main rumor this week is that the next part of Assassin’s Creed will only come out in 2017, and its action will take place in ancient Egypt.
However, tradition is tradition, and of course, gamers will get a new game in the Assassin’s Creed series this year. However, we are not talking about the main series, but we are talking about the 2.5D-trilogy of Assassin’s Creed Chronicles. The first “Chinese” game already came out last year, “Indian” Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: India will appear on PC and consoles on January 12, and the “Russian” Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: Russia will delight us in February 2016.
Far Cry Primal
As for Far Cry Primal, this game is accumulating more and more rumors. First, we found out that the bloody prehistoric Far Cry Primal was deprived of a cooperative mode. According to its developers, the game was originally tuned for a single-player mode and a co-op element was superfluous. Well then, the developers finally revealed the system requirements of their future hit. And it must be said, they are surprisingly low in comparison to the latest PC games. To run Far Cry Primal on a PC, you will need to have at least 4GB of RAM and a processor similar to Intel Core i3-550 or AMD Phenom II X4 955. In addition, we would like to remind you that the game will be out on February 23 for consoles and on March 1 on PC.