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Elder Scrolls II remake Daggerfall Unity is now playable

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The Elder Scrolls II: Daggerfall first released in 1996. It’s a classic but as you’d expect, it aged badly.

Now, thanks to the power of Unity and some dedicated modders, you can play through the whole main quest.

Daggerfall Unity is a community project that’s aiming to make Daggerfall much more accessible. The project began in August 2014 and is now finally playable, with the main quest available from start to finish.

This is a huge milestone in the project’s lifecycle. With the quest system complete, the team is confident the rest will be less of a challenge.

Next on the list is adding the magic system and water. At that point, development will officially hit the halfway mark and the devs reckon the game will be roughly 75% complete. After that, it’s mainly bugfixes and UI changes.

The Daggerfall Unity community is also rallying around a renewed modding scene, with refreshed textures and meshes appearing.

All of this is combining to bring Daggerfall back from the dead. With recent Elder Scrolls titles having a renowned modding scene, it’s not a shock to see a 20 year old game getting this much love. It just need dragging into modern gaming.

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Daggerfall released to critical acclaim. Widely viewed as a ‘flawed masterpiece’, it won plenty of awards but suffered from bugs.

With 15,000 settlements and 750,000 NPCs, it’s massive. Although most of this is procedurally generated, there’s plenty to see and do.

As a predecessor to Morrowind, it has the same hardcore DNA. You’ll find no quest markers or fast travel here. It also brings back the popular spell-creation and enchantment system, which can allow for some truly overpowered moments.

It also has many more sandbox elements. While you can do the usual exploring, killing and stealing, there’s much more. Take out a loan. Buy a house. Default on the loan and run from the debt collectors. You can even buy a boat.

What’s even more exciting is the potential for modding. By using the Unity engine, Daggerfall Unity will act as an excellent foundation to build on. Daggerfall had a decent mod scene that will surely expand as this launches.

If you want to get involved or see the Daggerfall Unity roadmap, check here. You’ll find links for downloads and testing applications there as well.

 

UK based gaming writer, raised on a diet of Street Fighter and Isometric RPG's. I enjoy playing every game I can get my grubby little hands on.

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“Really pleased” with Sea of Thieves PS5 sales, Microsoft

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After the recent port to PS5, Microsoft is “really pleased” with the overall sales and performance of Sea of Thieves. As a result, more people are playing the Xbox and PC versions as well. Matt Booty, president of game content and studios at Microsoft Gaming, said this:. He also said that the success of the series means it can grow and that more money should be spent on a Variety podcast interview.

Microsoft is bringing four games that used to only be available on Xbox to other systems. Sea of Thieves was the last of these games to come out. The others are Pentiment, Grounded, and Hi-Fi Rush. Even though things have been going well lately, Booty says that more ports will be dealt with “case-by-case.”

News spread before the port came out that Sea of Thieves was being used as a “key test” to see if more Xbox-only games would be ported to PS5, PS4, and Xbox One. In May 2024, the game was the best-selling PS Store game in both Europe and the US. It also did well in the weekly sales charts.

Aside from the four games that have already been ported to Xbox, nothing else has been officially confirmed. However, news reports say that a lot of exclusive games may be about to come to other platforms. Some say that PS5 games like Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II, Starfield, and a rumored remaster of Halo: Combat Evolved are all being thought about.

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The new game from Danganronpa’s developers is being published by Aniplex, a Sony company, but it won’t be coming out on PS5

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The upcoming game from the creators of the Danganronpa series has found a publisher in Sony subsidiary Aniplex. However, it’s worth noting that it won’t be initially released on the PS5. It is highly likely that The Hundred Line: Last Defense Academy will be released on Sony’s system at a later date, just like Master Detective Archives: Rain Code in October. However, the development team is currently focusing on prioritizing the release of their latest title on the Nintendo Switch and PC.

Described as a strategy game, the title allows players to step into the shoes of teenager Takumi Sumino, who resides in the perpetually secure Tokyo Residential Complex. When monsters suddenly unleash chaos upon the town, Takumi finds himself thrust into the Last Defense Academy. His mission? To protect the school alongside 14 other students for a grueling 100 days.

As one would anticipate, alongside the strategic gameplay, it is crucial to foster strong relationships with your comrades. Moreover, the outcome of the game can vary greatly, with a staggering 100 possible endings contingent upon the choices you make. We will reach out to Aniplex to inquire about the possibility of a PS5 port. However, it is important to note that Aniplex operates independently from PlayStation, as it falls under the Sony Music umbrella.

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The photo mode in Alan Wake 2 on PS5 doesn’t hold many surprises

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Most new games these days have some kind of photography feature, so it’s hard to remember a time before Photo Modes. Some developers don’t think it’s important for players to be able to take pictures right away, so the feature is added later. One great example of this is Alan Wake 2, which now has Photo Mode thanks to a new update that is now available.

If you look at the trailer above, you can see that you can really get creative with your photos by adding cool borders, overlays, and filters. We always like photo modes, where you can move different lights around in the scene. As the video shows, Remedy really lets you use your imagination with the different colors and lighting props.

 

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