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Star Citizen Producer Matthew Lightfoot has joined Playground Games for its upcoming RPG game. Rumored to be Fable  4,  for this new RPG game Playground Games has been on a hiring spree. Matthew Lightfoot joined the development team last month as a producer for the upcoming RPG game.  Matthew worked as an Associate Producer before being promoted to Producer role at Cloud Imperium. Lightfoot was at Cloud Imperium for 4-years to develop Star Citizen. Playground Games has been at the helm of this RPG ever since the cancellation of Fable Legends three years ago.   Many rumors and reports point to Fable 4 but this could very well be a brand new IP from the creators of Forza Horizon 5. Over the last two years, the studio has hired talent from BioWare, Motive Studios, Guerrilla Games, Ninja Theory, and Rocksteady Studios. Developers who worked on Horizon Zero Dawn, Grand Theft Auto…

The Last of Us 2 creator Naughty Dog announced the lack of multiplayer in the game. The revelation came as a shock to the fans looking forward to playing the Factions mode. The Faction mode proved to be a huge success for Naughty Dog in The Last of Us 1. According to the official announcement from Naughty Dog’s Neil Druckmann, due to the sheer size of the single-player story mode, multiplayer had to be sacrificed. However, it seems they are again working on the multiplayer mode for…. The Last of Us 2? The studio is looking for an “ONLINE SYSTEMS PROGRAMMER,” someone who is passionate about online video games. We want someone who is passionate about online games and is willing to jump into a variety of systems including server technologies, core game networking, matchmaking, player data storage, and virtual store transactions while maintaining a high standard for reliability and…

In preparation for the release of Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order, Controller Gear has announced a gorgeous Xbox One controller. The new Jedi Fallen Order Xbox Controller can be used with Xbox One as well as Windows 10 PC. They are calling it The Purge Trooper Limited Edition Xbox One controller. It is available to pre-order right now from various retailers. You can perform a quick Google search to find out where the controller is available near you. The new Jedi Fallen Order Xbox Controller features a black design with some red and white patterns, mimicking the armor of the Purge Trooper. In addition to the Star Wars controller, you can also pick up the Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order Xbox One X bundle. However, the Xbox One X Star Wars bundle doesn’t include The Purge Trooper Limited Edition Controller. The bundle is pretty standard as it doesn’t come with…

Destiny 2 creator Bungie is already hard at work on its next AAA title. The studio is looking for multiple developers to create a “visually-inspired AAA title.” The studio is looking for Senior Environment Artist, Environment Artist, 3D Generalist, and more to create whatever comes next. Bungie recently severed ties with Activision and is now a fully independent studio. While some assumed Bungie won’t have enough capital to create a AAA experience anymore, surely that isn’t the case. Environment Artist A game is nothing without awe-inspiring environments for the player to inhabit. These environments must be envisioned and made real by the artists that will create them. Bungie is looking for journeymen and fresh talent eager to join an incredible team of project artists responsible for adding an unprecedented level of style and scale to our next AAA title 3D Generalist Bungie is looking for skilled, talented individuals capable of…

Electronic Arts is working on a new anti-cheat system that’ll help deal with cheaters. The hope is to reduce the number of cheaters in games like Star Wars Battlefront, Apex Legends, and Battlefield. The anti-cheat system will access volatile memory to analyze if there is any malicious software running on your system. For the less tech-savvy, let us explain what a volatile memory is. It is basically your RAM EA is going to access to observe what’s running on your PC during gameplay. EA’s anti-cheat system was spotted by RespawnFirst in a patent filed on October 1st, 2019 at the United States Patent and Trademark Office. The patent describes the Electronic Arts’ anti-cheat system as follows: An anti-cheat system may be accessed over a network and stored directly into volatile memory of a user computing system. In some embodiments, this anti-cheat system may scan, or access portions of, the volatile…

It seems the failure of Generation Zero hasn’t stopped Avalanche Studios from exploring the multiplayer genre. The studio is working on another multiplayer game but this time things will be different, at least in terms of what they are trying to do. RespawnFirst analyzed multiple new job listings on LinkedIn and the studio’s official website to dig up pieces of information about the new game. Avalanche Studios  Stockholm is working on   “bringing strong single-player experience to life in  an open-world multiplayer environment.” The title is part of a  set of “unannounced titles” currently in development at the company. Avalanche Studios is using its proprietary  Apex Engine but the engine is being upgraded to handle more complex tasks. Just as I was writing this article, it came to my attention that the  job listings page has been updated and it turns out, Avalanche Malmo is also deeply involved in the development…

When is Forza Horizon 5 coming out? Well, at this point it is safe to say that it is a holiday 2020 launch alongside Xbox Scarlett. We say this because the unannounced title is in development as we speak and Playground Games are on a hiring spree for its  “Forza Horizon Team.” In fact, the studio just brought in former Rockstar Games  Lead Tester  Nathan Buchanan as  Associate Producer on Forza Horizon 5.  In addition to Buchanan’s arrival at Playground Games, there are multiple job listings on Playground Game’s website. Forza Horizon 5 Coming to Xbox Scarlett? Art Director Playground Games is looking for an Art Director to lead our world-class Forza Horizon Art team and realize our game vision. You will develop and drive the artistic vision and work alongside award-winning technical and creative talent. Art Manager Playground Games is looking for an Art Manager to oversee production for…

If you wish to get your hands on one of the best weapons in the game,  Loud Lullaby, you have come to the right place.   To get the weapon you need to complete a legendary quest called Essence of Brutality. There are a few steps you need to complete before you can get the weapon and one of the steps of Essence of Brutality is called Necromantic Strand. In our Necromantic Strand guide, we will help you complete this complicated step of the Essence of Brutality. Again, completing the Essence of Brutality will get you Loud Lullaby. Destiny 2 Necromantic Strand Hall of  Wisdom Location Destiny 2 Necromantic Strand requires you to find the Hall of Wisdom. It is easier to find this location once you understand exactly what you need to do. What you need to do is head left from the Sanctuary Spawn Point. Follow the path and…

One of the companies known for its notorious monetization structures is EA. The company is behind some of the most successful titles in the world, namely FIFA, Madden NFL,  Battlefield, and Need for Speed. Over the years Electronic Arts has successfully used various monetization models in its video games. Electronic Arts constantly looks for new ways to boost its in-game purchases revenue; be it the frowned upon Battlefront 2 loot boxes, FIFA  Ultimate Team cards,  or Madden NFL’s monetization system. Fans are usually pretty steamed about how EA handles in-game monetization and I doubt this new technique is going to be taken well too. Although it’s just a system that “facilitates” in-game purchases, knowing EA we can be fairly certain that the “facilitation” will be quite aggressive. The patent that was filed at the United States Patents and Trademarks Office on October 1st, 2019 revealed EA’s possible future plans for…

Over the past two years, Valve Corporation has made efforts to ensure its VAC anti-cheat detection system. As a result, last year VAC was able to ban a record number of players from games like Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. According to reports from last year, 100,000 players were banned in a single week. PCGamesN reported Valve Corporation’s drastic measure to save CS: GO and Team Fortress 2’s online gaming scene. Both games are notorious for harboring tough to counter hackers who refuse to go away.  Apart from Valve own games over 300 games use VAC so improvements needed to be made. If we look at a recently filed patent from Valve Corporation, it seems the company is further improving how its anti-cheat detection system works. The following patent was filed on October 1, 2019, by Valve Corporation at the United States Trademark and Patent Office. The patent described the system as…