WRATH: Aeon of Ruin is a spritual sequel to Quake, EA forgoing a press conference at E3 this year, a new PS4 firmware update allows remote play from an iOS device, and the classic Diablo comes to GOG.
What was old is now new again
As it turns out, people really like First Person Shooters. And after DOOM 2016’s release, the thirst for FPS games with fewer gimmicks and a focus destroying what is front of you has increased. While Ion Maiden is already out for PC in early access 3D Realms has another throwback to 90’s FPS titles with WRATH: Aeon of Ruin.
The mood in WRATH: Aeon of Ruin is a dark and dreadful one. As the Outlander you’ll explore the ruins of the Old World while hunting down the last remaining Guardians of the Old World through crypts, temples, and forests. This will not be your traditional linear adventure as the world design encourages exploration to find keys and unlock the doors to other realms.
Set as a spiritual sequel to Quake and running on the same exact engine, WRATH: Aeon of Ruin will release on the PC along with the PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch this summer. 3D Realms and KillPixel are working on development while 3D Realms is also helping with the publishing side with 1 C Entertainment.
But cross-play is still a no no
Deckard Cain in his “youth”
Hey, Diablo III is great and all but sometimes you might have the urge to go back to the beginning of the franchise. That is being made much easier with the release of the original Diablo on GOG.com.
Yup, Diablo can now be played with up to four players online using Battle.net, just like in the old days. If you really want to go retro you can experience Diablo with the SVGA graphics running at 20 FPS. Or, GOG and Blizzard have updated the game to run correctly on modern PCs with bug fixes and high resolution support. You’ll have your choice on which version you’d like to run.
Diablo on GOG.com is only $9.99 and it is not the only classic Blizzard game coming to the online store. Warcraft: Orcs & Humans and Warcraft II are in the works to be released on GOG as well.
More games, less awkwardness
For the fourth year in a row, EA will be hosting their own event during E3 this June. EA Play has been mostly about providing an experience to fans and media about upcoming games while also hosting a press conference as well.
That changes this year as EA has decided NOT to host a press conference and instead focusing on what they say the fans have been asking for, more gameplay.. EA will be hosting livestreams during the first two days of the event which are now Saturday, June 8 and Sunday, June 9th.