This week’s replay is going to be a bit about gamescom since the event ran from Monday to Friday, pretty much giving us extended looks into games that were present at E3.
Nvidia RTX 20XX Series Announcement
Last week, during SIGGRAPH, we already knew that the RTX series was coming to Gamescom after Nvidia released a teaser post their SIGGRAPH event. While this should be a reason for hype, many are skeptical about the upcoming GPUs because of the pricing and performance of the cards with the new proprietary software by Nvidia, RayTracing, which is yet another FPS killer according to some people who tested it out on Shadow of The Tomb Raider. Now, there are a lot of uncertainties as to whether SoTC is simply unoptimized or if it’s just the RayTracing, but Nvidia not giving any solid benchmark numbers just adds fuel to the fire.
Battlefield V’s Pre-Order State
It was revealed that BFV’s pre-orders are lagging 85% behind its competitor, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4. There are multiple reasons for it and ironically, the reasons are somehow related to EA. The first reason is obviously the fact that EA has been more EA in the past month than it has been since the release of Battlefield 1, offending people all around the internet and triggering SJWs and historians. The second reason is October’s jam packed schedule. Remember when Titanfall 2 god sandwiched between COD and BF; well RDR2 and CoDBO4 are doing the same to BFV this year.
Stormdivers- Housemarque’s Battle Royale
After saying goodbye to the arcade genre in Novermber last year, Housemarque had made it clear that they were moving on with the industry to multiplayer experiences that would have more engaging communities and would hopefully drive sales. Accordingly, they have joined the fray of Battle Royale games. Now we are not against the battle royale genre, but we do fear that however good the game is, it will get drowned under the already heavyweights (PUBG, Fortnite) and the upcoming heavyweights (CoD and BF). This is a huge departure for the company and we wish them all the best.
Devil May Cry 5 Gameplay Demo/ Dante Reveal
For us, this was probably the single best thing to come out of Gamescom. We got to see a plump & juicy 15 minutes of the game, and we loved everything moment of it, from the new launch move to the devilbreakers to the dynamic boss fight and of course DANTE’S REVEAL. We’ll let DANTE do all the talking from here on.
We know this is just a small part of whatever happened throughout the week, but we have articles based on other games like Sekiro, Shenmue etc coming up, so well, we’ll leave those games or now.