Just Cause 3 multiplayer mod now available in beta

In 2012 Just Cause 2 fans collectively assembled an incredible mod that allowed 600-player multiplayer in Avalanche Studios’ open-world action game. This mod was so successful that the developer and earlier this summer Avalanche , Cameron Foote. This meant that Foote and co.’s development on a multiplayer mod for Just Cause 3 shut down, but another fan collective, Nanos Team, has been working on a similar mod for Avalanche’s latest, which just released its first beta build.

“Our modification opens the door to incredible multiplayer possibilities including racing, deathmatch, skydiving, roleplaying or freeroam,” said the developer on the . “But it doesn’t have to stop there: Thanks to our powerful scripting API server owners can easily create game modes on their own.”

You can download the Just Cause 3 multiplayer mod from its . A 1.0 release is planned to launch in the next couple of months.

Steam will support PS4 controllers natively on PC

Steam will be getting native DualShock 4 support on PC, Valve has announced.

The reveal was made by Valve’s Jeff Bellinghausen at the company’s Steam Dev Days conference, as transcribed by . As it turns out, Valve is planning to make other controllers natively supported by Steam, and the PS4 controller will simply be the first.

“Believe it or not, when you use the PS4 Controller through the Steam API, it’s exactly the same as a Steam Controller. You make the exact same API calls, you only get actions, not inputs, and the Steam API takes care of everything,” Bellinghausen said.

Quantum Break PC is better on DirectX 11

Quantum Break on Steam brings a much-needed performance boost to the game thanks to the use of DirectX 11 – an API the developer has stated it is much more using. This comes six months after the Windows Store version, a controversial DirectX 12 release that sadly shipped with a slew of bugs, optimisation quirks and stability issues. For the best experience at the time, Xbox One offered a better-optimised package with fewer grievances, while Windows Store customers were forced to wait some time for patches to rectify certain issues – but to this day, issues still remain.

The move back to DirectX 11 in this Steam release is great news for older Windows users of course, where previously it was exclusive to Windows 10’s online store. Curiously, it’s confirmed there’s no DirectX 12 executable included at all on Steam right now – a surprising move, but justified in part by Remedy’s confidence that DX11 is better optimised for most machines. We can confirm visuals are identical at the top ‘ultra’ settings on either API, but it’s Nvidia GPUs in particular that benefit from higher frame-rates on the Steam re-issue.

We look at the GTX 970 first, a card that had serious issues with stutters and freezing when we first tested the game on DX12. With the latest GeForce 372.90 drivers installed, we run both the Steam and Windows Store versions on a Windows 10 machine, paired with an i7 4790K and 16GB RAM. In terms of visuals settings to tax this hardware, we set it to 1080p, ultra settings, and use the game’s upscaling mode too. This constructs a full HD framebuffer using temporal supersampling from a base 720p image.

Fans divided over site that lets you “cheat” Pokémon Go

A website that lets you successfully “cheat” Pokémon Go has divided fans of the smash hit app.

Pokévision.com uses the game’s API to show where Pokémon have spawned around you.

It’s as simple as putting in your postal or zip code, then seeing where the critters are on a map of your area.

Digital Foundry: Hands-on with Battlefield 1

Battlefield is back and with its last update, DICE will have delivered four superb games in three short years – an amazing accomplishment. Battlefield 1 is powered by the latest iteration of its in-house Frostbite engine and this time, the development team is stepping back in time to take on The Great War. The results? Impressive visuals, cutting-edge technology, fast performance and beautiful capes combine to create a beautiful and engaging experience.

With each new release, Frostbite has continued to evolve on both console and PC with enhanced features, improved performance and support for the latest standards. Having spent a solid hour with the game this year at E3, we were impressed with the state of the game so far from release. Even months away from release, Battlefield 1 feels remarkably polished – even in its current state.

In order to best experience the game, EA provided a room full of high-end PCs featuring the latest generation Intel i7 processors paired with brand new Nvidia GTX 1080 graphics cards and G-Sync monitors. And here’s an interesting wrinkle – the game’s settings UI, which we’re told is unfinished, seems to suggest that Battlefield 1 has full DirectX 12 support, unless we’ve misinterpreted . There’s an on/off toggle though, so those still on Windows 7/8 should still be fine. We’re still awaiting confirmation of this, but we do know that Star Wars Battlefront on Xbox One used the API, and .