Torment: Tides of Numenera dev issues apology for missed stretch goals

Torment: Tides of Numenera developer inXile has issued an apology, following the discovery that certain stretch goals promised in the game’s have not materialised.

The discovery was made using leaked Achievements from the final game, due 28th February on PC, PS4 and Xbox One. The most notable omissions include missing companions – I’ll discuss those in detail further down, underneath a statement inXile has sent me, so I can keep any potential spoilers out of the way – and no Italian language support. If you are an Italian backer and this is a deal-breaker you can now claim a refund.

But the most glaring issue is not the missing content – which some inXile staff members have tried to explain on the company’s forum and on Reddit – but that backers, people who funded the game, are only now finding out, off the back of their own detective work no less. Why didn’t inXile say something before?

Resident Evil 7 has third-best week one sales of the series

Resident Evil 7 is off to a solid sales start in the UK, hitting top spot in this week’s chart.

The horror game is the third-best week one debut for the Resident Evil series in the UK. The week one record is held by Resident Evil 5, which launched on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in 2009. Resident Evil 7 launched on PC, PS4 and Xbox One (the PS4 version works with PSVR).

For some reason, UK numbers company Chart-Track failed to mention the second-best week one debut for Resident Evil. Presumably it’s 2012’s Resident Evil 6.

Fallout 4 gets PS4 Pro support and PC high resolution texture pack next week

Fallout 4 is about to get a big new update.

Update 1.9 comes out next week for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. On PS4 it adds support for the PS4 Pro, which means it gets enhanced lighting and graphics features including a native 1440p resolution, enhanced draw distance for trees, grass, objects and NPCs, and enhanced godray effects.

Also next week, Bethesda will release a high-resolution texture pack for the PC version of Fallout 4. “Consider this free download a love letter to our amazing PC fans that have supported us,” Bethesda said in a post on its , “not just with Fallout 4, but across multiple decades and games.”

Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire announced

Obsidian has announced Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire, and as it did with the first game in the isometric role-playing game series, the developer wants to crowdfund development.

This time, though, Obsidian has ditched Kickstarter in favour of Fig, the platform used for the likes of Psychonauts 2 and Wasteland 3. Obsidian’s asking for $1.1m, with $2.25m open for equity (the original Pillars of Eternity raised nearly $4m in October of 2012). If all goes well, Pillars of Eternity 2 will release for PC, Mac and Linux in 2018.

“For the sequel, we have turned to Fig for our fan funding needs because we not only wanted our fans to help shape Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire, but to financially share in its potential as well,” said Obsidian boss Feargus Urquhart.

Enter the Gungeon just got a ton of new free content on PC

Action roguelike Enter the Gungeon just received its colossal Supply Drop update on PC.

This free patch will come to PS4 next week, too.

So what does it add, you ask? A whole lot, as it turns out. The update includes nearly 200 new rooms, 33 new guns and items, seven new enemy types, a new third-floor boss (the Mine Flayer), more costumes, new NPCs, and the ability to save and quit at the end of each floor.

Dirt 4 announced, and it’s out this year

Dirt 4 is finally official, and it’s coming out this June for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Codemasters’ off-road game is the first proper Dirt sequel since 2011’s Dirt 3, though of course since then we’ve had and

Dirt 4 seems to be building on the success of 2015’s Dirt Rally, with a focus on realism as well as a little extra accessibility thrown in to boot. It’ll carry the official FIA World Rallycross Championship license, including settings such as Lohéac Bretagne, Hell, Holjes & Lydden Hill, while it’ll also introduce dirt track racing in buggies, trucks and crosskarts.

Mobius Final Fantasy comes to PC with a Final Fantasy 7 Remake crossover

Mobius Final Fantasy, the free-to-download mobile game that came out last year, launches on PC in February.

The mobile RPG comes to PC with by-the-numbers visual options, such as higher resolution and 60 frames-per-second performance. The gameplay, however, is exactly the same, and, like on mobile, it’s free to download with microtransactions.

Save data can be carried over from the mobile version to Steam, and data is also shared between the two versions, so you can play on your mobile while out and about then switch to Steam when you’re home.

Prey secures May release date

Prey launches worldwide for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on 5th May 2017.

More than a decade after the original Prey, this new “reimagining” comes from Arkane Studios, developer of Dishonored.

Part BioShock, part Metroidvania and with plenty of Arkane’s own DNA, this sci-fi first-person shooter has been in development for around four years.