Remedy Studios has announced the availability of its upcoming third-person shooter, Quantum Break, for the PC. Prior to the announcement, Quantum Break was first unveiled back in 2013 as an Xbox One exclusive. What makes this the game interesting (or not) is the fact that it will be the first DirectX 12-only game to be released.
The upcoming Hitman game, which is due to be released on the 11th of March this year, is now said to be the first triple-A game to be released with DirectX 12 support. In addition to that, AMD has said that the highly anticipated game will also feature full usage of its Asynchronous Compute Engine, which can only be found in AMD Radeon GPUs that have the latest GCN – Graphics Core Next – architecture.
Hideo Kojima is quickly getting back into the swing of things after leaving Konami. His current world tour has ended up including a stop at the Youtube Space in Tokyo to shoot the first video for Kojima Production’s new Youtube channel. The video itself doesn’t reveal anything new about the studio’s next project, but it does spend 45 minutes talking about movies.
Ubisoft has stated that the company will be taking a step back this year to reassess the entire Assassins Creed franchise. This means that there will not be any upcoming Assassins Creed games to be released this year. Interestingly, the last game in the franchise to be released was Assassins Creed Syndicate, which – despite its flaws – was a reasonably good Assassins Creed game.
Corsair Malaysia has announced the availability of its Force Series LE SSDs in Malaysia. Corsair’s new SSDs come in four storage variants starting from 120GB up to 960GB. According to Corsair, all of its Force LE SSDs are equipped with the latest TLC – Triple Level Cell – NAND flash memory, which makes them somewhat more affordable compared to other SSDs in the market.
Valve has announced a partnership with Unity Technologies to bring native SteamVR support to the Unity platfom. The announcement was made in conjunction with the inaugural Vision Summit 2016 and, as a result of this partnership, developers using the Unity platform will be able to access tools to create content for the highly anticipated SteamVR platform.
Gigabyte has unveiled its newest mid-range motherboard dubbed the F2A88X-D3HP. The ATX motherboard is based on AMD’s A88X chipset, which supports FM2+ socket CPUs. Gigabyte mentioned that its newest motherboard is included under the company’s “Ultra Durable” motherboard series, which is said to be, well.. ultra durable.
Micron has updated consumers on the progress of its GDDR5X memory standard. According to Micron, the testing phase is currently showing positive results and certain components are already being manufactured. In addition to that, Micron has also mentioned that it is aiming to mass produce the memory standard come summer this year. GDDR5X is a successor to the already ageing GDDR5 memory standard. Although not as powerful as the upcoming HBM2 technology, GDDR5X does, instead, provide a more economical choice for PC enthusiasts.
Intel has now confirmed that it will indeed release a BIOS update which will disable any form of overclocking on non-K Skylake processors. According to PCWorld, Intel mentioned that overclocking non-K Skylake processors isn’t recommended, simply because they weren’t designed for it. Interestingly, this confirms the recent rumour about Intel playing a part in ASRock’s decision to issue a BIOS update which removes its SKY OC technology.
It looks like there will be a rough time ahead for video games pirates. Top Chinese piracy group, 3DM, has announced that it will cease cracking activities on games for a whole year. Apparently the group is looking to study the effects of piracy on sales of games; and this has absolutely nothing to do with the fact that it is struggling to deal with the Denuvo encryption that protects some games.
Having recently announced its own range of gaming peripherals, Fnatic has announced that its range of Fnatic Gear products will soon be available here in Malaysia. Ranging from a gaming mouse, mechanical keyboard and two mouse mats, will all be sold in stores beginning next month.