DailyBits News – April 28th

Destroy All Humans Remake releases on July 28th

Destroy All Humans, the open-world action-adventure game from 2005, has a confirmed release date: July 28th for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Set in America during 1959, players control an alien whose goal is to harvest DNA from humans to create a cloning machine for the Furon race.

Black Forest Games, the same development team behind Bubsy: The Woolies Strike Back, are leading the development on this remake. Don’t let that deter you if you are interested in this game – you’ll want to check out the trailer before coming to any conclusions because the game does look good.

  • Destroy All Humans received a Metacritic score of 74 based on 50 critic reviews
  • This remake will include some of the content originally cut from the game due to a lack of development time

Take me back to the old days. THQ Nordic are tugging right on those nostalgia heartstrings by releasing Destroy All Humans and SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom within a month of each other. You can preorder Destroy All Humans on Steam right now.

Indivisible launches on the Nintendo Switch today without the devs knowledge

Indivisible, an RPG adventure games from the Skullgirls creators, has launched on the Nintendo Switch’s eShop today. The launch was such a surprise that it caught both the Indiegogo backers from 2015 and even the original developers out.

Mike Zaimont, lead designer on Indivisible, headed to Twitter to complain about the game’s sudden release. Not only were the developers not made aware about the game’s release, but the build uploaded to the eShop also lacks any of the latest updates (co-op play and New Game+ being the main ommissions).

  • Despite all of the missing features, Zaimont was pleased by the game’s performance on the Switch
  • Indiegogo backers have not received codes for the Switch version and there is no telling when they will arrive

Here’s what Zaimont had to say about Indivisible’s Switch release: “This launch does not represent the quality standards of Lab Zero. It just doesn’t. I’m sorry. It wasn’t us. But hey, it’s 20% off!”. According to Zaimont, there is no telling when co-op and New Game+ will be patched in.

Phil Spencer claims the jump to next-gen games is as dramatic as 2D to 3D

Phil Spencer, head of Xbox at Microsoft, has responded to a user on Twitter who asked about which technologies in particular have led to the Xbox Series X being so advanced. Spencer made the bold claim that the jump from current generation games to next-gen games will be as dramatic as going from 2D to 3D.

”I’m very focused on the work we are doing around Dynamic Latency Input (DLI),” said Spencer. “In my view the feel of games this upcoming generation will change as dramatically as any since 2D to 3D given CPU upgrade, DLI, memory bandwidth and SSD.”

  • A lot of people in the gaming world seem to be sceptical about this claim as we haven’t seen any next-gen games thus far
  • Sony has stressed the importance of SSDs for the next-gen consoles which will see loading times virtually eliminated

Show us the games! Last week, Spencer responded to an Xbox fan who asked about what Microsoft’s plans are for the Xbox Series X. “I’ve never been more excited about Xbox plans. We’ve heard you, you want transparency/authenticity. We plan to keep showing that way, next step is not too much of a wait (games)”

Neil Druckmann responds to TLOU Part 2 leaks, Brothers in Arms is returning as a TV show, Sony gives TLOU Part II and Ghost of Tsushima release dates, Monster Hunter World’s title update postponed, and Official Playstation Magazine teases PS5 game news in their June issue

  • Neil Druckmann has responded to the TLOU leaks on Twitter stating he is heartbroken for both the development team and the fans.
  • Brothers In Arms is heading to the small screen according to an exclusive report by the Hollywood Reporter. Full production on the series has not begun, but the team are searching for a director and broadcast partner.
  • Sony gives release dates to their biggest games this year: The Last of Us Part II will arrive on June 19th, and Ghost of Tsushima will launch on July 17th.
  • Monster Hunter World: Iceborne Title Update 4 Postponed due to coronavirus-related problems. As a result of the update’s delay, Capcom is extending the availability of the event quests for the foreseeable future
  • Expect some PS5 news in the near future as OPM tease their next issue, releasing on June 2nd, will reveal the latest releases slated for PlayStation 5.