Not a day goes by that Paradox Interactive have nothing to show of their tightening grip on the industry. Hearts of Iron IV is getting another new expansion later this year.
All eyes are on Relic Entertainment to show what a difference 8 years can make, and they're likely in for a long ride. Balance numbers will be forever fluctuating and we'll likely see hotfix revisions for years to come. Rightfully so, it's time to set up another patch page. We'll be here for a while.
By now, you're probably itching to get the full version of Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III. And why would you? We've all been waiting for this since Dawn of War II launched way back in 2009.
Ready to bring in a new month with a new 4X? Dawn of Andromeda aims for a full release on May 4 with a new 4K trailer to whet your appetite for space adventures.
Coming into the latest StarCraft II expansion - Legacy of the Void - we expected the Protoss to gain a lot of love. After all, with the base game focusing on the story from the Terran perspective with the first expansion - Heart of the Swarm - turning the camera to the Zerg, it was only natural for the third and final leg of Blizzard's RTS masterpiece to focus on the psionic beings.
With 3 full campaigns, a huge mod scene with the 'Arcade', co-op missions and incredibly intricate online play, StarCraft II is one of the best supported RTS titles around. It's space-opera story has come to a close, so it's time for additional content patches to focus on small extras and balance changes. We're going to start highlighting them down below for however long it takes Blizzard to decide it wants to throw out StarCraft III before Warcraft IV.
The world is one vast, open playground. It is in real-life, and that fact only becomes more drastically true as we look at today's gaming culture. Constantly spoiled by these open spaces with developers constantly trying to build one larger than the last, it's time to look back at what makes these sandbox environments so gripping. And four of the leading development teams will be doing just that at PDXCON 2017 next month.
With a dwindling eSports scene and Blizzard long making it clear that Legacy of the Void was the final expansion, Starcraft 2 is, essentially, done. Though still needing a team to keep the cogs rolling on minor new content, it hardly needs to tie down one of the company's most prolific designers.
It's full steam ahead with Dawn of Andromeda! Having released into Early Access toward the end of 2016, the 4X strategy game has just received its second major update paving the way for a bigger January blow-out.
The Dawn of War 3 Open Beta will start on 21st April at 10AM PST and will run until 10AM PST on April 24th, SEGA and Relic Entertainment announced today. If you're interested in taking part in the Dawn of War 3 Open Beta you can register.