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Straight from the Devs

AAA or indie, big or small, OPNoobs is looking for quality games made by talented people. It’s not about marketing budget or Twitch numbers, we bring you updates straight from the developers of the games you’re playing. We provide an unfiltered voice from inside the gaming industry. Anything published in OPN’s Straight From The Devs series is just that, and we hope our readers feel that this narrows the gap between them and the industry they follow so closely.

Divinity: Original Sin 2 Game Master Mode Unveiled

Larian Studios has today unveiled details on Game Master Mode in the upcoming RPG Divinity: Original Sin 2. This mode will let fans of tabletop RPGs like Dungeons & Dragons and Pathfinder create their own pen and paper campaigns from top to bottom, using Divinity’s unique combat system to bring battles to life.

Mirage: Arcane Warfare Beta Gets 9 New Maps and Character Customization

Torn Banner Studios, creators of Chivalry: Medieval Warfare, have launched a refresh of the currently-running closed beta for their upcoming magic ‘n melee multiplayer combat game Mirage: Arcane Warfare. Live on Steam now, this update includes a series of gameplay tweaks and improvements implemented by the team based on feedback from current beta testers.

Dovetail Announces Flight Sim World Early Access

In its announcement, Dovetail Games stated that based on benchmark flight simulation technology, Flight Sim World will provide players with an unprecedented level of realism and detail. Its officially licensed GA aircraft will be the most authentic and detailed in-sim representations on the market, faithfully replicating their real-world counterparts, with every gauge and switch fully operational.

Jujubee Announces More Content to Realpolitiks

The newly-developed content update will be available from May 5th via online stores, including Steam, to coincide with the release of the retail version in Central Europe. The update is free to all legal owners of the game.

Ashes of Creation Fully Funded in Under 12 Hours

Ashes of Creation and the team at Intrepid Studios have reached their Kickstarter goal. As of this writing, over $800,000 has been raised by the thriving MMORPG community. And while the Kickstarter Campaign has fully funded its goal of $750,000, the game is still afoot with more goals to hit.

War Thunder Adds Italy As New Major Axis Nation

Gaijin Entertainment announces the impending release of a new playable nation for the vehicular combat MMOG War Thunder. War Thunder Update 1.69, called ‘Regia Aeronautica’, will introduce Italy as the sixth playable nation, represented with its own vehicle tree, alongside USA, Germany, Great Britain, Japan and USSR. This is the first new nation to be added to the game since the launch of War Thunder.

Empathy: Path of Whispers set to release May 16

Developer Pixel Night and publisher Iceberg Interactive are proud to announce the release of their first-person adventure game, Empathy: Path of Whispers - releasing on Steam and other digital retailers May 16, 2017.

Victor Vran: Overkill Edition Gets Release Date

In partnership with developer Haemimont Games, Wired Productions confirmed May 30 as the release date for Victor Vran: Overkill Edition. Content is to feature the upcoming expansions, Fractured Worlds and Motörhead: Through the Ages, which will also be available separately.

Star Conflict: New Race features Endeavour and Spiral

Star Conflict, the Sci-Fi MMOG by StarGem Inc and Gaijin Entertainment, now allows players to fly two legendary spacecraft of the 20th century: the Space Shuttle Endeavour and the Spiral Aerospace System. During the ‘Space Race’ event, which is part of the ‘Ancestral Heritage’ Update, players can obtain the blueprints and parts necessary to assemble the famous spacecrafts distinctive in humanity’s early endeavors to explore space.

Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite Release Date Announced

Capcom today announced new information for Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite, a return of the action-fighting game series. Developed by two companies rather than one, MVCI will feature free-form 2v2 team battles integrated into a wide variety of single player modes and multiplayer content.

Slitherine announces Order of Battle Kriegsmarine DLC

When Order of Battle moved to free-to-play just under a year ago, Slitherine and The Artistocrats officially started a move to offer wargames to its audience with the goal to attract new players to the challenges and complexities of deep turn-based strategy games. This undertaking sparked a new life for the franchise.

Reference Research for American Truck Simulator

Surprising discoveries: We're trying to discover even the smallest details about the new areas we're working on. We don't hesitate to go down the roads less traveled. Our researchers are digging hard, maybe too hard and too deep this time!?

Reservoir Dogs: Bloody Days Set to Release May 18

After the reveal at GDC and PAX East last month, Lionsgate and Big Star Games today are announcing a May 18 launch date for Reservoir Dogs: Bloody Days. Also released is a cinematic trailer that explains the game’s Time Rewind system and confirms the launch date for Reservoir Dogs: Bloody Days, the top-down strategy action with the time back twist.

New Content for Nier: Automata Announced

Fans will soon have more to experience in the world of NieR: Automata with today’s announcement from SQUARE ENIX that a set of downloadable content is coming soon for Steam. The DLC set, titled “3C3C1D119440927”, will include three new colosseums to challenge, plus additional sub-quests.

MyWorld – Latest Version Out Now. Easter Weekend Discount.

MyWorld, the new and unique 3D RPG multiplayer sandbox world by The Game Creators, released its latest update today and announced a discount offer for the Easter weekend.

Project Highrise Las Vegas: Forget Sim City, this is Sin City.

Building management sim Project Highrise now has its very first expansion for PC & Mac, introducing casinos, nightclubs, hotels, VIPs and more to the much-loved game by Chicago outfit SomaSim. Welcome to the ostentatious but brilliant lands of Las Vegas.

New Dev Diary for Grey Box and Tequila Works’ ‘RiME’

Now available is the new developer diary for RiME, the puzzle adventure game from Grey Box, Six Foot and independent developer Tequila Works.

Sacred Fire - Character Customization Showcased

The upcoming psychological, narrative-driven RPG Sacred Fire showcased the extended level of character customization that will be made available in the game. Successfully funded via Kickstarter, this level of customization is part of the game’s stretch goal targets, of which the first was also surpassed recently.

The Extreme Global Sport of Rallycross Hurtles Into Project Cars

Rallycross, one of the world’s most thrilling and action-packed motorsports, will come fully-loaded to Project CARS 2 with an array of licensed cars and tracks in late 2017.

Funcom Kicks Off its First Sale for Conan Exiles

New players get to enjoy 24 updates worth of new content, new features, and improvements since Early Access launch in January.

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