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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.

Darwin Project Early Access Launches March 9

You survived the Alphas. You survived the Betas. Now, get ready to fight on a whole new platform! Scavengers Studio is excited to announce that Darwin Project will launch on Steam Early Access  on Friday, March 9, 2018, retailing for $14.99 USD.

FFXIV Stormblood Patch 4.25 Releases March 8

On March 13, the FINAL FANTASY® XIV: Stormblood™ saga continues with the release of Patch 4.25 and the untamed Forbidden Land of Eureka within. This region will feature new battle elements to challenge players which are crucial to obtaining powerful new weapons. This content update will also bring the latest chapter in the adventures of the inspector extraordinaire, Hildibrand.

Warhammer: Vermintide 2 Pre-Order Beta Begins Today

Independent developer Fatshark today announced that the Warhammer: Vermintide 2 Pre-Order BETA is available. Everyone who has bought Warhammer: Vermintide 2, the sequel to Warhammer: End Times - Vermintide, will have access to the BETA all the way to the release on March 8.

The Blackout Club Announced

Question™, a team of industry veterans including the Creative Director and Lead Writer of BioShock 2, the Senior Gameplay Programmer of Dishonored, and the Lead Effects Artist for BioShock Infinite, has unveiled its next title. The Blackout Club, a cooperative paranormal horror mystery, steps into the light in Q1 2019 on PC.

Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden Announced

Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden’ is a tactical adventure game featuring a deep storyline set on a post-human Earth, which combines strategy and the turn-based tactical combat of ‘XCOM’ with real-time exploration and stealth gameplay. Currently in development by an experienced team including former ‘HITMAN’ designers and Ulf Andersson, the designer of ‘PAYDAY.

Frostpunk Details Revealed

11 bit reveals a brand new developer update video that asks how much the world’s current political climate has in common with the highly anticipated, Frostpunk. When life imitates art, where do the boundaries of human morality fall?

Heaven's Vault Announced

The storytelling wizards at inkle revealed today that their archeological sci-fi adventure Heaven's Vault will release on Windows and Mac this year, along with the PlayStation 4. Heaven's Vault is the first graphic 3D adventure, and first console release, for the UK-based indie studio known for their award-winning titles 80 Days and Steve Jackson's Sorcery!

SEGA Announces Make War Not Love 5 – The Unusual Suspects

It's that time of year again, where we shun romantic notions, get stuck into our favorite strategy game, and conquer as much as possible to win loads of free stuff. That's right, Make War Not Love is back with MWNL5 – The Unusual Suspects and will run from 10 am PST/6pm GMT/7pm CET, February 12 until 10am PST/6pm GMT/7pm CET, February 18.

Unity Live Training Series with Antigraviator Devs

Antigraviator is teaming up with Unity for the hover racer online training days. The free online training series will take place on February 13th, 14th, and 15th at 8 PM GMT and will be broadcast on Unity’s Twitch channel. Iceberg Interactive’s Twitch channel will host the streams.

New Kingdom Come: Deliverance Story Trailer

Warhorse Studios and Deep Silver today released a new trailer for the critically acclaimed RPG Kingdom Come: Deliverance launching on February 13th 2018.

Rockstar Games & Humble Bundle Proceeds to Support Rainforest Alliance

For the next two weeks Rockstar Games will be partnering with Humble Bundle to offer a selection of Rockstar PC titles as part of the Rockstar Games Humble Bundle, with 100% of the proceeds from Rockstar Games going to support the Rainforest Alliance.

MAINGEAR Announces Crypto-Mining Capable PCs

MAINGEAR announced today a strategic partnership with Unikrn, a leading esports brand. MAINGEAR will be breaking new ground into crypto mining with co-branded UnikoinGold (UKG) crypto-mining capable PCs — the MAINGEAR ACM Advanced Crypto Miner and MAINGEAR ACM PRO — available later this year.

Crystal Dynamics Expands Studio

Crystal Dynamics®, the renowned developer of the TOMB RAIDER® franchise, today announced they continue to expand their studio by adding 15 top industry talent to their development team in January alone. Included in the group are former Naughty Dog Creative Director Shaun Escayg who joins The Avengers Project as Creative Director, and as Director of Production Stephen Barry, a 27 year Veteran from EA/Visceral Games.

Developer Insights: The Fall Part 2: Unbound

John Warner, creative director of Over The Moon has launched the second episode in their series of Developer Insight videos, analyzing well crafted concepts from titles the developer admires.

DAKAR 18 Announced

Bigmoon Entertainment and Deep Silver announced global distribution and co-publishing agreement for DAKAR 18, the cross-country rally racing game celebrating Dakar Rally, heading for PC later this year.

THQ Nordic Partners with Versus Evil

THQ Nordic to globally distribute (excluding Korean version) the physical edition of the upcoming RPG in partnership with Versus Evil and Obsidian Entertainment.

Crossout Firestarters Announced

The post-apocalyptic Action MMO Crossout is preparing to unleash its seventh faction - the Firestarters. Scheduled for release with the next content Update 0.9.0, Crossout players can already try their hands on some Firestarters’ parts. Beginning 23 January, the in-game event ‘Hot Spot’ allows players to collect a temporary resource - ‘Lighters’ - which can be exchanged for decorative items, car parts and weapons of the Firestarters ahead of their release.

Endless Space 2 Vaulters Expansion Announced

Every year Amplitude celebrate the studio's anniversary with their players. For our seventh year of existence we're going BIG, kicking off with the reveal of the Vaulters Expansion for Endless Space 2!

Genital Jousting Experiences Full Release

Developer Free Lives and consenting partner Devolver Digital have today let Genital Jousting burst out of Early Access so it can satisfy everyone with a meaty new story mode featuring an inspirational tale of self-improvement. 

We Happy Few Updates Announced

Compulsion Games has an important update about We Happy Few to share today. Watch the video below for the full details and as well as a sneak peek at gameplay footage from Sally's storyline.

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