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#117031 MysterD   39 Year Old Birthday Toaster (Oct. 25th) CAGiversary!   25886 Posts   Joined 16.7 Years Ago  

Posted 12 July 2020 - 03:39 PM

Some info on Valve's cancelled projects - Left 4 Dead 3, Half-Life 3, Valve RPG, and Source Engine 2:
 
Info:
- Valve realized they had to re-design Source Engine for the future b/c they wanted to innovate.
- Valve felt they couldn't innovate on that version of the Engine (which was used in HL2: E2).
- So, they began work on Source Engine 2, so they could innovate on future Half-Life games, L4D3, etc.
- Valve was working on 3 projects for the engine: a new RPG, L4D3, and another Half-Life game.
- Half-Life 2: Episode 3 devs began eventually heading off to work on L4D3...
- ...So HL2:E3 wound up eventually fading away, from being worked-on.
- At that time, Valve had a flat corporate structure...
- ...So employees could just jump from project-to-project whenever they felt like it.
- L4D3 was not going to be linear-style L4D co-op based game (L4D1+2 were linear).
- Left 4 Dead 3 was planned to be a co-op style open-world zombie FPS set in Morocco.
- The plan was to have hundreds of zombies on-screen, all before games like World War Z & Days Gone attempted this.
- Half-Life 3 was worked on, which would have some scripted set pieces & some procedurally-generated areas.
- For example, in HL3 - you might enter a building...but the contents inside might be different.
- You might enter the building w/ enemies might be generated & positioned differently by the game.
- Entrances and exits could be in different places, too...for replayability purposes.
- Half-Life: Alyx was at least Valve's SIXTH TIME to try to revive the Half-Life IP since Half-Life 2: Episode 2.
- Valve also was working on a new RPG, influenced by these series: Elder Scrolls, Dark Souls, Monster Hunter, etc.
- Source Engine 2 had issues of no save & restore; no lighting solution; and other problems.
- B/c of issues w/ Source Engine 2, that engine was dumped...
- ...And all of the titles for Source Engine 2 also went with it, winding up cancelled.
- So...HL2:E3, HL3, L4D3, and Valve RPG all wound-up cancelled.


#117046 MysterD   39 Year Old Birthday Toaster (Oct. 25th) CAGiversary!   25886 Posts   Joined 16.7 Years Ago  

Posted 12 July 2020 - 09:08 PM

Kotaku spent 4 hours w/ Watch Dogs: Legion:

https://kotaku.com/f...ht-b-1844328687

 

Worth noting from this:

Permadeath is no longer required in this game.

Up to the player, if they want to play with that feature...or not.



#117048 TrumpCat   knows more about being a cat than anyone, believe me CAGiversary!   4839 Posts   Joined 6.7 Years Ago  

Posted 13 July 2020 - 02:03 AM

BY ANOTHER EXECUTIVE ORDER I HAVE DEMANDED UBISOFT GIVE EVERYONE WHO REGISTERS THROUGH THIS LINK WATCH DOGS 2!!! SUCH AN IMPORTANT MATTER I AM USING ALL 100% CAPS!!!

 

https://register.ubi...forward-reward/



#117053 MysterD   39 Year Old Birthday Toaster (Oct. 25th) CAGiversary!   25886 Posts   Joined 16.7 Years Ago  

Posted 13 July 2020 - 10:45 AM

UbiSoft Forward Sale on Epic Game Store:

https://www.reddit.c...ix_siege_79960/

 

For those who have $10 coupons (for games over $15), might be some stuff over $15 worthwhile over there.

UPLAY games on Epic should work with direct-link over to UPLAY.

To direct-link: on EGS Launcher, you need to link your EGS account to your UPLAY account...

...So you can let UPLAY do the download instead, if you like.

 

With $10 Coupon below price (for price without coupon, just add $10):

AC Syndicate: Gold = $8

AC Origins: Gold = $9

AC Origins: Season Pass (only) = $6

AC Odyssey: Gold = $23

AC Odyssey: Ultimate = $29

AC Odyssey: Season Pass (only) = $10

Far Cry 5: Gold = $8

Far Cry: New Dawn Deluxe = $5

GR Breakpoint: Standard (always online) = $10

The Crew 2: Gold (always online) = $12.49

The Crew 2: Season Pass (only) [always online] = $6