“The community response to Blackout has been incredible, and we love watching how players have really made the mode their own, evolving gameplay to a new level,” said Dan Bunting, co-studio head at Treyarch. “We can’t wait to welcome new players to experience the unique Black Ops style of battle royale in Blackout.”
Blackout allows players to go solo, or join their friends in duos or quads, and battle across land, sea and air. Players fight as a variety of characters in locations inspired by maps including Nuketown, Firing Range, Raid, and Cargo, offering diverse gameplay action.
“It’s amazing to see the amount of creativity and fun that our players have from the moment they start playing,” said Mark Gordon, co-studio head at Treyarch. “Particularly as game developers, we’ve always been fascinated watching clips and streams of how fans play, and we can’t wait to see even more people jump into the action.”
All progress and earned in-game items are saved and immediately accessible once a player upgrades to the full game from the Blackout Free Trial. Also, a playlist called “Down But Not Out” is live during the trial. This mode is available for quads, and allows players’ eliminated team members to wingsuit back into the game and re-join them in each new collapse, except for the final circle. “Down But Not Out” is live now on PlayStation 4, and will go live on other platforms to follow.
GRID Autosport for Nintendo Switch
GRID Autosport asserts itself as the first major car racing game to launch on Nintendo Switch. It comes packed with a mix of high-speed thrills, realistic handling and a difficulty level that scales to players’ skills.
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Players are set to become pro racers as they master the world’s fastest cars to win motorsport’s most prestigious races, from the world-famous Circuit of Spa-Francorchamps to the narrow city streets of Barcelona. All DLCs for the game are included in this version, with 100 cars, 100 circuits and some additional configurations like tilt controls and custom controls.
The game is expected to launch in the second half of this year.
World War Z four-player game
The zombies have returned! World War Z is a four-player co-op, which pits players against relentless swarms of AI zombies. Its new “Players vs. Players vs. Zombie”-mode (PvPvZ) offers a challenging experience, where you must outlive both the living and the dead.
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What separates PvPvZ in this game from other multiplayer games is the “zombie swarm”, which storms the arena throughout the match and forces players to battle both each other and the undead. It will launch with the following multiplayer modes:
- Scavenge Raid: players race to secure resources across the map to win.
- Vaccine Hunt: players must pick up and hold an object to earn points for the team.
- Swarm Deathmatch: Two teams go head to head in a bitter fight to the end
- Swarm Domination: Capture zones to earn points and win a team victory
- King of the Hill: Capture a single hill, then control it to earn victory points
Powered by Saber’s dynamic Swarm Engine, the game unleashes hundreds of fast-moving, bloodthirsty zombies at a time to create a nail-biting action experience around the world, including New York and Moscow. Play in co-op with up to 3 friends using six classes and an arsenal of deadly weapons, explosives, turrets and traps to demolish the undead menace and survive another day.