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Kerbal Space Program gets Breaking Ground expansion

Calling all wannabe physicists: Do you think you have what it takes to land a rocket on the moon? The latest Kerbal Space Program expansion includes new robotic parts (hinges, rotors, pistons) to help players land their space crafts.

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Private Division and Squad have announced that Kerbal Space Program: Breaking Ground Expansion is now available for PC. The second expansion for the critically acclaimed space sim is an engaging, feature-rich content pack. This expansion increases the objective possibilities once celestial bodies have been reached, by adding more interesting scientific endeavours and expanding the toolset.

Players have new robotic parts that include hinges, rotors, and pistons, in a variety of different sizes. These parts encourage the invention of creative vehicles with further advanced functionality.

Deployed science is another major addition of this expansion, which enhances the experiments and data-collection objectives that have gone hand-in-hand with space exploration. Players can utilise a storage container in their craft that can hold various pieces of science equipment. Upon reaching their destination, players can deploy equipment to monitor and collect data through assorted methods and relay it back to Kerbin, the Kerbals’ home planet. One scientific instrument, the active seismometer, even tasks players to deliberately crash contraptions into a celestial body to gather seismic data.

The expansion also changes the experience players have when exploring celestial bodies. New surface features are scattered across planets throughout the solar system and can be scanned utilising a new robotic arm attached to rovers. These surface features include cryovolcanoes, meteors, craters, and many more mysterious objects for players to investigate. Additionally, the expansion includes a new futuristic space suit for the Kerbals so they can travel space in style.

Nestor Gomez, lead producer at Squad, said: “We are always listening closely to the ever-expanding Kerbal Space Program Community, and Breaking Groundaddresses a long-requested aspect of the game that we have been working hard to fulfil: compelling reasons to explore and research planets. Players now have even more reasons to explore the celestial bodies of the solar system.”

“The creativity of the KSP community is something that never ceases to amaze us,” said Michael Cook, executive producer at Private Division. “Kerbal Space Program: Breaking Ground Expansion is packed with content that we believe will add countless hours of fresh gameplay, as well as generate some incredible new craft designs from players. We can’t wait to see what they come up with.”

The expansion is available now on Steam for PC.

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The Outer Worlds to launch on 25 October

Hero? Villain? Lunatic? Your decisions drive the outcome in The Outer Worlds, an immersive single-player sci-fi RPG from Obsidian Entertainment and Private Division. Along with the release date, a new trailer has also been released.

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From the renowned RPG (role-playing game) developer, Obsidian Entertainment, comes The Outer Worlds, a dark and witty player-driven story set in a colony at the farthest reaches of the galaxy. As the cold, firm grasp of corporate bureaucracy starts to unravel due to one unknown visitor – the player – the character the player decides to become – will determine how the story unfolds. Their choices will affect the way the story develops, as well as their character progression, companion stories, and endgame scenarios.

“When I found myself contractually obligated to work with Leonard, we decided to make the game we always wanted,” said Tim Cain, co-game director at Obsidian. “A game where player agency matters, and allows you to approach any situation however you’d like. Because it’s your story. And, because we haven’t figured out how to contractually oblige you to play how we want you to. Yet.”

The Outer Worlds presents its players with a variety of options to play through the game. With an array of ranged and melee sci-fi weaponry at a player’s disposal, they can also solve issues with good, old-fashioned spoken diplomacy, or even leadership-driven delegation to their companions.

“All kidding aside,” said Leonard Boyarsky, co-game director at Obsidian, “Tim is truly honored to be working with me again on a game that focuses not only on a player-driven story, but also on establishing a new universe that is fun for players to explore with depth, humor, and corporate approved action.”

“Obsidian has such a great history when it comes to creating exceptional single-player RPGs,” said Allen Murray, VP of Production. “The Outer Worlds is unmistakably an Obsidian game, delivering an experience rich with dark humor, interesting characters, and plenty of player agency.”

The game is set to launch on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC on 25 October.

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Tom Clancy’s Rainbox Six Siege reveals Operation Phantom Sight

Rediscover the glitz and glamour of Kafe Dostoyevsky in a major map rework alongside two new eye-opening Operators in the second season of Rainbox Six Siege Year 4.

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Ubisoft has announced the full details of the second season of Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege Year 4 content. Operation Phantom Sight introduces a new Attacker and Defender, Nøkk and Warden, as well as a major map rework of Kafe Dostoyevsky, situated at the heart of Moscow. It will also introduce changes to the recently implemented feature, Reverse Friendly Fire, as well as updates to the Rainbow Six Siege storefront and the Ranked playlist.

In this new season, Nøkk and Warden will redefine how intel is gathered as the newest additions to the Rainbow Six Siege Operator line-up. Armed with her FMG-9 and SIX12-SD, Nøkk uses her high-tech HEL Presence Reduction gadget to quietly navigate behind enemy lines, invisible to cameras and drones alike. Warden uses his Glance Smartglasses to enhance his vision, providing him with better visibility in smoke as well as immunity to flashes while remaining still. His M590A1 and MPX makes him a powerful anchor in defence.

In addition to these two new Rainbow recruits, players will be able to explore the map rework of Kafe Dostoyevsky, which incorporates significant changes to the current map in order to open up and diversify gameplay: the first floor has been redesigned, new Bomb sites appear on the second floor, and there are many other updates to gameplay opportunities. Other features that will be introduced in the upcoming season include further updates to Reverse Friendly Fire based on data and community feedback, a reworked Ranked playlist and a new in-game storefront.

The Test Server for Operation Phantom Sight is live now. The Test Server is an alternative version of Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege, allowing players to test upcoming gameplay features that will make their way into the main game itself. Since this is a testing environment, a consistent gameplay experience is not guaranteed on the Test Server. 

For more information about Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege, please visit: https://rainbow6.ubisoft.com.

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