Welcome to this week’s edition of the Game Rant Open Discussion. For those who are new, each Friday we spotlight a few of the week’s biggest stories, then open our comments section for readers to chat and connect. This week, we’re discussing Hideo Kojima, Star Citizen, Destiny, and more.
The past few months have been interesting and confusing for fans of developer Hideo Kojima. After a messy departure from Konami that took months to resolve, Kojima announced this week he is starting a new studio, and is in talks with Sony for the developer’s debut game.
After the announcement, Kojima provided a few details about his plans, including his interest in virtual reality game development, his plans to include mechs in his studio’s first game, and that the debut game will be on PlayStation 4 and PC. Hopefully gamers won’t have to wait too long to play Kojima’s next masterpiece.
This week, Target announced it will once again be offering the iconic Fallout 4 Nuka Cola Quantum drink at their retail stores starting today. The drink quickly sold out during its first run, and will likely sell fast this time around too.
The Nuka Cola replica is created by Jones Soda Company, and resembles the Fallout 3 and Fallout: New Vegas versions of the soda. Those who have yet to pick up Fallout 4 can get a free bottle of Nuka Cola Quantum with the purchase of the game.
Destiny players are known for their inventive ways of beating some of the game’s biggest bosses. But most of those successes pale in comparison to what one player accomplished and shared online this week. As shown in the above video, Redditor GladHeAteHer182 soloed the Crota’s End boss using a DDR mat.
The feat is just the latest example of how dedicated players are to Destiny and the lengths they’ll go to inject greater challenge into the game. This will definitely stand as one of the most impressive accomplishments in Destiny, at least until someone conjures up an even more outlandish method of playing the game.
Thanks to a new job posting, it looks like gamers have some clues as to BioShock creator Ken Levine’s next game. The job posting states Levine’s studio is on the hunt for an experienced open-world developer to aid their new project.
Not much is known about the game, though we expect it will continue Levine’s science-fiction obsession with artificial intelligence themes, and will focus on players’ relationships with NPCs. It’ll also most likely be a single player game devoid of multiplayer features, as seems to be the pattern for Levine.
It’ll be interesting to see what Levine and his team are cooking up and how the gaming world reacts to the project. After the BioShock and System Shock series, there’s definitely a lot of pressure on the developer to deliver an engaging, daring game.
Despite being riddled with controversy, Cloud Imperium Games’ open-space behemoth Star Citizen reached $100 million in crowdfunding this week. The achievement solidifies Star Citizen’s position as the most successfully crowdfunded project of any kind.
While the full game isn’t yet available, Cloud Imperium Games has been releasing modules of the game for crowdfunding backers to experience. The full game still doesn’t have a release date, though it will be available on PC when it eventually launches.
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