Gaming Update: 'Evolve, AC: Unity,' 'Ori & the Blind Forest,' 'Destiny'

The Gaming Update has news on 'Evolve,' 'Destiny,' 'Assassin's Creed: Unity' and 'Ori & the Blind Forest.'

During an interview with IGN, creative director Phil Robb revealed that Evolve's DLC maps will be released free of charge in order to cultivate the community. There will be paid-DLC, but players who opt to purchase them will still play alongside those who opt to only use the free downloadable content.

"First thing we [Evolve's creative leads] said was we can't break the community up, so all of our maps will be free. We never want anyone to get booted off of a server because they haven't bought something," said Robb. "We'll have characters and monsters, and even if you don't buy them, if your buddy wants to buy the DLC, that's cool, and your game will be enhanced through his purchase. So, you won't be able to play as those characters, but you will certainly be able to play with those characters."

It appears Ubisoft, in a rush to get Assassin's Creed: Unity to market, failed to notice a few bugs in the title, across all platforms, that irritated both critics and fans of the series. Although the developer hasn't released a statement regarding the issues, Ubisoft has released a workaround for players who haven't yet been affected by a bug that causes the game to crash from the main menu. They are advising unaffected gamers to avoid adding in-game recent players to their contact lists and even delete those who have already been added. Get the instructions here.

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Turtle Rock: 'Evolve's' DLC Maps Will Be Free

During an interview with IGN, creative director Phil Robb revealed that Evolve's DLC maps will be released free of charge in order to cultivate the community. There will be paid-DLC, but players who opt to purchase them will still play alongside those who opt to only use the free downloadable content.

"First thing we [Evolve's creative leads] said was we can't break the community up, so all of our maps will be free. We never want anyone to get booted off of a server because they haven't bought something," said Robb. "We'll have characters and monsters, and even if you don't buy them, if your buddy wants to buy the DLC, that's cool, and your game will be enhanced through his purchase. So, you won't be able to play as those characters, but you will certainly be able to play with those characters."

Ubisoft Addresses Glitches in 'Assassin's Creed: Unity'

It appears Ubisoft, in a rush to get Assassin's Creed: Unity to market, failed to notice a few bugs in the title, across all platforms, that irritated both critics and fans of the series. Although the developer hasn't released a statement regarding the issues, Ubisoft has released a workaround for players who haven't yet been affected by a bug that causes the game to crash from the main menu. They are advising unaffected gamers to avoid adding in-game recent players to their contact lists and even delete those who have already been added. Get the instructions here.

A fix hasn't been released for those who have already been impacted. Gamers are being encouraged to file a support ticket via the developer's official website: support.ubi.com.

'Ori & the Blind Forest' Pushed to 2015

Ori and the Blind Forest was expected to arrive later this year, but developer Moon Studios announced plans to push the release back to 2015. The indie game, which is expected to arrive for Xbox One and PC around the same time before reaching the Xbox 360 needs a "final layer of polish," according to the studio.

"While we're extremely excited for all of you to get your hands on Ori and the Blind Forest as soon as possible, we made the decision together with our partners at Microsoft Studios that we'll need just a little more time in order to add a final layer of polish to—what we hope—will be an unforgettable gaming experience," wrote the developer in a blog post.

The game draws its inspiration from The Lion King and revolves around a forest spirit who sets off on a journey following a loss.

Bungie Delivers Major 'Destiny' Update

Bungie released a huge update for Destiny last week. At 2.44 GB, the update is hailed as Bungie's "biggest yet." "We hit every major system that makes Destiny work with new content or bug killing agents," said the developer in a blog post.

Patch 1.0.3 brings a few updates, adds some social features and addresses issues regarding Classes. Users can now access a channel for Team Chat, and match-made teammates now have the ability to talk to each other in Strikes and Crucible matches. Regarding weapons, gamers may notice a reduced camera shake when being hit with explosive rounds. The team addressed an exploit zone in the Aksor boss encounter and doubled the number of Bounty Slots in Inventory. Check here for a full detailed list.

 


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