Spiro Reignited Trilogy coming to PS4 and Xbox One

PS4 and Xbox One gamers who don’t think there are enough old school games on the new platforms are about to be very happy. On Thursday morning it was announced that the Spiro Reignited Trilogy is officially coming to the consoles later this year. The announcement comes after rumors had been swirling for quite some time that remastered versions of the beloved game were on the way. The game is set to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the series’ official beginning on the original PlayStation.

As the title of the remastered title likely tipped you off, it will have three titles in one. Spyro the Dragon, Spyro: Year of the Dragon and Spyro 2: Ripto’s Rage will all be given some souped-up graphics and gameplay in order to look and feel better on the better consoles. The developers have said that they want to rez-up the graphics from the original games, but want to make sure that the art style that came in those original PlayStation titles stays true to what we’ve seen in previous versions.

Because the new trilogy wants to make sure to capture a new generation of gamers, but still have plenty to offer to those who played the originals, there are going to be a few new additions as well. It appears there will be some Orb Challenges, mini-games and what the developers have only teased as “more.”

There is also going to be some work done on remapping the controls, as those would cause a few problems with the new controllers and camera angles on the PS4 and Xbox One today. As for now, the two announced consoles are indeed the PS4 and Xbox One. There hasn’t been a mention of the game eventually coming to the Switch, but it seems like a perfect fit. Spyro Reignited Trilogy will arrive on September 21, 2018.

‘Sea of Thieves’ Now Available on Xbox One and Windows

The highly anticipated pirate-themed video game “Sea of Thieves” was released on March 20, 2018. Available on Microsoft Windows and the Xbox One, with cross-platform play, it features an open-world in which dozens of players can engage ship battles, fight sea monsters and scavenge for loot.

“Sea of Thieves” was first announced in 2015 at Microsoft’s annual Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3). Developed by Rare, Microsoft unveiled the game’s Unreal Engine 4, which offered realistic physics paired with smooth, fluid gameplay. Rare and Microsoft had originally planned to launch “Sea of Thieves” in 2017. Like many games, however, the launch date was pushed back.

Something that makes “Sea of Thieves” stand out from other games is its unique open-world, pirate-themed gameplay. It features a shared world in which multiple groups of players will frequently encounter each other. “Sea of Thieves” also features multiple environments, including oceans, underwater caves, land and towns. Furthermore, it includes some comical gameplay elements like the ability to shoot someone out of a cannon.

Because of its focused on a multiplayer style of gameplay, there’s been some concern over griefing in “Sea of Thieves.” While players can perform solo missions, this doesn’t offer the same experience as having ship battles between two or more groups. Unfortunately, some players join games with the purpose of ruining their teammates’ game. Known as griefers, they’re a common problem among many team-oriented multiplayer games, and “Sea of Thieves” is no exception.

In an interview with BBC, developers explained how they they are trying to stop griefing. For instance, players can’t attack other players in their crew. They can swing their sword or use other weapons pointed towards their crew, but this doesn’t cause damage. A player’s attack will only cause damage to non-player characters (NPCs) and players who aren’t a part of their crew.

Rare developers also designed a shared reward system in which all players of a crew are equally rewarded when one player completes a mission. This means a single player can’t steal his or her crew’s reward.

Finally, developers have implemented a feature that allows players to place abusive players in jail. Once jailed, the player is unable to interfere with other players’ gameplay, thus encouraging a healthy environment in which players work together to achieve a common goal.

Rare To Release Sea of Thieves for Xbox One

If you have an Xbox and like pretending to be a pirate, you will love Sea of Thieves from British game developer Rare.

The game is much different than recent titles from Rare, which has mostly been making games for Microsoft’s now defunct Kinect accessory. Sea of Thieves is more like their older games, such as GoldenEye 007, Banjo-Kazooie and Battletoads. In this game, which has been in development for years, gamers battle each other for buried treasure.

The game is due to be released in March, and, at least initially, it will be available for Xbox and Microsoft Windows exclusively.

Sea of Thieves is a big game, with a wide open world, making it a most welcome addition to the current crop of high-end games. As a player, you must deal with rival pirates — who fire upon you at will — while also avoiding fire from Skeleton Island. And if this isn’t enough thrills for you, there are also sea monsters lurking in the water nearby, ready to snatch you from your crow’s nest. Of course, you get to dig for buried treasure as well.

However, at least at the moment, the game seems not quite finished. Though it could evolve quickly, and some in the industry believe that it could be a surprise hit and a long lasting one if Rare and Microsoft continue to develop the property.

It is certainly visually stunning, even now. In fact, the sea and the storms are so realistic that some players have actually experienced seasickness. They have also have felt that they were really out to sea while playing. There is further a great attention to detail throughout the game. Players will feel that they are existing in a world that is true to life.

Finally, when you buy the game for Xbox, you get the Windows version free of charge, and the two will seamlessly sync with one another.