Release of Far Cry 6 teaser trailer and a new super powerful graphics card by Nvidia. Hot news of the week07 December 2018
Which new products Ubisoft developers are bringing to The Game Awards 2018 and how does Epic Games Store stand out among other digital stores – read in our traditional weekly digest.
Titan RTX by Nvidia has become the fastest graphics card in the world
New graphics device produced by Nvidia has become the fastest graphics card in the world. Titan RTX outperforms the previous generation cards by six times in terms of capacity. The new card is based on Turing architecture, has 576 tensor cores with performance of 130 teraflops.
The graphics card supports real-time ray tracing enabled by 72 cores. Titan RTX has 24 GB GDDR6 memory, 672 GB/s bandwidth. The device is intended for gamers and developers. For now, there is no information as to when the graphics card will appear in the CIS, but its preliminary cost in Russia is estimated at 222,000 rubles.
Ubisoft showed a teaser trailer of the new Far Cry
At the forefront of The Game Awards 2018, Ubisoft shared a one-minute trailer of Far Cry 6. The video shows that the scene of the new game is set in the world that suffered an apocalypse. Players will enjoy a first person shooter, the atmosphere of which resembles RAGE 2 and Metro: Exodus. The short video also briefly shows one of the guns that will be available to gamers – an arbalest charged with disks of circular saw.
The response of viewers to the trailer was positive: many users build hypotheses about the name and plot of the game. Ubisoft will make a comprehensive presentation directly at The Game Awards 2018.
The number of Epic Seven downloads has exceeded one million
2D role playing game Epic Seven has officially become a successful project having surpassed one million downloads. Smilegate decided to celebrate this fact together with users: developers launched two events that allow gamers to earn additional perks.
One of them is the possibility to receive prizes just for entering the game (for example, Light of a Million ring): the special offer will last until December 20. The second event offers trials, for passing of which gamers will earn gold and reagent intended to upgrade skills. Tasks are available until December 12.
Authors of Fortnite launch their own digital store
Authors of Fortnite and Gears of War from Epic Games are launching a new digital service – Epic Games Store. Its main advantage will be the loyal attitude to developers that will receive 88% of revenue for their products. Besides, Epic Games Store will not set any restrictions related to the engine, and those who use Unreal Engine 4 will not have to pay anything.
Founders of Epic Games believe that now it is important to cater to authors of the content, the thing that most of the popular platforms such as Steam, PlayStation Store, App Store, and Google Play do not do. These resources give the developer only 70% of revenue.
Fortnite will offer a creative mode
Authors of Fortnite announced a new creative game mode that will allow gamers to receive additional capabilities. The update will be available for those who have a military pass starting from December 6, and the rest of players will receive it on December 13. There is a trailer on the Internet that shows how the creative mode works. Fortnite will also attend The Game Awards 2018, where gamers hope to learn more about updates and peculiarities of the seventh season.