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Outriders Game Reveal Kicking Off This Thursday | Screen Rant

The reveal stream for the game Outriders will air on Thursday, February 13th at 12:00pm Pacific Time. The game is a co-operative RPG shooter set in a sci-fi universe. Outriders is currently set to release on PC, PlayStation 5, and the Xbox Series X during the holidays of 2020, as well as the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Outriders is being developed by the studio People Can Fly, which is one of the biggest AAA video game studios in Poland and is probably best known for its work on Gears of War: Judgement. The company has made its mark on the shooter genre with the unique and incredibly violent Bulletstorm. While the game did not perform incredibly well, Bulletstorm has developed a cult following over the years and earned People Can Fly several accolades. The game even went on to be remade in 2017, and performed much better in terms of sales.

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The reveal stream for the new game will feature Outriders Game Director Bartek Kmita, Lead Writer Joshua Rubin, and host Malik Forte, and will go live on February 13th at 12:00pm PT. Viewers can watch the Outriders stream live on Twitch. According to a press release, Kmita is very excited to be working on something new to show off to fans. After the company’s split from Epic Games in 2015, it has not put any new games except for the remastered edition of Bulletstorm in 2017. Kmita says, “Outriders is our first game since leaving Epic Games, and has grown from an idea of the game we always wanted to make, to the most ambitious project People Can Fly has ever undertaken.”

According to the game developers, Outriders will take place on the planet Enoch, and players will be tasked with creating their own character to explore the hostile planet. From there they must set out on an adventure to locate a mysterious signal while using a large arsenal of weaponry and gear. The various forms of environment players will be exploring in the world of Outriders include cities, forests, mountains, and deserts.

People Can Fly has set itself apart from other companies by making their shooters quirky and crass while still remaining entertaining. The violence of Bulletstorm was always over the top and ridiculous in a way that couldn’t help but leave players feeling charmed. While Gears of War: Judgement wasn’t a huge success players could still feel People Can Fly’s trademark tight shooting and wit inside of the game. Outriders, on the other hand seems like it will be a much more serious affair, but given People Can Fly’s past pedigree it could very well be the next big thing in the shooter genre, and interested players should tune in on February 13th to see just what the game has in store.

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Sources: People Can Fly, YouTube


2020-02-11 02:02:56

Cody Peterson

Hobbs & Shaw Teaser Confirms New Trailer Arrives Thursday

A new Hobbs & Shaw teaser video confirms an April 18 release date for the new trailer. Directed by David Leitch, the action comedy is a spinoff of the Fast and the Furious series with Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham reprising their franchise roles.

In Hobbs & Shaw, Johnson stars as Luke Hobbs, a character who first emerged as a villain in Fast Five. Since then, Hobbs has been part of four subsequent films, in which he serves as a United States Diplomatic Security Service agent, a bounty hunter, and a comrade to Vin Diesel’s Dominic Toretto. Meanwhile, Luke Shaw first appeared during the Fast & Furious 6 credits sequence, in which he’s narratively connected to the third series installment, The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift. Like Hobbs, Shaw manages to form a bond with Toretto. Based on the talkative personalities of both Hobbs and Shaw, along with the A-list star power of both Johnson and Statham, the new spinoff represents a logical next step until the next proper film releases. Earlier this year, the aforementioned Diesel stated that three Fast and the Furious spin-offs are in the works.

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On Twitter, the official Hobbs & Shaw account posted a new teaser video that confirms the impending release of trailer #2.  The clip begins with a graphic that reads “IN 3 DAYS,” and the flip of a switch takes the viewer inside an engine for a brief few seconds, until an explosion transitions to the final graphic reveal. As a whole, the Hobbs & Shaw trailer teaser is only seven seconds long, but it fully aligns with the franchise’s basic premise: fast AND furious. Check out the Hobbs & Shaw teaser video below.

Last February, Universal Pictures premiered Hobbs & Shaw’s first trailer, which introduces the villain Brixton, a “cyber-genetically enhanced anarchist,” portrayed by Idris Elba. Earlier this month, Johnson and Statham introduced the new Hobbes & Shaw trailer at CinemaCon, in which Elba’s Brixton describes himself as the “Black Superman.” In addition, the trailer unsurprisingly highlights the unique lead dynamics, as both characters are known for talking trash, and also for getting the job done. Last month, Hobbs & Shaw producer Hiram Garcia posted a black and white image of the baddie Brixton brandishing a flamethrower, suggesting that the new film will be a lot of fun for long-time franchise fans.

In Hobbs & Shaw, English actress Vanessa Kirby co-stars as MI6 agent Hattie Shaw, the sister of Statham’s title character. In addition, acclaimed English actress Helen Mirren stars as the family matriarch. These female roles are significant, as the next franchise installment will reportedly be a female-centric film, with MCU scribe Nicole Perlman scheduled to write with Captain Marvel screenwriter Geneva Robertson-Dworet and Lindsey Beer (Sierra Burgess Is a Loser). 

Based on what we’ve seen so far, the new Hobbs & Shaw trailer will be explosive yet light-hearted. Both Johnson and Statham are legit international stars, and the spinoff allows them to flex their comedic chops while staying true to the series’ premise. But just as Kirby stole many scenes in Mission: Impossible – Fallout, don’t be surprised if she does the same in Hobbs & Shaw, and the same applies for Eiza González as Madam M. For now, enjoy the Hobbs & Shaw teaser, along with the upcoming trailer. 

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Source: Hobbs & Shaw



2019-04-15 11:04:57

Q.V. Hough