Sunday 1 February 2015

Funday February [Network]

I don't normally start the news out this way, but there was something announced within the last days of January that really struck my interest. Frontier Developments, hot off the release of Elite: Dangerous in December [and with continual updates to it] have now announced another self-published game. This one is something a bit special though. It's a spiritual successor to Rollercoaster Tycoon. Coaster Park Tycoon is set to raise the bar of theme park simulation games, and if you haven't read the announcement itself - the details are here. Since Frontier worked on the third Rollercoaster Tycoon, I think this is a great idea from the company. Since they don't have the power to make another RCT [Atari's IP], this was the next best thing they could have done. And it means they have complete control for future games [or further support].
From one game to the next, I'll be doing another Star Wars Battlefront video this month, but this time the focus will be on the first game. I know it's a bit late, but a few months ago was the original Battlefront's 10th anniversary. The 10th anniversary for the second game will be coming soon [and wouldn't it be perfect for the new game to release close or on the anniversary date itself], and I'll be doing playthroughs of it after the anniversary date just like with the first. They'll still be highlight reels, but hopefully showcasing what makes the games great.
But before that, we have the open Battlefield Hardline beta. As some know, I've slowly been growing to like the Battlefield franchise after purchasing Battlefield 4 end of November. That purchase was was in anticipation of the new Star Wars Battlefront. Since then, I've been playing over various weeks, and have come to like it. Enough to try out the Hardline beta, which I will give impressions on, and possibly even do a gameplay recording.
And now we finish on what's happening around the network of Cyber Digital Services. As mentioned when the Super Smash Bros. 4 WiiU review was posted, the Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal review has been delayed into this month. Story uploads continue as normal, and at the minute, nothing new is planned.
As always, small updates will be posted through social media.
That's it for now.