Here's what I am looking forward to for PC games, in no particular order: --Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (probably the game I want the most to come out....) --Divinity 2 --Gothic 3 --F.E.A.R. --S.T.A.L.K.E.R. --Half-Life 2: Aftermath --Dragon Age --Bioware's unknown RPG that will be based on the Unreal Engine 3.0 --Fable: The Lost Chapters
I'm sure there's more, but my noodle's baked after watching 4 movies today....I'll list more later.
--Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (probably the game I want the most to come out....)
No, way. Morrowind was so bad I never finished it. I can't believe Morrowind 2 is the one you are wanting to come out the most. I vote for something else as your no. 1 waiting to come out game.
Yeah, I remember you loved Morrowind, but come on surely there has to be something else you want to more.
Honestly, no. Morrowind was amazing.
And if you are worried about losing track in ES 4: Oblivion, they've added some features to keep you on track.
For starters, there's a new Journal system, and a FAST travel system where you can select a location on the map and it will transport you right to it. It reminds me of the system in Arcanum, where you can just run around the world as you please or you can click on the game's map and let the game travel quick to that location.
Say it again D, you still haven't convinced me. ;D
And I did give it an honestly try. I took my character all the way to level 32/33 somewhere in there. Like Tragic said, I just couldn't get into it either.
The parts you mention sound like a definite improvement, but I am still not sure. The transportation idea sounds especially good if you have a lot of back and forth travel between place. Constantly running back and forth really got old after a while.
I'll just wait for you to play and tell me what you think. Then if I like the sound of it, I might get it when the price drops low enough. ;D
Bioware's unknown RPG that will be based on the Unreal Engine 3.0
BioWare Licenses Unreal® Engine 3 Company to license technology from Epic Games for future title
EDMONTON, Alberta, Canada - September 16, 2004 –
BioWare Corp. and Epic Games today announced a licensure agreement, whereby BioWare will license Epic's Unreal® Engine 3 for use in an upcoming title.
The agreement marks the first time the two companies have collaborated, combining the talents of the premier RPG developer with the premier next-generation engine technology creators. A BioWare development team is already hard at work on the Unreal Engine 3-powered game, an as-yet unannounced title which features BioWare's third new intellectual property.
"We're very happy to license Epic's advanced Unreal Engine 3 technology," said Dr. Ray Muzyka, Joint CEO of BioWare Corp. "One of our development teams will now focus on using Unreal Engine 3 to help us create a great gaming experience in a timely manner. The Unreal Engine has powered some of our favorite games, and we're looking forward to upholding the great history of this engine with an awesome game from BioWare". Dr. Greg Zeschuk, Joint CEO of BioWare Corp. added, "Meanwhile, BioWare will continue to independently develop our own cutting-edge engine technology for future titles!"
We're thrilled that BioWare has chosen to work with Unreal Engine 3." said Tim Sweeney, CEO and Founder of Epic Games Inc. "BioWare's decision reinforces that Unreal Engine 3 is not only a next generation, multi-genre game engine, but also that it can work well for all developers, from small teams to world-class, technologically-savvy companies like BioWare." Mark Rein, Vice President of Epic, added, "BioWare has made some of the best games of all time and we can't wait to see what amazing things they're going to do with Unreal Engine 3!"
Have you played any of the games that use this engine? I'm not familiar with them.
Nobody had a game out on the Unreal Engine 3.0 yet.
I have played games on the past Unreal Engines -- mostly these games are FPS's, such as Unreal Tourney. Unreal Engines are excellent tech engines.
I am assuming that you think it is a good move for Bioware, right?
Yes. Unreal Engines are technically powerful engines.
I thought they were trying to get away from licensing from other companies.
Well, not on gutter-technical game engines for building your games from scratch on top of. Basically the Unreal Engine is a set of technical tools Epic made to build whatever content please off of for making a game.
They are not licensing stories and worlds from others, such as KOTOR is in the Star Wars universe which LucasArts owns or NWN is in the D&D Universe which Hasbro owns.
Then you think Bioware using the Epic engine is a good move on Bioware's part, right? It should make their unannounced game an even better game.
What engine are they using for Dragon Age? I've heard but I've forgotten.
Dragon Age has its own new engine.
Do you think they will port Jade to the PC?
Bioware was asked about if Jade Empire will have a PC version and they refused to comment on it, but they would NOT rule a PC version out.
This is the same thing they said w/ KOTOR 1, when asked if that would come to the PC. They probably are under contract w/ M$ still for Jade being an X-Box exclusive for a certain amount of time, so they won't say too much about -- just like what they did w/ KOTOR 1.
My gut feeling: Jade is PC bound, eventually -- yeah, just like Fable.
That is what I thought I had read, but it had been so long that I wasn't sure any more.
I've kinda felt like Jade will eventually come to the PC given enough time lapse. I think there are to many people want it, it would bring in even more money, and why not when their contract with X-Box expires. It looks rather interesting to me. One that is a little different and might be fun to try.