The Legacy of Kain franchise has been largely ignored by developers over the last few years, but some fans were appeased by the idea that a free-to-play spin-off was in the works. Named Nosgoth, this was a multiplayer action game developed by Psyonix and published by Square Enix for Microsoft Windows. Sadly, the title has been officially cancelled during its beta testing phase, and Square Enix has recently delivered the news on its forums.
“It is with a heavy heart and an immense sense of sadness that we must announce the end of Nosgoth’s development. Servers will continue to run until 31st May 2016, during which time you will be able to play the game as normal. After that date, Nosgoth will be taken offline for the last time.”
Square Enix also provided an FAQ, which clearly states that players will still be able to enjoy the game until May 31, albeit without being able to make any real-world purchases. Moreover, purchases made since March 1 will be refunded entirely, which seems fair. The game certainly wasn’t the worse in the world, but it didn’t really represent Legacy of Kain properly. Those games were incredibly well-made and impressed with great stories and voice acting, which is why a simple F2P title could not possibly do them justice.
Great news for all you Rocket League fans out there, as developer Psyonix reveal the latest action-packed DLC to be released for their fast-paced multiplayer sports game.
“Thematically inspired by films and literature set in grim, post-apocalyptic futures, Chaos Run brings those happy-go-lucky scenarios to Rocket League‘s universe with two brand new Battle-Cars (Ripper and Grog), 12 new Decals (six for each new vehicle), and several new Paint Types, Wheels, Rocket Trails, Toppers, and Antennas.”
As you can see in the DLC trailer below, the new content certainly takes inspiration from futuristic wasteland movies such as Mad Max. The cars are covered in brutal armour, the terrain is rough and worn and the action is still as crazy as ever.
“Welcome back to the Wasteland! Our new “Chaos Run” DLC Pack brings the post-apocalypse to Rocket League with two all-new vehicles, six unique Decals for each new Battle-Car (12 total), two new Paint Types, two new Wheels, two new Rocket Trails, three new Toppers, and three new Antennas!”
The New Rocket League Chaos Run DLC Includes
2 New Battle-Cars, Ripper and Grog
12 New Decals (six for each new Battle-Car)
2 New Paint Types (Camo and Sun-Damaged)
2 New Wheels (Ripper and Grog)
2 New Rocket Trails (Sandstorm, Nuts and Bolts)
3 New Toppers (Boombox, Cow Skull, Mohawk)
3 New Antennas (Bomb Pole, Radioactive, Retro Ball – Wasteland)
5 New Trophies (PS4) and Achievements (Steam)
Chaos Run will be available this December on both the PlayStation Network and Steam PC for $3.99 USD or its regional equivalent. To celebrate the launch, Psyonix will also be releasing a new free arena dubbed “Wasteland” which you can see in the trailer above.
Great Scott! Get yourself ready for something truly awesome coming to the already fantastic Rocket League later this month, the Back to the future Car Pack!
Rocket League has been a smash hit and a very popular choice when it comes to multiplayer competitive gaming, so much so that it may even be entering the world of eSports. Of course, there’s very little difference between the cars in the game, at least in terms of performance, but when it comes to customisation, the developers at Psyonix love to give you a lot of options. Their latest addition to their ranks needs little introduction, as the iconic DeLorian is one of the most easily recognised cars from movie history, having been the time machine used by Doc and Marty in Back to the Future.
The car pack launches on October 21st and you can check out the teaser trailer below.
“Great Scott! The time continuum has been disrupted and as of October 21, 2015, the “Future” is now! Celebrate one of the most anticipated days of the last 30 years in Rocket League with the official Back to the Future DeLorean Time Machine! Don’ t waste another minute. Get it for PC and PS4 today!” – Psyonix
What cars would you love to see added to Rocket League?