Piranha Bytes and Nordic Games have announced an "edgy, dark, uncompromising [and] complex" open-world role-playing game called ELEX for PC and "current gen consoles". It's due out winter 2016/2017.
Of all the games to be tarted up for a next-gen release I didn't expect one to be Piranha Bytes' largely glossed over role-playing game Risen 3. But it is, this August, and only for PlayStation 4.
Risen 3: Titan Lords came out on PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 in August last year. It was OK - hampered by its combat but "a commendably deep and full role-playing game" underneath.
This PS4 Enhanced Edition offers graphics comparable to "ultra" settings on PC, "and even surpasses the original visuals in a number of areas". It has higher-resolution textures, post processing effects such as "bokeh" depth-of-field (when points of light become out of focus and become large circles), HDR bloom and volumetric clouds.
Piranha Bytes' upcoming open-world fantasy adventure Risen 3: Titan Lords is now set for a 15th August release on PC, PS3 and Xbox 360.
Not everyone's jumping on the next-gen bandwagon: just announced RPG threequel Risen 3, due August, will be a PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 game.
Developer Piranha Bytes is promising freedom in exploration and a hand-crafted world.
The game's full name is Risen 3: Titan Lords, and it spins the story of a world abandoned by the gods, where a young warrior is attacked from the shadows and loses his soul. His quest to retrieve it will also be yours.