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SGO Inside Drive (8/30/2019): Hoverloop Early Access, Inside the Park VR, and More!

Hoverloop Inside Drive

August has just about come to a close bringing us one day away from the final quarter of the year. Before we let August go officially, we have one last Inside Drive to end the month. This week we have news on Hoverloop, a new combat arena game, Inside the Park VR and more.

SGO Inside Drive 8/30: Hoverloop & More!

Hoverloop Steam Beta and Early Access

Hoverloop enters open beta to allow early access for players over the weekend. Cronos Interactive allows players to engage in online action August 31 3PM CEST to September 1. Those who join will receive exclusive items to customize their drones in celebration of the event.

The free weekend also brings an update to the game complete with bug fixes and additional content. Players can expect:

  • Private Online lobbies for Multiplayer
  • Two brand new announcers
  • Revamped Mine map
  • Tweaks to guns and abilities
  • Movement has been tightened both on the ground and in mid-air
  • Hitscan replaces projectiles in some weapons
  • Improved AI
  • Updated Tutorial
  • Players can now select a custom dog tag in the garage
  • Top Player’s dog tag is visible on in-game billboards

The Fisherman – Fishing Planet: The Complete Edition Trailer

Bigben’s The Fisherman – Fishing Planet is the all-in-one edition of one of the most in-depth and popular fishing simulators. Players travel the world experiencing the best elements of fishing with 143 species of fish, multiple techniques, and a full suite of fishing gear. Exclusive content available in The Fisherman: Fishing Planet include new fishing spots in La Creuse, France, the trolling technique, four unique fish species, and a new motorboat. Open season in Fishing Planet begins October 17 for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

Women in Gaming Development Camp Host by NBA 2K League

NBA 2K League hosted the league’s first-ever development camp for elite female NBA 2K players. The camp took place Aug. 20-23 at the NBA 2K League Studio in New York City. The four-day camp brought together 15 top female players to compete alongside NBA 2K League players, coaches, and former WNBA player Taj McWilliams-Franklin, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive player Theia, and more.

WRC 8 Dev Dairy Talks Level Design & Physics

In addition to launching soon, WRC 8 has received new dev dairies detailing some of the techniques that made the game possible.

Art Director, Amaury Beyris, goes over the steps in the process of creating a rally from the ground up. This includes design techniques and showcasing the terrain features and weather conditions. In a second video, Jérémy Lolieux talks players through major physics improvements for the upcoming game.

Inside the Park VR Available Now

As of this week, Intelimmerse LLC has released Inside the Park VR on Steam. The immersive baseball sim comes to the Valve Index bringing:

  • Realistic Physics
  • High Fidelity Graphics
  • Vive Tracker Support
  • Dynamic Statistics like Pitch Speed, Pitch Type, Bat Speed, Exit Velocity, Spin Rate, and Distance
  • Equipment Customization
  • Left Handed Support, and more!

Renzo Racer Leave Early Access

As of August 29, EnsenaSoft’s Renzo Racer has left Early Access and is now fully available on Steam. Additionally, Renzo Racer includes new power-ups, a new Tournament mode, and local multiplayer. You can also pick the game up through Windows Store (desktop only), and it supports VR on HTC Viveport and Steam.

WWE 2K20 Entrance Videos Revealed

This week saw the reveal of two entrances videos for WWE 2K20. The first features Samoa Joe and introduces the debut of Greg Hamilton as the announcer in the game. The second, features WWE’s Best Kept Secret, Buddy Murphy. While the entrance themselves were nothing to write home about, they did leave some lasting impressions. The new lighting and attention to detail in terms of character models and ring attire elements, like material, is an an added bonus. You can check the entrances out below.

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