Universe at War Delayed in Europe
CVG reports of a delay to Universe at War, an upcoming RTS that is being published by Sega. According to the article, the game has been pushed back to further tune it to satisfy the players’ expectations.
The delay only affects European regions though. As per this post on the Petroglyph forums, the setback does not affect the US launch that is on November 2.
Oblivion Expansion Revealed
CVG reports that the February 2007 issue of PC Zone reveals the first details on Shivering Isles, the first expansion pack for Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. Snipping from the magazine article, the add-on will see 30-plus hours of gameplay, new quests, monsters, expanded free-form gameplay and a new land “that you can watch change according to your vital life-or-death decisions.”
Setting the scene, it’s explained that an ominous-looking gate has opened in Nibben Bay, the portal leading to a torn realm – the Shivering Isles – ruled by Sheogorath, the god of madness and dementia. Apparently, adventurers will meet the god and “plough through his trials”, but it’s additionally hinted that ultimately we may well be usurping the deity. A ETA of Q2 2007 has been given.
The issue, which is already available, has first screenshots and further information on the expansion.
Free Radical Working on Battlefront 3?
Making use of their oh-so-awesome ‘investigative reporters’, CVG has learned that the third entry in the popular Star Wars: Battlefront series is being handled by Free Radical. This, according to their investigator, comes as a result of their recent deal with LucasArts to develop a next-gen title.
Known for their excellent work on TimeSplitters and GoldenEye, Free Radical has neither confirmed nor denied its involvement with LucasArts. However, the studio is “very excited” about the project, saying that it will be “awesome”.