We visited Plantronics and tested their new headsets, the RIG Surround and RIG Flex. The sound is awesome and you have a lot of settings to choose. Plantronics Gaming offers a range of audio peripherals at a range of price points to meet the needs of every gamer, whether they play on mobile, console or PC.
We talked with the guys of Teamspeak about the new features and future plans. The core was completely overworked and the client and server version runs now on Windows (32 and 64bit), Mac OS and Linux. TeamSpeak 3 also includes a robust cross-platform Software Development Kit (SDK). The security level and privacy was improved. The GUI (Graphical User Interface) has been completely redesigned and is now fully customizable.
After visting a lot of game developers and their games at Gamescom, we think these are some of the best games: Assassin’s Creed: Unity, Batman: Arkham Knight, Bloodborne, Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, DayZ, Destiny, Evolve, FIFA 15, Halo 5: Guardians, Quantum Break, Rise of the Tomb Raider, The Crew, The Division, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.
We talked with the guys from Epic Games about the new features of the Unreal Engine. The editor is revised and updated. A better functionality and overview allows a better workflow. The system requirements are scaled down and the hardware support is now on a very high level, especially for CPU and GPU Multiprocessing!
Another good news is the integration and support of the most third party plugins, especially the mega texturing in the new graphine version. Check it out here:http://graphinesoftware.com
But the best news is the new licence model, 19€ a month, thats fair.
We met the Unity and Everyplay developers and exchanged about new developments. Version 5 of the Unity engine will come with a new unified shader to make it particularly easy to represent different material surfaces and reflections. The lighting system is to be extended with new real-time functions and Ray-tracing will be possible. Another great news, parts of Unity will be open source! Collaborations with Intel, Google and Samsung will support better integration on Android and Smart TV devices.
Everyplay enables the users to record and share their best moments in your game, spreading the word about your game on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and our growing Everyplay community for game videos. Visit: https://developers.everyplay.com
We visited not just the big game developers and publishers, also the little game developers at the two Indie Game Areas had interesting developments to show. More pictures of the Indie Megabooth you can find at the Gamescom Album Day 2!
Some of the games we tested:
Brightside Games: Team Indie
Data Realms: Planetoid Pioneers
Dissident Logic: Paperbound
Mimimi Productions: The Last Tinker: City of Colors
Klonk UG: Mercury Shift 3D
Shark Punch: The Masterplan
vr Bits: Darkfield VR
Zeppelin Studio: Schein