Total War is a series of strategy video games which was developed by Creative Assembly for PC in 2006. The best game in the series so far remains Total War: Medieval II. The latter has become one of the classics of the strategy game. It is therefore normal to see the game land on Android and iOS at a time when smartphone gaming is on the rise.
The adaptation project of Total War: Medieval II on smartphones will be carried by Feral Interactive. The game publisher who had already collaborated a few years ago with Creative Assembly and Sega for the release of the game.
Feral Interactive, the specialist in mobile ports
With Total War: Medieval II, Feral Interactive is not at its first attempt when it comes to mobile games. The studio already has several successes to its name. These include GRID Autosport, ROME: Total War and Alien Isolation.
The last port made by Feral Interactive remains Alien Isolation. A game that has had some success with mobile gamers. So there is a very good chance that with Total War: Medieval II, Feral Interactive will once again do a very good job. Although it is a game from a franchise that the studio masters very well.
Before tackling Medieval II, the studio has already worked on Total War: Rome. He also had to port Total War: Medieval II in 2016 to Linux and macOS. As a reminder, Total War: Medieval II is part of the tradition of Total War games.
It offers players an explosive cocktail of real-time gameplay and turn-based games. The content of the game itself gives the possibility of discovering Europe, Africa and the Middle East during the Middle Ages.
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Modalities of play that remain to be defined
Feral interactive is not alone in enjoying a good reputation when it comes to the mobile game adaptation of Total War: Medieval II. The game itself is very popular in the world of video games. Its PC version has received many positive reviews on Steam.
However, to date there are not many elements to assess the project. In its statement, Feral Interactive said in a statement that it intends to adapt the entire game without any compromise. He also said that the game would be entirely designed for touch screens and therefore suitable for mobile formats. If the studio respects these two commitments then there is a good chance that the port of Total War: Medieval II will be a success.
At the moment, we just know that the game is expected to release on Android and iOS in the spring of this year. However, the exact release date is not yet known. Same thing for information concerning the marketing price. More information will be revealed about the game in the coming days.
Source: Android Police
Japan is the birthplace of Sony and the PlayStation, so it is not surprising that in this market, the Sony console often outperforms the Microsoft set-top box in sales. However, the situation changed last week.
According to sources, last week the Xbox console was ahead of the PlayStation in sales, and this happened for the first time in eight years.
We are talking about weekly sales, so in a normal situation this information would hardly be interesting, but still such an important achievement for Microsoft is worth attention.
True, the point is not at all in the decline in demand for the PS5 and the growth in demand for the Xbox, but simply in the availability of one or another set-top box. Actually, it is the offer that has been the main factor for the entire year and a half since the launch of the current generation consoles.
So, to the numbers. Last week, only 2693 PS5 consoles were sold in Japan, only 105 Xbox Series X consoles were sold, while the Series S sold 6120 units. That is, it was the younger Microsoft console that bypassed the Sony consoles.
For comparison, in the two weeks from April 25 to May 8, more than 46,000 PS5 consoles were sold. That is, their availability was simply many times higher. And the Xbox Series S sold 10,610 units.
In any case, the undisputed leader remains the Nintendo Switch. Last week, 35,868 Switch OLEDs, 20,443 Switch units and 9011 Switch Lite units were sold.
Rumors about the PlayStation 5 Pro console appeared even before the release of the current version. Given the situation with the PS4, it is reasonable to expect a new model a few years after the start of sales of the regular PS5. And now some details have appeared on the Web.
The source says that the new set-top box will have a GPU with a performance of 14-16 TFLOPS. To recap, the current PS5 has 10.28 TFLOPS. One could say that the Xbox Series X already offers 12.1 TFLOPS, but still there is no point in directly comparing it here – you need to pay attention to the increase within the same line.
PS5 Pro is also credited with 18-20 GB of memory versus the current 16 GB. It is possible that the memory will become faster.
But more the source concentrates not on parameters, but on performance targets. Allegedly, the main task of the updated set-top box is to deliver 60 fps in 4K resolution at maximum quality settings for ray tracing effects. At medium settings, performance should rise to 120 fps at 1440-1800p, and without ray tracing, the console will supposedly be able to deliver 240 fps at 1080-1440p. True, why 240 fps for the average gamer is completely unclear.
So far, these data should be considered as rumors, but still the first of the above goals looks more than logical. True, it is not clear whether a 40-60% increase in GPU performance will be enough to achieve it.
Built-in games, Bluetooth calling, IP68, and SpO2 in $23 watch. Fire-Bolt Ninja 3 introduced
Popular wearable device maker Fire-Boltt has unveiled a new smartwatch called the Fire-Boltt Ninja 3 that comes with some cool features including Bluetooth calling and built-in games.
The Fire-Boltt Ninja 3 smartwatch features a large 1.69-inch 240 x 280 pixel LCD display, as well as a side button for easy user interface navigation. The watch offers many health-related features such as real-time heart rate monitoring and an SpO2 sensor to monitor blood oxygen levels and sleep. The watch supports 60 sports modes, including basketball, football, tennis, running, walking and others.
The smartwatch has also received built-in games, including the popular 2048 puzzle and Flappy Bird clone, which can be easily played without the need to connect to a smartphone. They also offer several cloud watch faces.
Fire-Boltt claims the Ninja 3 can last up to 7 days on a single charge and is IP68 rated. The smart watch supports call and notification alerts, media playback and camera control.
The price of the device is only $23.
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