Crytek is probably a name that many are familiar with when it comes to games on consoles and the PC, especially when the games are visually stunning. Titles such as Crysis 3 and Ryse: Son of Rome come to mind, and the good news for mobile gamers is that if you’ve loved Crytek’s previous releases, you might be interested to learn that the company will be entering the mobile space with their first title, The Collectables, which somehow makes me think of The Expendables. In any case the game will be Crytek’s first foray into mobile game and it will be a free-to-play title for iOS and Android.
The game will use the company’s CryEngine technology and will put gamers in charge of a squad of heroes where they travel the globe and accomplish missions. The game will be published by DeNA and according to Cryetk’s Paha Schulz, “DeNA offers unparalleled experience in the mobile gaming space, and we’re excited to be collaborating with their team to deliver The Collectables to players. The Collectables will be the first free-to-play mobile game that leverages Crytek’s cutting-edge 3D game technology CRYENGINE.”
The game is set for a release in 2014, but no specific dates have been provided. In any case if you’re wondering what the game might look like, be sure to check out the game’s trailer in the video above.
Just the other day, it was revealed that both the LG G Pad 8.3 and the Sony Xperia Z Ultra would be getting Google Play editions, and while this is great news for those who are looking for a more stock Android experience, it has been discovered that both devices are missing the Gallery app. For those unfamiliar, the Gallery app is where photos and videos are typically stored on an Android device. However instead of Gallery, Google only provided the Photos app which according to some, pales in comparison to the Gallery app when it comes to photo editing option.
If that is the case, why is Google trying to get everyone to use Photos? Well Photos has Google+ integration, and lately we’ve been seeing how Google is trying to get everyone to hop onboard its Google+ social networking platform. We saw this when Google rolled out a new YouTube commenting system that saw Google+ integration in the comments, essentially making users sign up for a Google+ account if they wish to leave comments on videos. There’s no telling if Gallery is gone for good or if Google is simply looking for feedback by trying it out on the G Pad and Xperia Z Ultra, but what do you guys think?