Lay of the Lake - Dev Q&A
Bassmaster® Fishing 2022 is coming out on October 28th, we managed to grab some time with Ben Gunstone, Executive Producer and Des O’Connor, Studio Producer for a chat about all things Bassmaster Fishing 2022. In this video we’ll cover everything from what is Bassmaster Fishing 2022, discuss game modes and features, and take a look at the gameplay! If you want to find out more about everything coming to Bassmaster Fishing 2022, take a look at our The Story So Far [] article. Bassmaster Fishing 2022 is available now to pre-order on Steam, PlayStation®5, PlayStation 4 and Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One family of devices including the Xbox One X You’ll also receive a special 10% discount for pre-ordering (to receive this discount on PlayStation you need to be a PS Plus member). It will also be available on Day 1 with Xbox Game Pass. You can pre-order Bassmaster Fishing 2022 via these links: PlayStation Standard Deluxe Steam Standard & Deluxe Xbox Standard Deluxe Pricing Standard £29.99/ €34.99/ $39.99 Deluxe £34.99/ €39.99/ $44.99 Deluxe Upgrade pack £6.99/ €8.99/ $9.99 Catch you on the lake, October 28th. * Follow us on our social channels [] * Sign up to our Bassmaster Fishing 2022 Newsletter [] * Join our community Discord [] * Follow us on Tik Tok []
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Pre-Order Bassmaster® Fishing 2022 now!
Bassmaster Fishing 2022 is being released worldwide on all PlayStation and Xbox systems, Steam, and the Microsoft Store on October 28th. It will also be available on Day 1 with Xbox Game Pass. Today we are pleased to announce that pre-orders for the digital Standard Edition and Deluxe Edition are now available, excitingly, you’ll receive a special 10% discount when you pre-order on Xbox, Steam, or if you're a PS Plus Member on PlayStation! This article will also highlight those all-important differences between the Standard and Deluxe version of the game. Let’s dive in. All links for Pre-Orders can be found at the bottom of the page. Bassmaster Fishing 2022: Digital Standard Edition The Standard Edition of Bassmaster Fishing 2022 is full of new features and exclusive B.A.S.S. content, including our largest ever multiplayer that supports cross-play and a brand-new multiplayer mode: Bassmaster Royale. You’ll also be able to play as 10 legends of bass fishing, such as Scott Martin, back-to-back Bassmaster Classic® Champion Hank Cherry, and more! You'll also be able fish on 8 real-world venues – including Lake Hamilton, Sabine River & Lake Ray Roberts. We also have all-new features, such as an all-new Fish AI system, underwater camera, GPS marker system, and so much more! Bassmaster Fishing 2022: Digital Deluxe Edition The Bassmaster Fishing 2022 Digital Deluxe Edition includes everything from the Standard Edition of the game, plus a heap more of additional content! With 6 stunning deluxe edition boat wraps, 5 special Deluxe Edition clothing items, and a mix of deluxe rods, reels, and lures with exclusive designs, you’ll be the envy of all your competitors on the water. Combine that with your very own set of Mastery Challenges & Rewards exclusively for Deluxe Edition players, and it’s the ultimate Bassmaster Fishing 2022 package. Standard Pricing - Receive 10% discount when you pre-order! Standard Edition • £29.99/ €34.99/ $39.99 Deluxe Edition • £34.99/ €39.99/ $44.99 Pre-order Bassmaster Fishing 2022 on all platforms now using the links below, on the platforms Store or using the platforms App on iOS and Android. Xbox Digital Deluxe Edition US [] Digital Deluxe Edition EU [] PlayStation Digital Deluxe Edition US [] Digital Deluxe Edition EU [] Steam Digital Deluxe & Standard Edition [] Xbox Digital Standard Edition US [] Digital Standard Edition EU [] PlayStation Digital Standard Edition US [] Digital Standard Edition EU [] Steam Digital Standard & Deluxe Edition [] Catch you on the lake, October 28th. * Follow us on our social channels [] * Sign up to our Bassmaster Fishing 2022 Newsletter [] * Join our community Discord [] * Follow us on Tik Tok []
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Cross play and Bassmaster® Royale!
Experience the huge online world of Bassmaster Fishing 2022 this October 28th. Cross-Play, exciting new game modes to the fishing game genre, and large lobbies are just a few of the new features coming. You can pre-order now on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4 and Steam, if you're a PS Plus Member or purchasing through Steam you'll also recieve a 10% discount! Pre-order on PlayStation US [] Pre-order on PlayStation EU [] Pre-order on Steam [] Cross-Play & huge multiplayer lobbies Multiplayer in Bassmaster Fishing 2022 is new, exciting, and huge. The team is excited to announce that Cross-Play is coming to Bassmaster Fishing 2022! This means you can play with anybody who has the game, no limitations to platform. **Bassmaster Royale ** Bassmaster Royale is the new adrenaline pumping mode coming to the fishing game space. The aim of the game is to spawn in, find your hot spot, and catch more fish than the other players to avoid being eliminated in the 4 culling events that take place throughout the match. Survive the culling events and you are crowned the Bassmaster Royale Champion. When starting a match, you’ll spawn into 1 of 3 different spots on the lake each time and race to your hotspots to start hooking bass. Be careful though, other players might be trying to take your spot, so you’ll want to have a game plan as soon as you set off. By watching the leaderboard you’ll see where you stand within the match if you’re too low down you risk getting eliminated when the next culling event happens. If you get eliminated, better luck next time, if you haven’t been eliminated, then you’ll need to carry on catching more bass than the other anglers and increase your haul. If you successfully survive all 4 culling events, the player with the heaviest weight at the end is the winner of the game and becomes the Bassmaster Royale Champion. Have you got what it takes to be the last man standing? **Fishing Trip ** How about just relaxing and fishing with some friends? Well, we’ve got that too, if you want a non-competitive environment to explore then you can jump into any of our open lakes in the multiplayer part of our game, find your friends, and start fishing. This is a great mode if you’re just looking to hang out, learn venues together, or simply show off your new cosmetics. **What’s coming? ** Post launch the Dovetail Games team has exciting plans to bring new modes to multiplayer so players can fish against others to be the Bassmaster Classic® champion online, or where they can become the angler of the month in the Global Dovetail Fishing League! Whether you’re looking to be the last man standing, the Bassmaster Classic Champion of the world or simply hang out with some friends and relax on the water, we’ve got you covered in Bassmaster Fishing 2022. * Follow us on our social channels [] * Sign up to our Bassmaster® Fishing 2022 Newsletter [] * Join our community Discord [] * Follow us on Tik Tok []
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Road to the Classic® - Bassmaster® Fishing 2022!
Experience the thrill of competitive bass fishing in Bassmaster® Fishing 2022, the Official Video Game, coming this October 28th! Compete as 10 Elite Series anglers, such as the back-to-back Bassmaster Classic® Champion Hank Cherry, or create and customise your own angler to climb the leaderboards to achieve angling immortality by winning the coveted Bassmaster Classic®. **Building the next generation of bass anglers ** Dovetail Games is not only bringing Bassmaster® Fishing 2022 to your screens by celebrating the best anglers in the business and providing an authentic bass fishing experience for all, but also by investing in the next generation of talented bass anglers aspiring to be the next Bassmaster Champions. This weekend Dovetail Games is the College Classic Bracket Live Sponsor at Coose River, Wetumpka. We are also the Live Sponsors for two more events before the end of 2021 - the High School Combine 15-17th on Wheeler Lake Decatur, Ala, and the Bassmaster Opens at Grand Lake Oklahoma on October 21-23rd. Experiencing the Bassmaster Career Becoming the Bassmaster Classic® Champion is about more than just catching bass – it’s about passion, pride, and skill. If you want to be the best, you’ll need to know your way around your equipment, trust your instincts, and know when to go big. In Bassmaster® Fishing 2022, you’ll make a name for yourself by climbing the ranks and becoming a master of the water. Starting at the bottom in the Bassmaster College Series, you’ll cut your teeth on your first tournaments, before picking up experience in other ways – through traditional tournaments, where you must catch your heaviest 5 bass; the Grand Slam, where you need to get a total weight across multiple species of bass; or Pro Challenges, where you compete against other pro anglers. After vanquishing other hopefuls, you’ll then move onto the Bassmaster Opens, where you’ll face a huge roster of anglers. You’ll want to practice and learn the venues you’ll be fishing, marking up on your map your bass hotspots with the all-new GPS map marker system. If you get enough qualifying points you’ll then be invited to the Elite Series, and this is where the competition really gets going! The Elite Series is your gateway to the Bassmaster Classic®, so everyone who is anyone will be fishing for those top spots. Here you’ll need to prove your worth by putting all your experience and knowledge to the test, using the right lures for the right environments, and avoiding dreaded snags. If you nail it, then the Bassmaster Classic® will come a-calling! After all the blood, sweat, and tears, you’ve made it: the legendary Bassmaster Classic®. Many dream of lifting the iconic Bassmaster Champion trophy – so you’ll need to bring your A-game. You’ll not only need your best equipment, experience, and skill, but a clear mind to make the best decisions in this pressure-cooker of a final. This is everything you have been working to. Will you clutch up and take that number 1 spot to become the Bassmaster Classic® Champion? There’s only one way to find out! Bassmaster® Fishing 2022 takes to the water on October 28th 2021. Will you be ready for the challenge? Follow us over on our socials to keep up to date on everything Bassmaster® Fishing 2022, or if you don't want to miss a drop of info, sign up to our Bassmaster Newsletter below. * Follow us on our social channels [] * Sign up to our Bassmaster® Fishing 2022 Newsletter [] * Join our community Discord [] * Follow us on Tik Tok []
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Bass to the Future: The Story So Far
Now we know that Bassmaster® Fishing 2022 is being released on October 28th, 2021 we thought now would be the perfect time to go right back to where it all began. Here is your ultimate compendium for all-things Bassmaster® Fishing 2022, and there is A LOT to go through, so strap in! To do that we need to go Bass To The Future…. by that, we mean back in time to when we announced Bassmaster® Fishing 2022 back on April 6th 2021 It all started with our announcement trailer. April 12th - B.A.S.S.® & Scott Martin Let’s talk about who Scott Martin is, and what exactly B.A.S.S is. In 1969, Ray Scott made competitive fishing a reality by forming the Bass Anglers Sportsman Society (which conveniently, spells B.A.S.S.) You can read more about this in our article here: WHO ARE BASSMASTER®? [] Scott Martin is a professional Bass angler from Florida who joined the B.A.S.S. ® tour in 2020 with his sights set firmly on fulfilling his family legacy of winning the Bassmaster Classic ®. Scott Martin has also been working closely with the team here at Dovetail Games to bring players a truly competitive bass fishing game! To find out more about Scott Martin read our full article here: WHO IS SCOTT MARTIN? [] April 15th - BTS Ep1 With Bassmaster® Fishing 2022 development in full swing we wanted to document the process, and provide deep dives into the production, starting with episode 1 of our behind-the-scenes series. In this episode we discuss upgrading our engine to Unreal Engine 4.26, the possibilities that unlocks, including being able to build a game ready to take advantage of the power of next gen consoles, plus lots more! If you missed it, you can read the article here: BEHIND THE SCENES EP1 - BASSMASTER® FISHING 2022 [] May 4th - Lake Hamilton On May 4th we shared the first, pre-alpha shots of the first real world venue players will be fishing in Bassmaster® Fishing 2022 – Lake Hamilton. But we shared more than just that! We also talked about dynamic time of day, a brand-new feature that will give players the ability to fish from sunrise to sunset! Take a look at the article here: LAKE HAMILTON - BASSMASTER® FISHING 2022 [] May 13th - Scott Martin In-Game On May 13th we took a look at the process of bringing our pro anglers to life in Bassmaster® Fishing 2022. It’s been an exciting challenge for the team, and we’re looking forward to you seeing them in-game! To find out more about that process take a look at the article here: SCOTT MARTIN IN-GAME - BASSMASTER® FISHING 2022 [] May 19th - Falcon Boats & 3D Modelling On May 19th we announced our partnership with Falcon Boats and the addition of the legendary F20 Predator to Bassmaster® Fishing 2022. Vincent Turner, one of our 3D artists broke down the important steps in the process of creating these stunning boats in game. Have a read here: FALCON BOATS - BASSMASTER® FISHING 2022 [] May 24th - Toledo Bend It’s May 24th, and we’re taking a look at our second real world venue, Toledo Bend. Toledo Bend is a stunning reservoir on the Sabine River straddling Texas and Louisiana. Impressively, it’s also the largest man-made body of water in the Southern USA. We also reveal the species of fish you’ll be catching on Toledo Bend. Check out the article here to find out more: TOLEDO BEND - BASSMASTER® FISHING 2022 [] May 28th - BTS Ep2 & Closed Alpha May 28th was a busy day! Our BTS Ep2 goes live and we revealed new details about Bassmaster® Fishing 2022 – including playing as pro-anglers, 8 real-world venues and how we made them in game, dynamic time of day, new gear…LOTS of gear. Plus, the addition of a toggleable underwater camera and a new game mechanic, snagging! We also launched a Dovetail Games first in the shape of our Closed Alpha, inviting players to register their interest to not only be the first people in the world to see and play the game but to offer thoughts and feedback to help shape the finished game! June 24th - Sabine River & 8 Real-World Venues June 24th, we had a first proper look at the 8 real-world venues at launch in the video above. We also took a deep dive into the stunning and varied waters of the Sabine River, including all the species you’ll be catching. Check out at the article here: SABINE RIVER - BASSMASTER® FISHING 2022 [] July 22nd - Pro-Angler Reveal July 22nd and it’s an exciting one as we announce our pro angler team coming to the BassmasterFishing 2022 roster – including Scott Martin, Hank Cherry, Carl Jocumsen and more! Want to see the full team? Take a look: THE OFFICIAL PRO ANGLER TEAM IN BASSMASTER® FISHING 2022! [] July 23rd - Game Modes & Mastery One day later, and another big one, as we took a closer look at the game modes and mastery challenges coming to Bassmaster® Fishing 2022. From a new single player campaign to an all new online multi-player game mode: Bassmaster® Royale! Take a more detailed look in the article here: GAME MODES & MASTERY CHALLENGES - BASSMASTER® FISHING 2022! [] September 3rd - BTS Ep3 September 3rd and its BTS ep3 time – This episode talks about the Closed Alpha, the challenges we’ve faced and what we’ve learnt from holding Closed Alpha sessions. There was also more information about Bassmaster® Royale, snagging, our new and improved sponsorship system, and a special treat: we talk to our Community Manager Benjamin about the new music in Bassmaster® Fishing 2022 that was written by the man himself (with a cheeky recording to finish things off!). September 6th - Cosmetics & Customisation By this point, you already know we have 10 playable pro anglers in Bassmaster® Fishing 2022 and on September 6th we gave you a first proper look at how you’ll be able to customise your angler to make them your own and stand out on the water. To find out more, read on! CHARACTER CUSTOMISATION - BASSMASTER® FISHING 2022! [] September 13th – Fish Species & Lake Logos 8 real-world venues at launch means we need 8 brand-new awesome lake logos! This article not only shows off those logos, but also provides some interesting facts about each lake. As if that wasn’t enough, this article also details the fish species you’ll find across all our 8 venues. Click the link to find out more: FISH SPECIES & VENUE LOGOS - BASSMASTER® FISHING 2022! [] September 22nd - Fish AI System In Bassmaster® Fishing 2022 finding the fish and learning where those hot-spots are is going to be more important than ever before. We have been working with the experts to bring you a new next-gen Fish AI system. This article is a must read to get ahead of the curve when we launch on October 28th: FISH AI SYSTEM - BASSMASTER® FISHING 2022! [] 24th September – Gameplay Trailer & Release Date Last, but by no means least we released the offical Gameplay Trailer for Bassmaster® Fishing 2022 and revealed the release date to be October 28th, 2021 We can’t wait for you all to hit the water in Bassmaster® Fishing 2022 on Thursday, October 28th but before then, why not see if you can win yourself one of five Digital Deluxe Editions of Bassmaster® Fishing 2022. Head to this link to enter: The Competition has concluded.
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Gameplay Trailer & Launch Date Reveal - Bassmaster® Fishing 2022
Bassmaster® Fishing 2022, the Official Video Game, is launching on October 28th – and we are excited to announce that the game will be available with Xbox Game Pass from launch. And, we’re also delighted to announce that today you can also check out the latest, all-action Gameplay Trailer for Bassmaster® Fishing 2022. The game hosts a full complement of exciting new features, game modes, and mechanics. Large multiplayer lobbies, Cross Play, Bassmaster Royale, a fully licensed career mode, and lots more, is ready for you to tackle (and bring out those tackle boxes for) this October 28th. Check out all of the details below so you're ready to go on October 28th. Become the pro When you first jump into game, you’ll be able to play as – or compete against – 10 Elite Series anglers, such as the two-time back-to-back Bassmaster Classic Champion, Hank Cherry, the 2021 St. Lawrence River Elite Event winner, Takumi Ito, or our effervescent cover-star Scott Martin. You can play out your career just like the pros, starting out at the College Series, and battling your way to Bassmaster immortality – while using awesome branded equipment like Scott Martin’s Skeeter boat with a hefty 250HP Yamaha outboard motor. You’ll be taking on multiple tournaments when you start your career. Expect Pro Challenges, Grand Slam events, and traditional tournaments (where your goal is to fill the livewell with your 5 biggest bass) are just a few of the events you’ll need to conquer to make your way to the Bassmaster Classic. Your path to Bassmaster Champion begins at the bottom: The College Series. This is where you’ll start your career to get a feel for amateur tournament bass fishing. Your opponents will be learning the ropes, so expect heated competition from all manner of wannabe anglers. Once you vanquish the College Series, it’s time to bring on the big guns: The Opens. The goal of the Opens to get enough qualifying points to go to the Elite Series. If you can make it to the Elite Series level, you’ll need to use everything you’ve learned to finally get that coveted invite to the Bassmaster Classic: the highlight on any bass angling fan’s calendar. The Bassmaster Classic is where all your knowledge and experience come into play. You’ll have to put it all on the line to overcome all other competitors and become the Bassmaster Classic Champion. Master the waters You’ll be fishing 8 real-world venues when you get out on your boat for the first time. Points of interest, water depths, surrounding vegetation, and fish species weight are just a handful of things that you’ll have to look out for when fishing in these iconic venues. You’ll be fishing through dense swamps on the Sabine River, open waters on Lake Ray Roberts, or just admiring the views of the Memorial bridge at St. Johns River. Using the all-new underwater camera, you’ll be able to find points of interest around the venues where you can catch some truly big bass! Snagging is something that you need be careful of when you’re out fishing – as, depending on the environment you’re fishing and the equipment you’re using, you risk getting your lure snagged up on all manner of underwater dangers: weeds, wood, rocks, and more. Our dynamic time-of-day feature means you’ll need to practice fishing all throughout the day to really master where the hotspots are, and where you have most success on the water for different species and locations. The Fish AI in game move around the water depending on temperature, time of day, whether there are any underwater structures or not – all these things (and more!) are what you’ll need to master & track if you want to be successful in the game. The competition is just getting started Bassmaster Royale is an all-new, cross-play compatible, adrenaline-pumping game mode coming to the angling genre, where you’ll go head-to-head with other players to be the last player standing. To stay in the game, you’ll need to keep your fish weight total above other players, or you risk getting eliminated! We can’t wait for you to jump and start building your Bassmaster® Fishing 2022 career this October 28th. With so much to do in game, you’ll be spoilt for choice on where to start! And don’t forget that after launch on October 28th, we will have loads of updates and extra content coming to single and multiplayer, so it’s time to get practicing! Good luck, and tight lines! * Follow us on our social channels [] * Sign up to our Bassmaster® Fishing 2022 Newsletter [] * Join our community Discord [] * Sign up to our Closed Alpha here! []
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Fish AI System - Bassmaster® Fishing 2022!
In Bassmaster® Fishing 2022 we have been working with the pros to bring you a new next-gen Fish AI system. Today we are going to dive into how this works, and what tools you’ll have to hand to help scout out the waters and catch the biggest bass. Working with the experts Just like in real life, there are multiple variables that you’ll need to study and keep an eye out to get the best success when fishing. The development team has been working closely with freshwater biologists around the venues from the game. As well as gathering accurate scans of the water depth, we have been gathering data about the species, fish weight and fish population in the different venues that feature in the game. This means that you’ll have the most accurate experience when you venture out on your boat. Points of interest Venues in Bassmaster® Fishing 2022 have points of interest dotted around above and beneath the water. You’ll have structure such as pallets and trees that make hotspots for fish to gather around. You’ll want to explore the venues outside of tournaments and practice fishing at different times of day, different temperatures, and different locations. The fish are getting smart Our Fish AI system takes multiple elements and dynamically moves the fish around the venue. Fish have hundreds of paths that they will follow between different points of interest in the water. It’s important to move around as the time-of-day changes because a spot that was once thriving with bass at midday won’t be the same at different temperatures and different times in the day. This AI system mimics real life, so if you have any experience fishing in real life, that will help you here! But don’t panic if you don’t, we have lots of tools to help you find the fish. Below you’ll see a visual example of lines through the water that connect points of interest that the fish will move between. Finding those hawgs You’ll have a variety of tools at your disposal to help when finding and tracking big bass. First of all, onboard your boat you have a fish finder, so while you’re driving your boat around the venues, you’ll get readings on the size and population of fish around the boat. This is really helpful if you are fishing on a new venue for the first time, as you’ll be able to locate hotspots in the water and start hooking some bass. Fishing from a new perspective The underwater camera is a great way to find points of interest and to get a close-up look on the fish. While fishing you can toggle between underwater and over-shoulder camera angles on the fly, which is great if you like to mix it up while fishing and see the position of your rod. This is useful too if you’re using the trolling motor and need to check where you are going. The last thing you want to do is crash into something! But if you don’t want to use the camera at all, that’s ok too and you can switch it off completely in the menu settings. Come back later Once you have found a great spot to fish you can mark it up with the new map marker system. This allows you to mark a point on the map, select an icon and add some text to the tag such as the time of day. Once you add a marker it will also mark other useful information that you can refer to next time you look at your map. This is great if you are practicing out on the water and want to mark up a spot to come back to during a tournament. This is why it’s so important to learn the venues before you compete, to make it to the Bassmaster Classic you need to know where the big bass are! Using all the tools at your disposal, practicing, tracking on different venues, and marking it up on the GPS will help you climb the leaderboard and strike those big bass. If you want to be in with the chance of winning a Digital Deluxe Edition of Bassmaster® Fishing 2022, then hit the link below to enter! To keep up to date with everything Bassmaster® Fishing 2022, sign up to our info packed newsletter or follow us over on our socials so you don’t miss a drop of info. * Follow us on our social channels [] * Sign up to our Bassmaster® Fishing 2022 Newsletter [] * Join our community Discord [] * Follow us on Tik Tok [] * Digital Deluxe Edition Giveaway Giveaway []
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