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To celebrate the fact we are now only 7 days from launch, here are 7 things you need to know about Bassmaster® Fishing 2022 1 – Our Largest Multiplayer Not only does Bassmaster Fishing 2022 have by far our largest ever online multiplayer, it also supports cross-play so you can hit the water with your friends, whatever you play on ! Prepare to battle it out in the brand new, highly competitive mode, Bassmaster Royale! Do you have what it takes to be the last angler standing and be crowned the Bassmaster Royale champion? If you prefer a less high-octane approach to your fishing, why not take to the water with a relaxing Fishing Trip? Relax and hunt down some Legendary fish. You’ll spot other players on the lake too - do they know where the hot spots are? Why find your friends and fish together? The best bit is, we’re just getting started. Keep your eyes peeled for an upcoming roadmap, where we’ll talk about future content (including any new game modes)! Game Modes & Mastery [http://live.dovetailgames.com/live/bassmaster-fishing/articles/article/game-modes-mastery-challenges-bassmaster-r-fishing-2022] 2 – Exclusive B.A.S.S. Content Bassmaster Fishing 2022 is the official video game of B.A.S.S.®, which means you get to experience the true-to-life thrill of progressing up from the Bassmaster College Series, through the Bassmaster Opens and Elite Series and , finally, take on the Bassmaster Classic® to become the Bassmaster Champion! That’s just the beginning of the Bassmaster fun - we also have the legendary voice of B.A.S.S., Dave Mercer, as well as a vast selection of licenced content including boat wraps and clothing. If you bag the Deluxe Edition as well, you’ll get an exclusive B.A.S.S. rod and reel to boot (as well as loads of other goodies Deluxe Edition [http://live.dovetailgames.com/live/bassmaster-fishing/articles/article/bassmaster-fishing-2022-playstation-pre-order-deluxe-edition] ), too. 3 – 10 Pro Anglers In Bassmaster Fishing 2022 , you can choose to play as one of our 10 Pro Anglers or…compete against them! We have a fantastic roster of Pro Anglers in Bassmaster Fishing 2022 including, Scott R. Martin, back-to-back, Two-time Bassmaster Classic® winner Hank Cherry, Carl Jocumsen (the first Australian angler to qualify for the Bassmaster Elite Series), and the 2019 angler of the year winner, Scott Canterbury! If you’d rather go up against the pros then Bassmaster Fishing 2022 has a massive range of character creation options, clothing, cosmetics, and boats to make you stand out from the crowd on the water! How you plan to take down the opposition is completely down to you. Pro Angler Team [http://live.dovetailgames.com/live/bassmaster-fishing/articles/article/the-official-pro-angler-team-in-bassmaster-r-fishing-2022] 4 – Gameplay Fundamentals In Bassmaster Fishing 2022 , finding the fish, understanding the underwater environments, and using the right gear for the right situation is going to be critical to your success! Thankfully we have some awesome new features to help make life a little easier for you. Think you’ve found a bass-zilla treasure trove? Use the GPS marker system to drop a pin on that location that will always be there, whenever you fish that lake! In Bassmaster Fishing 2022, you will have an unlimited supply of some of the basic equipment. Once you progress through the ranks, your gear needs to match it. As does your reputation! Thankfully, Bassmaster Fishing 2022 features a sponsorship system. Improve your reputation and social following to approach sponsors and get an unlimited supply of lures from your preferred manufacture! Sponsors will be crucial in your journey towards lifting the Bassmaster Classic trophy this is largely due to another new feature, Snagging. Snagging your lure on the environment costs not only time but if you snap your line, your lure. You don’t have an infinite supply of lures, rods, reels and even boats so securing a sponsorship will save time and your hard-earned Bass Bucks. We want the experience of bass fishing to be as thrilling as it is in real life , and we know that, in competition, every second counts. So, we have introduced a feature called Quick Catch. If you can get your bass close enough to the boat you’ll have an opportunity to land that fish quickly - but if you fail, get ready to keep fighting as the risk of losing your catch increases by the second. 5 – 8 Official Venues Take to the water on 8 real-world Bassmaster venues including Lake Hamilton, Chickamauga Lake, Toledo Bend, St. Johns River, Lake Guntersville, Lake Ray Roberts, Sabine River and St. Lawrence River. All these lakes have been meticulously recreated using detailed mapping data which provides us information like terrain and water depths to make Bassmaster Fishing 2022 the most authentic bass fishing experience ever made. These lakes are all real lakes used during official Bassmaster events and offer stunning landscapes and environments that change as the day passes to night. And each lake features a diverse variety of fish species to catch! Fish Species & Venue Logos [http://live.dovetailgames.com/live/bassmaster-fishing/articles/article/fish-species-venue-logos-bassmaster-r-fishing-2022] 6 – Fish AI and Movement There are many variables that will and can affect your outcomes while bass fishing. Temperature, time of day, and environments , to name a few. In Bassmaster Fishing 2022 we have been working closely with freshwater biologists to help make your experience as authentic as possible. Our fish AI system takes multiple factors into account causing the fish to dynamically move around our 8 venues. There are hundreds of paths they might take between our various underwater points of interest! You’ll need to keep moving and work out where the fish are, when, in order to master your craft! The onboard fish finder will help you get an idea of the population and size of fish swimming around your boat, as well as providing valuable clues as to possible underwater points of interest. We’ve also brought in a very useful underwater camera, which is at your disposal to see what’s going on under the surface, so you can manoeuvre your bait away from snags and towards your catch Fish AI System [http://live.dovetailgames.com/live/bassmaster-fishing/articles/article/fish-ai-system-bassmaster-r-fishing-2022] 7 – Career Mode In Bassmaster Fishing 2022 you’ll have the opportunity to make a name for yourself by climbing the ranks in the official leagues of B.A.S.S. Starting in the Bassmaster College Series , where you’ll get your first experience of tournament style bass fishing, you’ll progress up the ranks and join the Bassmaster Opens where you’ll face off against a huge roster of anglers. From there , you’ll be promoted to the Elite Series - your gateway to the Bassmaster Classic. The competition will be fierce, so you’ll need to use everything you’ve learned! Do you have what it takes to lift the iconic Bassmaster Classic trophy? Find out October 28th. Road to the Classic [http://live.dovetailgames.com/live/bassmaster-fishing/articles/article/road-to-the-classic-bassmaster-fishing-2022] 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 [https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/p/bassmaster-fishing-2022-deluxe-edition/9p5l32krtlj2?activetab=pivot:overviewtab] Digital Deluxe Edition EU [https://www.microsoft.com/en-GB/p/bassmaster-fishing-2022-deluxe-edition/9p5l32krtlj2?activetab=pivot:overviewtab] PlayStation Digital Deluxe Edition US [http://store.playstation.com/en-us/product/UP3004-PPSA03093_00-BASSMASTERDELUXE/] Digital Deluxe Edition EU [http://store.playstation.com/en-gb/product/EP2866-PPSA04071_00-BASSMASTERDELUXE/] Steam Digital Deluxe & Standard Edition [https://store.steampowered.com/app/1449500/Bassmaster_Fishing_2022/] Xbox Digital Standard Edition US [https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/p/bassmaster-fishing-2022/9mttmq6wsdp8?activetab=pivot:overviewtab] Digital Standard Edition EU [https://www.microsoft.com/en-GB/p/bassmaster-fishing-2022/9mttmq6wsdp8?activetab=pivot:overviewtab] PlayStation Digital Standard Edition US [http://store.playstation.com/en-us/product/UP3004-PPSA03093_00-BASSMASTERFPS5US/] Digital Standard Edition EU [http://store.playstation.com/en-gb/product/EP2866-PPSA04071_00-BASSMASTERFPS5EU/] Steam Digital Standard & Deluxe Edition [https://store.steampowered.com/app/1449500/Bassmaster_Fishing_2022/] Catch you on the lake, October 28th. * Follow us on our social channels [http://www.facebook.com/DovetailFishing] * Sign up to our Bassmaster Fishing 2022 Newsletter [http://live.dovetailgames.com/auth/register?returnPath=/live/bassmaster-fishing/about-bassmaster-fishing-video-game-2022] * Join our community Discord [http://discord.gg/z9zHX47vBv] * Follow us on Tik Tok [https://www.tiktok.com/@dovetailfishing?lang=en]
5 days ago
Q&A with Scott Martin, Hank Cherry and Carl Jocumsen!
We recently had a chat with 3 of our playable Elite Series Anglers in Bassmaster® Fishing 2022! Scott Martin, Hank Cherry and Carl Jocumsen share their reactions to being playable characters in their first videogame and their expert tips and tricks to help anglers fish at their best this October 28th in Bassmaster Fishing 2022! Don't forget you can pre-order the game now on the following platforms and receive a 10% discount if you're pre-ordering through Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Xbox One X, Windows PC via Steam, or if you're a PS Plus Member on PlayStation®5 and PlayStation®4. 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 Xbox Digital Deluxe Edition US [https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/p/bassmaster-fishing-2022-deluxe-edition/9p5l32krtlj2?activetab=pivot:overviewtab] Digital Deluxe Edition EU [https://www.microsoft.com/en-GB/p/bassmaster-fishing-2022-deluxe-edition/9p5l32krtlj2?activetab=pivot:overviewtab] PlayStation Digital Deluxe Edition US [http://store.playstation.com/en-us/product/UP3004-PPSA03093_00-BASSMASTERDELUXE/] Digital Deluxe Edition EU [http://store.playstation.com/en-gb/product/EP2866-PPSA04071_00-BASSMASTERDELUXE/] Steam Digital Deluxe & Standard Edition [https://store.steampowered.com/app/1449500/Bassmaster_Fishing_2022/] Xbox Digital Standard Edition US [https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/p/bassmaster-fishing-2022/9mttmq6wsdp8?activetab=pivot:overviewtab] Digital Standard Edition EU [https://www.microsoft.com/en-GB/p/bassmaster-fishing-2022/9mttmq6wsdp8?activetab=pivot:overviewtab] PlayStation Digital Standard Edition US [http://store.playstation.com/en-us/product/UP3004-PPSA03093_00-BASSMASTERFPS5US/] Digital Standard Edition EU [http://store.playstation.com/en-gb/product/EP2866-PPSA04071_00-BASSMASTERFPS5EU/] Steam Digital Standard & Deluxe Edition [https://store.steampowered.com/app/1449500/Bassmaster_Fishing_2022/]
5 days ago
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 [http://live.dovetailgames.com/live/bassmaster-fishing/articles/article/bass-to-the-future] 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 https://store.playstation.com/en-us/product/UP3004-PPSA03093_00-BASSMASTERFPS5US/ https://store.playstation.com/en-gb/product/EP2866-PPSA04071_00-BASSMASTERFPS5EU/ Deluxe https://store.playstation.com/en-us/product/UP3004-PPSA03093_00-BASSMASTERDELUXE/ https://store.playstation.com/en-gb/product/EP2866-PPSA04071_00-BASSMASTERDELUXE/ Steam Standard & Deluxe https://store.steampowered.com/app/1449500/Bassmaster_Fishing_2022/ Xbox Standard https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/p/bassmaster-fishing-2022/9mttmq6wsdp8?activetab=pivot:overviewtab https://www.microsoft.com/en-GB/p/bassmaster-fishing-2022/9mttmq6wsdp8?activetab=pivot:overviewtab Deluxe https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/p/bassmaster-fishing-2022-deluxe-edition/9p5l32krtlj2?activetab=pivot:overviewtab https://www.microsoft.com/en-GB/p/bassmaster-fishing-2022-deluxe-edition/9p5l32krtlj2?activetab=pivot:overviewtab 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 [http://www.facebook.com/DovetailFishing] * Sign up to our Bassmaster Fishing 2022 Newsletter [http://live.dovetailgames.com/auth/register?returnPath=/live/bassmaster-fishing/about-bassmaster-fishing-video-game-2022] * Join our community Discord [http://discord.gg/z9zHX47vBv] * Follow us on Tik Tok [https://www.tiktok.com/@dovetailfishing?lang=en]
13 days ago
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 [https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/p/bassmaster-fishing-2022-deluxe-edition/9p5l32krtlj2?activetab=pivot:overviewtab] Digital Deluxe Edition EU [https://www.microsoft.com/en-GB/p/bassmaster-fishing-2022-deluxe-edition/9p5l32krtlj2?activetab=pivot:overviewtab] PlayStation Digital Deluxe Edition US [http://store.playstation.com/en-us/product/UP3004-PPSA03093_00-BASSMASTERDELUXE/] Digital Deluxe Edition EU [http://store.playstation.com/en-gb/product/EP2866-PPSA04071_00-BASSMASTERDELUXE/] Steam Digital Deluxe & Standard Edition [https://store.steampowered.com/app/1449500/Bassmaster_Fishing_2022/] Xbox Digital Standard Edition US [https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/p/bassmaster-fishing-2022/9mttmq6wsdp8?activetab=pivot:overviewtab] Digital Standard Edition EU [https://www.microsoft.com/en-GB/p/bassmaster-fishing-2022/9mttmq6wsdp8?activetab=pivot:overviewtab] PlayStation Digital Standard Edition US [http://store.playstation.com/en-us/product/UP3004-PPSA03093_00-BASSMASTERFPS5US/] Digital Standard Edition EU [http://store.playstation.com/en-gb/product/EP2866-PPSA04071_00-BASSMASTERFPS5EU/] Steam Digital Standard & Deluxe Edition [https://store.steampowered.com/app/1449500/Bassmaster_Fishing_2022/] Catch you on the lake, October 28th. * Follow us on our social channels [http://www.facebook.com/DovetailFishing] * Sign up to our Bassmaster Fishing 2022 Newsletter [http://live.dovetailgames.com/auth/register?returnPath=/live/bassmaster-fishing/about-bassmaster-fishing-video-game-2022] * Join our community Discord [http://discord.gg/z9zHX47vBv] * Follow us on Tik Tok [https://www.tiktok.com/@dovetailfishing?lang=en]
14 days ago
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 [https://store.playstation.com/en-us/product/UP3004-PPSA03093_00-BASSMASTERDELUXE/] Pre-order on PlayStation EU [https://store.playstation.com/en-gb/product/EP2866-PPSA04071_00-BASSMASTERDELUXE/] Pre-order on Steam [https://store.steampowered.com/app/1449500/Bassmaster_Fishing_2022/] 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 [http://www.facebook.com/DovetailFishing] * Sign up to our Bassmaster® Fishing 2022 Newsletter [http://live.dovetailgames.com/auth/register?returnPath=/live/bassmaster-fishing/about-bassmaster-fishing-video-game-2022] * Join our community Discord [http://discord.gg/z9zHX47vBv] * Follow us on Tik Tok [https://www.tiktok.com/@dovetailfishing?lang=en]
18 days ago
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 [http://www.facebook.com/DovetailFishing] * Sign up to our Bassmaster® Fishing 2022 Newsletter [http://live.dovetailgames.com/auth/register?returnPath=/live/bassmaster-fishing/about-bassmaster-fishing-video-game-2022] * Join our community Discord [http://discord.gg/z9zHX47vBv] * Follow us on Tik Tok [https://www.tiktok.com/@dovetailfishing?lang=en]
a month ago
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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®? [http://live.dovetailgames.com/live/bassmaster-fishing/articles/article/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? [http://live.dovetailgames.com/live/bassmaster-fishing/articles/article/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 [http://live.dovetailgames.com/live/bassmaster-fishing/articles/article/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 [http://live.dovetailgames.com/live/bassmaster-fishing/articles/article/lake-hamilton-bassmaster-r-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 [http://live.dovetailgames.com/live/bassmaster-fishing/articles/article/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 [http://live.dovetailgames.com/live/bassmaster-fishing/articles/article/falcon-boats-bassmaster-r-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 [http://live.dovetailgames.com/live/bassmaster-fishing/articles/article/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 [http://live.dovetailgames.com/live/bassmaster-fishing/articles/article/sabine-river-bassmaster-r-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! [http://live.dovetailgames.com/live/bassmaster-fishing/articles/article/the-official-pro-angler-team-in-bassmaster-r-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! [http://live.dovetailgames.com/live/bassmaster-fishing/articles/article/game-modes-mastery-challenges-bassmaster-r-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! [http://live.dovetailgames.com/live/bassmaster-fishing/articles/article/character-customisation-bassmaster-r-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! [http://live.dovetailgames.com/live/bassmaster-fishing/articles/article/fish-species-venue-logos-bassmaster-r-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! [http://live.dovetailgames.com/live/bassmaster-fishing/articles/article/fish-ai-system-bassmaster-r-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 [http://www.facebook.com/DovetailFishing] * Sign up to our Bassmaster® Fishing 2022 Newsletter [http://live.dovetailgames.com/auth/register?returnPath=/live/bassmaster-fishing/about-bassmaster-fishing-video-game-2022] * Join our community Discord [http://discord.gg/z9zHX47vBv] * Sign up to our Closed Alpha here! [http://mailchi.mp/9809ab8b7f66/bassmaster-sign-up]
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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 [http://www.facebook.com/DovetailFishing] * Sign up to our Bassmaster® Fishing 2022 Newsletter [http://live.dovetailgames.com/auth/register?returnPath=/live/bassmaster-fishing/about-bassmaster-fishing-video-game-2022] * Join our community Discord [http://discord.gg/z9zHX47vBv] * Follow us on Tik Tok [https://www.tiktok.com/@dovetailfishing?lang=en] * Digital Deluxe Edition Giveaway Giveaway [http://gleam.io/1r3u9/bassmaster-fishing-2022-deluxe-edition-giveaway?fbclid=IwAR2t9kuqAs7bcsIY5oBgBdRsHhrFdrnbby3eHm0XJtlgqZLhj15oanOQm9Q]
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Fish Species & Venue Logos - Bassmaster® Fishing 2022!
Bassmaster® Fishing 2022 will have 8 real-world venues at launch! These venues are packed with dense backwaters, wide open stretches of water, underwater structures, and many more environments for you to explore and master. You can check out our Venue Trailer below to see some of these gorgeous venues in action. Part of what makes these venues so unique is the environments within them, so today we’ll be giving you the low-down on each of these varied experiences and showing you the brand new Bassmaster® Fishing 2022 logos that represent these fantastic venues. St. Johns River, Palatka St. Johns River, Palatka, is easily identifiable by the huge 4,020 feet long memorial bridge that is the only permanent vehicle crossing between Green Cove Sprins and Astor. This excellent venue provides anglers lots of variety for fishing, and with a shorter species list, you’ll want to focus in on specific fish and track them around the venue. Fish Species List: * Largemouth Bass * Black Crappie * Bluegill * Chain Pickerel * Channel Catfish * Striped Bass * Longnose Gar St. Lawrence River The St. Lawrence River stretches across Canada and into the United States, it holds one of the largest estuaries in the world. In Bassmaster® Fishing 2022 you’ll be setting off from Waddington on the United States side and be able to go round to Mariatown which is on the Canadian Side. This section is split by a strip of land through the middle, so you’ll want to put your trolling motor to good use as you skim along the bankside. Fish Species List: * Northern Pike * Largemouth Bass * Smallmouth Bass * Black Crappie * Bluegill * Chain Pickerel * Yellow Perch * Walleye * Muskie * Tiger Muskie * Brown Trout * Rainbow Trout * Coho Salmon * Chinook Salmon * Pumpkinseed * Freshwater Drum * Longnose Gar Toledo Bend Setting off from the iconic dock, Toledo Bend’s flags will see you off as you set out to catch some big bass. Toledo Bend is the largest man-made waterbody in the south and is home to record Largemouth Bass of 15.33lbs. Toledo Bend has plenty of variety, featuring some huge open waters and some smaller backwaters for you to navigate. Fish Species List: * Largemouth Bass * Spotted Bass * Black Crappie * White Crappie * Bluegill * Chain Pickerel * Longnose Gar * Channel Catfish * Blue Catfish * Flathead Catfish * Striped Bass * White Bass * Freshwater Drum Lake Guntersville, Scottsboro Created by Guntersville Dam as part of the Tennessee Valley Act to help with agriculture, energy, industry, and recreation - Lake Guntersville has something for everyone! Setting off from huge wooden docks, you can stay within this area to explore twists and turns around residential homes – or you can head out right and follow it round to join the main body of water. The choice is yours! Fish Species List: * Largemouth Bass * Spotted Bass * Black Crappie * White Crappie * Bluegill * Longnose Gar * Chain Pickerel * Walleye * Channel Catfish * Blue Catfish * Flathead Catfish * Striped Bass * White Bass * Freshwater Drum Chickamauga Lake Chickamauga Lake known as “The Land of the Giants” for record breaking largemouth bass and rated as the second-best bass fishing lake in the U.S by Bassmaster Magazine. This lake will test your strength as you battle record-breaking bass into the boat. If you’re new to bass fishing, you’ll want to get plenty of practice in and bring the right kit to be successful. Fish Species List: * Largemouth Bass * Smallmouth Bass * Spotted Bass * Black Crappie * White Crappie * Chain Pickerel * Bluegill * Longnose Gar * Walleye * Channel Catfish * Blue Catfish * Flathead Catfish * Striped Bass * white bass * Freshwater Drum Lake Ray Roberts The Bassmaster Classic 2021 venue – Lake Ray Roberts. Constructed by the US Army Corps of Engineers in the 1980’s, this brilliant venue offers huge amounts of variety in fish and is a great place to explore. Shoot out to the left of the dock to start exploring some narrow waters, or head out to the right to hit the open water and admire the views as the sun sets below the horizon. Fish Species List: * Largemouth Bass * Smallmouth Bass * Spotted Bass * Black Crappie * White Crappie * Longnose Gar * Channel Catfish * Blue Catfish * Bluegill * Flathead Catfish * Striped Bass * White Bass * Freshwater Drum Sabine River The Sabine River, a team favourite at Dovetail Games, will test your skills in multiple environments. This venue features swamps, dense industrial estates, and long stretches of water. Sabine comes from the Spanish word for Cypress, in reference to the growth of bald cypresses that you see along the river. With so many twists and turns, you’ll want to put your GPS system to good use to navigate this venue. Fish Species List: * Largemouth Bass * Black Crappie * Bluegill * White Crappie * Longnose Gar * Channel Catfish * Blue Catfish * Flathead Catfish * Striped Bass * Spotted Bass * White Bass * Freshwater Drum Lake Hamilton To finish up our logo reveal, we have Lake Hamilton. This is the first venue we announced back in May and the home of our Closed Alpha. This residential venue is a great starting place for beginner anglers but will also give experienced anglers a challenge, especially when you find some of those hawgs around the points of interest. Fish Species List: * Largemouth Bass * Spotted Bass * Black Crappie * White Crappie * Walleye * Chain Pickerel * Channel Catfish * Flathead Catfish * Blue Catfish * Bluegill * Rainbow Trout * Striped Bass * White Bass * Freshwater Drum Venues are just one of many challenges you’ll face when trying to climb the leader boards. Using the new GPS marker system and exploring these waters will be the key to success when you load up Bassmaster® Fishing 2022 this fall. 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 [http://www.facebook.com/DovetailFishing] * Sign up to our Bassmaster® Fishing 2022 Newsletter [http://live.dovetailgames.com/auth/register?returnPath=/live/bassmaster-fishing/about-bassmaster-fishing-video-game-2022] * Join our community Discord [http://discord.gg/z9zHX47vBv] * Follow us on Tik Tok [https://www.tiktok.com/@dovetailfishing?lang=en]
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Character Customisation - Bassmaster® Fishing 2022!
Bassmaster® Fishing 2022 lets you play as an Elite Series pro angler such as Scott Martin or Hank Cherry - or you can take them head on as your own fully customised pro angler! Today we are taking a look at how you’ll be able to customise your angler to make them your own so you can stand out when on the water. Becoming the face of Bassmaster® Fishing 2022 When you launch the game for the first time, you’ll need to setup your angler. You’ll have 10 Elite Series pros to choose from, or you can select a custom angler to start customising. The first thing you’ll get to do is select your angler’s look from a variety of faces. Which best represents you? Once you’ve settled on the look of your pro angler you can then alter their hairstyle, body shape, clothing, and other options such as beards (which we know you’ve been looking forward to), which will come in post launch updates. The team has been working with industry leading artists on new hair for Bassmaster® Fishing 2022. You’ll be able to pick from a range of highly detailed hair styles that bring your angler to life and in a post-launch update you’ll also be able to change your hair colour. All the gear, plenty of ideas Next, you’ll be setting up your “Practice” and “Tournament” outfits. These are two different outfits that you’ll automatically change between depending on the game mode you’re playing. If you’re out on the water, exploring and learning the venues then you’ll be in your “Practice” gear. Once it’s time to get serious and compete, you’ll be wearing your “Tournament” clothing. You’ll have a huge selection of clothing to choose from, so you can stand out from the crowd when you’re up on the Bassmaster Stage. Tournament Jerseys are a great way to make your angler look the part, and come in a variety of styles, including some unique custom ones specific to venues (in case you want to represent your hometown), Bassmaster series, and more. Below is a quick glimpse at a small selection of the Tournament Jerseys. To top off your setup you’ll be able to equip your angler with hats, sunglasses with different coloured lenses and snoods, to keep the chill off your angler when fishing in cold conditions. Mix and match Customising your character doesn’t stop here though! As you level up your angler profile, you’ll unlock more cosmetics and fishing equipment. You’ll also have Mastery Challenges to complete which gives you various unique cosmetic rewards. If you haven’t already checked it out, we have spoken about the new Mastery system coming to Bassmaster® Fishing 2022 here – Game Modes & Mastery [http://live.dovetailgames.com/live/bassmaster-fishing/articles/article/game-modes-mastery-challenges-bassmaster-r-fishing-2022] . With so much choice when customising your angler, it will be easy for players to know who you are when they see you on the water. Be sure to head over to our social channels to keep up to date with everything Bassmaster® Fishing 2022, and if you don’t want to miss a drop of info then sign up to our newsletter so you get all the info you need in one place. * Follow us on our social channels [http://www.facebook.com/DovetailFishing] * Sign up to our Bassmaster® Fishing 2022 Newsletter [http://live.dovetailgames.com/auth/register?returnPath=/live/bassmaster-fishing/about-bassmaster-fishing-video-game-2022] * Join our community Discord [http://discord.gg/z9zHX47vBv] * Follow us on Tik Tok [https://www.tiktok.com/@dovetailfishing?lang=en] Photographs provided courtesy of B.A.S.S., LLC.
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Game Modes & Mastery Challenges - Bassmaster® Fishing 2022!
We know that being able to play and conquer the Bassmaster Classic is high on everyone’s list, but we wanted to reveal what other game modes are coming to Bassmaster® Fishing 2022, so you know what your next step is after you dominate the Classic. Here are the game modes you’ll be exploring in Bassmaster® Fishing 2022. B.A.S.S. Career Take on the Bassmaster Career and climb to the top. Starting off in the College series and moving your way up to the opens, Elite Series and then eventually taking to the stage in the Bassmaster Classic to accomplish your target of being a Bassmaster Champion. Bassmaster Venues Fishing Trip Looking to relax and explore the stunning environments in Bassmaster® Fishing 2022? Well then Fishing Trips are for you! You’ll be able to head out on the water, practice, and mark up any hotspots you find using the GPS Map Marker System. Through Bassmaster Online you’ll also be able to fish with friends in Bassmaster Public venues. Bassmaster Online If you have conquered the B.A.S.S. Career and are looking for a challenge, then you can take to Bassmaster Online and take players from around the world in the Bassmaster Series. These will be seasonal events that run throughout the year on different venues, so you’ll need to be on your game if you want to succeed. Bassmaster Royale Bass Royale is a new adrenaline pumping game-mode where you’ll battle it out against other players in the first ever fishing royale setup. We will have lots more information to share with you later this year on Bass Royale and we can’t wait to see what you think! Dovetail Fishing League The Dovetail Fishing League is a global leader board driven competition. This weekly tournament takes part on multiple venues with different rules each time, you’ll need to learn the lakes and master your equipment to win and take angler of the month! As you can see, you will have a lot of fishing to do this Fall when Bassmaster® Fishing 2022 launches, and we can’t wait to see everyone conquering their goals! This is just the start, and you can expect more updates, new venues, and equipment to be available throughout post launch development. Bassmaster® Fishing 2022 is going to challenge even the seasoned veterans of bass fishing with our all new in-game Mastery Challenges! Let’s take a closer look at how this works and what game-modes you’ll be diving into later this Fall. When you jump into Bassmaster® Fishing 2022, you’ll be able to not only take on the Bassmaster Classic, but you’ll also have a wide variety of in-game Mastery challenges to tackle. Mastery Challenges have multiple tiers and by completing these tiers you are rewarded with in-game items and cosmetics, so you can show off to other anglers once you master different parts of the game. The Mastery Challenge system works across 5 different sections: Seasonal Challenges Seasonal Challenges are an exciting new feature to Bassmaster® Fishing 2022. These will be fresh challenges that will be on rotation once the game comes out. After a set period of time, you’ll find a fresh batch of new challenges to complete and rewards to collect, so you will always have something to work towards. Venue Challenges These are specific Challenges to the venues in-game. You’ll be able to truly master the waters on your favorite venue by completing these challenges and moving up the tiers. Pro Challenges Bassmaster® Fishing 2022 will also have Pro Challenges - these are Master Challenges specific to game modes. There will be a selection of challenges to complete for both single play and multiplayer modes, giving you a huge variety of items to unlock. Community Challenges Community Challenges will be a way for the community to work together to hit a collective goal and unlock new items. Like Seasonal Challenges, these will be on rotation so you can expect new challenges throughout your play through of Bassmaster® Fishing 2022. Deluxe Challenges If you love Bassmaster® Fishing 2022 and purchased the Deluxe Edition, you’ll be able to jump into a 5th set of Challenges unique to the Deluxe Edition, giving you more cosmetics and challenges to unlock and equip! Mastery Challenges are integrated throughout Bassmaster® Fishing 2022, and you’ll be able to track your progress easily via the Mastery Challenges menu, so you can see where you’re at and what your next challenge is! We have lots more information to tell you about in the coming months, so if you don’t want to miss any of it, then make sure to follow our socials and sign up to the Bassmaster® Fishing 2022 newsletter! * Follow us on our social channels [http://www.facebook.com/DovetailFishing] * Sign up to our Bassmaster® Fishing 2022 Newsletter [http://live.dovetailgames.com/auth/register?returnPath=/live/bassmaster-fishing/about-bassmaster-fishing-video-game-2022] * Join our community Discord [http://discord.gg/z9zHX47vBv] * Follow us on Tik Tok [https://www.tiktok.com/@dovetailfishing?lang=en]
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The Official Pro Angler Team in Bassmaster® Fishing 2022!
We are excited to announce our pro angler team coming to the Official Video Game of B.A.S.S. Play as, or compete against, the pros this fall in Bassmaster® Fishing 2022! Watch the trailer below now. This Fall, for the first time ever, you’ll be able to play as, or compete against, 10 Elite Series pros in Bassmaster® Fishing 2022! Our artists have worked closely with the anglers to bring them to life in Bassmaster® Fishing 2022. Not only can you play as the pros, but you can kit yourself out with a selection of their real-life sponsors so you can truly immerse yourself in the world of Bassmaster. Here are the 10 Elite Series pros coming to Bassmaster® Fishing 2022: Scott R. Martin Scott R. Martin from Clewiston, Florida, joins our team as he moves from Major League Fishing and joins the Bassmaster Series. We have worked closely with Scott to not only bring him into the game as a playable angler, but to also bring his knowledge and experience to the development of Bassmaster® Fishing 2022. Hank Cherry From Lincolnton, North Carolina, we have the two-time back-to-back Bassmaster Classic Champion, Hank Cherry. A pro on the water and a real challenger in the Bassmaster Series, Hank is one angler you’ll want to keep on your radar when you launch the game later this year. Carl Jocumsen From Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia, we have the first ever Australian angler to qualify for the Bassmaster Elite Series, Carl Jocumsen. Carl has an Elite Series win at Lake Tenkiller and lots of experience in Bassmaster Tournaments, so make sure he’s someone on your roster. John Crews A veteran to the Bassmaster Elite Series, John Crews from Salem, Virginia joins the team. 2021 marks John’s 16th year on the Bassmaster Elite Series, in Bassmaster® Fishing 2022 you’ll also be able to delve into a selection of John Crews own Missile Baits and fish just like the pros. Scott Canterbury The winner of the 2019 Angler of the year award from Odenville, Alabama: Scott Canterbury! With multiple appearances at the Bassmaster Classic, Scott will make a great pro to play as in Bassmaster® Fishing 2022. Stetson Blaylock Stetson Blaylock from Benton, Arkansas joins the Bassmaster® Fishing 2022 pro line up. In 2021 Stetson is in his 5th year on the Bassmaster Elite Series and has an Elite Series victory under his belt! Takumi Ito From Chiba, Japan: Takumi Ito. A 2021 Elite Series winner at the St. Lawrence River Event, and with a career total caught weight of 883lb – 7oz, we are excited to have Takumi Ito on our pro angler team for Bassmaster® Fishing 2022. Buddy Gross From Chickamauga, Georgia (one of our in-game venues), Buddy Gross is a playable angler. Buddy is also an Elite Series winner at the 2020 Elite event on Lake Eufaula! Will home advantage come into play when you fire up Lake Chickamauga? Jeff Gustafson From Keewatin, Canada, and a 2021 Elite Series Winner on the Tennessee River, we have Jeff Gustafson who joins the Bassmaster® Fishing 2022 team. Keep an eye out for Jeff when you get into game because this is one angler who will be sure to give you a challenge on the leaderboards. Skylar Hamilton Last, and by certainly no means least, with a huge total weight in bass of 1970lb 5oz, Skylar Hamilton from Dandridge, Tennessee is our 10th playable angler. With an Elite Series win and multiple top 10, 20 and 30 finishes, Skylar is not to be messed with on the water. We can’t wait for you to jump in and explore Bassmaster® Fishing 2022, whether you’re playing as a pro or creating your own angler to take them on and win the Bassmaster Classic, there is something for everyone! To keep up to date with everything Bassmaster® Fishing 2022, make sure to follow us on socials and sign up to our newsletter! * Follow us on our social channels [http://www.facebook.com/DovetailFishing] * Sign up to our Bassmaster® Fishing 2022 Newsletter [http://live.dovetailgames.com/auth/register?returnPath=/live/bassmaster-fishing/about-bassmaster-fishing-video-game-2022] * Join our community Discord [http://discord.gg/z9zHX47vBv] * Follow us on Tik Tok [https://www.tiktok.com/@dovetailfishing?lang=en]
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Sabine River - Bassmaster® Fishing 2022
Can't wait to get hold of Bassmaster® Fishing 2022? We have a Closed Alpha and a newsletter for you to get stuck into! You can sign up for both here and start experiencing the growing world of Bassmaster® Fishing 2022. * Sign up to our Closed Alpha here! [http://mailchi.mp/9809ab8b7f66/bassmaster-sign-up] * Sign up to our Bassmaster® Fishing 2022 Newsletter [http://live.dovetailgames.com/auth/register?returnPath=/live/bassmaster-fishing/about-bassmaster-fishing-video-game-2022] Recently we revealed our launch venues for Bassmaster® Fishing 2022. We are excited to show you a sneak peak at all 8 real-world venues coming to the game! These venues feature a huge variety in environments and will no doubt give you plenty of locations to explore. As we move the game into Alpha, we wanted to show off some of the fantastic work the team has done in making the Sabine River come to life in game. As this is in Alpha it is still work in progress and the quality of some textures may change as the team continue to work on the game. When you set out on the Sabine River, you’ll be spoilt for choice on where to start fishing. You’ll be catching fish around dense industrial estates, deep swamps, flat marshlands and more! With so many environments in one venue, you’ll want to take full advantage of the new GPS map marker system. You’ll be able to markup points of interest, hot spots and brush piles that you can find later, so you can keep hooking big bass. The Sabine River also has some huge stretches of water, which, when combined with the new dynamic time of day system will mean you’ll get some magnificent views when the sun dips below the trees and the horizon. We can’t wait to see your screenshots! You’ll need to navigate yourself around narrow spots and put your trolling motor to good use if you are to explore everything in the Sabine River. BE careful you don’t snag your lure in some of these spots around the river! The Sabine River also has plenty of fish for you to catch! Here is the full species list for this venue so you can start planning your strategy: * Black Crappie * Bluegill * Channel Catfish * Largemouth Bass * Longnose Gar * Spotted Bass * White Crappie Including these new species: * Striped Bass * White Bass * Freshwater Drum * Flathead Catfish * Blue Catfish This venue will also have a list of named fish, some of which you named! That you can hunt down and battle into the boat. These fish are harder to catch but are a great way to prove your skill and show off to other anglers. We hope you’re looking forward to getting out on the boat on the Sabine River! If you can’t wait to get your hands on the game, make sure you are signed up to our Closed Alpha (details and link below). If you don’t want to miss a drop of info on all the exciting Bassmaster® Fishing 2022 news, then make sure to follow us on socials and sign up to our newsletter! * Follow us on our social channels [http://www.facebook.com/DovetailFishing] * Sign up to our Bassmaster® Fishing 2022 Newsletter [http://live.dovetailgames.com/auth/register?returnPath=/live/bassmaster-fishing/about-bassmaster-fishing-video-game-2022] * Join our community Discord [http://discord.gg/z9zHX47vBv] * Sign up to our Closed Alpha here! [http://mailchi.mp/9809ab8b7f66/bassmaster-sign-up]
4 months ago
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Bassmaster® Online - Bassmaster® Fishing 2022
Today is kick-off for the Bassmaster® Classic at Lake Ray Roberts, Texas and, to celebrate, we wanted to reveal some early info on Bassmaster® Fishing 2022 and how you’ll be able to take on the Classic in game later this year! The Classic is the pinnacle of competitive Bass fishing and Bassmaster® Fishing 2022 will have multiple ways for you to fish your way to the top so you can lift that sought-after, Bassmaster® Classic trophy. Throughout your play-through of Bassmaster® Fishing 2022 you will be able to gain a following, sign on brands and sponsors and improve your setup. Whether you’re in single player, multiplayer or free fishing, you’ll be able to increase your anglers following by catching big fish! Your angler’s career isn’t locked to one mode, but across the whole game. Single Player Mode When you launch Bassmaster® Fishing 2022, you’ll be able to jump straight into your professional bass fishing career. You can either play out the career as one of the professional anglers in game, or you can make your own angler and take on the pros. You’ll start off with a clean slate, competing in the Bassmaster® College Series. Once you graduate from the College Series you’ll then move onto the Opens. To succeed in the Opens, you’ll need to make sure you earn enough points to move onto the Elite Series, and the next step of your Bass angling journey. Once you have competed in the Opens and scored enough points, you can then look ahead to the Elite Series. The Elite Series takes you one step closer to the Bassmaster® Classic and will challenge even the most experienced anglers. If you successfully earn enough points and place high in the Elite Series leader boards, you’ll then be invited to the Bassmaster® Classic. This is where you will take everything you have earned and learned to battle your way to the top of the leader board. Bassmaster® Fishing 2022 will have fully animated cut scenes where your angler will be weighing in, lifting the trophy, and taking their spot in the limelight. The iconic Dave Mercer will be with you all the way, during the weigh in, the trophy sequences, and the voice over throughout your bass fishing career. Throughout your road to the Classic, you’ll need to be at the top of your game, practice out of tournaments, perfect your setup of lures, rods, reels and more. Everything you do will determine whether you have the metal to conquer the water and win the Classic. Bassmaster® Online If you’re done dominating the single player modes, you can take on a whole host of new challenges in our all-new multiplayer. In multiplayer, you’ll take all the experience and equipment you have earned and pit it against other players around the world. Our multiplayer will have several different game modes, one of which being Bassmaster® Online. In Bassmaster® Online, you’ll start off competing in the Opens. After the Opens, you’ll move onto the Elite Series where the stakes are higher, for these, you’ll want to study the lake, practice offline, mark out your best spots to fish and then go head-to-head with other players. Once you defeat the other players in the Elite Series, you can then take on the online Bassmaster® Classic. This competition will be the best of the best, pitting the best players from all over the globe against each other for that coveted #1 spot. With so much at stake, have you got what it takes? Not ready to take on the Bassmaster® Classic? Don’t worry, there will be plenty of other online modes for you to compete in while you practice and build out your equipment. We hope you’re getting excited for the growing world of Bassmaster® Fishing 2022 – make sure you’ve signed up for our Closed Alpha (details and link below), and enjoy all the thrills and spills of the Bassmaster® Classic and all the G-G-G-G-G-G-GIANT BASS on show! * Follow us on our social channels [http://www.facebook.com/DovetailFishing] * Sign up to our Bassmaster® Fishing 2022 Newsletter [http://live.dovetailgames.com/auth/register?returnPath=/live/bassmaster-fishing/about-bassmaster-fishing-video-game-2022] * Join our community Discord [http://discord.gg/z9zHX47vBv] * Sign up to our Closed Alpha here! [http://mailchi.mp/9809ab8b7f66/bassmaster-sign-up]
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Bass Bulletin - JUN.02.2021
**Behind each great game is a great team – and as we develop Bassmaster® Fishing 2022, we want to lift the lid on what we’re up to, and how we’re getting on. ** So, we recently had a chat with our Executive Producer, Ben Gunstone to give us an update on how Bassmaster® Fishing 2022 is coming along. Ben is new to the team at Dovetail Games and is a hobbyist angler. Ben has 25 years of experience in the games industry, starting off at Nintendo, then working on multiple sports games, and eventually moving his way through the industry on lots of great titles, including: Virtua Tennis, Magic: The Gathering, Carmageddon, and many more. So, how is development on Bassmaster® Fishing 2022 coming along? We are sleeves up, heads down. Everyone is super focused on making sure that we try and get all the features in that we have been trying to get in. We are at that stage now where there are multiple different focuses on the game. So, at the moment we are working on multiplayer and getting that working, we're also tackling the career mode, so the single-player structure is in and working. We're making sure that the fishing gameplay experience is both different, fun, and better than previous games. It’s really important that the core of the game is based around the high-octane sport of bass fishing. We're making a sports game and the sport just happens to be fishing, we want the competitive element to be in there from the get-go, as you’d find in any bass fishing real-life tournament. We saw that at the Sabine River event 40,000 people went to see that live. Last year’s Bassmaster® Elite series in New York drew in 7.2 million viewers. What are the challenges with game development? I've told anyone that I’ve made a game for that give me enough time and money and I can make anything, I mean literally anything. Effectively development is a classic triangle of time, cost, and quality, and if you pull on one it pulls on the others. If you increase the quality of something it will take more time, or if you reduce the time it's going to reduce the cost, but it also reduces the quality at the same time. They are all intrinsically linked together, and that compromise is finding that balance between those three points continually. You balance and make decisions on that triangle all the way through development and those decisions have more pressure and more consequences the closer you get towards the end, because you’re running out of time! Every game is the sum of the compromises you've had to make to get it out the door. You can take that as a negative or a positive, I think every single game I've ever worked on everyone has wild and wonderful dreams at the start of it. The best part of making a game is the first month when you are just deep in design, and you just come up with all these great ideas and it is just such fun. Then you spend the next number of months or years, depending how big the game is, slowly whittling that down until you find the core experience that you really want, that grips players and provides that enjoyment we all hope to achieve from a game. A lot of work is going into the multiplayer side of the game, can you tell us about it? First up, it’s all completely new! We used to use a peer-to-peer system which is a multi-player system where when you set up a game, you become the host on your console or pc, and you invite players to join you. This meant that you were the host, data goes backwards and forwards. Then we have something called ‘host migration’, so if you dropped out, another connected player would turn into the host but when everyone quits, that session ends. Bassmaster® Fishing 2022 will have a dedicated server system, so there will always be a server. So, no one will be the host, everyone connects as a client to the dedicated server. That means we can control what hardware it is running on for starters, we can tune that hardware to meet the requirements that we need and balance that against the cost. The advantages are we'll be having a lot more players. We've tested so far up to 59 players, we intend to see where that limit lies, it might be higher than that, it might be lower than that. We just need to balance that against all sorts of different options, so there’s the cost of how much it takes the hardware to allow 50 to 60 players onto a server at one time, versus the playability and corresponding performance as well – we also need to ask questions like: ‘will 60 players on one of our lakes feel crowded?’ We have not got to testing that, but it’s on our to do list! How is the single player part of the game progressing? We are working on that right now because it’s really important alongside the multiplayer that the single-player career mode feels solid. It needs to feel like you can progress through the Bassmaster® tournament series up to and including the weigh-in celebration sequence that you see at the end of an Elite series and the Classic in the stadium. We are recreating both of those and I’ve got a team working on it right now. I can't show you any screenshots because the animation’s a bit wonky at the moment, we have got one guy without a head, and great big, long arms wandering around the scene, but yeah, it will look lovely by the time it’s finished. How has it been working from home for the team? It has both positive and negative effects on the team, and potentially the game as well. The positives are that it gives people the opportunity to be able to get their head down in a comfortable environment and remove themselves from office distractions. Not having a commute means you can use that time usefully; I don't necessarily mean do more work. I go to the gym in the morning twice a week which I’d never have had the time to do beforehand and that makes me feel better, it makes me feel more energized and it’s a far better way to start the day off than sat in a car in traffic. The flip side of that is with creative meetings that are online, they become a little bit more stilted. As soon as you have more than three people in an online meeting you must be very careful about who's talking, everyone's quite used to it now too so if someone else is talking, you stay quiet and let them do the talking. Let’s say you’re designing a new feature. You want that spontaneity, and you want that creativity that comes from bouncing ideas off of each other, which doesn’t necessarily happen in online meetings. You might find that some people feel like they don't have an opportunity to talk because someone else is talking, they don't feel comfortable in interjecting because of you online meeting rules. It makes me wonder what could have happened to the design of a specific feature if we were actually sat in a room together, versus sat in our own rooms at home during the meeting online. Overall, I think it’s a positive thing that allows Dovetail to have access to a more diverse pool of people to employ. I’m saying that personally because I would never have applied for this job if it didn't have the opportunity to work from home. I think I found a great job working for a great company who supported me and I’m supporting them. Thank you, Ben, for this first insight into what’s going on behind the scenes at Bassmaster® Fishing 2022. We’ll be inviting him back soon to provide you with an update on our progress as we get closer to release! To keep up to date on all the latest information on Bassmaster® Fishing 2022 make sure to follow us on social and sign up to our newsletter. * Follow us on our social channels [http://www.facebook.com/DovetailFishing] * Sign up to our Bassmaster® Fishing 2022 Newsletter [http://live.dovetailgames.com/auth/register?returnPath=/live/bassmaster-fishing/about-bassmaster-fishing-video-game-2022] * Join our community Discord [http://discord.gg/z9zHX47vBv] * Sign up to our Closed Alpha here! [http://mailchi.mp/9809ab8b7f66/bassmaster-sign-up]
5 months ago
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Bassmaster® Fishing 2022 - Closed Beta FAQ
How do I sign up for the Closed Beta? You can sign up here via this link – Closed Beta Sign Up Form [https://mailchi.mp/9809ab8b7f66/bassmaster-sign-up] When does the Closed Beta start? We will confirm the start date to all players who have signed up soon, via email. How long is the Closed Beta going on for? We don't have a fixed schedule for the Closed Beta but we will keep all players up-to-date on the latest news via Discord & Email. How do I access the Discord? We have our community Discord up and running already, you can access that here [http://discord.gg/cKz462uudu]. For the Closed Beta we will have private channels, we will let you know how to access these once you receive your key. Why is the Closed Beta not open all the time? We want to make sure the sessions we run are worthwhile, for both you and us. In order for us to properly test out functionalities like multiplayer, we want to make sure we have as many players playing at the same time as possible, so we can get live feedback and you can experience the game as we hope it will be enjoyed live. We will aim to have regular structured sessions, and we’re hoping to be able to have more free sessions as the Beta progresses so you can enjoy the game at your own leisure. Why am I being asked to sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA)? Signing an NDA is common practice for games companies providing players access to pre-public content. The Closed Beta is a test-build, so is not for consumption by those not part of the Closed Beta programme. Why can’t I get into a game? The Closed Beta takes part over set sessions at set times. Please refer to the emails for information regarding sessions times. Will there be more content or modes in the Closed Beta? During the Closed Alpha we may add or remove items, modes and more. This will change depending on the testing and the work that the development team are doing. If anything is updated that changes your gameplay experience, we’ll let you know through the Discord server and email. How do I give feedback? Surveys will be sent out to players and we also have a closed Discord channel for our Closed Beta players for you to provide us with both live and retrospective feedback. This is really important for us, so please let us know how you get on when you’re playing, and we hope you can take the time to fill out the surveys and help shape future development of the game. Please refer to the email you are sent with your key for the Discord access.
5 months ago
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Toledo Bend - Bassmaster® Fishing 2022
Here is another one of the great venues you'll be fishing on in Bassmaster® Fishing 2022 - Toledo Bend! Although work is still being done on the water, we wanted to share a sneak peek at the ongoing pre-alpha work on Toledo Bend. Toledo Bend is a reservoir on the Sabine River straddling Texas and Louisiana, Toledo Bend is the largest man-made body of water in Southern USA. Bassmaster® Fishing 2022’s section of Toledo Bend will be mostly in the Louisiana portion. In Bassmaster® Fishing 2022, the art team are using high resolution textures, meaning that rock faces and other textures around the venue will look better than ever so you can fully immerse yourself when you’re out on the water. The spawn point of the venue will be next to the famous Cypress Bend Park, from which you'll be able to see the stunning scenery that emulate real-life points of interest across the park. As you explore the rest of Toledo Bend, you'll uncover boat houses around the bank sides and foliage that is accurate to the area. Shorelines will be covered in tall Pines, Oak trees and more, and under the water, the foliage is just as diverse as the shoreline. Toledo Bend will also feature brush piles, shallow shorelines, cascading trees, debris build up and much more. When you jump into Bassmaster® Fishing 2022 and launch Toledo Bend, you’ll have lots of fish to target, including: * Black Crappie * Blue Catfish * Bluegill * Channel Catfish * Flathead Catfish * Largemouth Bass * Longnose Gar * Pumpkin Seed * Spotted Bass * Striped Bass * White Bass * White Crappie * Freshwater Drum We’re excited for all of you to start exploring Toledo Bend and to catch all the great fish this venue has to offer! To keep up to date with everything Bassmaster® Fishing 2022, make sure you subscribe to our newsletter and follow us on our socials. * Follow us on our social channels [http://www.facebook.com/DovetailFishing] * Sign up to our Bassmaster® Fishing 2022 Newsletter [http://live.dovetailgames.com/auth/register?returnPath=/live/bassmaster-fishing/about-bassmaster-fishing-video-game-2022] * Join our community Discord [http://discord.gg/z9zHX47vBv]
5 months ago
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Falcon Boats - Bassmaster® Fishing 2022
We have been working with Falcon Boats to bring you their F20 Predator to Bassmaster® Fishing 2022. Falcon Boats aim is to make the best high quality and high performing tournament-worthy boats, which is exactly why we wanted our players to get their hands on the F20 Predator in Bassmaster® Fishing 2022. Here is a pre-alpha look in Bassmaster® Fishing 2022, one of many boats you'll be able to use when the game comes out later this year. Our Art team are working hard on a stunning boat wrap design to finish this boat. So, for now , we wanted to share with you how the 3D model looks in-game and how one of our artists , Vincent, has made the F20 Predator. How we make the boats When making boats for Bassmaster® Fishing 2022, the team has a process to go through to make sure the boats look as good as possible in-game! We spoke to Vincent Turner one of our 3D Artists, who broke down the important steps when it comes to making boats for the game. 3D Model Vincent will first pull reference images of the boat he is going to make; with these references he starts to block out the basic shapes in 3D modelling software. Once the basic shapes are in place, we then work on scaling to make sure that we have the correct proportions between different aspects of the boat. Now that the boat’s scale is correct, Vincent can then focus on modelling the details, all these extra details are what bring the boat to life. Getting the model right is one of the longest tasks when making a boat. Currently the images you are seeing are still work in progress, but we want the boat to replicate the real life one as close as possible, so Vincent will spend more time focusing on this early part of the process. UVs (The letters "U" and "V" denote the axes of the 2D texture) Next up, the 3D model needs to be unwrapped to make UVs. Imagine you have made a cube out of paper and you need to take the cube apart into one 2D flat piece - this process is the same, but your cube is the boat and the final flat piece at the end is your UV. This is an important step because the UVs tell the engine how to map the 2D texture images onto the 3D model. Texturing After being unwrapped, the boat can now be textured. Textures like carpet, rubber, metal, and more are designed and painted onto the model to start making it look like a real boat. For Bassmaster® Fishing 2022, the artists have a new method for texturing the boats. Before, we would use one texture tile for the whole boat, but now, the artists are able to use multiple texture tiles on one boat. What this means is that boat textures will be at a higher resolution and look better than ever before. In-Engine Once the boat has been textured, it is then brought across into the game engine. In engine we can change the colour for lots of different parts on the boat, and this is done by splitting the boat out into separate parameters. Once this step is done, the boat is then handed over to the rest of the team to be rigged for animation. In-Game In Bassmaster® Fishing 2022, you’ll work up the ranks as you conquer tournaments. You’ll be able to equip yourself with better kit as you travel along your journey to the Bassmaster® Classic. Boats such as the F20 Predator will have you shooting around the water quicker and ultimately, will help you in your quest to lift that coveted Bassmaster® Classic trophy. The F20 Predator is just one of many great boats you’ll be able to use in Bassmaster® Fishing 2022, so make sure you don't miss a drop of info on the great equipment you'll be using later this year by following us on our social channels and joining our Bassmaster® Fishing 2022 Newsletter! * Follow us on our social channels [http://www.facebook.com/DovetailFishing] * Sign up to our Bassmaster® Fishing 2022 Newsletter [http://live.dovetailgames.com/auth/register?returnPath=/live/bassmaster-fishing/about-bassmaster-fishing-video-game-2022] * Join our community Discord [http://discord.gg/z9zHX47vBv]
5 months ago
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Scott Martin in-game - Bassmaster® Fishing 2022
Over the course of the coming weeks, we'll be sharing our progress on more of our pro anglers, but we thought it only appropriate to start with Scott. Bringing Scott Martin to life in our game is an exciting challenge for the team at Dovetail Games, as this will be the first time you can play as or compete against in game pros on the water. Whilst these images are absolutely work-in-progress in our pre-alpha builds, we wanted to share with you the process of building a character within Bassmaster® Fishing 2022. We hope you enjoy! The team must first take reference images of Scott Martin and identify key features to make the 3D model look as good as possible - facial hair, eye position, ear height, body shape, jawline - these are just a handful of things we take into consideration when modelling an angler. 3D Modelling Scott Martin Once these fundamentals have been worked on, the team then needs to move onto other important tasks such as textures. Textures are key to making equipment, clothing, and faces look natural in game. The work that goes into designing anglers also gets built directly into the game. We’ll go into more detail at a later date about the customisation options you’ll have when making your own angler in game. Facial Features When we put our anglers out onto the water, that's when the fun really starts. We need to make sure the environmental lighting works with our 3D models. Lighting is a task that the team is working on at the moment - and you can see that, at this stage, things are not quite there yet! This ensures that shadows, highlights, and textures look as accurate as possible. Using Unreal Engine 4.26 gives the team a full host of new tools to work on throughout the development process, which we'll be talking about more in the coming weeks. Working with the environment We know how important your tournament jerseys are so, Bassmaster® Fishing 2022 has multiple professional jerseys to pick out that make your angler look like a pro. We make the jerseys and work with our partners to include their logos, so you can expect to see some of your favourite brands represented when you target your first Bassmaster® Classic win! Tournament Jersey We will have future updates on the progress the team is making with our anglers. Keep your eyes peeled to see who's next! If you don't want to miss any info on our anglers, equipment, and venues then make sure to - * Follow us on our social channels [http://www.facebook.com/DovetailFishing] * Sign up to our Bassmaster® Fishing 2022 Newsletter [http://live.dovetailgames.com/auth/register?returnPath=/live/bassmaster-fishing/about-bassmaster-fishing-video-game-2022] * Join our community Discord [http://discord.gg/z9zHX47vBv]
5 months ago
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Favorite Fishing USA - Bassmaster® Fishing 2022
The first focus on pro gear in Bassmaster® Fishing 2022, is with Favorite Fishing. Favorite Fishing USA is a Christian-based company focused on grass-roots growth. It specializes in rods and carries a line of reels, and apparel. Favorite Fishing has been working closely with our team to create realistic, high quality rods and reels for Bassmaster® Fishing 2022. Favorite Fishing are also sponsors for Scott Martin and Skylar Hamilton, you'll not only see their branding directly on your jersey in game, but you'll also be able to build out your dream tackle setup using Favorite Fishing Equipment. Rods We know how important it is to have the right kit when out on the water so, Bassmaster® Fishing 2022 will feature multiple rods from Favorite Fishing. There will be a range of medium, heavy, and extra heavy rods to use, such as the White Bird Spinning rod, pictured below. Reels It’s not just Favorite Fishing rods you’ll be using in game - you'll also have a selection of Favorite reels to choose from too. The Soleus XCS is just one of many that you can equip. Combine this great reel with the right rod, and you’ll be fighting bass with ease! Catching big bass starts with using the best equipment available. Working with Favorite Fishing means you can be one step closer to experiencing the very best of bass fishing on Bassmaster® Fishing 2022. Make sure you don't miss a drop of info on the great equipment you'll be using in Bassmaster® Fishing 2022 – * Follow us on our social channels [http://www.facebook.com/DovetailFishing] * Sign up to our Bassmaster® Fishing 2022 Newsletter [http://live.dovetailgames.com/auth/register?returnPath=/live/bassmaster-fishing/about-bassmaster-fishing-video-game-2022] * Join our community Discord [http://discord.gg/z9zHX47vBv]
5 months ago
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Behind The Scenes EP1 - Bassmaster® Fishing 2022
Behind the scenes starts here, episode 1 is out now [http://youtu.be/qWzA0SlFAwc]! Episode 1 is an intro into the series and you can expect deeper dives into the topics we'll be discussing along our community roadmap [http://live.dovetailgames.com/live/bassmaster-fishing/articles/article/community-roadmap-bassmaster-r-fishing-2022] . The development team has been working hard on Bassmaster® Fishing 2022 and we want to give you a peek at how they are making this great game. The team will be showing you lots of exciting things such as how they make our anglers and equipment in the game, the design behind new game modes, our engine upgrade, gameplay, and much more. Our new engine upgrade gives the team a whole host of new tools to use, Unreal Engine 4.26 opens up lots of possibilities when working on Bassmaster® Fishing 2022. This also means we can take advantage of the power next generation consoles provide! Brush piles! The team has been working on how fish move around our venues in the game, this means that points of interest such as brush piles will be keen spots to find. New tools will be given to the player to help keep track of where these are in different locations. Working with Bassmaster® means we can bring you the same glory the pros get when holding up that trophy! Our artists have been sculpting these stunning trophies for our players. In Bassmaster® Fishing 2022 you can expect new cosmetics, jerseys, character models, and much more. In May you'll be seeing how the team gets to 3D scan our anglers, design new jerseys and implement these new additions into the game. Each month we will have a new BTS episode so make sure you are following us on our socials [http://www.facebook.com/DovetailFishing], subscribed to our YouTube [http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCan7iJoLirNXLKSr8RKFvrQ] channel, and signed up to our Bassmaster® Fishing 2022 newsletter [http://bit.ly/Bassmaster22Register1] so you don't miss a drop of info!
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Community Roadmap - Bassmaster® Fishing 2022
Our community roadmap is a great way for players to see what exciting content we have coming up on the horizon. Below you can find some more details about each topic such as the beta, when you can expect detailed gameplay and much more. Pro Anglers & Pro Gear In May we will be covering the pro anglers in our game and some of the great equipment they get to use. You'll see some behind the scenes around how the development team makes our angler models in game. We will be showing off the sponsors we have on board so you know what equipment you can use, just like the professionals. During this you can also expect details around the exciting venues that will be in the game such as the Sabine river. The Bassmaster® Classic The Bassmaster® Classic takes place on June 11th - 13th at Lake Ray Roberts, Texas. Not only will we be rooting for our favourite anglers, but you can expect more behind the scenes, streams and content showing you how you too can move up through the ranks and win the Classic in Bassmaster® Fishing 2022. Game modes Game modes! What new and exciting modes does Bassmaster® Fishing 2022 include? We are going to deep dive into the great new challenges that lay ahead, Bassmaster® Fishing 2022 has a host of new modes that you will be able to tackle through when the game launches later this year. We will be covering everything from single player modes to our new and exciting multiplayer options. Gameplay We have covered the anglers, the equipment, the great venues, how you can tackle the Classic, and what game modes we will have, but what about gameplay? Well, just before our beta we will be showing you in-depth gameplay. You'll see what its like in Bassmaster® Fishing 2022 to get out on the water and start filling up the livewell. Beta That's right, a beta! You'll be able to play parts of Bassmaster® Fishing 2022 before it's even released, this is an exciting chance for us to work closely with the community and to make sure this is the best bass fishing experience. We will be letting everyone know in good time how to take part in the beta, so keep an eye out on our socials for more info later this year. Release Our final step on the community roadmap is release! You'll finally be able to get your hands on the game and start making a name for yourself in Bassmaster® Fishing 2022. Make sure to follow us on all our social channels so you don't miss out on any of this exciting content! You can also sign up for our shiny Bassmaster® Fishing 2022 newsletters [http://bit.ly/Bassmaster22Register1] and get all your bass goodness in one place, saving you from endlessly scrolling on your socials waiting for the latest news (unless that's your vibe, of course).
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