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FFXIII running at 720p, 30 frames a second, says Toriyama

Wednesday, 8 April 2009 13:37 GMT By Patrick Garratt

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Speaking in the next issue of Famitsu, Final Fantasy XIII director Motomu Toriyama has said that the RPG is “currently” running at 720p and 30 frames a second, according to Kotaku.

Toriyama said the team was currently making sure all text in the game was readable on SD TVs.

Sounds as though development’s rolling along nicely now.

“We’ve almost finished all the parts of the game,” said Toriyama. “From now on, it’s a matter of putting them together.”

The demo’s out later this month.

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63 Comments

  1. Syrok

    How most interesting.

    #1 6 years ago
  2. Psychotext

    Currently as in “we might be able to improve it” or currently as in “we’re going to drop the res at some point”. :P

    #2 6 years ago
  3. Monk

    ^

    loool

    #3 6 years ago
  4. Blerk

    Wot no 1080p? :-D

    #4 6 years ago
  5. theevilaires

    its official the xbox360 will hold back the ps3 ver

    #5 6 years ago
  6. Psychotext

    How’s that going to work when the PS3 version will be out before they even get started properly on the 360 version?

    #6 6 years ago
  7. freedoms_stain

    I think the “Currently” was supposed to suggest something theevilaires. It’s not final.

    #7 6 years ago
  8. TehStu

    Didn’t you get the memo? If devs can’t fully exploit the PS3, it’s because they’ve been tainted by the 360.

    #8 6 years ago
  9. ChrisPilote

    1080p will be exclusive to the xbox360 version :p

    #9 6 years ago
  10. Tonka

    OMG! The PS3 really is shit; isn’t it?

    #10 6 years ago
  11. Shatner

    Because if you know you’re developing for more than one platform you make those considerations part of the development process. It doesn’t matter when one version or another gets released.

    Take, for example, the Tales of Vesperia PS3 character who was namedropped in the ‘exclusive’ 360 version. That demonstrates the sort of planning-in-advance a game development process undergoes before anything is mentioned to the rest of the world.

    People persistently make the mistake that the day some information is made known publicly is the same day that stuff the information is about came into existence.

    #11 6 years ago
  12. Psychotext

    Yeah, that’s true enough… but I’d have thought that in terms of performance they wouldn’t know just how fucked they are until they actually get some prototypes running. :D

    #12 6 years ago
  13. theevilaires

    if they go all out on the ps3 ver then the 360 wouldn’t be able to stand a chance. you’re telling me they’ve been working on this thing longer than i can remember and they can only get 720p wth 30fps. The people who are working on this game are so much more talented to just make it only at 720p. I could see if they made only the cut scenes at 720p but the core game could do 1080p im sure.

    I’m not trying to start a flame war here so no need to get your panties in a bunch xbox fans :P

    #13 6 years ago
  14. theevilaires

    oh sorry freedom stains i didn’t read the whole article just the headline, stupid me :P

    #14 6 years ago
  15. Psychotext

    Hasn’t made a difference in the past though has it… where one platform hasn’t run a multiplatform game so well it’s not unusual for the dev to just dump the resolution on it and remove detail.

    #15 6 years ago
  16. Shatner

    You can’t optimise until you know what’s going on nearer the end of the project.

    Typically at the start of the project a technical design document will be drawn up based on projections of intended/expected performance and work in conjunction with game design. From this analysis forecasts and technological budgets will be made.

    For example, your texture-resolution-per-character may vary if your game is likely to depict 50 people on screen at once than just 4. It will vary if your game is expected to take place in enclosed areas where draw-distance can be more tightly controlled than in open-world vistas. (God of War controls what is on the screen extremely well for example. Note that the player doesn’t have camera control so the developers can control the on-screen budget and make exceptions where it suits them because of it. It’s less obvious than sheer technical prowess but this sort of planning and control can have very good effects. LBP’s lighting, for example, is better than most but then the game doesn’t actually display much at any one time. Same with Super Mario Galaxy. Planetoids = greatly reduced draw distance because the horizon is that much closer)

    And, just like any forecast, you can’t gurantee to have things 100% accurate 5 years before things all come together. You don’t know what changes to the technological landscape there will be or what curveballs might get thrown.

    Ultimately, I’m not bothered by framerates and stuff. Even less so for RPGs. Whatever speed things are running at, it’s going to look pretty. Square know how to make stuff pretty.

    #16 6 years ago
  17. Michael O'Connor

    “Because if you know you’re developing for more than one platform you make those considerations part of the development process.”

    The game’s resolution probably has absolutely nothing to do with the fact that it’s now a multi-format title though. It’s quite likely the game was always intended to have a native resolution of 720p right from the beginning.

    The complete lack of any 1080p screenshots since the day this game was announced pretty much proves that.

    The most important question is… does it really matter? 720p still looks hot.

    #17 6 years ago
  18. Mike

    PS3 just isn’t capable of 1080p games, is it?

    I’m not trying to start a flame war here so no need to get your panties in a bunch PlayStation fans :p

    #18 6 years ago
  19. Psychotext

    More 1080p games on the PS3 than the 360. \o/

    (still fuck all on either though!)

    #19 6 years ago
  20. G1GAHURTZ

    Street Fighter IV runs in 1080p

    #20 6 years ago
  21. Michael O'Connor

    “PS3 just isn’t capable of 1080p games, is it?”

    It’s just as capable of them as the 360 is. When using the CELL processor effectively, it can surpass it. Killzone 2 being one example.

    #21 6 years ago
  22. theevilaires

    yea but this isn’t a game like turok, or grid or any other early next gen game. its final fantasy. the rpg of all rpgs. You go big or you go home. The devs behind this series are perfectionist and they need to present something jaw dropping that rpg fans will never forget.

    in any case this discussion is pointless at the moment because Toriyama said it is “currently” running at 720p 30fps. I just hope this game is better than any other rpg before it.

    #22 6 years ago
  23. DrDamn

    I don’t think either machine is capable of 1080p without making concessions or limitations in the game. Bigger frame buffer = less room for textures for example. 720p seems to be the sweet spot for both.

    #23 6 years ago
  24. theevilaires

    what have i fucking started. Now shatner and o’connor will start posting their life journals on here… oh boy :P

    #24 6 years ago
  25. theevilaires

    Are the cut scenes in c&c for the ps3 1080p native? I know the core game is. Technically i know FF13 is superior but wouldn’t the same concept apply because they are similar in being mostly turn based games. I know the character models are completely different and that being the only case they couldn’t or wouldn’t make the core game 1080p also.

    lol everyones gone now :P

    #25 6 years ago
  26. Tonka

    How long has this atrocity been in production now? What an awful waste of money…

    #26 6 years ago
  27. Michael O'Connor

    “How long has this atrocity been in production now? What an awful waste of money…”

    It’s an atrocity because it runs in 720p?

    “Technically i know FF13 is superior but wouldn’t the same concept apply because they are similar in being mostly turn based games. I know the character models are completely different and that being the only case they couldn’t or wouldn’t make the core game 1080p also.”

    At the end of the day, the resolution is dependent simply on how much they can get on screen without any slow-down or problems. And if that means 720p, so be it. The game isn’t “technically inferior” just because it’s at 720p.

    #27 6 years ago
  28. deftangel

    DrDamn has it about right. 1080p isn’t really achievable (this generation) for anything other than relatively graphically unambitious games without making significant concessions. Generally speaking, to get it on the PS3 devs need to employ the horizontal scaling features of the hardware, prompting just as many “where are mah pixels” outrages on the internets as when a similar technique is used on the 360.

    Clearly Square have decided that lots more funky and pretty effects wins over moar pixels. Easy to see why really. Square would be having bigger dramas about the lack of a hard-drive and where to put the hours of pre-rendered cutscenes than this.

    #28 6 years ago
  29. Blerk

    I often wonder how many of the people bitching about a lack of 1080p actually have 1080p-capable televisions. :-)

    #29 6 years ago
  30. _S_E_R_G_

    30 frames. lol

    #30 6 years ago
  31. G1GAHURTZ

    Possibly the same amount as boast about the benefits of Blu-Ray, but don’t have a 1080p capable TV.

    #31 6 years ago
  32. DS1086

    PS3 pisses all over 360 when it comes to 1080p. WipEout HD and GT5P are 1080p at 60fps. :P

    #32 6 years ago
  33. Truk

    /prays for nuclear holocaust

    #33 6 years ago
  34. Hunam

    “30 frames. lol”

    You could do an RPG at 20 frames and it still would’nt affect the gameplay, RPG’s being one of the few genre’s where frame rate isn’t that important on the whole.

    #34 6 years ago
  35. DrDamn

    @DS1086
    WOHD uses some (actually very clever) scaling techniques to switch down resolution dynamically and maintain 60fps. GT5P doesn’t maintain a consistent 60fps and also doesn’t run at full 1080p.

    #35 6 years ago
  36. Tonka

    It’s an atrocity because it looks even less engaging than the abortion that was FFXII (worst game ever). Quite a feat in it self. But you FFanbois will still vbe able to rub yourselves down with printouts of misinformed 10/10 reviews. Just like with FFXII (worst game ever).

    I’m sad to see Squenix wasting man hours on putting so much dross on the screen at the same time that the resolution/framerate has to be cut back to Wii levels instead of giving the gameplay a much needed kick up the arse.

    My money is on invisible walls and grass mad of unwalkable material.

    Again…

    #36 6 years ago
  37. Syrok

    /joins Truk

    #37 6 years ago
  38. Hunam

    Waaaaaaaa.

    Plus, we all know Versus 13 is going to be better.

    #38 6 years ago
  39. Tiger Walts

    So Square Enix have got the FMV working then?

    #39 6 years ago
  40. theevilaires

    Blerk said:

    I often wonder how many of the people bitching about a lack of 1080p actually have 1080p-capable televisions. :-)

    If your talking about me then i have 4 1080p tvs/monitors

    I have a 52″ xbr3 sony bravia, 2 40″ xbr5 sony bravia and 24″ 1080p Dell monitor (for my laptop).

    I wonder how many people bitching about how the ps3 sucks everyday only say that because their broke asses can’t afford one. hmmmmmm any guesses Blerk? :P

    Funny how only xbox owners love to down play 1080p because xbox360 would need multiple disc of a game to fit the resolution when it comes to lengthy games such as FF13 (lost odyssey anyone :P ) All the xbots I know in person are still playing on sdtvs (LMAO) or crappy computer monitors. While the majority of ps3 owners are enjoying full 1080p ps3 games like wipeout HD on at least 720p or 1080p tvs. Everyone on my psn friends list has a hdtv, at least 720p.

    I highly doubt its the same case for 360 owners since they bitch about how much a ps3 cost now. When in reality they spent the same amount on a cheap ass piece of low quality shit at the same price that has failed more than once on all of them

    (takes breathe)…this concludes my fanboy rant thankyou :P

    P.S. Blerk your blog looks like shit on my 1080p tv when i use my ps3 web browser. Fix it….nah just scrap it completely.

    #40 6 years ago
  41. Hunam

    Who the fuck is this nut job?

    #41 6 years ago
  42. theevilaires

    im your mothers sperm donor

    #42 6 years ago
  43. Hunam

    Right.

    #43 6 years ago
  44. theevilaires

    Left.

    #44 6 years ago
  45. Blerk

    I wasn’t talking about you, actually. You fruitcake.

    #45 6 years ago
  46. Psychotext

    @TEA: C&C only has 1080p pre-rendered cutscenes… not gameplay (which is 720p).

    #46 6 years ago
  47. theevilaires

    Yes you were and your ass got serverd. thanks for the info psycho.

    #47 6 years ago
  48. kx11

    1. all FF games had 24 fps (FFX had 30fps)ff13 have 30 fps so it’s awesome

    2. kitase said that the demo will show 50% of ps3 power but the final version will show 100% power

    so STFU and wait for the retail version to come out to judge this game gfx

    #48 6 years ago
  49. Hunam

    :D

    I wish I could believe marketing bullshit as blindly as some of you folks.

    #49 6 years ago
  50. Shatner

    I’m sure you do when it suits you to.

    #50 6 years ago
  51. Psychotext

    “2. kitase said that the demo will show 50% of ps3 power but the final version will show 100% power”

    Bwuh?

    #51 6 years ago
  52. Patrick Garratt

    720p30 looks amazing in the right hands. I have zero doubt this will be one of the most attractive games of this generation.

    Killzone 2 dropped below 20fps in places. All I saw was a beautiful-looking videogame.

    #52 6 years ago
  53. kx11

    according to kotaku.com

    Another piece of good news: cut scenes can be paused or skipped.

    Square Enix sounds like it’s hitting the home stretch with the game. “We’ve almost finished all the parts of the game,” says Toriyama. “From now on, it’s a matter of putting them together.” Square will give the battle system a revision before final release, but the actual battle design work is nearly finished.

    About the demo, Famitsu reports that it clocks in at one hour and twenty from the onset of gameplay. Toriyama says the demo is “about an hour” of gameplay. What’s more, according to Famitsu, “there’s almost no load time” and “the background music is so so cool.”

    #53 6 years ago
  54. Shatner

    Loltaku is to words what VGChartz is to numbers.

    #54 6 years ago
  55. SERAPHEMZ

    Did anyone read the part that they are actually doing it 720 so that people with only Standard Tv’s can read the text?

    #55 6 years ago
  56. Blerk

    :-D

    #56 6 years ago
  57. Hunam

    I agree with Shatner.

    /takes shower
    /cannot get clean!

    #57 6 years ago
  58. Psychotext

    I was just thinking the same thing Hunam.

    #58 6 years ago
  59. theevilaires

    you were thinking of taking a shower with shatner ?!!!! ok you’re taking your online name personality persona to new levels of creepiness…seek help…seek it now…and not from morriss.

    #59 6 years ago
  60. Psychotext

    But Morriss has the bunny rabbits which talk to me. Always giving me good advice and telling me not to listen to the squirrels.

    Never listen to the squirrels, or the badgers. They’re in it with the squirrels you see… always watching and waiting. Ask them about it, I bet they wont answer a single question… very suspicious.

    #60 6 years ago
  61. Shatner

    Take that hamster out of your anus PT, it’s forcing shit to come out of your mouth.

    #61 6 years ago
  62. theevilaires

    i hear squirrel meat taste gud. Not better than pigeon though. Thats sum gud eatin there i tell ya. i listen to a lot of things like pigs, ladybugs, cement, pine cones, and horse droppings.

    You ever just stare at horse droppings? Its amazing i tell ya. If ya wanna cee sum gud ones you can find them usually under the names of Psychotext,Morriss,and Blerk. Just gaze at the horse droppings those guys produce. man i get a stiffy jus looken :P

    #62 6 years ago
  63. Psychotext

    I’m not sure the hamster is doing much of anything any more Shatner.

    #63 6 years ago

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    MotoGP 15 will be released in June on PC, PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One, Milestone has announced. Bike, rider and team customization are part of the latest release in the franchise, along with time-trials and enhanced career options. The game features over 20 bike models divided into three classes: MotoGP, Moto 2 […]

  • Cities: Skylines players should check out Nakatomi Plaza and Wayne Enterprises

    Nakatomi Plaza and Wayne Enterprises can now be yours in Cities: Skylines. Die Hard fans will be familiar with Nakatomi Plaza. Those who have never watched the first film and live in Los Angeles know it by its real-life name, FOX Plaza. It was created by Enos Shenk and is available through Steamworks. Those who […]

  • Call of Duty franchise has sold 175M copies, players have thrown 300B grenades

    With the Call of Duty Championship kicking off tomorrow, Activision has sent over a series infographic full of interesting figures such as the number of copies sold over 10 years and how many grenades players have tossed. According to the stats below, the Call of Duty franchise has sold 175 million copies across all platforms […]

  • Save up to 75% on select SEGA games on Steam this weekend

    SEGA has put many of its games on sale through Steam this weekend and the firm has also announced Eastside Hockey Manager is now available through Early Access. The sale runs through March 30. The entire Total War, Company of Heroes and Dawn of War back catalogs are discounted 75% and all associated DLC is […]

  • Batman: Arkham Knight PC confirmed as digital download-only in UK

    Batman: Arkham Knight will indeed be a download-only title on PC in the UK, Warner Bros. has confirmed to VG247. Batman: Arkham Knight will be available as both a physical and digital release for PS4, Xbox One and PC in North America and Europe. Again, in the UK, the PC version will be “available as […]

  • Rainbow Six Siege release date set for October per GameStop Italy – report

    GameStop Italy may have let the release date for Rainbow Six Siege slip if a recent listing is accurate. According to the listing, the game will release on October 16. While this could be a placeholder date, October 16 is a Friday in the UK, the usual day new releases land at retail. The release […]

  • Watch the $1 million Call of Duty Championship right here

    The The Call of Duty Championship takes place this weekend, and you can watch all the action as it unfolds right here. The event takes place in Los Angeles tomorrow March 27 and runs through March 29, and the livestreams are below. 32 teams from five continents and 11 countries will be competing in Call […]

  • Battlefield Hardline: Battlefest kicks off this weekend with Double XP

    A new season of Battlefest kicks off this weekend, and starting today, you will earn Double XP in Battlefield Hardline. Battlefest for Hardline is similar to the event held for Battlefield 4 last year. For the entire month of April and into May, in-game events and competitions will be held by the developers and player […]

  • Don’t forget: the GTA 5 PC pre-order bonus cutoff is March 31

    Just a friendly reminder to those planning on purchasing GTA 5 for PC: you have until March 31 to pre-order if you want all the bonuses on offer. Those who pre-order will be handed $1 million in-game cash plus a bonus $300,000. It is split between GTA 5 and GTA Online: $500,000 for Grand Theft […]

  • Games with Gold offers doubled for April – six games instead of three

    Microsoft’s April Games with Gold collection is being doubled. For the month Xbox Live Gold members will receive six instead of three games free. Here’s what’s on offer: Pool Nation FX: Available all month on Xbox One Child of Light: Available all month on Xbox One Gears of War: Judgment: Available from April 1-15 on […]

  • Pokemon players can grab a code for Shiny Charizard at GAME in April

    Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire players along with Pokemon X and Y owners can grab a free, rare Shiny Charizard from April 3 at one of GAME’s 320 stores in the UK. The redeemable codes for the character will be made available upon request and no purchase is necessary. Those who pop into one […]

  • F1 2015 will arrive on PC, PS4 and Xbox One in June, includes Mexico circuit

    Codemasters has announced its F1 franchise will make its series debut on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One this June with the release of F1 2015. The game was developed using a new engine and contains improved handling and physics for all vehicles and parts attached. This includes: engine, transmission, aerodynamics, fuel tank, force feedback, suspension […]

  • Mortal Kombat X video confirms Liu Kang as playable character

    Liu Kang has been confirmed as a playable character in Mortal Kombat X in the latest video. You’ll also notice Bo’ Rai Cho in there as well. In the Shaolin trailer above you also get a look at Kung Lao and Kung Jin who is new to the series. Apparently, Raiden’s past champions of the […]

  • Short teaser for Star Wars: Battlefront shows the Battle of Hoth

    A short teaser for Star Wars: Battlefront has been posted by EA on Twitter. Well, that speeder isn't going anywhere. Can someone give us a lift to @SW_Celebration http://t.co/srEVrAA0zl #SWCA https://t.co/4W4LG8myke — EAStarWars (@EAStarWars) March 25, 2015 The teaser shows vehicles which we could be using in the game, but it mainly shows the snowy landscape […]

  • Pillars of Eternity releases today – get all the review scores here

    Pillars of Eternity, which still stands as the second most-funded video game on Kickstarter, finally releases today. It’s also getting some rather positive reviews scores, which we’ve rounded up for you. The isometric, party-based RPG from Obsidian Entertainment was one of the first video game projects to take to Kickstarter, and hit its $1.1 million […]

  • Take an in-depth look at Evolve’s Behemoth monster and four new hunters

    Evolve’s fourth monster, the Behemoth, as well as the four new hunters are shown off in new gameplay video. Evolve’s latest gameplay trailer gives everyone a good look at each of the four new hunters and the massive Behemoth monster. The hunters can be bought either separately or though the hunting pass, while the monster […]

  • PS4 firmware update 2.50 causing issues with Killzone: Shadow Fall

    The suspend/resume feature in PlayStation 4′s 2.50 firmware update is causing some issues with Killzone: Shadow Fall. Killzone: Shadow Fall developer Guerrilla has said that the game is experiencing some issues in some instance where the suspend/resume feature is used. The timing of when players put the game in suspend mode does have an effect, […]

  • Bungie on Destiny matchmaking: “We believe there’s no substitute for a pre-made team”

    Crazy though this may seem, it’s possible that Destiny shipped according to plan. History points to community as a crucial component, far from the contingency that many now suspect. Paul Davies spoke to Bungie for clarity. “The community always engineers the best solutions for bringing players together. While Matchmaking is a great resource for introducing […]

  • Bloodborne works with suspend/resume, but only offline

    PlayStation 4′s newly-added suspend/resume feature works with Bloodborne as you’d expect, but only while offline. PlayStation 4 received the long-awaited suspend/resume feature today as part of firmware 2.50, and people are starting to test it out with various games. Bloodborne does work with the feature, but only if you play offline. Playing online is arguably […]

  • This is what Crossy Road looks like in first-person

    Crossy Road is fun and addictive. But in first-person, it’s mostly frightening. YouTube user Andy Front Films likes Crossy Road so much he decided to show off what it would look like in first-person. If crossing roads quickly and watching around for cars and trains, all of this as the camera chases you felt intense […]

  • Take a small behind-the-scenes peek at Mass Effect 4

    BioWare cinematic director Ken Thain has given us a very slim look behind the scenes at some motion capture work from the upcoming Mass Effect game. The upcoming Mass Effect game, whether it ends up being called Mass Effect 4 or not, will most definitely incorporate some form of motion capture work. How do we […]

  • Borderlands: The Handsome Collection – 8GB day one patch on PS4, 16GB on Xbox One

    Day one patches for Borderlands: The Handsome Collection are pretty hefty. Both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of Borderlands: The Handsome Collection require players to download lots of gigabytes to make the experience as smooth as possible. The PlayStation 4 version has an 8.31GB day one patch. The Xbox One version however has […]

  • Get a PlayStation 4 with Bloodborne and The Last of Us for $435

    If you’ve been waiting for the perfect game to get to buy a PlayStation 4, there’s no better time than the present. Amazon is offering a good PlayStation 4 bundle at the moment. For $434.99, you get a PlayStation 4 console, The Last of Us, and Bloodborne. The Last of Us is of course the […]

  • Upcoming Battlefield Hardline patch to nerf the K10, buff battle rifles

    Battlefield Hardline’s first patch will focus on weapon balance and a few changes have been proposed. Battlefield Hardline lead multiplayer designer Thaddeus Sasser posted a few of the balance changes that the team is considering for the next patch. K10: reduce bullet damage to 33 Saiga and PTR: reduce recoil to bring more in line […]

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 and a new Resident Evil game coming this year, according to research firm

    According to digital games analyst SuperData, a new Resident Evil game is due this fall and that this year’s Call of Duty is Black Ops 3. In its latest report on digital console games, research and analytics firm SuperData revealed that a new Resident Evil is coming this fall. “We anticipate this month’s downturn to […]

  • Bloodborne: you can add gestures to your messages

    As players get deeper into Bloodborne, they keep uncovering so many of its little new additions, including this one. Bloodborne, like all of the Souls games before it, allows players to leave messages for other players. These messages could be used to point players towards impending doom, treasure, or just be sarcastic and witty. What […]

  • PlayStation 4 firmware update 2.50 is now live

    PlayStation 4 firmware update version 2.50 has started rolling out. Reports are coming in saying that Yukimura, PlayStation 4′s firmware 2.50 has been made available to download. The update is clocking in at just 245mb, so get downloading. 2.50 brings with it many new additions, including the suspend/resume feature, backup and restore, accessibility options and […]

  • Harley Quinn DLC for Batman: Arkham Knight is a prequel

    Batman: Arkham Knight’s Harley Quinn pre-order DLC is set before the events of the main game, according to Amazon’s description. Today we learned a few details about the pre-order DLC for Batman: Arkham Knight, namely the Harley Quinn one. According to the description on Amazon, the DLC takes place in the lead-up to the events […]

  • Bloodborne Vicar Amelia summon mystery solved

    Bloodborne players unable to summon near Vicar Amelia: here’s your solution. Bloodborne’s secrets are unfolding by the hour as clever players piece together From Software’s cunning design. Yesterday we reported problems summoning in the Cathedral Ward, before the Vicar Amelia boss fight. It turns out this isn’t a bug – or if it is, it’s […]

  • Steven Spielberg will direct film adaption of Ready Player One

    Steven Spielberg will direct the film adaption of the sci-fi, virtual world, video game themed novel Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. Warner Bros. bought the rights to the film in June 2010 and hired screenwriter Zak Penn to rewrite the previous draft written by Eric Eason, according to Deadline. The book takes place in […]

  • Bloodborne players with PS4 headsets shouldn’t forget about the custom audio

    Here’s a friendly reminder for Bloodborne players with PS4 headsets: be sure to download the Headset Companion App from the PlayStation store if you haven’t already. As previously reported, the game supports a custom Bloodborne audio mode which can be uploaded. It contains custom audio created by developers specifically tuned to enhance the audio. This […]

  • EA explains why FIFA Ultimate Team transfer prices are now platform specific

    EA has posted a blog entry explaining its FIFA Ultimate Team transfer market price ranges which now include platform-specific pricing in order to best the coin sellers. EA said it has implemented the changes to FUT over the last several weeks because it should be “fair and fun for every player,” ultimately coming to the […]

  • Game of Thrones: Episode 3 – The Sword in the Darkness now available

    In case you forgot, Game of Thrones: Episode 3 – The Sword in the Darkness was released today. It is available on Mac, PC, PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. The third episode releases on iOS devices and Android tomorrow, March 26. The Sword in the Darkness finds Asher Forrester heading to Mereen […]

  • Bloodborne players are already documenting their crazy antics

    Bloodborne has been available for almost two days now in North America, and already players are posting interesting clips and character customization choices for the game. Below are interesting takes on creating a character and videos of a frustrating death and another full of blood coming from a very painful place – monster or not. […]

  • FIFA Ultimate Team celebrates sixth year in existence with giveaways

    FIFA Ultimate Team is celebrating its sixth year in existence with special events running from today until March 29. According to EA, every FUT fan will be handed one free pack every day, and those who play at least one match in the FUT Birthday Cup will have a chance to win rare “tradable In-Forms” […]

  • Halo Online is a F2P PC game in development exclusively for Russia – video

    Halo Online is a free-to-play game which will launch this spring in Russia, and is in development with Saber Interactive. According the reveal event attended by IGN Russia, the game was designed to run well on lower-end PCs and runs on a modified Halo 3 engine. The game is set on a secret UNSC space […]

  • SteamWorld Dig Xbox One release expected in late May

    SteamWorld Dig is coming to Xbox One, developer Image & Form has announced. A firm release date hasn’t been announced, but the studio expects the title to arrive on the system in late May. “We’re preparing quite an elaborate Easter egg for the Xbox One version – a gaming thing that we really wanted to […]

  • SMITE celebrating first anniversary with a sale on skins, Ultimate God Pack

    Hi-Rez Studios is celebrating the first anniversary of SMITE with a sale. From today through Friday, March 27, the Ultimate God Pack, which includes all current and future Gods, will run you $19.99. Alll individual pre-launch skins are 50% off, and all Gem Packs will award bonus gems. In addition, from March 27-29, all SMITE […]

  • Borderlands 2 has sold around 12 million copies, says Gearbox

    Speaking with Microsoft’s Major Nelson in his podcast, Gearbox Software boss Randy Pitchford stated Borderlands 2 has sold somewhere around the 12 million mark. As of August 2014, it was announced by Take-Two in its financial report the 2012 game had sold-in 10 million units. Pitchford noted in the podcast he learned of the figures […]

  • Broken Age releasing on PS4 and Vita same day as Act 2 on PC

    Double Fine Productions has announced it will release Broken Age on the PlayStation Store next month. Act 2 will also be released on PC. The full Broken Age adventure will release on PlayStation 4 and Vita on April 28 in North America and April 29 in Europe. It features cross-buy and cross-save. Broken Age Act […]

  • Star Citizen earned another $1 million within two weeks – total hits $76 million

    Star Citizen continues its funding streak with backers pumping another $1 million into the game’s development in the last two weeks. The total earned for the space sim has now reached $76 million ($76,015,532 to be exact) with 851,395 backers contributing to the staggering figure. Star Citizen’s latest update was version 1.1 which included two […]

  • Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Resident Evil Revelations 2 and Battlefield: Hardline top Media Create charts

    Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Resident Evil Revelations 2 and Battlefield: Hardline were the big ticket debuts during the March 16-2 period in Japan, with each game claiming the top three slots on the Media Create charts, respectively. Final Fantasy Type-0 HD moved 92,094 on PlayStation 4, while Resident Evil Revelations 2 moved 73,373 units on […]

  • You can now learn English or Spanish on Xbox One with the Rosetta App

    Want to learn English or Spanish? Rosetta Stone has an App for that on Xbox One. According to the language teaching firm, Rosetta Stone’s Discover Languages, the new application teaches English and Spanish by way of immersive simulation. Users will virtually travel to learn vocabulary and grammar “necessary for real-world interactions.” Here’s how it works: […]

  • PayDay 2 and PayDay: The Heist have sold over 9 million units combined

    The PayDay franchise is a lucrative IP for Starbreeze and Overkill, as both games combined have sold over 9 million copies as of November 2014. The company has also sold over 8 million paid DLC packages since PayDay 2 was released in 2013 (via NeoGAF). In its Q2 half year report issued in February, net […]

  • Nintendo wants to “surprise” customers with NX, not expand upon existing hardware

    Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has firm wants to “surprise” players with its new NX system. Speaking in an interview with Nikkei, translated by Kotaku, Iwata wouldn’t go into details on the new system, but stated expanding on a current gaming system would be “dull.” “In the past few years, the idea of what [encompasses] a […]

  • Kojima Station show suspended

    In another episode in the the ongoing kerfuffle between Hideo Kojima and Konami, the publisher has suspended the Kojima Station web show. Recent tweets from the newly created Japanese Metal Gear Solid account confirm that Kojima Station will not be broadcast tomorrow, but would not provide a date for the next episode. The Tweets were […]

  • Watch Battle Royale for free this weekend on Xbox Live

    Square Enix is celebrating the launch of Final Fantasy Type-0 HD by offering Xbox Live members in the UK a free rental of Battle Royale. Starting Saturday, March 28 and through Sunday, March 29, Xbox Live members in the UK will be able to rent Battle Royale through the Xbox Video Store, for free. The […]

  • Bloodborne journal, part 1: managing anxiety on the path to the Cleric Beast

    Bloodborne is both like and unlike the Souls games. Brenna descends into Yharnam with reluctance and trepidation. Need help succeeding in Bloodborne? You need our Bloodborne walkthrough and boss guide. Bloodborne isn’t Demon’s Souls or Dark Souls. Let’s get that out of the way right off. I enjoyed both Dark Souls games, but it was […]

  • PS Store Easter sale discounts MGS: Ground Zeroes, Far Cry 4, more

    The Easter Sale is live on the EU PS Store, with Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes for less than £10, FIFA 15 Deluxe Edition for £30 and other savings. Some of the PlayStation 3, PS4 and Vita discounts are valid through April 8, other through April 15. PlayStation Plus members can also take an […]

  • Bloodborne video: how to unlock the first shortcut in Old Yharnam

    Here’s a video for Bloodborne players showing a quick way to unlock the first shortcut in Old Yharnam. It also provides a look at things you may have missed in Central Yharnam and The Sewers, courtesy of VaatiVidya. Don’t forget, we have guides posted for the game with more updates coming soon. Bloodborne released in […]

  • Bloodborne issue prevents summons at Vicar Amelia fight

    A Bloodborne bug has prevented players calling on help to take on one of the nasty early bosses. Bloodborne bosses are significantly easier to take down in co-op. Unfortunately, at least one of them is proving difficult to find help for – and not just because not many players have obtained the Small Resonant Bell […]

  • Mass Effect 3 on sale on EU PSN, but not free

    Mass Effect 3 is discounted on the European PSN, but it’s not free. Update 2: The option to add to cart now lets you choose between the free trial or full version. The full version is on sale for £6.49 or £5.84 for PlayStation Plus members. The free trial is of course is still available, […]

  • Elite: Dangerous Race to Elite winners announced, one player makes £10,000

    The winners of Elite: Dangerous’ Race To Elite competition have been announced, with one player receiving the grand prize of £10,000. Back when Elite: Dangerous launched, developer Frontier announced a competition that would award players to first reach Elite rank in trading, exploration, or combat, a prize of £1,000 each. The grand prize – £10,000 […]