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Sony on Kotick PS3 drop threat – We respect third-party opinion, but no comment

Friday, 19 June 2009 15:59 GMT By Patrick Garratt

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Sony just issued a statement on Bobby Kotick’s threat earlier today to drop PS3 and PSP support.

“We respect our third-parties’ opinions and their right to express those opinions but we will not be commenting on this story,” said a SCEE rep.

The Activision boss said this morning that his company may drop support for Sony hardware in 2010 or 2011 unless PS3′s price is cut.

Wedbush Morgan analyst Michael Pachter has already branded Kotick’s comments as “bluffing”.

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59 Comments

  1. Gekidami

    They’d probably prefer to let it slide or do everything out of the public eye.

    #1 6 years ago
  2. Blerk

    Ah, the silent treatment! Quite unlike them – kudos!

    Next week – ignoring them at parties.

    #2 6 years ago
  3. Razor

    Aww :|

    I wanted fireworks.

    #3 6 years ago
  4. Anders

    Behind the scenes, Kaz Hirai is attacking Koticks office windows with rotten eggs.

    “Here’s your price cut!”

    #4 6 years ago
  5. Lutz

    That was WANK.

    #5 6 years ago
  6. theevilaires

    great move sony, i’ll take care the rest…

    LMAO at Anders comment, i was on my way to their offices to do that :P

    #6 6 years ago
  7. Psychotext

    Yawn.

    #7 6 years ago
  8. No_PUDding

    Hahah, I like the rotten eggs thing the best.

    But yeah, I guess Kudos, in that reponse! Cry all you want but it’s their disgression.

    #8 6 years ago
  9. Razor

    Midnight in Tokyo now…I wonder if Kaz was in bed.

    What a nice wake up call that must have been.

    #9 6 years ago
  10. G1GAHURTZ

    So the comment that they prepared was…

    ‘No comment’.

    Nice!

    #10 6 years ago
  11. Suikoden Fan

    sony being the silent wankers they always are at scee

    #11 6 years ago
  12. theevilaires

    They had to wait until the cell processor came up with a good enough answer. its thinking…

    #12 6 years ago
  13. Eregol

    It took that long to basically say ‘No Comment’.

    They could have put a bit more effort in surely?

    #13 6 years ago
  14. Lutz

    If that’s the case TEA we’ll be here for a goodly long while.

    #14 6 years ago
  15. Suikoden Fan

    @eregol scee don’t no the meaning of the word effort leave that to scea and scej

    #15 6 years ago
  16. Eregol

    @ Suikoden Fan: Good point. Although I thought that went to the PS Store department.

    #16 6 years ago
  17. theevilaires

    the “its thinking” bit was more of a reference to the old dreamcast ads than the cell Lutz..oops i mean psycho

    #17 6 years ago
  18. Suikoden Fan

    @eregol, bit of column a bit of column b

    #18 6 years ago
  19. anasui

    Expecting a no comment. I mean, what could they possibly say about this?

    #19 6 years ago
  20. Suikoden Fan

    @anasui fuck off bobby? certainly would be entertaining

    #20 6 years ago
  21. Gekidami

    Yeah pretty much, Sony never really comment on this kind of stuff anyway.

    #21 6 years ago
  22. Suikoden Fan

    @gekidami, sony hardly comment fall stop especially scee the silent twats, the silence they gave the ps3 users since its launch was ironically deafining.

    #22 6 years ago
  23. SlayerGT

    Im sorry you dont make enough money on the crap you repackage and sell at 99 to 199 dollar price points every six months. Personally I could care less seeing as I do not own, or have ever owned, a call of duty or guitar hero. So you wouldnt be missing out on my money anyway. Go for it.

    #23 6 years ago
  24. anasui

    Fuck you Bobby woulda been so good :D

    #24 6 years ago
  25. XDamage

    I think this is a case of Activision pretty much knowing that there will be a price cut on the PS3 this year, so by saying this now they can score some extra points among gullible gamers because they will be viewed as the company that “forced” Sony to drop the price.

    #25 6 years ago
  26. TheTwelve

    Spare me, Sony h8ers. This is what big companies have always done to one another. Both Sony and Activision need one another, but it doesn’t hurt to bluff one another into doing what the other wants.

    Sony has no comment because the situation isn’t serious enough to warrant a comment. As a matter of fact, saying something would be out of their “jurisdiction”. They don’t want to say something completely stupid and blow this up more than it already is.

    Everyone knows Sony needs a pricecut, Sony knows it too. They’re just trying to hang on as long as they can making that money per-console, and this is Activision using their muscle to push the change faster.

    It is now likely that this Activision chief will take his words back, and also likely that Sony will do the pricecut faster than they wanted.

    But you know what? It’s also likely that none of this will happen and this will be a thing continually blown up by the internet community but ultimately mean nothing.

    12

    P.S. Oh, and don’t you know that Microsoft wants Sony to do a pricecut less than Sony does? People are viewing this as an anti-Sony opportunity to bash but Sony and Activision would only mutually profit from this.

    #26 6 years ago
  27. Psychotext

    “Sony and Activision would only mutually profit from this”

    I doubt Sony would be profit much at all from a big price cut.

    #27 6 years ago
  28. TheTwelve

    I think Sony is sitting rather pretty with the current PS3+PS2+PSP sales. They are going to hold out with the current PS3 sales and its price as long as the 360 is barely winning/losing in so many areas around the world. I don’t know why people think that Sony is a struggling organization where a PS3 pricecut would cripple the entire gaming division.

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    #28 6 years ago
  29. anasui

    Sony haters, lol. This is like entering a church and claiming its full of Jews

    #29 6 years ago
  30. No_PUDding

    You know what a church is right?

    You despise Sony, and told me yourself.

    #30 6 years ago
  31. TheTwelve

    Definition of hater as I meant it:

    http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=hater

    #31 6 years ago
  32. Psychotext

    “I don’t know why people think that Sony is a struggling organization where a PS3 pricecut would cripple the entire gaming division.”

    It might have something to do with losing all the profits made from the PS1 / PS2 in the last 3 years. A massive price cut would likely continue that trend, in the short term at least.

    #32 6 years ago
  33. TheTwelve

    Oh, ok. So you believe that a “massive” pricecut would bring Sony down in flames, the PS3 will be cancelled in a year, and the Wii and 360 shall reign supreme.

    Ok, but I find that beyond unlikely.

    I would love to read something that says that Sony has lost all of the PS1/PS2 profit in the last three years. It may very well be true—I’ve just never come across this bit of information.

    12

    #33 6 years ago
  34. Redh3lix

    I’d like to see a source of that info aswell lol

    #34 6 years ago
  35. Seraphemz

    That info is filed under ‘speculation’….

    #35 6 years ago
  36. DaMan

    I do remember David Perry last year saying Sony lost more on PS3 than it gained with PS2.

    #36 6 years ago
  37. Psychotext

    It was actually the PS2 profits: http://www.1up.com/do/newsStory?cId=3169439

    They’re about $1.3bn off losing all the profits made since the gaming division was created (Basically everything they made after 1999 they’ve since lost). That would probably take another two years at current rates.

    #37 6 years ago
  38. Seraphemz

    So I was right…filed under ‘speculation’

    Remember folks Sony has 3 consoles on the market. Its doing fine.

    But, a price drop would be better.

    #38 6 years ago
  39. TheTwelve

    Thank you for the link—seriously—but it’s what I thought, somebody making an official guess about what’s going on, while not truly knowing the real numbers.

    Heck, I’m an “industry veteran” too. WTH does that mean.

    Only a fool would say that Sony hasn’t lost money on the PS3 thus far but only a Sony h8er fully in the grips of internet hysteria would go so far as to say that Sony has gained nothing this gen and a pricecut would ruin them.

    Anybody who truly thinks that Sony is getting caught with their pants down this gen should give props to the immense first party investment Sony must have started at least half a decade ago, predicting the demise of third-party exclusives.

    Neither Microsft or Sony are going anywhere as of now, and the only reason why Nintendo hasn’t been squeezed out is because the Wii has turned out to be a fluke phenomenon.

    Activision’s quote is just one of many similar words flung about in many industries outside of gaming. This really isn’t an issue of losing money so much as it’s an issue of rich people wanting to get richer.

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    #39 6 years ago
  40. Psychotext

    “Its doing fine”

    …and again, when you’re losing $500m to $1bn a year, you’re really not doing fine in any sense of the word. Those sort of losses would cripple most companies, it’s only because Sony (and Microsoft before it) are so big that they’re able to survive it.

    You can see all the numbers here if you’re interested:
    http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost.php?p=15845813&postcount=766

    Oh, and for what it’s worth… I don’t think that a major price cut would kill Sony. It would just kill any hope of profits for the next year or so.

    #40 6 years ago
  41. TheTwelve

    The recession didn’t just begin in 2009, Psych. It’s been a trend that has finally led to this point over the past few years. Sony is just one of many companies, including Microsoft, that has experienced loss in one way or another.

    Sony is indeed just as “fine” as anybody else during these times.

    Is Sony happy? heeeeeck no.

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    #41 6 years ago
  42. theevilaires

    you said both ps1 and ps2 profits. i guess you chose to bark loud and The12 challenged your bite.

    12…3456789 :P

    #42 6 years ago
  43. Rhythm

    Good link, PT. How the hell either MS or Sony are still going I have no idea

    #43 6 years ago
  44. theevilaires

    The12 is really making a name for himself by going up against psycho. I think its time for you to retire psycho, what are you 33, 36 the most in real life

    #44 6 years ago
  45. TheTwelve

    Haha, Evil, it’s just one fake, faceless internet name talking to another on some corner of cyberspace. If all of my talking on forums actually meant something, I’d be a billionaire.

    #45 6 years ago
  46. Shatner

    “..fully in the grips of internet hysteria ..”

    And we all know who prolongs and profits most from a good bit of internet hysteria.

    Soon, everything will be delivered as though it’s a ‘megaton’ even when it’s not.

    #46 6 years ago
  47. Psychotext

    @TEA: I recalled the figures incorrectly, I’m happy to admit I made a mistake.

    /not perfect :)

    #47 6 years ago
  48. Seraphemz

    Wow PT…that was….grown up of you.

    #48 6 years ago
  49. Psychotext

    I iz adults!

    #49 6 years ago
  50. jnms

    @Shatner: OMGZ! Sounds like Faux News and the Flying Pig Flu!

    #50 6 years ago
  51. sanduixe

    I agree with Patcher, this is all bluff.

    #51 6 years ago
  52. The_Deleted

    Oh no! A crappy company that everyone is rapidly losing patience with is going to stop supporting a format no one has.

    #52 6 years ago
  53. David

    how is anyone losing patience with them ?

    #53 6 years ago
  54. NiceFellow

    Activision won’t actually do squat and his base facts are wrong (attach rate on PS3 is improving, its selling more or less same as 360 globally each week at a higher price, yeah, that’s really falling behind)

    Sony don’t really need to respond, although I think US did with a polite reminder that plenty of games will be coming to PS3 (i.e. yawn)

    He’s only wanting a price cut because he wants more HD consoles out there.

    From his point of view a PS3 price cut means higher weekly PS3 sales which means more MW2 sales. Also, a PS3 price cut would probably result in PS3 outselling the 360 WW again, which would likely mean another 360 price cut, which means more 360s selling each week… which means even more PS3/360s out there in total which means lot’s more MW2 sales.

    Oh, such transparency! Still, at least his greed is honest, open greed. You know where you are with that.

    #54 6 years ago
  55. Psychotext

    @NiceFellow: Attach rate doesn’t have anything to do with the price of the console. It’s the number of games sold for each console that they’ve already sold. Price of each game would make a difference… but I think that’s pretty much the same on both of the HD consoles.

    #55 6 years ago
  56. NiceFellow

    ^^
    Yes, I know. What I meant is he seemed to be implying that PS3 attach rate was suffering, whereas my understanding, from sites such as this one and others, is that after a shaky start the PS3 attach rate has stabilized pretty much in line with 360 (as you state) – i.e. his ‘concerns’ about the PS3 are unfounded based on sales, etc. but sound good in ’rounding out’ his comments.

    #56 6 years ago
  57. Psychotext

    As far as I’m aware, time aligned they’re (Wii, PS3, 360) all within about 2 games of each other. So yeah, it’s all fairly even.

    #57 6 years ago
  58. stvw74

    Bluff or not, Koticks lifespan just decreased .. I think Sony should say, “Alright Kotick, this is how it works .. Go fk ursel and that A$$ of a company, we’ll go Rock Band for music & Ubi for shooters, no wait .. Byeeee!!”
    Ok, they won’t do that but it makes no sense to pander to devs, no matter how big ..
    The PS3 is still great value for money and I for one don’t want Sony to be forced into a decision by someone who clearly doesnt own one ..
    ActiBliz main concerned is that MAG will be a bigger hit on the PS3 and they want to cover their own slump in sales, understandably. But to publicly air laundry that should be behind closed doors ..
    Bye bye Kotick .. it was, er, a mistake to upset soooo many gamers with such a blatently stupid remark that it’s beyond reprehension ..
    I honestly don’t own any Activision products, I played thru QoS and was unimpressed, not big on FPS or peripheral based milking, so a big MEH from me ..

    #58 6 years ago
  59. Psychotext

    MAG sales aren’t going to come close to MW2 sales stvw.

    #59 6 years ago

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    Advanced Warfare developer Sledgehammer Games is adding a new pistol to the game, free to all players. The M1 Irons is a new pistol that comes to Advanced Warfare starting today. The weapon is offered as a thank you gift from the developer. Sledgehammer says the Irons is good at range and packs a punch. […]

  • Fall down the Skullgirls Big Band music video rabbit hole with me

    Skullgirls is a pretty amazing fighting game, but did you know it’s also a passable music creation suite? Earlier today I was idly perusing an episode of PlayStation Underground showing off Skullgirls 2nd Encore, a re-release of the indie fighter packing in loads of new features and coming to PS4 – with full cross-play! – […]

  • The many uses of Wolfenstein: The Old Blood’s pipe weapon

    Wolfenstein: The Old Blood adds a sick new weapon to BJ’s arsenal: a pipe. In Wolfenstein: The Old Blood, a pipe is not just a pipe. Not only can you bash nazis with it, you can use it to climb walls, reach hatches, and even break through some walls. Plus? You can dual wield it. […]

  • Mortal Kombat X teaser gives first look at Predator

    Mortal Kombat X’s next celebrity guest was teased during the latest Kast. Today’s Mortal Kombat X Kast was mostly about all about Jason, but also included a very brief nod to Predator. You can watch the full livestream to see the tease in situ if you’re really keen, but IGN shared this convenient edit: There’s […]

  • Rock Band 4 has count-ins, drum fills and vocal harmonies

    Rock Band 4 will more closely emulate the feeling of being a real musician with some neat personalisation touches. For Rock Band 4, Harmonix elected to double down on player ownership of their experience rather than technical precision. To this end, it has implemented a number of cool new features. I am wildly envious of […]

  • Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z, Lost Planet 3 developer shuttered

    Spark Unlimited has gone down with all hands. The Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z and Lost Planet 3 developer has been shuttered and all staff laid off. Chief technical officer John Butrovich confirmed the news in a statement issued to IGN. “Spark Unlimited is closing as a video game developer. The ongoing opportunities for smaller mobile […]

  • PS Now subscription available on PlayStation 3 this month, Vita coming soon

    PlayStation Now’s all you can eat service has finally been dated for PS3. Subscriptions to PS Now, Sony’s cloud-based gaming service, will be available on PS3 from May 12 in the US. The all you can eat package will also be made available on select Bravia TVs and Sony Blu-ray players on the same date. […]

  • GTA 5 is even better with a gravity gun

    GTA 5 modders have made a dream come true, adding a gravity gun to your arsenal of mayhem-causing weaponry. GTA 5 isn’t ready for this. It looks like a heck of a lot of fun, but the poor old Los Santos po po can’t deal with the resulting carnage at all. If Rockstar were ever […]

  • “Mod makers should be able to make money from their creations,” says DOOM creator

    DOOM co-creator John Romero has weighed in on the paid mods debate. Paid mods are a hot issue right now. For years, Valve has been enabling content creators to make money from their work on Counter-strike: Global offensive, Dota 2 and Team Fortress 2, but when it partnered with Bethesda to offer the same for […]

  • Watch WRC driver Kevin Abbring smash through a DIRT Rally challenge

    WRC driver Kevin Abbring has been participating in Dirt Rally’s daily events – and kicking ass. Dirt Rally seems to have ticked one of the most difficult to attain boxes of racing development – creating something professional drivers like to play, and which rewards their years of experience. Codemasters published the video below showing Hyundai […]

  • Mortal Kombat X patch to bring PC version up to console standard

    Mortal Kombat X PC will be fixed tomorrow, NetherRealm has promised. The PC version of Mortal Kombat X has come under fire for poor performance, including stuttering frame rate and bugs as plenty. About 45 minutes into a recent Twitch stream, NetherRealm boss Ed Boon said an update will drop tomorrow to address many of […]

  • Destiny House of Wolves: all new Crucible maps detailed

    Destiny’s House of Wolves DLC will add four new maps to the Crucible, the game’s competitive multiplayer mode. Let’s take a look at all of them. Alex brings you new footage showing all of the four maps that will drop with House of Wolves. He goes over the layout, landmarks, gameplay styles, and other important […]

  • Custom Xbox One Star Wars controllers look very tempting

    Microsoft is celebrating May 4 by showing off concept designs for Star Wars-themed Xbox One controllers. May 4 is of course Star Wars Day and the controller concepts you’re about to see are just that, concepts. Or at least that’s what they said they are. There are four designs and they don’t look very practical. […]

  • Project Cars launch trailer is an anthology of race cars, set to the beats of Deadmau5

    Project Cars comes out this week and there’s just enough time for one last trailer. Project Cars, Slightly Mad Studios’ ambitious racer that has been in development for ages, is finally coming out this week. The racer received plenty of changes throughout its development based on community feedback and the final product will be in […]

  • Star Wars Battlefront dev reveals planet Sullust

    Sullust, a planet that has not been previously shown, will be featured in one of Star Wars Battlefront’s maps. Star Wars Battlefront developer DICE revealed today that planet Sullust will be one of the game’s locations. The planet was mentioned in the films and other Star Wars works, but was only shown today. DICE posted […]

  • Destiny House of Wolves: Tower vendor changes

    House of Wolves will change the inventory of some of Destiny’s vendors and add new roles to others. Here’s everything that has been announced so far. You know that House of Wolves will bring a new social space to the game in the form of The Reef. But did you also know that the good […]

  • Nintendo apologises for Amiibo shortages, will reissue some out-of-stock figures

    Nintendo released a statement today to apologise for fan’s frustrations in finding some Amiibo figures and promised to handle distribution better going forward. Nintendo has been criticised recently for its lack of communication when it comes to new Amiibo figures. Something which has lead fans to not know if certain figures are limited to some […]

  • Halo: MCC “a black eye for us,” Halo 5 won’t suffer the same fate, says franchise director

    The development of Halo: The Master Chief Collection was of an “outrageous complexity,” which was one of the reasons it suffered a horrible launch. None of that will happen with Halo 5: Guardians, according to Frank O’Connor. Frank O’Connor, Halo franchise development director opened up to Xbox Achievements about the difficult task of developing The […]

  • Destiny House of Wolves: weapon Reforging explained

    When House of Wolves drops in a couple of weeks, you’ll be able to change the stats of some in-game weapons. This process is called ‘Reforging’. Alex goes over all the details Bungie revealed about the new Reforging system. This covers the materials you need, the weapons that can be reforged and much more. Make […]

  • GTA 5 PC: control the in-game phone with your iPhone using this mod

    GTA 5′s latest mod lets you control the in-game phone with your real-life iPhone. Reddit user Planetleak wanted to see if he would succeed in getting his iPhone to control the phone in GTA 5. He did it and has a video to prove it. It’s not a mod per-se, but it emulates mouse and […]

  • SoulCalibur dev wants to know fans’ favourite characters for “something huge”

    SoulCalibur developers are probably working on a new game, because they’re asking fans to vote on their favourite characters. Project Soul, the longtime developer of the SoulCalibur series is soliciting feedback on fans’ favourite characters. The developer said as much in a post on its Facebook page. “Calling all SoulCalibur Fans! Project Soul would like […]

  • Jason Voorhees doesn’t look out of place in new Mortal Kombat X trailer

    Jason Voorhees comes to Mortal Kombat X starting tomorrow and it’s time to celebrate his arrival. Jason Voorhees, the first DLC character for Mortal Kombat X has been given the trailer treatment. Jason is part of the game’s Kombat Pack, owners of which can start using him tomorrow, May 5. Being an iconic horror character, […]

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition – Dragonslayer DLC announced, free to all this week

    Dragon Age: Inquisition is getting a multiplayer expansion this week. BioWare has announced that all owners of Dragon Age: Inquisition will receive a new multiplayer expansion, for free. The expansion is called Dragonslayer and it’s centred around fighting dragons, hence the name. Three new playable characters will join the roster as you explore an all-new […]

  • Sonder is still happening, and this is the best news of the week

    Sonder is a really interesting-looking new indie adventure, which I am quite excited to remember exists. We first heard about Sonder in late 2013, when its debut trailer introduced us to a Kamai Media’s ambitious vision. In the intervening months Kamai has been hard at work on its space station management sim slash non-linear narrative […]

  • Twitter axes playable Internet Archive embeds

    The dream has died: Twitter has disabled Internet Archive game embeds. Remember how for a few days you could tweet a link to an a game on the Internet Archive and it was playable direct from that tweet? Well, Twitter has cancelled that. All those tweets now just show links. GamesIndustry suspects it has something […]

  • Lords of the Fallen, Divinity: Original Sin developers will reveal new games at E3 2015

    Lords of the Fallen developer Deck13 and Divinity: Original Sin developer Larian Studios have new projects in the works which will be revealed at E3 2015. Publisher Focus Home Interactive is behind both new games. In a French press release [PDF] spotted by RPG Codex, Focus said it will show off the two unrevealed titles […]

  • Rare game announce expected at E3 2015

    Rare’s new game will be shown off at E3 2015, apparently. Rare hasn’t announced a reveal, and neither has Microsoft, but it looks like the news has slipped out anyway. IGN cites a tweet from Rare creative director Simon Woodroffe in which he says that a new project from Rare designer Gregg Mayles will be […]

  • Batgirl expansion included in $40 Batman: Arkham Knight season pass

    Here’s what you get in the $40 Batman: Arkham Knight season pass. Batman: Arkham Knight’s season pass was announced last week, but apart from the news that it would cost a whopping $40/£33, we didn’t get many details of what it would include. Thankfully, Warner Bros. has since acknowledged the clamour this caused, as players […]

  • Star Wars Day Xbox sale discounts Force Unleashed, Lego games

    Star Wars Day is upon us, and here’s an Xbox sale to mark it. Microsoft is offering discounts on Xbox 360 games to celebrate May 4. From my desk here in Australia the sale is a bit light on content – two Lego games, plus The Force Unleashed and its DLC packs. Your mileage may […]

  • Here’s hoping this tease means we see Mass Effect at E3 2015

    Mass Effect boss Mike Gamble has shared a teaser image, which we’re more than happy to draw speculative conclusions from. The new Mass Effect game in the works at BioWare Edmonton is a mysterious beast. Judging by how long it’s been in development, it feels like we’re about due for a proper reveal, to clear […]

  • Watch almost a whole hour of Wolfenstein: The Old Blood

    Wolfenstein: The Old Blood is almost here. Are you ready for old-school shooter action? Wolfenstein: The Old Blood publisher Bethesda livestreamed almost an hour of the Machine Games shooter recently, and has now uploaded the archive to YouTube. Check it out below: Wolfenstein: The Old Blood launches digitally on PC, PS4 and Xbox One on […]

  • Splatoon lacks voice chat to promote a positive online experience

    Nintendo’s multiplayer game Splatoon will not contain a voice chat option in order to “focus on the positive aspects” of online gaming. Speaking in the latest issue of Edge magazine (thanks, GamesRadar), Splatoon co-director Yusuke Amano said personal experience with negativity in online voice chat was one of the main reasons for excluding the feature. […]

  • D4 on PC: differences from Xbox One version, system specs announced

    D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die – Season 1 is coming to PC, and Access Games has provided a list of features different from the Xbox One version. We’ve pulled most of the changes off the game’s website and posted them below, along with the PC specs. D4 on PC Kinect gesture input controls replaced with […]

  • The Megalodon returns to Battlefield 4 with the latest CTE patch

    The Megalodon Easter Egg in Battlefield 4 may have been removed earlier this year from Naval Strike, but it has since resurfaced on the CTE with the latest patch. I’d make a Jaws reference, but it’s been done to death. The shark is shown in the video on the Paracel Storm map which was where […]

  • Survival horror game Kodoku has a new work-in-progress trailer

    Kodoku, the survival horror title from Carnivore Studio, has a new work-in-progress video available, showing you how the game is coming along. Announced for PlayStation 4 and Vita back in 2013, the game is slated for release sometime this year, and tasks the player with avoiding mythical Japanese ghosts using only magic and stealth. Thanks, […]

  • Current HoloLens prototype has noticeably “tighter” FoV compared to January build

    Microsoft’s augmented reality headset HoloLens is still very much in the prototype stage, according to various reports out of the Build Conference. Microsoft hasn’t discussed technical specs with the press yet as nothing is set in stone, but during a hands-on at Build, Ars Technica noticed the prototypes had a “x86 processor, 2GB RAM, 802.11ac […]

  • Silent Hills petition asking Konami to continue development has over 50,000 signatures

    A petition to save the Silent Hills game has been formed by fans in the hopes Konami will change its mind and bring the collaboration with Guillermo del Toro back from the dead. Konami confirmed on Monday the Silent Hill remake from film director Del Toro and Metal Gear’s Hideo Kojima had been cancelled, but […]

  • Attack on Titan has a US release date, title changed in EU over copyright claim

    Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains will be released under a different title in Europe, according to the publisher, and while a release date has been set for North America, the same cannot be said for fans across the pond. According to Atlus, a copyright claim in Europe has forced the company to publish the […]

  • Yooka-Laylee meets final Kickstarter Stretch Goal in less than 24 hours

    The Kickstarter for Playtonic’s Yooka-Laylee sailed beyond its final £1 million ($1.5 million) Stretch Goal overnight, which will allow for a simultaneous release on all announced platforms. Once funded, Yooka-Laylee was slated for release on Linux, Mac, PC, PlayStation 4, Wii U, and Xbox One; however, a simultaneous release on all platforms wasn’t guaranteed unless […]

  • Not a Hero will miss its May 7 release date, but not by much

    Not a Hero will miss its May 7 release date, according to an announcement from Roll7. Not to worry though, it’s only by a week. According to the developer, the delay is due to “having undergone super-secret upgrades to crank shit up to 60fps.” The extra week will provide the additional time needed for tweaking […]

  • Assassin’s Creed, The Crew, Far Cry 4, other Ubisoft titles on sale through the Humble Store

    Ubisoft has put a number of its games on sale through the Humble Store. Franchises Assassin’s Creed and Far Cry are on discount as are single release titles. The list of games on sale are below. For pricing in your region, head over to the Humble Store. Anno 2070 Complete Edition Assassin’s Creed 3 Assassin’s […]

  • Payday 2: Repeater rifle, Peacemaker pistol introduced with The Butcher’s Western Pack

    Overkill Software released the 21st DLC pack for Payday 2 yesterday, titled The Butcher’s Western Pack. The pack will run you $4.99/€4.99 and other digital distribution channels. “For our 21st DLC we go back in time to visit the Wild West and the arsenal it was known for,” said the developers. “With it we’re introducing […]

  • The Yooka-Laylee Kickstarter just launched and has already met its funding goal

    Playtonic Games launched the Kickstarter campaign for Yooka-Laylee at 5pm UK, and in just over 30 minutes it already hit its $270,000 funding goal. You can watch the funding counter continue to roll over through the link. Yooka-Laylee is a 3D platformer where the characters use special moves such as Yooka’s tongue grapple and Laylee’s […]

  • Batch of hi-res Persona 5 screenshots released by PlayStation Japan

    A set of screenshots have been released for Persona 5, and while you’ve seen these before in magazines and on the official website, these are high-res versions. Some will even look familiar to those who watched the first gameplay trailer back in February. The shots were posted over on the PlayStation Japan Persona 5 game […]

  • Is Alien: Isolation getting HTC Vive support?

    Placeholder images for SteamVR icons have been found and it looks like there may be support for Alien: Isolation, so if you enjoy soiling yourself, get psyched! NeoGAF members found a thread on Reddit, where a little rooting around in a Steam directory unearthed the images. The list includes both games and apps, and as […]

  • Xbox Live multiplayer is free this weekend on Xbox 360

    Xbox 360 players in all Xbox Live regions can play multiplayer online for free this weekend. If you are a Silver member, this means you are Golden from May 1-3 and can play multiple games online with your buddies. All you have to do is log-in to Xbox Live.

  • Assassin’s Creed actor Michael Fassbender confirms film production starts September

    The Assassin’s Creed movie will start production this fall, actor Michael Fassbender (Prometheus, 300, X-Men:First Class) as confirmed. Speaking with ComingSoon.net, Fassbender said filming will start in September, which is inline with Ubisoft’s announcement in February. The actor will star in the film alongside Oscar-winning actress Marion Cotillard, both reuniting with their MacBeth director Justin […]

  • Eve Online boss states VR won’t be as big as we think next year

    I don’t think I’m the only one who wants VR to hurry up and manifest into a Sword Art Online-esque reality. Unfortunately, the chief executive officer at the studio behind Eve Online doesn’t think that will be happening any time soon. Talking to Venture Beat, Hilmar Veigar Pétursson touched on his excitement at the prospects […]

  • The Last of Us: Left Behind goes standalone in May on PS3, PS4

    Naughty Dog has announced that The Last of US DLC Left Behind will be released as a standalone experience next month. It can be purchased for both PlayStation 3 and PS4 through the PS Store and a two-hour demo of the Factions multiplayer will also be made available. “The Left Behind standalone game will have […]