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GTA IV’s “massive” size may put punters off DLC, says analyst

Monday, 7 December 2009 18:54 GMT By Patrick Garratt

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GTA IV may be simply too large to succesfully carry DLC, Wedbush Morgan’s Michael Pachter’s told VG247, as the majority of owners never actually finish the main game.

Pachter was talking in response to comments made earlier by AmTech analyst Ben Schachter (via Industrygamers and Joystiq), who expressed “concern” about the state of the GTA franchise in general thanks to The Lost and Damned, Gay Tony and other related games failing to match expectation.

“Ben’s right that the DLC disappointed, but I suspect that the reason is that GTA games are so massive that a substantial majority of the GTA audience hasn’t finished the core game, so they don’t feel especially compelled to buy the DLC,” Pachter said.

“GTA IV was at least a 50 hour game (for me, probably more like 100 hours), in contrast to the typical Call of Duty, which is a 6-10 hour game. Almost anyone who bought CoD finished it, and if they liked it (that’s a high percentage), they were interested in DLC. On the other hand, my guess is that fewer than 20% of GTA owners finished the game (100% of VG247 readers, of course), so fewer were interested in DLC.

“I think that is a fair assessment, and don’t think that the slow pace of DLC sales reflects poor performance for the franchise.”

They’re watching, kids. And they know you’re hardcore. No further GTA games are public at this point.

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31 Comments

  1. Goliath

    I haven’t finished GTAIV. Like most open world games it became incredibly repetitive and dragged out as I approached the end. I will buy Episodes from Liberty City when I do complete the game however.

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Cort

    I lasted an hour on this crap.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. McLovin85

    Once again he’s talking out of his ass.
    Granted i reckon not many people finished absolutely everything that one can do in the game, but i’m pretty sure that the majority of people that bought the game would have finished the main storyline.
    He needs to also define what he means by ‘completing the game’ because to complete any game to 100% is always going to be time consuming and knackering therefore not everyone will have the time to do that.

    You know what….i’m actually going to give ‘The Shatner Award’ to Mr. Michael Pachter. I’ll be sending that vote off soon. :)

    #3 5 years ago
  4. SlayerGT

    Maybe the DLC targeted the wrong audience =)

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Bulk Slash

    That’s an interesting thought from Pachter. Personally though I think people just didn’t like GTAIV enough to want to pay to play more of it. Compared to previous entries in the series it wasn’t as funny and there wasn’t much variety in the missions (they usually just consisted of driving somewhere and shooting someone).

    I thought Saint’s Row 2 was a much more fun game by comparison. I’ve been trying to play through The Lost and Damned and I’m just finding it a bit too tedious to bother with. Every time a new game arrives in the post, TLAD just goes to the bottom of the pile. Gay Tony sounds like it’s going back to the more fun aspects of the older GTAs but I haven’t started that one yet.

    #5 5 years ago
  6. Goliath

    @ McLovin85

    Unfortunately, I’ll have to disagree with you. This time I actually think Pachter is spot on. Everyone loves GTA but few ever finish the games. With GTAIV, the game requires you to complete a series of missions to progress. Most of which a terribly repetitive and boring.

    #6 5 years ago
  7. SlayerGT

    What about that DLC for Oblivion you fucking jackass. This guy makes me laugh. I second that vote McLovin.

    #7 5 years ago
  8. Dralen

    Well, I would have been really dissapointed if this was any shorter than it was.

    #8 5 years ago
  9. DaMan

    +1 SlayerGT :).

    #9 5 years ago
  10. Whizzo

    Achievement records give an interesting record of people completing games as this Gamasutra article says. Not everyone who bought CoD4 ever completed it (which isn’t a particularly long game) and considering the time differential GTA IV actually does pretty well in just under 30%.

    #10 5 years ago
  11. MushroomStamp

    Me neither.. I got about 80% with GTA4 and quite simply was bored and thought the multi-player was COMPLETE garbage.

    #11 5 years ago
  12. Johnny Cullen

    I’m proper hardcoar’ when it comes to GTA IV.

    I have two copies for the PS3 and 360, with both pieces of DLC downloaded. With a copy of Episodes from Liberty City here for review from Rockstar.

    Then again, if I had known they’d send me EfLC, I’d have just not bothered downloading Gay Tony.

    #12 5 years ago
  13. Jadeskye

    PACHTER!

    Anyone know that bald guy from the hitman games? >_>

    #13 5 years ago
  14. McLovin85

    @Goliath

    I guess it can get a bit repetitive but it’s GTA and i assumed people knew what they were getting themselves into when purchasing the game. I don’t think i’ve bought a single game that i haven’t finished but maybe that’s just me.

    @Whizzo

    I’m truly shocked by those numbers tbh. Some of them i can understand like COD being heavily multiplayer focused. i figured GTA was mainly a single player focused game so people would be spending time on that; clearly i was wrong.
    My only gripe with that article is that they took the ‘Top 13 Xbox Live games’ so understandably they would heavily favour games with a good multiplayer experience, therefore resulting in people preferring to play the multiplayer side of the game and focus less on single player.

    #14 5 years ago
  15. Anders

    @SlayerGT: On the other hand, how well did Shivering Isles really do? Ignoring the sales from the GotY-version.

    #15 5 years ago
  16. Goliath

    I think because it’s Pachter it’s easy to dismiss his comments but to be quite honest, I don’t thing the majority of gamers who’ve bought GTA have finished the games. The only one I ever finished was San Andreas and it took me near a year to complete. GTA can be repetitive but a few months go by and you return to the game and you’re reminded why you love the franchise; It gives you immense freedom. I think you’ll see Episodes from Liberty City do sell well when it’s all said a done. I just hope Take Two and Rockstar don’t abandon the package looking towards GTA5. As months go by consumers need to be reminded that it’s on store shelves and it’s GTA.

    #16 5 years ago
  17. SlayerGT

    Good point Anders. I really dont know. But on the 360 they came out with many small packs. So they must have done well enough. Another good one is Fallout. People ate that shit up.

    Goliath I feel you, about going back to GTA’s after completing the story to fool around and tackle more side stuff. I think the marketing fouled up. If the DLC had been marketed more as new games (which would have been hard considering the city was the same) or the price would have been cheaper (again hard cause MS needed to make up as much of that 50 mil back) It might have done better. I would think that it being on a shelf would help.

    Personally, I still feel like it’s the audience.

    #17 5 years ago
  18. The_Deleted

    How many games does anyone ever finish, really?
    GTAIV was bought into by a lot of people who wanted the fun and variety of previous games. What they got was a dour, straight-faced story about a protagonist who wanted a past life of war by going around murdering people in his adopted country. There were no side missions, no rampages, no races. In fact nothing that made SA, VC or III what they were.
    Can you imagine getting through SA without the distractions?

    #18 5 years ago
  19. SlayerGT

    Which GTA you playing Deleted? =)

    #19 5 years ago
  20. NiceFellow

    I suspect he has a point. I figure that the most popular DLC is mainly MP focused, map packs and the like. Heck, plenty of people but CoD4 and the like and never even touch the SP, but will buy the MP DLC right away.

    With something like GTAIV I do believe the number of people up for SP DLC is a tiny fraction of the people who bought it say the percentage of MW2 buyers who#ll pick up MP DLC.

    #20 5 years ago
  21. SlayerGT

    Its possible. But again, there are games that have no MP like Fallout that sell DLC well. Not to mention the two episodes have new MP content. You think if the DLC were cheaper or perhaps the MP content could be bought independently would make a difference? GTA4 is always in the top 10 games played on live. Usually in the top 5.

    #21 5 years ago
  22. Uncontested

    No the problem is everyone returned their GTA IV into gamestop after they realized it wasnt as fun as San Andreas. Naming your DLC “Gay Tony” didn’t help any either. (Argue all you want you KNOW a lot of people didnt buy it because of that)

    #22 5 years ago
  23. Mike

    You mean you didn’t ;)

    #23 5 years ago
  24. SlayerGT

    Like I said before, wrong audience =)

    #24 5 years ago
  25. hitnrun

    Well, duh. I think the only GTA anyone finished this decade was Vice City, a game where they momentarily came to their senses and condensed a main quest that didn’t rival its Squaresoft contemporaries in length.

    And what’s the one thing that everyone’s copies of GTA has plenty of? Unfinished side quests. As Maddox once put it, that’s like trying to sell hookers in a vagina storm.

    Oblivion is an interesting comparison. Like you said, different audience. I can’t exactly put my finger on the difference, but I know there is one. I’m thinking it’s a legitimacy and novelty issue; the feeling of a new adventure vs another slab of the same sidequests available in great numbers in every GTA.

    #25 5 years ago
  26. Dannybuoy

    For once I agree with the crystal ball fondling joker. Never finished GTA 4. Too long and got a bit dull for me (and that was with using the cell phone cheat). I’d never buy DLC for this game as I feel guilty enough that I still have a large chunk of the main game to finish first. I’m looking forward to the birth of baby next summer when I know I’ll have many nights where I’ll have plenty of time to work through all my unfinished games ;-)

    #26 5 years ago
  27. sickpuppysoftware

    I haven’t bought the DLC but then maybe if they hadn’t tied it to a machine I didn’t own then it might well have.

    I went back to the game to try and finish it a few weeks ago. Looking at gamefaqs I only have two missions left to do but the huge amount of ferrying I’m having to do on each retry means I’ve rage-quit yet again. Shame as I was loving the city all over again.

    #27 5 years ago
  28. mojo

    i can tell u another reason why the addons underperfomed: They only released them on one platform..
    i liked all the gta games (besides the 2nd), some more, some less, but at the end of the day theys all have provided much fun to me and i would also gladly buy both gta iv add ons if they would be available, but well they are not..

    in my eyes its clear what to do with the dlc..

    i anyway dont see the point in having a gta dlc as exclusive.. i mean the games are fun, but a simple addon wount make me buy a entire console -.-

    #28 5 years ago
  29. WizardWeb

    I never finished GTAIV. I got most of the way through, then the trophies update was introduced so I started again, but couldn’t be bothered after a while.

    I like causing mayhem, I spend most time just driving round doing that. I like a lot of the missions too, but the fact you’re supposed to keep going back and keeping up the friendships, stopped the progress for me. like someone tugging on your sleeve all the time, saying “Remember me?” it was just too annoying. Had a bit of fun with the multi-player though.

    San Andreas was way more fun – aside from the eating, girlfriend and working out nonsense. Apart from the graphics and mechanics of the game, GTAIV wasn’t a forward step in terms of gameplay.

    #29 5 years ago
  30. woodyrulesok

    I finished the main story but wasn’t very interested in completing everything, most of the small side projects like stunt jumps don’t interest me. The worse thing was definitely the relationships, “hey cousin want to go to a titty bar?” no, fuck off, stop calling me.

    #30 5 years ago
  31. Blerk

    GTAIV is the only GTA I’ve actually finished. The closest I ever got before was GTAIII, which I made the final mission on (and never actually completed it).

    #31 5 years ago

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  • Here’s 15 minutes of gameplay from The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt in 1080p

    The Witcher 3 has a new direct-feed, 1080p video available that’s 100% gameplay. Would you like some gameplay of The Witcher 3 in beautiful 1080p? Why, of course you would! The gameplay below shows combat, conversations, travelling. In short, it’s a small sample of everything the game will offer. If you’re looking to learn much […]

  • Two Mortal Kombat X characters to be revealed this week

    Mortal Kombat X will get not one, but two character reveals this week. Mortal Kombat creator Ed Boon has been at again on Twitter, teasing all kinds of reveals over the past few days. Firstly, Boon tweeted this image, which at first glance appears to show a character holding a bow. However, further examination by […]

  • Planetside 2 successfully claims the Guinness World Record for biggest FPS battle

    The Planetside 2 community has successfully organised an online battle involving over 1000 players, breaking the previous Guinness World Record. The event, which was organised by Planetside Battles was pitched to the community last week. 1,158 players have answered the call, smashing the record for “Most Players Online in an FPS Battle.” The previous 999 […]

  • Microsoft aiming for Xbox One-to-PC streaming to function while you watch TV

    Streaming Xbox One games to PC while you watch TV on the console through the HDMI pass-through is something Microsoft is hoping to achieve when the service launches with Windows 10. Microsoft’s Phil Spencer has been on Twitter answering fan questions following last week’s Windows 10 event. One interesting bit that came out of those […]

  • Everything we know about The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is sure to be one of the biggest RPGs of the year, due for release in May on PC, Xbox One and PS4. Delayed since its target release of 2015, CD Projekt Red’s latest game takes the series to a true open world environment, and charges the player with tracking […]

  • Battlefield Hardline beta date leaked – rumour

    According to an email sent to some YouTubers, the upcoming beta for Battlefield Hardline is scheduled for February 3. The date for the Battlefield Hardline beta is believed to be February 3. It comes from an email that’s been sent by Ronku to various YouTubers reminding them of the starting date, February 3. Ronku is […]

  • The history of The Witcher: beyond the Road With No Return

    We take a look at The Witcher franchise, from the original short stories to its blockbuster video games. The world was first introduced to Geralt through a set of short stories called The Witcher (English translation) written by author Andrzej Sapkowski. The first short story was published in the Polish fantasy and science fiction magazine […]

  • Bringing The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt to life

    In The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, CD Projekt RED takes a whopping enormous map and fills it with stuff you actually want to see and do. Do you remember back before Oblivion came out there was a lot of chat about how much more lifelike and realistic the NPCs would be? Rather than just hanging […]

  • The big Witcher 3 questions answered: delays, playing as Ciri, and why enemies don’t scale

    Spending some time with The Witcher 3 level designer Miles Tost we were able to put some of our immediate questions to him after playing the game for over 4 hours. “That sense of improvement doesn’t happen if the monsters around you remain the same strength, there’s no sense of achievement.” Tost is a relaxed […]

  • The Witcher 3 sets a new generational standard for graphics

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is the new standard in outrageously pretty. “The Witcher 3 is more than just eye-candy. Destiny, once the loveliest thing I had ever looked upon, has been outclassed.” The Witcher 3 is even better looking than the screenshots would have you believe, and until you see it in motion, running […]

  • The Witcher 3: hands-on with the RPG of the year

    Getting to know a bawdy hero; Geralt of Rivia’s third outing is accessible, untamed, and dripping with story. Warning: some spoilers are inevitable. “The Witcher 3 is horror and violence. It’s charming, witty and cheeky. Like Geralt, it knows what it wants and it’s going to grab it with both hands.” The Witcher 3: Wild […]

  • Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel gets Lady Hammerlock DLC tomorrow

    The Lady Hammerlock DLC for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel will be released on PS3 and Xbox 360 tomorrow, January 27. The new playable character comes with three skill trees and the action skill Cold As Ice. If you haven’t bought the season pass for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel you can download the DLC for $9.99, you lucky […]

  • A limited edition 20th Anniversary PS4 just sold for $128,000

    Sony has just auctioned one of its limited edition 20th Anniversary PS4 consoles for over $128,000. The model had the serial number 00001, according to the Wall Street Journal. “We appreciate all who participated in the auction and are surprised at the highest bid price, which was higher than our expectations,” said a rep for […]

  • Here’s Killer Instinct’s new Omen and Golem fighters in action

    Microsoft has revealed Killer Instinct Season 2′s fighter Omen in a new trailer. Stick around for the end of the video and you’ll also get a peek at another new fighter, Golem. Omen is a bonus character and as such isn’t available as part of the main season roster. He’s available for free to Ultra […]

  • Digital copies of Far Cry 4 are being deleted from Uplay

    Ubisoft appears to be deleting copies of Far Cry 4 bought through digital third-party retailers. According to the Ubisoft support forums, copies of the game acquired via G2Play and G2A are being removed from Uplay. Users had not been given any warning by publisher Ubisoft that the game will be removed, although it is now […]

  • Gearbox wants “badass” talent for the next Borderlands

    Borderlands 3 may not have been announced at PAX this weekend, but studio boss Randy Pitchford is currently recruiting for the next game in the series. We are recruiting for next Borderlands. This is the big one. Industry badass? E-mail me: heyrandy@gearboxsoftware.com pic.twitter.com/ZG9dLytX1B — Randy Pitchford (@DuvalMagic) January 26, 2015 A recruitment push would suggest […]

  • Destiny: less grind, fairer economy in House of Wolves DLC

    Destiny developer Bungie has said it aims to lessen the grind in House of Wolves, and it won’t repeat mistakes it made with rewards in The Dark Below. Gear rewards will be fairer, according to lead designer Luke Smith in a Neogaf thread. For example, buying from a vendor should not invalidate gear rewarded for […]

  • Halo: The Master Chief Disaster

    Over two months since release and Xbox One’s big Christmas game is still a turkey, says Rich Stanton. “The game has now been available for two-and-a-half months, including the blockbuster Christmas season, and by any reasonable standard it doesn’t work.” Halo: The Master Chief Collection launched worldwide on November 11, 2014. Intended as something of […]

  • Homeworld Remastered Collection dated, first gameplay footage released

    Homeworld Remastered Collection has a release date, and as promised, the gameplay footage of Gearbox Software’s remake has been released along with the news that Homeworld Shipbreaker development continues. The video was shown during the Inside Gearbox Software panel earlier this morning at PAX South. Last year, Gearbox had said hoped to release the title […]

  • Clock Tower spiritual successor Night Cry has landed on Kickstarter

    The Kickstarter for Clock Tower spiritual successor, Project Scissors, recently announced as Night Cry, has launched. A teaser directed by The Grudge director Takashi Shimizu was released for the game earlier this month, and the full short film can be viewed below. Shimizu is also creative director on the project and Silent Hill creative and environment […]

  • Toukiden Kiwami mission trailer released, pre-order bonuses detailed

    Pre-order bonuses for Toukiden Kiwami have been announced for PlayStation 4 and Vita. Here’s the pre-order bonus list for each participating retailer: North America GameStop – Armor inspired by new slayers Reki and Soma’s costumes and classic armor from Toukiden‘s six original NPC slayers. Amazon – 2 exclusive pieces of armor: a set of Tenko […]

  • More Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Final Fantasy 15 info doled out by Tabata

    Final Fantasy Type-0 HD director Hajime Tabata took part in a Reddit AMA yesterday, and answered a variety of questions pertaining to the game and Final Fantasy 15. According to Tabata, the first playthrough of the game will last around 40 hours, but “the real fun” starts from the second playthrough which contains new events. […]

  • This video gives you an idea of what Borderlands Online is like

    A video for Borderlands Online, the China-exclusive title from 2K, Shanda Games and Gearbox, has been released. Posted on MMO Culture, the video was released to announce the “technical test” which started today. Borderlands Online is an instance-based online shooter, and will probably never reach western shores. Still, you can have a look anyway.

  • Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns is the MMO’s first expansion

    The first expansion for Guild Wars 2, Heart of Thorns, was announced today during PAX South, and ArenNet has posted a few content details for it on the official webiste. Heart of Thorns contains a reimagined progression with the new Mastery system, which provides new training opportunities for characters beyond level 80. Players will be […]

  • Turn-based action platformer Ronin has been polished up, nets a publisher

    Tomasz Waclawek has polished up his freeware title Ronin and will be releasing it through publisher Devolver Digital later this year. The turn-based action platformer stars a vengeful ninja who is determined to kill important memebers of a powerful corporation. Weapons at your disposal include razor wire and a katana, or you avoid combat by […]

  • Footage of cancelled Justice League brawler surfaces

    Footage of the cancelled Double Helix-developed Justice League brawler has surfaced online. The game was supposed to be a tie-in title for the also cancelled Justice League film directed by George Miller, according to leaked images and information from 2012. Jon Gwyn, the game’s artist and now Rockstar San Diego staffer, said at the time […]

  • Free Icona Vulcano DLC for DriveClub releases next week

    Sony has posted a video of the Icona Vulcano, which will be released as DLC next week for DriveClub. The video was posted on Facebook and we’ve embedded the video below courtesy of GamesHQMeida. It was announced earlier this week the Icona Vulcano would be released on the PS Store as a free download.

  • The Bard’s Tale 4 announced by inXile Entertainment at PAX South

    The Bard’s Tale 4 was announced today by inXile Entertainment CEO Brian Fargo during a panel at PAX South. inXile hinted around back in December that a sequel was in the works. Granted, The Bard’s Tale wasn’t mentioned. Still, everyone figured this was the game when Wasteland 2 project lead Chris Keenan stated the team […]

  • Here’s another Majora’s Mask 3DS vs N64 comparison video

    Last week, YouTube user Master0fHyrule uploaded a Majora’s Mask 3DS vs N64 comparison video, and we’ve embedded it for you below. The video shows 4.5 minutes of footage which appears before hitting the start button and the first meeting between Link and the Skull Kid. Another comparison video was released by another user back in […]

  • The Game Awards 2015 already in the planning stages

    The Game Awards 2015 are already in the planning stages, according to Geoff Keighley. The inaugural show took place on December 6, 2014. Keighley announced the 2015 show during his Storytime with Geoff Keighley panel at PAX South this weekend and through Twitter. He said more details will be announced in the spring. You can […]

  • Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy Remastered listed for January release

    It looks like Quantic Dream’s Indigo Prophecy is returning in remastered form next week, if an Amazon listing is any indication. According to the listing posted on NeoGAF, the uncut version of the game contains Steam DRM and will release January 29 at 12pm PST/3pm EST for a Linux, Mac and PC download. Titled Fahrenheit: […]

  • Indie Flash Sale kicks off on North American PS Store

    The North American end of the PlayStation Store is hosting a Flash Sale a beefy list of indie games and some films. The sales includes titles such as Resogun, Shadow Warrior, The Unfinished Swan, FEZ, Costume Quest 2, Joe Danger, Brothers: a Tale of Two Sons, and more for up to 80% off. The full […]

  • The Witcher 3 Twitch stream to show 15 minutes of new gameplay footage

    New The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt gameplay footage will be shown Monday, January 26 on GOG.com’s Twitch channel. Along with the footage, the developers will be answering questions from the community as well as providing commentary on the gameplay being shown. Live questions posted via Twitter chat will be answered by senior gameplay designer Damien […]

  • Borderlands 3 information teased for tomorrow’s Gearbox PAX South panel

    During PAX South this weekend, Gearbox Software is hosting a panel titled Inside Gearbox Software which will provide “the latest news and updates on Borderlands and upcoming Gearbox titles.” Yesterday during Gearbox’s panel called Question and Answer Time, CEO Rady Pitchford was asked “when or if” fans can expect Borderlands 3. “I’ll tell you what,” […]

  • Best Buy cancels multiple pre-order units of Limited Edition Majora’s Mask New 3DS XL

    Multiple sources reported overnight Best Buy has cancelled some pre-orders for the Limited Edition Majora’s Mask New 3DS XL. As of press time, it appears to only affect those who pre-ordered more than one system. Only one system was allotted per order, so the cancellation notices were sent out to comply with the restriction. Those […]

  • Rob Huebel is your KillCameraman in this CoD: Advanced Warfare video

    A live-action video for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – Havoc has been released by Activision. Subtitled: Randall Higgins: KillCameraman gives you a look at the action from a different perspective. In the video, Higgins is played by comedic actor and writer Rob Huebel (Children’s Hospital, Parks and Rec, The Mindy Project). The first DLC […]

  • Xbox App features included with Windows 10 January build outlined

    The January build of the Windows 10 Technical Preview includes a basic version of the Xbox App announced earlier this week. With the initial preview release, the team at Microsoft wanted to only include the basics such as high resolution monitor support along with keyboard and mouse input. Additional functionality will be released with each […]

  • Standalone version of DayZ has sold 3 million units

    The standalone version of DayZ sold 3 million units, Bohemia Interactive has announced. Release Just over a year ago on Steam Early Access, the milestone was hit yesterday. The standalone version was created by Dean Hall as a Arma 2 modification which has been updated 24 times since its initial release. In 2014, the development […]

  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt video shows gameplay clips, global hands-on events

    CD Projekt has released a video for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, giving a glimpse of gameplay and noting that hands-on impressions of the game will be bombarding the Internet next week. We’ll have extensive coverage of The Witcher 3 on Monday Jan 26 at 3pm GMT. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is coming to […]

  • Microsoft looking into possible HoloLens support for PC, Xbox One

    Microsoft’s HoloLens may be a dedicated device, but the company is obviously looking into how it could be used with PC and Xbox One. Speaking with Polygon, Xbox boss Phil Spencer said should the stand-alone product become a success, “specific scenarios” on how it could be used with Xbox One are already being brainstormed. “We […]

  • Final Fantasy Type-0 HD video compares PSP graphics to PS4, Xbox One

    A video for Final Fantasy Type-0 comparing the upcoming console version of the game to the original PSP version has been released by Square Enix. While comparing PSP graphics to those of PlayStation 4 and Xbox One seems rather unfair, it’s worth a watch anyway. Final Fantasy Type-0 HD releases March 17 in North America […]

  • Payday 2′s The Bomb Heists and Dragan Character Pack released

    In case you forgot, The Bomb Heists and Dragan Character content packs for Payday 2 were released yesterday. The new heist pack is available for $6.99/€6.99/£4.99 and the Dragan character will run you $4.99/€4.99/£3.99 through Steam and other digital distribution sites. Here’s the details: The Bomb Heists A new contact, called the Butcher, brought to […]

  • Rockstar offers tips on scaling GTA Online creations to support 30 players

    Rockstar has posted a tutorial of sorts on how to edit your GTA Online’s creations to support up to 30 players. According to the developer, when selecting Load Creation, users will be able to access any previously published Jobs and edit them in any way they wish. Users can also increase the Maximum Players races […]

  • Video for Life is Strange shows you how to rewind time

    If you could rewind time, would you change the events of your day or leave things be? In Life is Strange, you will make this choice. In the developer diary below, Dontnot Entertainment touches upon the main character’s ability to rewind time. How Max’s ability works and originated is also discussed. The first episode of […]

  • Take a look at one of the historical battles in Total War: Attila

    The Creative Assembly has revealed historical battles for Total War: Attila and shown off one of them. In the latest episode of Rally Point, developer Creative Assembly takes a look at one of the nine historical battles that will be included in Total War: Attila when it launches next month. But before you see the […]