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Cut FFXIII content was enough for separate game, says Square Enix

Wednesday, 13 January 2010 11:30 GMT By Johnny Cullen

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Final Fantasy XIII art director Isamu Kamikokuryou has told an unnamed Japanese publication – we assume it’s Famitsu – that there was so much content cut from the project, the team could have made a separate game from it.

The interview, picked up by FF-Reunion and translated by Andriasang, reveals there were a couple of locations cut from FFXIII, such as a full area around Lightning’s home town and a secret base of Snow’s resistance group, which would have been based in a shop and a zoo in Nautiuls Park.

All of the locations were apparently running on PS3 hardware, too.

If there was a reason for the linearity complaints in the game as it is, this could be it.

FFXIII ships for PS3 and 360 on March 9 in the west. It released last month in Japan.

Expect some new stuff to drop today, kids. Just a heads-up.

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51 Comments

  1. Johnny Cullen

    *gets the armour out*

    #1 5 years ago
  2. onlineatron

    Why do I get the feeling they will make a seperate game out of this?

    Final Fantasy XIII-2 anyone?

    #2 5 years ago
  3. mington

    “full area around Lightning’s home town and a secret base of Snow’s resistance group” dlc pack 1 and 2

    are they planning dlc for this?

    #3 5 years ago
  4. sweetasman01

    stupid xbox

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Johnny Cullen

    onlineatron – Check the tags. :P

    #5 5 years ago
  6. locus2k1

    @Mington originally SE announced there would be no DLC.. but I believe things have changed since then.

    @Johnny you’re also going to need the flame shield out for this one… I’m expecting many a shout outs at content cut due to (not my words) “360 limitations”

    There’s going to be long threads all over the internet over this one me thinks.

    #6 5 years ago
  7. Withnail

    That’s Versus sorted then.

    #7 5 years ago
  8. Blerk

    They’ve listed stuff that they’ve cut from FF projects in the past, I don’t see why this one should be any different.

    I’m guessing locations get cut as the story evolves during development, though. When a game’s in dev for as long as this one was, chances are the end product isn’t even nearly what you were originally planning.

    #8 5 years ago
  9. JimFear666

    retarded xbox.

    #9 5 years ago
  10. SniperWolf

    @6
    ’m expecting many a shout outs at content cut due to (not my words) “360 limitations”

    and you don’t agree
    give me a break
    NO MORE DLC

    #10 5 years ago
  11. The Hindle

    6 week and its out cant wait :)

    #11 5 years ago
  12. Retroid

    Don’t listen to Blerk with his biased FACTS!

    No, they’ve never cut anything from any other FF game ever.

    Ever!

    It’s certainly nothing to do with the game (series in general, actually) being a money hole during development and needing to get it out of the door in some semblance of timelyness.

    Oh dear me, no.

    #12 5 years ago
  13. SniperWolf

    @12
    you mean they never cut anything from any FF EVER
    any source ?

    #13 5 years ago
  14. Gekidami

    I cant imagine any of that content being reused for Versus seeing as (based off whats been shown) the setting is as different as possible.

    #14 5 years ago
  15. Johnny Cullen

    Yeah, the series is linked in some aspect. (Fabula Nova Crystalis)

    I think it’s just the l’Cie/Fal’Cie aspect of it.

    Otherwise, it absolutely ain’t linked, so don’t expect Lightning to show in Versus or Noctis in Agito XIII.

    #15 5 years ago
  16. locus2k1

    @ sniperwolf nope sorry I don’t think of the 360 as being “limited,” all of the current generation’s consoles have it’s pros and cons. I for one like my 360 and my PS3; just bought Bayonetta on one and Darksiders on the other and I’m looking forward to both once the royal mail can drive in snow :(

    #16 5 years ago
  17. Gekidami

    He means limited because of the disc space. Probably based off this part:
    “The content was already running on actual PS3 hardware, it seems, but was left out due to considerations for game volume and overall game balanace.”

    The PS3′s English version is missing out on Japanese OV’s because of the 360 version however. So to say that the 360 hasnt limited the PS3 version in anyway is wrong.

    #17 5 years ago
  18. locus2k1

    ahhh, I misinterpreted what was being said, thanks Gekidami :)

    #18 5 years ago
  19. Talyis

    What I don’t get is way square didn’t just leave it there and add another disc to the 360 or better yet screw the 360 and leave on the Playstation especially if they want there game to sell. After hearing stuff like this you think the real fans are gonna be happy with a half ass product! Just saying I think they would have sold very well without moving to the 360 look how bad all of the RPG’s have sold on the 360 so far!

    #19 5 years ago
  20. Blerk

    Well, perhaps they cut it for reasons other than disc space? Like they ran out of time? Or they weren’t much good? Or they didn’t fit in with the story any more?

    There are plenty of games which cut entire sections before release, not just RPGs, and most of the time it’s not because they couldn’t fit them in, it’s purely down to business pressure. Given how delayed FFXIII was I think I’d have been far more surprised if they HAD gotten everything that they initially planned into the game.

    #20 5 years ago
  21. Bulk Slash

    Blerk is right, content gets cut for all sorts of reasons all the time.

    Gears of War is a good example of cut content, the Brumak fight was cut from the 360 release to get the game done in time but Epic took the time to finish it for the PC version. Gears 2 also had a section cut that was recently released as DLC.

    #21 5 years ago
  22. Hunam

    Bwahahahahahahahahahaha

    #22 5 years ago
  23. itsucks

    Stupid PieceofShit3, can’t even let a game be a proper RPG. Shoddy YLOD Crap, go pay 200 bucks for a repair.

    #23 5 years ago
  24. Kaufer

    SE already said there wont be any DLC so it means three things.

    FFXIII International is confirm to have more content.
    50GB BD
    PS3 only = Japan only (probably no english VO)

    #24 5 years ago
  25. OlderGamer

    Somethings to think about:

    If tomorrow there was a new Disc that could magicly work in both the xbox360 and the PS3 for games to be printed on. And this disc could magicly hold 10X the information and had 10X the storage capacity of a blueray… What would happen?

    Nothing.

    Why? Because regaurdless of how much info can be stored on a single disc, games are only going to be along the same sizes. To make a game longer simply because a disc can hold more is down right crazy. Because now that said games take far long and costs far greater to make then before. Are they going to charge you more money? Esentialy you are talking about getting more game, for the same price. Who is going to do that?

    I think that right now in the current enviroment there is a certian size/length formula game devs/pubs are aiming for and working with. It has to do with (yes) storage disc size of both PS3 and XB360(lowest common denominator wins), it has to do with man hours to produce the game(dev time), it has to do with cost of said dev, and keeping your product in line with the competetion. If gamers are expecting 40hrs of play, and your game offers 350hrs(esp if it is a liner experience like FF) of gameplay, you messed up. You could have made several sequels out of the those same rescources.

    No one is holding back anything based on XB360 storage size, despite the retoric coming out of JP(remember they hate anything none JP anyways, they are extremly bias against the xbox, western game markets, and yes you(your a tool) ). If SQENX wanted to stay true to artistic integrety of the game, if they really felt the game was compermized, they could have opted for multi discs for the xbox360 version.

    They didn’t.

    I think 90% of the crap we hear out of jp game devs towards xbox is resentment. I think they hate the idea of having to make their games for the system in order to get a return on their investment. They know that a PS3 only FF will undersell. This is a multiplatform world, half or more of the world game makret share is held by a western system. They HATE that. (Wii not included, as I do truely feel that the Wii and the PS3/Xbox360 markets differ, the same way I won’t count PSP/DSi/Iphone/etc).

    What will happen to the “cut” parts of the game?

    DLC, Sequel, or nothing.

    Lots of times games get cut and choped. It is part of the editing process. This is just a prime example of JP angst. Its their way of telling you that if you and your friends had not bought xbox360s, if you had all bought the JP Playstation3, if the market were the same way it was 10 yrs ago, you would be getting a bigger and better FF. Of course we all should know that it crap. Like I said Angst

    #25 5 years ago
  26. Gekidami

    “If they really felt the game was compermized, they could have opted for multi discs for the xbox360 version.

    They didn’t.”

    They did. Yoshinori Kitase said that they’re aiming for 3 discs for the 360 verison.

    #26 5 years ago
  27. OlderGamer

    But it wasn’t due to the xbox360′s smaller storage discs Vs Blurays.

    #27 5 years ago
  28. Phoenixblight

    @Older Gamer

    The X360 FF is stated to be on 3 discs. They are not fitting it on 1 disc ala DAO.

    The 360 Disc can only hold 8.6 GB where The Blu ray can go up to 50 Gb.

    #28 5 years ago
  29. DaMan

    the x360 version of this game will be on multiple discs because of the limited DVD9 capacity compared to blu-ray, they’ve said that several months ago.

    SO4 for X360 was on 3 discs.

    #29 5 years ago
  30. Eregol

    @28
    Not forgetting normal Blu Ray have been expanded to 33gb. So Over 60gb for dual layered new Blu Ray discs?

    Makes me wonder why Special Edition Blu rays still come with two discs (see films like Wall-E). Surely all that content could go on one disc?

    #30 5 years ago
  31. Gekidami

    2 discs are more ‘special’ then one, cant charge more for something like that if its appearance is almost identical to the standard.

    “But it wasn’t due to the xbox360’s smaller storage discs Vs Blurays”

    Whats it due to then? Square wanted a reason to use a bigger box perhaps? No. It is due to there not being enought space on a DVD9. id Software said the same thing not to long ago about RAGE: Not enought space for the 360 version to have multiplayer and single player on the same disc whilst it can all fit on a bluray.

    Saying that a bluray disc has no space advantage over a DVD is like saying a DVD dosnt have more space then a CD.

    #31 5 years ago
  32. Psychotext

    “Not forgetting normal Blu Ray have been expanded to 33gb”

    That hasn’t actually happened yet. It’s on the cards though.

    #32 5 years ago
  33. Alakratt

    Actually PT, 50GB BDs already exist and are being used in gaming…remember MGS4? It’s called using a dual layer. A single layer is just 25GB, so yeah, it’s happened already.

    #33 5 years ago
  34. Psychotext

    Read what was written. 33gb.

    Then read this: http://techon.nikkeibp.co.jp/article/HONSHI/20091222/178809/

    #34 5 years ago
  35. Alakratt

    Woops, per layer, wow, impressive. My bad.

    Back on topic, so let me get this straight. The could’ve been done on a 50GB BD, the cut content was running already on PS3, but in no way this was due to the storage limits on the 360. Hmmm…interesting. You really expect those cash whores at Square to say something bad about the 360? I know the truth hurts, but c’mon guys, sooner or later you’re gonna have to admit it!

    #35 5 years ago
  36. DaMan

    oh, gimme a break.. this was most likely cut because they didn’t have enough time, or because they couldn’t put all that stuff together.

    multiplat or not, Square went downhill a long time ago. FFX was a PS2 exclusive, why was it such a retarded linear adventure game instead of being a fantastic rpg like their older titles? their late PS1 projects were half assed as well, CC had amazing cgs and an altogether great plot but it wasn’t nearly as fun as Trigger.

    #36 5 years ago
  37. Alakratt

    Yeah sure, keep saying that, maybe one day you’ll believe it completely. You guys really don’t even want to consider that the 360 storage could’ve been a reason!

    FFX was a PS2 exclusive, and yes, it was linear, but I highly doubt that it was because it was only on the PS2. FFXII wasn’t linear, so there you go, your argument fails.

    #37 5 years ago
  38. Michael O’Connor

    The amount of fanboyism floating around in this thread is enough for an entire convention.

    “Yeah sure, keep saying that, maybe one day you’ll believe it completely. You guys really don’t even want to consider that the 360 storage could’ve been a reason!”

    Nobody is considering it because there’s absolutely fuck all proof or reason that it was. Content gets cut from games all the time, a fact you seem to want to ignore.

    #38 5 years ago
  39. DaMan

    “FFXII wasn’t linear, so there you go,”

    and that’s right, because FFXII was a better game. it did a lot of stuff right, for once since 90s they didn’t sacrifice gameplay for flashy graphics and cgs. it had both in fact.

    you misunderstand, my point is that if this game is shit, then it’s shit because Squenix is lame, not because it went multiplat.

    #39 5 years ago
  40. Phoenixblight

    @39

    Yes because FFXII was so much better they kicked out the director out of Square because the numbers were so low. There is a reason why Sakaguchi is now making crap RPGs on the 360.

    #40 5 years ago
  41. DaMan

    from what I remember, Matsuno left them himself, long before FFXII was finalized.

    and Sakaguchi left after the Spirits Within fiasco.

    #41 5 years ago
  42. Phoenixblight

    No Sakaguchi left 2003 and made Mistwalker which is published by Microsoft.

    Edit: You are right. Matsuno left because of his cancer. I had him confused with Sakaguchi. Again there is a reason why Square did not go the FFXII route because FFXII did horrible compared to FFX.

    #42 5 years ago
  43. Michael O’Connor

    “Yes because FFXII was so much better they kicked out the director out of Square because the numbers were so low. There is a reason why Sakaguchi is now making crap RPGs on the 360.”

    Matsuno was the director of FFXII, not Sakaguchi

    “No Sakaguchi left 2003 and made Mistwalker which is published by Microsoft.”

    Sakaguchi left Square Enix long before FFXII was released. Misterwalker is not “published by Microsoft” either, for the record – they have two games on the DS, and we have no idea what format their next title is going to be on. It just so happened that Blue Dragon and Lost Odyssey (neither of which are “crap”) were published by Microsoft.

    If you’re gonna argue a point, at least get your damn facts right.

    #43 5 years ago
  44. Alakratt

    See what I mean, you say I’m the fanboy, but I’m not saying that storage limits are the ONLY reason, I’m saying that it needs to be considered next to the time and money reason. You guys don’t even wanna think about it. The storage limits aren’t proof enough? Wao Michael, you sure are smart! I hope MS is paying you, because if they aren’t you sure are stupid! But yeah, I’M the fanboy, your logic is superb!

    Also, you might think FF12 was shit, but me and the people who liked didn’t, so it’s relative. Too bad FFX (dumbdown FF) and this new shit are the one’s that sell, because apparently people want their hand held throughout the whole game.

    #44 5 years ago
  45. DaMan

    Sakaguchi also did that willingly btw.

    #45 5 years ago
  46. Phoenixblight

    I corrected myself. I realized that it was not Sakaguchi but infact Matsuno. I still stand by what I said with FFXII and why they went this linear route because it makes numbers.

    #46 5 years ago
  47. DaMan

    who ‘s arguing that, Phoenix? only 16 years olds think the best games are the ones that sell the most.

    and besides. say, CC is my all time favourie game(not only rpg), I still say CT is the best jrpg to this date. and FFX was entertaining, I did enjoy playing it.

    #47 5 years ago
  48. Michael O’Connor

    No, it doesn’t need to be considered at all. Because there’s absolutely *nothing* to show that it was responsible. How likely is it that the exact capacity of this content would not have been possible to fit on 3 DVDs? Do you seriously think the size of this stuff is so specific that they could *exactly* fit it on one Blu-ray but not 3 DVDs? That’s extremely unlikely.

    Final Fantasy VII is only 1.3GBs in size despite coming on 3 CDs, and that game had a *ton* of missing content, just to give you an example.

    “Also, you might think FF12 was shit, but me and the people who liked didn’t, so it’s relative.”

    Where the hell did I say FFXII was shit? How is this even relevant to the the discussion? FFXII happens to actually be my favourite Final Fantasy in the entire series, above FFIX and FFVI respectively, thank you very much.

    I don’t like the stylistic choices of FFXIII at all. In fact, there are many, many things I don’t like about FFXIII. But I’m not going to be a blind fanboy because the director of the game mentioned that they removed content that never got finished… SOMETHING WHICH HAS HAPPENED IN ALMOST EVERY SINGLE GAME EVER MADE!

    #48 5 years ago
  49. Phoenixblight

    @47

    I never said the best games are the ones that sell the most. I infact loved Square’s games that were not FF, being CT, Parasite Eve, CC, Vagrant story and Xenogears. I still occassionaly play them. Just saying they seem to be playing it safe because they are hurting in the West as far as their games go and they want to use what sells.

    #49 5 years ago
  50. Alakratt

    The part about FFXII wasn’t for you Michael, it was for Phoenixblight.

    #50 5 years ago
  51. itsucks

    Too bad this isn’t exclusive to poostationwagonthreetimecrap, atleast all corridor button-mash games would be on the same fail console, with Gheys @ War threesome and all.

    #51 5 years ago

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  • Hostile Takeover add-on pack for Tropico 5 out now on Xbox 360

    The Hostile Takeover add-on pack for Tropico 5 is now available for Xbox 360 and it comes with three different scenarios. Along with the three stand-alone scenario’s Generalissimo, Joint Venture and Mad World are three new buildings for all game modes: The Asylum, Fast Food Joint and Defense HQ. There are also three avatar accessories, […]

  • Get to Work expansion for The Sims 4 is now available

    The Sims 4 expansion Get to Work is now available, EA has declared. It will run you $40 or your region’s equivalent on Mac and PC. Sims can bow be a Doctor, become Chief of Police, own a business, have a look at Career Venues and learn new skills. They can even discover aliens which […]

  • Final Fantasy 14: Before the Fall – Part 2 is out today

    The finale for Final Fantasy 14: A Realm Reborn – Before the Fall: Part 2 has been released with Patch 2.55. The conclusion to A Realm Reborn prepares players for the upcoming expansion, Heavensward, which releases on June 23. In order to access Heavensward, players will need to complete the final main scenario quest Before […]

  • Cancelled ZombiU 2 game would have contained co-op – report

    ZombiU 2, which popped up on Amazon France back in November, was apparently in development before being cancelled and contained co-op, according to someone in-the-know. According to a recent podcast featuring Unseen64’s Liam Robertson, ZombiU 2 development started in early 2013 but never left the pre-production phase. Robertson said he had seen a single image […]

  • Pac-Man invades the streets of Google Maps

    Google has updated Google Maps with the ability to play Pac-Man instead of looking at a road map to your destination. It didn’t work well when I typed in my location, due to the fact I live out in the middle of nowhere. This is despite the fact I am 4 miles from town and […]

  • Cities: Skylines in-development mod contains first-person multiplayer

    Here’s another interesting Cities: Skylines mod for you: it adds first-person multiplayer. According to its creator Fr0sZ, the project is very much a work-in-progress and he is currently taking suggestions on ideas to be incorporated into the mod. Have a look at the in-progress mod below. Thanks, PC Gamer.

  • Survarium launches on Steam Early Access later this week

    Vostock Games’ post-apocalyptic MMOFPS Survarium will launch through Steam Early Access on Thursday, April 2. At present the build offers only the PVP mode, and plans to expand with more variations of gameplay are in the works. The developer stated in its announcement it wanted to work out issues in PVP before offering freeplay and […]

  • Evolve’s latest content update with Behemoth and Observer Mode arrives today

    Evolve’s latest content update releases today, and as previously reported, it contains the playable Behemoth and four new playable Hunters. It also contains the free Observer Mode, and two free maps are available today. The maps are available first on Xbox One and will be available for PC and PlayStation 4 on April 30. You […]

  • Assassin’s Creed: Chronicles India and Russia coming, China episode set for April

    As promised last year, there are more Assassin’s Creed: Chronicles games coming your way. Developed by Climax Studios in collaboration with Ubisoft Montreal, Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: China, the side-scrolling action platformer part of the Assassin’s Creed: Unity Season Pass, will be the first standalone release. Two more will follow. China is the first episode, and […]

  • GTA 5 official PC trailer debuts April 2 in 60fps

    The official GTA 5 PC trailer was supposed to release yesterday, but it looks like Thursday, April 2 will be the big day. According to Rockstar, the video will show the game running at 60fps, and it will be released at 10am EDT/3pm BST. The developer recommends you watch it on the most recent generation […]

  • Dishonored and Never Alone are two of your April PS Plus offerings

    Sony has announced it’s PlayStation Plus offerings for April, with Dishonored on PS3 and Never Alone on PS4 as just two titles too choose from. Other free games for the month include: Tower of Guns on PS4 and PS3, Aaru’s Awakening on both systems, and for the Vita crowd there’s Killzone Mercenary and MonsterBag. The […]

  • Going back to Jade Empire’s universe “comes up pretty regularly” at Bioware

    Bioware has said the idea of going back to the Jade Empire universe is a topic that “comes up pretty regularly” at the office, according to studio manager Aaryn Flynn. Speaking in a reader Q&A on Kotaku, Flynn said there is “always hope” for another Jade Empire, but for the present, the studio is rather […]

  • How to listen to the Vice City soundtrack while playing GTA 5

    Let’s improve Los Santos with a blast of cool 80′s power ballads. We dig the GTA 5 soundtrack. But we also love the Vice City radio stations. Now with the power of music streaming service Spotify on PS4 we can finally combine both. Of course this works for any music on Spotify and any game, […]

  • Completionists could spend over 200 hours in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is going to be a rather long game. If you are a completionist, you could spend over 200 hours playing the game, according to CD Projekt RED. Answering a question pertaining to game length on Twitter, senior game designer Damien Monnier said if “you do everything” the game will last […]

  • Limited edition Batman: Arkham Knight Steel Grey PS4 announced

    A limited edition bundle for Batman: Arkham Knight has been announced which includes a Steel Grey PS4 with a custom design based upon the Rocksteady title. It comes with a matching DUALSHOCK 4 Wireless Controller, the game on Blu-Ray, and exclusive bonus content the Scarecrow Nightmare that’s available to play on PS4. There’s also a […]

  • Super Mario 64 HD project receives takedown notice from Nintendo

    Nintendo has issued a takedown notice for Unity-developed Super Mario 64 HD, the fan project which created an updated version of the first level of the game and allowed users to play it in their browser. It was also downloadable, with no attempts from creator Roystan Ross to monetize the project. Still, the news shouldn’t […]

  • Dying Light players should use “extreme caution” handling Antizin injections tomorrow

    Dying Light players will be able to participate in “something unusual” which Techland says will “radically change the game experience” for one day only tomorrow, April 1. According to the developer, players will need to use “extreme caution” when handling Antizin injections as the latest batch has been sullied with a foreign contaminant. The chemical […]

  • Nintendo of America’s hosting a Nintendo Direct on April 1

    Nintendo of America will be hosting a Nintendo Direct tomorrow, April 1 of all days. The company will be discussing upcoming 3DS and Wii U games. The session will take place at 3pm PDT/6pm EDT/12am CET. Catch a #NintendoDirectNA about #WiiU & #3DS games on 4/1 at 3 p.m. PT. Don’t let the date fool […]

  • How eSports changed Call of Duty

    Betting on eSports for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare has reinvigorated the biggest game on consoles and turned it into a spectator sport. “We were looking at the eSports scene blowing up. Every year it was getting bigger. Players were maturing and being more discriminating. We had to understand the impact that eSports is having […]

  • Destiny: how does the road ahead look?

    The future of Destiny looks very bright with House of Wolves and Comet releasing this year. But what about next year, and the one after that? Alex has a new video for you that tries to paint a picture of the future of Destiny. He goes over the timeline as we know it based on […]

  • GTA 5 patch 1.09 improves Heists matchmaking

    GTA 5 received a patch towards the end of last week. The patch, version 1.09, brought with it a few improvements to Heists and plenty of other fixes. Rockstar has released patch 1.09 (1.23 PS3 and Xbox 360) for all versions of GTA 5 to help make the Heisting experience better for all. The ‘auto-invite’ […]

  • Diablo 3, Dragon Age: Inquisition, and more make up this week’s Deals with Gold

    Deals with Gold is back for the week of March 30 with discounts on Diablo 3 Reaper of Souls: Ultimate Evil Edition, Dragon Age: Inquisition, The Lego Movie Videogame, and others. Xbox Live Gold members get a few good deals this week to spend money on. A large assortment of The Lego games is on […]

  • GTA 5: parallax occlusion mapping is gone, but framerate is better

    Patch 1.09 for GTA 5 has indeed removed the parallax occlusion mapping effect, but has in turn improved the game’s overall framerate – at least on PlayStation 4. Earlier last week a YouTube video came to light and showed what appeared to be the removal of effects from GTA 5 after applying patch 1.09. The […]

  • The Witcher 3 dev: DirectX 12 may not have impact on Xbox One games resolution

    DirectX 12 may not be the miracle that some are believing it to be, at least not when it comes to improving the resolution of Xbox One ports. Damien Monnier, a senior game designer at The Witcher 3 developer CD Projekt RED has revealed through a Twitter conversation with fans that DirectX 12 may not […]

  • Get infinite items in Bloodborne with this duplication glitch

    Bloodborne has a nasty glitch that will let you duplicate all in-game consumables. The glitch was discovered by Kotaku and makes item duplication pretty simple. Note that doing this will trivialise a major part of the game’s challenge and that it will probably get patched soon. For this glitch to work, you’ll need to create […]

  • Destiny weekly reset for March 31: Heroic and Nightfall strikes detailed

    The weekly reset to Destiny’s merchants, strikes, and reputation caps is here. The strike for this week is The Nexus on the Ishtar Sink on Venus. Void burn will be your ally/enemy for the Nightfall. The Juggler modifier is also available on both Heroic and Nightfall. Inferno Crucible mode also returns with Clash, and it […]

  • Motivational Growth is the first non-documentary film to be released on Steam

    Motivational Growth will soon be Steam’s first foray into selling movies that are not based around video games Steam will release its first, non-documentary film later today in the form of Motivational Growth. The film is a sci-fi comedy distributed by Hotline Miami publisher Devolver Digital, who has itself produced other game-centred documentaries before, and […]

  • Metal Gear Solid movie in the works at Sony Pictures

    A Metal Gear Solid film is in the making at Sony Pictures. Deadline is reporting that Sony Pictures has closed a deal to make a film adaptation of Metal Gear Solid. The film will be written by Jay Basu, with Jordan Vogt-Roberts attached to direct. Michael De Luca is said to be heading production. There […]

  • Destiny: Inferno mode returns this week with Inferno Clash

    Inferno mode returns to Destiny this week. This time it’s Inferno Clash. The Inferno playlist will be back to The Crucible rotation in Destiny this week. Unlike last month’s Control, Clash will be the mode variant this time. The main changes Inferno brings to the game is the removal of the radar (mini-map), scoring is […]

  • Bladestorm: how 28 rogue ninja conquered Brittany

    The Hundred Years War wasn’t ended by the superior forces of the French cavalry: it was ninja. Bladestorm: Nightmare Battlefield sim. Take control of dozens of unit types. You play a mercenary, fighting for both France and England, usually at your own discretion. Unit variations liven things up; Lady Lancers replace Knights. Vikings replace Swords. […]

  • First Bloodborne speedrun is in, game finished in under 45 minutes

    Bloodborne has been out for less than a week in most parts of the world and the first speedrun record has already been achieved. YouTuber Oginam_tv managed to finish Bloodborne in under 50 minutes. Of course not without utilising more than his fair share of exploits, including level-skipping glitches, as well as the item duplication […]

  • Advanced Warfare Infection gameplay shows the new map, monsters, extraction mechanic

    We’ve got some new gameplay footage from Advanced Warfare’s Exo Zombies episode 2 – Infection. Arekkz went to L.A. this past weekend and played the new map that Infection brings to Exo Zombies mode in Advanced Warfare. The map is noticeably larger than that of the first episode, with more branching paths you can unlock. […]

  • Hotline Miami collector’s edition is close, 50% already achieved

    The Hotline Miami crowdfunding effort to produce a special collector’s edition is going strong with 50% of the target achieved. Gamer Network’s collector’s edition initiative has announced that funding for the Hotline Mimi Gamer’s Edition has reached 50% of its goal, with just over nine days to go. The collector’s edition is a one-of-a-kind bundle […]

  • Woah Dave will be an extra free PS+ game on PS4 in April

    Indie platformer Woah Dave will be made free to PlayStation Plus members on PlayStation 4 in April, but it’s not part of the month’s main Plus offering. Woah Dave is a “secret” April PlayStation Plus game, according to Sony. The game is a 2D platformer that received positive feedback when it was released on PS […]

  • Mortal Kombat X: three international tourneys announced, $100,000 prize pool

    Warner Bros. has announced a new series of Mortal Kombat X tournaments with a prize pool starting at $100,000. Mortal Kombat X Worldwide Competitive Program is a series of tournaments that kick off in April and allow players from the around the world participation. The tournaments are the Fatal 8 Exhibition Tournament, Mortal Kombat X […]

  • Project CARS to receive a free car every month, starting with the Lykan Hypersport

    The Lykan Hypersport, the supercar featured in one of Furious 7′s action set-pieces, will be a free download for Project CARS owners. To thank the fans for their patience throughout Project CARS development and several delays, developer Slightly Mad will be giving all owners one in-game car for free each month. The first car will […]

  • Leaked Halo Online gameplay shows weapons, maps, and more

    Gameplay from the upcoming, Russia only, Halo Online has leaked online and it looks like a mix of Halo 3 and Halo Reach. Microsoft announced last week that a free-to-play Halo game is in development at Saber Interactive. The game will be available in Russia only, at least on launch. YouTuber Noble, with the help […]

  • Get PlayStation 4 with the PS Camera and The Last of Us for $399

    US retailer Best Buy is offering a free PlayStation Camera with the purchase of The Last of Us PS4 bundle. If you’re in the US, Best Buy is having a very good deal on PlayStation 4 systems at the moment. If you buy The Last of Us PS4 bundle, you’ll automatically get the PS Camera […]

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition Jaws of Hakkon DLC comes to PS4 in May

    Dragon Age: Inquisition Jaws of Hakkon DLC has been given a release window for PS3, PS4, and Xbox 360. Jaws of Hakkon, the first story add-on to Dragon Age: Inquisition was released last week on PC and Xbox One. The release was a complete surprise, as there was no prior announcement. What was also surprising […]

  • Watch Rainbow Six Siege developers stream new gameplay right now

    Rainbow Six Siege developers are about to livestream new gameplay footage. Come and watch with us. The livestream below starts at 7pm UK time/6pm GMT. Ubisoft will be showing new gameplay footage and will talk more about the operator system, which was revealed today. The footage will be from the PC alpha build. Expect more […]

  • Advanced Warfare Exo Zombie Infected trailer shows new weapons, massive enemy

    Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Exo Zombies episode 2, Infected, has been shown off in a new trailer. The official trailer for Exo Zombies Infected is here with footage of the new gear and new enemies. All of which help set up the mess everyone’s making at Burger Town. John Malkovich and co are dropped […]

  • Rainbow Six Siege collector’s edition comes with a 120-page field manual

    Rainbow Six Siege will be getting a collector’s edition and it comes with a 120-page guide. The Rainbow Six Siege collector’s edition has been fully detailed. It’s called the “Art of Siege Edition” and will be available for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One, priced £65. Here’s what you get: A copy of the game […]

  • Rainbow Six Siege trailer is all about the operators

    Rainbow Six Siege has a new trailer available explaining the operator system. Operators are what makes any Counter Terrorist Unit and you will get to choose each of them individually before assembling a team. Any operator you choose will not be available for others though, so planning ahead will be crucial. The new trailer shows […]

  • Spotify now available on PS3 and PS4, lets you play music in the background

    Spotify has arrived on PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4. The Spotify app is now available in 42 countries on PSN. The app was part of last week’s firmware update and can be found under PlayStation Music. Anyone can download it, as it doesn’t require PlayStation Plus. You can use your PSN account to subscribe to […]

  • Let’s talk Battlefield Hardline weapon balance

    The weapon balance in Battlefield Hardline is causing a controversy among the players. Are some weapons too powerful, or are other not powerful enough? Westie has been playing Battlefield Hardline since it the day it came out and he has some opinions about the state of weapon balance as it stands right now. Westie also […]

  • UK Charts: Bloodborne enters at No. 2, Battlefield Hardline defends No. 1 spot

    Battlefield Hardline has defended the No. 1 spot in the UK Charts against Bloodborne’s impressive numbers. The UK Charts for the week ending March 28 show Battlefield Hardline continuing to hold the top spot despite dropping 43% in sales. Bloodborne achieved the No. 2 spot and came only 22,500 copies short of becoming number 1. […]

  • Halo 5: Guardians release date and new trailers released

    Halo 5 is coming in October. Are you ready? Halo 5: Guardians has been slapped with a release date of October 27. Microsoft and 343 Industries also released a new trailer to mark the news; check it out below. “The Master Chief. Spartan Locke. Who is the hunter and who is the hunted?” Microsoft said […]

  • Denial wins Call of Duty Championship 2015

    In a weekend where favourites crashed out and non-US teams took a beating, Denial stepped up to take the title and $400,000 prize Denial have beaten Revenge to win the Call of Duty Championship 2015, claiming a $400,000 prize. Taking place in downtown Los Angeles, 32 of the best teams in the world battled it […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Ascendance DLC- check out new maps and the grapple ability

    Advanced Warfare’s Ascendance DLC is looking pretty sweet in these two new videos. The Call of Duty Championships this weekend have given our very own Arekkz a chance to check out the new Ascendance DLC coming this month. Take a look at all four new maps as well as the cool new grapple ability (which […]

  • Advanced Warfare’s Exo Zombies gets a “mini boss” with Ascendance DLC

    Zombies mode gets an exo-kick up the ass with Advanced Warfare’s second DLC drop, Ascendance. When Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’s Ascendance DLC drops this week, players will be going up against some tougher challenges in Exo Zombies mode. “It’s all zombies, all of the time,” says High Moon Studios Matt Tieger, head of the […]

  • GTA Online user videos show out of character Lester, important Police Business

    You know, Lester isn’t as soft as he lets on, at least in these two GTA Online videos he’s not. The first one below is from YouTube user 10Phoenix01 Gamer, showing Lester kick a guy’s ass. It’s apparently punishment for running over the player – at least that’s the way it appears. A second video […]

  • Guild Wars 2 devs explain how the Map Bonus system, precursor crafting work in Heart of Thorns

    ArenaNet has posted information on the Guild Wars 2 website explaining how crafting mastery, and crafting a legendary weapon, will work in the Heart of Thorns expansion. There’s also information on the new Map Bonuses system, which will make acquiring crafting materials a more “directed activity” and streamlined experience. The new system will also add […]

  • Fly around your creations in Cities: Skylines with the Flight Cimulator mod

    Cities: Skylines players can now fly over their creations thanks to the Flight Cimulator mod. Created by Ulysius and available through the Steam Workshop, the mod allows the user to simulate flight through simple controls. According to the mod notes, it is still a work in progress as Ulysius plans to add building collisions , […]

  • The Walking Dead, Better Call Saul arrive on PlayStation Vue

    Sony has announced the addition of AMC to its PlayStation Vue service, which soft launched in Chicago, New York City and Philadelphia earlier this month. Those who use the service can now get their Better Call Saul and The Walking Dead fix, and also watch the Sundance channel, WEtv and IFC. AMC and WEtv are […]

  • Play the first level of Super Mario 64 in your browser

    Thanks to Roystan Ross and the Unity engine, you can play the first level of Super Mario 64 in your browser. This little nugget came to my attention yesterday, and unfortunately it became lost on my worksheet. Better late than never, I suppose. Anyway, the level is free-to-play and if you don’t wish to play […]

  • Steam’s Discovery Update has helped increase revenue for smaller titles

    Valve has said its Discovery Queue has increased product page views across Steam by 30% since the company launched the Discovery Update. According to Valve, 75% of those views come from the Discovery Queue, and 16% of product views can be attributed to the Discovery Queue. Even Steam Tags clicks have increased. The system is […]

  • Halo: The Master Chief Collection April update includes “more ranked playlists”

    The next content update for Halo: The Master Chief Collection will “address a variety of issues across the game,” according to 343 Industries, including specific improvements to ranking. New quit and betrayal penalties are also in the works as the development team prepares to roll out ranks to additional playlists. According to 343, the latest […]

  • Get Spec Ops: The Line for free through 2K Games sale on Humble Store

    A 2K Games sale is going on this weekend on the Humble Store with up to 83% off on select titles. Games on sale include Evolve, Bioshock, Civilization and other franchises. Plus, Spec Ops: The Line can be yours for free with the purchase of any -2K title on sale. To see the full list […]

  • Dota 2 The International 2015 tickets are sold out

    Tickets to Dota 2 The International 2015 are now sold out, which shouldn’t surprise anyone. The tickets went on sale in two phases starting March 27. Phase one sold out in six minutes, and phase two sold out in four minutes. Each round of sales offered the same quantity of General Admission tickets priced at […]