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Capcom confirms cut content from Lost Planet 2 360, doesn’t rule it out as DLC

Thursday, 18 February 2010 11:47 GMT By Johnny Cullen

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Lost Planet 2 producer Jun Takeuchi has confirmed that content was cut from the shooter on Xbox 360.

“There wasn’t especially any big trouble. More than those kind of difficulties, the edited content was way too much and dealing with that was more difficult than anything,” he said in an interview with Livedoor.

“This time, truly, the content that was cut was significant.”

He did say the content could make a comeback as DLC, however.

“I think we could be able to add that content at a later date as downloadable content.”

Lost Planet 2 releases worldwide on May 18 for PS3 and 360.

Thanks, Kotaku.

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48 Comments

  1. Blerk

    This thread won’t end well.

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Gekidami

    Sounds like it was cut BECAUSE of the 360 rather just FROM the 360 version. Because no doubt the PS3 version will also be lacking this content to. Well done MS, putting a dampener on everyones game.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Freek

    I’m willing to bet that 9 out of 10 games suffer some kind of cutts during development. Why this is suddenly becomming news is a bitt odd. But then again, it’s the devs themselfs that started to talk about it.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Phoenixblight

    Its Capcom they will probably lock content on the Disc and make us pay for it as if its “DLC” This is them trying to save face me thinks.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Dralen

    I’m confused, does that mean the PS3 version will have this content or not?

    #5 5 years ago
  6. Gekidami

    I think he would have said so if it did. Its probably been cut from every verison (PC, PS3, 360) all because of one of them. Sad really.

    #6 5 years ago
  7. Blerk

    They could have done a second disc if it was such a problem. The fact that they decided to flog it as DLC instead speaks volumes.

    #7 5 years ago
  8. zoopdeloop

    Blerk If they could have done a second disc it will just be marketing more towards Ps3′s favour.I mean look at FFXIII Microsoft advertising the shit out of it while the ps3 version advertises itself(cause of 1disc than 3) without Sony doing a thing.

    Truth be told both consoles are equal but Dvd’s are holding some developers back this gen as long as there is the alternative blu ray which gives to them more freedom.
    I realy hope the next Xbox will implement the Blu ray format or something more “flexible” so that there won’t be any issues like this gen for some games

    #8 5 years ago
  9. NiceFellow

    @7 spot on.

    There’s no doubt that for certain games the DVD will becoming limiting for content, and yes if you want to throw blame around the 360 represents the smaller capacity standard, but it’s pretty clear they didn’t go ’2 DVDs and 1 BR should see us alright’ but ‘hey, let’s cut it down to a standard DVD for content and charge for the cut stuff as DLC’.

    #9 5 years ago
  10. klem578

    Let’s have another fit regarding which console is better…

    I like…

    #10 5 years ago
  11. zoopdeloop

    @10 It’s not about better or worse.It’s about differences.

    #11 5 years ago
  12. Petulant Radish

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    You other brothers can’t deny
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    And a round thing in your face
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    Wanna pull up tough
    Cuz you notice that butt was stuffed
    Deep in the jeans she’s wearing
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    You say you wanna get in my benz
    Well use me use me cuz you aint that average groupy

    #12 5 years ago
  13. JonFE

    :lol: @ PR

    #13 5 years ago
  14. Gekidami

    Actually Blerk for a full coop game like this a second disc probably wouldnt work very well.

    #14 5 years ago
  15. JonFE

    What does being co-op have to do with this, Gekidami? Disc change would be required at the same time for both players…

    #15 5 years ago
  16. Gekidami

    For an all out multiplayer game it would be ridiculously inconvenient:

    -”Hey buddy! I’ll invite you into my game.”
    -”Sure!” *Please Insert Disc 2* “:S”

    Later On:

    -”Lets go and to that other mission again, i think we could get a better rank.”
    -”You mean the last one on disc 1… Seriously?”
    -”Ok, lets just play some pvp.”
    -”Thats on Disc 1 to…”
    -”…”
    -”…”
    “… Lets go and play MW2 instead.”

    #16 5 years ago
  17. Blerk

    Well, that could be an inconvenience. But not that much of a problem.

    It’ll be interesting to see just what kind of DLC does actually turn up.

    #17 5 years ago
  18. pleasant_cabbage

    For an all out multiplayer game (which it isn’t) it would be ridiculously inconvenient:

    -”Hey buddy! I’ll invite you into my game.”
    -”Sure!” *Please Insert Disc 2* “:S”

    Later On:

    -”Lets go and to that other mission again, i think we could get a better rank.”
    -”You mean the last one on disc 1… Seriously?”
    -”Ok, lets just play some pvp.”
    -”Thats on Disc 1 to…”
    -”…”
    -”…”
    “… Lets go and play MW2 instead.”
    -”but won’t we both have to actually get up and change the disk anyway”
    -”yes”
    - “…”
    -”…”

    #18 5 years ago
  19. JonFE

    I’m with Blerk on this one. If I were you, I’d argue that publishing costs could have swayed them towards making it a one disc game, more than disc-change inconvenience, but even that is a moot point, as they have already made up their minds.

    #19 5 years ago
  20. NGCes26294BIV

    There’s no reason this couldn’t have been released on two disks ala ME2 or Forza 3, especially if the content cut was ‘significant’.

    Sounds like excuses to me.

    #20 5 years ago
  21. Goliath

    @ NGCes26294BIV

    It’s difficult in some games to split content based on the game’s structure. What could become come place if the XBox 360′s life cycle extends beyond this year and the next, which I’m highly doubtful it will, you may see more games being released on 2 disc with the single player and coop on one disc and multiplayer on another.

    #21 5 years ago
  22. theevilaires

    Lost Data 2 :D

    #22 5 years ago
  23. Blerk

    Nice, there’s your DLC title for you right there!

    #23 5 years ago
  24. Alakratt

    So I assume the PS3 version is getting the content right out of the bag ’cause of BD? Right? Or did MS just gave Crapcom a new money pool?

    #24 5 years ago
  25. NGCes26294BIV

    @Goliath

    You see what you’ve done there is mistaken fiction for fact.

    While it is entirely true that the structure of some games (i.e. open world) mean that multiple disks aren’t very practical, this does not apply to a game which is packaging a single, co-op and multiplayer experience all on one disk.

    - If there is no more room, then move the multiplayer portion to disk 2 – i.e. Halo: ODST.

    - If it’s a content issue, then have a second disk which provides the assets to the HD, much like a PS3 mandatory install.

    I get the feeling that while DVD is a limiting medium, it’s not yet as ‘old’ as people will have you believe. The main issue is development. The same game that takes up 9gb on a 360 disc will take up 22gb on a PS3 disc. Why? Because it can. It allows them to be less efficient with code. Not worry so much about optimisation. The lack of space makes them work harder at compressing the required data, and in this case they’ve not found a suitable way around it and decided against multiple discs.

    Perhaps they’re worried about their sales forecast?

    #25 5 years ago
  26. Dannybuoy

    Hang on, didn’t capcom come under fire for leaving DLC on the Resident evil 5 disc that was simply unlocked online? Maybe they have decided to remove it completely this time so they don’t get criticised again. Or it could be disc size. Either way. Can’t say I’m really that bothered

    #26 5 years ago
  27. No_PUDding

    Doesn’t matter, if they had to cut it, it wouldn’t have been fully developed anyway. Tons of thigns get cut in games, just not everyone says it.

    #27 5 years ago
  28. theevilaires

    @ 24…its M$ you know they pay devs to under develop so the PS3 won’t come off as better….first it was GTA4, then FFXIII, now this. Get use to it cause Sony won’t counter stuff like this often cause they have dignity.

    #28 5 years ago
  29. Goliath

    @ NGCes26294BIV

    As long as Microsoft continues to sell the arcade model of its console as it’s entry level investment, mandatory installs wont happen as you’ll alienate a large part of your install base so that’s not going to happen. With regards to Halo 3: ODST, I think you reiterated my point as to what may become a common model.

    To be quite honest, Capcom is being ridiculous. If they’re really this conflicted about having to cut content then they could have easily done what they have done with Resident Evil 5 Gold Edition, which is provide PS3 gamers all the content on a blu ray disc and give XBox 360 gamers a token to download the additional content for free. What they want is a scape goat for their DLC structure. No company is indifferent to making money and DLC makes money. If you’re so conflicted give gamers the content for free then.

    #29 5 years ago
  30. Goliath

    @ theevilaires

    Your comments make it hard sometimes to believe you’re an adult.

    #30 5 years ago
  31. Blerk

    “Sony have dignity”? :-D

    /spits tea

    #31 5 years ago
  32. AHA-Lambda

    Wow capcom are REALLY bad when it comes to handling DLC >_>

    If they kept their mouth shut bout this nobody would have minded, bloody idiots :|

    #32 5 years ago
  33. Detale

    That’s a bit rude Blerk, did you just spit at TEA? No need for that…

    Okay, I’ll get my coat.

    #33 5 years ago
  34. theevilaires

    No need to Detale, I like when XBOTS spit at me, I use it to shine my penny loafers :D

    #34 5 years ago
  35. Blerk

    Is that a masturbation euphemism? :-D

    #35 5 years ago
  36. Detale

    It is now :)

    #36 5 years ago
  37. theevilaires

    Goliath, didn’t M$ pay for 1 year exclusive rights to Fallout DLC, didn’t they do the same with MW2 DLC, how about the GTA4 DLC. Is that not paying devs to hold PS3 users from enjoying great content and trying to sway sells.

    Does Sony do these tactics often? So how is it hard for you to realize that my comment makes perfect sense. You really believe devs want to only release Day 1 content for 1 console if they aren’t offered money under the table? You blind XBOT..so sad that nothing has changed since my departure :( I weep for humanity.

    #37 5 years ago
  38. Goliath

    Microsoft is a business, doing the most to generate interest in their version of a software product readily available on another platform. How is that wrong or bad business? You act like Sony has a choice to not do the same, they don’t. For a long time, Sony had the greater part of market share so publishers came to them, not the other way around. This generation there is parity. Microsoft has greater market share and its console sells software. If publishers and developers feel so strongly about disc limitations fine, release your game only on the PS3, let’s see how well it does and how soon they go out of business! You think Microsoft can force companies to make these decisions? What’s holding Sony back is pride, they wont pander to publishers and kudos to them but it has nothing to do with dignity but more to do with politics and pride, plain and simple. You’re an idiot or maybe you’re just naive, either way, you’re a bit of a simpleton.

    #38 5 years ago
  39. theevilaires

    oh boy should i really respond to you…ok i’ll give it a shot…and here we go…Just because you love your precious xbox360 doesn’t mean it’s the platform devs should really be pushing game development on. They could easily make different versions of a game by not scrapping some of the stuff they have to get rid of because they can’t fit it all on one dvd….

    example, The FFXIII stuff that was scrapped. If they made all that stuff and could fit it on a blu-ray for PS3 then why not do it only for PS3 and cut the stuff from the 360 version. Because M$ pays them under the table to make sure the game is identical as the PS3 version and since the 360 has limited space capacity the PS3 has to suffer.

    Does that sound like a reasonable or do you think M$ are little angels. Whatever you think I’m done on the topic and the title of the article speaks for itself.

    Microsoft is the reason you will be paying for scraped content as DLC because they have the inferior product. Uncharted 2, God of War3, Gran Turismo5, and Killzone2 Says Hi.

    #39 5 years ago
  40. Goliath

    You’re a bit of a moron aren’t you? I simply refuse to believe someone is this naive. I simply refuse believe that an adult has no semblance of how an industry works. I’m just going to resign myself to the fact that you’re a idiot and part ways here.

    #40 5 years ago
  41. theevilaires

    does anyone else see why my #39 comment is believable cause the XBOT can’t see past his red rings

    #41 5 years ago
  42. reask

    I think sales has a lot to do with it as well.
    Nobody can deny the MS marketing machine is second to none.

    I mean look at the sales of there exclusives compared to PS3 ones.
    Right or wrong does not matter to the developer really if it means there game is going to get up there.

    #42 5 years ago
  43. zoopdeloop

    Goliath TEA has some point here and there so do you.
    Microsoft pays for exclusivity third party developers for games,DLC taking away the experience from other gamers.Off course they are doing business to compete and to draw attention but sometimes there are much more better and creative ways to compete than the easy solution “money” and sometimes when you hear Microsoft reps talking like trying to compete not only Sony but the userbase as well isn’t “healthy” and then some people see it that Sony cares a little bit about the industry, they want to expand it, they already have expanded it to some degree, already which is true at some point

    While Microsoft’s attitude seems to be “Win win win, money money money”. They throw money at every problem instead of working on themselves for solutions that will benefit themselves and the consumer. Sony and Nintendo do things differently while Microsoft shows that only cares about winning at whatever cost.

    Off course that doesn’t mean this is entirely the case but hope we see Microsoft throwing the loads of money to try and expand the industry instead of “holding” it and gamers back.Maybe Natal is their real solution…only time will tell

    #43 5 years ago
  44. theevilaires

    hey goliath how are those 1st party M$ games….ooops I mean MW2 month exclusive maps…jackass

    #44 5 years ago
  45. Goliath

    @ theevilaires

    Unlike your dumb ass, I can play any game I want on any console I choose because I own all 3. Again, you’re a moron and miss my point and this is something fanboys always do which is why Jason Rubin had to write an article to qualify the comments he made on Bonus Round to overzealous, ignorant asses like yourself.

    There is a huge divided between what fanboys like yourself think and what is the reality of a pragmatic business model. Again, you’re a douche bag, always have been from all of your comments.

    #45 5 years ago
  46. theevilaires

    Can I ask you something Goliath, do you know who Glen Beck is? Do you believe in his opinions. I’m just trying to see what kind of a retard you actually are so I don’t ever have to waste my time reading your comments again. And just like Psychotext you are a stealth 360 fanboy.

    #46 5 years ago
  47. itsucks

    Yhea because they coooooouldn’t make the game in 2DVDs, it’s really a non-linear RPG we’re talking here. Completely and utter bullshit.

    theevildouchebag: shut the fuck up. PS3 LP2 runs like shit.

    #47 5 years ago
  48. Goliath

    Funny you’d mention Psychotext is a stealth 360 fanboy when he almost always has the most reasonable, well thought out and civil comments in the comment section. The exact opposite of you. I’m guessing anyone who isn’t a PS3 fanboy is automatically labeled the exact opposite. I am actually flattered you’d call me an XBot; that means we don’t see eye to eye. I’d hate to share such a shallow view of things like you do. And I have no idea who Glen Beck is but I’ll google him just to humor you.

    #48 5 years ago

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    Microsoft has provided more details on Cross-Buy functionality between Windows 10 and Xbox One as well as the Xbox Live SKU and other announcements made during Phil Spencer’s talk today. During the session, the head of Xbox shared “the next step” in the company’s plans for a unified platform across all Windows 10 devices which […]

  • Wasteland 2 is coming to PlayStation 4 this summer

    Wasteland 2 is coming to PlayStation 4 as a Game of the Year Edition. inXile Entertainment announced the news on the PS Blog, noting the edition contains enhancements and improvements. The game has been ported to Unity 5, which was announced over the weekend, providing upgraded visual effects, “improved character models, upgraded environments, and Unity […]

  • Cross-Buy detailed for Windows 10 and Xbox One; Elite: Dangerous coming to Xbox One

    During Xbox boss Phil Spencer’s session at GDC 2015 today, it was announced Elite: Dangerous would release on Xbox One. Spencer also outlined cross-buy functionality across Windows 10 and Xbox One. Spencer’s talk started off with Frontier Developments announcing Elite: Dangerous for release this summer as a console debut on Xbox One, suggesting the Elite: […]

  • Longbeards Culture Pack available now for Total War: Attila

    The Longbeards Culture Pack is now available for Total War: Attila and it comes with three new playable factions. The Langobards, the Burgundians and the Alamans can be played in both single and multiplayer campaign modes as well as custom and multiplayer battles. A new feature called The Lay of Ybor is also included. It […]

  • Nvidia unveils Titan X as world’s “most advanced GPU” – video

    Nvidia revealed Titan X as “the world’s most advanced GPU” during Epic founder Tim Sweeney’s State of Unreal session a t GDC 2015 today. Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang took the stage during the panel stating it contains “8 billion transistors,” and has 12GB of RAM. Pricing wasn’t announced, but it was rumored back in January […]

  • Steam sale discounts titles announced for SteamOS

    With many of the year’s most popular games heading to SteamOS, Valve has decided to host sale in celebration. Here’s a short list of titles on sale. The full list of PC, Linux, Mac and SteamOS discounts can be found through the link. The Banner Saga Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Batman: Arkham […]

  • PayDay 2 announced for SteamOS, celebrating with franchise sale

    PayDay 2 is coming to SteamOS, Overkill has announced. Still under development, a release date will be announced at a later date. “Making sure PAYDAY 2 is available on SteamOS felt like a no-brainer,” said Bo Andersson Klint, CEO of Starbreeze in the press release. “With PAYDAY 2: Crimewave Edition coming to the next generation […]

  • Magicka 2 has a release date and a crazy new trailer

    Magicka 2 has a release date for PC and the PlayStation 4, and Paradox Interactive has released a trailer featuring “Vlad’s latest lyrical triumph,” which is his rendition of the Game of Thrones theme. Magicka arrived on PC and PS4 May 26 and the game can be pre-ordered on PC beginning today, with PS4 pre-orders […]

  • Nintendo eShop schedule: Don’t Starve: Giant Edition, Never Alone, others

    Nintendo has sent over a list of titles heading to the eShop in 2015. The schedule contains titles such as Affordable Space Adventures, Runbow, Swords & Soldiers 2, Don’t Starve: Giant Edition, Never Alone and Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars. Below a preliminary list of games scheduled to launch in the Nintendo eShop on […]

  • Week 8: Can you win the weekly VG247 GTA Online playlist? Play tonight at 8pm UK time!

    We’re hotdogging tonight. I don’t even know what that means. Eight weeks of ridiculous death. Such a brave, true milestone. We’re going to celebrate two entire months of playing weekly GTA Online playlists with VG247 readers with Hotdogging, a set of six jobs I named completely at random. This one ends with a straight-up border […]

  • Puzzle platformer Four Sided Fantasy coming to PC, consoles in early 2016

    Curve Digital and developer Logan Fieth’s studio Ludo Land are bringing puzzle platformer, Four Sided Fantasy, to PC all major consoles in early 2016. Ludo Land are developing the PC version, with Curve Digital handling the console and Vita versions. Four Sided Fantasy tasks players with venturing across “dreamlike levels” by controlling and manipulating the […]

  • Tropico 5 arrives on PS4 in April – video

    A release date for Tropico 5 on PlayStation 4 has been announced. This is the franchise’s first foray onto PlayStation consoles. It arrived in Europe on April 24 and in North America on April 28. A Limited Edition has also been announced, and it includes The Big Cheese DLC and the Bayo Del Olfato sandbox […]

  • Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain Limited Edition PS4 releasing in Asia

    A limited edition Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain PlayStation 4 system will be released in Asia. The system and its DualShock controller were designed in collaboration with Konami Digital Entertainment and targeted for the Asia region, per Gematsu. It will be released as part of PS4 Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain […]

  • This video shows Sid Meier’s Starships being played on iPad

    Sid Meier’s Starships will be released on iPad alongside Mac and PC, and to give you an idea on how it plays on the tablet, a new video has been released. Watch below as Pete Murray and lead producer Stuart Zissu show off the iPad version. The 4X space-strategy releases on March 12.

  • Wolfenstein: The Old Blood announced as standalone prequel to Wolfenstein: The New Order

    Wolfenstein: The Old Blood, a standalone prequel to The New Order, will release May 5 on PC, PS4 and Xbox One. The game takes pace in 1946, and and players take on the role of B.J. Blazkowicz as he embarks on a two-part mission in Bavaria. Part one, Rudi Jäger and the Den of Wolves, […]

  • Observer Mode coming soon to Evolve as a free update

    Observer Mode will be released for Evolve as a free update for all platforms, 2K and Turtle Rock have announced. The community feature was designed to give Evolve players the ability to observe and add commentary as well as livestream, allowing a sixth user to “passively enter a custom game” with the ability to switch […]

  • Dragon Quest Heroes and PS4 top Media Create charts in Japan

    The PlayStation 3 and PS4 skus for Dragon Quest Heroes were the top sellers on the Media Create charts in Japan, moving a combined 594,749 units. Elsewhere on the chart, The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D was in third place with 39,751 units moved, and last week’s top seller, God Eater 2: Rage Burst, […]

  • Watch Hideo Kojima answer lots of your burning Phantom Pain questions

    What’s better than learning the official release date of MGS5: The Phantom pain? Hideo Kojima talking more about it, of course! Hideo Kojima has decided to answer a few fan questions about Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain, to help boost everyone’s hype to insane levels. He talks about the game’s story, his relief […]

  • MGS5: The Phantom Pain Day 1 and Collector’s Edition revealed

    Konami has officially revealed the release date of Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain alongside the game’s Day 1 and Collector’s Edition. Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain will release September 1, worldwide, as previously leaked. It will be available on PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One. The PC Steam […]

  • EU Club Nintendo: Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds soundtrack back in stock

    Club Nintendo members in Europe can once again pick up The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds soundtrack. For 3000 Stars, members of the program will receive the double-CD soundtrack which features 89 tracks with liner notes from Ryo Nagamatsu and 12 sheet music excerpts. It also comes with 16 Milk Bar Musician pieces. […]

  • HTC apologises over “confusing” Half-Life VR comments

    HTC has misspoke when it talked about Half-Life coming to VR headset Vive. HTC chairwoman Cher Wang has apologised over the comments she made yesterday about the possibility of Half-Life coming to Vive, the VR headset it’s manufacturing with the help of Valve. Sources close to Valve, have indicated to the BBC that the developer […]

  • What do Heists and Daily Objectives tell us about the future of GTA Online?

    Daily Objectives could be more important to GTA Online than Heists. These theories and more, from a giddy Matt Martin. Yesterday Rockstar dropped a bombshell. Not only is it releasing Heists next week – the mythical 4-player missions for GTA Online – but it’s also going to be introducing daily challenges and more modes to […]

  • Breaking down Hardline Premium, is it worth it?

    Having been announced just a few days ago, the Premium service for Battlefield Hardline has been a topic of constant debate among the Battlefield community. Many look at Hardline as a Battlefield off-shoot that will just tide everyone over until Battlefront comes out in the fall. EA has other plans however, announcing a $50 Premium […]

  • Watch Dogs sold more than GTA 5 and FIFA 15 in Australia in 2014

    Watch Dogs outsold GTA 5, and FIFA 15, at retail in Australia last year. According to data obtained by the Interactive Games & Entertainment Association (IGEA) from the NPD Group Australia, last year’s year retail sales charts look a bit different in Australia. The top-selling game was Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, followed by Watch […]

  • Watch PC footage of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt from GDC 2015

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has a new gameplay video available that shows a bit of action from the PC version. The video below was captured from Nvidia’s GDC conference live-stream. Developer CD Projekt RED was on hand to show off The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt‘s graphical prowess running on a PC. Thanks, GamesHQMedia.

  • Dying Light: Hard Mode and Ultimate Survivor Bundle out March 10

    Dying Light’s second DLC drop, the Ultimate Survivor Bundle, and the free Hard Mode, have been given a solid release date alongside a new trailer. Dying Light developer Techland has confirmed that the Ultimate Survivor Bundle, the game’s second DLC drop, will release March 10. The DLC is part of the season pass, but will […]

  • Exploration puzzler Ether One is coming to PlayStation 4

    Ether One, the first-person exploration game that puts you in the minds of other people to help change events of their past is coming to PlayStation 4 this year. Ether One is coming to PlayStation 4 this year, developer White Paper Games announced at GDC 2015. A retail version will also be available alongside the […]

  • Larian “murdered” Divinity: Dragon Commander to focus on Original Sin

    Divinity: Original Sin developer Larian talked very candidly about the business side of development and the many unfortunate events that took place for the game to come out as it did. Larian Studios founder Swen Vincke gave a post-mortem on the troubled development of Divinity: Original Sin, and how it managed to overcome all of […]

  • Firewatch probably has the most natural dialogue of any game to date

    Firewatch developer Campo Santo has revealed the first ever gameplay footage of the upcoming exploration game. Firewatch is the first game from super indie studio Campo Santo. The game is set in the Wyoming forests where the player will be exploring the environment and act as a fire lookout. The game features extensive voice-acting as […]

  • White Night launch trailer is a noir thriller trip

    White Night is here, not long after it was revealed and with a mysterious launch trailer. White Night, the black-and-white survival horror set in 1930s Boston, has revealed its launch trailer. White Night is mix of old-school horror, exploration and puzzling solving in an eerie, noir setting. The game’s main mechanic is light. any object […]

  • Free-to-play is “a significant part” of PlayStation’s digital future

    Free-to-play games on PlayStation 4 have seen enough growth that Sony is now considering the model a major part of its future digital business. Sarah Thompson, senior account executive for PlayStation’s free-to-play business said at a GDC panel that Sony has witnessed impressive growth in the free-to-play sector. “We’re really looking at this as a […]

  • Double Fine Adventure Kickstarter documentary releasing free on YouTube

    Broken Age making of documentary Double Fine Adventure will be made available to all. When Double Fine turned to crowdfunding, changing the industry forever, it promised to give an unprecedented look behind the scenes with a professional documentary of the whole development process of Broken Age. That documentary was initially restricted to Kickstarter backers, but […]

  • Gone Home console ports cancelled following Midnight City difficulties

    Gone Home won’t be made available to the console masses after all. Indie hit Gone Home was announced for console release almost exactly one year ago, and we’ve heard absolutely nothing since then. Turns out, that’s because it’s not happening: developer the Fullbright Company confirmed to Eurogamer that the ports have been cancelled. “Our publishing […]

  • Microsoft rang Mojang the day Notch joked about selling

    Minecraft developer Mojang was sold because founder Markus “Notch” Persson made a joke on Twitter. Ever wondered how Minecraft came to be a Microsoft property? It’s actually a pretty great story. Remember when Notch tweeted this? Anyone want to buy my share of Mojang so I can move on with my life? Getting hate for […]

  • Halo: The Master Chief Collection matchmaking update rolling out

    Halo: The Master Chief Collection has been updated to help fix its tragic matchmaking. Again. Now almost four months old, Halo: The Master Chief Collection was still pretty broken as of this morning, with rubbish matchmaking and plenty of other issues to go around. 343 Industries is still trying to fix it, and has today […]

  • Nvidia unveils Shield, an Android 4K Smart TV set top box

    Nvidia has named yet another product “Shield” in an attempt to render us all hopelessly confused. The heart of Nvidia’s GDC 2015 press conference was the Shield, a $200 Android set top box launching in May. Apparently the “world’s first 4K Android TV”, the Shield supports 4K content encoded with h.265. The box runs on […]

  • Star Wars Battlefront footage shown behind closed doors

    Star Wars Battlefront is being shown to retailers. Now we want EA to show it to us. Star Wars Battlefront is expected sometime this year, so it’s about time EA gave us a look at DICE’s latest. It turns out that while press and gamers have had to twiddle their thumbs, EA is showing it […]

  • Dragon Age lead creative moves onto mysterious new BioWare project

    Dragon Age creator David Gaider is leaving his baby behind. Dragon Age is a team effort, but Gaider was one of the key creatives behind the franchise, creating the setting of Thedas (which, I was recently amused to learn, is an acronym: “THE Dragon Age Setting”). He was lead writer on all three games and […]

  • Unity 5 available for free with “no fucking around”

    Unity 5 looks amazing, and you can download and faff about with it for free right now. “We’re not nickel-and-diming people. When we say it’s free, it’s free. We’re not charging a royalty, which I think is akin to looking for whales.” Unity Technologies announced the release of the fifth version of its popular, simple, […]

  • Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 may be the end of the series

    Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 released yesterday, and many fans theorise that it marks the end of the series. Five Nights at Freddy’s developer Scott Cawthon has released a new teaser image on his website, but rather than pointing to a new game, many fans believe the teaser signals the end of the series. The […]

  • Source 2 announced, will also be free

    Valve has formally unveiled Source Engine 2, the third major engine to go free to developers at GDC 2015. Source 2 is the successor to the engine Valve has been using since Counter-Strike: Source and Half-Life 2. Valve didn’t have much to say about the technicalities of this long-awaited release. It is apparently focused on […]

  • SteamVR: Valve’s Lighthouse tech allows you to walk around while playing

    SteamVR’s key differentiator is a piece of tech allowing headsets to connect with other devices for extra accurate, room-scale tracking. Valve has announced a new bit of technology called Lighthouse, which it is making freely available to any hardware manufacturer. Like the extra tracking LEDs on Sony’s updated Project Morpheus, Lighthouse improves the headset’s accuracy, […]

  • Steam Machines, Controller, streaming box to launch in November

    Steam Machines will finally become a reality before the end of the year. Valve’s living room PC systems will release in November, the company announced today. Well, I say Valve’s – the idea behind Steam Machines is that a number of manufacturers will offer variously priced systems. Alienware and Falcon Northwest are among the dozen […]

  • Telltale veterans form new team, announce teen thriller Oxenfree

    Oxenfree is a supernatural teen thriller from some of the team behind Telltale Games’ award-winning adventures. New indie Night School Studios unveiled Oxenfree at GDC 2015. It tells the story of a group of friends who accidentally open a “ghostly rift” at an overnight party on the coast. Night School, which is made up of […]

  • PS4 global sales now stand at over 20.2 million

    The PS4 has sold 20.2 million units worldwide. Sony announced the new PS4 sales milestone at GDC 2015 today. It’s a hell of an achievement and salt in the wounds for Microsoft, which hasn’t updated us on Xbox One sales since it shipped “almost” 10 million back in November last year, and has fallen back […]

  • PS4 VR headset Morpheus out in 2016, capable of 120 FPS – video

    Sony’s VR headset Project Morpheus has some impressive grunt. Virtual reality and Morpheus were the heart of Sony’s GDC 2015 presentation today, ahead of its newly announced first-half 2016 comemrcial launch. SCE Worldwide Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida detailed the headset’s impressive capabilities, notably the fact that it can handle 120 FPS VR games. The PS4 […]

  • Papo & Yo developer making a VR game about dinosaurs

    Some days you write a headline and it makes you so happy that that you have to do a little chair dance, you know what I mean? Papo & Yo developer Minority Media, whom I would personally go to the wall for after they cut out my heart and stomped on it via the medium […]

  • Wasteland 2, Shovel Knight and more in big ole bunch of indies coming to Xbox One

    Xbox One owners are about to receive a pile of great new indie games. At GDC 2015, Microsoft revealed a list of new indie games headed to Xbox One. Some of these titles have already released on other platforms, so it looks like Microsoft has really relaxed the parity clause of ID@Xbox – or perhaps […]

  • Here’s an indie VR game made with Unreal Engine 4

    GDC 2015 is blowing up with indie games, VR and Unreal Engine 4, so here’s a video combining all three. Loading Human is a virtual reality adventure from indie developer Untold Games. It’s in the works for Mac and PC, and Sony has given an early green light for Project Morpheus, too, so expect it […]

  • GTA Online: Daily Objectives and Adversary Mode coming next week

    Heists aren’t the only thing coming to GTA Online next week: players can also expect Adversary Modes, new Daily Objectives and other Freemode activities. GTA Online’s Adversary Modes are new PvP modes which feature a range of competitive challenges and will unlock as players progress through Heists. Here’s a rundown straight from Rockstar: Come Out […]

  • Syndicate is the latest free game download on Origin

    The latest free title to be added to EA’s Origin service is 1993′s Syndicate. For a limited time, you can download the game for free and keep it, much like previous titles such as Theme Hospital. The isometric, real-time, tactical-action game was developed by Bullfrog Productions and released in June 1993. It is a favorite […]

  • Ancient Labyrinth DLC for Lords of the Fallen now available

    The Ancient Labyrinth DLC for Lords of the Fallen is now available for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. It will run you $7.99 and builds upon the existing lore, characters, and storyline. Have a look at some new screenshots in the gallery below.

  • Shadowrun Online gets a name change and release date

    Shadowrun Online developer Cliffhanger Productions has announced the game’s name has been changed to Shadowrun Chronicles: Boston Lockdown and a release date for April has been set. The new title was formed via the developer and its Kickstarter backers, with the goal being to let those unfamiliar with the game know by the title alone […]