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Remedy explains decision to release Alan Wake on Xbox 360 only

Friday, 19 February 2010 16:12 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

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When Microsoft announced at X10 that there would not be a PC version of Alan Wake, it was explained away that the game was best suited for a larger screen – like a television.

According to Oskari Häkkinen, head of franchise at Remedy, playing the game on the telly is more of a preference than anything, as the company has a long history with developing games for PC.

Speaking with VG247 in London this week, Häkkinen told us that the decision to axe the PC version was more about focusing on one platform at a time than anything else.

“Saying that Alan Wake is best played of a sofa with 5.1 surround and a big TV screen, I think is more of a preference than anything else,” he said. “We’re not going out there to say that PC gamers can’t enjoy it from their own PC set-up. We’re certainly not saying that. We have a strong heritage in PC gaming as well.

“But, frankly, we’re a small studio. We’re 50 people, and being a small studio, it makes a lot more sense for us to focus on one platform. Currently we’re fully focused on the Xbox version, and [as for] what the future holds, we haven’t got anything to announce, and we haven’t thought that far right now.

“We’re fully crunching towards the Xbox 360 version”.

As far as a PC version being released in the future was concerned, Häkkinen said that the decision to do so would come from a “sit down” with Microsoft to “see where the title goes”.

Alan Wake releases on Xbox 360 May 18 and 21 in the US and UK, respectively.

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54 Comments

  1. blackdreamhunk

    let’s talk when the game comes out, 11 000 console game devs thought the very same thing!

    Oh and the numbers are still counting, you really think microsoft who is another spawn of satain is going to love you.

    I wonder how long the 360 is going to last, I mean consoles are on massive decline and sony is is picking up speed.

    I hope your going to say the same thing if you ever don’t have job in the gaming Industry and you need pc gamers to make games agin. The Indie seen belongs to pc gamers, you do know that right.

    #1 5 years ago
  2. itsucks

    I wonder how long the 260 is going to last, I mean consoles are on massive decline and sony is is picking up speed.

    Only a sonybot could be this delusional. one thing is certain, it won’t come out on the poopyshittreii, games sell like shit there.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. blackdreamhunk

    yea you have love 11 000 console game devs going bankuprt and counting! high production costs,rented games,the used games maret, pissed off hackers and pricay are going to sure kill the console sale numbers. :)

    11 000 console gone all because of sony and microsft’s billion dallor loss.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. blackdreamhunk

    hey Remedy if the pc gaming market ever dies you can kiss your job good by! the heart beat of gaming is the pc gaming Industry. Game devs like you better prey that you don’t go bankuprt because some people have very good memories and they will remeber every word you have spoken.

    there is alot more pc gamers out there than you think. The hate for alot of pubishers,game devs and meida is growing.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Erthazus

    B U L L S H I T !

    this game was planned at first for Windows VISTA ONLY game from Microsoft!

    This is just not the lie it is a disrespect to gamers. After this shit i have no respect for Rememdy. (I care less about Alan Wake on 360 because i will play it, its just a lie)

    #5 5 years ago
  6. Len

    Now I’m really confused…

    #6 5 years ago
  7. blackdreamhunk

    my words are solid

    #7 5 years ago
  8. Eregol

    Yeah. I don’t see this story getting a lot of love from anyone with any sense.
    Itsucks and BDH will see to that.

    Both with nary a brain cell to rub between them.

    #8 5 years ago
  9. Gekidami

    “This game was planned at first for Windows VISTA ONLY game from Microsoft!”

    Erhum.

    It was always announced for 360, it was said to be for 360 AND PC but never at any point just for PC.

    #9 5 years ago
  10. theevilaires

    I remember seeing the PC version a while back. It looked really good, but i truly think they still have the project intact but its on hold. M$ wants to see how well the game will do first on the 360, then I’m sure this fall or early next year it will come to games for windows.

    They probably are scared shitless by the PC pirates…can’t really blame them. (looks at mushroomstamp)

    #10 5 years ago
  11. NGCes26294BIV

    “there is alot more pc gamers out there than you think”

    Yeah, and unfortunately most of them would rather pirate the game than buy it, which is why the PC gaming market (non-social, of course) is going down the toilet.

    #11 5 years ago
  12. blackdreamhunk

    @NGCes26294BIV

    goes to show how lighten really are

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E1WGFjhCktc

    how about you say mmmoooooo for me

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pb-dYVEBtfM

    #12 5 years ago
  13. Gekidami

    All thieves those PC gamers.

    #13 5 years ago
  14. blackdreamhunk

    yea remedy sure loves their fanbase a lot, proof is the very words written in this gaming site

    People wonder why pc gamer don’t like consoles!

    yea, All thieves those PC gamers………..right!!!!!!

    what a joke the gaming at it’s finest!

    @Gekidami

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pb-dYVEBtfM

    how about you mmmooo for me too!

    #14 5 years ago
  15. Quiiick

    GAWD!
    What happened to the comments sections on VG247 ???

    #15 5 years ago
  16. steve1979

    I’ve been reading this site for a while now, and am curious. BDH why the anger? Why the hatred?

    Did a Console cheat on you, break down when you couldn’t save, or did you ask for one from your parents as a little boy and not get one.

    #16 5 years ago
  17. NGCes26294BIV

    @12

    Erm… I’m gonna go ahead and assume the videos don’t show proof of anything you’re trying to say, and I’m going to explain something very simple: When it comes to multiplatform, high bidget releases, PC games (physical and digital) count for about 5-15% of total sales, depending on the genre.

    It’s reaching the point now where it’s genuinely not worth the investment. And that’s nothing against the PC as a format, it’s just that sales are falling exponentially year-on-year.

    @13 :) Not all of course, but enough to cause a problem. Crytek had over a million unique users try out the Crysis multiplayer having only sold around 100k units at the time.

    Go figure.

    #17 5 years ago
  18. Erthazus

    @Gekidami when it was announced 4-5 years ago it was Only a Windows Vista title and Xbox 360 title.

    Alan Wake was announced at E3 2005. Microsoft partnered with Remedy to release the game for the Xbox 360 and as a DirectX 10-only title for Windows Vista. (c) Wikipedia.

    No more Direct X 10, no more nothing… But actually who cares when there is Starcraft II for PC that will sell like cakes.

    #18 5 years ago
  19. Gekidami

    …Thats what i said. It was planned for PC and 360 but never PC alone.

    #19 5 years ago
  20. blackdreamhunk

    The gaming industry is a joke! they are full of lairs some gaming media band you for speaking the truth and defending your platform.

    they call you trooll and then they write how pc gaming is dying!

    sorry remedy I am nrver ever going to buy a console!

    you want pc gaming dead so bad, becareful what you wish for because you just might get it.

    I amnd sure alot of hardware gaints are going to be sooooooooooo happy!

    #20 5 years ago
  21. blackdreamhunk

    @Gekidami

    we all know your true colors I mean you said it your self……..All thieves those PC gamers!

    how about you moooo for me

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pb-dYVEBtfM

    #21 5 years ago
  22. blackdreamhunk

    the gaming industry really really really loves it’s fanbase!

    #22 5 years ago
  23. NiceFellow

    Well, that sounds much clearer to my ears.

    What I hear is the platform decision is dependent on discussion with their publisher and heavily influenced by their publisher.

    Their publisher is MS and MS has decided that they’d rather have a few more full exclusives after the PS3 run of exclusives in 2009 and what is coming this year.

    For Remedy it makes sense inasmuch as they really can focus on one platform/version and of course have already admitted to getting lots of additional support from MS for 360 platform.

    Is this about face? For sure, but at least it’s understandable on those terms vs saying it plays better sitting in a couch, which was about as weak and stupid a statement as I’ve heard in a while.

    I’d imagine the PC code will be visiting the dusty hanger where the PC version of Gears 2 is hanging out waiting to see if it ever gets completed and sees the light of day.

    I just can’t work up any enthusiasm for the game, though.

    I love the art direction but it smells a lot like the US developed Silent Hill titles to me based on the comments, mixed with a dose of copied (and no doubt watered down) Twin Peaks/David Lynch weirdness, and that’s just too thin a recipe for me vs some genuine unsettling freakishness.

    However, should I turn out to be wrong I’ll both eat crow and play the game right away.

    #23 5 years ago
  24. Gekidami

    Did you steal those cows BDH?

    #24 5 years ago
  25. Eregol

    A gaming media band?
    Sounds fun, what are they called?
    The lairs?

    #25 5 years ago
  26. Gekidami

    Pat as lead singer. Make it so!

    #26 5 years ago
  27. blackdreamhunk

    @NiceFellow

    sorry i have hard time under standing as i see a lot pc gamer buy mircosoft products.

    mricososft and sony are is such a great companies. they have a nie little dictorship going on!

    #27 5 years ago
  28. Monk

    I think games like Alan Wake that`s not support online mode well have a large piracy and well not sell well on PC, even if the PC version was better.

    as EA does that with Dead Space 2 in this month I think,
    I think MS well try to do it.

    #28 5 years ago
  29. Eregol

    Does he still have the beard?
    If so he’s a shoe in!

    Johnny for drummer. They never have to be all that intelligent.
    (No offence Johnny, only a joke).

    #29 5 years ago
  30. Goliath

    Is it me or does this site all of a sudden have a lot more trolls? What the fuck is going on?!

    #30 5 years ago
  31. Johnny Cullen

    Someone rang? :)

    #31 5 years ago
  32. blackdreamhunk

    @Eregol

    I am sure billions of gamer all over the world are very happy right now.

    thereis more of us than you people on consoles. we can do a lot more damge to companies repuations than you think. Yea we pc gamers aare a lot smarter than you think too.

    I am sure billions of pc gamers had to say today.

    I am sure the love for sony and microsft will grow. News travels very fast on the net.

    #32 5 years ago
  33. Eregol

    The drummer is here.
    Now where is that lead singer?

    On the subject of Piracy though, I think Eidos had it right with the Batman: AA solution where certain features of the game didn’t work properly if it was ripped code.
    That way you cannot finish the game and you HAVE to buy the retail version.
    If more companies went along this route pirating would be a dead loss.

    #33 5 years ago
  34. NGCes26294BIV

    @BDH

    For the last frickin’ time, it’s “dictatorship”.

    #34 5 years ago
  35. Eregol

    @BDH
    I have a PC and a 360.
    I play WoW a lot, I also have Football manager and Champ Manager on my PC, not to mention, Portal, Tales of Monkey Island and the Secret of Monkey Island remake.

    So don’t you go, talking to me like I’m some sort of console only fanboy.

    Stop talking shit, you know fuck all. And the only way to get topics back on track when you’re in them is to derail them first.

    Get a grip, do some research, get all the facts before you post and stop making such a prick of yourself.

    #35 5 years ago
  36. NGCes26294BIV

    “On the subject of Piracy though, I think Eidos had it right with the Batman: AA solution where certain features of the game didn’t work properly if it was ripped code.”

    Yeah – I still don’t understand quite how that worked…

    #36 5 years ago
  37. blackdreamhunk

    yes a dictorship, you must be a noobie. it’s long story I don’t feel like talking about but must people here know what I am talking about…….a least the smart people.

    #37 5 years ago
  38. blackdreamhunk

    people ask why pc gamers hate consoles

    big cooperation ask why people don’t like them.

    well I just want to say to big sony and microsft they are not too big to fall!

    what do they say the bigger they are the harder they fall!

    yea we sure love our fanbase says the big companies

    yea we sure love our fanbase says gaming Industry

    what a joke! your true colors shine very bight for people to see!

    #38 5 years ago
  39. NGCes26294BIV

    @BDH

    What operating system do you use on your PC?

    Do you play any GFWL-enabled titles?

    #39 5 years ago
  40. Eregol

    @BDH
    How about you respond to my previous post?
    You know nothing.
    So hop it.

    #40 5 years ago
  41. blackdreamhunk

    @Eregol

    goes to show how lighten really are

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E1WGFjhCktc

    how about you say mmmoooooo for me

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pb-dYVEBtfM

    oh lets remeber big brother and billion people are going find about this great wonderful news. I am sure they will talk.

    11 000 consoles game devs and counting!

    #41 5 years ago
  42. Petulant Radish

    I love you Blackdreamhunk, I really do. Are you really hunky AND dreamy?

    #42 5 years ago
  43. NiceFellow

    @ 27 – not sure I get your drift. On PC I don’t really see MS as a major player at all. Live on PC has been a damp squid and apart from the association of MS with Windows OS to me they are a fringe player on PC.

    Of course, with their goal with Xbox and now 360 to bring the lucrative FPS/Online market to consoles, from that regard they have had a large bearing on the PC marketplace.

    Sony have also had an impact but it feels lesser to me.

    TBH though to me HW is just that, HW. I don’t really care if its a PC or a console or whatever. I dont see MS as evil or somehow wrong for doing this in principle.

    My main concern with MS is their policies with Live which prevent mods, etc. and the exclusion of that element of PC gaming (so far) from consoles. That plus charging for online play I don’t like – and I could do without them rushing to market so fast they put speed way ahead of acceptable HW reliability. But in principle I have no problem with the shift in focus for a lot of genres from PC to consoles in US/Europe.

    Sony funnily enough I find more open, but maybe that’s more because they have to be right now vs MS just to look different.

    Whatever though, on PSN you can have mods, etc. it’s just not been taken up, which I think is a shame. Also the basic online play is free so I really don’t see them enforcing a lot of control.

    MS though clearly do want to make sure you pay for the privilege of playing and make sure that any content has a price, be it something like the two maps of Crash Course on L4D or whatever.

    But they’re hardly alone in that. I mean, I doubt Activision want to give away the SDK for developing maps/mods for MW2 and have the game last for years with lots of free content from the community. Clearly they want you to play MW2 and buy additional content for it until they release MW3.

    It’s just the nature of more mature commercialism of the industry vs before.

    Something perhaps to mourn, but don’t give yourself a heart attack over it.

    #43 5 years ago
  44. loki

    Just because 90% of PC games fail and we don’t need another shity PC port

    #44 5 years ago
  45. NGCes26294BIV

    @43

    +1

    #45 5 years ago
  46. blackdreamhunk

    @loki

    you go tell that to AMD,Intel,Invida

    I am sure a lot of indie game devs will like that too.

    In fact you have usch good dreadability maybe you should tell that to blizzard!

    #46 5 years ago
  47. Eregol

    BDH you are a retard.
    Incapable of responding to any comment with any sort of sense or meaning.
    Funny how when you are matched against someone more intelligent than you, your brain does a runner and you resort to insanity to avoid answering the questions or responding to the points made to you.

    Maybe you need to be ‘enlightened’. But I doubt anyone would have the patience to do it as you’re such a massive wind up merchant.

    #47 5 years ago
  48. blackdreamhunk

    @Eregol

    your good at mmooo so moo for me lol

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pb-dYVEBtfM

    I am so glade a lot of readers can see things for them self.

    you know why because truth always speaks for it self.

    #48 5 years ago
  49. mington

    has anyone ever clicked on any of the the links BDH has posted :)

    #49 5 years ago
  50. Stephany Nunneley

    /fucking facepalm

    #50 5 years ago
  51. steve1979

    @49 I just wish he’d spell check. I don’t ask for much. Although the fact that BDH is glade made me smile.

    #51 5 years ago
  52. Neolucifer

    BS lol …

    How did you focus on only the 360 version when most stuff shown for the game were on the pc version ? Hell some people even remembered Aw being used to promote directx .

    I always planned to buy the 360 version anyway , but the real reasons are far more obvious

    #52 5 years ago
  53. polygem

    ok, no pc version. i´m sorry for the pc only guys. i mean – seriously, because this looks like it will be a great game. it was announced for pc for years, so it´s only fair that the pc crowd is pissed. i can understand that decission though, but the argument that it will be best played on a telli with 5.1 surround is kind of odd…i personally enjoy games much more at my desk with a 24″ hd monitor (even 19″ works well) and some great headphones…for me this still is the best way to play a game…and i use 360 and ps3 – no pc.

    #53 5 years ago
  54. Urinat0r

    BDH is fucking funny.

    #54 5 years ago

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Is Alien: Isolation getting HTC Vive support?

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

  • Xbox Live multiplayer is free this weekend on Xbox 360

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • EA’s annual E3 press conference takes place on June 15

    Electronic Arts has announced its annual E3 2015 press conference will take place the day before the show kicks off on June 15. EA, Microsoft, Sony and Ubisoft always hold press events the day before E3 officially starts, so this isn’t any surprise, really. The presser, dubbed “Live to Play”, will last one hour and […]

  • Steam exchange rate mix-up closes down community market

    The Steam community market was buggered up big time today after a mix-up with currency conversion had items selling from practically nothing, to millions of dollars. PC Gamer picked up on the news after a thread on Reddit appeared with screenshots depicting just how silly things were getting over there. The currency exchange rate data […]

  • Britney Spears signs five-year deal with Glu for new mobile game

    Pop star Britney Spears has signed a five-year deal with Glu mobile for a new, untitled game. The mobile game will feature her “voice, likeness, and creative influence,” and is due for release sometime next year. Glu also signed a deal with Katy Perry in February, so expect a game revolving around her to hit […]

  • Large Activision publisher sale on Steam discounts Call of Duty, Prototype, more

    Activision has put the majority of its library on sale through Steam this weekend, and if other titles weren’t included, it could be referred to as a Call of Duty sale. Below are a few standouts. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – Gold Edition 25% off Call of Duty: Ghosts 67% off Call of Duty: […]

  • The Dota 2 International Compendium is out, second Stretch Goal almost complete

    The International Compendium has been released for Dota 2 with the prize pool sitting at a lovely $1,917,155 as of press time. Valve said over the weekend to expect the International Compendium to drop sometime this week. As with previous years, those who purchase the Compendium can earn rewards by completing challenges, making predictions and by […]

  • If permadeath RTS games are up your alley, check out indie project XO

    The Square Enix Collective showcases projects for a limited time to help drum up community support and potential backers, and RTS title XO from Jumpdrive Studios is worth taking a look at. The teaser trailer is fairly brief, but if you visit the page for XO over at the Square Enix Collective, it’s understandable – […]

  • GTA 5 PC patch disables mods. Here’s how to get them working again

    A new patch for the PC version of GTA 5 was released yesterday and, as it turns out, has wiped the ability to use mods with the game. The wasn’t great news for some players, but YouTuber taltigolt has already figured out how to play the PC version with mods after installing the patch. Matt […]

  • Xbox One ad stealth launches a mysterious Halo 5 competition

    A new Xbox One advert released today isn’t as straightforward as it appears. The trailer has a couple of pretty conspicuous ‘glitches’ throughout, and members of NeoGAF wasted no time in breaking it down. The first item of interest is the screen from the hunt the signal site, which displays an error message when accessed […]

  • Battlefield 4 Jungle map improved with latest update

    DICE LA has updated the Battlefield 4 Jungle map, adding more foliage and a new route. As demonstrated by Westie in the video above, the map now has the kind of foliage you’d expect in the jungle, helping to conceal infantry players. The update also tweaks positions of objective points and has added a concealed […]

  • Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate free DLC pack for May includes Metroid and Mega Man armour

    The May DLC pack for Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate boasts some big ticket items, including Metroid, Street Fighter, and Mega Man gear. This big fat chunk of free DLC, detailed on the capcom unity blog, includes Hunter equipment: Metroid’s Varia Suit Metroid’s Zero Suit Metroid’s Arm Cannon Taiko Drum Master Hunting Horn USJ’s Star Rook […]

  • Destiny: Xur location and inventory for May 1, 2 – Hard Light edition

    Here he comes with his weird face, dealing goods and gear for Guardians. It’s Friday. Xur: Agent of the Nine is back in the Tower. Of Course he is. Got your Strange Coins? Here’s what’s in his bag this week: Ruin Wings [Exotic Titan gauntlets] – 13SC Don’t Touch Me [Exotic Hunter gauntlets] – 13SC […]

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition Jaws of Hakkon DLC drops for PS4 on May 26

    Dragon Age: Inquisition DLC has now been announced for May 26 for PS3, PS4 and Xbox 360. The announcement was made on Twitter via the official Dragon Age account. Mark your calendars! #DAIJawsOfHakkon pic.twitter.com/mU1WfkSrQV — Dragon Age (@dragonage) May 1, 2015 The DLC was released for PC and Xbox One back in March thanks to […]

  • New Witcher 3 screenshots highlight Geralt’s questionable fashion choices

    Even though The Witcher 3 release date is drawing closer, it still feels like a million year away. So here are some more screenshots to tide you over until then. We got to look at in-game shots yesterday, but these new screens show Geralt riding through some gorgeously vibrant mountains, in the midst of combat […]

  • Sims Gurus patch out pregnant men

    Say goodbye to The Sims 4 unique take on fatherhood, as The Sims Gurus confirm that male pregnancies are no more. The Sims 4 players have been reporting high numbers of alien abductions, leaving their male characters with sore bottoms and a bellyful of alien baby. Kotaku reports that not everyone was getting their knickers […]

  • Black Mesa countdown probably points to Half-life remake release date

    Half-life remake Black Mesa may have a release date at last. Black Mesa is a Source Engine remake of the original Half-life, which like everything related to Half-life feels like it’s taking forever to come out. The first part launched in September 2012, and it looks like we might have a release date for the […]

  • Spector puts down rumours of troubled Epic Mickey development

    Epic Mickey seemed like a surprising follow-up project from the man who made Deus Ex, but Warren Spector has put down rumours of a difficult relationship with Disney. Epic Mickey displays several qualities found in Spector’s other games and which he has always espoused in interviews – heck, this is the man whose dream it […]

  • Ubisoft makes good on Child of Light promise with free eBook

    Child of Light fans can check out a gorgeous new illustrated book set in the world of Lumeria. Earlier this month, creator Patrick Plourde confirmed that there were more Child of Light projects on the way. As we expected from the cagey wording, at least the first of these projects isn’t a game: it’s an […]

  • Half-life episode from Junction Point would have featured a magnet gun

    Half-life seems to be on near permanent hold, but at least we can glean some insight into what might once have been. Junction Point’s cancelled Half-life game came up in Warren Spector’s Reddit AMA overnight. Commenting that he isn’t sure whether he’ll get into legal trouble for discussing the project, Spector gave a few comments […]

  • Destiny: exclusive shader, emblem on offer with Nepal benefit shirt

    Destiny developer Bungie has asked Guardians to offer their aid, and they’ve already responded in troves. A new Destiny shirt added to the Bungie Store is the object of a fundraising drive to provide aid in Nepal following a devastating earthquake this week. Bungie popped the pretty stylish shirt on sale earlier today, offering an […]

  • What does the creator of Deus Ex think of Human Revolution and Mankind Divided?

    Deus Ex creator Warren Spector seems pretty positive about the direction the sci-fi series has followed under Square Enix’s hand. Deus Ex was created by Spector and his team at Ion Storm, and remained with Eidos after the developer shuttered. When Square Enix purchased the British publisher, it put new studio Eidos Montreal to work […]

  • Protest Goat secures future for Elite Dangerous destruction derbies

    One of the stranger and more beautiful stories to manifest in the gaming world this week, I think. Elite: Dangerous has given birth to an unintended, emergent style of gameplay; a destruction derby like affair where players gather in no combat areas to both race and gleefully smash into each other until a victor limps […]

  • Destiny’s stunning landscapes captured in panoramas

    Destiny has some beautiful environments, which screenshots don’t necessarily do justice to. Walking around Destiny exclaiming over the lighting effects and the tiny animated details is the best way to experience Bungie’s tremendous achievements, but these panorama images stitched together from in-game screenshots are a good second. Click to see them fullsize. Redditor CenturyEagle made […]

  • Star Wars Disney Infinity re-release on the cards – rumour

    Star Wars is a no-brainer for Disney Infinity, and at long last it looks like it’s happening. A Star Wars re-release called Disney Infinity 3.0 has reportedly leaked from German retailers. We have to lable this one a rumour as we haven’t seen the original source, but the story was originally reported by DisKingdom, which […]

  • Award-winning mobile indie Monument Valley out now on Windows Phone

    Windows Phone’s game selection can be a bit restrictive, but has expanded delightfully today: Monument Valley is now available. Monument Valley is one of those gorgeous, mind-bending puzzlers the indie scene produces on the regular, winning awards and consuming everyone’s lives for weeks on end. Developed by Ustwo Games, with beautiful, understated art from Ken […]

  • Old-school EverQuest servers safe from legal troubles thanks to Daybreak agreement

    EverQuest rights holder Daybreak Game Company given its blessing to the wonderful Project 1999. EverQuest: Project 1999 is one of those lovely ideas that it are all too often crushed by the realities of the games industry. An entirely fan-managed affair, it provides an emulated version of the classic EverQuest experience, which is no longer […]

  • Free Dragon Age short stories fill us in on Corypheus’s followers

    Dragon Age: Inquisition developer BioWare invites you to learn more about the lore and characters that make up its beautiful role-playing setting. Dragon Age is set in Thedas, a world still only partially revealed by the three core games to date. BioWare puts a heck of a lot of work into its worldbuilding, employing a […]

  • Remember that gorgeous Luminous Engine tech demo? It now utilizes DirectX 12

    Remember the gorgeous Luminous Engine tech demo Square Enix showed off three years ago? The firm showed it again at Microsoft’s Build Conference, this time utilizing DirectX 12. The Witch Chapter 0 [cry] real-time tech demo was created from research Square conducted using real-time CG technology and DX12 in collaboration with Microsoft and Nvidia. The […]

  • Stealth Inc 2: A Game of Clones sneaks onto GOG and Steam services

    Stealth Inc 2: A Game of Clones can now be purchased through GOG and Steam. On both services it will run you £12.99/€14.99/$14.99. Links here and here. The game features: Fully explorable ‘Metroidvania’ style overworld, laying siege to a diabolical cloning facility with varied and detailed environments. A variety of special equipment to unlock new […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare DLC Ascendance has arrived on PC, PlayStation consoles

    Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare players on PC and PlayStation consoles can now download the Ascendance DLC. The second content pack contains the OHM weapon, the OHM Werewolf custom variant, and the second entry in the Exo Zombies saga, Infection. Four new maps are also included: Perplex, Site 244, Climate, and Chop Shop. Ascendance was […]

  • Latest Xbox 360 system update is live, now supports 2TB hard drives

    Xbox 360 now supports 2TB hard drives via the latest system update for the console. Support for the drives was announced earlier this month and has been available for preview members. “In addition we will also no longer reserve space in advance on your hard drive,” said the firm. “If you are using 16GB of […]

  • Kickstarter for Banjo-Kazooie spiritual successor Yooka-Laylee launches tomorrow

    Playtonic Games has announced the Kickstarter campaign for its spiritual successor to the Banjo Kazooie series, Yooka-Laylee, will launch tomorrow. The title of the game was announced today along with the Kickstarter date. Formerly known as Project Ukulele, the 3D platformer is said to be “between the size of Banjo-Kazooie and Banjo-Tooie,” and stars Yooka […]

  • Console version of Mistwalker’s Terra Battle is in development

    Now that Mistwalker’s Terra Battle has surpassed 2 million downloads on mobile, the developer is now working on a console version of the tactical RPG. As part of the original Download Starter campaign, the 2 million milestone means the company will begin development on Terra Battle’s console version with details to be announced at a […]

  • Prison break game The Escapists is heading to PlayStation 4 from May 29

    The Escapists, Mouldy Toof’s prison break game originally released as a timed console exclusive Xbox One, has a release date for PlayStation 4. For those unfamiliar with the title, which is also a PC release, it tasks players’ time management skills as they do a bit of digging and crafting, and other prison-type stuff as […]

  • Dead Island 2 delayed into 2016 to ensure series is “taken to the next level”

    Dead Island 2 has been delayed into 2016 by Yager in order to ensure the sequel “takes Dead Island to the next level.” According to a tweet from the developer, it set “big goal” for the game, and in order to deliver what fans expect, the team needs more time to reach development goals. “We […]

  • Project Cars: here’s a list of all available cars at launch

    Project Cars will contain many, many cars and if we are counting correctly, there will be 74 total at launch. The standard edition contains 65 total, and when factoring the free car as well as the Modified and Limited Edition cars packs, you can add an additional nine cars to the mix. Comb through the […]

  • Competitive matchmaking support is coming to Team Fortress 2

    Team Fortress 2 will soon feature support for competitive matchmaking, which Valve says is a “high priority” project for it at the moment. According to a report from TeamFortress.tv, which visited Valve headquarters recently, Valve is looking into the possibility of 6v6 or 9v9 matches 9v9, a possible quick play option and it is also […]

  • GTA 5 PC patch fixes garage, Job crashes – full notes here

    Rockstar has pushed out a 353 MB patch for GTA 5 on PC The patch fixes a number of annoying bugs related to vehicles and garages, some deathmatch issues and purchase errors. It should also fix various freezing and crashing bugs, as well as a little issue with Steam. Time will tell if the patch […]

  • Fire Emblem If will come in White Kingdom and Black Kingdom versions with amiibo support

    We’ve finally got some juicy details on the next Fire Emblem game, but the most interesting aspect is that there will be two versions of the game. According to Siliconera, who translated an interview between Intelligent Systems and 4Gamer, there will a White Kingdom and a Black Kingdom version that offer different aspects of the […]

  • Deception 4: The Nightmare Princess heads west with “Golden Toilet” pre-order bonus

    Deception 4: The Nightmare Princess will debut on western PlayStation 4 systems this summer, Koei Tecmo has announced. It is also coming to PS3 and Vita. The game was produced by Keisuke Kikuchi of Fatal Frame fame and takes up where Deception 4: Blood Ties left off allowing players to relive Laegrinna’s pursuit to free […]

  • Nintendo US eShop update: Puzzle & Dragons Super Mario demo, Paper Mario, more

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with a demo of Puzzle & Dragons Super Mario Bros. Edition, Paper Mario on Virtual Console, and amiibo Tap. The full update is below. eShop update amiibo Tap – free – Wii U Star Wars Pinball DLC – Wii U Paper Mario – Wii U […]

  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided PC port handed off to Nixxes

    The PC port of the new Deus Ex has been handed over to Netherlands based studio, Nixxes software. After the initial reveal trailer at the beginning of April, we’ve only had a few morsels in the way of additional news. The most intriguing tidbit to date has got to be the fact that you’ll be […]

  • First-ever PC Gaming Show to take place at E3 2015 in June

    PC gaming will finally have its very own E3 press conference this year, thanks to PC Gamer and AMD. The PC Gaming Show will take place on June 16 at the Belasco Theater in Los Angeles and it will be livestreamed on Twitch. PC Gamer said speakers at the presentation will include representatives from Blizzard, […]