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Wada: Square Enix to “explore” an FFVII remake

Monday, 22 March 2010 21:30 GMT By Patrick Garratt

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Hold the phone. Have a press? Shut it down. Got a front page? Hold the shit out of it. Square Enix CEO Yoichi Wada has said, has actually said in real words, that the company is to “explore” the possibility of remaking Final Fantasy VII.

“Right now we don’t have a clear direction, but many fans have requested we remake Final Fantasy VII,” the exec told Siliconera at the Final Fantasy XIII launch party recently.

“We’re going to explore the possibility – whether or not we’re going to do it, if we’re going to do it, and the platform.”

That’s right. It may not even be on a PlayStation platform, assuming it ever happens. That sound is the sound of the internet weeping, the sound of a trillion digital tears soaking a million shattered forums.

Talk of an FFVII remake has been pretty much on a joke level up to this point, with FFXIII’s top dev brass dropping “what if” teases on the matter for literally years.

Most recently, director Motomu Toriyama said it would be the game he would most like to remake.

Producer Yoshinori Kitase said in February that he’d be “really interested” in the project.

Which is fine, but Wada’s the top man. Go nuts, Square people.

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38 Comments

  1. Razor

    Oh, it’s happening.

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    enough with this shit already. seriously. enough.

    it’s on, it’s off, it’s possibly on, it’s for sure off, it’s still on, it’s deffinitley off, it’s possible, it’s not possible, it’s happening, it’s not happening…..give me a fucking break already.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. joshua nash

    well guess Square-enix really enjoys mentally messing with their fans

    #3 5 years ago
  4. dirigiblebill

    Prick-teasing at its finest.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Retroid

    noshitsherlock.jpg

    #5 5 years ago
  6. Aimless

    I’d rather have a remake of VIII. For one thing I preferred it, but more importantly it has greater room for improvement; the battle system was pretty flawed and the story, while actually really interesting, was often handled incredibly clumsily.

    Anyway, I wouldn’t be too surprised to see a remake of VII hit the PSP rather than the HD consoles. Or possibly Sony’s next handheld if that really is to be revealed this year.

    #6 5 years ago
  7. onlineatron

    Why would anyone want it to happen?

    Most people know the story by know, the gameplay is dated and would need drastic overhauls to bring in line with today’s standards… It would be a monumental undertaking, a lot more so than just a new coat of pain.

    I’d rather Square focus on their other titles such as VersusXiii

    #7 5 years ago
  8. The1stMJC

    The game everyone wants remade, but when it is they will bitch that it is ruined.

    #8 5 years ago
  9. Hunam

    Did FF7 sell more copies on PS3 PSN than FFXIII then? :P

    #9 5 years ago
  10. Erthazus

    If Final Fantasy 7 remake will come to Xbox platform or other platform. Fans of the series and all over the world will go apeshit. Not just apeshit. First they will shit pants, then they are going to eat it and start jumping like a freakin’ dinosaurs.

    Xbox fans:
    TAKE THAT, GAYSTATION THREE! FFFFFFFFUUUUUUUU!!!1111 PEACHES! WE WON! WE WON! WE FUCKING WON! *feeling like a gawd* We RAPED GAYSTATION OWNERS!!! HA HA HA!!!!!!!

    Playstation fans: NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! Square Enix FAIL. Square enix have squirrel aids and its adopted. Final Fantasy 7 will be shit because of multiplatform and and and… Square Enix betrayed me!!111 Betrayed my PRAYSTATION 3. XBOTS are stupid whiny little cocksuckers that play Gaylo and port will be much worse!

    Oh man, i can feel the Rage all over the internet or my university.

    PS: but seriously, i don’t want that future. I believe that multiplatform really hurts the franchise and i always played with my playstation and finished FF 7 on my playstation 1 and i hope that Sony will put money on this and Square Enix will do the job (better job then with FFXIII). Its just Playstation was my childhood and as a fan i want FF7 only on that platform. I’m not trying to be selfish or fanboyish. Its just a feel. I think with good marketing both Sony and Square can do the job.

    #10 5 years ago
  11. Talyis

    All I got to say is it better not come to a Microsoft platform we have all seen how FF13 turned out, come on Square be true to your fans make it PS3 or PS4 exclusive! I don’t wanna be half way through a game and get the RROD or whatever the next system they make will get! But for some weird reason I have a feeling MS will get it exclusive, IDK I just have a feeling it will happen like that I mean why would Square stop disapointing fans now! Although I thought Sony had rights to a couple of the FF games including FF7 for being the publishers! I could be wrong but I thought publishers get curtain right to titles they publish!

    #11 5 years ago
  12. Phoenixblight

    @9

    Nope. In two weeks FFXIII has sold 1 million units thats just two weeks where FFVII was only downloaded 100,000 in the US after a few weeks. Then they are bought at two different price points.

    http://news.vgchartz.com/news.php?id=4077

    #12 5 years ago
  13. Aimless

    So the fans demand the series stay true to its roots? FFVII remake for the NES confirmed!

    Also, I want curtain rights for my satin lair.

    #13 5 years ago
  14. Erthazus

    @11 Relax. Microsoft can’t make it exclusive because Square Enix have relationships with Sony. If it will have exclusive for Xbox for example. Sony will just drop Square Enix from worldwide and especially Japan.

    Fans will be dissapointed, Company will loose big slice of money, Company will loose Japanese big slice.

    + Final fantasy VII sold 9.40 millon on playstation 1. I mean exclusive for Microsoft, REALLY? I mean, REALLY?
    Its more like 90% exclusive for the Playstation platform and 10% multiplatform and i just think that Sony own some percents of Final Fantasy VII franchise. SCE is not that stupid. They know that Final Fantasy VII is just a pure gold for them and for company.

    Final Fantasy VII is like a face of playstation.

    #14 5 years ago
  15. Talyis

    @Erthazus
    My point was only meant as my luck on something like that would happen, MS paying off for exclusivity. Yes FF7 is the face of Playstation that’s why at the end I mention Sony was FF7 publisher so shouldn’t Sony have the rights on where it’s released. I’m sure it will be a PS3 exclusive just saying that SE hasn’t been supporting Playstation much at all this generation so you never know what could happen!
    I mean look at FF11 port, Infinite Undiscovery, The Last Remnant and Supreme Commander, plus a couple XBL games!

    #15 5 years ago
  16. yacaman

    Final Fantasy 7 I will pay and pre order now. Even if I have to wait 5 years. i will wait.
    Even if its on the PS4 I will wait.
    I will buy that game Final Fantasy 7.

    Pre-Order NOW. Give me the option I will give you the money. Common!!!!!!!!!!

    #16 5 years ago
  17. Galactic_Barret

    I’m sorry, peeps, but MS has the money and SE wants it. True, XIII would be relatively easy to acquire compared to VII, but don’t be surprised if its ever announced that it might be MP.

    That will be a sad day, indeed. So much potential, squandered.

    #17 5 years ago
  18. DJ Deathstar

    Don’t do it!!!! It’ll ruin the charm of those little square characters with their awesome square hands etc!

    #18 5 years ago
  19. Phoenixblight

    They will probably will remake it to a PS2 level of graphics and sell it on both PSN or XBLA. THis would make it so they don’t waste all their money developing it and they don’t have to waste their money manafacturing.

    #19 5 years ago
  20. Talyis

    @Pheonixblight
    It’s not wasting when there gonna make way more than enough back! Besides I’m sure they have actually been working on it for a while now they most likely started at the tech demo, Just saying they could be working on it little by little while working on the other projects as well!

    #20 5 years ago
  21. Sini

    I doubt m$ will be paying for exclusivity, or even sweetening the pot for multiplatform release. First, they don’t really need to since it would double the revenue so Square will be hard pressed not to, and second casuals don’t give two shits about FF7. Natal is where it’s at for them now and beyond.

    #21 5 years ago
  22. Phoenixblight

    @20

    You are saying Square has been developing FF7 for the new gen for 5 years….yeah…No and then been wishy washey about the project even happening. Thats just wishful thinking there.

    #22 5 years ago
  23. Talyis

    @Pheonixblight
    Yeah because every developer always announce games before there ready too. I’m not saying the team team has been working on it but I do think they have a couple of them working on it as a side project all this time, like they said before, they would make it if it took them year and now there talking about making it, well that will take way more than a year, look how long FF13 took and it’s that linear, FF7 will be much bigger So I think if they truly are gonna make it then they have been working on it for quite awhile I said E3 tech demo because they obviously already put character work into it so why not continue from there behind the scenes and keep telling everyone that it’s not coming so they don’t get bored of the wait! it’s stupid to announce a game 5 or 6 year ahead of time!

    #23 5 years ago
  24. Phoenixblight

    I honestly don’t think so because the guy who was in charge of demo was the same guy who was the director of FFXIII and Tetsuya Nomura has been in charge of versus and the KH series. Then Kitase who has been in charge of producing FFXIII.

    If they were making it they wouldn’t be so shady about the project. They are just looking into it to see if its worth its time and money and if they can make it to the same level as the original.

    #24 5 years ago
  25. Demiath

    I think Wada needs to spend a lot of time “exploring” whether people want a FF7 remake or not because, y’know, given the complete lack of discussion of this topic up until he brought it up we really don’t know anything about the general opinion of the game among players.

    [/sarcasm]

    #25 5 years ago
  26. Galactic_Barret

    Sorry, Taylis, but if the game was in production, someone would know. The restlessness/loss of interest from waiting arguement hasn’t applied to any FF yet, and you can bet your last dollar that, if announced today, 1M+ people will wait 5, 6, 7 years to play it.

    Already been 13 years since its release, whats a few more years, right?

    #26 5 years ago
  27. Blerk

    I still think if they eventually do this it’ll end up being on the DS. Or the DS2.

    #27 5 years ago
  28. Gekidami

    3DS, you fool! :P

    #28 5 years ago
  29. zoopdeloop

    “We’re going to explore the possibility – whether or not we’re going to do it, if we’re going to do it, and the platform.

    That’s right. It may not even be on a PlayStation platform, assuming it ever happens. That sound is the sound of the internet weeping, the sound of a trillion digital tears soaking a million shattered forums.”

    I don’t think they’re going to explore if it’s on ps3,360 or both.I think he means ps3 or Psp…and since as they stated making this game in HD is difficult and needs a lot of work and time,i believe it would be remade on Psp…it will still please the fans and make a lot of money for them.

    Low odds FFVII on another platform,since Sony have some rights over the title and the game itself.Come to think of it SE surely wanted FFVII on both PSN and XBLA but something definitely holds them back…as a result releasing it only on PSN.

    #29 5 years ago
  30. Blerk

    They only released it on PSN because it’s a Playstation game and runs on the PS3/PSP’s backwards compatibility emulation layer. Unless they were going to write a Playstation emulator for the Xbox (never going to happen) then they’d have had to completely rewrite it to release it on XBLA (also pretty unlikely to ever happen).

    Sony don’t hold any ‘rights’ about FFVII, anyway. They published the original in the West but that’s just a distribution contract – no doubt they had to pen a new one for the re-release as well.

    A PSP port would probably be easier to do but unlikely, I think, given how poorly PSP software does outside of Japan. A hi-def remake would take a long time and a lot of effort – if they did that then almost certainly it’d appear on both PS3 and 360, but I don’t think they’d ever do it.

    For my money it’ll either be a (3)DS game or a Wii game. That makes the most sense for Squenix, if not for the no-doubt-wailing-and-screaming internets. :-)

    #30 5 years ago
  31. OlderGamer

    Maybe they should explore the idea of exploring in a FF game. I got tired of the follow the tight path in the last one.

    #31 5 years ago
  32. zoopdeloop

    @30
    I guess you’re right at some point.But aside from the production there are some names from Sony staff in the development of the game as well if you do a thorough search you’ll be able to spot them(they helped with the development and some tools for the Psone) ;)

    Aside from that i really doubt if they ever remake it in HD that it would be also in any other console besides Ps3 and that’s because of format limitations.FFVII in HD would be much more massive in terms of space than FFXIII.

    FFXIII is already “limited” in a way,that can’t happen with FFVII, they can’t release it on much more multiple Dvd’s and SE already showed with FFXIII that they don’t want many multiple discs(thus they wanted the 3dvd limit for the 360 from the beggining)

    Given their own statements with difficulty making it HD my bet goes for Psp.Surely Psp and it’s software isn’t so “hot” outside of Japan but taking account how well VII:crisis core sold in Japan and West a VII remake will sell a million times more…plus SE’s cost for development would be much less and surely less time consuming for them

    #32 5 years ago
  33. Blerk

    That sounds more like wishful thinking than anything else, zoop. If there’s money to be made, they’ll make it – especially on something as cash-intensive as an HD remake of one of the most famous games ever made. The release of XIII has shown quite readily that although the Japanese don’t care for a 360 version, the rest of the world quite obviously does, and indeed initial sales in the West are higher than ever before purely because of that.

    The only way I can imagine an HD remake of FFVII ever not making it to both platforms is if one of the manufacturers bunged Squenix a huge wad of cash. Which would have been conceivable in the past, but these days… not so much so.

    #33 5 years ago
  34. Mauller

    Just release it or don’t. Either way shut up about it already. So tired of this, we are, no we’re not nonsense. I’ll never understand the obsession with this game. I played it, it was fine. I tried to go back and play it, yeah, no. It hasn’t aged well at all and the story or characters just couldn’t hold my attention. Probably why I found Advent Children annoying also.

    #34 5 years ago
  35. theevilaires

    Doesn’t need to be remade. We all know how the damn thing ends so whats the point. Spend millions so a couple of fanboys can jerk off to a better graphical version of Tifa.

    If you are going to remake any FF then do 1 and 2 with new gen graphics and redo the story to stand up to todays standards. I swear these fucking game companies are stupid.

    #35 5 years ago
  36. zoopdeloop

    Off course the rest of the world does care for FFXIII on the 360.Although not as much as SE though they would care.

    Taking account the much larger userbase on 360…the game isn’t selling like “hotcakes”…it has average sales(considering the userbase) while on the other hand it sells much more on the ps3 with a ratio 2:1 until now(excluding Japan) and even if it wasn’t multiplatform the total sales would be pretty much at the same level with a small difference in losses.

    SE went multiplatform solely for the reason that the 360 was the trend back then and Ps3 wasn’t doing so good.But now things are different.Ps3 catches up and both are kind on the same track.

    With a lot of negativity towards FFXIII which has a little of something to do with the limit they had with formats i’m sure SE will reconsider how would they go with the future installments of FF’s
    I would say they better drop the FF franchise this gen if they want to have it multiplatform and “revive” it in the next generation of platforms where i suppose there will be less space limitation.

    #36 5 years ago
  37. theevilaires

    Who cares what console its on. The whole series needs a real reboot….scratch that the whole genre needs a new make over instead of these next gen face lifts.

    I really hope Verses XIII will be something special and take full potential of the PS3 similar to GOW3 or UC2.

    #37 5 years ago
  38. Blerk

    Good grief, I’m agreeing with TEA. :shock:

    Bugger the rehash, total FF reboot required, stat!

    #38 5 years ago

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    With Star Wars Battlefront set for holiday 2015, it’s high time we were told something about the FPS. Today, a slight bit of information was released on the game, along with a piece of concept art. Finally. While we wait until spring for the first look at the game, we’ll have to be sated with […]

  • You can now catch Emboar and Serperior in Pokemon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire

    Two new Pokemon are now available for Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire through the official Pokemon website’s special event. You can pick up the fire, fighting type Pokemon Emboar from January 28 – November 30, per IGN, using the special code POKEMON500. Enter it into the Mystery Gift section from the main game menu to […]

  • Fight demons, save the world in The Awakened Fate Ultimatum this March

    A new set of videos for The Awakened Fate Ultimatum have been released by NIS America, showing off the roguelike RPG coming to PlayStation 3. In the game, player will guide a high school student named Shin Kamikaze as he comes to term with being a god. After having a dream featuring a girl talking […]

  • You can now pick up Heroes of Might & Magic 3 HD Edition on PC, tablets

    Heroes of Might & Magic 3 HD Edition is now available on PC as well as Android and iOS tablets. The fifteen year-old title has been revamped in full HD and includes the seven original campaign scenarios and 48 skirmish maps. Local multiplayer mode, a map editor and a Steam lobby are also included.

  • 50 finalists for Bohemia Interactive’s Make Arma Not War contest announced

    The 50 finalists for Bohemia Interactive’s €500,000 Make Arma Not War contest have been announced, after the firm combed through over 250 entries. Finalists chosen in the single-player category were chosen by Arma 3 players, and the add-on and multipkayer entries were selected by Bohemia Interactive. Winners for the next round will be evaluated by […]

  • Here’s a new batch of gruesome Killing Floor 2 screenshots

    Tripwire Interactive has released a new batch of screenshots for Killing Floor 2. The screens show various weapons as well as a variety of Zeds ready to tear you to shreds. Killing Floor 2 is slated for release this year on PC and PlayStation 4. It will also be made available for SteamOS.

  • Hatred is now available for pre-order, new video released

    Hatred is now available for pre-order through the game’s official website. There are two editions to choose from: Digital version with the official game soundtrack for €16.66; or the Digital version with the game soundtrack and a T-shirt for €36.66. The second edition is limited to 1,485 units. Hatred, which was handed an AO rating […]

  • This The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D TV spot is sort of creepy

    With The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D arriving on the first Friday the 13th of the year, it’s only fitting Nintendo would release a slightly creepy TV spot for it. The game’s concept is rather dark, and while it the commercial isn’t too creeptastic, for as short as it is the message is conveyed […]

  • GTA 5 “documentary” chronicles the life of a Tennis Pro

    Here’s another user created video featuring footage from GTA 5, but this one is a documentary instead of crazy stunts, mayhem and face-plants. Created by Bombastic Gamer Films, the documentary delves into the life of Tennis Pro Andreas Schmovakovic, who is both the “greatest player in the world, and the worst.” It’s rather good honestly. […]

  • World of Tanks Xbox 360 updated with console exclusive Pacific Island map, JapaneseChi-Nu Kai tank

    World of Tanks: Xbox 360 Edition has been updated with a new and exclusive console-only map called “Pacific Island”, which also comes with a Japanese tank. Players will be able to wreck havoc in their very own Japanese Chi-Nu Kai tank, which ca be picked up through the in-game store for Tier 5. It tank […]

  • Here’s the first trailer for OlliOlli 2: Welcome to Olliwood

    Roll 7 has released the first trailer for OlliOlli2: Welcome to Olliwood. Gameplay in the second outing will include ramps, jumps and hills, allowing for plenty of air and split level routes. It comes with a deeper combo system with Manuals, Reverts, Revert Manuals and Grind Switching. The ‘Tricktionary’ has also been updated with new […]

  • Learn all about the single-player mode in this Evolve video

    A video showing off the single-player portion of Evolve has been released by 2K and Turtle Rock. All content in the game can be played in either online multiplayer or offline in single-player. The video below contains two matches of Defend mode played from both the Monster and Hunter perspective. AI obviously takes on the […]

  • Super Smash Bros. Wii U update comes with 15 extra stages

    An update for Super Smash Bros. Wii U has been released, and it comes with 15 new stages for the 8-player mode. The update, version 1.0.2., is 316MB in size and the stages are split with nine normal stages and six Omega stages. Here’s the list: Regular stages Animal Crossing – Smashville Animal Crossing – […]

  • Nintendo US eShop update includes Metroid Prime Trilogy, Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. demo

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with the Metroid Prime Trilogy, Shadow of the Ninja on Virtual Console and a demo for Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. Here’s your update: Metroid Prime: Trilogy – Wii U Rock ’N Racing Off Road – Wii U Frenchy Bird – Wii U Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. – […]

  • Battlefield Hardline open beta takes place next week on all systems

    Details and dates for the Battlefield Hardline open multiplayer beta were announced by EA and Visceral Games today. From February 3-8, the beta will be available to all players worldwide on Origin for PC, PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. You’ll notice that the dates coincide with the Microsoft slip up earlier in […]

  • Transistor, Yakuza 4, Thief headline February PS Plus offerings

    Sony has announced your free PlayStation Plus games for the month of February. Come February 3 in North America and February 4 in Europe, Plus members on both side of the pond will be gifted with the following: Transistor (PS4) Apotheon (PS4) Yakuza 4 (PS3) Thief (PS3) Rogue Legacy (PS Vita|PS4|PS3) Kick & Fennick (PS […]

  • Life is Strange launch trailer and final dev diary released

    With the first episode of Life is Strange releasing tomorrow, Dontnod Entertainment has released the last developer diary for the title as well as the launch trailer. Titled Creating Arcadia Bay, the video provides more information on the licensed soundtrack as well as the voice actors behind Max and Chloe. It also touches upon how […]

  • LEGO Jurassic World and LEGO Marvel’s Avengers out this year

    LEGO Jurassic World and LEGO Marvel’s Avengers have been announced by Warner Bros., the former was outed by Toys R Us and then teased at the end of LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham, if you recall. LEGO Jurassic World encompasses all four Jurassic Park films and will be made available in June for 3DS, PC, […]

  • Pokemon, Super Smash Bros. top Nintendo’s million units sales list for Q3

    Nintendo has posted a list of titles which have sold millions of units as part of its quarter three earnings release. Global unit sales of 3DS titles for the nine months ending December 31, 2014: Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire: 9.35 million (life-to-date, same) Super Smash Bros.: 6.19 million (life-to-date, same) Tomodachi Life: 2.11 […]

  • How to take a screenshot on Xbox One: a lesson in frustration

    Trying to do just one simple thing seems to have 360 steps with Microsoft – why is the Xbox One’s functionality such a car crash? “The Xbox One’s definition of usability is in fact the exact opposite – this is a console designed to make life inconvenient for its players unless they sign up for […]

  • Game of Thrones’ Westeros is being made in Minecraft by 125 people

    WesterosCraft, the project dedicated to creating the entirety of Game of Thrones’ Westros has resurfaced. There are more than a few ambitious Minecraft projects, but hardly any as impressive as WesterosCraft. We first came across it all the way back in January 2013, but it looks much better now. “I would say the world is […]

  • Dying Light exploit gives you unlimited money and items

    Dying Light has been out for just over a day and an infinite money and item exploit is already out there. A simple exploit has been discovered in Dying Light that lets you duplicate weapons, all of which you can sell for profit. Win/ win. YouTuber PowerPyx lays out the steps in the handy video […]

  • Sunset Overdrive concept art is as jovial as the game itself

    Sunset Overdrive is a colourful game which is partly due to its concept art. The concept art featured below is created by Vaughan Ling, one of the concept artsists who worked on Sunset Overdrive. Anyone who’s played the game will immediately recognise the locations, weapons, character designs and general atmosphere of the game through these. […]

  • Get an extended look at the PS4 version of Project CARS

    The PlayStation 4 version of Project CARS has been shown in 1080p 60fps. The video below is captured by racing game enthusiasts Team VVV from a preview build. You can see different racing disciplines being demonstrated here, on different circuits. The game’s impressive visuals get even better when the weather gets worse.

  • Battle Pod is the Star Wars arcade game you’ve waited your whole life for

    Star Wars: Battle Pod is an arcade game that lets you replay the battles of the original trilogy, and features an incredible cockpit. If you’ve never played a game at an arcade before, Star Wars: Battle Pod will definitely be the one to change your mind. It’s an arcade cabinet out of a classic Star […]

  • CoD Exo Zombies: how to unlock the Ride of the Valkyries Easter egg

    To no one’s surprise, Exo Zombies mode in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare has some Easter eggs. The first Exo Zombies Easter egg, of surely many more to come, has been discovered. It’s a musical one that involves Richard Wagner’s Ride of the Valkyries. How you unlock it is not as convoluted as you might […]

  • Dying Light is sub-1080p on Xbox One, full 1080p on PS4 – report

    Early analysis of Dying Light on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One has revealed a few technical details about both ports. Digital Foundry has produced some analysis of both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One ports of Dying Light based on some early testing. Both versions manage a solid 30 frames-per-second, only dipping below that in […]

  • Battlefield 4 Second Assault DLC free to all EA Access members

    EA is offering Battlefield 4′s Second Assault expansion free to anyone with an active EA Access subscription. Anyone with an active subscription to EA Access can download the Second Assault expansion pack for Battlefield 4 starting January 29 and through February 28, free of charge. All you need to do is find it on the […]

  • The Witcher 3 is getting optimised, but no visual downgrade

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is in the final stages of development and developer CD Projekt RED is making sure optimisation work doesn’t impact the game’s visuals. The Witcher 3 art producer, Michal Stec, spoke to Eternity in an interview and was asked whether the team will downgrade the visuals to get better performance. “No. […]

  • Can’t download Dying Light on PS4? Here’s a fix

    If you’ve bought Dying Light on PS4 and you’re having trouble downloading it, you’re not alone. Here’s how to beat the bug. Techland’s Dying Light is stumbling out of the blocks a little this week, with many PS4 users experiencing problems with their full-game downloads. A bug’s to blame. Your console thinks you’ve already installed […]

  • What The Witcher 3 owes to Skyrim – and how it surpasses it

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt owes more than a nod to Bethesda’s Skyrim. I went to see The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, and had a great time. I went in a fan of the books but not very experienced with the first two games. I came out with The Witcher 3 top of my gaming […]

  • Dragon’s Dogma Online has great monsters

    Dragon’s Dogma Online looks pretty rad – an undesirable quality in a game unlikely to come west, from our perspective. The first Dragon’s Dogma trailer was released this afternoon; admire its beauty below. The free to play online RPG was announced for PC, PlayStation 3 and PS4 overnight, but Capcom doesn’t intend to bring it […]

  • Xenoblade Chronicles X map about five times the size of last game’s

    Xenoblade Chronicles X is not a small game. This week’s Famitsu has a feature on Xenoblade Chronicles X giving some details on Monolith Soft’s next RPG and first Wii U game. According to Siliconera‘s translation of reports on the feature, the game’s map is about five times the size of that in Xenoblade Chronicles. The […]

  • Take on Mars expected to hit beta in April

    Take on Mars, the space sim from Bohemia Interactive will soon be reader for wider consumption. According to a new Take on Mars development roadmap, the sim will go into beta at the start of April, with full release expected in June. The project is currently available via Steam early Access, but between now and […]

  • Can you guess the next Mortal Kombat X character reveal from this fatality audio clip?

    Mortal Kombat X will have at least one very liquid-sounding fatality. NetherRealm is revealing Mortal Kombat X’s cats one character at a time, and has promised a new reveal during a community Twitch stream tomorrow. It also provided the following teaser video – it’s audio only, and apparently taken from a fatality sequence. What’s your […]

  • Nintendo Creators Program now recruiting YouTubers – PewDiePie, others weigh-in

    Nintendo has opened a Creators Program designed to ensure creators get a slice of ad revenue from videos featuring Nintendo assets, and some prominent YouTubers aren’t pleased with the company. Update “What Nintendo are missing out on completely is the free exposure and publicity that they get from YouTube,” wrote Felix Kjellberg (PewDiePie) on his […]

  • Xbox Live issues under investigation

    Can’t sign into Xbox Live? Microsoft is on the case. Xbox 360 and Xbox One users report being unable to sign in to Xbox Live. Microsoft is already aware of and working on the problem. “Our team is hard at work right now trying to get this resolved. Thank you for staying patient while we […]

  • Make money from your non-Valve mods with Steam Workshop

    Valve has opened the money-making side of Steam Workshop to third-party titles, giving enterprising modders more ways to make money. Steam now hosts curated Workshops for Dungeon Defenders: Eternity and Chivalry: Medieval Warfare, the first non-Valve games to support the scheme. What that means is that community members can create, vote on and eventually even […]

  • Check out DmC: Devil May Cry’s new manual lock-on

    DmC: Devil may Cry developer Ninja Theory has released a video showing off the new, controversial lock-on mode. The new manual lock-on is causing quite a stir, although its reception is probably better than the white-wigged Dante who makes fans even more upset than the original makeover. “The primary purpose of this video is to […]

  • Dragon Quest Heroes looks pretty fun

    Dragon Quest Heroes is yet another Omega Force take on an existing property – like Hyrule Warriors or the One Piece games. And it looks pretty sweet. We haven’t heard much from Dragon Quest Heroes here in the west because it hasn’t been confirmed for release outside Japan. This isn’t terribly surprising as we still […]

  • Square Enix to reveal new PS4 game this weekend

    Square Enix is doing something pretty mysterious right now. The Final Fantasy publisher is teasing something called Project Code Z. The project, which Square Enix is tweeting about in Japanese, English and German, is due for reveal at Tokaigi 2015 on Saturday. It’s a PS4 game, but that’s all we know. There’s a website you […]

  • Tetris has crowned its first known western Grand Master

    Tetris fans have a new western champion. Tetris is one of those gaming obsessions that goes much deeper than you might expect. For example, did you know that some versions of the game assess your performance and over you the chance to become a “grand master”? Turns out that’s a thing, and according to Polygon […]

  • Ken Levine’s next game teased as “sci-fi-ish” small, open-world RPG

    A series of tweets from BioShock creator Ken Levine has shed a sliver of light upon his next project. According to Levine he and his team are considering something a bit sci-fi and contemplating first-person mode. The team is developing the game for PC with a large in scope, expandable, systems-based narrative where more can […]

  • Become a lynx in new Shelter 2 trailer

    Shelter 2 casts players in the role of a lynx, which makes for quite a different experience to the badger of the first game. The first Shelter game had you evading predators, but in the second, you becomes one yourself. That doesn’t mean there are no dangers to face, of course. Judging by the trailer […]

  • Why King of Fighters 13 isn’t coming back to Evo

    Evo, the premiere western fighting game tournament, has dropped support for a few previously favoured titles. King of Fighters 13 had a loyal following, but isn’t featured in the Evo 2015 line-up. “Many things go into what games makes it to Evo, but the most obvious one is, ‘Is the community playing this game?’” Evo […]

  • An average Evolve match takes less than ten minutes

    Evolve players are pretty quick at hunting each other down. Evolve developer Turtle Rock has released an infographic brimming with statistics garnered from its recent beta test. One of the key takeaways is that all three monsters, and all four classes, are working as intended – their performance in game matches Turtle Rock’s designs. If […]

  • Super Mario Amiibo can be pre-ordered on Nintendo UK, Mario and Peach sold out

    The latest set of Amiibo in the Super Mario series is now available for pre-purchase through the Nintendo UK Store. Each of the following sports a red base and will run you £10.99: Bowser, Luigi, Mario, Peach, Toad and Yoshi. It looks like Peach and Mario are both sold out, though. All six can be […]

  • The Music of League of Legends Vol. 1 free to download now

    League of Legends has excellent music, and now you can have it too. The Music of League of Legends Vol. 1 collects 15 tracks from the MOBA’s history, and is available for free. You can grab the music from iTunes, Google Play or via direct download. Tere’s an example track below to get you in […]

  • Super Bowl 49 update arrives on Madden NFL Mobile

    With Super Bowl 49 occurring this coming Sunday, February 1, EA Sports has updated Madden NFL Mobile with new feature enhancements and Super Bowl-themed Live Events. Updates include: League vs League Tournaments Obstacle Course Super Bowl Bonus Players Tom Brady and Richard Sherman Super Bowl Legends Super Bowl Moments Upgraded Auction House The Super Bowl […]

  • See Super Smash Bros.’ unused custom moves

    Super Smash Bros. was originally intended to have 16 custom moves per character. The final version of Super Smash Bros. only features 12 custom moves per fighter, but Nintendo left animations for some of the cut moves in place. A Youtuber called RED has dug these cut mvoes out of the brawler’s code, and displayed […]

  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt contains 16 hours of sex scene mo-cap data

    Sex is nothing new to the The Witcher games, and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is no exception. In fact, it contains 16 hours of sex scene motion capture data. Giggity. There’s a reason for the bedroom dalliances though, as Geralt is a flesh and blood human, or a modified human at any rate, with […]

  • Here’s the launch trailer for Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy Remastered

    A launch trailer for Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy Remastered has been released after an Amazon listing was revealed for it over the weekend. Key upgrades include: High-definition Graphics — All of the in-game textures have been meticulously recreated in HD for mobile and desktop. Widescreen Support – A true widescreen (not cropped) view strengthens the game’s […]

  • The open beta for Battlefield Hardline will be dated tomorrow

    The exact dates as well as more information on the Battlefield Hardline open beta will be shared tomorrow. This is according to the latest blog post from developer Visceral Games. “We’ll share the exact dates and info on the Battlefield Hardline open beta tomorrow,” wrote Visceral boss Steve Papoutsis. “Stay tuned, thanks again, and keep […]

  • Upcoming Hearthstone patch to apply balance change to Undertaker

    An upcoming Hearthstone patch will apply a balance change to the Undertaker card, Blizzard has announced. After the release of Goblins vs Gnomes, Blizzard said it kept an “eye on the state of game balance” as more matches were played using the additional cards. Released with The Curse of Naxxramas, Undertaker is considered an overly […]

  • February Games with Gold offers up Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons

    The free games on offer in February via Xbox Live Games with Gold have been announced. Xbox Live Gold members on Xbox One can download #IDARB during February. Xbox 360 users can grab Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons from February 1-15, when it will be replaced by Sniper Elite V2 from February 16 -28. […]

  • Kinguin blames unidentified Russian for deactivated Far Cry 4 keys

    Third-party game key seller Kinguin is issuing refunds to those who found their games deactivated through Ubisoft’s Uplay service. Customers which purchased keys for Assassin’s Creed: Unity, Far Cry 4, The Crew and Watch Dogs are affected. Kinguin said 4,600 customer tickets were submitted over the last 72 hours and 35 out of 3,400 of […]

  • Video Unlimited to be re-branded as PlayStation Video starting in February

    Like Music Unlimited, Sony’s Video Unlimited service is being replaced and re-branded PlayStation Video. PlayStation Video will become part of PlayStation Network to streamline digital services for the over 64 million PSN users. PlayStation Video and PlayStation Music will be added to PSN which is already a destination point for the PlayStation Store, PlayStation Plus, […]

  • Spotify arrives on PlayStation Music this spring, Music Unlimited closing

    Spotify will launch on PlayStation Network this spring as part of a new music destination called PlayStation Music. PlayStation Music is a replacement for Music Unlimited, and those with a PSN account can link to Spotify which can be used just for music, or when playing games on PlayStation 4. Existing playlists from current Spotify […]