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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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    Sony has finalised the core hardware for its VR headset Project Morpheus, and does not currently plan on releasing a wireless version. SCE Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida spoke to Gamespot at GDC and confirmed that the core hardware of Morpheus is “pretty much done” but that “lots of tweaks and improvements” are still being […]

  • Watch the full Phil Spencer keynote from GDC 2015

    The full GDC 2015 keynote of Xbox boss Phil Spencer is now available to watch. In case you missed last nights’s Phil Spencer keynote at GDC 2015, the whole thing has been made available to watch on YouTube. The address is titled “The Future of Gaming Across the Microsoft Ecosytem,” and it’s where Spencer announced […]

  • Elite: Dangerous won’t be “dumbed down” for Xbox One

    The Xbox One version of Elite: Dangerous will in fact be the same as the PC one. Elite: Dangerous developer Frontier came out on stage last night at GDC to announce the game making its console debut on Xbox One. Some have feared that the port would not provide the same experience as the PC […]

  • Virtual reality: by gum, it’s really happening

    Virtual reality has exited the realm of peripheral gimmick and turned into something that just might go mainstream. VR has an uphill battle ahead of it. The tech is going to be expensive, and there are a number of problems that need to be solved before it could be considered an inclusive technology (motion sickness, […]

  • Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor takes Game of the Year at GDC Awards 2015

    And the winner is: Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor. Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor beat out Alien: Isolation, Bayonetta 2, Destiny, and Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft to win Game of the Year at the Game Developer’s Choice Awards 2015. Elsewhere in the awards, Ustwo’s mobile hit Monument Valley was a stand-out favourite, with wins in the Innovation, […]

  • Alien: Isolation was prototyped in third-person – video

    Alien: Isolation is one of the most effectively scary triple-A games in years, but it didn’t start off a perfect creation of pure terror. Creative Assembly prototyped Alien: Isolation in third-person perspective before they nailed down the final approach. The developer revealed this during a GDC 2015 presentation, and it’s a good reminder that games […]

  • Madden 15 added to EA Vault

    Madden 15 is now included in EA’s all-you-can-eat subscriber service. Madden 15 is the ninth game to be added to the EA Vault, a stash of games available on demand for EA Access subscribers. It's still Madden Season for EA Access members – Madden NFL 15 is now in The Vault for all members. Go […]

  • Source Engine 2 doesn’t have hidden costs or royalties – but is Steam exclusive

    Three major engines went free at GDC 2015, and each of them is monetising in a different way. There’s been a heck of a lot of discussion about development tools and the costs associated with them during GDC 2015. First Epic announced that Unreal Engine 4 would be free, bar royalities on successful releases. Then […]

  • Final Fantasy creator hates sequels

    Final Fantasy, a byword in prolific franchises, was created by a man who hates sequel. Final Fantasy games are famous for being reinvented with each core release, and it was not until series creator Hironobu Sakaguchi began to withdraw from the franchise after Final Fantasy 9 that we started seeing regular sequels and spin-offs. Speaking […]

  • Guardian complaints led to the closure of Destiny’s Loot Cave

    Destiny players are to blame for the shuttering of the much loved Loot Cave. Early in Destiny‘s history, many players got hugely excited about the “Loot Cave”. Accessible shortly after starting the game for the first time, this high-volume spawn point allowed players to stand in one place, taking out waves and waves of low-level […]

  • Xbox and PC games boss Phil Harrison to leave Microsoft – rumour

    Microsoft Interactive Entertainment Business VP and EMEA head of games Phil Harrison is rumoured to have thrown in the towel. Microsoft has not issued a statement on Harrison’s alleged departure, despite repeated questioning by press at GDC 2015. Instead, word comes via multiple sources speaking to GamesIndustry at the show. According to the rumours, Harrison […]

  • Metal Gear Online commentated trailer explains stuffed dog – but not invisibility

    Metal Gear Online developer Kojima Productions has provided significantly more insight into how the multiplayer side of The Phantom Pain works. Metal Gear Online is the online multiplayer component of Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain. Konami hasn’t shared a great deal about it yet, but we did see a very cool Metal Gear […]

  • Elite: Dangerous Xbox One trailer shows off space MMO

    If Elite: Dangerous looks this good on Xbox One we have nothing to complain about. Microsoft revealed Elite: Dangerous is coming to Xbox One this year during its GDC presentations today. We don’t know very much about the port, but I suppose we ought to have expected it; Frontier Developments has a very close relationship […]

  • Battletoads to appear in Shovel Knight Xbox One

    A Battletoads remake must be on the horizon. Right? Right?? The Battletoads will appear in the upcoming Xbox One version of Shovel Knight, Yacht Club Games revealed today. The Battletoads drop in for a fight! Shovel Knight is headed to Xbox One and meets up with @RareLtd brawling trio! pic.twitter.com/OCQIuWbH3W — Yacht Club Games (@YachtClubGames) […]

  • The Division pre-alpha footage leaks, Ubisoft says it’s well out of date

    The Division fans finally got a look at Ubisoft’s MMO this week, but the publisher has said the footage is not in any way representative. Pre-alpha footage of the The Division was leaked this week, but has since been thoroughly smacked down by takedown notices. All that remains are a few screenshots and a GIF: […]

  • Microsoft HoloLens designer killed in hit and run accident

    Very sad news out of Redmond this week, as Mike Ey was killed in a tragic accident. Ey, 30, was one of the key project designers on Microsoft’s HoloLens AR headset. He was killed on Saturday morning in a rear-end collision. The driver of the second vehicle fled the scene but was tracked down by […]

  • AMD throws support behind VR with new low-latency anti-nausea tech

    GPU manufacturer AMD has released a new SDK compatible with “a broad set of VR devices”. Called LiquidVR, the tech is designed to “bring better content, comfort, and compatibility to VR applications” including games, simulation, entertainment, education, social media, travel, medicine, real estate and ecommerce, apparently. AMD said maintaining comfort and realism in VR environments […]

  • Danganronpa 3 in the works, but a long way off yet

    A new Danganronpa is happening. Danganronpa 3 is in the very, very early production stages, writer Kodaka Kazutaka has confirmed. Nothing about the project is “set in stone”, Kazutaka told Polygon, so there are no details to share yet; the characters and story may change several times before being finalised. The writer said he’s weighing […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare MLG Pro League 2015 schedule announced

    Major League Gaming has announced the full schedule for the 2015 Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare MLG Pro League. The eSpots firm revealed two more seasons of Pro League, a live Relegation tournament for Season Three, and a season ending World Championship with $250,000 up for grabs You can watch all the action on MLG.tv […]

  • Happy Birthday PlayStation 2, you are almost old enough to drive

    Amidst all the GDC 2015 hoopla today, we forgot to wish PlayStation 2 a Happy Birthday. The system turned 15 years old today, going by its March 4, 2000 launch date in Japan. It was released in the west that autumn, and had shipped 100 million units in less than six years post launch. PS2 […]

  • Here’s what the final version of Valve’s Steam Controller looks like

    A look at the updated Steam Controller has surfaced via a hands-on post from Polygon. Valve said what you see in the images below is the final version of the controller. The controller has gone through numerous revisions since it was first revealed, but it seems Valve has decided on two touch pads which work […]

  • The Sims, SimCity developer closed down

    The Sims 4 developer Maxis has been shuttered, EA has confirmed. The Sims, SimCity and the rest of the Sim franchise has traditionally been helmed by Maxis, which had its flagship studio in Emeryville, California. Now EA has confirmed with Kotaku that this studio is being closed. “Today we are consolidating Maxis IP development to […]

  • Gigantic MOBA coming to Windows 10 and Xbox One with cross-play

    Today during GDC 2015, Microsoft announced that the new IP from Motiga called Gigantic will be cross-play enabled. Slated for Windows 10 and Xbox One, the five-on-five third-person battle arena game allows the player to select from an array of heroes with distinctive powers and play styles. Players will then make their way through areas […]

  • Here’s a look at Unreal Tournament DirectX 12 gameplay

    Epic Games is creating Unreal Tournament using Unreal Engine 4 running on DirectX 12, which Microsoft says “sets a new bar for visual fidelity.” DirectX 12 is a single API developers can access across Windows devices, which can result in a 20% improvement in performance over DX11 running on the same machine. The Unreal Tournament […]

  • Wireless adapter for Xbox One controllers out later this year

    Microsoft announced at GDC 2015 today it will that all wireless Xbox gaming accessories will be designed for and supported on both Xbox One consoles and Windows 10 PCs moving forward. Later this year, a wireless adapter will be released, allowing current Xbox controllers and future devices to be used wirelessly on PCs. This will […]

  • Microsoft offers up more details on Spencer’s GDC 2015 talk

    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 […]