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Remedy: Wake sequel still not “confirmed”

Wednesday, 23 June 2010 11:43 GMT By Joe Anderson

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Remedy franchise boss Oskari Hakkinen has said the developer still can’t “confirm” an Alan Wake sequel, with Microsoft apparently wanting more DLC episodes for the original first.

Speaking to IGN, Hakkinen said, “Microsoft are throwing the idea around of more episodes, but… we’re a small team.

“We wouldn’t really be able [to create more episodes] — if we were to confirm a sequel at some point, which we’d like to do relatively soon.”

Hakkinen said that although Remedy is confident the first episode will go down well with fans, the studio was just going to wait and “see how the attach rate” goes before anything else is decided.

Remedy, though, seems very keen to get things moving, with Hakkinen saying:

“We’re in a limbo at the moment where neither of us are talking about it. Microsoft have an option for it. That was in the deal a long time ago… and I don’t see why they wouldn’t. We’re happy with the partnership and they’re happy with the game.

“I think it fits in their portfolio quite nicely. I don’t see any reason why we wouldn’t continue with Microsoft and why we wouldn’t renew the IP… We definitely want a sequel, of course.”

Finally, Hakkinen said that if the studio was to start production on a sequel, it would probably only take around 18 months.

“Max Payne 1 took us also five years to make. Max Payne 2 took us 18 months. I think we’d be looking at something of a similar cycle.”

Episode 1 of the new DLC for Alan Wake, named The Signal, will be released on July 27 for 560 MS points or for free if you bought the game at release. Episode 2 currently has no date.

Thanks, mathare92.

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59 Comments

  1. Erthazus

    i’m sure this time it’s going to be multiplatform (PC, 360) because it sold not much.

    I’m really surprised why it did bad in Europe. Europe are fans of atmosphere games. Especially from the creators of Max Payne.

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Patrick Garratt

    That doesn’t sound very promising, to be honest.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. mington

    i played with Alan for the first time last night, the game looks amazing

    poor old rusty

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Razor

    I doubt it would be multi…MS will surely own the IP. Have we actually got any concrete numbers for Alan Wake yet?

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Dralen

    *sigh* I wish Remedy were making Max Payne 3. I just know that Max Payne 3 won’t be as dark and gritty as the previous games, story probably won’t be as good either.

    #5 5 years ago
  6. AHA-Lambda

    Actually that isnt reassuring at all =/

    i expect remedy to say something more definitive than that. And you can bet MS had quite high hopes for this after all that weren’t met.

    Also I thought it was overrated aswell >_>

    #6 5 years ago
  7. Erthazus

    @5 Rockstar is making it. I think it will be awesome.

    #7 5 years ago
  8. mington

    I don’t think they advertised it enough, it should’ve had tv commercials showing off the graphics and some of the intense action, might’ve shifted a few more copies

    #8 5 years ago
  9. Dralen

    @7 hmmm maybe…we’ll see.

    #9 5 years ago
  10. freedoms_stain

    From friends whose taste is fairly compatible with my own I’ve got the impression that AW is pretty mediocre.

    Shame given how impressive it looked when it was 1st revealed (PC exclusive).

    #10 5 years ago
  11. Erthazus

    @10 Yeaaah, at that time game looked like Crysis, but now, yeah… Kinda mediocre, but they are small team.

    #11 5 years ago
  12. Blerk

    I just started playing this last night too! :-)

    I think maybe Microsoft got the marketing all wrong for this one, it just didn’t seem to have the oomph behind it that a lot of their self-published games do. The same thing seems to be happening with Crackdown 2 as well, which is kind of concerning – it’s like there’s a two-tier level of support for their own games. Which is just plain weird.

    #12 5 years ago
  13. Gekidami

    If MS dont expect a game to do well, they dont sink money into advertising it. Simple as.

    #13 5 years ago
  14. JonFE

    I, for one, enjoyed the game enough to wish for a sequel! Far from mediocre, if you ask me…

    #14 5 years ago
  15. NGCes26294BIV

    Did people really expect this to sell well? Really?

    Stephen King-alike with flashlights instead of guns does not sound like a winner to me.

    #15 5 years ago
  16. Gekidami

    Wrong crowd to, the 360 isnt about SP only games. I think Alan Wake is like the second first party game on 360 to have no MP in the 5 years the platforms been on sale.

    #16 5 years ago
  17. mathare92

    According to VGChartz(http://www.vgchartz.com/game.php?id=13817) since release, it’s sold 472,431 copies worldwide and 181,846 in Europe.

    #17 5 years ago
  18. AHA-Lambda

    OUCH!! i know vgchartz is not always the best indicator for sales but MAN!

    #18 5 years ago
  19. Erthazus

    @15 Heavy Rain for it’s niche genre sold fantastic.

    But Alan Wake was a shooter and had 1st party support.

    “181,846 in Europe.”

    thats really bad, i don’t understand how it sold 180K really.

    #19 5 years ago
  20. OlderGamer

    I think its marketing was underwhelming.

    I had little interest to play the game. But when I recieved my Pal Alan Wake set up, I gave it a go. I was extremly impressed. It was on the short side, but was a great ride.

    After watching me play, both my teens are playing it too. I just think someone droped the ball when it came to pushing the game.

    EDIT:

    Sorry Blerk, you said basicly the samething. Didn’t mean to copy you. Next I wait till I have my caffine, before I post :)

    #20 5 years ago
  21. NGCes26294BIV

    @19

    “i don’t understand how it sold 180K really.”

    Like I said, Stephen King eith flashlights. Not a recipe for success.

    #21 5 years ago
  22. itsucks

    @1: STFU, the NPDs results aren’ even out, dumbfucks. SHitcharz numbers, lol.

    #22 5 years ago
  23. AHA-Lambda

    to be fair marketing this wouldn’t have been easy in my eyes anyway.

    calling it a “psychological action thriller” all the time on the box, trailers etc did not help. Its deliberately obtuse for what is just an action game with some supernatural elements.

    #23 5 years ago
  24. Blerk

    I believe ‘Stephen King’ is kind of popular. Why couldn’t such a game be a success if done and marketed correctly?

    #24 5 years ago
  25. DaMan

    @Erthazus
    “Heavy Rain for it’s niche genre sold fantastic.

    But Alan Wake was a shooter and had 1st party support.”

    ’1st party support’ ? HR was published and heavily marketed by Sony as well, wasn’t it.

    #25 5 years ago
  26. NGCes26294BIV

    “I believe ‘Stephen King’ is kind of popular.”

    So are a lot of people – Clive Barker, George Romero, etc, but their games were flops too, right?

    #26 5 years ago
  27. CrashKeks

    „Ozz“ Häkkinen talk about that in a video interview with a german Website too.
    http://www.derwesten.de/leben/games/Alan-Wake-in-der-Vorschau-id2661604.html
    answers are in english.

    #27 5 years ago
  28. Blerk

    Clive Barker and George Romero’s games were shit, though.

    #28 5 years ago
  29. JonFE

    Undying was not shit!!! It had its moments…

    #29 5 years ago
  30. Blerk

    :-)

    #30 5 years ago
  31. DaMan

    Undying was good.

    #31 5 years ago
  32. AHA-Lambda

    undying has not aged well ;(

    #32 5 years ago
  33. NiceFellow

    Alan Wake should have been 360/PS3/PC multiplatform, focused on gameplay and not trying to be some ‘next big thing’ of graphics and it would have sold well enough with that base.

    On 360 only it seemed doomed to mediocre sales at best, simply too niche for the platform no matter how much it was pushed (which wasn’t very much in the end).

    #33 5 years ago
  34. DaMan

    does anybody know the overall figures for it?

    #34 5 years ago
  35. Blerk

    The US figures are delayed because of the NPDs buggering about this month.

    UK figures are never forthcoming, but it reached number 2 in the all formats chart on release and is still in the charts six weeks later so it can’t be doing that badly over here. Europe could be another matter altogether, of course.

    #35 5 years ago
  36. DaMan

    The US figures are delayed because of the NPDs buggering about this month.

    ah, right I forgot about that!

    #36 5 years ago
  37. The Hindle

    Its always a testament if a game has sold well if people on your friends list has bought it, only 2 guys have played this on my list. I wouldnt expect a sequel imo

    #37 5 years ago
  38. AHA-Lambda

    @33 – when you put it that way and knowing the ps3 audience vs 360 audience I think it would be fair to say this game would have done better as a ps3 exclusive rather than 360 exclusive.

    #38 5 years ago
  39. DaMan

    Hindle, are you serious :) ??

    #39 5 years ago
  40. The Hindle

    It doesnt help the game is pretty poor as well my opinion obviously, Alan wake narrates everthing he sees and its so fucking annoying. The gameplay is pretty much shine light then shoot rinse and repeat etc.

    #40 5 years ago
  41. The Hindle

    @Daman i am yea why?

    #41 5 years ago
  42. Blerk

    I’m still not entirely sure why they ditched the PC version.

    Incidentally, at least a quarter of my friends list have played it in the last few weeks, so it might say more about your friends than the game itself, Hindle. :-D

    I do wonder whether it suffered from launching too close to Red Dead, though – pretty much all of the games that launched around the same time have underperformed. Blur and Split/Second, for instance.

    #42 5 years ago
  43. The Hindle

    How many friends do you have though, games like Modern warfare or Halo or Gears most of my friends list have played those games and they have sold well its not a reliable way to judge a games sales but it gives a rough estimate.

    #43 5 years ago
  44. DaMan

    .. well you have to have a crapload of Xbox friends for one, and even so that’s no way of judging the sales.

    even a poll on Gamefaqs is better.

    #44 5 years ago
  45. Blerk

    78, I think. I fully agree that’s it’s not a reliable way to test, though – it says more about the types of people you hang around with rather than actual sales.

    Although I’d say that at least three quarters (if not more) of my friends were playing Red Dead in week one, so maybe there’s something in it after all? :-)

    #45 5 years ago
  46. The Hindle

    When Alan Wake came out no one on my list was playing it and for a AAA new Microsoft exclusive i found that suprising.

    Obviously Microsoft have not given out sales data and thats unsual for them as say for Halo or Gears they tell you within a few days how well its doing. Its a rough way like i said but it shows if a game is popular or not.

    #46 5 years ago
  47. The Hindle

    I dont mean it gives sales data i mean it shows if a game is popular or not, should have worded it better :D

    #47 5 years ago
  48. JonFE

    Blerk, there are two possible reasons for ditching the PC version in my mind, both of them not painting a great picture for MS.

    1. They wanted all interested customers to get the x360 version -even purchase the console if necessary- to get another x360 big hit in their arsenal. Not to mention that potential DLC sales have been more or less established in the console land but not so much in PC land.

    2. The PC version was technically much better than the x360 one, in terms of screen resolution and anti-aliasing for instance, making the x360 version look poor in comparison.

    All in all, it will be a crying shame if they ditch the sequel.

    #48 5 years ago
  49. DaMan

    it doesn’t, it says more about your friends like Blerk said, lulz.

    and I bet almost every single 360 owner played at least one Halo game on his Xbox, the examples you used were too trivial and obvious.

    #49 5 years ago
  50. Blerk

    It seems weird to cancel it completely though, JonFE. Why not just say ‘it’ll be out later, we’re concentrating on the Xbox version’? And if the PC version wasn’t technically better then there was something very, very wrong, so surely it’d be no surprise to anyone if the PC version turned out looking better?

    Reason 1 rings more true for me, but if that’s what they did then it absolutely didn’t work for them – look at the bile that was generated from the PC community as a result of the announcement. I’m guessing round about none of those guys actually went out and got the 360 version after that.

    Reason 3 would be, of course, that it flat out wasn’t anywhere near done because they’d been putting all the effort into the 360 version at Microsoft’s behest. But if that was true, what was to stop them doing a ‘quick and dirty’ port of the 360 version to the PC right afterwards?

    So many things about Alan Wake’s final stages of development make no sense at all. I hope one day we get the full story.

    #50 5 years ago
  51. The Hindle

    Well my friends are all into the kind of games like Alan wake, they play Silent hill or Resi and no one bought it. If everyone on your list has played a game it shows its popular if they dont then they rather have not heard of it. Take note when a game comes out how many people buy it.

    #51 5 years ago
  52. DaMan

    well, then if you have like 100+ friends, that are into a certain kind of games, and noone played it then it ‘s somewhat telling. but still it’s no way of judging. it might be popular in certain regions, where you don’t have (many) friends.

    #52 5 years ago
  53. The Hindle

    Thats why i said rough estimate its better then nothing though. I am intrigued as to why Microsoft have not updated Alan wakes sales.

    #53 5 years ago
  54. DaMan

    it’s very rough though. I don’t see much point in something like that tbh.

    anyway, I also think piracy might be an issue with a game like AW, more so in Europe. many people who are into that type of gameplay mod their 360s, it really can’t be compared to ie online titles.

    #54 5 years ago
  55. Blerk

    That’s another very sweeping assumption, DaMan.

    #55 5 years ago
  56. AHA-Lambda

    @40 – i agree, the game has moments of brilliance but its ultimately quite shallow gameplay wise.

    And that ending, that ****ing ending?!? FFFFFUUUUUU-

    That ending actually could have worked if it weren’t for the fact it clearly sets up for a sequel, it makes me think AW would have been better as a standalone entity. That piss stain of an ending makes god of war 3′s look god like in terms of closure in comparison.

    #56 5 years ago
  57. DaMan

    Blerk, yeah.

    but I think it did make an impact on such a niche single player game.

    #57 5 years ago
  58. The Hindle

    It so wanted to be a tv show or a film, thats all very well so long as you have the gameplay to back it up. AW didnt.

    #58 5 years ago
  59. Gadzooks!

    I really hope AW gets a sequel as it’s easily the most atmospheric game I’ve played. Ever.

    It’s also one of the best looking games this gen, which is an added bonus.

    #59 5 years ago

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    China will open its borders to video game consoles. Last year, the Chinese government allowed a trial of video game console sales in Shanghai, ending a 14 year ban. Bloomberg reports the trial went well enough that China has elected to allow the business nation-wide. Platform holders still have to wait on local governments, who […]

  • 3DS life to date sales top 50 million, Wii U at 9.2 million

    Nintendo has released update hardware life to date sales figures. According to figures released in Nintendo’s latest financial briefing, the 3DS has sold over 50 million units, and spawned 215 million software sales. The poor old Wii U is still languishing at under 10 million hardware sales, with 52 million software sales to its name. […]

  • Destiny heavy ammo bug to be fixed, probably won’t break everything else

    Praise the Sunbro, Bungie is finally going to fix the heavy ammo bug in Destiny. If Destiny has one bug that has gone too long unresolved, it’s the heavy ammo issue. For quite a while now Guardians wearing armour that increased heavy ammo capacity have found their supply emptied whenever they respawn, return to orbit […]

  • MLB 15 The Show continues year-to-year saves, has real time sun and shadows

    MLB 15 The Show is going to be oodles better than last year’s effort, judging by a list of planned improvements. SCE San Diego has released a list of features and improvements coming to MLB 15 The Show. For those keen on the franchise the news that year-to-year saves are making a return is an […]

  • Nintendo outlines 3DS and Wii U release dates for the upcoming year

    Nintendo has published a list of release dates for upcoming 3DS and Wii U games. There aren’t a great many surprises on offer, unfortunately, but if you’rew wondering what’s next for your faithful 3DS and Wii U, you can now consider yourself fully informed. It’s worth noting that these dates are subject to change, and […]

  • Majora’s Mask Hyrule Warriors DLC is just too, too cute

    Majora’s Mask might be the creepiest Zelda but its Hyrule Warriors incarnation is so adorable I don’t know whether to eat it or tuck it up in a little blankey. The Majora’s Mask DLC hits Hyrule Warriors is due on February 5, and includes a version of young Link so sweet that I need a […]

  • Fahrenheit remaster doesn’t play nicely with unusual Steam names, apparently

    Fahrenheit will reportedly not work for you if you have special characters in your Steam name. Fahrenheit, or Indigo Prophecy as it is sometimes known, has been re-released on iOS, Linux, Mac and PC thanks to Aspyr Media. It’s not much of an upgrade, but it is pretty cheap and a great way to experience […]

  • Bloodborne PS4 bundle pops up on Amazon Spain

    Bloodborne should definitely get its own PS4 bundle. It just makes sense. A Bloodborne PS4 bundle has popped up online, although there’s been no official announcement form Sony. Amazon Spain listed the pack, which includes a 500GB console and goes for €440. In other words it’s very similar to existing game bundles and doesn’t include […]

  • Ermac joins Mortal Kombat X cast

    Mortal Kombat X will see the return of the red-clad ninja with origins in myth and glitches. Today’s Mortal Kombat X Twitch stream made good on NetherRealm’s promise of a new roster reveal. As a few of you guessed from the teasers, the latest character to be announced is Ermac, another of the ninjas. Like […]

  • Badland: Game of the Year Edition coming this spring to multiple platforms

    Frogmind Games has announced it will be bringing its action-adventure game Badland to multiple platforms this spring with Badland: Game of the Year Edition. Initially released in 2013 on tablets, the game is a mix of physics-based gameplay with varying level designs and power-up featuring cloning, growing and slowing down time. Badland is set in […]

  • Star Wars Battlefront concept art shows Endor, map details teased

    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 […]