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BioWare: Development on PC “less restrictive” than consoles

Thursday, 24 June 2010 19:25 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

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BioWare believes developing games on PC is “less restrictive” than consoles, and according to Daniel Erickson, it will remain the firm’s “lead” development platform.

Speaking with CVG during E3, SWTOR’s writing director said PC was “made for gaming” due to a less restrictive interface.

“Every two or three years we hear the announcement of fantasy being dead, PC gaming being dead and RPGs being dead,” he said. “And yet, all of the biggest games that ever come out – that set the records – are nearly always PC games, and a lot of them are fantasy games.

“The biggest game in the world is a fantasy, PC, RPG MMO. We all know the drawbacks of PC. We all scream at our boxes and try to make stuff work. But at the same time, the interface is made for games. The mouse/keyboard interface allows so much less restriction [than console].

“There was not a question when we started Old Republic – or any of our games, for that matter – [what the lead format would be]. There’s a reason the lead SKU for Dragon age was [PC] as well.

“When we’re developing an RPG, it’s a natural place to be.”

BioWare’s latest venture, Star Wars: The Old Republic, is slated for a PC-only release next spring, and you can find out more on it through our two-part E3 interview with Erickson here and here.

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30 Comments

  1. Hunam

    Lead platform? For Dragon Age and SWTOR maybe, but KOTOR/JE/ME are all dyed in the wool console games. I kinda worry Dragon Age 2 will be a console led game too.

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Erthazus

    “When we’re developing an RPG, it’s a natural place to be.”

    Maybe i don’t like Mass Effect because it was a casual RPG game for consoles, but i’m sure that i love Bioware for their past games and Dragon Age.

    Keep up the good work guys.

    “I kinda worry Dragon Age 2 will be a console led game too.”

    It’s not going to happen never. It sold very well on PC + Steam and have AMAZING and the biggest fanbase on PC then on two consoles combined.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Phoenixblight

    @1

    And what if it is so what? Bioware has made the interfaces to fit each console and PC.

    @2

    Umm the console sold 3 million of DAO can’t exactly get the numbers for the PC. Which is fantistical for a NEW IP.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Erthazus

    @3 I saw Ps3 version that people said that is better. Interface compared to PC is bad. It’s not comfortable interface.
    You can’t manage interface in your screen or make it better for you.
    While on PC version it’s standard Bioware oldschool RPG interface that i can manage for myself, make how i want it. Bigger, smaller and e.t.c. with options and other stuff.

    “Umm the console sold 3 million of DAO can’t exactly get the numbers for the PC. Which is fantistical for a NEW IP.”

    3 million? Really? Xbox 360 version sold for 1.6 million copies. Ps3 version sold for 860000 copies. 2 Consoles combined not even close to 3 million.

    PC version sold more then 1 million copies (Only retail) not to mention about STEAM sales (Probably 2 million easy), the most important part of sales. + there was also a lot of Bioware games with prizes for PC version. There is the biggest Bioware fanbase…

    Oh and i won’t even mention on how much people downloaded the game and played on PC. Yeah, it sad… But fanbase speaks for itself.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. DeSpiritusBellum

    Hunam speaks the truth.

    However, if SWTOR becomes even half of a success (by WoW standards) Bioware should be sitting pretty enough to do some serious PC development. The Blizzard model, if you will.

    I think they have a real shot at that.

    #5 5 years ago
  6. Erthazus

    “I think they have a real shot at that.”

    With Old Republic? Not in a bit. As the hardcore MMORPG player i’m not excited about it at all and almost no one that i know. My guild is only looking forward for the Guild Wars 2, Warhammer 40K Online and next Blizzard announcement.

    Bioware completely don’t understand the MMORPG formula and what makes Blizzard MMORPG games so special and at the same time they are trying to rip off everything from it.

    It’s not even in the TOP 10 most anticipated MMORPG games this gen on PC according to MMORPG.com
    Not to mention that it has only 4th place in the upcoming MMORPG’s of next year.

    #6 5 years ago
  7. ybfelix

    So, half of the sales is on console despite fundamentally unfit for it, that’s pretty impossible to ignore now..

    (I tried console version of DAO at friend’s, indeed it’s simply cumbersome,dare I say awful to control)

    #7 5 years ago
  8. DeSpiritusBellum

    @6 Sorry, I forgot about your crystal ball there for a second.

    If you and your friends aren’t buying it, it’s clearly doomed.

    #8 5 years ago
  9. Phoenixblight

    @4

    “Dragon Age has shipped 2.8 million units worldwide across the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC through the end of the quarter. [UPDATE] In a subsequent announcement, EA said Dragon Age: Origins shipments have now topped 3.2 million.”

    http://www.gamespot.com/news/6249940.html

    Not sure where you are pulling your numbers from because there is no way to check PC sells especially through things like Steam or D2D. But if you numbers are true do the math:

    1600000 + 860000 = 2.46 mil that leaves 800k for the PC. Your math fails.

    #9 5 years ago
  10. loki

    Facepalm

    Bla Bla Bla Bla Bla Bla Bla Bla
    And why you don’t make Dragon Age or MS only for PC? Oh no because, PC only it is fail only (except MMO and Sims). Say thanks to Xbox and PS3 users who bring you money and food on your tables. And don’t kiss PC gamers asses, who download games from torrent. Ungrateful bastards!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    #10 5 years ago
  11. Erthazus

    @8
    It’s doomed? Of course not. But it’s going to be the same thing like with Warhammer Online.
    Everybody thought that it will be a World Of Warcraft killer. Now, the situation is even worse.

    Same will be with the Old Republic. It’s not a surprise. I saw 30-40 MMORPG games that wanted to be like WOW or just killers, but they all ended in the end for Free, closed, item shop stuff :D

    @9 “1600000 + 860000 = 2.46 mil that leaves 800k for the PC. Your math fails.”

    It’s your math fails because it has nothing to do with the PC. 1.6 and 860K are only consoles. ONLY. Where did you find 800K? Numbers that i said are from VGchartz. Yes, they are not absolutely official but based by NPD numbers and e.t.c.

    #11 5 years ago
  12. Phoenixblight

    @11

    Read my source from Gamespot which pulled from EA’s quarterly.

    1.6+860k = 2.46M then you subtract 2.46 from 3.2mil (What EA said has sold of DAO across all platforms) what do you get? Around 800k which you would assume is PC because we already used your PS3 and 360 numbers.

    #12 5 years ago
  13. Erthazus

    “Read my source from Gamespot which pulled from EA’s quarterly”

    Can you read it for yourself?

    EA SHIPS, don’t SELL 3.2 million copies on FEBRUARY! ON F E B R U A R Y.
    you know mate, it’s June now and on Steam it’s still on Top Sellers.
    VGChartz numbers show only console sales and have nothing to do with the PC sales.

    #13 5 years ago
  14. Phoenixblight

    Thats what I have been saying and you are pulling the PC numbers out of your ass.

    #14 5 years ago
  15. DeSpiritusBellum

    @11 I don’t remember anyone referring to Warhammer as superior, in any way. Mythic barely seemed to know what they wanted with the game themselves.

    Basically every subscriber you get is gonna come from an already popular MMO, so if you’re gonna stand a chance, you’re gonna need a better offering.

    So far, the buzz is looking promising.

    You’d be a fool to expect to challenge a 7 year old gaming institution like WoW in your first year of release, though. What they want is a respectable piece of the pie.

    #15 5 years ago
  16. Erthazus

    “I don’t remember anyone referring to Warhammer as superior, in any way. Mythic barely seemed to know what they wanted with the game themselves.”

    Because you are not a MMORPG gamer. Who are in MMORPG and played at that time WOW or is registered in MMORPG.com. Everybody said that it will be a World Of warcraft killer.
    I remember it had 3rd place on most anticipated MMORPG games of the year, but after the release date and since it’s on 14th place and Star Wars now is only on 11th place. People not even hyped for it.

    “You’d be a fool to expect to challenge a 7 year old gaming institution like WoW in your first year of release, though. What they want is a respectable piece of the pie.”

    and they won’t even have 3/11 piece of WOW’s pie. No guts.
    Because game for a MMORPG in my perspective and many serious MMORPG gamers looks like any other MMORPG game with exception that it is Star Wars.

    For me, it looks like a Star Wars fan service then a MMORPG game. IMHO.

    #16 5 years ago
  17. DeSpiritusBellum

    @16 Nice try, but actually I played WoW since the late beta and helped build the top raiding guild on my server, playing until Sunwell.

    Like I said, I don’t recall anyone being up in arms about it. People were mostly just confused about whether it would be a PVP oriented game, which is no surprise, since Mythic barely seemed to know what their own focus was.

    You quote a lot of pseudo-facts pulled off the internet, but it doesn’t reflect the tentative previews, reviews or general mood at the time. I followed it through early development, and I would’ve bought a Warhammer MMO that seemed halfway decent, but I chose not to based on what I saw and read.

    #17 5 years ago
  18. Phoenixblight

    @16

    “Star Wars now is only on 11th place. People not even hyped for it.”

    Thats probably because no one cares for that site and its not planed on release til Spring 2011, there are other games on their mind right now.

    Again just making wild claims based on your small group of friends is a bit moronic because on that token, I can say the people that I know that play WoW and have played various other MMOs are very much looking forward to ToR.

    #18 5 years ago
  19. Erthazus

    “Thats probably because no one cares for that site ”

    Because your head is full of shit. http://www.mmorpg.com have the biggest MMORPG fanbase. There is no site that have the community of that level. You need other sites? It’s the same.

    “its not planed on release til Spring 2011, there are other games on their mind right now.”

    and because you are an idiot. Guild Wars 2 and Secret World don’t even have a PLANED release date and they are on the first and third places for example.

    Guild Wars 2
    FF 14
    Secret World

    Are 3 most anticipated MMORPG games for now. Soon Warhammer 40K will take Secret World crown.

    I’m looking forward for Guild Wars 2. It’s going to be amazing.

    “Again just making wild claims based on your small group of friends is a bit moronic because on that token, I can say the people that I know that play WoW and have played various other MMOs are very much looking forward to ToR.

    It’s not based on small group of people. It’s based on guild that have more then 100 people.
    But it’s not important. The most important part that MMORPG community don’t even care. Go look at other sites, you need another links of less popular MMORPG sites? MMORPG players really don’t care.

    you are not MMORPG player, if you think it is awesome, you never played MMORPG games before. Old Republic is just old formula to be excited.

    Over all Old Republic takes 4th place on Top games in development and 11 place overall from all games.

    #19 5 years ago
  20. Phoenixblight

    Oh God You are just as bad as TEA. I am not a MMORPG player because I look forward to this game. Arguing with you just as bad as any fanboy, you pull numbers out of your ass and deny any real facts.

    When WoW first started the fanbase of Evercrack said the exact same thing you are saying about ToR. Look at whats happened. You just constantly go to every topic about ToR and say this will fail, maybe, maybe not we won’t know til a year after release. Stop Trolling!

    #20 5 years ago
  21. Erthazus

    “you pull numbers out of your ass and deny any real facts. ”

    Go to mmorpg.com. Not enough numbers and facts? If not enough then it’s your problems.
    Facts are here at http://www.MMORPG.com the biggest MMO base site.

    “When WoW first started the fanbase of Evercrack said the exact same thing you are saying about ToR”

    Absolutely NOT. I was one of the first one who preordered it first day available and there was already one million preorders. Game looked incredible.
    It was innovative, it sounded incredible and most of all it was made on the Warcraft universe. Warcraft universe was designed to be MMO and fans wanted it from the start.

    “You just constantly go to every topic about ToR and say this will fail”

    Not true. I’m not saying that it will FAIL, it simply won’t do good for EA and Bioware they want. Do you think i don’t want great MMORPG game? Republic? Well… It looks OK.

    “maybe not we won’t know til a year after release”

    Maybe. But it’s EA, it’s always with their MMORPG games, i don’t expect something incredible from a World Of warcraft clone with lightsabers.

    #21 5 years ago
  22. DeSpiritusBellum

    Facepalm.

    #22 5 years ago
  23. Phoenixblight

    @21

    I have looked at those numbers and it based on a rating from 1-10 which compared to the top three its only .10 -.15 off Whoop!

    Which is pretty good considering it has a year to go before release and EA hasn’t been marketing for it yet.

    EA has only put out one MMO and that was Warhammer, it didn’t fail because it was EA it failed because the dev team didn’t have a direction and weren’t sure what to do with the game other than “it will be a WoW killer”.

    #23 5 years ago
  24. ekfight

    I really dont see why you cant just use a mouse and keyboard with your xbox. its got usb inputs. there should be a game designed for the console that make syou use it – so people will buy them for your consoles.

    it WOULD work.

    #24 5 years ago
  25. Phoenixblight

    @24

    Because Devs can’t base assumption that some if not all players will have a keyboard and mouse plus they have to make the UI work with the controls being used. Bioware has the best solution make the games UI around the controls being used.

    #25 5 years ago
  26. Blerk

    I don’t know about anyone else, but I don’t want to use mouse and keyboard for my console games.

    #26 5 years ago
  27. IL DUCE

    Yeah no one said fantasy and RPGs were dead fucktards…but PC gaming is dead besides the nerds that can afford $3000 computers to actually run the games at full fidelity and then buy $500 graphics cards every year instead of getting them provided to us like those in the game industry have the luxury of getting…

    #27 5 years ago
  28. ivycrew707

    Lol Last of a dying breed…….but is Aion any good on pc?

    #28 5 years ago
  29. Phoenixblight

    @28

    No its not so much so they decided to shrink their servers because its not popular.

    #29 5 years ago
  30. Springchicken

    Hey guys, I wouldn’t want to bother with this normally, but considering anecdotal situations are being used to back up arguments of SWTOR’s inevitable failure, I want to mention that all the interest I hear towards the game is from people who aren’t die hard WoW players, or even the sort of gamers who need to have a subscription to one MMO or another active at any one point.

    A large amount of interest, and a great deal of focus for BioWare, seems to be centred around people who wouldn’t normally pay much heed to the ‘next big’ MMO. I’m not sure if it’s because of BioWare’s emphasis on the plot progression and individual experiences possible in the game or some other factor, but it’s working to differentiate SWTOR from the next best WoW beater.

    #30 5 years ago

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    Spotify has arrived on PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4. The Spotify app is now available in 42 countries on PSN. The app was part of last week’s firmware update and can be found under PlayStation Music. Anyone can download it, as it doesn’t require PlayStation Plus. You can use your PSN account to subscribe to […]

  • Let’s talk Battlefield Hardline weapon balance

    The weapon balance in Battlefield Hardline is causing a controversy among the players. Are some weapons too powerful, or are other not powerful enough? Westie has been playing Battlefield Hardline since it the day it came out and he has some opinions about the state of weapon balance as it stands right now. Westie also […]

  • UK Charts: Bloodborne enters at No. 2, Battlefield Hardline defends No. 1 spot

    Battlefield Hardline has defended the No. 1 spot in the UK Charts against Bloodborne’s impressive numbers. The UK Charts for the week ending March 28 show Battlefield Hardline continuing to hold the top spot despite dropping 43% in sales. Bloodborne achieved the No. 2 spot and came only 22,500 copies short of becoming number 1. […]

  • Halo 5: Guardians release date and new trailers released

    Halo 5 is coming in October. Are you ready? Halo 5: Guardians has been slapped with a release date of October 27. Microsoft and 343 Industries also released a new trailer to mark the news; check it out below. “The Master Chief. Spartan Locke. Who is the hunter and who is the hunted?” Microsoft said […]

  • Denial wins Call of Duty Championship 2015

    In a weekend where favourites crashed out and non-US teams took a beating, Denial stepped up to take the title and $400,000 prize Denial have beaten Revenge to win the Call of Duty Championship 2015, claiming a $400,000 prize. Taking place in downtown Los Angeles, 32 of the best teams in the world battled it […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Ascendance DLC- check out new maps and the grapple ability

    Advanced Warfare’s Ascendance DLC is looking pretty sweet in these two new videos. The Call of Duty Championships this weekend have given our very own Arekkz a chance to check out the new Ascendance DLC coming this month. Take a look at all four new maps as well as the cool new grapple ability (which […]

  • Advanced Warfare’s Exo Zombies gets a “mini boss” with Ascendance DLC

    Zombies mode gets an exo-kick up the ass with Advanced Warfare’s second DLC drop, Ascendance. When Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’s Ascendance DLC drops this week, players will be going up against some tougher challenges in Exo Zombies mode. “It’s all zombies, all of the time,” says High Moon Studios Matt Tieger, head of the […]

  • GTA Online user videos show out of character Lester, important Police Business

    You know, Lester isn’t as soft as he lets on, at least in these two GTA Online videos he’s not. The first one below is from YouTube user 10Phoenix01 Gamer, showing Lester kick a guy’s ass. It’s apparently punishment for running over the player – at least that’s the way it appears. A second video […]

  • Guild Wars 2 devs explain how the Map Bonus system, precursor crafting work in Heart of Thorns

    ArenaNet has posted information on the Guild Wars 2 website explaining how crafting mastery, and crafting a legendary weapon, will work in the Heart of Thorns expansion. There’s also information on the new Map Bonuses system, which will make acquiring crafting materials a more “directed activity” and streamlined experience. The new system will also add […]

  • Fly around your creations in Cities: Skylines with the Flight Cimulator mod

    Cities: Skylines players can now fly over their creations thanks to the Flight Cimulator mod. Created by Ulysius and available through the Steam Workshop, the mod allows the user to simulate flight through simple controls. According to the mod notes, it is still a work in progress as Ulysius plans to add building collisions , […]

  • The Walking Dead, Better Call Saul arrive on PlayStation Vue

    Sony has announced the addition of AMC to its PlayStation Vue service, which soft launched in Chicago, New York City and Philadelphia earlier this month. Those who use the service can now get their Better Call Saul and The Walking Dead fix, and also watch the Sundance channel, WEtv and IFC. AMC and WEtv are […]

  • Play the first level of Super Mario 64 in your browser

    Thanks to Roystan Ross and the Unity engine, you can play the first level of Super Mario 64 in your browser. This little nugget came to my attention yesterday, and unfortunately it became lost on my worksheet. Better late than never, I suppose. Anyway, the level is free-to-play and if you don’t wish to play […]

  • Steam’s Discovery Update has helped increase revenue for smaller titles

    Valve has said its Discovery Queue has increased product page views across Steam by 30% since the company launched the Discovery Update. According to Valve, 75% of those views come from the Discovery Queue, and 16% of product views can be attributed to the Discovery Queue. Even Steam Tags clicks have increased. The system is […]

  • Halo: The Master Chief Collection April update includes “more ranked playlists”

    The next content update for Halo: The Master Chief Collection will “address a variety of issues across the game,” according to 343 Industries, including specific improvements to ranking. New quit and betrayal penalties are also in the works as the development team prepares to roll out ranks to additional playlists. According to 343, the latest […]

  • Get Spec Ops: The Line for free through 2K Games sale on Humble Store

    A 2K Games sale is going on this weekend on the Humble Store with up to 83% off on select titles. Games on sale include Evolve, Bioshock, Civilization and other franchises. Plus, Spec Ops: The Line can be yours for free with the purchase of any -2K title on sale. To see the full list […]

  • Dota 2 The International 2015 tickets are sold out

    Tickets to Dota 2 The International 2015 are now sold out, which shouldn’t surprise anyone. The tickets went on sale in two phases starting March 27. Phase one sold out in six minutes, and phase two sold out in four minutes. Each round of sales offered the same quantity of General Admission tickets priced at […]

  • Here’s what’s expected in Battlefield 4′s Weapon Crate DLC – video

    A new Battlefield 4 drop is on the horizon, and to give you an idea of what to expect, we have a video for you below featuring information on the Weapon Crate DLC. According to Battlefield expert Westie, players can expect five new weapons along with the return of the Gun Master game mode. The […]

  • Pillars of Eternity issues to be addressed in patch 1.03, expected next week

    Obsidian Entertainment plans to release a Pillars of Eternity patch next week to combat issues users have reported. Until the patch is released, the developers have posted workarounds for some of the most common issues. The issues reported span framerate drops, inability to launch the game unless in administrator mode, crashes on 32-bit machines, animal […]

  • Mortal Kombat X videos show Erron Black gameplay, Ermac fatalities, more

    Erron Black, the gunslinger which was outed for Mortal Kombat X in the achievements listing last week, was featured in the latest livestream from NetherRelam Studios yesterday evening. Along with gameplay, fatalities and variations for Black, the developer also provided a look at gameplay for: Ermac vs Mileena; Ermac’s brutality and fatality moves; Lui Kang […]

  • The Legend of Zelda Wii U: 2015 release not a “priority”, skipping E3

    The Legend of Zelda franchise producer Eiji Aonuma is featured in the latest video update on the status of The Legend of Zelda for Wii U, stating a 2015 release is no longer a “number one priority” for the team. While Aonuma never specifically says the game has been delayed into 2016, the announcement confirms […]

  • Destiny gameplay designer exits for Bethesda

    Destiny’s senior gameplay designer Josh Hamrick announced on Twitter overnight he would be leaving the company in a week’s time for Bethesda. Hamrick joined Bungie in 2009 after working two years at Midway Austin, where he created multiplayer maps, modified single-player levels, and other designer functions. He was in charge of fixing bug in code […]

  • What to expect from the Call of Duty Championship this weekend

    Just settling down to the Call of Duty Championship this weekend? Here’s a rundown of today’s matches and what else to expect over the next three days. The Call of Duty Championship is taking place in LA this weekend until Sunday, with 32 four-player teams battling it out for a prize pot of $1 million. […]

  • MLB 15 The Show video highlights improved graphics, updated grass patterns

    Sony has released a video for MLB 15 The Show which provides a look at graphical improvements made to the game. Along with the visual upgrade over MLB 14 The Show, the game contains new minor league stadiums, dynamic sun generated in real-time, and upgraded grass patterns which reflect each stadium’s unique look. MLB 15 […]

  • Valve to offer HTC Vive Developer Edition free to qualified developers

    Valve has said it will offer the HTC Vive Developer Edition for free to qualified developers in an effort to buoy projects before the tech launches commercially. Surgeon Simulator developer Bossa Studios and The Room studio Fireproof Games are just some of the developers which already have a free Vive in-hand. According to Valve’s Doug […]

  • DriveClub gameplay video features MotorStorm’s off-road buggies

    Some gameplay footage of MotorStorm’s off-road buggies in DriveClub has surfaced. Pictures of the buggies were shown on the Japanese PlayStation Blog earlier this month, which considering the game was developed by Evolution Studios – which developed MotorStorm – this isn’t too much of a surprise. The buggies were first spotted by Videogamer, which pulled […]

  • Mortal Kombat X live-action TV spot features the track Chop Suey

    The TV sport for Mortal Kombat X has been released, and not only does it contain a “spontaneous fight circle” taking over an entire city, but it features the System of a Down track Chop Suey. Mortal Kombat X will be released on PC, PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One April 14. The […]

  • Bloodborne Forbidden Woods progression bug caused by multiplayer summon

    A progression bug in Bloodborne is in the works, according to Sony and From Software. The issue occurs when players activate a multiplayer session in the Forbidden Woods using the Sinister Resonant Bell or Small Resonant Bell. It also appears the Lunarium Key won’t appear because of the multiplayer bug, and without the key you […]

  • Yo-Kai Watch game franchise has sold over 7 million copies

    The Yo-Kai Watch IP has sold over 7 million copies, according to developer Level-5. The figure included both physical and digital download sales. Yo-Kai Watch 3 will be unveiled during Level-5 Vision 2015 next month. The first title is in the works for the west but is still without a release window. Thanks, Gematsu.

  • Bloodborne trademark returned to Sony after accidentally losing it

    In case you were worried or anything, Sony has once again obtained the Bloodborne trademark. Earlier this week it was revealed that Sony mistakenly abandoned the Bloodborne trademark along with four others registered with US Patent and Trademark Office: Guns Up!, Kill Strain; How Games Were Made to Sound, and No Heroes Allows: No Puzzles […]

  • GTA 5 PC official trailer coming next week, 15 new screenshots released

    New PC screenshots of GTA 5 have been released along with word of a new trailer coming on Monday. The screens below are from the PC version and you can view them in 4K glory over on Rockstar Newswire. The PC version of GTA 5 releases on April 14.

  • PSN real-time server status page launching in Europe soon

    PlayStation users in Europe will soon have its own a PSN Service Status Indicator. It was released earlier this month in North America. The indicator makes it easier to check whether PlayStation services are down or running as planned. This includes account management, PlayStation Now, the store, social services, etc. Sony told Eurogamer the service […]

  • Exclusivity contract prevents Bioware from revealing Dragon Age: Inquisition DLC release on PS4

    Bioware is unable to discuss when the Jaws of Hakkon DLC for Dragon Age: Inquisition will arrive on platforms other than PC and Xbox One. According to various tweets from executive producer Mark Darrah, due to the exclusivity contract between EA and Microsoft, the studio is unable to announce a release date for PlayStation 3 […]

  • LEGO Batman 3 demo, Namco Museum, more added to North American eShop

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with a demo for LEGO Batman 3, Namco Museum on Wii U Virtual Console, and various sales. Below is the full update. Nintendo eShop Dot Arcade – Wii U LEGO Ninjago – 3Ds LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham Demo – Wii U Harvest Moon: The […]

  • Square Enix’s Easter Surprise bundle contains five mystery PC games

    Square Enix offering another mystery bundle to customers in the UK, which comes with five mystery PC games for £3.99. As before, customers will be unaware of the games they are purchasing in the mystery bundle, but the bundle contains triple-A titles worth £40 combined. One of Square’s previous mystery bundles contained Tomb Raider, Just […]

  • From Software’s PSone game Shadow Tower coming to PSN

    Shadow Tower, the first-person action-RPG developed for the original PlayStation by From Software, will be released on PlayStation Network. In the 1998 title, players took on the role of a mercenary who has returned home to the Holy Land of Zeptar to find the place has been sucked into the Underworld. He must use the […]

  • PlayStation TV gets price cut in the UK, now £44.99

    PlayStation TV has received a price cut in the UK. After several retailers started offering the console for less than the RRP of £84.99, users on DealSpwn began to wonder whether this is an official price cut, and not just regular deals or stock clearance. Sony later confirmed the new price of £44.99. “Starting from […]

  • Fast & Furious expansion for Forza Horizon 2 is now available, for free

    You can download Forza Horizon 2 expansion Fast & Furious starting right now. Forza Horizon 2 Presents Fast & Furious is available to download now through Xbox Live for Xbox One and Xbox 360. The expansion is standalone, so you don’t need to own Forza Horizon 2 to play it. It’s also free from now […]

  • Fire-based weapons come to PayDay 2 with the Butcher’s BBQ Pack

    The 20th DLC for PayDay 2, the Butcher’s BBQ Pack, is now available on Steam. The DLC will run you $4.99/€4.99 and features: Piglet Grenade Launcher, 12G Steakout Shotgun and Mk1 Flamethrower Molotov cocktails and incendiary ammo Four new masks, patterns, materials and achievements The Butcher’s BBQ Pack is another co-development between Overkill and Croatian […]

  • Lords of the Fallen developer offers Hideo Kojima a job

    Amid the current turmoil between Hideo Kojima and publisher Konami, one studio has offered the legendary designer a position. Lords of the Fallen developer Deck 13 took to Twitter to extend a job offer to Hideo Kojima. Dear Mr. @HIDEO_KOJIMA_EN In case you are currently searching, we have an open position as Head of Game […]

  • Destiny Xur update: should you buy MIDA Multi Tool?

    The question on every Destiny player’s lips today. And the answer, supplied by resident Destiny expert Paul Davies, is… Yes! We asked Paul whether or not he thought Xur’s Exotic weapon this week was worth the 23 Strange Coins. Here’s what he said: “It was already a great gun to own for PVP owing to […]

  • Final Fantasy 15 has an all-male cast to make it “more approachable”

    According to Final Fantasy 15 director Hajime Tabata, the main cast of the game is all-male because it makes the game “more approachable.” Final Fantasy 15 director Hajime Tabata spoke to Gamespot about the reason for his choice of making the core cast an all-male affair. “Speaking honestly, an all-male party feels almost more approachable […]

  • Hearthstone Blackrock Mountain is coming April 2

    Blizzard has given Hearthstone expansion Blackrock Mountain a solid release date. Hearthstone’s Blackrock Mountain adventure pack will be released April 2 in the Americas region, and April 3 in Europe, Korea, Taiwan, and China. Blackrock Depths is the first wing to be released, others will follow one week apart. Other than the 31 new cards, […]

  • Bloodborne: if you can’t load your save after installing firmware 2.50, this will help

    If you’re having issues loading your Bloodborne save after applying firmware update 2.50 to your PS4, this should help you out. Reddit user KBALLZZ encountered an issue after installing update 2.50 on his PlayStation 4. Bloodborne started reinstalling the day one patch again and when it was done he couldn’t continue his game or load […]

  • Use this code to get 10% off on PSN purchases

    Sony is offering a 10% discount coupon to anyone looking to buy games on PlayStation Store this weekend. Sony’s latest discount coupon code is here. You’ll receive 10% off your cart total when buying from the PSN Store. The offer is not valid on purchases made on PS Vita, PlayStation TV, PSP, or in-game stores. […]

  • Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin upgrade path announced, system specs revealed

    Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin will offer returning customers a chance to upgrade at a discounted price. Those who already own Dark Souls 2 on Steam and are interested in picking up the Scholar of the First Sin edition will be happy to know that publisher Bandai Namco is offering them an […]

  • Bloodborne: this is what happens when you have 40 Insight

    Insight is one of the currencies in Bloodborne, but it’s also a mechanic that affects the gameplay. There are MASSIVE SPOILERS below, so turn back now or one of Bloodborne’s gameplay mechanics will be SPOILED for you. Just like Blood Echoes in Bloodborne, Insight is used to purchase certain items from vendors in the game. […]

  • Phase two of Xbox One April update brings voice messages, dedicated servers for party chat, more

    The second phase of the April update for Xbox One is now open to members of the Preview programme and and it looks like there are even more features in store. Phase one of Xbox One’s April firmware update started a few days ago with improvements to party chat and achievements notifications. Today, phase two […]

  • GTA 5′s graphical “downgrade” is a bug, will be fixed in upcoming patch

    As of patch 1.8 for GTA 5 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, a few graphical issues have cropped up leading some to believe there has been a stealth downgrade to the game’s overall graphics. Over the past couple of days, Reddit went nuts over a video showing what appears to be a downgrade to […]

  • Destiny: Xur location and inventory for March 27, 28 – MIDA Multi-Tool edition

    Xur: Agent of the Nine has arrived at The Tower in Destiny to rid you of your Strange Coins. Xur: Agent of the Nine has once again made it to Destiny’s Tower to sell you Exotic weapons and gear in exchange for Strange Coins and Motes of Light. For this weekend, Xur can be found […]

  • Destiny vault space upgrade will have enough room for every Exotic

    Destiny is finally getting the vault space upgrade players have been begging for almost since launch week. Destiny players can currently use vault space to store 20 pieces of amour, 20 weapons and 20 general item stacks. In the latest Bungle Weekly Update, the developer revealed that as of patch 1.1.2, due before House of […]

  • Half-Life 2: Update mod applies some sparkle to the original title

    Half-Life 2: Update will be available tomorrow, and thanks to the modding community, those who own the vanilla version of the game can apply a visual update to the 2004 title. The comparison video shows you the differences between the original version, and the version with Half-Life 2: Update applied. Here’s what the mod includes: […]

  • Neverwinter MMO can now be pre-downloaded on Xbox One

    You can now pre-download the free-to-play Neverwinter MMO on Xbox One. The game launches on March 31, but you will still need an Xbox Live Gold account to play it. Based on the Dungeons & Dragons franchise, the game can be downloaded from the Xbox Store.