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Thursday, 24 June 2010 17:10 GMT By Joe Anderson

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Square Enix boss Yoichi Wada has said that every game the company develops in the future will incorporate “some element of multiplayer or social gaming”.

Speaking in an interview with Forbes, Wada said the company plans to bring its traditional single-player games, such as the Final Fantasy series, into the social fold.

To enable the company to embrace more social games, Wada said it will restructure and bring in a different type of developer.

“Frankly, the people who excelled at creating game software about 10 years ago, are really not good at making multiplayer games,” he told the magazine.

“We are striving to change the old culture, and as a part of such effort we are trying to bring in fresh blood.”

What this means for future single-players titles is anyone’s guess, whether it’s added multiplayer or something simpler such as Twitter notifications.

Via, Kotaku.

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23 Comments

  1. OlderGamer

    In other words JP games stink and we can’t keep selling them in the west. So we need to make a change. What? What is this … O.N.L.I.N.E.? Please, you tell me now.

    #1 5 years ago
  2. G1GAHURTZ

    Good.

    Single player gaming will soon die.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Erthazus

    “In other words JP games stink and we can’t keep selling them ”

    OG, bullshit. Mario sales are bad? FF sales are bad? DQ sales are bad? Pokemon sales are bad and e.t.c.

    I still like Singleplayer and it won’t go away never.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Phoenixblight

    @2

    Wrong. There are developers like Bioware who have stated time and time again that they know their fanbase prefers Single Player over MP.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. daytripper

    @4 long may it continue

    #5 5 years ago
  6. G1GAHURTZ

    They might want to, but are they going to be able to keep focusing on SP when MP focused games are shifting 20m units in less than a year, while they’re doing 2 or 3?

    Developers might want to please their few dedicated official forum fans, but publishers might not be so keen.

    #6 5 years ago
  7. daytripper

    http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/closed-xbox-live-blocked-ffxiv

    well FFXIV will certainly not be part of the social experience for xbox

    #7 5 years ago
  8. Gadzooks!

    @7

    This will come back to bite MS in the ass, I’m certain of it. Cryptic gave up on XBL, now SE.

    I think as soon as a successful MMO launches on PS3 (most likely FFXIV – really looking forward to it too!) then MS will change their mind but it will be too late.

    MS underestimate the power of MMO’s I think.

    #8 5 years ago
  9. Phoenixblight

    If that was true Giga developers like Bioware, Beth, etc would all be going for MP game yet they are not. Publishers only care if the game flops ie Alpha Protocol if it sells 2 million which is really good for a game especially a new IP, its a profit. Call of Duty number of course would be fantastic for publishers but no one shoots for those, they shoot for a profit atleast.

    #9 5 years ago
  10. Gadzooks!

    Oh yeah, SP games arent going anywhere. Look at Red Dead Redemption sales for confirmation.

    #10 5 years ago
  11. Phoenixblight

    @10

    Not sure if you know this but there is MP in Red Dead Rdemption. Not a good example.

    #11 5 years ago
  12. DaMan

    I assume at one point in the near future their jrpgs will completely go online. with single player side projects being on handhelds.

    #12 5 years ago
  13. Phoenixblight

    @12

    The Square games on DS have social aspect to it like in The World Ends with you, you can trade and buy items off others inventory and in FF3 there is a mailing system.

    #13 5 years ago
  14. Erthazus

    @11 It’s not a great multiplayer experience, compared to REALLY strong Multiplayer games.

    @8 No, they don’t have problems with MMORPG’s. It’s just they want to make their own Internet hub so users can pay for stuff that MS give them. If Amazon for example will be on Xbox live, then part of money will go to MS and to Amazon if some user will pay for some stuff.
    It’s like owning the internet.

    #14 5 years ago
  15. DaMan

    Phoenix – I know, the online ones might as well go to handhelds.

    I just believe we won’t see any of the traditional jrpgs like FF13 released anywhere except on handhelds.

    #15 5 years ago
  16. Gadzooks!

    @11

    I meant in response to #2. Sure its got an MP element but it’s primarily a SP game.

    I agree with the article though, that MP elements are becoming more commonplace.

    It’s not my personal preference though. I dont game online much anymore. Most important for me is local multiplayer.

    @15

    Surely FFXIII sold well enough to secure a future on consoles? Well, that’s kinda rhetorical as Versus is coming out on a console.

    #16 5 years ago
  17. DaMan

    well, duh but I think it will happen in the near future. like 5 years from now I assume. I don’t think it covered their development cost that well, these games look less and less profitable .

    besides after the critical reception this game got, it doesn’t look that well for the future installment now. you just have to look at it in perspective. I mean, they will probably develop something even less risky now.

    #17 5 years ago
  18. OlderGamer

    @Erth

    One thing you and other might want to keep in mind is the difference between a general rule and the exception to it. Yes single player games still sell well. But MP games outsell them. Did SMG2 outsell CoD MW2? All i am saying is that it is best to not look at the polar extremes to spot trends.

    Look at the shelf at the game store. Look at the top selling games at years end. Look at 11.5 million World of Warcraft players. However many millions of hours spent across CoD, Halo, Gears, UC2, KZ, LBP, Mag, MP Sports, Forza, NFS, and so on. Just look at the number of players and the sheer crazy amount of hours they spend online. From BattleNet, Steam, Live, PSN and more.

    I just beat Alan Wake in 12 hours. My oldest son beat it in 9. Have any idea how many hows we each have in say WoW? I mean your a wow player aren’t you? The value we get from wow is insane. The value G1GA gets from MW2 is incredable. The value a gamer would get from Alan Wake is around 10hrs. That is 6usd/hr. Now I enjoyed the game. It was well done. But I think most gamers want that “Ok, I am done with SP, lets take this bad boy online now” type game. That is extra added value. In tough economic times, what is gonna sell well a 10hr game or one that has hundreds if not thousands of hours of play?

    I think in that respect SP games have a hard time right now. Yes I picking and poking a bit, but my point is that for many reasons I feel like SP games need to sweeten the pot a bit. I think SQE understands this. Infact I aplaud SQE, and Capcom, and very few other JP game devs/pubs for understanding that things are changing. And more importantly for them, they should to in order to keep up.

    SP aren’t in full death knell. Not even close. But those days of being a nerd in a dark room with your new game are fading. Now your friends play. And your friends, friends. And they want to play with you.

    To continue to make the same cookie cutter games doesn’t make any sense. That is all SQE was saying. And I agree with them.

    The thing is there games aren’t going to involve the same level of MP that many of us have come to expect. Look at White Knight Cron. To the JP THAT is MP. Could have been better imo. There games will be about hooking up in small numbers in pvt games. They will have some sort of collecting/trading elements in there. They will prolly still do the bulk of their stuff on a handheld. And MP will mean three PSP/DS systems linked wirelessly.

    Also a side note. I played the other FF Online game. You guys know the one that is on the xb360 right now. It is horrible. If wow is a 9/10, then FF Online is about a 3/10.

    What makes you folks think the next one will be any better? Because it is on the PS3? Makes no sense. It is a JP made FF. Online. Not going to be a big hit in the west.

    If I am going to spend 15usd/month on a MMO. I am going to play Wow, not FF.

    I think this gen the JP have come to relize that it truely is a global market. And as such they need to change a bit to be atractive to global tastes. But I also don’t think SP are going to out right go away. They just might be further and fewer between. Try finding a good 2D shooter. Or 2D sidescroler. They are out there, esp in a retro sort of way, but they don’t dominate the game charts anymore. SP in general will prolly be like that in the not so distant future.

    #18 5 years ago
  19. Erthazus

    “Did SMG2 outsell CoD MW2?”

    Of course not, because SMG 2 is only on ONE console.

    But did MW2 outsold on one console NSMBW? No.

    “I mean your a wow player aren’t you? The value we get from wow is insane.”

    Yes, i’m a WOW player and replay value is just insane. But you must understand that i’m more of a PVE player than PVP.
    For example i like RAIDS more then Player versus Player gameplay.
    Sure, Raids are social experience, but it’s also a singleplayer experience where you discover dungeon with monsters and don’t forget about the story.

    + If you will start playing any MMORPG game what you will do at the start? Yeap. You will start grinding monsters by yourself. Basically MMORPG is just a SOCIAL experience, but it’s not ONLY a multiplayer experience.

    “If wow is a 9/10, then FF Online is about a 3/10.”

    Ehm, they are both a little bit different. Final Fantasy Online is much more hardcore then World Of Warcraft because it uses Party like no other game use.
    Sure it’s worse then World Of warcraft, but now, FF14 can beat the crap out of it, or… NOT.

    #19 5 years ago
  20. OlderGamer

    Erth

    I honestly don’t agree with ya bud. That is ok, no biggie.

    But I do agree that when you first start the game you solo a bit to get used to the controls and learn how to play(MMORPGwise), but by the time I was level 4, I was in a group(WoW).

    Personialy I don’t like raiding much. Ironicly because I fell it is too socialy demanding. Be here at this time, to do that run, must have this high Gears Score, play this role, and blagh blagh. I do like PVP over raiding, but in truth I enjoy grouping with friends/family and building through the lower levels untill we hit heroics. Then a few of us continue into ICC10. But it gets tedious at that point.

    As far as your only one console idea, the Wii is the world wide lead console in terms of sales. More Wii owners out there then XB360 ones. Surely SMG 2 outsold MW2(on just xb360)? Doesn’t really matter either way. Like I said those are most likly the extreme ends of the spectrum.

    Last I knew Halo was still the number selling game franchise of all time. Cod may have over taken it, or at least moved very close. But the point is Halo is a good example of SP and MP offerings. So is a CoD for that matter.

    Lastly, how do you quantify that FFO is more hardcore then WoW? I am not even sure that could be done. How do you meassure something like that? What do you mean hardcore?

    #20 5 years ago
  21. Phoenixblight

    @20

    Lots of grinding, lots and lots. Groups are pratically required throughout the entire game, lots of farming. You put the worst aspect of Vanilla WoW and then you multiply it by 10.

    #21 5 years ago
  22. Erthazus

    “but by the time I was level 4, I was in a group(WoW).”

    But what you are doing? you are grinding and making quests. But together to level up FASTER.

    “Personialy I don’t like raiding much. Ironicly because I fell it is too socialy demanding.”

    different taste. But, you must understand that world Of Warcraft is more PVE than PVP and don’t forget that by Blizzard research, only 25% of gamers from all WOW are only PVP players, others trying RAID at least once in a while and more players play RAIDS.

    While Lineage game is more of a PVP game than PVE, but it’s not that big like World Of Warcraft.

    “Like I said those are most likly the extreme ends of the spectrum”

    But it’s not just the only game. I think Donkey Kong and other have chance to sell really well. By the way, Final Fantasy game did pretty well. Some Multiplayer and West games dream about 4-5 million sales. You don’t agree? And it’s a Japanese game.

    “Last I knew Halo was still the number selling game franchise of all time. Cod may have over taken it, or at least moved very close. But the point is Halo is a good example of SP and MP offerings. So is a CoD for that matter.”

    Absolutely wrong! Just look at the list: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_best-selling_video_game_franchises

    2 games are Japanese and SINGLEPLAYER Only.

    “Lastly, how do you quantify that FFO is more hardcore then WoW? I am not even sure that could be done. How do you meassure something like that? What do you mean hardcore?”

    More challenging
    More grinding
    If you are not in the party than no way you will be able to have decent armor or weapons
    Harder

    #22 5 years ago
  23. OlderGamer

    Well the numbers r a scary thing I just took a look.

    65+million for Wii Sports…is that even possible? Insane.

    I was trying to look at the current systems, going back this and last generation. I don’t think its valid to look at Marios history. Did you see how many games mario has been in? Crazy. Plus for homw many years? But I slipped up and said all time, so its a fair arguement.

    But again all is mute – take a look at Wii Game sales. Amazing. They have several games well over 20 million each.

    Interesting tho, when we all talk about sales this or that almost no one ever mentions Nintendo as powerhouses. Prolly cause most of us don’t enjoy their games, but wow they move em off of the store shelves.

    So far as SP games health goes … unless Nintendo stops making them they will remains healthy for a long time.

    That doesn’t mean we will see more Heavy rain and Alen Wake over CoD and Halo. But you can bet yer butt we will see Zelda and Mario and Donkey Kong selling well into the forseable future.

    As for your deffination of Hardcore? I have a better word: bad. No wonder I didn’t like FFOnline when I played it.

    I also read a study that claimed that less 15% of the gamers playing wow Raided regulry. What they were seeing is that most players tinkered with end game and then moved on to building a new toon. Seems about right really. Even 25% pvp seems high.

    #23 5 years ago

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  • Facebook says it’s “too early” to discuss large-scale shipments of Oculus Rift

    Facebook has said it is “too early” to discuss large-scale shipments of Oculus Rift as the VR headset is still in the development stages. Speaking during a call to investors, Facebook CFO David Wehner said the company had nothing to announce regarding the amount of stock it expected to ship. “We have not announced any […]

  • Battlefield Hardline’s first patch and rental server program hits next week

    Battlefield Hardline’s first patch has a release date for both consoles and PC. PC & Console patch and RSP for Consoles coming April 28th. Fixes include TDM spawns and more: http://t.co/BZYJeomPlr pic.twitter.com/27TCiY8hmf — Battlefield (@Battlefield) April 23, 2015 The update will include fixes to Punkbuster, Nvidia DirectX drivers, TDM spawns, contains weapon balance tweaks and […]

  • Modders can now earn money through Steam Workshop starting today with Skyrim

    Valve has introduced a new functionality within Steam Workshop which will allow mod makers to earn money for their creations, starting with Skyrim. The update will allow content such as mods, items, or maps to be sold through Steam Workshop for titles which have the feature enabled. A new “streamlined process for listing” has been […]

  • Play Skyrim for free this weekend on Steam and take 75% off while you’re at it

    Skyrim is free this weekend on Steam providing wanna-be Dragonborns who have procrastinated on wetting their blades with Stormcloak blood the perfect opportunity to give the RPG a try. Head over to Steam and download the game and play for free until April 26 at 1am PDT. The game is also 75% off if you […]

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 “Ember” teaser video released ahead of full reveal

    Activision has released a Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 teaser video titled “Ember” and you can watch it right here. Here’s the video blurb: “In the next 50 years, technological advancements will lead us into a world where only those who risk going too far, will find out how far we can actually go.” […]

  • Dragon Age Keep update includes more customizability and control

    Bioware has updated Dragon Age Keep after listening to community feedback. The update includes more customization and control over heroes, world states, career and more. Players can now customize hero portraits or delete Dragon Age: Inquisition heroes from the Hero section. They can also remove playthrough states from the World State Manager and keep up […]

  • Here’s a look at some Conker community creations in Project Spark

    Conker’s Bug Reunion releases today, and below is a video showing some of the community creations you will be able to download using the creation pack. Project Spark is a free download on Xbox One and Windows 8.1, and you can download the Conker Creation Pack today. It contains 350 assets in order for users […]

  • Rainbow Six: Siege video shines spotlight on the British Counter Terrorist Unit

    Ubisoft has released a Rainbow Six: Siege video which gives you a look at the British Counter Terrorist Unit which features “the best of the Army, Navy, and Air Force.” The firm said that over the next few weeks it will introduce the public to each of the units in the game. Rainbow Six Siege […]

  • Mario Kart 8 DLC and Mewtwo for Super Smash Bros. headline eShop update in North America

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with an update and new DLC for Mario Kart 8 and the Mewtwo DLC for Super Smash Bros. Other highlights include Mario Kart DS on Wii U Virtual Console, the continuation of International StreetPass Week and more. Full update is below. Nintendo eShop Mario Kart […]

  • Square Enix host E3 2015 conference this year on June 16

    With Final Fantasy 15, Rise of the Tomb Raider and Deus Ex: Mankind Divided on the horizon, it should come as no surprise to learn that Square Enix will be hosting a dedicated E3 2015 conference this year. The presentation will take place Tuesday, June 16 at 9am PDT/12pm EDT/5pm UK. It will be broadcast […]

  • Final Fantasy 4: The After Years 3D remake releasing on Steam next month

    Final Fantasy 4: The After Years has been given a makeover and will be released on Steam of PC next month. You can now pre-order it on Steam and take 10% off for the time being. The game will be released on the digital service May 12 and will include trading cards and achievements. Thanks, […]

  • This Project Cars video shows off the racer’s multiplayer

    Project Cars developer Slightly Mad has released a new video giving you a look at the game’s multiplayer. The game is out next month, and if you would like to refresh yourself on the tracks included,  give this a look. While you are clicking links, here’s the minimum and recommended PC specifications which dropped last […]

  • Looks like Logitech is getting out of OEM mouse production business [Clarification]

    Logitech will no longer produce “low-end” mice, citing a decline in PC accessories. This story has been updated to include a clarification. According to a Reuters report, per MCV, the firm will instead focus on video accessories and streaming music, as its wireless Bluetooth speakers are now its best-selling product rage. This will help offset […]

  • Win! We have 1,000 Heroes of the Storm beta keys to give away

    Must have more MOBA? Win one of our 1,000 Heroes of the Storm beta keys and see if you’re more Blizzard than LoL. Can’t wait for June 2? Of course you can’t. We have 1,000 closed beta keys for Heroes of the Storm to give away this week, allowing you access before Blizzard’s MOBA goes […]

  • Xenoblade Chronicles X Nintendo Direct airs tomorrow, April 24

    A Nintendo Direct devoted entirely to Xenoblade Chronicles X will air this Friday, April 24. The video showcase will start at 11am PDT/2pm EDT/7pm UK. After the showcase, a new Nintendo Treehouse: Live presentation featuring the game will air. This is the second Xenoblace Chronicles X Nintendo Direct, but the first in English. The first […]

  • Blizzard will have 500 game stations set up at gamescom 2015

    Blizzard is heading to gamescom 2015 in August and it will have 500 game stations set up for attendees to get their hands on five of its titles. The developer will be set up in Hall 7 and those who stop by will be able to get hands-on with the latest content for Heroes of […]

  • PS4 price cut to £299 in UK

    Sony has dropped the price of the PS4 in the UK. For a limited time only, you can grab the console for £299.99 from Argos, Game, Tesco and Very. Go to Amazon.co.uk and you’ll get it for £289. You’ve only got until April 28, then it goes back up to £349. Go, go, go. For […]

  • Mad Max: first ever gameplay footage revealed

    Today, we get to finally take our first look at gameplay from Mad Max. Avalanche and Warner Bros. have shown off the first gameplay trailer for Mad Max today. The trailer below offers a look at melee combat, car combat, customisation and much more. Give it a watch below: There are a few new screenshots […]

  • Overlord: Fellowship of Evil has four-player co-op like we figured

    Codemasters has pulled the veil back on the next Overlord game, and its a four-player co-op game called Overlord: Fellowship of Evil. Rhianna Pratchett is back to write the story. The game may be co-op at its core, but it can still be played single-player. Each of the four playable character have strengths and weaknesses, […]

  • Update now available for Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, Pokemon X and Y

    Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire along with Pokemon X and Y are being updated by Nintendo to fix a few bugs and in-game text. There’s also the possibility of a few hacks and exploits being fixed. Per Nintendo Life (via Serebii), both patches are 250-270 blocks in size, and it’s a mandatory update which […]

  • Side-scrolling cover shooter Not a Hero gets a demo

    Not a Hero, the upcoming game from OlliOlli developer Roll7, has received a demo. The demo for Not a Hero was made available today on Steam. In the game, you play as Steve, the campaign manager for BunnyLord. A time-travelling rabbit who’s running for mayor of London. Think this is an absurd premise? This trailer […]

  • You have until April 30 to export your Green Day: Rock Band tracks to Rock Band 3

    Harmonix has announced that those looking to export their song collection from Green Day: Rock Band into Rock Band 3 can only do so until the end of the month. April 30 will be the cutoff date for anyone who wants to export tracks from Green Day: Rock Band into their Rock Band 3 library, […]

  • Batman: Arkham Knight minimum, recommended, and ultra PC specs revealed

    Batman: Arkham Knight is looking like it’s going to be quite a taxing game. Nvidia has released a list of the minimum, recommended, and ultra PC requirements for Batman: Arkham Knight. Here’s the full thing: Minimum OS: Win 7 SP1, Win 8.1 (64-bit Operating System Required) Processor: Intel Core i5-750, 2.67 GHz | AMD Phenom […]

  • Bloodborne patch 1.03 is live, reduces loading times, fixes suspend/resume bugs, more

    Patch 1.03 is now live for Bloodborne. The patch reduces loading times, adds item descriptions to loading screens, and fixes other various bugs. From Software has pushed update 1.03 live to all Bloodborne owners. As promised, it reduces loading times by approximately 5 to 15 seconds. Another new addition is showing item descriptions instead of […]

  • Battlefield 4: first look at Community Map in action

    Get your first look at the map designed by the community of Battlefield 4. Battlefield 4′s community-designed map is a reality. DICE has recently updated CTE to include an early version of the map. It’s not fully textured as Westie is about to show you, but the layout is nearly finalised. Westie goes over the […]

  • Microsoft apologises for uploading misleading Witcher 3: Wild Hunt footage

    Xbox’s YouTube channel uploaded a video of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt yesterday that was captured from the PC build. The most recent gameplay video for the The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt appeared on the Xbox YouTube channel and showed a quest from the game’s opening section. A few minutes after it had gone live, […]

  • Assassin’s Creed creator’s new game is Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey

    Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey is the game Assassin’s Creed creator Patrice Desilets has been working on. Patrice Desilets has just announced that the next game his indie studio Panache Digital Games is making is called Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey. The announcement comes from Desilets’s keynote at the Reboot Develop event in Croatia. The trailer started […]

  • Bloodborne: Cathedral Ward closed door mystery solved

    The mystery of the locked door at the bottom of the Cathedral Ward in Bloodborne has been solved. Bloodborne, like earlier From Software games, is filled with doors that don’t open the first time you try them. Some will give you “locked” messages, others “does not open from this side”. Some of these will open […]

  • Assassin’s Creed creator Patrice Desilets is revealing his next game now [UPDATE: ended]

    Patrice Desilets, one of the original creators of Assassin’s Creed is hosting a presentation where he’s expected to talk about his next project. Patrice Desilets has emerged once again. This time he’s attending development conference in Croatia. Desilets is giving a live keynote and there’s a good chance we’re going to hear about his next […]

  • Destiny House of Wolves: everything you need to know about gear upgrades & The Reef

    Bungie revealed plenty of important details in last night’s Destiny stream. Let’s go over everything. Alex wants to make sure you don’t miss any of the information revealed yesterday. Most of it affects all Destiny players too, even those who don’t intend on buying House of Wolves. During the first stream, Bungie explained the armour […]

  • Mod-friendly Galactic Civilizations 3 will leave Steam Early Access in May

    Galactic Civilizations 3 will leave Steam Early Access next month for a full release, Stardok has announced. The developer called the game the “largest and most diverse strategy sandbox to date,” as players have a variety of tools such as diplomatic treaties to resource exchanges, and United Planets resolutions to hundreds of research directions for […]

  • Ys 6: The Ark of Napishtim is out next week on PC – here’s the pre-order trailer

    Ys 6: The Ark of Napishtim will be released next week on PC, and today, we have a pre-order trailer for you. The game will be made available on April 28 for $19.99/€17.99/£13.99 on GOG, the Humble Store and Steam. Along with improvements over the original PSP version, it will contain less backtracking, controller support […]

  • Destiny: House of Wolves – full gear set up to level 34 in PvP and PvE, upgrades, more

    The Destiny: House of Wolves livestream this afternoon was chock full of information. Read onward for our full report. According to Bungie, Petra Venj, who serves the Queen, is the main story agent who leads the player through the main series of quests. Players who complete bounties will be able to level up in her […]

  • Destiny: House of Wolves – watch the livestream right here

    Bungie will host a Destiny: House of Wolves livestream at 2pm EDT today, and you can watch it right here. Watch live video from Bungie on www.twitch.tv The stream will introduce the new social space, The Reef, as well as gear upgrade paths. House of Wolves contains new Strike missions, The Prison of Elders three-player […]

  • FIFA Ultimate Team: week of April 22 team includes Barcelona, Chelsea players

    This week’s FIFA 15 Team of the Week is now available for FIFA Ultimate Team players. Each team member, as with previous weeks, is selected base on the previous weekend’s matches. Here’s the list of players now available: Starting GK: Claudio Bravo – FC Barcelona (Spain) CB: Leonardo Bonucci – Juventus (Italy) CB: Ömer Toprak […]

  • Sony’s Spring Fever Sale winds down with Shovel Knight and Call of Duty discounts

    It’s the final week of Sony’s Spring Fever Sale which means more games have been added to the mix. Shovel Knight, which launches today is one offer, and the rest are all Cal of Duty titles. The Taken movie series is on sale as well. With Shovel Knight available today on PlayStation 3, PS4 and […]

  • Drivers for Xbox controllers, voice messages, more features available in Xbox One preview

    Microsoft has announced new features coming to Xbox One and the Xbox App on Windows 10 through the preview program this month. Some of the new features have been requested by the community for both Xbox One and Xbox One SmartGlass. Here’s what to expect, straight from the horse’s mouth: Xbox on Windows 10 Game […]

  • Total War: Warhammer has been announced for PC, Mac, SteamOS

    Total War: Warhammer has been announced after previous teases from The Creative Assembly touched upon it. The game will contain “gigantic monsters, flying creatures, legendary heroes and storms of magical power.” It is also the first in a trilogy which includes two additional standalone titles and extra content packs. It will feature thousands of warriors […]

  • This video for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt features a quest from the prologue

    A new video for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has been released, showing off the Precious Cargo quest contained in the game’s prologue. The quest tasks Geralt with helping a merchant retrieve a mysterious box from the swamps. The scene looks familiar, but we’ve seen so many videos for the game it’s hard to tell […]

  • Limited public beta for The Elder Scrolls Online kicks off tomorrow on consoles

    The limited public beta for The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited will launch on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One tomorrow, and Sony has provided details on the tester for those who’ve been invited to participate. The beta test contains the full version of the game and will run from April 23-27, and will start and […]

  • Dying Light debuts in second place on Media Create charts

    Techland’s Dying Light made its debut in Japan lats week, coming in a respectable second place behind Nintendo’s Girls Mode 3: Kirakira Code. The zombie shooter sold 25,530 units on PlayStation 4, while the top earner for the week moved a little over 55,000 units on 3DS. Another western release when landed on the chart, […]

  • Lord of Magna: Maiden Heaven will release in the west this June

    Lord of Magna: Maiden Heaven has been given a release date by XSEED Games, which announced the localization back in February. The title will launch for 3DS in North America on June 2 digitally and through retail. It will be an eShop only title in Europe and Australia when it releases on June 4. A […]

  • This Overlord video teases four new faces of evil

    A new Overlord game is in the works, going by the previous teasing and this video – which teases the possibility of four-payer co-op. Or just four characters to choose from. We don’t know just yet – all we know is the team is asking you to “join the fellowship.” A new entry in the […]

  • GTA movie will star Daniel Radcliffe as Rockstar’s Sam Houser, the BBC confirms

    The GTA movie Game Changer will star Daniel Radcliffe as Rockstar co-founder and president Sam Houser, theBBC has confirmed. The BBC also confirmed Bill Paxton will play Jack Thompson, a role Paxton already confirmed last week when speaking with Deadline. Here’s the synopsis per the BBC: “Conceived for an adult audience, this special 90-minute drama […]

  • Take a look at Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold’s Classic Mode

    Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold’s Classic Mode has received a trailer today. Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold will come with two modes, Classic and Story. Classic Mode was trailered today and in it, you’ll get to make your party by choosing from 13 classes. You’ll be able to customise them too using the character creation tool. Revamped […]

  • Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows to come with new challenge mode

    Shovel Knight’s upcoming expansion Plague of Shadows will bring with it a new challenge mode. Shovel Knight developer Yacht Club Games has revealed the challenge mode, one of the new additions coming to the game with the free Plague of Shadows expansion. “Are you more into digging than distillation? Already have your Feats book long […]

  • Nvidia releases complete graphical guide for GTA 5

    Those with GeForce cards will be happy to know that Nvidia has released a comprehensive graphical tweaks guide for GTA 5. Nvidia usually produces graphical guides for the big AAA games, and GTA 5 is no different. Their guides offer in-depth coverage of each in-game setting, how much they affect framerate, if they can be […]