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Wada: “Difficult to determine” where Final Fantasy should “go”, some fans “not very happy” with FFXIII

Thursday, 15 July 2010 15:23 GMT By Johnny Cullen

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Yoichi Wada has told Gamasutra it would be “difficult to determine” where the Final Fantasy series should go following the release of FFXIII back in March.

The Square Enix president said it was difficult to tell if the series should become “a new type of game” or not.

“I think this is a product that was able to meet the expectations for those who know Final Fantasy,” said Wada. “There are all kinds of games around in the market today. Should Final Fantasy become a new type of the game or should Final Fantasy not become a new type of game?

“The customers have different opinions. It’s very difficult to determine which way it should go.”

Wada had said previously that FFXIII would probably signify the end of “this type of game” being developed at Square Enix.

Square fanboys in FFXIII rage shocker

During the Gama interview, Wada also touched on Final Fantasy XIII itself, saying he was pleased with how the game did in terms of sales – it shipped 5 million units worldwide and sold 5-and-a-half million units since launch – but felt some fans were “not very happy” with how it had turned out.

“Looking at the numbers alone,” he said, “it is pretty good, because we were able to release the latest Final Fantasy in all three markets of Japan, United States, and Europe in a very short period of time, and we were able to reach 5 million units rapidly — and I think this product will grow further.”

“But when it comes to the customers’ reaction to the quality of the game”, he added, “some value it highly and some are not very happy with it.”

Oh dear.

The next numbered installment in the Final Fantasy series, MMO XIV, releases in September for PC, with a March 2011 release on PS3.

As for a 360 release, never.

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42 Comments

  1. LOLshock94

    mmos are always shit and this is going to be shit

    #1 5 years ago
  2. ensabahnur

    At the end of the day, all i want is a proper sequel to the original Final Fantasy Tactics, not the BS on the GBA they released.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Alakratt

    @2

    I second that!

    #3 5 years ago
  4. loki

    @2 you absolutely right

    may be some fans “not very happy”, but i very happy

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Blerk

    They should can absolutely everything and reboot it from scratch. And take a good, hard look at some of this generation’s awesome Western RPGs before they do anything at all.

    #5 5 years ago
  6. Suikoden Fan

    well 13 fell into the trap alot of games this gen have, graphics over substance, while ff13 was long, it was mostly corridors and the ‘open’ area wasn’t that open. There werew little to no sidequests and tbh this is the second FF the other being 12,that i have playedand once finished i didn’t really want to replay it.

    This game also wen’t abit insane with the grinding too. Maybe the grinding seemed slower in this game compared to the others but either way, the power leveling just didn’t feel the same.

    If FF stayed with this direction, i doubt i’d care for a 15 that much. I wasn’t expecting much from 13 despite the enormous hype that most websites including this one gave it and going by general reaction was not deserved. Imo leave the hype to the marketing teams.

    I know they try to break the mold with each game now but its starting to feel thet are breaking the mold just to have a new selling point or beacause they have too, not because of the benefit to the gamer.

    Despite this rather negative post i didn’t hate fff13, but its not memorable, and nothing like there older work.

    also this game did actually bore me during chapters 4-6 with its rather slow character developments, it was like the middle of the story was sucked out of it, before and after those chapters was interesting but during felt snail pace.

    #6 5 years ago
  7. StolenGlory

    @2 I also agree.

    Although I am still looking forward (alabeit cautiously) to FF: Versus XIII.

    #7 5 years ago
  8. NoxNoctisUmbra

    Final Fanasy XII (12) was one of the best FF games for me. So how the heck they effed up the next one? I am hoping for the MMO version to be fun. I will try it out for about 2 or 3 months.

    #8 5 years ago
  9. ivycrew707

    I loved it needed something new…..but it was WAY to hard to find cash (gil) on the game….that was my only gripe…..dont turn it into another call of duty and keep repeating the same game plan over and over…..just open it up a little

    #9 5 years ago
  10. ekfight

    @6 thats pretty much how I feel about the game. Im going through it now, almost completed, and I cant help but wonder where the charm is.

    It looks great, and the battles are handled nicely when you get used to the system. Although I cant help thinking of the classic FF games and what gave them their charm.

    This game felt very cold compared to earlier titles. They really need to harken back to the days of great villians and proper RPGing – not corridor battle gaming.
    Exploration is key imo.

    And throughout this entire game, I knew what I was fighting for/against, but never really “who”. I think a major downfall to this game was character development (even though the game ranges in at 60+ hours). I moreso just mean the characters themselves.

    No proper antagonist really hurts a game that needs to be driving you.

    I say FF should go steampunk or, dare I say it… fantasy!

    #10 5 years ago
  11. DUFFKING

    I hope FFXV keeps the battle system from 13 and builds a more interesting game around it. The battle system is constantly involving after the half way point rather than degenerating into ‘use fire spell on enemy A, water on B, physical on C’ until you move into a new area.

    #11 5 years ago
  12. OlderGamer

    @5

    +100

    Once again Blerk spot on.

    The last FF game did very little to expand their market/fan base. A more western friendly reboot is long over due.

    #12 5 years ago
  13. Blerk

    It doesn’t even have to be more Western, just more…. 21st century.

    #13 5 years ago
  14. The Hindle

    They just need to go back to the Ps1 days FF, the worldmaps and then go back to FF 6 for inspiration for thier characters.

    #14 5 years ago
  15. ivycrew707

    @11……+1

    #15 5 years ago
  16. Blerk

    Nooo, don’t go ‘back’ – that’s half the problem. They don’t progress, and the Western RPG is leaving them behind like some kind of novelty relic of RPGs-gone-by.

    Those games were great ‘then’, but now? They’re just not going to cut it in the face of the competition.

    #16 5 years ago
  17. The Hindle

    It isnt the problem, with the Ps2 era FFS they took the whole freedom away and made it linear. If they made a FF like FF 6 7 8 or 9 with the world map and obviously FF 13s battle system i think that could be awesome.

    #17 5 years ago
  18. Blerk

    The “world map” concept’s such an 8-bit throw-back, though. They need to do it properly and have a ‘world’. Look at Oblivion/Fallout 3 and then imagine a Final Fantasy with a game world like that.

    #18 5 years ago
  19. OlderGamer

    So many folks are saying “go back, go back” I disagree. I think that lack of fundimental change is what has got the game to this point.

    Your never going to recreate the same kind of magic that was on the SNES. And the reason for that is that as a generation, we are long past the snes. If you updated the graphics, yet stuck to the classic game, you would have something like what they have now.

    Things just don’t work the same anymore. It was perfectly acceptable to have a wall of text back then. Now gamers expect voice acting and cut scenes. So we get something like the last FF.

    JRPGS used to work better years ago because you played the game in your mind. Now you play it with your eyes. Its like reading a book vs watching a movie. On the Nes/Snes you were the voice of each char(no jaring JP VOs). The story played out as fast as you wanted to read, no long cut scenes to remove your from the flow of the game.

    I just don’t think that going backwards is the answer. I feel that fundimentaly many of the games coming out of JP need to change and move forward. The JRPG is prolly the best example of that.

    Make yourself a check list of what a great RPG needs. And a list of what a RPG should avoid.

    My checklist includes such things as Exploration. Strong char development. Choices in building party/toons. Choices in story that effect the game around me. Fun combat(your going to do a lot of it, it should be more then functional/mechanical).

    I have a list of things to avoid too. Like bad voice acting. Flamboyant chars. Anoying chars. Poorly done combat. Too many cut scenes. Cookie cutter stories/chars. Games that control the how/when/and way I have to play.

    Everyones list is going to be a tad different, but when I think about most current JRPGs … they aren’t even close.

    So I say open it up, learn from western devs/games. And move forward.

    That being said FF II(NA) on the Snes still stands as one of my all time fav rpgs ever(western or eastern).

    #19 5 years ago
  20. The Hindle

    The recent Dragon Quest on the Ds is the way they should go from now on, i have not played it but its been getting rave reviews across the board.

    #20 5 years ago
  21. OlderGamer

    To be honest Hindle, that is another problem for the JRPG.

    Handlehelds. They work great in JP but not se well outside of it. If the JP stick to handhelds, I believe they will further alienate themselves from the main stream(western) audiance.

    I think the JP need a multiplatform mega hit RPG. Something pushinf 15-25M units. Something Mario/Halo/CoD big. And it can’t be on a handheld.

    #21 5 years ago
  22. The Hindle

    No Rpg or JRPG will ever do those numbers OG, as a genre its just way to niche to hit that. IF Wow cant do it then nothing can. FF 13 was flawed but it did something right to sell 5m plus copies more then any western rpg this gen btw.

    Did it deserve those numbers no way :D I dont know what can be done to make FF revelent again westernise it hmm

    #22 5 years ago
  23. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    1. Drop the stupid huge indoor locations that look like abandoned warehouses with no point to their existence.

    2. Add more outdoor locations, towns, cities, caves, water, jungles, realistic variety of locations, etc.

    3. Give players more control. Just cause it’s a final fantasy game, doesn’t mean we shouldn’t have the ability to make our player interact more with the world around us (ie. jump/climbing over bushes, fences, etc).

    4. Ideally? Take the LOOK and FEEL of FF7, and translate something more like that into 3D. (ie. extremely detailed locations, towns, etc with a strong “lived in” feel)

    Just my two cents.

    #23 5 years ago
  24. Happy Hardon Harry

    The franchise should go in the bin!FF games just aren’t good anymore.

    Square have milked the shite out of FF and it shows…

    JRPG’s in general need a major re-think.

    Still, 5 million fuck-wits went and bought a mediocre title based on the name alone. Sigh.

    #24 5 years ago
  25. Happy Hardon Harry

    loki said:
    July 15, 2010 at 3:46 pm

    may be some fans “not very happy”, but i very happy

    An idiot speaks…

    #25 5 years ago
  26. ensabahnur

    I dont think the franchise should go away, i just think they need to rethink their whole process, i mean 14-16 hours whatever it is in FF13 to get to the meat, I am sorry, i am not gonna put myself through that, i have other RPG’s i can play, and i love the FF Series, but they just need to rethink their strategy and get off of their high horse thinking they can do what they want.

    I reiterate, Final Fantasy Tactics on the PS1 even with all of its translation problems was still a great game and deserves a proper sequel.

    Give me an RPG where you have sidequests that are not necessary but will give you godlike powers if you go through with them, little things, and i hate to say it but Fable has got it right in some parts, but i want more party members in my squad.

    #26 5 years ago
  27. Boris Fett

    Stop spending 500 hours modelling a rock in the corner of the screen and you might actually have time to put in some actual gameplay.

    #27 5 years ago
  28. Hunam

    What Boris Fett said.

    Poor management. I mean who can’t make a town.

    #28 5 years ago
  29. Boris Fett

    @28 Square Enix, apparently.

    If they were able to do it for FFXII, they’re able to do it for FFXV.

    #29 5 years ago
  30. Hunam

    It’s just bizarre reading all their excuses. Boo, we can’t make a town.

    Rockstar made a fucking functioning city.

    #30 5 years ago
  31. Phoenixblight

    @29

    You forgot FF versus because it will have towns.

    As it was stated previously they focused on graphic which in turn took away the ability to make towns.

    Honestly I would settle for less eye candy for more open game play like KH series on the Ps2.

    #31 5 years ago
  32. revsoul

    I thought is was “dumbed down” quite a bit.

    To attract new people to the experience they made it too much of an action-adventure instead of sticking to what worked and expanding on that.

    Personally, I blame the cross-over to the 360 for this as a high percentage of 360 gamers are “shooter-fps” type of gamers.

    #32 5 years ago
  33. DaMan

    they should in fact ‘go back’. to the days when their titles put gameplay above crappy, pseudo intellectual, melodramatic plotlines, late SNES. that’s the point in time they should start from (and I don’t mean literally, but more in the sense that they should reconsider their approach to videogames they develop). put the genre back on the right track.

    and drop the bloody story driven approach, or at least present it in a plausible way like ie FFXII did.

    #33 5 years ago
  34. Freek

    The fact that people could legitimatly say that FF13 became fun after 25 hours when the tutorial bitt was finaly over is something they might wanna look at.

    #34 5 years ago
  35. HighWindXIX

    I would like to perform an experiment. To those of you that have played FFXIII and didn’t like it, go back and play one of those FFs that you hold so dearly in your heart and see how it feels today. I used to think that FFVI was an amazing piece of art. I played it a month ago and could not even get through the World of Balance. I for one thought that both XII and XIII were great games. I do not think FF should become more Western. I think it needs to embrace its heritage and the fact that its made in Japan and go all out. Look at Persona. Nothing Western about them at all but 3 & 4 are two of the best RPGs ever. IMO at least.

    #35 5 years ago
  36. DaMan

    odd argument.. should I also justify Resistance being a mediocre game by saying that Duke3d isn’t as fun as it felt in 1996.

    when I play retro titles myself, I do keep in mind all the limitations that were imposed by the hardware back in the days, as well as a relative lack of the same devs’ (ie Squaresoft) experience compared to today.

    #36 5 years ago
  37. Phoenixblight

    @35
    Argument fail because I still play all the previous FFs that I had enjoyed and I still enjoy them. I play them at least once a month.

    #37 5 years ago
  38. Suikoden Fan

    @35 i play retro games more than current stuff, why? because it was better, it was substance over graphics, hell even licensed titles back in the good old days were actually good unlike today.

    #38 5 years ago
  39. Kuwabara

    Ffs! cant they work on a new vagrant story instead.The titties of ff are being milked to hard and turning sour

    #39 5 years ago
  40. Phoenixblight

    @39

    Not possible since the designer bounced more than a few years ago.

    #40 5 years ago
  41. osric90

    I have an idea and many will hate me for this. Give the saga a GOOD breath of fresh air. Try without failing what you did with that shooter. Bring all the beautiful character, long story, awesome cutscenes and everything that made that game so good to a mix of Uncharted, Devil May Cry and Metal Gear Solid. Make a plot that starts from 0 to 100% by its own and it’s not necessary to play previous games to understand nor appreciate it more. Take the risk… Change its nature… There have been like 20 games that look and abuse playing too similar(except for new graphics and options).

    #41 5 years ago
  42. Catkiller

    FF13 was very long and boring, for me it would be best if the sequel will last 50 hours with optional sideqeuests and only 20hrs for the story itself. I hate long games, I rather play game more times (e.g. Resi 2) than make a long way with first completing and dont have energy for the replays. The FF franchise have to finish, at least for some time.

    #42 5 years ago

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    Xur: Agent of the Nine has made the trek to Destiny’s Tower for another week of business. Destiny’s Exotics vendor, Xur: Agent of the Nine has arrived at the Tower as per the weekly schedule. Xur will sell you Exotic weapons and armour pieces if you have the Strange Coins to afford it. He also […]

  • Bloodborne is getting two special edition PS4s in Japan

    Sony will launch two limited-edition, Bloodborne-themed PlayStation 4 bundles in Japan. Two bundles are available, one in black and another in white, complete with a controller and a headset. The hard disk cover is engraved with the title and the cover shot. Both bundles come with the collector’s edition release of the game, which was […]

  • Best Destiny videos of the week – Xur vs Cryptarch rap battle

    Destiny has once more produced a slew of entertaining, educational and occasionally baffling videos. Destiny players have repeatedly sparked crazes by exploiting the game’s little foibles – Sparrow surfing is one example. This latest one is kind of mysterious; I don’t know how it’s done, or why you would want to, but Hidden Reach has […]

  • The Sims 4 free for 48 hours with Origin Game Time

    The Sims 4 is the latest game to be offered free through Origin’s Game Time promotion. The Sims 4 is now free to download from Origin, granting you a 48 hour window to try it out and see if you want to pay for the full game. The free time starts counting as soon as […]

  • Check out Destiny’s new PvP mode, Doubles

    Destiny Crucible players can enjoy a new kind of PvP action with Doubles. Destiny may not be as PvP focused as some Halo fans were hoping, but Bungie is slowly ramping up Crucible support, starting with better Iron Banner events. Some time ago the developer promised to introduce experimental game modes, and the latest Bungie […]

  • Halo: New Blood novel launching digitally in March

    A new Halo novel will explore the backstory of Gunnery Sergeant Edward Buck. Halo: New Blood is a digital-first short novel launching on March 2. The 60,000 word novel was penned by Matt Forbeck, an award-winning author of many licensed fantasy and sci-fi publications. It’s an all-new story, but fans of Halo 3: ODST will […]

  • Destiny players purchased 1.1 million Ice Breakers last week

    Destiny players know what’s hot, and Exotic sniper rifle Ice Breaker is definitely warm. Destiny vendor Xur offered Ice Breaker for sale last weekend, much to the delight of everyone yet to find this terrific bit of gear. According to the latest Bungle Weekly Update, Xur sold 1,143,320 Ice Breakers. He left the tower with […]

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition nets GLAAD special recognition award

    Dragon Age: Inquisition has been honoured for its diverse representation by LGBT advocacy body GLAAD. Dragon Age: Inquisition will receive a special recognition award for “the many complex and unique LGBT characters prominently integrated throughout the game”. GLAAD doesn’t normally honour video games (maybe one day, if we ever have enough that deserve it), but […]

  • The Order: 1886 AR game is full of puzzles

    The Order: 1886 has spawned a new promotional website with lots of info to ferret out. Called The Order Exposed, the new site pertains to be the blog of a missing researcher, who had been hoping to uncover the secrets of the alternate history. This on its own is quite interesting but it’s also full […]

  • Grow Home is the next game to follow Child of Light, Valiant Hearts

    Ubisoft has announced another small passion project in the wake of the success of recent releases. Child of Light, Valiant Hearts: The Great War and Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon are all the products of a new initiative at Ubisoft where the publisher lets key developers rest after big triple-A projects by working on something […]

  • What mysterious reveal is Xbox teasing for May 4?

    Xbox is teasing something we’ll be waiting quite a while to learn more about. Xbox community manager Raj Patel tweeted the following earlier today: Hmm… pic.twitter.com/4wBGu6xsDc — Raj Patel (@Rajio) January 22, 2015 NeoGAF users spotted the morse code in the background of the image, which translates as follows: “Presented by Xbox, 10am PDT, 1pm […]

  • 2011 PSN hack class action settlement claim forms available

    PlayStation Network members affected by the 2011 hack and downtime can now claim part of a $15 million settlement. The PSN was down for months on end in 2011 following a major hack, which resulted in user details being compromised. Sony apologised and provided free games as compensation, but unhappy gamers banded together in a […]

  • Final Fantasy 15 has a true open world

    Final Fantasy 15 doesn’t just have “open world gameplay”, it has a true open world – one continuous stretch of environment. “The world is connected by continuous land,” director Hajime Tabata told Gamespot. “If those areas were disconnected, it would feel distant from reality. You’ll find that you’ll be able to walk or drive or […]

  • Suikoden, Suikoden 2 EU PSN release date locked down

    Suikoden and its first sequel will be available via the European PlayStation Network soon. Suikoden publisher Konami has confirmed a February 4 release date for the two RPG classics. CONFIRMED! #Suikoden I & II EU #PSN release date is FEB 4TH! http://t.co/ObOIvZDJAK pic.twitter.com/aM760R2Gez — Konami UK (@KonamiUK) January 22, 2015 It’s been a long wait […]

  • Dying Light physical release set for February 20, says Gamestop Italy

    Dying Light’s physical release has been delayed, but at least one European retailer thinks it knows what’s going on. Dying Light’s physical release date is February 20, according to Gamestop Italy. According to Tmag (Italian, via Google Translate), there’s been no response from local representatives of publisher Warner Bros. Although the digital release will take […]

  • Free online multiplayer update now available for Trials Fusion

    Online multiplayer is now available as a free update to Trials Fusion. The online component includes three new four to eight player multiplayer modes on PC, PS4 and Xbox One and up to four players on Xbox 360. These are the three new gameplay modes included with the update can be found through a previous […]

  • This video for indie survival horror Monstrum features all in-game footage

    Monstrum launches on Steam Early Access January 29 and today, you can have a look at a video for it featuring all in-game footage. Developed by Team Junkfish the survival horror game set on a derelict cargo ship which combines roguelike elements, such as procedurally generated levels and permadeath thanks to AI driven predators. Monstrum […]

  • Here’s quick look at Dead Rising: Watchtower starring Rob Riggle

    A short look at the film adaptation of Dead Rising has surfaced. Transformers director Lorenzo di Bonaventura headed the project and it was directed by Zach Lipovsky. It stars comedy actor Rob Riggle as Frank West, along with Academy Awards nominated actress Virginia Madsen (Candyman, Sideways), Dennis Haysbert (24), Meghan Ory (Once Upon a Time), and […]

  • A Kickstarter for Underworld Ascendant will launch next month

    OtherSide Entertainment, an independent games studio fronted by Paul Neurath, has announced it’s developing Underworld Ascendant. Neurath is the founder and CEO of the new studio ad his resume includes franchises such as Thief, System Shock and 1992′s Underworld Underworld. The studio hopes Underworld Ascendant will “innovate and revitalize” the fantasy genre. More details will […]

  • APB Reloaded heading to PS4 and Xbox One during Q2 2015

    APB Reloaded will indeed be heading to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One during late Q2 this year, which puts its release sometime around the end of June. Reloaded Productions announced in September 2014 it was working on bringing the free-to-play PC title to consoles during the Digital Media Wire event in New York City. The […]

  • Game of Thrones: Episode 2 -The Lost Lords arrives in February – video

    Release dates for Game of Thrones: A Telltale Games Series have been announced. A new video offering a “first look” has also appeared. Below is the story synopsis, which you may want to skip if you haven’t played Episode One. House Forrester is in disarray. Their liege lord and his heir are dead, and Ironrath […]

  • The open beta for Nosgoth has gone live

    Consider this a friendly reminder: the Nosgoth open beta has started. Announced last week, the open beta can be accessed through the official website. Once you link your Steam account, just log into the service and start downloading the client. Everyone that plays the tester will receive double XP through January 28. More information is […]

  • First gameplay footage of Homeworld Remastered Collection being shown this weekend

    Homeworld Remastered Collection news and the first gameplay footage of Gearbox Software’s remake will be revealed at PAX South this weekend. The news and video will be shown during the Inside Gearbox Software panel at 10.30am CST on Sunday. It will also be streamed on Twitch. Gearbox is hoping to have Homeworld Remastered released by […]

  • Latest Final Fantasy Type-0 HD video delves more into combat

    Square Enix has released its latest Orience News video for Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, and it provides insight into character combat styles and techniques. In the video you will see the elite combat force of Class Zero going deeper into battle to improve their skills. Combat is party-based and each of the three characters in […]

  • Something really cool happens when you finish Resident Evil HD *spoiler*

    Those who finish Resident Evil HD will be met with a really nice surprise at the end. If you wish to find out what it is on your own, DO NOT head below the break. You have been warned. According to images posted by Reddit user omeganemesis28, a thank you message from Resident Evil creator […]

  • Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain release date “should be” announced soon

    A release date for Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain “should be able” to be announced soon, according to the latest Kojima Station webcast. New information on the game will also be announced at the Taipei Game Show on January 31, per Game Spark (thanks, Gemtasu). “I know you’ve all been eagerly await for […]

  • Punch-Out!!, more Throwback offerings arrive on Nintendo US eShop

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with Punch-Out!!, Citizens of Earth and Part Two of the Throwback Sale. Here’s the entire update: Nintendo eShop releases Punch-Out!! (originally for Wii) – also 50% off until January 29 Citizens of Earth – introductory price of $11.99 until January 27 Breezeblox (Wii) Midnight (Wii […]

  • The Witcher Battle Arena has arrived on the App Store and Google Play

    The Witcher Battle Arena, CD Projekt RED and Fuero Games’ mobile MOBA, has been released. In Battle Arena, two three-hero teams fight it out as they try to capture and hold conquest points. The game features “no pay-to-win elements”, instead it contains a “player-friendly monetization system.” Every item and functionality can be unlocked entirely through […]

  • Second wave of Star Wars titles arrive on GOG, third wave next week

    The second wave of Star Wars titles will arrive on GOG.com today with more coming January 27. Today you can pick up the following: Star Wars: Rogue Squadron 3D (digital distribution premiere) Star Wars Rebellion (digital distribution premiere) Star Wars Empire at War: Gold Pack On January 27, the final three games of this wave […]

  • If Microsoft is serious about PC games, Xbox One should be the real Steam Machine

    Forget the magic space goggles. Maybe Valve doesn’t have the wherewithal to realise PC gaming’s TV dream, but Microsoft holds all the keys. If Microsoft really wants to get into PC gaming full-time, it needs to get around the table with Mr Newell and its platinum chequebook. “It’s time for us to talk about gaming […]

  • Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 1 releases on Steam next week

    Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 1 will be released on Steam for PC next week. The PC version of the was announced earlier this month and contains upgraded graphics, runs in 1080p, and has both Japanese and English audio. It will release on January 28 for $14.99. Fairy Fencer F and Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 2 also coming […]

  • Take a look at the controls and special abilities in The Order: 1886

    The Order: 1886 has a new trailer available that highlights the game’s controls and reveals the two special abilities the main protagonist has at his disposal. The game uses a similar control scheme to other shooters, but just in case you wanted to see more gameplay, we’ve got just the thing. The most interesting parts […]

  • These elderly people are better at GTA 5 than you’d expect

    Do old people get video games? Namely something known for its violence like GTA? Well, you’re about to find out. The latest REACT production sits a few elderly men and women in a room and lets them play GTA 5. The results are not what you’d expect, they start off getting a feel for the […]

  • More major Microsoft titles will be coming to PC

    Microsoft will bring more of its franchises to PC. Following on from yesterday’s big Windows stream, Microsoft has released a full recap on Xbox Wire. In the blog post, the firm hid a small bit of news revealing that Fable Legends will not be the only title to come to PC. “Today we announced that […]

  • Someone is attempting to recreate Dark Souls’ Lordran in Minecraft

    Lordran, the land of the ancient lords will soon be explorable in Minecraft thanks to a passionate modder. Davweed is a talented modder attempting to recreate the entire world of Lordran in Minecraft. Lordran is the land where the entire Dark Souls game is set. The goal is to make it a 1:1 scale of […]

  • Elite: Dangerous is getting Community Goals with update 1.1 – all the details

    Patch 1.1 is Elite: Dangerous’ first major update. Developer Frontier has detailed Community Goals, the big change coming with the patch, and more. We were told last week that big additions are coming with patch 1.1, due in February. Today, we learn in more detail what those features are. Namely, what the developer is calling […]

  • Sunset Overdrive, Skyrim and Dead Rising 3 highlight this week’s Deals with Gold

    A new week, a new set of deals for Xbox Live Gold subscribers and we’ve got the full list. Major Nelson posted the deals which are live now and run through Monday, January 26. Highlights include Sunset Overdrive, Dead Rising 3, Skyrim, Final Fantasy 13-2 and more. Check the full list below. Xbox One Dead […]

  • Survarium: 10,000 FREE Premium account keys to give away

    We have 10,000 codes to give away for MMOFPS Survarium, granting the player a Premium account for 24 hours along with 5,000 Silver coins. Each key gives the player a Premium account for 24 hours along with 5,000 Silver in-game currency. A Premium account gives you 50 percent more experience, income and reputation for 24 […]

  • “I don’t like people thinking we’re doing underhanded, dirty shit,” says Evolve dev

    Despite what it looks like, Evolve developers did not intend to give out the wrong signals when it comes to the game’s DLC plan. Evolve creative director Phil Robb spoke to Destructoid in an interview that was conducted late last year about the studio’s approach to DLC, map packs and more. Robb’s idea is that […]

  • Clock Tower spiritual successor Night Cry gets first screens

    Night Cry is coming along nicely and today we get our first look at it. Ever since the announcement of Project Scissors (at the time) last September, and then the name change to Night Cry, we’ve been waiting to see what the game looks like, especially since it’s developed with mobile platforms in mind. Today, […]

  • Tekken X Street Fighter is still happening, 40 people working on it

    Tekken X Street Fighter is definitely not vaporware. A team of 40 developers is currently working on it, according to director Katushiro Harada. Harada was interviewed by Polygon. In the interview, he touched on many topics, one of which is the status of the seemingly-never-coming-out Tekken X Street Fighter. “It’s very difficult to talk about,” […]

  • From Game of Thrones to Borderlands: all of Telltale’s adventure games rated

    Telltale Games has an impressive back catalogue of licensed adventure games to its name, and we have opinions about all of them. Note that this rundown doesn’t include bundles, the non-adventure games or games published by Telltale but created by other developers. It’s also got a fair bit of speculation in it, since at least […]

  • There is probably a new Battletoads game coming

    If you’ve watched last night’s Windows presentation you knew you recognised that logo on Phil Spencer’s t-shirt. Wearing a t-shirt with a logo of an upcoming game is an antic we’ve come to expect from Xbox boss Phil Spencer now. Based on that, we wouldn’t be alone in predicting that a new Battletoads game is […]

  • Here’s a short, 60fps trailer for DmC: Definitive Edition

    DmC: Definitive Edition has a new video available that shows the game running at 60 frames-per-second. Capcom has put out a short new trailer for the Definitive Edition of DmC: Devil May Cry that takes a look at different stages and boss fights. The video begs to watched in 1080p60 quality, if your connection can […]

  • Xbox One to PC streaming targeting 1080p, 60fps

    Microsoft has revealed that it’s looking to achieve 1080p resolution at 60 frames-per-second when the Xbox One game streaming launches later this year. The question of what final resolution and framerate Xbox One game streaming will operate at was on a lot of people’s minds when the demo was shown. Thankfully, Microsoft’s Mike Ybarra has […]

  • Microsoft is looking at offering PC to Xbox streaming

    Having announced Xbox One to PC streaming as part of its Windows event last night, Microsoft said that making the process a two-way street is on the cards. Microsoft’s Phil Spencer sat down to do a group interview following the Windows event and talked a little bit about the firm’s plans for streaming, including a […]

  • Watch John Romero play Doom

    John Romero made DOOM, and now you can watch him play it, dropping many a delightful gem of insight regarding one of the most important shooters of all time. This video was organised by Double Fine as part of its Devs Play series, a thing I only just discovered and now want to marathon all […]

  • World of Speed has gotten fairly pretty over the past year

    World of Speed has produced a new trailer, showing off the racing MMO’s progress over the past year. Announced one year ago, World of Speed is looking pretty damn shiny now. Check it out in this trailer, which introduces the Mountain Spiral Road location and teases several yet to be revealed. World of Speed comes […]

  • Minecraft user data leaked in plain text – change your passwords

    Minecraft users should change their passwords and those of any accounts using the same log-in details. Minecraft’s user data servers have apparently been compromised, with user names and passwords leaked online in plain text. 1,800 Mojang accounts were affected. The news comes via German source Heise and The Guardian and has been treated quite seriously […]

  • Resident Evil: The Final Chapter will commence filming in August

    The sixth Resident Evil movie is back on track. Resident Evil: The Final Chapter will begin filming in August, having been delayed to accomodate star Milla Jovovich’s pregnancy. In a Facebook post, Jovovich said she’s currently being very mindful of gaining enough weight to ensure a healthy birth for her second child, without the risk […]

  • Nintendo bosses “do not really understand modern gaming”, says former executive

    Former Nintendo executive Dan Adelman has provided frank insight into the Japanese platform holder’s inner workings. Adelman, who was one of Nintendo’s most important developer liaisons, left in August 2014. One of the first things he did was say that Nintendo had issued a gag order on his social media use, and shortly thereafter called […]

  • Sony’s 10% apology discount doesn’t apply to pre-orders

    Sony has updated the terms and conditions of its apology discount to exclude pre-orders. PSN members have been offered a 10% discount voucher as an apology for downtime over the holidays due to DDoS attacks. In an update to the PlayStation Blog announcement post, Sony clarified that you can’t use this for pre-orders. So. That […]

  • 343 to beta test Halo: The Master Chief Collection matchmaking fix

    Halo: The Master Chief Collection is still broken, believe it or not. The next Halo: The Master Chief Collection update is, like most of the others so far, designed to resolve the shooter collection’s ongoing matchmaking woes. 343 Industries is determined to get it right, apparently, as it’s gone so far as to elect to […]

  • Here’s the release schedule for Star Citizen’s story and first-person modules

    Star Citizen lead Chris Roberts has shared release windows for several modules of the space simulation sandbox. Star Citizen was the focus of a BAFTA Masterclass presentation yesterday, during which Roberts outlined the game’s current development milestone goals. Polygon captured the details. The first person shooter, planetside and social elements on the game are expected […]

  • Destiny: Crota’s End Hard Mode has already been beaten

    Destiny’s toughest challenge got extra tough today, but a troop of willing Guardians stepped up to the line of duty. Destiny developer Bungie has verified the identities of the first Guardians to beat hard mode for the Crota’s End raid, which launched earlier today. Bungie User Research has confirmed the World First finishers for the […]

  • All maps and modes for Battlefield Hardline detailed

    A third map and mode has been announced for Battlefield Hardline which means all modes and maps have been revealed. The new mode is Crosshair, a second competitive mode in which a former criminal “turned state’s witness” is on the run. His former buddies, who are criminals, are trying to kill him and the cops […]

  • Alien: Isolation has sold over 1 million copies

    Alien: Isolation has sold over 1 million copies, Creative Assembly and SEGA announced today, and probably in joyous fashion, although PR mails never denote the writer’s mood. The quote included from creative lead, Alistair Hope does sound as though he is super pleased with the milestone. “It has been fantastic to watch the reviews come […]

  • Fable Legends launching on PC alongside Xbox One with cross-platform play

    Fable Legends was announced for PC today during Microsoft’s Windows 10 event, along with the news it would contain cross-platform play with Xbox One. The game will allow you to play with up to four of your friends online across both platforms. A video from the team at Lionhead, which goes into more detail, was […]