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Bungie: “Safe to assume” Reach DLC will be “multiplayer-centric”

Thursday, 26 August 2010 10:41 GMT By Patrick Garratt

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Post-release Reach campaign content? Doesn’t sound like it. Maps are go, though.

“I think it’s safe to assume that we’re probably going to follow the type of model we have in the past, which would leave you to believe it’s probably multiplayer-centric,” Bungie’s Brian Jarrard, speaking at gamescom last week.

The developer said, though, that he was unable to offer any solid details on DLC plans for the shooter.

“Super-important”

In terms of general post-release support, however, Jarrard was more forthcoming.

“It’s super-important to us that we keep that pedigree; we have to support the game, we have to support our community,” he said.

“We do have a team of people that are dedicated to remaining focused on Reach for some length of time. I don’t know exactly what that’s going to entail yet. We’re still working through that.

“But, realistically I can tell you that there will be a point somewhere down the road where we will transition that responsibility over to our friends at Microsoft.

“Whenever and however that finally does occur, both sides are equally vested in making sure that the game experience and the community experience is still top notch, and that nobody suffers through that.”

Heavily supported

Halo 3 has been heavily supported with multiplay content since launch. Bungie release the Heroic Map Pack in December 2007, the Legendary Map Pack in April 2008, the Mythic Map Pack in April 2009 and the Mythic II Map Pack in February 2010.

No DLC has been released for Halo 3: ODST, but extra content did make a brief, apparently accidental appearance on Marketplace in mid-2009. The full game released at the end of last year.

Halo: Reach releases worldwide on September 14, and will see the largest marketing push yet from Microsoft.

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65 Comments

  1. Happy Hardon Harry

    It’s Halo, therefore it’ll continue to be shit! Just like the rest of Microsoft’s IP.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. justiceblob

    @1 I pretty much agree with you there, but IMO, Fable is great, and Gears is OK. The rest can jog on.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Massiveslag

    @1 Oh shut it you fucking fanboy. By your reckoning the millions of people who play Halo all over the world enjoy playing shit games. Retarded comment. I shouldn’t have expected any less from a moron who’s username is a take on a fucking Christian Slater movie.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Crysis

    i believe they’re doing a huge forge world map based for most of their current maps, so maybe another forge world with each dlc with 5 or 6 pre-built templates? sounds good to me, & maybe add background effects, i would love the option of stormey, bright, raining & regular weather, all of that would be a nice touch

    #4 4 years ago
  5. StolenGlory

    @1 You got owned. Hard.

    As far as myself goes, I don’t think I’ve been this excited about a Halo game since I put down the games I wanted with my original XBox back in 2001, when I filled out the pre-order slip :)

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Happy Hardon Harry

    Massiveslag said:
    August 26, 2010 at 10:53 am
    @1 Oh shut it you fucking fanboy. By your reckoning the millions of people who play Halo all over the world enjoy playing shit games. Retarded comment. I shouldn’t have expected any less from a moron who’s username is a take on a fucking Christian Slater movie.

    #6 4 years ago
  7. _Sikamikanico_

    What is it with all the Sony try-hards here lately? Have N4G stopped taking new members or something?

    #7 4 years ago
  8. Psychotext

    Oh sweet, this place is getting just like xbox live. Just need some racial slurs to go with the homo gif and general fuckwittery to round it out now.

    #8 4 years ago
  9. AHA-Lambda

    fucking hell why dont we have a rigid banning policy again?

    #9 4 years ago
  10. Massiveslag

    @1 & @6. Oh look at the pretty picture. Yes, you’re right; you are a homo. Good comeback retard.

    #10 4 years ago
  11. Happy Hardon Harry

    Halo
    Halo 2
    Halo 3
    Halo ODST
    Halo Reach

    #11 4 years ago
  12. mington

    i didn’t know we could post pictures

    #12 4 years ago
  13. Freek

    The more popular a site gets the less fun the community aspects get, unfortunate but true.

    #13 4 years ago
  14. mington

    hmmmm html and BB code don’t work…..how you do that…..actually it better if i dont know :P

    #14 4 years ago
  15. Happy Hardon Harry

    lol, you can’t do it. Why do fanboys take themselves so serious? It’s only a game for fuck sake. Get a life!!

    #15 4 years ago
  16. DUFFKING

    @HHH

    It’s not our fault your mum and dad are siblings, so please don’t take it out on us.

    ps the first person to use the term fanboy in a discussion is always the biggest

    #16 4 years ago
  17. Happy Hardon Harry

    DUFFKING said:
    August 26, 2010 at 11:23 am
    @HHH

    It’s not our fault your mum and dad are siblings, so please don’t take it out on us.

    #17 4 years ago
  18. Happy Hardon Harry

    Bungie+MS+Fanboys=

    #18 4 years ago
  19. mington

    #19 4 years ago
  20. mington

    #20 4 years ago
  21. Crysis

    how do you do that? copy & paste?

    #21 4 years ago
  22. mington

    um i don’t know if i should tell……i’ll write it in the forum and if Pat doesn’t like it he can delete it

    #22 4 years ago
  23. Gekidami

    Use HTML tags.

    #23 4 years ago
  24. Michael O’Connor

    You just use simple HTML tags: a href=” blah blah blah.

    Every time I see HHH post, he comes across as one of those gamers who doesn’t even *enjoy* the hobby.

    #24 4 years ago
  25. Massiveslag

    @HHH Get a life? Says the guy who has spent half his day posting pretty pictures. How about some crayons for your birthday? Or would you just eat them? Retard.

    #25 4 years ago
  26. freedoms_stain

    Some of you need to get acquainted with the phrase “Don’t feed the troll”.

    #26 4 years ago
  27. LOLshock94

    dunna if u have noticed that all of MS exclusives are all very good and get very good reviews but theyre not like sony where they just see a game and just make them exclusives so fuck your mother and suck my dick bitch

    #27 4 years ago
  28. Psychotext

    “How about some crayons for your birthday? Or would you just eat them?”

    Ok… I’ll admit that made me laugh.

    #28 4 years ago
  29. Michael O’Connor

    @27 That doesn’t even make any sense.

    And Modnation Racers is bloody awesome, so fuck you anyway! =P

    #29 4 years ago
  30. Gadzooks!

    Don’t blame the retards for posting rubbish. They don’t know any better.

    Blame the site moderators for being COMPLETELY FUCKING USELESS.

    In truth I suspect they actually WANT these pathetic flame wars for site hits.

    #30 4 years ago
  31. Kerplunk

    @26 I think the trolls are actually feeding each other. :)

    #31 4 years ago
  32. Michael O’Connor

    @30 It’s called people having different opinions. Don’t be a crybaby.

    #32 4 years ago
  33. Crysis

    #33 4 years ago
  34. Gadzooks!

    @32

    A difference of opinion between rational people can be discussed.

    Trolls are not blanaced, rational or even sane people. They dont discuss, they fling shit at each other.

    #34 4 years ago
  35. Herlock

    @2
    Gears its own by Epic ;)

    #35 4 years ago
  36. justiceblob

    @35 Gears is entirely owned and controlled by Microsoft Games Studios.

    #36 4 years ago
  37. Michael O’Connor

    @36 No, it isn’t.

    #37 4 years ago
  38. Aimless

    @36 Are you calling Mark Rein a liar? I hear he can get pretty aggressive so you should probably take it back.

    #38 4 years ago
  39. Happy Hardon Harry

    Massiveslag said:
    August 26, 2010 at 12:02 pm
    @HHH Get a life? Says the guy who has spent half his day posting pretty pictures. How about some crayons for your birthday? Or would you just eat them? Retard.

    Massiveslag, i think you’re turning Gay!

    You like games that have big, macho men, with “big guns”.

    #39 4 years ago
  40. LOLshock94

    and your names harry thats pretty gay enough

    #40 4 years ago
  41. StolenGlory

    Holy shit. Not only can we put pictures in our threads, but we can also, on the evidence of this thread at least, seemingly import WHOLE threads from Neo:GAF.

    ;)

    #41 4 years ago
  42. Massiveslag

    @HHH Dude, you have the word ‘hardon’ in your username. It’s also a take on a Christian Slater movie. You also have access to a lot of homosexual gifs. Gay, gay and thrice gay. I’d move onto another thread if I were you mate; you’re getting owned.

    #42 4 years ago
  43. Crysis

    @42, don’t feed the trolls, everytime you do, their hardon get’s bigger & bigger, quite fitting actually, though no matter how big it gets, it’ll never become what most of us call a regular penis, for that you need atleast 6″

    #43 4 years ago
  44. LePlatypus

    @40 Now you’ve pissed me off, you are the vermin of this website. Whenever I read your posts I always imagine they’re wrote by someone who has down syndrom, oh wait! they are probably more intelligent than you, you little bastard child now get the fuck off this site before you spread your super autism/down syndrom/fucktarded manners to people who aren’t generally fuckwitted

    #44 4 years ago
  45. LOLshock94

    lmfaooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

    your giving me exacly what i want you biatch

    #45 4 years ago
  46. Happy Hardon Harry

    The Halo bunch are a bit emotional, are they not. lol

    Say you don’t like the game and they come out of the woodwork like the worms they are.

    #46 4 years ago
  47. Michael O’Connor

    @46 I’m not even a Halo fan, and I think the remark was retarded.

    #47 4 years ago
  48. Happy Hardon Harry

    Michael O’Connor said:
    August 26, 2010 at 1:33 pm
    @46 I’m not even a Halo fan, and I think the remark was retarded.

    Brown nose to the rescue…

    #48 4 years ago
  49. Crysis

    @48 HAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHHAAHAHA… That laugh was AT you, not your comment, your ignorance is entertaining, you hate a game so much, that you have declared a text war against the millions who love it, WOW! big guy here, insulting something makes someone a real hero, seriously man, GTFO of here

    #49 4 years ago
  50. OlderGamer

    Freek said:

    “The more popular a site gets the less fun the community aspects get, unfortunate but true.”

    Spot on.

    #50 4 years ago
  51. Spaced Oddity

    @3
    And millions around the world also enjoy eating shitty food (McDonald’s). Numbers do not always mean quality.

    I disagree with Harry regarding to Halo being shit, but it most certainly isn’t, as a Microsoft PR once said (and I paraphrase), “Star Wars for a new generation.”

    #51 4 years ago
  52. Happy Hardon Harry

    @49

    Get a real username, you’ve named yourself after the most mediocre game in the world, Crysis.

    Your taste in games is in your arse!

    #52 4 years ago
  53. reask

    Looks like someone didn’t take there medication today.
    Ah well. :(

    #53 4 years ago
  54. Happy Hardon Harry

    reask said:
    August 26, 2010 at 1:54 pm
    Looks like someone didn’t take there medication today.
    Ah well.

    Crysis’s alt account speaks…

    #54 4 years ago
  55. Michael O’Connor

    @52 Fail troll is fail.

    Did you seriously call me a sycophant? Really? *laughs* Wow… just… wow. Ignorance is bliss, I guess.

    #55 4 years ago
  56. Massiveslag

    @51 I never said that being popular had any correlation with quality; I merely asked HHH to stop foisting his ill conceived fanboy opinions on all and sundry, and doing everyone a favour by giving him a good owning.

    That said, Halo Reach will have exceptional gameplay mechanics, great visuals (for a console), a steady stream of quality DLC, great support and continuous development and honing. It will also probably receive a Metacritic score well in the 90′s and will sell millions upon millions of copies. It will be without doubt a ‘quality’ product, and anyone who doubts that is blinkered to say the least.

    I think we all take PR with a pinch of salt, whether it’s MS, Sony or any other developer.

    #56 4 years ago
  57. Johnny Cullen

    I like Halo.

    I’m pumped for Halo: Reach.

    There. Let it be lollypops, rainbows and tits again.

    #57 4 years ago
  58. Massiveslag

    @57 Halo and tits? And there was much rejoicing…

    #58 4 years ago
  59. Blerk

    New trailer just tweeted by that Bongos geezer.

    #59 4 years ago
  60. OlderGamer

    HHH

    I assure you reask is not crysis.

    reask is on my fl, and I have talked to him a bit(thos still seem to miss each other when it comes to playing Halo3 online!)(damn times zones).

    @56

    Yep, and another nice thing about Halo Reach is that the game should be well populated for a very long time. Nothing worse then getting a game you enjoy playing to find that each time you log in the rooms are half empty. Fat Princess and Warhawk – I am looking at you!

    #60 4 years ago
  61. Retroid

    Oh dear, someone left a jar of fanboy on the radiator and it’s already fermented into fuckwit and stunk the room out :(

    #61 4 years ago
  62. Crysis

    @54, you’re paranoid, i named myself Crysis, because my name is Chris & thought it was the closes resembled game to my name so i chose it, the game is kinda meh, but the 2nd one is looking good so far

    #62 4 years ago
  63. reask

    Never mind OG I knew It would take the bait.
    After all I never mentioned anybody. ;)
    At least it knows it is a tit anyway which is something I suppose.

    Halo reach I definitely want to get some play time with you OG.

    #63 4 years ago
  64. reask

    Nice trailer Blerk.
    Pat should include it I reckon.

    #64 4 years ago
  65. frostquake

    Hmmmm, Not really surprised about this. Halo has always been centered around the Multiplaya…I am pretty much only a Single Player..the only Multi I do is on Resistance 2.

    I would love some Single Player Download along the lines that Dragon Age Orgins and Mass Effect do..but hey I understand, I have friends that are exclusive Multiplaya’s and hate Single Player games…So we need Multiplaya’s map packs for those COD and Halo players…I just hate it when you release a Game like MW2 that really just tacks on a single player experience and focuses on Multiplaya…

    Just think they have a market for both, and could actually release an in-depth Single Player Game on one Disc and then release a Multiplayer Only Game on one Disc as well…but this does cut into profits so I understand…I just think there is a strong market of single player only games and a strong market for multi-player only games as well…

    So I would love some Single Player Downloadable Content from Halo: Reach…but I don’t ever expect it…and I don’t fault them for supporting the VERY STRONG Halo Multi-Player Community…Just like I would hope the Multi-player Community doesn’t Fault a Strong Single Player Community…
    for games like Dragon Age and Mass Effect…

    I think we can all exist in the same space, I am sure both Communities will always wish for more in their area of favorites.
    :)

    #65 4 years ago

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    Dragon’s Dogma Online will be a free-to-play title for PC, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3. Set for release this year, Dragon’s Dogma Online has a lobby which will support up to 100 players, is open-world, and the executive producer is Hiroyuki Kobayashi. Players can form groups with up to four players or pawns while raids […]

  • Watch this release video for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel DLC Lady Hammerlock

    The Lady Hammerlock DLC for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel releases today on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, and coinciding with the release is the launch trailer. In the Lady Hammerlock DLC, players are introduced and will be able to step into the shoes of Sir Hammerlock’s sister, Lady Aurelia the Baroness. The DLC will run […]

  • Free DLC for Tales of Zestiria takes place after main storyline

    Free DLC will be released in Japan for Tales of Zestiria, and while Bandai Namco has yet to state whether it will be released westward with the core game this summer, it’s an interesting slice of content. According to information from Jump posted by Siliconera, the DLC Alisha After Episode: What Is Reflected In The […]

  • This video of a Paris flat looks the real deal, but it’s all Unreal Engine 4

    I’m not entirely sure when, or how, this fella managed to sneak into my secret flat in Paris and film it, but since it’s out there I may as well share it with you. All joking aside, this video is rather amazing. It provides a virtual tour of a flat located in Paris; however, it’s […]

  • The Witness passes key development milestone, still no release date

    The Witness has seemingly come back from the dead. Creator Jonathan Blow has posted an update on the game’s development. Surely you still remember The Witness? Jonathan Blow’s follow-up to Braid, which was shown during the PlayStation 4 reveal event all the way back in February 2013? Well, today we got our first development update […]

  • You can now take selfies in World of Warcraft

    The latest patch to World of Warcraft has added a S.E.L.F.I.E. Camera to the game. And it does exactly what it sounds like it does. Patch 6.1 is currently being deployed to World of Warcraft’s Public Test Realms (PTR). There’s a massive list of patch notes, but the most pressing one, other than Twitter integration, […]

  • Hellblade: early gameplay and prototype footage revealed

    The latest developer diary for Hellblade is here with a look at some early gameplay prototypes and a peek at some polished areas. Hellblade developer Ninja Theory has revealed even more details of how game development works behind the scenes. The eighth part of this ongoing diary shows early gameplay footage along with some intriguing […]

  • Resident Evil Revelations 2: Raid mode offline-only on launch, more details

    Capcom has revealed a tonne of new details about Raid mode in Resident Evil: Revelations 2. Capcom has confirmed that Raid mode will launch with the first episode of Revelations 2 in February. You will be playing it offline only though, either solo or in split-screen co-op. As for the online portion, Capcom promised it […]

  • Watch the first 20 minutes of Life is Strange

    The first 20 minutes of Life is Strange have been posted online for anyone to watch. The opening 20 minutes of Life is Strange set the stage for what kind of game it is. The kind that you’ll probably like if you’re a fan of Telltale games. The video is courtesy of consolewarsofficial and you […]

  • Don’t blame Ubisoft for cancelling keys – blame the culture of overpriced games

    Publishers need to drop PC games prices in order to stem the flourishing grey market, says Matt Martin. “How are you going to sell me Far Cry 4 for £45 when I can pick up Far Cry, Far Cry 2, Far Cry 3, Far Cry: Blood Dragon and extra DLC for just £30?” Some players […]

  • Dragon’s Dogma Online is real, full reveal in this week’s Famitsu

    What’s been heavily-rumoured to be the next instalment in the Dragon’s Dogma franchise, Dragon’s Dogma Online, will be fully revealed this week. According to a recent post by Famitsu, the magazine’s upcoming weekly issue, which releases January 29, will contain a massive feature on Dragon’s Dogma Online. The magazine will dedicate 18 pages to all […]

  • Valve responds to recent Counter-Strike match-fixing scandal, bans offenders

    Valve has investigated the recent case of match-fixing involving two teams in the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive professional scene and decided to ban those involved from future tournaments. Recent allegations involving match-fixing between iBUYPOWER and NetcodeGuides.com – two of the professional teams that played in Cevo Season 5 – came to light. Valve has took notice […]

  • Having issues playing Grim Fandango Remastered on PS4? Sony is offering help

    Sony has offered a few steps to help those who are having issues with their pre-loaded PS4 installs of Grim Fandango Remastered. A few reports have started to appear online from users who’ve pre-ordered and pre-loaded Grim Fandango Remastered on their PS4 consoles. Sony has since posted a support thread on the official forums, to […]

  • Get Dragon Age: Inquisition for $36 and more in EA’s Xbox One sale

    Many EA digital games are being offered at considerable discounts on Xbox One right now. The latest EA sale is pretty good, offering sales on many AAA titles. It’s only available on Xbox One, with extra savings for Xbox Live Gold subscribers. The list below covers prices for Gold Subscribers. Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare […]

  • Grim Fandango Remastered reviews round-up, all the scores

    Grim Fandango Remastered is a classic game brought into the new generation, so it’s time for everyone to know how great it is. The reviews for Grim Fandango Remastered have started popping up and as per usual, we’ve collected a few of them below. Grim Fandango Remastered is, as the name suggests, a remastered version […]

  • The Witcher 3: latest build is 1080p on PS4, 900p on Xbox One

    The recent preview build of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt was running at full-HD resolution on PlayStation 4 and 900p on Xbox One. German website Gamestar attended the recent preview event for The Witcher 3 and examined the three versions that were on offer, PC, PS4 and Xbox One. Here’s the quote, courtesy of Google […]

  • Joystiq is likely to close – rumour

    AOL is rumoured to be closing its video game site, Joystiq. Re/code is reporting that AOL is likely to close its video game site Joystiq soon, according to “various sources.” The move is part of a company-wide restructuring that will affect Joystiq and other “under-performing content properties.” Joystiq is one of the most renowned sites […]

  • The Last of Us movie will be “pretty faithful” to the game

    The Last of Us will bring many of the same elements to the big screen as the small one, according to writer Neil Druckmann. Although The Last of Us will have to be adapted in various ways to make the transition from lengthy interactive adventure to cinema-friendly story arc, Druckmann is hoping to keep the […]

  • Microsoft is fixing Xbox One’s slow controllers

    Xbox One control pads have many charms, but quick start up is not one of them. The Xbox One controller currently takes up to five seconds to connect to your console after switching on, which is an eternity for someone with an attention span as short as mine. Luckily, Microsoft is working to fix this […]

  • Lucius 2 releases on Friday the 13th (of course)

    Lucius 2 has a really fitting release date. Lucius developer Shiver Games has produced a follow-up to the dark tale of an evil child, and it’s coming your way on February 13 – which just so happens to be a Friday. Lucius 2: The Prophecy will set you back $20, and release through Steam. As […]

  • Saints Row 4: Re-Elected PS4 recalled in Australia, incorrect content to blame

    Saints Row 4: Re-Elected has been recalled in Australia due to a mysterious manufacturing issue. An Australian PR representative said that the retail PS4 version of Saints Row 4: Re-Elected has “a serious manufacturing issue” and has been recalled nation-wide. Here’s what we were told (emphasis mine): “A manufacturing issue has caused an incorrectly classified […]

  • The Whispered World follow up now coming to PS4, too

    Deadalic’s gorgeous-looking adventure Silence has been confirmed for a fourth platform. Originally announced for Mac and PC with an Xbox One port one revealed at a later date, Silence is now on its way to PS4 as well. All versions are due later this year. Silence is Deadalic’s first multi-platform release and in my mind […]

  • Mythbusters to tackle DOOM this weekend

    DOOM is the subject of the next episode of Mythbusters. Having been airing for over ten years now, Mythbusters has pretty much run out of myths to bust, which is why we find ourselves in 2015 with an episode dedicating to answering the question “could DOOM be real?” Bethesda has rveealed that the January 31 […]

  • Destiny hosting a Bungie Bounty – go go go

    Destiny players have a chance to take down Bungie employees in return for one of the most exclusive vanity items in the game. Destiny’s Bungie Bounties usually feature guests from the community, and today’s event is no exception. Joining Bungie community manager David “Deej” Dague are several members of Bungie.org, the developer’s most staunch fan […]

  • Elite: Dangerous developer issues lay-offs

    Elite: Dangerous team Frontier Developments has had to let staff go. At least 15 staff have been laid off from the developer’s Halifax studio. According to an investor update, this decision will allow Frontier to focus its efforts at its primary studio in Cambridge, England. “With its business emphasis now on two major self-published franchises, […]

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition tavern songs free for a limited time

    Dragon Age: Inquisition tunes can be yours for the bargain price of zero cashmoney. The tavern songs from Dragon Age: Inquisition will be made available for purchase from various digital distributors sometime after February 9. Until then, though, you can have them for free – including their sheet music. To take advantage of this generous […]

  • Even the Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 teaser is frightening

    Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 is probably going to be just as tense and uncomfortable as its two prequels. This teaser for Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 is the first we’ve heard of the project since creator Scott Cawthon confirmed it is in the works. The third entry in the series is now up on […]

  • 6.6 million Xbox consoles shipped last quarter

    Xbox One and Xbox 360 console sales were strong last quarter, although Microsoft isn’t talking hard numbers yet. Microsoft shipped 6.6 million Xbox 360 and Xbox One consoles to retailers in the quarter ending December 31, the company revealed in its latest financial briefing. This figure wasn’t broken down by platform, and Microsoft didn’t supply […]

  • Homeworld Remastered Collection: five minutes of b-roll footage

    We may not have proper, uncut gameplay footage of the Homeworld Remastered Collection, but we have the next best thing. Homeworld Remastered Collection was confirmed to release on February 25. Gearbox has only showed a trailer, but no extended gameplay demos. There was however a b-roll video showing at PAX South, and we’ve embedded it […]

  • Grim Fandango Remastered looks sharp in these new screens

    Grim Fandango will come back from the dead with the Remastered edition, and it’s looking great. Grim Fandango Remastered has a few new screens available to prove that even old games can look stunning with the right remaster, especially ones with an already well-defined art style. Have a look at them below and get excited. […]

  • Battlefield Hardline: beta weapons, maps, modes, progression system and more

    The Battlefield Hardline beta will include a third new map and a new game mode, on top of what’s already announced. You may remember last week DICE started a community mission for all Battlefield 4 players. The goal was to reach 2 billion points playing Rush mode. That goal has been achieved and as a […]

  • Dying Light launch trailer is one last display of its forte

    The launch trailer for Dying Light is here one day ahead of the game’s release. Techland and Warner Bros. have put out the launch trailer for Dying Light. The trailer is a short reminder of the game’s main selling points: free-running, weapon crafting, drop-kicking zombies. Reviews should start to come out tomorrow for the game […]

  • Watch The Witcher 3 developers stream new gameplay on Twitch

    The Witcher 3 developer CD Projekt RED is hosting a Twitch live-stream to show off brand new gameplay footage and answer some fan questions. The live-stream will start at 7:00pm GMT, 2:00pm EST, 11:00am PST. It will show off plenty of new footage, some of which was shown only to the press so far. The […]

  • Finally, some screens for Final Fantasy 15

    Patience is a virtue and we finally have our hands on a few gameplay screens from Final Fantasy 15. There’s not a lot of them, but they show the impressive lighting and they’re all gameplay as far as I can tell, so take a look. There is no release date for Final Fantasy 15 as […]

  • Here’s 15 minutes of gameplay from The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt in 1080p

    The Witcher 3 has a new direct-feed, 1080p video available that’s 100% gameplay. Would you like some gameplay of The Witcher 3 in beautiful 1080p? Why, of course you would! The gameplay below shows combat, conversations, travelling. In short, it’s a small sample of everything the game will offer. If you’re looking to learn much […]

  • Two Mortal Kombat X characters to be revealed this week

    Mortal Kombat X will get not one, but two character reveals this week. Mortal Kombat creator Ed Boon has been at again on Twitter, teasing all kinds of reveals over the past few days. Firstly, Boon tweeted this image, which at first glance appears to show a character holding a bow. However, further examination by […]

  • Planetside 2 successfully claims the Guinness World Record for biggest FPS battle

    The Planetside 2 community has successfully organised an online battle involving over 1000 players, breaking the previous Guinness World Record. The event, which was organised by Planetside Battles was pitched to the community last week. 1,158 players have answered the call, smashing the record for “Most Players Online in an FPS Battle.” The previous 999 […]

  • Microsoft aiming for Xbox One-to-PC streaming to function while you watch TV

    Streaming Xbox One games to PC while you watch TV on the console through the HDMI pass-through is something Microsoft is hoping to achieve when the service launches with Windows 10. Microsoft’s Phil Spencer has been on Twitter answering fan questions following last week’s Windows 10 event. One interesting bit that came out of those […]

  • Everything we know about The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is sure to be one of the biggest RPGs of the year, due for release in May on PC, Xbox One and PS4. Delayed since its target release of 2015, CD Projekt Red’s latest game takes the series to a true open world environment, and charges the player with tracking […]

  • Battlefield Hardline beta date leaked – rumour

    According to an email sent to some YouTubers, the upcoming beta for Battlefield Hardline is scheduled for February 3. The date for the Battlefield Hardline beta is believed to be February 3. It comes from an email that’s been sent by Ronku to various YouTubers reminding them of the starting date, February 3. Ronku is […]

  • The history of The Witcher: beyond the Road With No Return

    We take a look at The Witcher franchise, from the original short stories to its blockbuster video games. The world was first introduced to Geralt through a set of short stories called The Witcher (English translation) written by author Andrzej Sapkowski. The first short story was published in the Polish fantasy and science fiction magazine […]

  • Bringing The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt to life

    In The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, CD Projekt RED takes a whopping enormous map and fills it with stuff you actually want to see and do. Do you remember back before Oblivion came out there was a lot of chat about how much more lifelike and realistic the NPCs would be? Rather than just hanging […]

  • The big Witcher 3 questions answered: delays, playing as Ciri, and why enemies don’t scale

    Spending some time with The Witcher 3 level designer Miles Tost we were able to put some of our immediate questions to him after playing the game for over 4 hours. “That sense of improvement doesn’t happen if the monsters around you remain the same strength, there’s no sense of achievement.” Tost is a relaxed […]

  • The Witcher 3 sets a new generational standard for graphics

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is the new standard in outrageously pretty. “The Witcher 3 is more than just eye-candy. Destiny, once the loveliest thing I had ever looked upon, has been outclassed.” The Witcher 3 is even better looking than the screenshots would have you believe, and until you see it in motion, running […]

  • The Witcher 3: hands-on with the RPG of the year

    Getting to know a bawdy hero; Geralt of Rivia’s third outing is accessible, untamed, and dripping with story. Warning: some spoilers are inevitable. “The Witcher 3 is horror and violence. It’s charming, witty and cheeky. Like Geralt, it knows what it wants and it’s going to grab it with both hands.” The Witcher 3: Wild […]

  • Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel gets Lady Hammerlock DLC tomorrow

    The Lady Hammerlock DLC for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel will be released on PS3 and Xbox 360 tomorrow, January 27. The new playable character comes with three skill trees and the action skill Cold As Ice. If you haven’t bought the season pass for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel you can download the DLC for $9.99, you lucky […]

  • A limited edition 20th Anniversary PS4 just sold for $128,000

    Sony has just auctioned one of its limited edition 20th Anniversary PS4 consoles for over $128,000. The model had the serial number 00001, according to the Wall Street Journal. “We appreciate all who participated in the auction and are surprised at the highest bid price, which was higher than our expectations,” said a rep for […]

  • Here’s Killer Instinct’s new Omen and Golem fighters in action

    Microsoft has revealed Killer Instinct Season 2′s fighter Omen in a new trailer. Stick around for the end of the video and you’ll also get a peek at another new fighter, Golem. Omen is a bonus character and as such isn’t available as part of the main season roster. He’s available for free to Ultra […]

  • Digital copies of Far Cry 4 are being deleted from Uplay

    Ubisoft appears to be deleting copies of Far Cry 4 bought through digital third-party retailers. According to the Ubisoft support forums, copies of the game acquired via G2Play and G2A are being removed from Uplay. Users had not been given any warning by publisher Ubisoft that the game will be removed, although it is now […]

  • Gearbox wants “badass” talent for the next Borderlands

    Borderlands 3 may not have been announced at PAX this weekend, but studio boss Randy Pitchford is currently recruiting for the next game in the series. We are recruiting for next Borderlands. This is the big one. Industry badass? E-mail me: heyrandy@gearboxsoftware.com pic.twitter.com/ZG9dLytX1B — Randy Pitchford (@DuvalMagic) January 26, 2015 A recruitment push would suggest […]

  • Destiny: less grind, fairer economy in House of Wolves DLC

    Destiny developer Bungie has said it aims to lessen the grind in House of Wolves, and it won’t repeat mistakes it made with rewards in The Dark Below. Gear rewards will be fairer, according to lead designer Luke Smith in a Neogaf thread. For example, buying from a vendor should not invalidate gear rewarded for […]

  • Halo: The Master Chief Disaster

    Over two months since release and Xbox One’s big Christmas game is still a turkey, says Rich Stanton. “The game has now been available for two-and-a-half months, including the blockbuster Christmas season, and by any reasonable standard it doesn’t work.” Halo: The Master Chief Collection launched worldwide on November 11, 2014. Intended as something of […]

  • Homeworld Remastered Collection dated, first gameplay footage released

    Homeworld Remastered Collection has a release date, and as promised, the gameplay footage of Gearbox Software’s remake has been released along with the news that Homeworld Shipbreaker development continues. The video was shown during the Inside Gearbox Software panel earlier this morning at PAX South. Last year, Gearbox had said hoped to release the title […]

  • Clock Tower spiritual successor Night Cry has landed on Kickstarter

    The Kickstarter for Clock Tower spiritual successor, Project Scissors, recently announced as Night Cry, has launched. A teaser directed by The Grudge director Takashi Shimizu was released for the game earlier this month, and the full short film can be viewed below. Shimizu is also creative director on the project and Silent Hill creative and environment […]

  • Toukiden Kiwami mission trailer released, pre-order bonuses detailed

    Pre-order bonuses for Toukiden Kiwami have been announced for PlayStation 4 and Vita. Here’s the pre-order bonus list for each participating retailer: North America GameStop – Armor inspired by new slayers Reki and Soma’s costumes and classic armor from Toukiden‘s six original NPC slayers. Amazon – 2 exclusive pieces of armor: a set of Tenko […]

  • More Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Final Fantasy 15 info doled out by Tabata

    Final Fantasy Type-0 HD director Hajime Tabata took part in a Reddit AMA yesterday, and answered a variety of questions pertaining to the game and Final Fantasy 15. According to Tabata, the first playthrough of the game will last around 40 hours, but “the real fun” starts from the second playthrough which contains new events. […]

  • This video gives you an idea of what Borderlands Online is like

    A video for Borderlands Online, the China-exclusive title from 2K, Shanda Games and Gearbox, has been released. Posted on MMO Culture, the video was released to announce the “technical test” which started today. Borderlands Online is an instance-based online shooter, and will probably never reach western shores. Still, you can have a look anyway.