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

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


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.


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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  1. Happy Hardon Harry

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

    #1 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 years ago
  7. _Sikamikanico_

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

    #7 5 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 5 years ago
  9. AHA-Lambda

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

    #9 5 years ago
  10. Massiveslag

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

    #10 5 years ago
  11. Happy Hardon Harry

    Halo 2
    Halo 3
    Halo ODST
    Halo Reach

    #11 5 years ago
  12. mington

    i didn’t know we could post pictures

    #12 5 years ago
  13. Freek

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

    #13 5 years ago
  14. mington

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

    #14 5 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 5 years ago


    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 5 years ago
  17. Happy Hardon Harry

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

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

    #17 5 years ago
  18. Happy Hardon Harry


    #18 5 years ago
  19. mington

    #19 5 years ago
  20. mington

    #20 5 years ago
  21. Crysis

    how do you do that? copy & paste?

    #21 5 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 5 years ago
  23. Gekidami

    Use HTML tags.

    #23 5 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 5 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 5 years ago
  26. freedoms_stain

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

    #26 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 years ago
  31. Kerplunk

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

    #31 5 years ago
  32. Michael O’Connor

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

    #32 5 years ago
  33. Crysis

    #33 5 years ago
  34. Gadzooks!


    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 5 years ago
  35. Herlock

    Gears its own by Epic ;)

    #35 5 years ago
  36. justiceblob

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

    #36 5 years ago
  37. Michael O’Connor

    @36 No, it isn’t.

    #37 5 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 5 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 5 years ago
  40. LOLshock94

    and your names harry thats pretty gay enough

    #40 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 years ago
  45. LOLshock94


    your giving me exacly what i want you biatch

    #45 5 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 5 years ago
  47. Michael O’Connor

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

    #47 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 years ago
  51. Spaced Oddity

    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 5 years ago
  52. Happy Hardon Harry


    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 5 years ago
  53. reask

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

    #53 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 years ago
  57. Johnny Cullen

    I like Halo.

    I’m pumped for Halo: Reach.

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

    #57 5 years ago
  58. Massiveslag

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

    #58 5 years ago
  59. Blerk

    New trailer just tweeted by that Bongos geezer.

    #59 5 years ago
  60. OlderGamer


    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).


    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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 years ago
  64. reask

    Nice trailer Blerk.
    Pat should include it I reckon.

    #64 5 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 5 years ago

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    The latest Humble Weekly Bundle is called Made in Japan, and I’m sure you can guess the theme. Pay what you want for Cherry Tree High Complete Pack (PC; Steam or DRM free), Fairy Bloom Freesia (PC; Steam or DRM free) and Influent + Language Pack (Linux, Mac, PC; Steam or DRM free). Pay more […]

  • Capcom “looking into” solutions to Resident Evil: Revelations PC co-op issue

    Resident Evil: Revelations 2 fans should sit tight for a bit, as Capcom is working on some sort of solution to the co-op issue. Resident Evil: Revelations 2 doesn’t have local co-op on PC and fans are pretty mad about that, as it was advertised ahead of release as a key feature. Although Capcom has […]

  • The games industry is disruption, says Assassin’s Creed producer

    Former Assassin’s Creed producer Jade Raymond has characterised the games industry as one long series of upsets. The games industry changes all the time, and that’s one of its best qualities, Raymond said. The ex-Ubisoft leader told Polygon that the reason seh got into games in the first place was because it “is this undefined […]

  • GTA 5 made $31 million in digital revenue in January

    GTA 5 is the highest-grossing title at the moment in terms of digital revenue, and the PSN is absolutely minting it. Digital games industry analyst Superdata has extended its scope to include console games, which means we suddenly have access to a whole bunch of data we’ve only been able to guess at, or extrapolate […]

  • Destiny: Inferno playlists debut next week

    Destiny PvP will shake things up next week with a new way to slaughter your mates in the Crucible. Destiny is already a skilled PvP game, but the new Inferno playlists will turn things up a notch with a focus on “basic gunplay”. The first of these, Inferno Control, kicks off on March 3 and […]

  • First-person camera coming to Guild Wars 2 next month

    ArenNet has announced its adding nonrestrictive first-person view to Guild Wars 2. Here’s what top expect come March 10: First-person Camera: Zooming in all the way will allow players to experience a first-person view. First-person mode is available while standing in place, walking, running, jumping, playing PvP and just about anything else. There aren’t any […]

  • Shadowrun Online signs on with Nordic

    Shadowrun Online has been given a nice little boost thanks to a distribution deal with Nordic Games. Shadowrun Online is a new team tactical RPG from Cliffhanger Productions. Although it’s already available through Steam Early Access, Nordic has agreed to distribute the finished version, which is due on Linux, Mac and PC in the second […]

  • Final Fantasy 15 is 60% finished, game world ten times the size of demo

    Final Fantasy 15 is 60% finished, according to director Hajime Tabata. Speaking with IGN, Tabata said development will kick into high gear once the Episode Duscae demo is released. “It’s about 60% now. People may look at that and say ‘well, you’ve only done five more percent!’ [since 55% in September] but it’s actually a […]

  • Destiny: you don’t need to visit the tower to access your vault

    Destiny players, you asked for it and Bungie has delivered it: you can now swap items in and out of the vault using the companion app. “Destiny needs more vault space” you cry – and yes, this is true. But while we all struggle with the limitations imposed on us by Bungie, we face all […]

  • Mortal Kombat X will contain over 100 Brutalities

    During the Mortal Kombat X stream today, NetherRealm Studios revealed Brutalities are back for the game, and stated there will be over 100 to pull off. You won’t gain any extra experience for being overly cruel with your painful moves, but you will at least get to laugh at some and “cringe” at others, according […]

  • Numenera: Strand is a film based on the game up on Kickstarter

    Numenera, the 2012 Kickstarter success and foundation for Torment: Tides of Numenera, could become a film if the Kickstarter for the movie is successful. With five days left, Monte Cook Games and Swedish film company Valdes/Eriksdotter needs £22,542 to reach its goal. Titled Numenera: Strand, it tells the tale of a drifter who “roams a […]

  • Gran Turismo 6 update adds MINI Clubman Vision, more

    A Mini Cooper has invaded Gran Turismo 6 via a new update. The Mid-Field Raceway track has also been added, and its a new and improved version of the original track from previous Gran Turismos. The new B-Spec Mode feature has also been added which allows the AI driver to race on your behalf. Additional […]

  • Nintendo is bringing New 3DS Xl and some playable titles to PAX East

    Nintendo is bringing New 3DS Xl and Splatoon with it to PAX East next month. The E3 2014 build of the game lets eight players transform into squids in a race for “splattered-paint dominance.” Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. will also be playable and featured in stage presentations at the Nintendo booth. Upcoming or newly released Nintendo […]

  • Battlefield Hardline Premium information seems to have slipped out early

    Battlefield Hardline Premium perks have apparently leaked a bit early, according to a post on Reddit. Over on the Hardline subreddit is an image which was take at a GameStop location, noting two week early access to content additional Battlepacks and more. Here’s the rundown: Four expansions Two weeks early access 12 additional Battlepacks Exclusive […]

  • Final Fantasy: Record Keeper arrives in the US this spring

    Final Fantasy: Record Keeper will be released in the US on iOS and Android this spring, DeNA and Square Enix today. The mobile titles allows players to “relive favorite moments” across all Final Fantasy installments and build a team of classic characters from across the entire franchise. If you sign up for email updates, you […]

  • Battlefield Hardline now available for pre-order, pre-download on Xbox One

    Battlefield Hardline is now available for pre-order and pre-download on Xbox One. You can pre-order it now from the Xbox Store and once you have paid for it, you can start your pre-download. Battlefield Hardline releases on March 17, and will be made available to pre-downloaders come 12.01am EDT. Check pricing and availability for your […]

  • Dying Light interactive video allows you switch between day and night

    A new video for Dying Light has been released, which allows you to hit the Z key to change between day and night. Titles Life and Death in the Quarantine Zone, the interactive story video showcases how the game changes between day and night. Daytime and nighttime are shown side-by-side but the z key allows […]

  • Havoc DLC for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare out on PS3, PS4; PC delayed

    The Havoc DLC for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is now available for PlayStation 3 and PS4. Havoc contains the four multiplayer maps Core, Drift, Sideshow, and Urban along with the AE4 directed energy assault rifle, its custom variant, and the Exo Zombies cooperative mode. You can purchase the DLC separately or pick up the […]

  • Here’s a teaser for Resident Evil Revelations 2: Episode 2

    A teaser video for the second episode of Resident Evil Revelations 2 is available, so if you’ve yet to play the first episode, you may want to skip this. Resident Evil Revelations 2′s first episode is out now. Thanks, GamesHQMedia.

  • North American eShop update is full of Donkey Kong games

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with Titan Attacks, Donkey Kong Land, Donkey Kong Country and more. eShop on 3DS Ironfall Invasion Titan Attacks! Donkey Kong Land – Virtual Console Donkey Kong Land 2 – Virtual Console Donkey Kong Land 3 – Virtual Console Luv Me Buddies Wonderland Around the World […]

  • Venture into the Valley of the Yetis next week in Far Cry 4

    The next batch of Far Cry 4 DLC, Valley of the Yetis, releases in March and Ajay Ghale will be tasked with surviving violent cultists and the mythical Yeti. Apparently the cult is looking for a secret hidden in the valley, and Ajay has discovered their motives. The DLC features co-op with a friend taking […]

  • The Butcher’s AK/CAR Mod Pack out for Payday 2, has dino masks

    The 19th DLC pack for Payday 2 title The Butcher’s AK/CAR Mod Pack is available on Steam from today. The pack will run you $4.99/€4.99 and features: 11 new weapon modifications for the AK rifles in the game 11 new weapon modifications for the CAR rifles in the game Four new masks together with their […]

  • Battle Chasers slated for PC, consoles; comic picks up where 2001 storyline left off

    Darksiders creator Joe Madureira and Vigil co-founder Ryan Stefanelli have confirmed a Battle Chasers game and a new comic are in the works at their new studio Airship Syndicate. Speaking to Polygon, Madureira and Stefanelli wouldn’t provide details on the the game, but did divulge it will be an adventure RPG with player-controlled Battle Chasers […]

  • Shovel Knight, Hotline Miami 2 discounted for Sony’s annual Spring Fever Sale

    Sony is hosting its annual Spring Fever Sale which runs for eight weeks and features a new title each week. The sale starts next week on March 3 with the launch of Helldivers. Here’s just a few items included in the sale: HELLDIVERS (PS4/PS3/PS Vita) March 3 Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number (PS4/PS3/PS Vita) March […]

  • The gold Super Mario amiibo is a Walmart exclusive

    The Super Mario Gold amiibo which surfaced via a CPSIA certificate earlier this month will be a Walmart-exclusive, Nintendo has announced. The gold-colored Mario amiibo will be released the same day as the Mario Party 10 game for Wii U and will run you $12,96 at 3,000 participating Walmart stores in the US. Along with […]

  • Here’s an overview trailer for Final Fantasy Type-0 HD

    As new gameplay overview trailer for Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, culled from the Active Time Report, stream has been sent over by Square Enix. The video provides a look at the history and environments of the Kingdom of Orience; the 14 memebers of Class Zero; the battle system with customizable magic spells; and the ability […]

  • Final Fantasy 15 video gives you a look at the game’s wildlife

    A new video shown by Final Fantasy 15 director Hajime Tabata during the latest Active Time Report, contains a look at the game’s wildlife and ecology. You can watch the full stream two hour stream through here, or a smaller clip courtesy of GamesHQMedia below.

  • Lionhead ventures into the free-to-play space with Fable Legends

    Fable Legends will be free-to-play when it launches on PC and Xbox One. According to Lionhead, the one versus four cross-platform title borrows from MOBA games such as Dota 2 and League of Legends as it will contain free, rotating heroes which will be added to a roster for a two week period. Once the […]

  • Win! 5 pairs of tickets to the Call of Duty European Championships

    We have five pairs of tickets to giveaway for the Call of Duty European Championships, taking place in London this weekend. The event takes place this Saturday February 28 and Sunday March 1 at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden. Winners can watch teams will go head to head for a $10,000 prize pot […]

  • Republique Remastered has released on Mac and PC

    Republique Remastered, which was announced earlier this month, is now available for Mac and PC. The game is 20% off through Steam, GOG and the Humble Store for $19.99 until March 4. Thereafter, it will run you $24.99. The Remastered edition contains all five episodes of the game, with 1-3 available now and the remaining […]

  • LA Cops coming to Xbox One in March

    Isometric shooter LA Cops is coming to Xbox One on March 13. Already on Steam Early Access, the game looks like it’s been heavily inspired by Hotline Miami. Walk into a room, open fire, leave bloody puddles in your wake. It’s being published by Team 17. Check out the video below for some 70s cop […]

  • We have $500 of Steam Wallet funds to giveaway!

    We’re giving away 10 Steam Wallet prizes worth $50 each to VG247 readers, courtesy of Bundle Stars. All you need to do to be in with a chance of winning $50 Steam credit is to enter your details below. Join the Bundle Stars Steam group for entry in the sweepstake, and gain extra entries for […]

  • Lapsed Final Fantasy 14 players tempted back with 10 day freebie

    Square is offering lapsed FF 14: A Realm Reborn players a chance to come back to the game for 10 days worth of free adventuring. Provided you’ve already bought and registered an account you’ll be able to play free of charge from Feb 27 to March 9. Square wants you to sample the new content […]

  • Advanced Warfare: Sledgehammer looking at “opportunities” to recreate classic Call of Duty maps

    Sledgehammer Games has told VG247 it’s looking at opportunities to recreate classic Call of Duty maps in Advanced Warfare. According to co-founder Michael Condrey, players of the latest Havoc DLC are asking how Exo abilities and verticality can be added to classic franchise maps. “We’re taking a look at some opportunities to really highlight the […]

  • GTA Online reader playlist week 7: and the winner is…

    Stuff was shot. But only one player emerged victorious. GTA Online player e031271 won last night’s VG247 reader playlist, beating myself, Matt and regulars solidorwot and Revolting. Congratulations, Mr e031271. A deserved victory. We play a GTA Online playlist in an open session every Wednesday on PS4, because it’s both funny and fun. Anyone’s welcome […]

  • Leaked screens reveal The Reef as Destiny’s new “social space”

    A handful of leaked Destiny screens seem to confirm that The Reef location will be the new social space in Destiny. The new addition is likely to be revealed as part of the upcoming House of Wolves expansion. Reddit user Megamanexe4 dropped the screens on the site earlier this morning, along with grabs that reveal […]

  • Darksiders creator teases Battle Chasers game

    Joe Madureira, creator of Darksiders, has released art that strongly suggests a Battle Chasers game is in the works. Battle Chasers was a comic book from the late 1990s that suffered notorious production problems between issues and was never finished. Madureira formed Airship Syndicate after the collapse of THQ, where he co-created Darksiders. His latest […]

  • Infamous video nasty Axe recreated in GTA 5

    The trailer for notorious horror movie Axe has been recreated in GTA 5. The shot for shot remake is the work of gigerbrick who has previously recreated exploitation flicks like Machete and Hostel using Lego. The original Axe movie was banned in 1984 in the UK but passed with cuts in the late 1990s. Movie […]

  • Payday 2 for PS4 and Xbox One includes “a year’s worth of paid DLC” for free

    Payday 2: Crimewave Edition will include a year’s worth of paid DLC from the PC version of the game for free. The new-gen version of the game will be available June 2015, and includes almost all of the paid and free DLC released so far for Overkill’s popular first-person shooter. That DLC includes The Big […]

  • Yes, Mortal Kombat X will require Xbox Live Gold or PS Plus

    Mortal Kombat X won’t bypass Microsoft and Sony’s premium online play requirements. Reports that Mortal Kombat X wouldn’t require PS Plus or Xbox Live Gold started circling earlier this week thanks to a communications error. Answering fan questions on Twitter, producer Shaun Himmerick accidentally gave the impression that premium console subs would not be required […]

  • This is what Destiny players most want next

    Destiny patch 1.1.1 has resolved or at least addressed a number of complaints voiced by the community, but there are plenty more. des Destiny community manage David “Deej” Dague has put out a call for Guardians to share their concerns – or rather, what they think the community is most concerned about. “Set aside your […]

  • Google AI can play games now, so we’re probably all going to die

    Google has brought us one step closer to our inevitable slaughter or enslavement by machine overlords. Google has developed an AI that can learn to play video games and devise brand new strategies. Let me just rephrase that: Google has created an AI that can teach itself new skills, including how to play video games. […]

  • First footage of Renowned Explorers: International Society surfaces

    Renowned Explorers: International Society is a turn-based strategy game from the team behind Reus, and it looks great. Renowned Explorers was announced almost a full year ago, but has been pretty quiet since then. Developer Abbey games has now announced that the game has hit alpha, and will be open to select testers soon. You […]

  • Cities: Skylines developer commits to mod support

    Cities: Skylines will fully support the modding community. Hailing from famously mod-friendly publisher Paradox, Cities: Skylines is a no-brainer for mod support – especially as a lack of mod support is one of the things SimCity was so heavily criticised for when it firts launched. In the developer diary below, Paradox’s Jakob Munthe is joined […]

  • Nosgoth update adds Vanguard, many fixes

    Nosgoth, the free-to-play multiplayer brawler set in the Legacy of Kain universe, has been given a significant makeover. The major feature of the latest Nosogth game update is a new playable human character called the Vanguard. “Equipped with mighty throwing axes and a shield, the Vanguard can take more punishment than any human class that […]

  • Xbox Live Gold 12 month sub $40 on Microsoft store

    Microsoft is offering $20 off 12 month Xbox Live Gold subscriptions at the moment. An Xbox Live Gold 12 month subscription will normally set you back $60, but a Microsoft Store promotion has it on offer for $40. The offer is restricted to the US store. Although you can opt to grab your sub as […]

  • Tomb Raider movie script to be penned by TMNT writer

    Tomb Raider will be Evan Daugherty’s second reboot of an established universe. The Tomb Raider movie reboot has signed on a writer and a distributor. Deadline reports Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Divergent, Snow White And The Huntsman and G.I. Joe 3 writer Daugherty will write the film. Additionally, Warner Bros. has signed on to distribute, […]

  • Shelter 2 pre-orders open, launch trailer debuts early

    Shelter 2 is a game in which you are a mother lynx and must protect a den of kittens. Yes, it’s delightful. Shelter 2 is coming to Mac and PC on March 9. Pre-orders are now available on Steam at 10% off or on with a free skin and soundtrack, or 20% off if […]

  • That Batman: Arkham Knight trailer is full of codes

    Batman: Arkham Knight’s trailer is like a Transformer – there’s more than meets the eye. The new Batman: Arkham Knight trailer contains a number of codes. Eagle-eyed users have spotted four so far, and work on cracking their meaning is progressing. According to an /r/games thread rounding up results so far, the codes pertain to […]

  • Assassin’s Creed haystacks won’t save you from a fall

    Assassin’s Creed fans, don’t try this at home. Assassin’s Creed characters can survive falls of almost any distance as long as they aim for the haystacks scattered handily throughout the environment. As you probably deduced from your familiarity with common sense, this isn’t a real thing: falling from heights kills you, the same way a […]

  • Why are people buying PS4 and not Xbox One?

    PS4 is outselling Xbox One – but why? A new report may have the answer. Last month, the PS4 outsold the Xbox One in the US again, returning it to the top of the charts after just two months away. Why? What has caused this reversal in fortunes in Microsoft’s home territory? According to a […]