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Crytek: PC “easily a generation ahead” of PS3, 360

Thursday, 25 November 2010 14:42 GMT By Johnny Cullen

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Crytek CEO Cevat Yerli has told Edge that PC is still “a generation ahead” of PS3 and 360 in terms of the quailty.

Speaking to the mag (via CVG), Yerli said, however, the focus of developers on PS3 and 360 is holding back the PC platform.

“As long as the current console generation exists and as long as we keep pushing the PC as well, the more difficult it will be to really get the benefit of both,” he said.

“PC is easily a generation ahead right now. With 360 and PS3, we believe the quality of the games beyond Crysis 2 and other CryEngine developments will be pretty much limited to what their creative expressions is, what the content is. You won’t be able to squeeze more juice from these rocks.

“I generally think it’s still developers’ mentality [to blame],” he added. “A lot nowadays don’t consider PC a big issue any more; their [sales] expectations are nowhere near what they are for the console versions. Until the PC market creates comparable revenues, companies are not going to spend enough on the PC SKU of a game.”

Crytek are currently developing Crysis 2 for PC, 360 and PS3 for a March release.

The German company is also creating 360 exclusive Codename Kingdom.

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54 Comments

  1. StolenGlory

    I smell a pre-emptive excuse for what will likely end up to be poor console versions of Crysis 2.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. theevilaires

    ^ + 1 :) just shut up and release the game Crytek.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. f1r3storm

    I’m actually happy with console tech right now. Peeps should now focus more on gameplay.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Erthazus

    @1 Because it’s not a fact that PC is a generation ahead?

    console tech is a 2006-2007 story.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. evilashchris

    Well yeah, the consoles are 5 years old. Duh.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. StolenGlory

    @4

    Yep, I agree with you on the fact, i’m just saying they’re gonna use it as an excuse when the console versions end up running at 15 FPS and have screen tearing all over the place.

    #6 4 years ago
  7. G1GAHURTZ

    @1: Spot on.

    #7 4 years ago
  8. Anders

    I actually don’t think that games needs to be better looking than what they are on PS3/360 now. Shiny graphics is fun, but what @3 said.

    #8 4 years ago
  9. G1GAHURTZ

    I think games could look a huge amount better than they currently do.

    I think that the problem is that right now, a £10,000 gaming PC doesn’t produce graphics significantly better looking than a 360 or PS3.

    Sure, the resolution is much higher, with more AA and a bit ‘light scattering fog’, but not much more than that.

    Until we get real-time Disney Pixar quality visuals on PC, I don’t think the current gen of consoles will ever look that much worse.

    #9 4 years ago
  10. Erthazus

    @8 if you are looking for the platformer – Mario, Kirby experience than no.

    But for me who likes immersive games i need a better visuals. God Of war III, Crysis graphics are always welcome if devs can push themselves hard.

    Consoles are old and because of them you can’t create new experience that are just not graphically superior. You can’t push art, except for some epic platformers like Kirby’s Epic Yarn and e.t.c.

    @6 If you played the beta, it’s already not the best port. Loading textures in the game and low effects and textures. You can see it in youtube.

    @G1GAHURTZ, “I think that the problem is that right now, a £10,000 gaming PC doesn’t produce graphics significantly better looking than a 360 or PS3.”

    Have you ever played METRO 2033, STALKER, CRYSIS 1, GTA4 ARMA 2, Battlefield:BC2 or RAGE on PC with maximum graphics quality?
    I think not and you don’t need this amount of money for super high end PC.
    Another one that know about PC gaming *a lot*.

    you need 900$ at best for the best setup for 2 years and another 2 years if you want to play with middle graphical options.

    #10 4 years ago
  11. Quiiick

    I’d love to see better console graphics.
    In other words: It’s time to release PS4/Xbox720.

    #11 4 years ago
  12. Psychotext

    At the top end it’s arguably more like two generations ahead at this point. There’s no way the next PS / Xbox is going to be packing anything like the sort of power offered by a Core i7 Extreme / GTX580 combo.

    Well, unless they’re released in 2014 or something anyway.

    #12 4 years ago
  13. freedoms_stain

    tech wise it doesn’t have to be about better looking games, but things like better loading times (seriously guys, loading times on consoles are painful if you play on pc too) the number of things you can have on screen without compromising frame rates or visual fidelity.

    But tbh, if I have a 1080p display I would like my games to run in 1080p.

    edit:

    @9, last week I was playing Mass Effect on PC with an older gpu at 720p with medium textures and high particle detail, probably roughly what you’d get on a 360. Yesterday I installed a new gpu capable of running the game 1080p with everything set full.

    My jaw fucking dropped. The difference wasn’t significant? It was staggering.

    #13 4 years ago
  14. StolenGlory

    @10

    Yeah, I saw/played the 360 code at the Eurogamer Expo.

    Fucking dreadful.

    #14 4 years ago
  15. Crysis

    Thank you Cpt. Obvious, that’s like stating “My PSP is much more powerful than your Tamagotchi”.
    But the main difference while gaming between the conole & pc is the experiance.
    PC support with Multiplat games isn’t the greatest, & for the same price for top end graphics, well i could just buy a PS3 & a 360 & half a dozen games for the same price as the Graphics card, i prefer the console experiance even if it is less detailed.

    #15 4 years ago
  16. Erthazus

    @Psychotext, “GTX580 combo”

    Oh man… that thing with combo will destroy any console, it’s the fastest GPU on the market. Not the best one.

    5970 HD still takes the crown.

    #16 4 years ago
  17. Psychotext

    You sure? the 580 seems to be handing the 5970 its ass here: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gtx-580-gf110-geforce-gtx-480,2781-6.html

    #17 4 years ago
  18. ybfelix

    It doesn’t neccessarily need the combo though, TV’s 1080p resolution won’t get any higher in like 10 years. Would be interesting if we manage to make practical naked eye 3D during that time..

    #18 4 years ago
  19. Psychotext

    Maybe we’ll have 4k in 10 years. Stranger things have happened.

    But even so, they’ll always find a way of giving us jaggies and tearing, even with stupidly powerful kit. ;)

    #19 4 years ago
  20. pukem0n

    and this is news how?

    #20 4 years ago
  21. Erthazus

    @17 it’s Metro 2033. They have Nvidia support since launch. Of course it will be always better with Nvidia.

    Here you go a test of benchmarks. Everything what supports Nvidia is basically better. 580 GTX is the fastest GPU on the market right now. But not graphically superior, although tesselation is incredible.

    http://gizmodo.com/5685541/nvidia-geforce-gtx-580-review-the-real-fermi-arrives

    #21 4 years ago
  22. Anders

    “But for me who likes immersive games i need a better visuals. God Of war III, Crysis graphics are always welcome if devs can push themselves hard.”

    So because I don’t think that the appeal of games lies in graphics, I must be a casual gamer?

    The higher the threshold for graphics in games become, the more expensive they will be to develop. Higher development costs means less risk taking from the developer and publisher side, which means less Singularity and Alan Wake and more Call of Duty and Just Dance.

    #22 4 years ago
  23. freedoms_stain

    @22, you seriously want to pick Alan Wake when arguing about development costs?

    #23 4 years ago
  24. OrbitMonkey

    @22 +1 :D

    #24 4 years ago
  25. Erthazus

    “So because I don’t think that the appeal of games lies in graphics, I must be a casual gamer?”

    Where i said that?

    #25 4 years ago
  26. M2Kx

    This guy is so lame, everytime you read something, that he said it’s always the same, boring sh**…

    #26 4 years ago
  27. OrbitMonkey

    @23 I think that’s his point. As graphics get more advanced games like Alan Wake will cost so much more & what developer is gonna risk it? Who can afford to?

    #27 4 years ago
  28. Anders

    @23 Exactly. Alan Wake is one of many examples of developers getting burned after trying something new and exciting. Will Remedy dare to try something like that again? Will other developers?

    #28 4 years ago
  29. triggerhappy686

    Has anybody actually seen Metro 2033 at 1920*1080 on highest settings?? It looks ABSOLUTLEY STUNNING, best PC graphics ive seen this year. Im not even sure next gen consoles will be able to achieve this…

    #29 4 years ago
  30. Erthazus

    @29 yeah, mate… that thing blows a fucking mind.

    but with 3D it’s just blows your brains off. I tried it in 3D in PC shop, i can’t afford 480 GTX SLI for now, but thats mental.

    #30 4 years ago
  31. freedoms_stain

    @27, Alan Wake took so long and cost so much because they developed 75% of the game then almost completely redesigned it from the ground up. If anything Alan Wake is an example of how budgets can afford to get bigger and still make money.

    @28, er are you sure that’s an example of what it is?

    #31 4 years ago
  32. Anders

    @31 With 800 000 copies sold, Remedy would’ve lost money even if they had developed it in two years instead of six.

    #32 4 years ago
  33. back_up

    completely wrong PS3 “easily a generation ahead” of PC, 360 and Wii.

    #33 4 years ago
  34. triggerhappy686

    @ 30 i played it maxed out on a GTX 295 and 3GHz Quad core in DX10 and could not believe what i was seeing infront of me, and it was a great game too.

    @ all those talking about Alan Wake

    Poor Remedy, Alan wake is a beautiful game in so many ways, a true ‘next gen’ title pushing the bar on so many things, yet its so sorely over looked. I stay in the UK and seen ZERO advertising for this game on TV. Ive got a friend who is into action/adventure games and didnt even know it existed. Also releasing it a week before Red Dead did not do it any favors either.

    #34 4 years ago
  35. G1GAHURTZ

    Does anyone have a video link to any of these alleged jaw dropping PC graphics?

    …Where is bdh when you need him??

    #35 4 years ago
  36. blackdreamhunk

    I have been watching the development of crysis 2 and looks like junk compared to the first crysis.

    #36 4 years ago
  37. Gekidami

    @Giga
    Here:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sVREUuuNIgg&feature=related

    #37 4 years ago
  38. Erthazus

    “…Where is bdh when you need him??”

    Aahhahahahha XDDDDDDD SCHWING. He is right here.

    #38 4 years ago
  39. G1GAHURTZ

    ^ There he is! lol.

    Nah, I found one, and I have to say that a 100 poly chair is a 100 poly chair, whether it’s at maxed out settings at 2560×1600 or it’s in 720p.

    It’s still a 100 poly chair, it’s just a lot crisper.

    #39 4 years ago
  40. G1GAHURTZ

    @ Geki: LOL!

    #40 4 years ago
  41. Erthazus

    FEAR 2 is not that impressive.

    I will just show you a PC game of 2007 year.

    2007 year.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ACQW8iVCbhY

    and after that trailer search for good Metro 2033 and etc.

    #41 4 years ago
  42. Grimrita

    PC games will ALWAYS out perform consoles because of its sheer power. Just look at games like the Total War series and games are are designed for PCs.

    The quality drops when shoddy ports capped at 30fps enter the arena.

    #42 4 years ago
  43. G1GAHURTZ

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qpV0L7LyhCY

    Seen it.

    Sure, it’s almost certainly better than anything that any studio could do on the current gen of consoles, but it’s still not that big of a step.

    The character animation certainly isn’t any better.

    (see 5:45 in the above vid…)

    #43 4 years ago
  44. Erthazus

    It’s not actually on high really. There is Direct X 11 version with tesselation. Now there is a magic.

    there are a lot of Impressive titles on PC that looks stunning even if they are multiplat compared to console versions.

    #44 4 years ago
  45. Kuwabara

    No crysis game will ever look as good as uncharted 2 Lol.

    #45 4 years ago
  46. hitnrun

    Well, yeah. It’s always been that way. You’re talking about a mix-and-match platform that releases new tech options every week and has its enthusiast customers do all the real engineering and compromise.

    Consoles, by contrast, are consumer electronics tailored for unerring function, perfect stability, and identical performance across all units for its entire lifespan.

    What holds the PC market back is that games, as an industry, don’t revolve around geeks anymore. The business model has grown up.

    #46 4 years ago
  47. albo88

    every winter pc gets a new techs but not all have money to buy new stuff every year if u got the corect stuff minimum minimum u will spend a 400 dollar for the new one such as gpu cpu and even mobo

    #47 4 years ago
  48. freedoms_stain

    @47, care to elaborate? I don’t really get what you’re saying, that you need to spend 400 a year to meet minimum specs? Because if that’s what you’re saying its complete and utter bullshit.

    #48 4 years ago
  49. bpcgos

    @47
    Spend $400 every year?? Crazy, me think!
    My hd6850 proves it (with $180 only), it can run almost all today modern games (except GTA 4) at silky smooth 60 FPS with 8xAA turned on full HD , eventhough my system are 3 year old dual core athlon x2 4800+ (I spend $300 to build this system 3 years ago).
    in total I’ve spend $480 on my whole system and still its cheaper than a new PS3 or elite x360 at that time.(2007)

    #49 4 years ago
  50. triggerhappy686

    right now hardware is ahead of software unlike when Crysis first came out, no one had a machine that could run it up full. i have hardley spent any money on my pc this year but im still confident i’ll be able to run games up ‘fullish’ for at least the next year. when i bought my gfx card and cpu i was pretty sure i was future-proof for the ‘foreseeable’ future, say two years. it cost me more than a console would but i felt it was worth it. im not saying graphics are more important than gameplay but i do like to see everything at a crispy 1920*1080

    #50 4 years ago
  51. blackdreamhunk

    yea I did not spend much on my pc I have a i5 with a 470gtx right now on my pc. I have all my games running on max settings

    i would have to say that batman looks seck on my pc.

    #51 4 years ago
  52. Virginityrocks

    I think a lot of developers choose to develop for the PC not just for an extra dollar, but they too are PC gamers. They admire what people do with modding, lanning, and so forth, and in a lot of ways, the PC gaming community dominates the Internet. (apart from perhaps nonsensical nonsense youtube comments for gametrailer videos) and in turn that helps generate free advertisement through word of mouth (or word of type in this case)

    #52 4 years ago
  53. bpcgos

    @51
    yeah, BDH!! I just dont understand why people keep thinking that gaming with PC always needs very high end system and cannot be compromised at all!
    The most important things on PC gaming is their graphic card, and of course its upgradeable along with a lot of choice to take based on your budget!

    #53 4 years ago
  54. On2wheels

    So is that why the PC version of Crysis 2 is nothing but a lame port?

    #54 4 years ago

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  • 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 […]