Hines: Bethesda “own the rights” to Fallout MMO, not Interplay

Friday, 21 January 2011 18:18 GMT By Johnny Cullen

Bethesda VP of PR Pete Hines has told VG247 in unequivocal terms that Bethesda, not Interplay, owns the rights to develop any Fallout MMO.

Interplay’s Eric Caen said last year that Bethesda had turned down the option to develop a Fallout MMO when it bought the rights to the IP in 2007.

But Hines, speaking in a phone interview yesterday, insisted the claim is not true in the slightest.

“We own the rights to the MMO,” he said when asked if Caen’s comments were true.

He continued: “We own the rights to everything Fallout. The licence is ours. Fallout belongs to us. That’s what I’ll clarify.

“Beyond that, I’m not commenting on anybody else’s comments. It’s a legal matter. A specific MMO or project or any of that stuff, the lawyers are all going to sort it out.”

Since last night’s interview, Caen has responded to Hines’s quotes.

“I can’t agree on this,” Caen told VG247 in an email this evening.

“When we sold the IP, it was clear that the MMO could be developed by Interplay. Then we received a unilateral termination letter.

“Since that, we are only asking either to continue the development, either to get this contract cancelled as the consideration would not have been received in full.”

You can hear Hines’s full quote from this morning’s Morning News Bulletin here

Bethesda “allowed” to do one more Fallout if MMO release is blocked

Caen told Eurogamer that Interplay could develop Fallout 6 following a fifth title from Bethesda if Fallout Online’s release is blocked.

“We sold the Fallout IP to Bethesda in exchange for a certain amount of cash and the right to do the Fallout MMO,” he said.

“If they refuse to let us do the game, then the sale of the IP is terminated, and they will be allowed to do only one more Fallout, 5.”

Caen continued: “The original licensing deal was for three games and their DLC. So they already did Fallout 3, then Fallout: New Vegas, and they can only do one more Fallout, 5, if the sale of the IP is cancelled by the court.”

Interplay has been developing Fallout Online since 2008, but was sued in 2009 for trademark infringement and breach of agreement over the title, previously codenamed Project V13.

The MMO is aiming for a 2012 release, with a beta due in the same year.

The comments from the two men are merely the latest in an increasingly bitter legal wrangle between the two parties, with Interplay claiming earlier this month that Bethesda’s take on the matter is “absurd”.


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  1. GwynbleiddiuM

    For the love of god leave Interplay alone, I for one have had enough of the taste of Bethesda’s Fallout. If you have any talent put it to create a descent RPG game we don’t expect a Triple AAA MMO title from you…

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Blerk

    Wow, so if the IP goes back to Interplay we can look forward to Fallout 6 never coming out as well!

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Erthazus

    @2, The reason why Interplay never released Fallout MMO or something “Fallout”.

    It’s because of MONEY. In the past they released everything in the schedule.

    For me it’s better if Fallout never comes out, then Bethesda’s piece of dog shit like Oblivion with guns. But at least Obsidian made a sequel to Fallout 2 that lives up to the hype.

    @GwynbleiddiuM, New Vegas = Original fallout member team.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Blerk

    I really can’t see how you can hate on Fallout 3 and love New Vegas, Erth. They’re 95% the same game.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Old MacDonald

    4: Those 5% matter quite a lot, actually. New Vegas is a vastly superior game.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Blerk

    I’m playing it at the minute and can’t say I’ve noticed anything that’s significantly better. It’s more like another piece of DLC than a new game.

    That’s not a complaint, btw – I loved FO3 and I’m loving NV too. I just can’t understand how you could like one and not the other, especially considering that Erth’s complaint is that Fallout 3 is “Oblivion with guns”, because that’s exactly the same in NV, surely?

    #6 4 years ago
  7. Erthazus

    @6 engine similarities and bethesda’s stupid shooting mechanics, VATS system ends here.

    Can you finish campaign and all quests without killing monster or NPC in New Vegas? – yes you can. In F3 you can’t.
    Quests are much better, non linear in most cases, while in Fallout 3 you just only shoot shit.
    Main quest is much better, it feels less predictable and you have a lot of choices. Story is better. Characters are interesting.
    Atmosphere is better. Music from Fallout 2 is there also (Nostalgia).
    More balanced.
    If you never played old Fallout games, of course you won’t notice anything. New Vegas is a real present to hardcore Fallout fans and everyone says that. You can read opinions on this on Kotaku or Bethsda forum.

    and it’s a sequel, even exploring in New Vegas feels much better then in Fallout 3.

    fallout 3 is a shitty console RPG game for console fans AT Best.

    #7 4 years ago
  8. Blerk

    Well, I can happily accept all of those reasons why you think New Vegas is better. I just can’t accept that it’s a big enough jump to turn a game from “shitty” to “living up to the hype”.

    #8 4 years ago
  9. TheWulf

    I’m hoping that Interplay will actually be able to go ahead with Fallout Online, I really do.

    Bethesda is a fine company, but their games are as dull as dishwater and have been since Oblivion. This is generally due to a lack of clever writers. Obsidian made a really good stab at things with New Vegas, and that was an amazing game, but the incredibly serious nature of it made its intellectual side feel like a college student that was trying too hard to impress his or her peers.

    If New Vegas had been more open-minded and funnier, a la Fallout 2, then it would’ve been perhaps the greatest RPG of our time, and definitely the best Fallout game. So it being somewhat dry was a shame. Still the best RPG out there as far as choices and consequences are concerned, though, if you ask me.

    I will admit that the Church of Harold pamphlet released by the Fallout Online developers made me smile more than any Fallout game has managed since Tactics.

    The problem is is that Bethesda forgot that Fallout is intelligent, and Obsidian forgot that the intelligence of Fallout should be conveyed with humour. So they’re both doing it wrong, to a degree. Interplay looks like they rather remember how Fallout is supposed to work – black humour and silliness all the way, underpinned with disguised, serious issues, choices, and consequences. That’s the Fallout I remember.

    But then, I’m an old fart. I remember Fallout 2 and Fallout Tactics more fondly than any other Fallout games.

    #9 4 years ago
  10. TheWulf

    @2: You might need to brush up on your gaming history before saying something as obviously ignorant as that. >_>;

    Sorry, I’m just calling that for what it is, since the Interplay of yore were pretty good with release schedules. And being a prick and citing one instance where they had financial difficulties doesn’t actually prove the case, rather it’s the exception to the rule that doesn’t disprove it.

    @3: Actually, that’s not entirely true.

    Obsidian used to equal about half of the Black Isle team, these days it’s more like a quarter.

    There are just as many Black Isle people working on Fallout Online. Including Chris Taylor, who’s a very important person in regards to the Fallout Universe and its development.

    #10 4 years ago
  11. Blerk

    My gaming history’s fine, thanks. The Interplay of today is a pale ghost of the Interplay of yore. It’s essentially a completely different company with the same name, so comparing the two is pretty pointless.

    Has the ‘new’ Interplay even released anything since it reformed?

    #11 4 years ago
  12. DSB

    I grabbed New Vegas at the Steam sale, but is it really as insane and offensive as the early ones?

    Fallout 3 was way too harmless and PC, save for a rare few encounters.

    Regardless of Interplay running their own business into the ground or releasing Fallout 2 with an absolutely amazing ammount of bugs, I’m kinda sorry they sold the IP to Bethesda. They’re more interested in squeezing the last few dollars out of their proprietary technology than making a truly generational Fallout game in my opinion.

    Then again, Interplay are off somewhere in Romania building a discount MMO. That’s not exactly showing respect to the legacy either.

    @9 You didn’t chuckle when you saw the fate of Harold in Fallout 3? I wasn’t impressed with the game itself, but that was arguably the high point for me, besides killing that fuckface of a DJ.

    #12 4 years ago
  13. DarkElfa

    I think they should both create a Fallout MMO and let the players decide which one is best.

    #13 4 years ago
  14. Johnny Cullen

    Eric Caen of Interplay’s responded.

    #14 4 years ago
  15. blackdreamhunk

    I honestly I fine this real funny.

    #15 4 years ago
  16. pukem0n

    the more fallout, the better

    i loved FO3 AND NV. put over 80 hours into them combined, something i rarely do with games.

    #16 4 years ago
  17. TheWulf

    @12: Sorry. :/

    The thing is is that it was just not what I was expecting from the character after Fallout 2. The thing is is that it’s funny if you don’t really know what Harold is like, but otherwise it kind of felt wrong. The whole character felt off. It looked like someone had read a very bare design sheet on his character and went off with that.

    That’s what it is, I suppose. The Harold in the pamphlet reads like Harold. The Harold I know.

    Not to mention that there was no explanation of how he managed to get the huge distance from where Fallout 2 is set, to where Fallout 3 is set. (They’re set in entirely different regions.) All of this was playing on my mind so much that I couldn’t find it funny.

    I suppose it’s like… if you know what an original IP is like, and what the characters are supposed to be like, then when the people handling the reboot get it wrong it’s grating, you know? I mean, there’s a Canadian reboot of Being Human going on at the moment, and it feels all wrong to me because they’re not the characters from the UK one. So I’m just not interested in watching it.

    I’m really attached to the characters, and if they’re not handled right then I can’t find the proceedings funny.

    Also… New Vegas isn’t really all that offensive at all beyond Caesar’s Legion. This is what I was talking about with the black humour and all… I felt that aside from a few points (like the Vault 34 question), there were too many pulled punches. It felt muted. It was dry. It was still one of the best RPGs I’ve played in the longest time, though. It had the best choices & consequences system I’ve seen in an RPG in years. Possibly since Fallout 2.

    But it was… tame, yeah. Kind of dry. But clever! It was so very clever. It was just that… it kind of had a stick up its arse. That’s the problem with Obsidian these days, though. They lost their funnier people, and everything is serious business now. Even the few funny bits they did throw in were sectioned off into an optional trait. And that’s just not Fallout. Fallout is offensive, funny, and sometimes even sick. But it’s also absolutely brilliant.

    I don’t think that Obsidian entirely get that.

    Fallout: New Vegas is one of the best RPGs I’ve played in the longest time, by far. But it’s not one of the best Fallout games. Tactics was far more faithful, despite a few clerical errors it held up the spirit of Fallout better.

    @13: Zenimax has enough money to possibly buy Interplay. Then the Fallout MMORPG could happen without any inner strife. To be honest, it seems that they’re just being a bit… dickish over this. It’s saddening because there are some really good ideas in Project V13 (Fallout Online). And some of the people working on it are some of the most important people in the Fallout Universe.

    I’ll continue to hope for the best.

    #17 4 years ago
  18. Golden

    I don’t like it when mummy and daddy fight

    #18 4 years ago
  19. Suikoden Fan

    you know theres only one way to sort this out


    #19 4 years ago
  20. TheWulf

    I actually wish it wouldn’t come down to fighting. If only Interplay and Bethesda could sort this out like reasonable, civilised people. The sad part is is that the game (Fallout Online) is going to suffer for it. And that’s a damn shame, because it seems like a grand game filled with good ideas.

    Surely you can find a way to work with Interplay, Bethesda? And vice versa. IP stuff is getting scary these days with the levels corporations feel they need to go to to protect it.

    #20 4 years ago
  21. GwynbleiddiuM

    @Erthazus: I know that part (original FO team). But I am still not satisfied. The reason I didn’t bring FO3 up is that was a total disappointment for me, but at least I’m playing NV and like the things you pointed out (except the story).

    @20: well it is actually in the fighting stage but it’s a legal fight.

    Interplay is not in a stable financial situation and the whole point on letting Bethesda work on their IP was to raise funds to cover development costs of Fallout Online. And now that they’re making progress Bethesda is after the complete ownership of the IP. At this point Interplay might as well spend what they have on the legal matter to keep the IP or at least hope for co-ownership or something.

    Besides Bethesda already has The Elder Scrolls IP and they could have worked on a TES MMO instead, and I don’t understand why. Much like I never understood why BioWare creating SWTOR instead of Mass Effect MMO…

    #21 4 years ago
  22. zelon


    LULZ at most of your comments about Interplay and their MMO fallout game that I pray to the gaming gods NEVER sees the light of day.

    First of all, realize this. Interplay is NOT Interplay. There is absolutely nobody working at Interplay that was around during their “glory” years when the last real Interplay Fallout games were made. There isn’t even anybody left from when they made that awful BoS game either except for the Caen brothers themselves. They were all let go when Titus went out of business. Some former employees even successfully sued for unpaid wages. All of this information is available to you on the internet, a simple wikipedia search will show you this.

    Aside from a couple of very recent iCrap games, this Interplay has not released a single video game since 2004. This Interplay has only served one purpose throughout the years and that is to keep the Caen brothers hidden from creditors going after Titus and employed. They’ve made money from both the Interplay and Titus back catalog and from selling off IPs.

    No good will ever come out of this, Titus was responsible for the worst of Interplay and themselves the worst games of all time – Superman 64 need I say any more?

    Chris Taylor is working under contract for Interplay as producer for the MMO and this means nothing. Keep in mind he himself hasn’t made a video game in a decade. The last time he ahad nything to do with a Fallout game was as producer for tactics, a craptacular non-canon RTS that was outsourced to a foreign developer the same as this MMO is. Other than that he only worked on FO1 and although he was important to that project, most of the stuff people love about Fallout he had nothing to do with. Mark O’Green is also working under contract. He wrote dialogue for FO1/FO2 and that crummy newsletter you praised earlier, big flippin wow. Did you know there was a third original FO developer (Jason Anderson) who was producer before Chris Taylor? He left the project because it was a trainwreck.

    The bottom line is Caen can piss over the contract all he wants, he is legally screwed. He is French and probably has no idea how the US legal system works. My crystal ball says legally he is screwed and so is the name Interplay. They won’t be around much longer.

    #22 4 years ago
  23. cameroncrogers

    OH they better NOT block it. Because if interplay gets it, this is what will happen: Bethesda will make 1 more fallout. Then interplay will make 1 more. They will get bored of the game series, and sell it to activision. And activision will kill it, like activision always does to games they buy, in example, spyro and crash. SO they better NOT. Also interplay SUCKS. Interplay will end up making the games isometric again and people will be wishing for fallout 3 and new vegas version of the series. I know that if interplay gets the game series and dont use the engine fallout 3 and new vegas is on, i will never buy a fallout again. End of story. Interplay sucks and all there games turn out crap. Like in example the classic game casper for PS1.

    #23 4 years ago
  24. Loonyboi fan

    What is wrong whit most of you people? i see so much BULL… bethesda is the best developer/publisher of fallout series! if anything, fallout3 made the really good game even better! they took it to the next level and then interplay wanted it back like the crybabies that they are…

    and New Vegas -spinnof- …how does that have a better main story then fallout 3? you must be junkies saying that… fallout 3 had the best main story and broken steel. NV replaced the big guns whit stupid survival skill… no boubleheads… skill books sucked… not a perk each level… and the state was so plain… you go in a house just to find out there is nothing there, just like in the 100places you were before… fallout 3 had meaning everywere<3 a great story, and enclaves! NEW VEGAS VAULTS: SUCKS! could be so much better…

    The only thing i give a thumbs up on new vegas is that they had iron sight…

    there is going to be a fallout MMO but not by interplay, but a good one by bethesda.

    and if you dont agree whit me that is fine, but you're wrong not me, if you like the crapier version of the game, so be it.

    #24 4 years ago
  25. Loonyboi fan

    if interplay gets back the right to fallout series il just do as interplay and say: no you said you gave it to me.. you wont know if am telling the truth but you can take a 50/50 % chance… and when fallout series is all mine il give it back to bethesda so interplay can start crying over it again and again and again and again and again and again..

    do you want fallout in f*** up style or bethesda style ?

    new vegas is a fun game sure, but it also suck at the same time… it’s like… you have the first phone ever built… and ihpone 5… you just go thinking the game could be so much better if the right people were making NV.

    lol, funny date for a MMO – dec 2012. we could play it some days before the end of the world:) but ofc there wont be ”the end of the world” just like there wont be a FALLOUT MMO by INTERPLAY.

    #25 4 years ago

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    Sony is offering a 10% discount coupon to anyone looking to buy games on PlayStation Store this weekend. Sony’s latest discount coupon code is here. You’ll receive 10% off your cart total when buying from the PSN Store. The offer is not valid on purchases made on PS Vita, PlayStation TV, PSP, or in-game stores. […]

  • Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin upgrade path announced, system specs revealed

    Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin will offer returning customers a chance to upgrade at a discounted price. Those who already own Dark Souls 2 on Steam and are interested in picking up the Scholar of the First Sin edition will be happy to know that publisher Bandai Namco is offering them an […]

  • Bloodborne: this is what happens when you have 40 Insight

    Insight is one of the currencies in Bloodborne, but it’s also a mechanic that affects the gameplay. There are MASSIVE SPOILERS below, so turn back now or one of Bloodborne’s gameplay mechanics will be SPOILED for you. Just like Blood Echoes in Bloodborne, Insight is used to purchase certain items from vendors in the game. […]

  • Phase two of Xbox One April update brings voice messages, dedicated servers for party chat, more

    The second phase of the April update for Xbox One is now open to members of the Preview programme and and it looks like there are even more features in store. Phase one of Xbox One’s April firmware update started a few days ago with improvements to party chat and achievements notifications. Today, phase two […]

  • GTA 5′s graphical “downgrade” is a bug, will be fixed in upcoming patch

    As of patch 1.8 for GTA 5 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, a few graphical issues have cropped up leading some to believe there has been a stealth downgrade to the game’s overall graphics. Over the past couple of days, Reddit went nuts over a video showing what appears to be a downgrade to […]

  • Destiny: Xur location and inventory for March 27, 28 – MIDA Multi-Tool edition

    Xur: Agent of the Nine has arrived at The Tower in Destiny to rid you of your Strange Coins. Xur: Agent of the Nine has once again made it to Destiny’s Tower to sell you Exotic weapons and gear in exchange for Strange Coins and Motes of Light. For this weekend, Xur can be found […]

  • Destiny vault space upgrade will have enough room for every Exotic

    Destiny is finally getting the vault space upgrade players have been begging for almost since launch week. Destiny players can currently use vault space to store 20 pieces of amour, 20 weapons and 20 general item stacks. In the latest Bungle Weekly Update, the developer revealed that as of patch 1.1.2, due before House of […]

  • Half-Life 2: Update mod applies some sparkle to the original title

    Half-Life 2: Update will be available tomorrow, and thanks to the modding community, those who own the vanilla version of the game can apply a visual update to the 2004 title. The comparison video shows you the differences between the original version, and the version with Half-Life 2: Update applied. Here’s what the mod includes: […]

  • Neverwinter MMO can now be pre-downloaded on Xbox One

    You can now pre-download the free-to-play Neverwinter MMO on Xbox One. The game launches on March 31, but you will still need an Xbox Live Gold account to play it. Based on the Dungeons & Dragons franchise, the game can be downloaded from the Xbox Store.

  • Destiny of Spirits will go offline starting next month

    Sony will be ending service for Destiny of Spirits starting next month, Sony has announced. The free-to-play Destiny of Spirits was released in late March 2014 on Vita, and tasked players with collecting supernatural forces appropriate to their geographical location, and then trading them with others online. Gravity Rush spirits were added to the game […]

  • MotoGP 15 is out this spring on PC, last and current-gen consoles

    MotoGP 15 will be released in June on PC, PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One, Milestone has announced. Bike, rider and team customization are part of the latest release in the franchise, along with time-trials and enhanced career options. The game features over 20 bike models divided into three classes: MotoGP, Moto 2 […]

  • Cities: Skylines players should check out Nakatomi Plaza and Wayne Enterprises

    Nakatomi Plaza and Wayne Enterprises can now be yours in Cities: Skylines. Die Hard fans will be familiar with Nakatomi Plaza. Those who have never watched the first film and live in Los Angeles know it by its real-life name, FOX Plaza. It was created by Enos Shenk and is available through Steamworks. Those who […]

  • Call of Duty franchise has sold 175M copies, players have thrown 300B grenades

    With the Call of Duty Championship kicking off tomorrow, Activision has sent over a series infographic full of interesting figures such as the number of copies sold over 10 years and how many grenades players have tossed. According to the stats below, the Call of Duty franchise has sold 175 million copies across all platforms […]

  • Save up to 75% on select SEGA games on Steam this weekend

    SEGA has put many of its games on sale through Steam this weekend and the firm has also announced Eastside Hockey Manager is now available through Early Access. The sale runs through March 30. The entire Total War, Company of Heroes and Dawn of War back catalogs are discounted 75% and all associated DLC is […]

  • Batman: Arkham Knight PC confirmed as digital download-only in UK

    Batman: Arkham Knight will indeed be a download-only title on PC in the UK, Warner Bros. has confirmed to VG247. Batman: Arkham Knight will be available as both a physical and digital release for PS4, Xbox One and PC in North America and Europe. Again, in the UK, the PC version will be “available as […]

  • Rainbow Six Siege release date set for October per GameStop Italy – report

    GameStop Italy may have let the release date for Rainbow Six Siege slip if a recent listing is accurate. According to the listing, the game will release on October 16. While this could be a placeholder date, October 16 is a Friday in the UK, the usual day new releases land at retail. The release […]

  • Watch the $1 million Call of Duty Championship right here

    The The Call of Duty Championship takes place this weekend, and you can watch all the action as it unfolds right here. The event takes place in Los Angeles tomorrow March 27 and runs through March 29, and the livestreams are below. 32 teams from five continents and 11 countries will be competing in Call […]

  • Battlefield Hardline: Battlefest kicks off this weekend with Double XP

    A new season of Battlefest kicks off this weekend, and starting today, you will earn Double XP in Battlefield Hardline. Battlefest for Hardline is similar to the event held for Battlefield 4 last year. For the entire month of April and into May, in-game events and competitions will be held by the developers and player […]

  • Don’t forget: the GTA 5 PC pre-order bonus cutoff is March 31

    Just a friendly reminder to those planning on purchasing GTA 5 for PC: you have until March 31 to pre-order if you want all the bonuses on offer. Those who pre-order will be handed $1 million in-game cash plus a bonus $300,000. It is split between GTA 5 and GTA Online: $500,000 for Grand Theft […]

  • Games with Gold offers doubled for April – six games instead of three

    Microsoft’s April Games with Gold collection is being doubled. For the month Xbox Live Gold members will receive six instead of three games free. Here’s what’s on offer: Pool Nation FX: Available all month on Xbox One Child of Light: Available all month on Xbox One Gears of War: Judgment: Available from April 1-15 on […]

  • Pokemon players can grab a code for Shiny Charizard at GAME in April

    Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire players along with Pokemon X and Y owners can grab a free, rare Shiny Charizard from April 3 at one of GAME’s 320 stores in the UK. The redeemable codes for the character will be made available upon request and no purchase is necessary. Those who pop into one […]

  • F1 2015 will arrive on PC, PS4 and Xbox One in June, includes Mexico circuit

    Codemasters has announced its F1 franchise will make its series debut on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One this June with the release of F1 2015. The game was developed using a new engine and contains improved handling and physics for all vehicles and parts attached. This includes: engine, transmission, aerodynamics, fuel tank, force feedback, suspension […]

  • Mortal Kombat X video confirms Liu Kang as playable character

    Liu Kang has been confirmed as a playable character in Mortal Kombat X in the latest video. You’ll also notice Bo’ Rai Cho in there as well. In the Shaolin trailer above you also get a look at Kung Lao and Kung Jin who is new to the series. Apparently, Raiden’s past champions of the […]

  • Short teaser for Star Wars: Battlefront shows the Battle of Hoth

    A short teaser for Star Wars: Battlefront has been posted by EA on Twitter. Well, that speeder isn't going anywhere. Can someone give us a lift to @SW_Celebration #SWCA — EAStarWars (@EAStarWars) March 25, 2015 The teaser shows vehicles which we could be using in the game, but it mainly shows the snowy landscape […]

  • Pillars of Eternity releases today – get all the review scores here

    Pillars of Eternity, which still stands as the second most-funded video game on Kickstarter, finally releases today. It’s also getting some rather positive reviews scores, which we’ve rounded up for you. The isometric, party-based RPG from Obsidian Entertainment was one of the first video game projects to take to Kickstarter, and hit its $1.1 million […]

  • Take an in-depth look at Evolve’s Behemoth monster and four new hunters

    Evolve’s fourth monster, the Behemoth, as well as the four new hunters are shown off in new gameplay video. Evolve’s latest gameplay trailer gives everyone a good look at each of the four new hunters and the massive Behemoth monster. The hunters can be bought either separately or though the hunting pass, while the monster […]

  • PS4 firmware update 2.50 causing issues with Killzone: Shadow Fall

    The suspend/resume feature in PlayStation 4′s 2.50 firmware update is causing some issues with Killzone: Shadow Fall. Killzone: Shadow Fall developer Guerrilla has said that the game is experiencing some issues in some instance where the suspend/resume feature is used. The timing of when players put the game in suspend mode does have an effect, […]

  • Bungie on Destiny matchmaking: “We believe there’s no substitute for a pre-made team”

    Crazy though this may seem, it’s possible that Destiny shipped according to plan. History points to community as a crucial component, far from the contingency that many now suspect. Paul Davies spoke to Bungie for clarity. “The community always engineers the best solutions for bringing players together. While Matchmaking is a great resource for introducing […]

  • Bloodborne works with suspend/resume, but only offline

    PlayStation 4′s newly-added suspend/resume feature works with Bloodborne as you’d expect, but only while offline. PlayStation 4 received the long-awaited suspend/resume feature today as part of firmware 2.50, and people are starting to test it out with various games. Bloodborne does work with the feature, but only if you play offline. Playing online is arguably […]

  • This is what Crossy Road looks like in first-person

    Crossy Road is fun and addictive. But in first-person, it’s mostly frightening. YouTube user Andy Front Films likes Crossy Road so much he decided to show off what it would look like in first-person. If crossing roads quickly and watching around for cars and trains, all of this as the camera chases you felt intense […]

  • Take a small behind-the-scenes peek at Mass Effect 4

    BioWare cinematic director Ken Thain has given us a very slim look behind the scenes at some motion capture work from the upcoming Mass Effect game. The upcoming Mass Effect game, whether it ends up being called Mass Effect 4 or not, will most definitely incorporate some form of motion capture work. How do we […]

  • Borderlands: The Handsome Collection – 8GB day one patch on PS4, 16GB on Xbox One

    Day one patches for Borderlands: The Handsome Collection are pretty hefty. Both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of Borderlands: The Handsome Collection require players to download lots of gigabytes to make the experience as smooth as possible. The PlayStation 4 version has an 8.31GB day one patch. The Xbox One version however has […]

  • Get a PlayStation 4 with Bloodborne and The Last of Us for $435

    If you’ve been waiting for the perfect game to get to buy a PlayStation 4, there’s no better time than the present. Amazon is offering a good PlayStation 4 bundle at the moment. For $434.99, you get a PlayStation 4 console, The Last of Us, and Bloodborne. The Last of Us is of course the […]

  • Upcoming Battlefield Hardline patch to nerf the K10, buff battle rifles

    Battlefield Hardline’s first patch will focus on weapon balance and a few changes have been proposed. Battlefield Hardline lead multiplayer designer Thaddeus Sasser posted a few of the balance changes that the team is considering for the next patch. K10: reduce bullet damage to 33 Saiga and PTR: reduce recoil to bring more in line […]

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 and a new Resident Evil game coming this year, according to research firm

    According to digital games analyst SuperData, a new Resident Evil game is due this fall and that this year’s Call of Duty is Black Ops 3. In its latest report on digital console games, research and analytics firm SuperData revealed that a new Resident Evil is coming this fall. “We anticipate this month’s downturn to […]

  • Bloodborne: you can add gestures to your messages

    As players get deeper into Bloodborne, they keep uncovering so many of its little new additions, including this one. Bloodborne, like all of the Souls games before it, allows players to leave messages for other players. These messages could be used to point players towards impending doom, treasure, or just be sarcastic and witty. What […]

  • PlayStation 4 firmware update 2.50 is now live

    PlayStation 4 firmware update version 2.50 has started rolling out. Reports are coming in saying that Yukimura, PlayStation 4′s firmware 2.50 has been made available to download. The update is clocking in at just 245mb, so get downloading. 2.50 brings with it many new additions, including the suspend/resume feature, backup and restore, accessibility options and […]

  • Harley Quinn DLC for Batman: Arkham Knight is a prequel

    Batman: Arkham Knight’s Harley Quinn pre-order DLC is set before the events of the main game, according to Amazon’s description. Today we learned a few details about the pre-order DLC for Batman: Arkham Knight, namely the Harley Quinn one. According to the description on Amazon, the DLC takes place in the lead-up to the events […]

  • Bloodborne Vicar Amelia summon mystery solved

    Bloodborne players unable to summon near Vicar Amelia: here’s your solution. Bloodborne’s secrets are unfolding by the hour as clever players piece together From Software’s cunning design. Yesterday we reported problems summoning in the Cathedral Ward, before the Vicar Amelia boss fight. It turns out this isn’t a bug – or if it is, it’s […]

  • Steven Spielberg will direct film adaption of Ready Player One

    Steven Spielberg will direct the film adaption of the sci-fi, virtual world, video game themed novel Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. Warner Bros. bought the rights to the film in June 2010 and hired screenwriter Zak Penn to rewrite the previous draft written by Eric Eason, according to Deadline. The book takes place in […]

  • Bloodborne players with PS4 headsets shouldn’t forget about the custom audio

    Here’s a friendly reminder for Bloodborne players with PS4 headsets: be sure to download the Headset Companion App from the PlayStation store if you haven’t already. As previously reported, the game supports a custom Bloodborne audio mode which can be uploaded. It contains custom audio created by developers specifically tuned to enhance the audio. This […]

  • EA explains why FIFA Ultimate Team transfer prices are now platform specific

    EA has posted a blog entry explaining its FIFA Ultimate Team transfer market price ranges which now include platform-specific pricing in order to best the coin sellers. EA said it has implemented the changes to FUT over the last several weeks because it should be “fair and fun for every player,” ultimately coming to the […]

  • Game of Thrones: Episode 3 – The Sword in the Darkness now available

    In case you forgot, Game of Thrones: Episode 3 – The Sword in the Darkness was released today. It is available on Mac, PC, PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. The third episode releases on iOS devices and Android tomorrow, March 26. The Sword in the Darkness finds Asher Forrester heading to Mereen […]

  • Bloodborne players are already documenting their crazy antics

    Bloodborne has been available for almost two days now in North America, and already players are posting interesting clips and character customization choices for the game. Below are interesting takes on creating a character and videos of a frustrating death and another full of blood coming from a very painful place – monster or not. […]

  • FIFA Ultimate Team celebrates sixth year in existence with giveaways

    FIFA Ultimate Team is celebrating its sixth year in existence with special events running from today until March 29. According to EA, every FUT fan will be handed one free pack every day, and those who play at least one match in the FUT Birthday Cup will have a chance to win rare “tradable In-Forms” […]

  • Halo Online is a F2P PC game in development exclusively for Russia – video

    Halo Online is a free-to-play game which will launch this spring in Russia, and is in development with Saber Interactive. According the reveal event attended by IGN Russia, the game was designed to run well on lower-end PCs and runs on a modified Halo 3 engine. The game is set on a secret UNSC space […]

  • SteamWorld Dig Xbox One release expected in late May

    SteamWorld Dig is coming to Xbox One, developer Image & Form has announced. A firm release date hasn’t been announced, but the studio expects the title to arrive on the system in late May. “We’re preparing quite an elaborate Easter egg for the Xbox One version – a gaming thing that we really wanted to […]

  • SMITE celebrating first anniversary with a sale on skins, Ultimate God Pack

    Hi-Rez Studios is celebrating the first anniversary of SMITE with a sale. From today through Friday, March 27, the Ultimate God Pack, which includes all current and future Gods, will run you $19.99. Alll individual pre-launch skins are 50% off, and all Gem Packs will award bonus gems. In addition, from March 27-29, all SMITE […]

  • Borderlands 2 has sold around 12 million copies, says Gearbox

    Speaking with Microsoft’s Major Nelson in his podcast, Gearbox Software boss Randy Pitchford stated Borderlands 2 has sold somewhere around the 12 million mark. As of August 2014, it was announced by Take-Two in its financial report the 2012 game had sold-in 10 million units. Pitchford noted in the podcast he learned of the figures […]

  • Broken Age releasing on PS4 and Vita same day as Act 2 on PC

    Double Fine Productions has announced it will release Broken Age on the PlayStation Store next month. Act 2 will also be released on PC. The full Broken Age adventure will release on PlayStation 4 and Vita on April 28 in North America and April 29 in Europe. It features cross-buy and cross-save. Broken Age Act […]

  • Star Citizen earned another $1 million within two weeks – total hits $76 million

    Star Citizen continues its funding streak with backers pumping another $1 million into the game’s development in the last two weeks. The total earned for the space sim has now reached $76 million ($76,015,532 to be exact) with 851,395 backers contributing to the staggering figure. Star Citizen’s latest update was version 1.1 which included two […]

  • Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Resident Evil Revelations 2 and Battlefield: Hardline top Media Create charts

    Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Resident Evil Revelations 2 and Battlefield: Hardline were the big ticket debuts during the March 16-2 period in Japan, with each game claiming the top three slots on the Media Create charts, respectively. Final Fantasy Type-0 HD moved 92,094 on PlayStation 4, while Resident Evil Revelations 2 moved 73,373 units on […]

  • You can now learn English or Spanish on Xbox One with the Rosetta App

    Want to learn English or Spanish? Rosetta Stone has an App for that on Xbox One. According to the language teaching firm, Rosetta Stone’s Discover Languages, the new application teaches English and Spanish by way of immersive simulation. Users will virtually travel to learn vocabulary and grammar “necessary for real-world interactions.” Here’s how it works: […]

  • PayDay 2 and PayDay: The Heist have sold over 9 million units combined

    The PayDay franchise is a lucrative IP for Starbreeze and Overkill, as both games combined have sold over 9 million copies as of November 2014. The company has also sold over 8 million paid DLC packages since PayDay 2 was released in 2013 (via NeoGAF). In its Q2 half year report issued in February, net […]

  • Nintendo wants to “surprise” customers with NX, not expand upon existing hardware

    Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has firm wants to “surprise” players with its new NX system. Speaking in an interview with Nikkei, translated by Kotaku, Iwata wouldn’t go into details on the new system, but stated expanding on a current gaming system would be “dull.” “In the past few years, the idea of what [encompasses] a […]

  • Kojima Station show suspended

    In another episode in the the ongoing kerfuffle between Hideo Kojima and Konami, the publisher has suspended the Kojima Station web show. Recent tweets from the newly created Japanese Metal Gear Solid account confirm that Kojima Station will not be broadcast tomorrow, but would not provide a date for the next episode. The Tweets were […]