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Battlefield 3 boss: “You don’t kill CoD by trying to be CoD”

Sunday, 6 February 2011 19:52 GMT By Joe Anderson

Battlefield 3 gameplay designer Alan Kertz has taken to Twitter to reveal more on the game, saying the way to “kill” Call of Duty is to make a “better shooter”.

Kertz said in the Twitter Q&A session that “you don’t kill CoD by trying to be CoD. You kill CoD by making a better shooter.”

During a Twitter Q&A session, Kertz also said it’s unlikely there’ll be a server browser for console versions of the game, which probably means due to technical reasons this will be cut the number of players from 64 – confirmed for the PC version – to 24, although Kertz wouldn’t confirm or deny these figures.

Kertz also gave some further details such as:

  • You’ll be able to lie down on the job
  • MoH MP and BC2 used the same weapon and FOV systems… BF3 is an upgraded version
  • Destruction is important for DICE, as is visual quality and vehicles.
  • Consoles will be able to get the Limited Edition too.
  • One of the cities is Tehran.

An image leaked yesterday giving some details on the Limited Edition version of the game, which will  release alongside the standard version this fall on PC, PS3, and Xbox 360.

The first Battlefield 3 teaser trailer hit last week, as did sparse details on locales and multiplayer numbers.

The game will be shown for the first time at GDC in San Francisco at the end of this month.

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52 Comments

  1. Redh3lix

    PC version for me, all the way.

    Nobody will ever beat COD in terms of sales. It appeals to all the scrubby, talentless, stat and K/d whoring players out there, of which there is an awful lot. /rant

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Maximum Payne

    ”you don’t kill CoD by trying to be CoD”

    Medal of Honor says Hello.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Stardog

    Well, we know the FOV will be terrible then, and non-adjustable.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. EvilTomato

    #1 don’t be sure about that :D.. Black Ops failed everyone.. and the MW3 is going to fail again with Raven working on the multiplayer.. Raven is a crap company for MP, they’re good only in Single Player.
    Anyways.. I bet Battlefield 3 is going to own COD this year! after they underrated Bad Company 2 and they were totaly wrong with that
    most of the people are going to buy BF3 this year I got a good feeling about it :D

    #4 4 years ago
  5. OrbitMonkey

    ^ Anti-COD snobbery, never gets old *racks up noob-tube*

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Gekidami

    EA need to release a disclaimer:

    “Alan Kertz does not speak in the name of Electronic Arts, Inc as a whole. Please enjoy our quality releases such as MEDAL OF HONOR™, and upcoming titles such as CRYSIS 2™ by CRYTEK.”

    #6 4 years ago
  7. Crysis

    The one thing i liked about BF2: Modern Combat’s Single player is that you were JUST a soldier, your guy was replaceable, if you died, you became just another soldier, parachuting your way into the fight, I’m getting sick of the idea in fps lately that you & your squad are invincible despite being just soldiers, it’s probably why I didn’t enjoy Badcompany 1 & 2, I guess what i’m saying is that i want the story to be told through the war/battle itself, not a typical invincible squad.
    Also i loved hot-swapping :D

    #7 4 years ago
  8. AHA-Lambda

    FINALLY!!! Someone gets it!!

    CoD didnt beat halo by being halo now did it?!

    Now just tell this to MoH, homefront, crysis etc

    #8 4 years ago
  9. James Mac

    @4

    Raven did the multiplayer for Jedi Outcast, and that was plenty of fun.

    #9 4 years ago
  10. Crysis

    I think this is where THQ fails, they always set out to beat the best, with Space Marine they expect it to beat Gears, with Homefront they expect it to beat CoD, with Dark Millennium they expect to beat WoW, with Saints Row they expect it to beat GTA, now don’t get me wrong, I’m sure all of them will be great, but THQ always sets their hopes too high.

    #10 4 years ago
  11. Maximum Payne

    @10 Actually Homefront is more like Battlefield.Team behind Homefront made desert storm which is mode for 1942,Fuel of War and now Homefront…

    #11 4 years ago
  12. Erthazus

    “You’ll be able to lie down on the job
    MoH MP and BC2 used the same weapon and FOV systems… BF3 is an upgraded version
    Destruction is important for DICE, as is visual quality and vehicles.

    YEEEEEEEEEEEAH! PC Version all the way for me.

    MY BODY IS READY

    #12 4 years ago
  13. Erthazus

    But the most important part of course is… 64 players on PC :3

    #13 4 years ago
  14. onlineatron

    ‘You’ll be able to lie down on the job’

    ???
    *You won’t be able to lie down on the job??

    #14 4 years ago
  15. Shaz37k

    Soooooooooo can’t wait for this.

    #15 4 years ago
  16. Bikki

    This game should be a pc exclusive.

    #16 4 years ago
  17. DSB

    He’s quoting Ricitiello pretty much word by word, but he’s just as right about only beating CoD once you make a better game.

    I’m surprised that no one has been able to so far. Although I do see CoD taking a major hit with the next few iterations.

    Looking forward to seeing what BF3 is going to turn out like, though.

    @8 I’m guessing you didn’t play MoH :p

    @11 You’re saying Fuel of War was as good as Battlefield?

    #17 4 years ago
  18. Doz12

    i think this could be somewhere near a COD beater after bc2 had such good sales and with no COD yet for 2011 there could be a lot of COD players turning towards battlefield.

    @16 yeh let EA make it a pc exclusive and see their sales struggle to reach a million! Idiot!

    #18 4 years ago
  19. LOLshock94

    that image looks like BFBC1

    #19 4 years ago
  20. AHA-Lambda

    @17 – i did play moh. They are pretty damned similar

    #20 4 years ago
  21. LOLshock94

    tbh i dont want this to beat COD because not only does DICE milk the shit out of this but i can see EA being another “activation” cause we all know that EA are badder then acti

    #21 4 years ago
  22. DSB

    @20 Felt like a completely different thing to me.

    Different setting, different engine, different weapons, less twitch gameplay.

    Although I suppose it did have moments like the carchase, but the fact that it’s a Hollywood-inspired “military” shooter doesn’t make it a CoD.

    #22 4 years ago
  23. OrbitMonkey

    If you want to beat COD, you got to make it as accessible as COD, offer something new for the jaded & market it well. Simples.

    #23 4 years ago
  24. Erthazus

    If you want to beat CoD sales you need not to think about CoD

    If you think about it you will never win no matter how you want.

    #24 4 years ago
  25. loki

    Another COD killer from EA. Fail

    #25 4 years ago
  26. OrbitMonkey

    @24 How very Zen, you watch Kung Fu? :)

    Personally I think to beat COD you got to make a game that EVERYONE on the internet will say will fail & is shit etc… It’s why I think Ninja Theorys remake of Devil May Cry will be a epic win… Oh no he didn’t!! :D

    #26 4 years ago
  27. DSB

    OrbitMonkey, stop making funny and apt comments and go buy Deus Ex.

    Douche.

    #27 4 years ago
  28. OrbitMonkey

    @27 Waiting for the HD remake of Deus Ex :)

    & if Someone wants to start a petition for a HD remake of System Shock, you’ve got my vote :D

    #28 4 years ago
  29. G1GAHURTZ

    This game has FAIL written all over it.

    When are EA ever going to learn that this unhealthy obsession of their with CoD is pathetic.

    I’m quite certain that this game will do ‘good’ for 6 months, then DIE.

    Just like BC2 and all the rest of EA’s useless, one trick pony ‘CoD killers’.

    The sad thing is that they’re being encouraged by a meagre handful of underdog championing wierdos on the internet, who are upset because they’re complete FPS n00bs.

    #29 4 years ago
  30. Crysis

    Yes & being good at a game of CoD is such an accomplishment (Your mum must be proud), that your opinions are superior to everyone else… you’re such a tool GHZ.

    #30 4 years ago
  31. G1GAHURTZ

    What I am is irrelevant.

    Fact is, I’d probably beat you at any FPS you want to go for, but so what??

    Your ad hominem nonsense doesn’t change the fact that BF3 will FAIL, just like every single other EA ‘CoD killer’ has FAILED.

    You can get hyped for an AVERAGE game all you like.

    Actually, watching these goldfish-like reactions is quite funny.

    You’ll probably be saying the exact same thing about some other ‘CoD killer’ FPS next year…

    LOL!

    #31 4 years ago
  32. Crysis

    CoD is a very, very basic arcade game, it uses the same fps formula that has been around for well over a decade, nearly 2, but overall, it’s mediocre, when someone wants to beat CoD, they are referring to sales, the game involves running around like a headless chook shooting whatever moves with the occasional camper, that’s all there is to it, there’s fuck all strategy, fuck all teamwork, fuck all explosions, no destruction, no vehicles, in what way is this a ‘modern’ game? I give CoD 4 some credit for being graphically ahead of most other games at the time, but that is all, this is just my view, Battlefield is a far superior game in all these aspects, but i don’t take my games too seriously, sure winning is always good, but unlike some, i play for fun, not competition, i find that a little sad tbh.

    #32 4 years ago
  33. G1GAHURTZ

    Your opinion of CoD is entirely your business. I have no problem with people not liking the gameplay for whatever reason.

    What I do have a problem with, is people mistakenly thinking that going on a non-stop CoD bashing campaign is going to change anyone else’s mind.

    The fact is that there is no way in the WORLD that this, or any other game is going to beat CoD until it can convince people like me (long term CoD only players) to put CoD down play that game instead.

    To be perfectly frank, you won’t do that with explosions, tanks or destructible walls.

    It’s people like me that EA needs to convince, not people like the ones on here are already day 1 buyers.

    I’d snatch your hand off for a better game than CoD, and I’m sure that the double figures of millions of regular CoD players would do the same.

    If EA can do this, they would have truly beaten CoD.

    So that’s what they should focus on doing, instead of getting into little group hugging sessions with the few noisy ‘anything but CoD’ fanboys on the internet and achieving nothing whatsoever.

    #33 4 years ago
  34. OrbitMonkey

    You can stop swinging that hammer now Giga, you just nailed it :)

    #34 4 years ago
  35. Aimless

    @33 I don’t think you’re the market they should be aiming for at all. Clearly you’re heavily invested in CoD to the point where you don’t want to play something that’s different, only iterative — not saying there’s anything wrong with that, per se.

    The people EA need to court are the millions of more casual CoD players, a similar market to that which buys FIFA and Madden every year. Ultimately those are the people making up the bulk of shooter sales, not the relative minority that are highly competitive or frequent message boards.

    Battlefield 3 won’t be the game to do that, of course. I think the series is fundamentally too intimidating, even the Bad Company branch.

    #35 4 years ago
  36. freedoms_stain

    Battlefield doesn’t need more casuals. We’ve got plenty of Wookies who don’t know what an m-com looks like up close already thanks.

    #36 4 years ago
  37. Hybridpsycho

    I cannot believe it has become such a discussion on this thread.

    Due to this being the most obvious and therefor stupid statement ever made.

    #37 4 years ago
  38. Erthazus

    @GIGAHURTZ, “I’m quite certain that this game will do ‘good’ for 6 months, then DIE.

    Just like BC2 and all the rest of EA’s useless, one trick pony ‘CoD killers’.

    Thats exactly opposite :D

    When new CoD comes out, old one dies by the year and DICE continue to support old games and they live through the new generation (Battlefield 2 is still going strong)
    You can watch statistics at STEAM if you want to :D

    and no one will going to convince you to play it (i hope), we don’t need running and gunning gameplay here.

    The Battlefield franchise in my opinion is the best of the best when it comes to the First Person Shooter. Great sound design, a wonderful attention to detail, and balance after the updates. Call Of Duty hasn’t involved skill since 2 and the second they added killstreaks it became nothing but cheap tactics and exploitation of the games faults. Battlefield presents camaraderie and teamwork and actual tactical gameplay that is much more than simple pointing and shooting. You go rogue in Battlefield you go dead. I’m thoroughly excited for 3 and I have faith that Dice will present us with an excellent product that is new and exciting given the new engine and will sell 10 million units (BC2 as a spinnoff sold for 6 million already) and for a tactical FPS thats a significant achievement.

    EA just wants CoD money, but they won’t ssucceed and REAL gamers don’t care about SALES, they care about GAMES.

    Thats it, who thinks opposite can suck his own penis playing Call Of duty again and again.

    #38 4 years ago
  39. back_up

    European developers already killed COD

    #39 4 years ago
  40. Michael O’Connor

    @31 Because a game is only a success if it sells 13 million, amirite?

    Wait, no, you’re not. Surprise there.

    Although good things *can* be popularity, the popularity of something has never, ever been a testament to its quality. If it was, then the Black Eyed Peas and Lady Gaga would be the greatest musical artists of all time, Avatar the best movie ever made, and The DaVinci Code a modern literary masterpiece.

    #40 4 years ago
  41. mojo

    ” it’s unlikely there’ll be a server browser for console versions of the game, which probably means due to technical reasons this will be cut the number of players from 64 – confirmed for the PC version – to 24″

    so shall we go on with the debate that consoles themself limit the playercount to 24 or can i officialy say “am i right or what”?
    :D

    DIS-A-POINTING!

    #41 4 years ago
  42. mojo

    ” If it was, then the Black Eyed Peas and Lady Gaga would be the greatest musical artists of all time, Avatar the best movie ever made, and The DaVinci Code a modern literary masterpiece.”
    ur doubting that? BLASPHEMY!!
    ;)

    #42 4 years ago
  43. Michael O’Connor

    @41 Of course its the console hardware limiting things.

    #43 4 years ago
  44. mojo

    i read this as the lack of a server browser limits the players to 24. not that i makes sense to me. did i misunderstand?

    #44 4 years ago
  45. G1GAHURTZ

    Be under no illusion. EA want to “beat” CoD, just like they managed to get FIFA to beat PES.

    They want to have a higher metacritic, sell more copies, have more hours played, sell more DLC and make more money, in exactly the same way as they managed to with FIFA against PES.

    They’ve failed miserably on each and every single one of those points.

    No-one’s talking about music, or breaking even here.

    If your aim is to “beat” something in the games industry, that clearly doesn’t mean making a product that the minority tell you is good, based on their irrational hatred of other products.

    #45 4 years ago
  46. Michael O’Connor

    @45 It’s just dick-waving. This sort of tactic is surprisingly good for building interest.

    Doesn’t change the fact that they’ve already made the better game. And I assure you, plenty of us think Battlefield is better simply because we think its better, not because if some irrational dislike of the “opposition’s” game.

    #46 4 years ago
  47. mojo

    battlefield allready wins, coz it has choppers.
    every game with choppers wins!

    #47 4 years ago
  48. mojo

    ahem, copters..

    #48 4 years ago
  49. Michael O’Connor

    Jungle Strike. <3

    #49 4 years ago
  50. Erthazus

    @mojo, choppers? They suck… because Battlefield 3 will have JETS! :D

    #50 4 years ago
  51. GwynbleiddiuM

    I don’t understand why everyone picturing themselves in a league to beat CoD, while their game was always more intense and impressive experience than aforementioned. Look at BF2, the game needs no praise and still imo the best multiplayer team action shooter out there. You need to continue in your own direction and try to raise the bar by introducing new elements that helps elevate the franchise. keep talking about how u should beat cod is nothing but distraction and upsetting your fan-base. Yes, CoD created a strong fan base of people who mostly run n gun or camp, you created a new environment that if 20 ppl camp doesn’t change anything there are still 44 people out that can make the game balance and fun.

    Battlefield always win cuz it’s a kind of game that people are required to participate in team play.

    #51 4 years ago
  52. DSB

    Yeah, Gwyn, none of those things go for either BF2 or BC2.

    And I’m just being a boldfaced liar right there, because it did, and it does.

    I can’t count the games I’ve seen thrown away in countless hours of playing BF2, either because someone wanted to camp out a specific node that they had apparently fallen in love with, or because they wanted to climb a nice big crane and take potshots at a couple of guys out there actually scoring points for their team.

    I know a lot of people are so fanatical about their personal preference that they subscribe to this theory that people playing online are just so existentially different from one another by virtue of the game they happen to be in, but as a relatively sane person, I’ve seen absolutely no evidence of that in any free multiplayer game.

    #52 4 years ago

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    Hearthstone’s next update may be based on World of Warcraft’s Molten Core raid, if datamined information posted on Hearthpwn is spot-on. According to files mined from the latest patch, three new cosmetic card backs are on the way, one of which is called Molten Core. The data suggests that pre-ordering the Blackrock Mountain expansion will […]

  • Using Battlefield Hardline single-player gadgets increases your metagame rewards

    Gadgets contained in Battlefield Hardline’s campaign mode have been detailed, and each provides the player with various ways in which to solve crimes. According to design director Scott Warner, one way to “diffuse” a conflict when confronted with criminal activity is to flash your badge and ordering the criminal to freeze. Putting your gun on […]

  • Mortal Kombat X video is all about story mode, new characters

    After promising a new Mortal Kombat X reveal “soon”, NetherRealm Studios has made good on said promise by releasing the story trailer. The video shows parts of the story mode featuring Mileena, which takes place 25 years after the events of 2011′s Mortal Kombat. Outworld has become a larger threat and new fighters joining the […]

  • Destiny’s shotgun and pulse rifle buffs mean it’s time to rethink your load-out

    Destiny’s most-ignored weapons got major boosts this week. It’s time to start thinking about how to work them into your set-up. Even if you’re used to using scout rifles and sniper rifles as a general loud-out (neither class was touched by 1.1.1), the buffs to pulse rifles and shotguns should make you rethink your contextual […]

  • Battlefield Bad Company 2: five years later, what did it do so right?

    It’s been five years since the release of Battlefield Bad Company 2. What did the much-loved entry in the franchise do for the Battlefield series? Westie’s played Battlefield Bad Company 2 for over 1,260 hours on PS3 and PC. That’s dedication. In his latest video he discusses the stand out moments from a FPS classic, […]

  • War is hell in this Zombie Army Trilogy gameplay trailer

    Here’s five minutes of headshots, shambling zombies and an undead Hitler from Rebellion’s upcoming Zombie Army Trilogy. The Sniper Elite spin-off arrives on PS4, PC and Xbox One March 6 and includes three games (obviously) and a new Horde mode.

  • Titan Souls releases on PS4, Vita, PC on April 14

    Ace indie giant-slayer Titan Souls will be released on PS4, Vita and PC on April 14. Publisher Devolver confirmed the date to Eurogamer. Those of us in Europe will have to wait until a day later for release. Titan Souls is a tough-as-nails indie game where you have one life to slay a giant enemy. […]

  • Destiny weekly update: lowdown on Inferno Crucible, Vault Transfer improvements

    Destiny’s weekly update has made some pretty significant changes – let Arekkz Gaming take you through them. Bungie has revealed the first release date for the new Inferno Crucible mode, and made it a lot easier to access your vault. You should subscribe to Arekkz Gaming. It will improve your life.

  • Destiny: Xur location and inventory Feb 27, 28

    It’s Xursday again – what treats does he have for you this week? He’s in the North Tower, to the right of the Stranger’s room. Let’s take a look at the latest weapons and gear from your favourite Destiny trader. No Backup Plans [Titan Gauntlets] – 13SC ATS/8 Arachnid [Hunter Helmet] – 13SC Heart of […]

  • Battlefield Hardline will be stable on PC at launch, Visceral assures

    PC format is “by far the best gaming platform around,” says Hardline producer. “We’re doing what we can to take advantage of people’s different system with the graphics, framerate, controls, etc. We’re not just porting it over.” Battlefield Hardline developer Visceral is reassuring players that there will not be a repeat of the disastrous Battlefield […]

  • Win Pneuma: Breath of Life for Xbox One

    We have 10 download codes for new indie puzzler Pneuma: Breath of Life for Xbox One to give away. The be in with a chance of winning a code, just enter your details below and we’ll pull the winners from the hat on Monday March 2nd, after 2pm GMT. Pneuma: Breath of Life is a […]

  • Life is Strange Episode 2 delayed

    Life is Strange Episode 2 won’t make its expected release date. The first Life is Strange episode released on January 30, and we had expected the second to follow on March 13. Square Enix has since confirmed to Destructoid that the next chapter won’t make its release date. There’s been no word of the new […]

  • Mortal Kombat X: which character will be revealed tomorrow?

    Mortal Kombat X director Ed Boon is teasing a new character reveal. During today’s Mortal Kombat X livestream, NetherRealm said that a new character would be revealed “very soon”. Boon followed up with this teasing tweet suggesting the reveal will occur tomorrow: Very soon? As in tomorrow? :/ — Ed Boon (@noobde) February 26, 2015 […]

  • Halo played by Twitch is an exercise in great patience

    TwitchPlaysHalo is ridiculous. Halo: Combat Evolved is the latest game to be sucked into the “TwitchPlays” phenomenon, and the results are somewhat painful to spectate. If you’re not familiar with the setup, which debuted with TwitchPlaysPokemon, the game accepts commands from the channels’ chat stream. Although it doesn’t have the strategic RPG elements of Pokemon, […]

  • Gold Amiibo sold out, selling at five times RRP on auction sites

    Gold Mario Amiibo are expected to sell for pretty astounding profits on eBay and other auction sites. The Walmart-exclusive Gold Mario Amiibo is already completely sold out. Plenty of people managed to snaffle them to resell, though. There are now dozens of listings on eBay and other auction sites. One of the average asking prices […]

  • Canadian new game prices jump to $75

    Canadian gamers are in for an unpleasant price hike. As spotted by HardcoreGamer, the local Canadian branches of Amazon and EB Games have raised the prices of upcoming games to CAD$75. The CAD$5 increasing comes within a year of prices hitting the CAD$70 point. CAD$75 (£38/€53) currently exchanges for $60, the standard US pricing. The […]

  • New Xenoblade Chronicles X footage shows weather, day-night cycle

    The latest Xenoblade Chronicles X footage shows off a gloriously beautiful world. Xenoblade Chronicles X is Monolith Soft’s first solo Wii U game, and the developer is clearly enjoying being able to build a big open world with all the features we’ve come to expect. Missed the whole Xenoblade thing? Chronicles X is a sort […]

  • Dead Rising: Watchtower teaser talks up the benefits of Zombrex

    Live-action Dead Rising movie Watchtower is almost upon us. Dead Rising: Watchtower will release on Crackle on March 27, and via other digital distributors thereafter. Enjoy the short teaser below, courtesy of IGN.

  • We Happy Few debut hits you upside the face with a frying pan

    Contrast developer Compulsion Games has revealed its next project – the delightfully creepy-looking We Happy Few. We Happy Few is set in “a drug-fuelled, retrofuturistic city in an alternative 1960s England” where “a plucky bunch of moderately terrible people trying to escape from a lifetime of cheerful denial”. Players are tasked with blending in with […]

  • Slender: The Arrival creeping onto PS4, Xbox One in March

    Slender: The Arrival sold like hotcakes on PC and last-gen consoles, so why not terrify yourself on PS4 and Xbox One, too? Slender: The Arrival will release on PS4 on March 24 and on Xbox One on March 25, developer Blue Isle Studios has announced, for $10. No word on that Wii U version, though. […]

  • GOG weekend sale celebrates German debut

    DRM-free games vendor GOG is celebrating its German-language launch with a tasty sale. The sale offers discounts over 25 “German favourites”. Highlights inclue 97% off Deponia, and less steep but still tasty savings on Memoria and Blackguards 1 and 2. The sale will run through March 3, and you do not have to be, speak, […]

  • Humble Weekly Bundle goes back to Japan

    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 […]